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Snapchat Privacy Policy

Snapchat: The fastest way to share a moment

What are the threats to your privacy when using Snapchat

Information from Third PartiesIf another user allows Snapchat to collect information from their device phonebook—and you’re one of that user’s contacts— they “may combine the information [they] collect from that user’s phonebook with other information [they] have collected about you. [They] may also obtain information from [their] affiliates, or any other third-party sources, and combine that with the information [they] collect”.Read More
Device informationSnapchat may determine your location by using “methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compasses.”.Read More
Content shared through public features can be retainedIf you submit content to one of Snapchat’s inherently public features, such as Our Story or any other crowd-sourced service, they “may retain the content as long as necessary to offer and improve the services”.Read More

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Data shared with Snapchat

Which channels you watch on discoverApp InformationYES
PasswordApp InformationYES
Referral pagesApp InformationYES
Pages viewedApp InformationYES
Custom stickersApp InformationYES
Your interactions with messagesApp InformationYES
Which friends you exchange messages with the mostApp InformationYES
Number of messages you exchange with your friendsApp InformationYES
Names of people you are communicating withApp InformationYES
Which search queries you submitApp InformationYES
Which filters you view or apply to snapsApp InformationYES
Microphones informationDeviceYES
Unique device identifiersDeviceYES
Browser typeDeviceYES
Device languageDeviceYES
Battery levelDeviceYES
Time zoneDeviceYES
Accelerometers informationDeviceYES
Gyroscopes informationDeviceYES
Compasses informationDeviceYES
Whether you have headphones connectedDeviceYES
Mobile phone numberDeviceYES
Service providerDeviceYES
Signal strengthDeviceYES
Ip addressDeviceYES
Hardware modelDeviceYES
Operating system versionDeviceYES
Device memoryDeviceYES
Advertising identifiersDeviceYES
Unique application identifiersDeviceYES
Apps installedDeviceYES
Phone numberPersonal InformationYES
Date of birthPersonal InformationYES
UsernamePersonal InformationYES
Email addressPersonal InformationYES
Access timesTimeYES
Time and date of your communicationsTimeYES
SnapsApp InformationNO
Chats to your friendsApp InformationNO
Profile picturesApp InformationNO
Access to your camera or photosDeviceNO
Device’s phonebookDeviceNO
Debit or credit card numberPaymentNO
NamePersonal InformationNO

How to protect your privacy on Snapchat

Opt out of Activity-Based Ads

Activity-Based Ads help advertisers show relevant ads to their desired audience.

Opt out of Audience-Based Ads

Audience-Based Ads help advertisers show relevant ads to their desired audience.

Turn location services off

Turn location services off from your phone

How to delete your Snapchat account

To delete your Snapchat account, just go here

How to contact Snapchat about your privacy

If have questions about anything in Snapchat’s Privacy Policy, you can contact them here.

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