Acowale Data Policy

What kinds of information do we collect?

Depending on which Services you use, we collect different kinds of information from or about you.

Things you do and information you provide.

We collect the content and other information that you provide when you use our Services, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content that you provide, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities.

Things others do and information they provide.

We also collect content and information that other people provide when they use our Services, including information about you, such as when they share a photo of you, send a message to you or upload, sync or import your contact information.

Your networks and connections.

We collect information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or the groups you like to share with. We also collect contact information that you provide if you upload, sync or import this information (such as an address book) from a device.

Information about payments.

If you use our Services for purchases or financial transactions (e.g. when you buy something onAcowale, make a purchase viaAcowale or make a donation), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes your payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing, shipping and contact details.

Device information.

We collect information from or about the computers, phones or other devices where you install or access our Services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted. We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices. Here are some examples of the device information that we collect: 

  • Attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers.
  • Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth or WiFi signals.
  • Connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.

Information from websites and apps that use our Services.

We collect information when you visit or use third-party websites and apps that use our Services (e.g. when they offer our Like button or Acowale Log In or use our measurement and advertising services). This includes information about the websites and apps that you visit, your use of our Services on those websites and apps, as well as information the developer or publisher of the app or website provides to you or us.

Information from third-party partners.

We receive information about you and your activities on and off Acowale from third-party partners, such as information from a partner when we jointly offer services or from an advertiser about your experiences or interactions with them.

Acowale Group Companies.

We receive information about you from companies that are owned or operated byAcowale, in accordance with their terms and policies. Learn more about these companies and their privacy policies by mailing to

How do we use this information?

We are passionate about creating engaging and customised experiences for people. We use all of the information we have to help us provide and support our Services. Here’s how:

Provide, improve and develop Services.

We are able to deliver our Services, personalise content and make suggestions for you by using this information to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in on and off our Services. 

We also use information we have to provide shortcuts and suggestions to you. For example, we are able to suggest that your friend tags you in a picture by comparing your friend’s pictures to information we’ve put together from your profile pictures and the other photos in which you’ve been tagged. If this feature is enabled for you, you can control whether we suggest that another user tags you in a photo using the “Timeline and Tagging” settings. 

When we have location information, we use it to tailor our Services for you and others, such as helping you to check in and find local events or offers in your area or telling your friends that you are nearby. 

We conduct surveys and research, test features in development and analyse the information that we have in order to evaluate and improve products and services, develop new products or features and conduct audits and troubleshooting activities.

Communicate with you.

We use your information to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Services and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.

Show and measure ads and services.

We use the information we have to improve our advertising and measurement systems so that we can show you relevant ads on and off our Services and measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services. Learn more about advertising on our Services and how you can control how information about you is used to personalise the ads you see by mailing to

Promote safety and security.

We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies. We work hard to protect your account using teams of engineers, automated systems and advanced technology such as encryption and machine learning. We also offer easy-to-use security tools that add an extra layer of security to your account. For more information about promoting safety on Acowale, mail to

We use cookies and similar technologies to provide and support our Services.

How is this information shared?

Sharing on our Services

People use our Services to connect and share with others. We make this possible by sharing your information in the following ways:

People you share and communicate with.

When you share and communicate using our Services, you choose the audience who can see what you share. For example, when you post on Acowale, you select the audience for the post, such as a customised group of individuals, all of your Friends or members of a Group. Likewise, when you use AcowaleOne & AcowaleBusiness Message Options, you also choose the people who you send photos to or message. 

Public information is any information that you share with a public audience, as well as information in your public profile or content you share on a Acowale Page or another public forum. Public information is available to anyone on or off our Services and can be seen or accessed through online search engines, APIs and offline media, such as on TV. 

In some cases, people you share and communicate with may download or re-share this content with others on and off our Services. When you comment on another person’s post or like their content onAcowale, that person decides the audience who can see your comment or like. If their audience is public, your comment will also be public.

People that see content that others share about you.

Other people may use our Services to share content about you with the audience they choose. For example, people may share a photo of you, mention or tag you at a location in a post or share information about you that you shared with them. If you have concerns with someone’s post, social reporting is a way for people to quickly and easily ask for help from someone they trust. learn more by mailing to

Apps, websites and third-party integrations on or using our Services.

When you use third-party apps, websites or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Services, they may receive information about what you post or share. For example, when you play a game with your Acowale friends or use the Acowale Comment or Share button on a website, the game developer or website may get information about your activities in the game or receive a comment or link that you share from their website onAcowale. In addition, when you download or use such third-party services, they can access your public profile, which includes your username or user ID, your age range and country/language, your list of friends, as well as any information that you share with them. Information collected by these apps, websites or integrated services is subject to their own terms and policies. 

