23 April 2020
If you're developing an app or website centered around user-generated photography, whether it's a camera app, photo storage website or anything in between, chances are your app is connected to Instagram via the Instagram API.
Here's an example of the Twitter app requesting confirmation to connect to Instagram API:
After clicking Authorize, the user is be taken to a login page where the user will enter his Instagram account information:
1. Publicly Accessible
You cannot limit access to your policy by requiring a password to access your policy or other methods of making access less public and more private.
If you include a link to your policy, make sure your URL is always up and running. The link to your policy must be made available on your website and within your mobile app if either is connecting to the Instagram API.
2. Collection and Use of Information
Retrica lets users know what information it collects, such as information obtained while using services, or voluntarily given.
Users are also told how the personal information will be used, including for company communication with users, verifying identity, and personalizing the services of the app:
When a Lightwidget user wants to authorize the connection of his Instagram account to his Lightwidget account, he can go to the Authorization webpage on Lightwidget, click "Login with Instagram", and then enter his Instagram username and password on the following webpage.
The user must login to Instagram then:
In the section titled "How do we use information?," users are informed that their information will be used for things like analyzing trends, improving services and customizing the website.
We've also created a Legal Checklist for Businesses Using Social Media Influencers to help you use endorsements in a legally-compliant way.
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