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Facebook Privacy Policy

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Last Updated Apr 19 2018


What are the threats to your privacy when using Facebook

Device information Facebook collects information from your device specs and settings. They also know the operator your 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. Read More
Information from third-party entities Facebook 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 the Facebook's tools: your public profile information as well as information about what you post or share. Read More
Information about you from other users Facebook 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. Read More
Usage information Facebook collects information about the content you share (location of a photo, texts, messages etc.), how you use their app (likes, shares etc.), and how you interact with other users. Read More
Payments information Facebook collects your payment information and the contact details associated each time you buy something within their app. Read More
Public profile & content Everyone can access your public profile and access the content shared to an audience set to "Public". Read More
Read the full privacy policy >

Data shared with Facebook

How you interact with groups App Information YES
How you interact with people connected with you App Information YES
User id App Information YES
Username App Information YES
Types of content you view App Information YES
Types of content you engage with App Information YES
People you are connected to App Information YES
Groups you are connected to App Information YES
Ip address Device YES
Language and time zone Device YES
Browser type Device YES
Name of your mobile operator or isp Device YES
Device locations Device YES
Device identifiers Device YES
Device settings Device YES
Hardware version Device YES
Signal strength Device YES
Operating system Device YES
Battery strength Device YES
File and software names and types Device YES
Billing details Payment YES
Shipping and contact details Payment YES
Credit or debit card number Payment YES
Gender Personal Information YES
Name Personal Information YES
Language Personal Information YES
Use of facebook services on third-party websites and apps Third-party YES
Third-party websites and apps you visit Third-party YES
Your contact information shared by other Third-party YES
Information provided by third-party entity Third-party YES
Message sent to you Third-party YES
Publication time Time YES
Login time Time YES
Sign up time Time YES
Duration of your activities Time YES
Frequency of your activities Time YES
Cover photo App Information NO
Public posts App Information NO
Profile picture Personal Information NO
Education place Personal Information NO
Work place Personal Information NO
Contact information you provide Personal Information NO
Posts by other users about you App Information
Mobile phone number Device
Country Personal Information
Age Personal Information
Photo of you shared by other Third-party

How to protect your privacy on Facebook

Untag you from a photo or video or ask to remove it

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 seing 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

Questions about the Privacy Policy of Facebook

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