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OurNOTE: Our Data Policy is changing. You can view our newprevious Data Policy here. Data Policy Date of Last Revision: September 29, 2016  We give you the power to share as part of our mission to make the world more open and connected. This policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared. You can find additional tools and information at Privacy Basics. As you review our policy, keep in mind that it applies to all Facebook brands, products and services that do not have a separate privacy policy or that link to this policy, which we call the “Facebook Services” or “Services.”  I. WHAT KINDS OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? Depending on which Services you use, we collect different kinds of information from or about you.

	 THINGS YOU DO AND INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE. We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities. 
	 THINGS OTHERS DO AND INFORMATION THEY PROVIDE. We also collect content and information that other people provide when they use our Services, including information about you, such as when they share a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.
	 YOUR NETWORKS AND CONNECTIONS. We collect information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or the groups you like to share with. We also collect contact information you provide if you upload, sync or import this information (such as an address book) from a device.
	 INFORMATION ABOUT PAYMENTS. If you use our Services for purchases or financial transactions (like when you buy something on Facebook, make a purchase in a game, or make a donation), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes your payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing, shipping and contact details. DATA POLICY

	 DEVICE INFORMATION. We collect This policy describes the information from or about the computers, phones, orwe process to support Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and other devices where you installproducts and features offered by Facebook (Facebook Products or access our Services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted. We may associate theProducts). You can find additional tools and information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices. Here are some examples ofin the information we collect:Facebook Settings and Instagram Settings. 

	 Attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers.
	 Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals.
	 Connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.I. WHAT KINDS OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

	 INFORMATION FROM WEBSITES AND APPS THAT USE OUR SERVICES. We collect information when you visit or use third-party websites and apps that use our Services (like when they offer our Like button or To provide the Facebook Log In or use our measurement and advertising services). This includesProducts, we must process information about the websites and appsyou. The types of information we collect depend on how you visit, your use of our Services on those websites and apps, as well as information the developer or publisher of the app or website providesProducts. You can learn how to you or us.
	 INFORMATION FROM THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS. We receive information about youaccess and your activities on and off Facebook from third-party partners, such asdelete information from a partner when we jointly offer services or from an advertiser about your experiences or interactions with them. 
	 FACEBOOK COMPANIES. We receive information about you from companies that are owned or operatedcollect by Facebook, in accordance with their termsvisiting the Facebook Settings and policies. Learn more about these companies and their privacy policies.Instagram Settings. THINGS YOU AND OTHERS DO AND PROVIDE

II. HOW DO WE USE THIS INFORMATION?We are passionate about creating engaging and customized experiences for people.	 INFORMATION AND CONTENT YOU PROVIDE. We collect the content, communications and other information you provide when you use allour Products, including when you sign up for an account, create or share content, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide (like metadata), such as the location of a photo or the informationdate a file was created. It can also include what you see through features we have to help usprovide, such as our camera, so we can do things like suggest masks and filters that you might like, or give you tips on using camera formats. Our systems automatically process content and communications you and others provide to analyze context and support our Services. Here’s how:what's in them for the purposes described below. Learn more about how you can control who can see the things you share. 

	 PROVIDE, IMPROVE AND DEVELOP SERVICES. We are able to deliver our Services, personalize content, and make suggestions for you by using this information to understand how you use and interactData with our Services and the people or things you’re connectedspecial protections: You can choose to and interested in on and off our Services. We also useprovide information we have to provide shortcuts and suggestions to you. For example, we are able to suggest that your friend tag you in a picture by comparing your friend's pictures to information we've put together from your Facebook profile pictures and the other photos in which you've been tagged. If this feature is enabled for you, you can control whether we suggest that another user tag you in a photo using the “Timeline and Tagging” settings. When we have location information, we use it to tailor our Services for you and others, like helping you to check-in and find local eventsfields or offers in your area or tellLife Events about your friends thatreligious views, political views, who you are nearby. We conduct surveys and research, test features in development, and analyze the information we have to evaluate and improve products and services, develop new products"interested in," or features, and conduct audits and troubleshooting activities.
	 COMMUNICATE WITH YOU. We use your information to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Serviceshealth. This and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use yourother information to respond to you when you contact us. 
	 SHOW AND MEASURE ADS AND SERVICES. We use the information we have to improve our advertising and measurement systems so we can show you relevant ads on and off our Services and measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services. Learn more about advertising on our Services and how you can control how information about you is used to personalize the ads you see.
	 PROMOTE SAFETY AND SECURITY. We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off of our Services, such(such as by investigating suspicious activityracial or violations of our termsethnic origin, philosophical beliefs or policies. We work hardtrade union membership) could be subject to protect your account using teamsspecial protections under the laws of engineers, automated systems, and advanced technology such as encryption and machine learning. We also offer easy-to-use security tools that add an extra layer of security to your account. For more information about promoting safety on Facebook, visit the Facebook Security Help Center. country.

