What type of information do we collect?
Different types of information related to you are collected based on:
Services you use and your actions and the information you provide.
We collect the content and other information you provide to us when you use our Services, for example, when you open an account, when you create or share content, and when you send messages or when you communicate with other people. The information may correspond to data included in the content that you provide or related to it, such as the place where a photo was taken or the date of creation of a file. We also collect information about how you use the Services, for example, the type of content you see or interact with, or the frequency and duration of your activities.
The actions of other people and the information they provide.
We also collect the content and information that other people provide when they use our Services and that may include information about you, for example, when someone shares a picture in which it appears, sends you a message or uploads, synchronizes or imports your contact information.
Your networks and connections.
We collect information about the people and groups to which you are connected and how you interact with them, for example, the people you most communicate with or the groups with whom you like to share content. We also collect the contact information you provide if you upload, synchronize or import this information (for example, an address book) from a device.
If you use our Services to make purchases or financial transactions, we collect data about that purchase or transaction. This information includes payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other information about the card, as well as other information about the account and authentication, as well as billing, shipping and contact details.
Information about the device.
We collect information about computers, telephones or other devices that you install or access from our Services, as well as the data generated by those devices, according to the permissions that you have granted them. We can associate the information we collect from their different devices, which helps us to offer coherent services in all of them. Here are some examples of the device information we collect:
• Attributes, such as the operating system, the hardware version, the configuration of the device, the names and types of software and files, the battery charge, the signal strength and the device identifiers.
• Device locations, including the specific geographic position obtained through GPS, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals.
• Information about the connection, such as the name of the cell phone operator or Internet service provider, the type of browser, the language and time zone, the cell phone number and the IP address.
Information about the websites and applications that use our Services.
We collect information when you visit or use websites and third-party applications that use our Services. This information includes information about the websites and applications you visit, your use of our Services on those websites and applications, and the data that the Developer or the publisher of the application or website provides to you or to us.
How do we use this information?
We are passionate about creating attractive and personalized experiences for people. We use all the information we have to be able to offer our Services and maintain them. This is what we do: provide, improve and develop the Services.
What allows us to offer you our Services, personalize the content and provide suggestions is the use we make of this information. It allows us to understand how you use our Services and interact with them and the people or things to which you are connected and in which you are interested, both within our Services and outside of them.
We also use the information we have to provide you with shortcuts and suggestions.
When we have location data, we use them to personalize our Services for each person.
We conduct surveys and studies, test functions in the development phase and analyze the information we have available to evaluate and improve products and services, develop new products or functions and carry out audits and problem-solving activities.
Communicate with you.
We use your information to send you marketing messages, let you know about our Services and inform you about our policies and conditions. We also use your information to respond when you contact us.
Show and measure ads and services.
We use the information we have to improve our advertising and measurement systems in order to show you relevant ads both within our Services and outside of them, and to measure the effectiveness and extent of the ads and services. Learn more about how to advertise in our Services and how to control how your information is used to personalize the ads you see.
Promote safety and protection.
The information we have helps us to verify accounts and activities, as well as to promote security and protection both within our Services and outside of them, for example, by investigating suspicious activities or infractions of our conditions or policies. We strive to protect your account, for which we rely on teams of engineers, automated systems and advanced technology, such as encryption and machine learning. In addition, we provide easy-to-use security tools that incorporate an additional level of protection to your account.