Learn more about how you can control the information about you that you or others share with these apps and websites by mailing to

Sharing withinAcowale companies.

We share information we have about you within the family of companies that are part of Acowale. Learn more about our companies by mailing to

New owner.

If the ownership or control of all or part of our Services or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner. 

Sharing with third-party partners and customers

We work with third-party companies who help us provide and improve our Services or who use advertising or related products, which makes it possible to operate our companies and provide free services to people around the world. 

Here are the types of third parties that we can share information with about you:

Advertising, measurement and analytics services (non-personally identifiable information only).

We want our advertising to be as relevant and interesting as the other information you find on our Services. With this in mind, we use all of the information that we have about you to show you relevant ads. We do not share information that personally identifies you (personally identifiable information is information such as a name or email address that can by itself be used to contact you or identify who you are) with advertising, measurement or analytics partners unless you give us permission. We may provide these partners with information about the reach and effectiveness of their advertising without providing information that personally identifies you, or if we have aggregated the information so that it does not personally identify you. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads performed, or how many people viewed their ads or installed an app after seeing an ad, or provide non-personally identifying demographic information (such as 25- year-old female, in Madrid, who likes software engineering) to these partners to help them understand their audience or customers, but only after the advertiser has agreed to abide by our advertiser guidelines

Please review your advertising preferences to understand why you’re seeing a particular ad on Acowale. You can adjust your ad preferences if you want to control and manage your ad experience on Acowale.

Vendors, service providers and other partners.

We transfer information to vendors, service providers and other partners who globally support our business, such as providing technical infrastructure services, analysing how our Services are used, measuring the effectiveness of ads and services, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting academic research and surveys. These partners must adhere to strict confidentiality obligations in a way that is consistent with this Data Policy and the agreements that we enter into with them.

How can I manage or delete information about me?

You can manage the content and information you share when you use Acowale through the Activity Center. You can also download information associated with your Acowale account through our Download Info in Activity Center.

We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. Information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted, unless we no longer need the data to provide products and services. 

You can delete your account any time. When you delete your account, we delete things that you have posted, such as your photos and status updates. If you do not want to delete your account, but want to temporarily stop using Acowale, you may deactivate your account instead. To learn more about deactivating or deleting your account, click here. Bear in mind that information that others have shared about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted when you delete your account.

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. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction and is consistent with internationally recognised standards. 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. For example, we may provide information to third-party partners about the reliability of your account to prevent fraud and abuse on and off our Services. Information that we receive about you, including financial transaction data related to purchases made with Acowale, 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. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.

How our global services operate

Acowale may share information internally within our family of companies or with third parties for purposes described in this policy. Information collected within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may, for example, be transferred to countries outside of the EEA for the purposes as described in this policy. We utilise standard contract clauses approved by the European Commission, adopt other means under European Union law and obtain your consent to legitimise data transfers from the EEA to the United States and other countries. 

You can contact us by mailing to for more information.

How will we notify you of changes to this policy?

We’ll notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review and comment on the revised policy before continuing to use our Services.

How to contact Acowale with questions

To learn more about how privacy works on Acowale, please mail to us at

Acowale Privacy

Candidate Privacy Policy and Consent

At Acowale, we believe privacy is a fundamental human right. We are providing you with the following information regarding how Acowale collects, processes, transfers, and stores your Personal Data.

Collection, Processing, Transfer and Use of Personal Data

Personal Data may be controlled by Acowale or processed by Acowale on behalf of its affiliates, which may be located anywhere in the world, where such an affiliate is the responsible data controller.

The following describes how Acowale at Acowale Technologies Private Limited or as appropriate a local affiliate (“Acowale”) as data controller collects, processes, transfers and uses the personal data you submit through this website (“Personal Data”) for purposes of processing your online application as further described below. Personal Data means any information relating to you that identifies you, or could reasonably be used to identify you, and that is recorded in any form, including but not limited to legal name, email address, physical address, education and employment history.

Purposes of Processing your Personal Data

As part of the application process, you have been asked to log in using your personal Acowale ID. During this process, the information associated with your Acowale ID that will be accessed and/or stored is your first and last name, as well as your primary email address in order to create a unique identifier related to your profile. Personal Data associated with your personal Acowale ID account will not be accessed or used by Acowale in connection with your application. You can also create a new Acowale ID by following the steps found here: Create a new Acowale ID.