We use cookies	 NETWORKS AND CONNECTIONS. We collect information about the people, Pages, accounts, hashtags and similar technologiesgroups you are connected to provide and supporthow you interact with them across our ServicesProducts, such as people you communicate with the most or groups you are part of. We also collect contact information if you choose to upload, sync or import it from a device (such as an address book or call log or SMS log history), which we use for things like helping you and eachothers find people you may know and for the other purposes listed below.
	 YOUR USAGE. We collect information about how you use our Products, such as the types of content you view or engage with; the uses outlinedfeatures you use; the actions you take; the people or accounts you interact with; and described in this sectionthe time, frequency and duration of your activities. For example, we log when you're using and have last used our policy. ReadProducts, and what posts, videos and other content you view on our Cookie Policy to learn more.III. HOW IS THISProducts. We also collect information about how you use features like our camera.
	 INFORMATION SHARED? Sharing On Our ServicesPeopleABOUT TRANSACTIONS MADE ON OUR PRODUCTS. If you use our Services to connect and share with others. WeProducts for purchases or other financial transactions (such as when you make this possible by sharing your informationa purchase in a game or make a donation), we collect information about the following ways:purchase or transaction. This includes payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information; other account and authentication information; and billing, shipping and contact details.
	 THINGS OTHERS DO AND INFORMATION THEY PROVIDE ABOUT YOU. We also receive and analyze content, communications and information that other people provide when they use our Products. This can include information about you, such as when others share or comment on a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.

	 PEOPLE YOU SHARE AND COMMUNICATE WITH. When you shareDEVICE INFORMATIONAs described below, we collect information from and communicate using our Services, you chooseabout the audience who can see what you share. For example, when you post on Facebook, you select the audience for the post, such as a customized group of individuals, all of your Friends, or members of a Group. Likewise, whencomputers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected devices you use Messenger, you also choose the people you send photos to or message. Public information is any information you sharethat integrate with a public audience, as well as information in your Public Profile, or content you share on a Facebook Page or another public forum. Public information is available to anyone on or off our ServicesProducts, and can be seen or accessed through online search engines, APIs, and offline media, such as on TV.In some cases, people you share and communicate with may download or re-sharewe combine this content with others on and off our Services. Wheninformation across different devices you comment on another person’s post or like their content on Facebook, that person decides the audience who can see your comment or like. If their audience is public, your comment will also be public.
	 PEOPLE THAT SEE CONTENT OTHERS SHARE ABOUT YOU. Other people may use our Services to share content about you with the audience they choose.use. For example, people may share a photo of you, mention or tag you at a location in a post, or share information about you that you shared with them. If you have concerns with someone’s post, social reporting is a way for people to quickly and easily ask for help from someone they trust. Learn More.
	 APPS, WEBSITES AND THIRD-PARTY INTEGRATIONS ON OR USING OUR SERVICES. When youwe use third-party apps, websites or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Services, they may receive information collected about what you post or share. For example, when you play a game with your Facebook friends or use the Facebook Comment or Share buttonof our Products on a website, the game developer or website may get information about your activities inphone to better personalize the gamecontent (including ads) or receive a comment or link thatfeatures you share from their website on Facebook. In addition,see when you download or use our Products on another device, such third-party services, they can accessas your Public Profile, which includes your usernamelaptop or user ID, your age range and country/language, your list of friends, as well as any information that you share with them. Information collected by these apps, websitestablet, or integrated services is subject to their own terms and policies. Learn more about howmeasure whether you can control the information about you that you or others share with these apps and websites.
	 SHARING WITHIN FACEBOOK COMPANIES. We share informationtook an action in response to an ad we have aboutshowed you within the family of companies that are part of Facebook. Learn more about our companies. 
	 NEW OWNER. If the ownership or control of all or part of our Services or their assets changes,on your phone on a different device.Information we may transfer your information to the new owner.obtain from these devices includes: 

