Privacy Policy

Important Update

In September 2012, we announced that Instagram had been acquired by Facebook. We knew that by teaming up with Facebook, we could build a better Instagram for you. Since then, we've been collaborating with Facebook's team on ways to do just that. As part of our new collaboration, we've learned that by being able to share insights and information with each other, we can build better experiences for our users.

We're updating our Privacy Policy to highlight this new collaboration, but we want to make sure you understand that you still have control over who sees your photos. You still get to choose who can see your Instagram photos, and you still get to choose whether you post your photos on Facebook. So while we're looking forward to working closely with Facebook to build better experiences, we aren't changing the core features of the app that you've come to know and love.

Our new Privacy Policy is effective on January 19, 2013. To learn about how we treat information collected prior to January 19, 2013, please click here.


Privacy Policy

Effective date: January 19, 2013

Welcome to Instagram ("Instagram," "we," "us" or "our"). Instagram provides a fast, beautiful and fun way for you to share media through our content-sharing platform. Just snap a photo, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, add comments (if you like) and share!

Click on the links below to jump to each section of this Policy:

  1. Information We Collect
  2. How We Use Your Information
  3. Sharing of Your Information
  4. How We Store Your Information
  5. Your Choices About Your Information
  6. Children's Privacy
  7. Other Websites and Services
  8. How to Contact Us About a Deceased User
  9. How to Contact Us
  10. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect the following types of information.

Information you provide us directly:

Finding your friends on Instagram:

Analytics information:

Cookies and similar technologies:

Log file information:

Device identifiers:

Metadata:

2. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

In addition to some of the specific uses of information we describe in this Privacy Policy, we may use information that we receive to:

3. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside Instagram (or the group of companies of which Instagram is a part) without your consent, except as noted in this Policy.

Parties with whom we may share your information:

Parties with whom you may choose to share your User Content:

What happens in the event of a change of control:

Responding to legal requests and preventing harm:

4. HOW WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

Storage and Processing:

5. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION

Your account information and profile/privacy settings:

How long we keep your User Content:

6. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Instagram does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Service. The Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

7. OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Service, including the information or content contained within them. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Service to another website or service, our Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party's own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and do not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them to access your User Content you do so at your own risk.

8. HOW TO CONTACT US ABOUT A DECEASED USER

In the event of the death of an Instagram User, please contact us. We will usually conduct our communication via email; should we require any other information, we will contact you at the email address you have provided in your request.

9. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please find the appropriate support channel in the Instagram Help Center at which to contact us.

10. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Instagram may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. We may provide you additional forms of notice of modifications or updates as appropriate under the circumstances. Your continued use of Instagram or the Service after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.