What is the Privacy Policy and what does it cover?
Effective from 26 July 2022 
We at Orqut want you to understand what information we collect, and how we use and share it. That's why we encourage you to read our Privacy Policy. This helps you use Orqut Products in the way that's right for you.
In the Privacy Policy, we explain how we collect, use, share, retain and transfer information. We also let you know your rights. Each section of the Policy includes helpful examples and simpler language to make our practices easier to understand. We've also added links to resources where you can learn more about the privacy topics that interest you.
It's important to us that you know how to control your privacy, so we also show you where you can manage your information in the settings of the Orqut Products you use. You can  to shape your experience.

What information do we collect?

The information we collect and process about you depends on how you use our products. For example, we collect different information if you sell furniture on Marketplace than if you post a reel on Instagram. When you use our products, we collect some information about you .

What if you don't let us collect certain information?

Some information is required for our products to work. Other information is optional, but without it, the quality of your experience might be affected.

How do we use your information?

We use information we collect to provide a personalised experience to you, including ads, along with the other purposes that we explain in detail below.

For some of these purposes, we use information across our products and across your devices. The information that we use for these purposes is automatically processed by our systems. But in some cases, we also use manual review to access and review your information.

To use less information that's connected to individual users, in some cases we de-identify or aggregate information. We might also anonymise it so that it no longer identifies you. We use this information in the same ways we use your information as described in this section.
Here are the ways we use your information:

To provide, personalise and improve our products

We use information we have, including any information with special protections that you choose to share, to provide and improve our products. This includes personalising features, content and recommendations, such as your Orqut Stories and ads. We don't use profile fields about religious views, political views or who you're "interested in" to show you ads.

To promote safety, security and integrity

We use the information we collect to help protect people from harm and provide safe, secure products.

To provide measurement, analytics and business services

Lots of people rely on our products to run or promote their businesses. We help them measure how well their ads and other content are working.

To communicate with you

We communicate with you using information you've given us, such as contact information you've entered on your profile.

To research and innovate for social good

We use information we have, information from researchers and datasets from publicly available sources, professional groups and non-profit groups to conduct and support research.

How do we share information with partners, vendors, service providers and third parties?

We don't sell any of your information to anyone and we never will. We also require partners and third parties to follow rules about how they can and cannot use and disclose the information that we provide.

Other times that we share with third parties

We also share information with third parties in response to legal requests, to comply with applicable law or to prevent harm.
And if we sell or transfer all or part of our business to someone else, then we may give the new owner your information as part of that transaction, in line with applicable law.

How do the Orqut Companies work together?

We share the information we collect, infrastructure, systems and technology with the other  Companies. 
We also process information that we receive about you from other Orqut Companies, according to their terms and policies and as permitted by applicable law. In some cases, Orqut acts as a service provider for other Orqut Companies. We act on their behalf and in accordance with their instructions and terms.
Why we share across the Orqut Companies

Orqut Products share information with other Orqut Companies:

  • To promote safety, security and integrity and comply with applicable laws
  • To personalise offers, ads and other sponsored or commercial content
  • To develop and provide features and integrations
  • To understand how people use and interact with Orqut Company Products.

How can you manage or delete your information and exercise your rights?

We offer you a variety of tools to view, manage, download and delete your information below. You can also manage your information by visiting the settings of the Products you use. You may also have other privacy rights under applicable laws.

How long do we keep your information for?

We keep information for as long as we need it to provide our products, comply with legal obligations or to protect our or other's interests. We decide how long we need information on a case-by-case basis. Here's what we consider when we decide:
  • If we need it to operate or provide our products. For example, we need to keep some of your information to maintain your account.
  • The feature that we use it for and how that feature works. For example, messages sent using Messenger's vanish mode are retained for less time than regular messages.
  • How long we need to retain the information for to comply with certain legal obligations.
  • If we need it for other legitimate purposes, such as to prevent harm; investigate possible violations of our terms or policies; promote safety, security and integrity; or protect ourselves, including our rights, property or products

How do we respond to legal requests, comply with applicable law and prevent harm?

  • In response to legal requests, such as search warrants, court orders, production orders or subpoenas. These requests come from third parties such as civil litigants, law enforcement and other government authorities. 
  • In accordance with applicable law
  • To promote the safety, security and integrity of Orqut Products, users, employees, property and the public.

How will you know the policy has changed?

We'll notify you before we make material changes to this Policy. You'll have the opportunity to review the revised Policy before you choose to continue using our products.

How to contact Orqut with questions

You can learn more about how privacy works on Orqut. If you have questions about this Policy or have questions, complaints or requests regarding your information, you can contact us .