Sharing With Third-Party Partners	 DEVICE ATTRIBUTES: information such as the operating system, hardware and CustomersWe work with third party companies who help us providesoftware versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and improve our Servicesfile names and types, and plugins.
	 DEVICE OPERATIONS: information about operations and behaviors performed on the device, such as whether a window is foregrounded or who use advertisingbackgrounded, or related products, which makes it possiblemouse movements (which can help distinguish humans from bots).
	 IDENTIFIERS: unique identifiers, device IDs, and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts you use, and Family Device IDs (or other identifiers unique to operate our companiesFacebook Company Products associated with the same device or account).
	 DEVICE SIGNALS: Bluetooth signals, and provide free servicesinformation about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and cell towers.
	 DATA FROM DEVICE SETTINGS: information you allow us to people aroundreceive through device settings you turn on, such as access to your GPS location, camera or photos.
	 NETWORK AND CONNECTIONS: information such as the world. Here are the typesname of third partiesyour mobile operator or ISP, language, time zone, mobile phone number, IP address, connection speed and, in some cases, information about other devices that are nearby or on your network, so we can share information withdo things like help you stream a video from your phone to your TV.
	 COOKIE DATA: data from cookies stored on your device, including cookie IDs and settings. Learn more about you: how we use cookies in the Facebook Cookies Policy and Instagram Cookies Policy.

	 ADVERTISING, MEASUREMENT AND ANALYTICS SERVICES (NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ONLY). We wantINFORMATION FROM PARTNERSAdvertisers, app developers, and publishers can send us information through Facebook Business Tools they use, including our advertising to be as relevant and interestingsocial plug-ins (such as the other information you find onLike button), Facebook Login, our Services. With this in mind, we use all ofAPIs and SDKs, or the Facebook pixel. These partners provide information we have about your activities off Facebook—including information about your device, websites you to showvisit, purchases you make, the ads you relevant ads. We dosee, and how you use their services—whether or not share information that personally identifies you (personally identifiable information is information like namehave a Facebook account or email address that can by itself be usedare logged into Facebook. For example, a game developer could use our API to contacttell us what games you play, or identifies whoa business could tell us about a purchase you are) with advertising, measurement or analytics partners unless you give us permission.made in its store. We may provide these partners withalso receive information about the reachyour online and offline actions and effectiveness of their advertising without providing information that personally identifies you, or if wepurchases from third-party data providers who have aggregated the information so that it does not personally identify you. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads performed,rights to provide us with your information.Partners receive your data when you visit or how many people vieweduse their adsservices or installed an app after seeing an ad, or provide non-personally identifying demographic information (such as 25 year old female, in Madrid, who likes software engineering) tothrough third parties they work with. We require each of these partners to help them understand their audience or customers, but only after the advertiser has agreedhave lawful rights to abide by our advertiser guidelines. Please review your advertising preferences to understand why you’re seeing a particular ad on Facebook. You can adjust your ad preferences if you want to controlcollect, use and manageshare your ad experience on Facebook.
	 VENDORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND OTHER PARTNERS. We transfer informationdata before providing any data to vendors, service providers, and other partners who globally support our business, such as providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our Services are used, measuringus. Learn more about the effectivenesstypes of ads and services, providing customer service, facilitating payments, or conducting academic research and surveys. These partners must adhere to strict confidentiality obligationswe receive data from.To learn more about how we use cookies in a way that is consistentconnection with this DataFacebook Business Tools, review the Facebook Cookies Policy and the agreements we enter into with them.Instagram Cookies Policy.

IV.II. HOW CAN I MANAGE OR DELETEDO WE USE THIS INFORMATION?

We use the information we have (subject to choices you make) as described below and to provide and support the Facebook Products and related services described in the Facebook Terms and Instagram Terms. Here's how: PROVIDE, PERSONALIZE AND IMPROVE OUR PRODUCTS. We use the information we have to deliver our Products, including to personalize features and content (including your News Feed, Instagram Feed, Instagram Stories and ads) and make suggestions for you (such as groups or events you may be interested in or topics you may want to follow) on and off our Products. To create personalized Products that are unique and relevant to you, we use your connections, preferences, interests and activities based on the data we collect and learn from you and others (including any data with special protections you choose to provide); how you use and interact with our Products; and the people, places, or things you're connected to and interested in on and off our Products. Learn more about how we use information about you to personalize your Facebook and Instagram experience, including features, content and recommendations in Facebook Products; you can also learn more about how we choose the ads that you see. 

