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Privacy updates: Some revisions to our policies

We revised our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, effective as of 18 May 2015. Please read the updated policies and FAQs below explaining the revisions. By using our services after 18 May 2015, you agree to the revisions.


What has changed in the updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy?

If you live outside the United States, our services are now provided to you by Twitter International Company, our company based in Dublin, Ireland. Twitter International Company will be responsible for handling your account information under Irish privacy and data protection law, which is based on the European Union’s Data Protection Directive.

If you live in the United States, the services will continue to be provided to you by Twitter, Inc., based in San Francisco, California, under United States law.


What else is changing?

We’ve made a handful of clarifications in our Privacy Policy, making it easier to read and providing additional detail. For example, we’ve clarified that you can sign up for our Twitter services using a pseudonym as your name, or using your phone number as your contact information. For ease of reference, we consolidated privacy practices related to contact information into a single section. We’ve linked to Help Center pages explaining the public information that you share through the Twitter services, and how you can download or request access to information related to your account. We’ve also provided examples of how other users can share information about you through the Twitter services, and referenced your privacy settings for controlling who can tag you in a photo.


Which Twitter services are covered by the changes?

The revisions apply to the Twitter services and our other services that link to the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy, including Digits and Periscope.


Why is Twitter making these changes?

As more people around the world use our services, we’ve expanded our operations to improve how we support our users globally. The changes to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy indicate this expansion and better reflect how we’re providing our services to users.


What impact will the transition to Twitter International Company have on the services I use?

The features, look, and feel of our services will not change with this transition.