Instagram: A simple, fun & creative way to capture, edit & share photos, videos & messages with friends & family
What Information Does Instagram Collect
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Pages viewed on Instagram||App Information||YES|
|Number of clicks||App Information||YES|
|Clicks within emails||Third-party||YES|
|Web pages you visit||Third-party||YES|
|Referring / exit pages||Third-party||YES|
|Phone number||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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
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