	 INFORMATION ABOUT ME? YouACROSS FACEBOOK PRODUCTS AND DEVICES: We connect information about your activities on different Facebook Products and devices to provide a more tailored and consistent experience on all Facebook Products you use, wherever you use them. For example, we can managesuggest that you join a group on Facebook that includes people you follow on Instagram or communicate with using Messenger. We can also make your experience more seamless, for example, by automatically filling in your registration information (such as your phone number) from one Facebook Product when you sign up for an account on a different Product.
	 LOCATION-RELATED INFORMATION: We use location-related information-such as your current location, where you live, the places you like to go, and the businesses and people you're near-to provide, personalize and improve our Products, including ads, for you and others. Location-related information can be based on things like precise device location (if you've allowed us to collect it), IP addresses, and information from your and others' use of Facebook Products (such as check-ins or events you attend).
	 PRODUCT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: We use the information we have to develop, test and improve our Products, including by conducting surveys and research, and testing and troubleshooting new products and features.
	 FACE RECOGNITION: If you have it turned on, we use face recognition technology to recognize you in photos, videos and camera experiences. The face-recognition templates we create may constitute data with special protections under the laws of your country. Learn more about how we use face recognition technology, or control our use of this technology in Facebook Settings. If we introduce face-recognition technology to your Instagram experience, we will let you know first, and you will have control over whether we use this technology for you.
	 ADS AND OTHER SPONSORED CONTENT: We use the information we have about you-including information about your interests, actions and connections-to select and personalize ads, offers and other sponsored content that we show you. Learn more about how we select and personalize ads, and your choices over the data we use to select ads and other sponsored content for you in the Facebook Settings and Instagram Settings.

PROVIDE MEASUREMENT, ANALYTICS, AND OTHER BUSINESS SERVICES.We use the information we have (including your activity off our Products, such as the websites you visit and ads you see) to help advertisers and other partners measure the effectiveness and distribution of their ads and services, and understand the types of people who use their services and how people interact with their websites, apps, and services. Learn how we share information with these partners.
PROMOTE SAFETY, INTEGRITY AND SECURITY.We use the information we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Products, and promote safety and security on and off of Facebook Products. For example, we use data we have to investigate suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies, or to detect when someone needs help. To learn more, visit the Facebook Security Help Center and Instagram Security Tips.
COMMUNICATE WITH YOU.We use the information we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Products, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATE FOR SOCIAL GOOD.We use Facebook through the Activity Log tool. Youinformation we have to conduct and support research and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being. For example, we analyze information we have about migration patterns during crises to aid relief efforts. Learn more about our research programs.

