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Summary of Facebook’s Privacy Policy

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Full Facebook privacy policy

What Information Does Facebook Collect

Device informationFacebook collects information from your device specifications and settings. They also know the cell phone provider you are using as well as your phone number and timezone. While using their service, they collect information about your location through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals.
Information from third-party entitiesFacebook gets information about you from websites and apps that use their services (for example, to retarget you through ads). They also can provide information to third-party services when they use one of Facebook’s tools: your public profile information as well as information about what you post or share.
Information about you from other usersFacebook also collects information when other users “share a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information”. This information will not be deleted when you delete your Facebook account.
Usage informationFacebook collects information about the content you share (location of photos, messages etc.), how you use their app (likes, shares, etc.), and how you interact with other users.
Payments informationFacebook collects your payment information and the contact details associated each time you buy something within their app.
Public profile & contentEveryone can access your public profile and access the content shared to an audience set to “Public.”

Data Shared with Facebook

How you interact with groupsApp InformationYES
How you interact with people connected with youApp InformationYES
User idApp InformationYES
UsernameApp InformationYES
Types of content you viewApp InformationYES
Types of content you engage withApp InformationYES
People you are connected toApp InformationYES
Groups you are connected toApp InformationYES
Ip addressDeviceYES
Language and time zoneDeviceYES
Browser typeDeviceYES
Name of your mobile operator or ispDeviceYES
Device locationsDeviceYES
Device identifiersDeviceYES
Device settingsDeviceYES
Hardware versionDeviceYES
Signal strengthDeviceYES
Operating systemDeviceYES
Battery strengthDeviceYES
File and software names and typesDeviceYES
Billing detailsPaymentYES
Shipping and contact detailsPaymentYES
Credit or debit card numberPaymentYES
GenderPersonal InformationYES
NamePersonal InformationYES
LanguagePersonal InformationYES
Use of facebook services on third-party websites and appsThird-partyYES
Third-party websites and apps you visitThird-partyYES
Your contact information shared by otherThird-partyYES
Information provided by third-party entityThird-partyYES
Message sent to youThird-partyYES
Publication timeTimeYES
Login timeTimeYES
Sign up timeTimeYES
Duration of your activitiesTimeYES
Frequency of your activitiesTimeYES
Cover photoApp InformationNO
Public postsApp InformationNO
Profile picturePersonal InformationNO
Education placePersonal InformationNO
Work placePersonal InformationNO
Contact information you providePersonal InformationNO
Posts by other users about youApp Information
Mobile phone numberDevice
CountryPersonal Information
AgePersonal Information
Photo of you shared by otherThird-party

How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook

  • Untag yourself from a photo or a video or ask to have it removed – Review the photos and videos you are tagged in and untag you or ask to remove it
  • Restrict the audience of your posts – Every time you post a status update, photo or video, you can choose who can see it. Set this setting to “friends” in order to avoid something else seeing your content.
  • Limit the audience for old posts on your timeline – Limit the audience of your old posts to only your friends
  • Limit who can see your friends list – Change settings so that no one can see your friends list
  • Limit who can look you up using the email address you provided – Change settings so that only your friends can look you up using your email address
  • Limit who can look you up using the phone number you provided – Change settings so that only your friends can look you up using your phone number
  • Make sure search engines outside of Facebook can’t link to your Profile – Uncheck the “Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your Profile” option.
  • Review posts that you’re tagged in before the posts appear on your timeline – Enable the option to review posts that you’re tagged in before the posts appear on your timeline
  • Face recognition settings – Disable the face recognition for photos and videos.
  • Review all Facebook apps you use – Delete the apps you don’t use in order to protect your privacy
  • Check how your profile appear for other people – See how you appear for different audiences and change your settings accordingly
  • Turn location services off – Turn location services off from your phone

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

Before deleting your Facebook account, you may want to download a copy of your info. from Facebook.

Then, visit this link and confirm you want to delete your account.

How to Contact Facebook About Your Privacy

If You Live in the US or Canada …

You can contact Facebook, Inc. online or by mail at:

Facebook, Inc.
1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

If You Live Anywhere Else …

The data controller responsible for your information is Facebook Ireland Ltd., which you can contact online or by mail at:

Facebook Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2, Ireland

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