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Instagram Privacy Policy

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Last Updated Apr 19 2018


What are the threats to your privacy when using Instagram

Device information Instagram collects information from your device called "device identifiers". If they don't precise in their privacy policy what that information is, we know that Facebook knows the operator you are using as well as your phone number and time zone. Facebook also collects information about your location through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals. Read More
Third-party metadata If you geotag your photo or tag your photo using other's APIs then, your latitude and longitude will be stored with the photo and searchable (e.g., through a location or map feature) if your photo is made public by you in accordance with your privacy settings. Read More
Information after deletion of your account After deleting or deactivating your account, Instagram may retain information (including your profile information) and User Content for an unclear "commercially reasonable time" for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes. Read More
Information shared to advertisers Instagram shares certain information such as cookie data with third-party advertising partners. This information would allow third-party ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Read More
Read the full privacy policy >

Data shared with Instagram

Username App Information YES
Password App Information YES
Pages viewed on instagram App Information YES
Number of clicks App Information YES
Browser type Device YES
Ip address Device YES
Email Personal Information YES
Clicks in emails Third-party YES
Web pages you visit Third-party YES
Referring / exit pages Third-party YES
Email opened Third-party YES
Comments App Information NO
Photos App Information NO
Name Personal Information NO
Phone number Personal Information NO
Picture Personal Information NO

How to protect your privacy on Instagram

Set your profile to "private"

By default, anyone can view your profile and posts on Instagram. You can make your posts private so that only followers you approve can see them.

Turn off push notifications

Turn off push notifications when someone likes or comments on your post.

Turn location services off

Turn location services off from your phone

How to delete your Instagram account

To permanently delete your account:

  1. Go to the Delete Your Account page. If you're not logged into Instagram on the web, you'll be asked to log in first. You can't delete your account from within the Instagram app.
  2. Select an option from the drop-down menu next to Why are you deleting your account? and re-enter your password. The option to permanently delete your account will only appear after you've selected a reason from the menu.
  3. Click or tap "Permanently delete my account".

How to contact Instagram about your privacy

You can report a photo or video for a violation of your privacy rights by filling this form.

Write to Instagram:
1601 Willow Rd. Menlo Park
CA 94025 

Questions about the Privacy Policy of Instagram

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