Discover Privacy Policy

Privacy on Discover. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, share, and safeguard information we process to support the Discover app (“Discover”). This policy also explains how you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Limited data use, retention and sharing. As further outlined in this privacy policy, we collect, store, and use your personal information as it is necessary in order for us to provide Discover, personalize your experience, for measurement and analytics purposes and to improve Discover. We limit the information we collect and share as part of offering Discover.

  • Domain and mobile data use information. We do not store information about the things you do or the content you view within any website operated by a third party service (a “Website”). When you use Websites in Discover, we may route the request through our servers to assist with data compression, remove high bandwidth features that Discover does not support and so that your internet service provider knows to allow you to access the service without data charges. In order to make all of this work, we store the amount of data (e.g. megabytes) used and some limited information – the domain or name of the Website accessed through Discover, the time the domain is accessed and the internet service provider and browser used to provide access to the domain. However, these data points are not stored in identifiable form in conjunction with your phone number or other unique device identifiers.
  • Basic device and usage information. We collect limited device, browser, and usage information when you use Discover. Specifically, we may collect the type of device or browser and operating system you use, your app version, the time, date and type of your connection, your internet service provider and account balance information, device ID, IP address, phone number, country, language setting, and the domains you access in Discover. The domains of Websites you access in Discover which are not stored in identifiable form in conjunction with your phone number or other unique device identifiers.
  • Aggregated usage data and Discover enrollment. To help us and your internet service provider evaluate the success of the Discover program, we may share usage information (specifically, megabytes used and overall level of use of Websites) with your internet service provider in a form that is combined with other Discover users who use that internet service provider. In addition to this aggregated information, we may let internet service providers know which of their customers’ specific phone numbers (or a unique identifier) are enrolled in Discover.

Security. Our teams work to build security into Discover, and this includes using security protocols to help secure Discover. To assist with data compression, remove high bandwidth features that Discover does not support and help ensure the appropriate services can be delivered without data charges when accessed via Discover, we need to decrypt HTTPS Internet traffic. When we do this, the decrypted traffic is re-encrypted before leaving our servers on the way to your device. We do not store information associated with that traffic other than what would be available outside of the encrypted traffic, which allows the Websites to function properly. As explained above, this means we may collect the domain or name of the Websites accessed through Discover, and the amount of data (e.g. megabytes) used when you access the service. Because of our commitment to security, where possible, we will also encrypt any HTTP-only websites between our servers and your device to provide added security beyond what normal web browsers do today.

You can delete your information any time. To learn more about deleting your information, click here. For further information on how to exercise your rights under applicable privacy laws, please write to us using the “Contact us” details further below.

How do we respond to legal requests or prevent harm? We may access, preserve, and share your information in response to a legal request (e.g. a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief that it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to ­­protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information that we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.

How our global services operate: We may share limited information within the Meta Platforms Companies in order to provide Discover and for measurement and analytics purposes. However, we will not connect the domains or names of the Websites accessed through Discover with your Facebook account, if you have one. Your information may, for example, be transferred or transmitted to, or stored and processed in the United States or other countries outside of where you live for the purposes as described in this policy. These transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in the Discover Terms of Service and globally operate and provide Discover to you. We utilize standard contract clauses, rely on the European Commission's adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, and obtain your consent for these data transfers to the United States and other countries.

How will we notify you of changes to this policy? We'll notify you before we make material changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before continuing to use our services.

Contact us:
Meta Platforms, Inc.
1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Discover is brought to you by and is operated by Meta. For more information about Discover, please click here. Please also read our terms, and note that when you use Websites or share information with your internet service provider, their own terms and privacy policies apply and you should review them.

Last updated: December 21, 2023