After several entries in forums have claimed that fanslave's offerings are allegedly illegal, we would now like to take this opportunity to clarify the situation.
Initially, fanslave's offerings are not illegal; they likewise do not contradict Facebook's rules.
Fanslave is an online platform in which registered members receive access to a secured area in which they can then click advertising partners' online ads - and from there access the respective advertising partner's Facebook page. There, users can take their time looking at the advertising partner's offerings - and possibly click the "Like" button. No user will join a group of "fans" of a particular page without having made the deliberate decision beforehand as to whether he/she in fact wants to become a "fan" based on the page's content. We impose no obligation upon users to become a "fan" of any particular page; this occurs solely as a result of the user's voluntary decision. The fact that fanslave rewards its users by way of a bonus system likewise does not constitute a legal violation. Users can convert their bonus points to certain fanslave services - or have them paid out. This likewise involves no apparent legal violation.
The commissioning of fanslave does not constitute a legal violation for our advertising customers.
Contrary to reports in various forums which make a different claim, Fanslave does not enable a certain number of fans to be "bought" - or even facilitate by way of some technical manipulation any increase in the indicated number of fans (as is the case for other providers). Rather, at fanslave, the customer can "rent" advertising space which is turn is accessible solely to registered fanslave users. In this context, the customer himself/herself determines the duration of the rental period - this period is not measured in days, but rather according to the number of fans' clicks on the site. That is to say, the customer's advertisement remains in place until it has "referred" the desired number of fans. This principle is comparable to Google's "Ad Words" campaign (which enables the customer to place ads until the given daily limit is reached). Therefore, the statements which have been made by some self-proclaimed "Facebook experts" are false. They namely failed to understand the basic principle by which this service operates:. the customer in fact does not "buy" any fans; instead, he/she pays fanslave for a platform on which he/she is then able to persuade more fans to like his/her content and become a fan.
Likewise with regard to the users, no violation of laws (or of Facebook's rules) is involved herein.
Facebook's Terms and Conditions of Business contain neither limitations nor specifications as to when a user may and/or should become a "fan" of any given page. The only restriction that Facebook imposes upon individuals is that they are not permitted to use a profile for commercial purposes. The sale of "status reports" is cited as an example. That is to say, one can establish that solely those activities associated with one's own profile may not serve a commercial purpose. Yet in this case, merely the login to fanslave occurs via the Facebook account - as is the case with numerous other online services. It is neither compulsory nor obligatory to join any group of "fans" of a particular page; that is to say, the users of fanslave receive a reward for merely joining such a group via the "fanslave" service. This does not constitute any violation of Facebook's Terms and Conditions of Business.
The often-quoted Clause 3.11. of facebook's Terms and Conditions of Business seeks to merely protect the site from hackers. Neither the customers nor the users of fanslave impair the function of Facebook. These users merely become "fans" of the pages they like - this is the same purpose served by Facebook itself. By contrast, the customers merely book an advertising platform on which they can feature their Facebook page for viewing by a diversified audience; based on their popularity, customers then gain more fans - this, in turn, likewise does not have any impact on the functionality of Facebook.