III. HOW IS THIS INFORMATION SHARED?

Your information is shared with others in the following ways:SHARING ON FACEBOOK PRODUCTSPEOPLE AND ACCOUNTS YOU SHARE AND COMMUNICATE WITHWhen you share and communicate using our Products, you choose the audience for what you share. For example, when you post on Facebook, you select the audience for the post, such as a group, all of your friends, the public, or a customized list of people. Similarly, when you use Messenger or Instagram to communicate with people or businesses, those people and businesses can see the content you send. Your network can also downloadsee actions you have taken on our Products, including engagement with ads and sponsored content. We also let other accounts see who has viewed their Facebook or Instagram Stories.PUBLIC INFORMATION can be seen by anyone, on or off our Products, including if they don't have an account. This includes your Instagram username; any information associatedyou share with a public audience; information in your public profile on Facebook; and content you share on a Facebook Page, public Instagram account or any other public forum, such as Facebook Marketplace. You, other people using Facebook and Instagram, and we can provide access to or send public information to anyone on or off our Products, including in other Facebook Company Products, in search results, or through tools and APIs. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs, and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with our Download YourProducts.Learn more about what information is public and how to control your visibility on Facebook and Instagram.CONTENT OTHERS SHARE OR RESHARE ABOUT YOUYou should consider who you choose to share with, because people who can see your activity on our Products can choose to share it with others on and off our Products, including people and businesses outside the audience you shared with. For example, when you share a post or send a message to specific friends or accounts, they can download, screenshot, or reshare that content to others across or off our Products, in person or in virtual reality experiences such as Facebook Spaces. Also, when you comment on someone else's post or react to their content, your comment or reaction is visible to anyone who can see the other person's content, and that person can change the audience later.People can also use our Products to create and share content about you with the audience they choose. For example, people can share a photo of you in a Story, mention or tag you at a location in a post, or share information about you in their posts or messages. If you are uncomfortable with what others have shared about you on our Products, you can learn how to report the content.INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ACTIVE STATUS OR PRESENCE ON OUR PRODUCTS.People in your networks can see signals telling them whether you are active on our Products, including whether you are currently active on Instagram, Messenger or Facebook, or when you last used our Products.APPS, WEBSITES, AND THIRD-PARTY INTEGRATIONS ON OR USING OUR PRODUCTS.When you choose to use third-party apps, websites, or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Products, they can receive information about what you post or share. For example, when you play a game with your Facebook friends or use a Facebook Comment or Share button on a website, the game developer or website can receive information about your activities in the game or receive a comment or link that you share from the website on Facebook. Also, when you download or use such third-party services, they can access your public profile on Facebook, and any information that you share with them. Apps and websites you use may receive your list of Facebook friends if you choose to share it with them. But apps and websites you use will not be able to receive any other information about your Facebook friends from you, or information about any of your Instagram followers (although your friends and followers may, of course, choose to share this information themselves). Information tool.collected by these third-party services is subject to their own terms and policies, not this one.Devices and operating systems providing native versions of Facebook and Instagram (i.e. where we have not developed our own first-party apps) will have access to all information you choose to share with them, including information your friends share with you, so they can provide our core functionality to you.Note: We storeare in the process of restricting developers’ data foraccess even further to help prevent abuse. For example, we will remove developers' access to your Facebook and Instagram data if you haven't used their app in 3 months, and we are changing Login, so that in the next version, we will reduce the data that an app can request without app review to include only name, Instagram username and bio, profile photo and email address. Requesting any other data will require our approval.NEW OWNER.If the ownership or control of all or part of our Products or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
SHARING WITH THIRD-PARTY PARTNERSWE WORK WITH THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS WHO HELP US PROVIDE AND IMPROVE OUR PRODUCTS OR WHO USE FACEBOOK BUSINESS TOOLS TO GROW THEIR BUSINESSES, WHICH MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO OPERATE OUR COMPANIES AND PROVIDE FREE SERVICES TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. WE DON'T SELL ANY OF YOUR INFORMATION TO ANYONE, AND WE NEVER WILL. WE ALSO IMPOSE STRICT RESTRICTIONS ON HOW OUR PARTNERS CAN USE AND DISCLOSE THE DATA WE PROVIDE. HERE ARE THE TYPES OF THIRD PARTIES WE SHARE INFORMATION WITH:PARTNERS WHO USE OUR ANALYTICS SERVICES.We provide aggregated statistics and insights that help people and businesses understand how people are engaging with their posts, listings, Pages, videos and other content on and off the Facebook Products. For example, Page admins and Instagram business profiles receive information about the number of people or accounts who viewed, reacted to, or commented on their posts, as longwell as aggregate demographic and other information that helps them understand interactions with their Page or account.ADVERTISERS.We provide advertisers with reports about the kinds of people seeing their ads and how their ads are performing, but we don't share information that personally identifies you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us permission. For example, we provide general demographic and interest information to advertisers (for example, that an ad was seen by a woman between the ages of 25 and 34 who lives in Madrid and likes software engineering) to help them better understand their audience. We also confirm which Facebook ads led you to make a purchase or take an action with an advertiser.MEASUREMENT PARTNERS.We share information about you with companies that aggregate it is necessary to provide productsanalytics and servicesmeasurement reports to our partners.PARTNERS OFFERING GOODS AND SERVICES IN OUR PRODUCTS.When you subscribe to receive premium content, or buy something from a seller in our Products, the content creator or seller can receive your public information and others,other information you share with them, as well as the information needed to complete the transaction, including shipping and contact details.VENDORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS.We provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our Products are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.RESEARCHERS AND ACADEMICS.We also provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances scholarship and innovation that support our business or mission, and enhances discovery and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.LAW ENFORCEMENT OR LEGAL REQUESTSWe share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests in the circumstances outlined below.Learn more about how you can control the information about you that you or others share with third-party partners in the Facebook Settings and Instagram Settings.

