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Republic of Korea Privacy Notice

Effective: 13 December 2022

We’ve created this notice specifically for users in the Republic of Korea. Users in the Republic of Korea have certain privacy rights as specified under Republic of Korea law, including the Personal Information Protection Act. Our Privacy Principles and the privacy controls we offer to all users are in line with these laws – this notice makes sure we cover the Republic of Korea-specific requirements. For example, all users can request a copy of their data, request deletion and control their privacy settings in the app. For the full picture, check out our Privacy Policy.

Data controller

If you’re a user in the Republic of Korea, you should know that Snap Inc. is the controller of your personal information.

Personal information collected

Please refer to the “Information we collect” section of the Privacy Policy.

Purpose of handling personal information

Please refer to the “How we use information” section of the Privacy Policy.

Disclosure of personal information to third parties

Certain third-party service providers as described here and/or Snap’s affiliates within the Snap Inc. family of companies may perform functions on behalf of Snap and may have access to your personal information as needed to perform those functions.

We may also share information about you with partners and creators we work with to add fun new features to Snapchat. For more information about information collected by third parties on our services, visit our Support Site. Please refer to each partner’s privacy policy for applicable retention periods.

Please note, we will not share personal information about you with third parties without your consent, unless otherwise permitted by law.

Procedures and methods of destruction of personal information

We’ll destroy your personal information when the time period you consented to has expired or when your personal information is rendered unnecessary for the purposes for which it was collected. As described in our Privacy Policy, if you ever decide to stop using Snapchat, you can just ask us to delete your account. We’ll also delete most of the information we’ve collected about you after you’ve been inactive for a while —but don’t worry, we’ll try to contact you first! When we destroy your data, we will take commercially reasonable and technically feasible measures to ensure the personal information is permanently destroyed. 

Your rights

We want you to be in control of your information, so we provide you with a number of rights regarding your personal information. Please refer to the “Control over your information” section of the Privacy Policy.

International data transfers

Overseas Snap Inc. family of companies and service providers. To provide our services to you, we may collect your personal information from, transfer it to, and store and process it, with Snap Inc. family of companies, and certain third-party service providers to perform functions on behalf of Snap as described here, in the United States and other countries outside of where you live. Whenever we share information outside of where you live, we ensure that the transfer complies with your local law so that your personal information is adequately protected. 

  • Country to which personal information is transferred: United States

  • Transfer date and method: Transferred on submission for storage and processing.

  • Personal Information Transferred: Please refer to the Information We Collect section of the Privacy Policy

  • Retention of Personal Information: Please refer to the How Long We Keep Your Information section of the Privacy Policy.

Overseas partners. We may share information about you with partners and creators we work with who are located outside the Republic of Korea to add fun new features to Snapchat. For more information about our partners, visit our Support Site.

  • Country to Which Personal Information Is Transferred: Please refer to partner’s privacy policy accessible here Support Site

  • Transfer date and method: Transferred on submission for storage and processing.

  • Personal Information Transferred: Please refer to the Information We Collect section of the Privacy Policy

  • Retention of Personal Information: Please refer to partner’s privacy policy accessible here Support Site 

Department in Charge of Protecting Personal Information and Handling Complaints

Snap’s Privacy Officer can be contacted through Snap’s Representative: Ms. Eun-Mi Kim at General Agent Co. Ltd
Telephone: 00 308 64 0160
E-mail: koreaprivacy @ snap.com
Delegated Work: Matters involving the domestic representative as provided under the Personal Information Protection Act

Additionally, you may contact Snap’s Privacy Officer as described below. 

Snap Inc.
Attn: Legal Dept. (Korean member query)
3000 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
USA
Telephone: 00 308 64 0160
E-mail: koreaprivacy @ snap.com