Any Personal Data you provide to Acowale as part of the online job application process (i) will be used to process your application for the specific position you have applied for, (ii) will be used to process your application for other open positions within Acowale and the Acowale entities and subsidiaries around the world which may be suitable to you, (iii) will be retained for consideration for other similar positions available within Acowale and the Acowale entities and subsidiaries around the world and (iv) may be used to seek your views in relation to your candidate experience. If you do not wish to participate in talent research surveys please email

If you are successful, any Personal Data you provide to Acowale (i) will be used to process your offer of employment, (ii) will be used to onboard you in Acowale systems, and (iii) will be retained in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

As a publicly traded company, Acowale is required to comply with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission’s auditor independence rules. If you have previously worked for, or have had an affiliation with any entity associated with our external financial auditor, Acowale may be required to conduct an independence check which includes verifying the employment history data you have provided as part of your application, with this independent auditor. Your recruiter will notify you separately in advance of any information being shared.

Additionally, certain demographic data may be collected on a voluntary basis as part of Acowale’s legal obligations, and/or to further assist with Acowale’s efforts related to the planning, implementation and measurement of Acowale’s inclusion and diversity efforts and programs. Your responses will be kept confidential and will only be further shared to the extent there is a lawful basis for doing so and/or in order to comply with governmental requirements. Your candidacy will not be impacted in any way by your answers or your decision not to respond.

We will retain your Personal Data only as long as is necessary to meet the purposes for which such information was collected, and for the periods specified by applicable laws, which vary by country. These purposes may include but are not limited to application related inquiries, maintain business records for analysis, market trends and/or audit purposes or to deal with any legal matters. If you are a candidate based in California, you can view our California specific disclosures here.

Transfer of Personal Data

Acowale is a global business and we recruit internationally. By submitting your Personal Data online you acknowledge that your information may be transferred to Acowale in the United States and may be shared with other Acowale-affiliated companies around the world to contact you about job openings. Such entities may be located in countries/regions that do not provide a level of data protection comparable to the level in your home country/region. Acowale complies with laws on the transfer of Personal Data between countries to help ensure your data is protected, wherever it may be. Acowale entities subscribe to the appropriate legal instruments for the international transfer of data to the United States or outside the jurisdiction in which your data was collected, or will be bound by appropriate contractual arrangements (such as Standard Contract Clauses, as approved by the European Commission) or other prescribed legal basis to protect your Personal Data. Acowale’s international transfer of Personal Data collected in participating Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries abides by the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System and Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) System for any such transfers.

Personal Data relating to individuals in China mainland may be processed by Acowale in countries outside of China mainland. Where this is done it will be done in compliance with local laws, including the Personal Information Protection Law. In furtherance of the purpose of collection, Acowale may also transfer such Personal Data to third-parties as outlined in this Policy, who may in turn store or transfer the data outside of China mainland.

Security for your Personal Data

We have in place security measures to protect your Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. The security measures are implemented and maintained in accordance with legal, organizational and technological developments.

Use of Third-Party Service Providers

Acowale may use third-party service providers with whom Acowale contracts as part of its normal business operations to carry out certain human resources-related functions or IT functions (e.g., hosting services). Acowale will (i) diligently choose such third-party service providers, and (ii) ensure that such third-party service providers adopt adequate technical and organizational security measures to safeguard your Personal Data and that such third-party service providers only use your Personal Data as instructed by Acowale and for no other purposes.

Correctness of Personal Data

By consenting to this Candidate Privacy Consent, you confirm that all information you provide is complete and accurate. Acowale expressly reserves the right to suspend, modify access to or remove your profile within Acowale’s applicant tracking system if your profile violates any applicable Acowale policy, is deemed offensive, violent and/or for any other reason as determined by Acowale, in its sole discretion.

Your Privacy Rights and Additional Information

Acowale has appointed a Data Protection Officer, with appropriate support resources, in all regions where there is such a legal requirement. You may contact the Data Protection Officer for your region at with any questions or concerns that you have around Personal Data or this Candidate Privacy Policy and Consent. You may rectify or update at any time your Personal Data by accessing your Profile on In order to access, correct or delete your Personal Data, please send an email to Depending on the jurisdiction, Acowale may be required to retain some candidate data for compliance purposes. Due to the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations we are required to retain U.S. candidate data for 3 years. If applicable, you also may request the restriction or anonymization of the processing of your Personal Data, as well as object to the processing of your Personal Data if you believe you have legitimate reasons to do so, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data, where provided by applicable law. In such cases, please send an email to

If you are not satisfied with Acowale’s response, you may refer your complaint to the applicable regulator. If you ask us, we will endeavor to provide you with information about relevant complaint avenues which may be applicable to your circumstances.

Existence of Automated Decision Making

Acowale does not take any decisions involving the use of algorithms or profiling that significantly affect you.

By clicking “Accept & Continue” below, I acknowledge that I have read the Acowale Candidate Privacy Policy, and hereby consent to the collection, processing, use, and international transfer of my Personal Data as described therein.