The Facebook gods have spoken:

"If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of Facebook to you."

Ever glanced over Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities? We doubt you've given it much thought. Let's face it: No one wants to browse a legal document when they log onto a social media site. But this relatively dense terms of service statement contains some important information about what "governs" Facebook's relationship with the user, aka you.

Listed as the second most popular site on the internet by web data company Alexa, Facebook is currently nearing 1 billion monthly active users. Policing the site takes a lot of work, and the company has demonstrated that it's not afraid to suspend or terminate accounts that have broken the social network's holy rules.

Below, we present you with the "10 Commandments of Facebook." This slideshow highlights a few basic but important points from Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Follow these guidelines, lest ye anger the almighty Zuck. (You can also visit Facebook's legal site to view the complete list of rules and regulations.)

Do any of these commandments surprise you? Do you obey them all? Sound off in the comments section! Then check out our gallery of 9 ways to get kicked off Facebook, and take note of these 5 people you shouldn't friend online.

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  • Thou Shalt Not... Act Like Bernie Madoff

    "You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on Facebook." OK, so Facebook doesn't mention of Ponzi schemes specifically, but lying, cheating and scamming are definitely out. Leave the crookery to the pros on Wall Street and stick to raising pixelated chickens on your virtual farm. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>

  • Thou Shalt Not... Be A Convicted Sex Offender

    "You will not use Facebook if you are a convicted sex offender." 'Nough said. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>

  • Thou Shalt Not... Play Facebook God

    "You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission [...] You will not create more than one personal account." No Facebook profiles for dogs, no automated bots, and no accounts for 2-month-old children. Hey, wait, we kind of like this rule. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>

  • Thou Shalt Not... Harass Thy Neighbor

    "You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user." Cyberbulling has become a hot topic as social media usage continues to expand. In a recent U.K. court case, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/nicola-brookes-facebook-cyberbullying_n_1580442.html" target="_hplink">Facebook was ordered to reveal the identities</a> of several bullies who had set up fake Facebook accounts to harass a 45-year-old mother. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>

  • Thou Shalt Not... Be Under 13

    "You will not use Facebook if you are under 13." Not a teenager yet? Sorry, no dice. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/23/facebook-underage-users_n_839437.html" target="_hplink">In 2011, the chief privacy adviser of Facebook said</a> that an average of 20,000 underage Facebook accounts are shut down daily. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>

  • Thou Shalt Not... Spam Or Hack Facebook

    "You will not post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on Facebook [...] You will not upload viruses or other malicious code." That means you, hackers and pushers of penis-enlargement pills. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>

  • Thou Shalt Not... Have Free Speech

    "You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence." The lines blur a little with this commandment. While the policy is meant to curb inappropriate activity, opinion is split over what makes a post unsuitable. Perhaps surprisingly, if you were to compare <a href="https://twitter.com/tos" target="_hplink">Twitter's terms of service</a> with Facebook's, you'd see that Twitter currently has no policy on hate speech. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>

  • Thou Shalt Not... Post Thy Neighbor's Private Data

    "You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on Facebook." This one should be common sense. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>

  • Thou Shalt Not... Be A Digital Salesman

    "You will not use your personal timeline for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser) [...] You will not sell user data [...] You will not sell, transfer, or sublicense our code, APIs, or tools to anyone." So basically, no, you cannot profit from Facebook unless Facebook's getting a cut. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>

  • Thou Shalt Not... Encourage Violation To These Rules

    "You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement or our policies." Whatever you say, Facebook. You've got the whole world in your hands. Taken from Facebook's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms" target="_hplink">Statement of Rights and Responsibilities</a>