What kinds of information do we collect?
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.
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
- 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.
How do we use this information?
Provide, improve and 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.
How is this information shared?
Public information is any information you share with a public audience, as well as
information in your Public Profile, or content you share on an Event Page. Public
information is available to anyone on or off our Services and can be seen or accessed
through online search engines, APIs, and offline media, such as on TV.
In some cases, people you share and communicate with may download or re-share this
content with others on and off our Services.
Vendors, service providers and other partners.
We transfer information to vendors, service providers, and other partners who globally
support our business, such as providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how
our Services are used, measuring the effectiveness of ads and services, providing customer
service, facilitating payments, or conducting academic research and surveys. These
partners must adhere to strict confidentiality obligations in a way that is consistent with
Date of Last Revision: May 11, 2016