Privacy Terms


What kinds of information do we collect?

  • Depending on which Services you use, we collect different kinds of information from or about you.
  • Things you do and information you provide.
    • We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others.
    • This can include information in or about the content you provide, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created.
    • We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities.
  • Things others do and information they provide.
    • We also collect content and information that other people provide when they use our Services, including information about you, such as when they share a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.
  • Your networks and connections.
    • We collect information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or the groups you like to share with. We also collect contact information you provide if you upload, sync or import this information (such as an address book) from a device.
  • Device information.
    • We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access our Services, depending on the permissions you've granted.
    • We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices.
    • Here are some examples of the device information we collect:
      • Attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers.
      • Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals.
      • Connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.
  • Information from third-party partners.
    • We receive information about you and your activities on and off from third-party partners, such as information from a partner when we jointly offer services or from an advertiser about your experiences or interactions with them.

How do we use this information?

  • We are passionate about creating engaging and customized experiences for people.
  • We use all of the information we have to help us provide and support our Services.
  • Here's how:
    • Provide
    • improve
    • develop Services
  • We are able to deliver our Services, personalize content, and make suggestions for you by using this information to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in on and off our Services.
  • When we have location information, we use it to tailor our Services for you and others, like helping you to check-in and find local events or offers in your area or tell your friends that you are nearby.
  • We conduct surveys and research, test features in development, and analyze the information we have to evaluate and improve products and services, develop new products or features, and conduct audits and troubleshooting activities.
  • Communicate with you.
    • We use your information to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Services and let you know about our policies and terms.
    • We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
  • Show and measure ads and services.
    • We use the information we have to improve our advertising and measurement systems so we can show you relevant ads on and off our Services and measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services.
    • Learn more about advertising on our Services and how you can control how information about you is used to personalize the ads you see.
  • Promote safety and security.
    • We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off of our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies.
    • We work hard to protect your account using teams of engineers, automated systems, and advanced technology such as encryption and machine learning.
    • We also offer easy-to-use security tools that add an extra layer of security to your account.
  • Sharing On Our Services
    • People use our Services to connect and share with others.
    • We make this possible by sharing your information in the following ways:
      • People you share and communicate with.
      • When you share and communicate using our Services, you choose the audience who can see what you share.
      • For example, when you post, you select the audience for the post, such as a customized group of individuals, all of your Friends, or members of a Group.
  • People that see content others share about you.
    • Other people may use our Services to share content about you with the audience they choose.
    • For example, people may share a photo of you, mention or tag you at a location in a post, or share information about you that you shared with them.
  • Apps, websites and third-party integrations on or using our Services.
    • When you use third-party apps, websites or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Services, they may receive information about what you post or share.