IV. HOW DO THE FACEBOOK COMPANIES WORK TOGETHER?

Facebook and Instagram share infrastructure, systems and technology with other Facebook Companies (which include WhatsApp and Oculus) to provide an innovative, relevant, consistent and safe experience across all Facebook Company Products you use. We also process information about you across the Facebook Companies for these purposes, as permitted by applicable law and in accordance with their terms and policies. For example, we process information from WhatsApp about accounts sending spam on its service so we can take appropriate action against those described above. Information associatedaccounts on Facebook, Instagram or Messenger. We also work to understand how people use and interact with Facebook Company Products, such as understanding the number of unique users on different Facebook Company Products.

V. HOW CAN I MANAGE INFORMATION ABOUT ME?

We provide you with the ability to access, rectify, port and erase your account will be kept untildata. Learn more in your accountFacebook Settings and Instagram Settings.We store data until it is deleted, unless we no longer need the datanecessary to provide productsour services and services. YouFacebook Products, or until your account is deleted - whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs. For example, when you search for something on Facebook, you can access and delete that query from within your accountsearch history at any time. Whentime, but the log of that search is deleted after 6 months. If you submit a copy of your government-issued ID for account verification purposes, we delete that copy 30 days after submission. Learn more about deletion of content you have shared and cookie data obtained through social plugins.When you delete your account, we delete things you have posted, such as your photos and status updates.updates, and you won't be able to recover that information later. Information that others have shared about you isn't part of your account and won't be deleted. If you do notdon't want to delete your account,account but want to temporarily stop using Facebook,the Products, you maycan deactivate your account instead. To learn more about deactivating or deleting your account, click here. Keep in mind that information that others have shared about you is not part ofdelete your account at any time, please visit the Facebook Settings and will not be deleted when you delete your account.  V.Instagram Settings.

VI. HOW DO WE RESPOND TO LEGAL REQUESTS OR PREVENT HARM? We may

 We access, preserve and share your information inwith regulators, law enforcement or others: 

	 In response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States wherewhen we have a good faithgood-faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when
	 When we have a good faithgood-faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud andfraud, unauthorized use of the Products, violations of our terms or policies, or other harmful or illegal activity; to protect ourselves,ourselves (including our rights, property or Products), you andor others, including as part of investigations;investigations or regulatory inquiries; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. For example, if relevant, we may provide information to and receive information from third-party partners about the reliability of your account to prevent fraud andfraud, abuse and other harmful activity on and off of our Services. InformationProducts.

 Information we receive about you, includingyou (including financial transaction data related to purchases made with Facebook, mayFacebook) can be accessed, processedaccessed and retainedpreserved for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerningof possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for terms violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms. VI.term violations. 

VII. HOW DO WE OPERATE AND TRANSFER DATA AS PART OF OUR GLOBAL SERVICES OPERATEFacebook maySERVICES?

 We share information globally, both internally within the Facebook Companies, and externally with our family of companies orpartners and with third parties for purposes describedthose you connect and share with around the world in accordance with this policy. Information collected within the European Economic Area (“EEA”)Your information may, for example, be transferred toor transmitted to, or stored and processed in the United States or other countries outside of the EEAwhere you live for the purposes as described in this policy. These data transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in the Facebook Terms and Instagram Terms and to globally operate and provide our Products to you. We utilize standard contract clauses approved byclauses, rely on the European Commission, adopt other means under European Union law,Commission's adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, and obtain your consent to legitimizefor these data transfers from the EEA to the United States and other countries.You can contact us using the information provided below with questions or concerns. We also may resolve disputes you have with us in connection with our privacy policies and practices through TRUSTe. You can contact TRUSTe through their website.VII.countries. 

VIII. HOW WILL WE NOTIFY YOU OF CHANGES TO THIS POLICY?We’llPOLICY?

We'll notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review and comment on the revised policy before continuingyou choose to usecontinue using our Services. VIII.Products. 

IX. HOW TO CONTACT FACEBOOK WITH QUESTIONS To

 You can learn more about how privacy works on Facebook, please check out Privacy Basics.Facebook and on Instagram. If you have questions about this policy, here’s how you can reach us: IF YOU LIVE IN THE US OR CANADA… Please contact Facebook, Inc.us as described below. We may resolve disputes you have with us in connection with our privacy policies and practices through TrustArc. You can contact TrustArc through its website.  You can contact us online or by mail at:

 Facebook, Inc.
 ATTN: Privacy Operations

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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:

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Dublin 2, Ireland Date of Last Revision: April 19, 2018

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