Flickr is now owned by Flickr Inc as of May 29, 2018. The personal information that was transferred to Flickr Inc is now controlled by them. SmugMug Inc is the company over Flickr Inc.
Personal data collected
When you create an account with Flickr or subscribe to their services, your personal information gets shared. They collect your name, email address, phone number, postal address, credit card information, and any other information that is needed. Flickr automatically collects the following information: type of browser, pages viewed, IP address, access time, the referring page, hardware information, screen resolution, operating system and version, device identifies, color and depth, and mobile network information. Some information that requires your consent is your location, which is used to add photo location information. If you take a photo with Flickr’s app on your mobile phone, with your consent they will collect the location information. They also collect the location of any photo you take with your mobile device’s camera or if you manually add the location. Flickr also stores data from digital camera pictures you upload. If you create or login to Flickr through a social media account, they collect that information as well.
Flickr data usage
Flickr uses data to:
- Add photo location information to your shared photos.
- Prevent fraud.
- Track your location.
- Show relevant ads.
Cookies and similar tech
With a Flickr account you can share multiple photos from your phone, digital camera or those taken with the Flickr app. You can set these photos to be private, shared with certain Flickr members, or public for everyone to see.
Data shared with Flickr
How to protect your privacy
By signing up for a Flickr account or subscription, you share some information with them automatically. Even if you delete your account, Flickr may still retain some information about you. To protect yourself, you should:
- Check your account settings for privacy issues.
- Remove information from your profile and account.
- Email Flickr to delete your account.
- Disable cookies in your browser.
- Not access your Flickr account via the app or on your phone’s browser.
- Delete your Flickr photos.
- Go into your settings and make your photos private.
- Turn off auto-upload of your camera’s photos in settings.
- Disable or delete flash cookies.
- Opt out of promotional emails by editing your settings.
How to contact Flickr about your privacy
You can email Flickr or you can send postal mail to them:
67 E Evelyn Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94041, USA