One of our missions is to optimize the camera for every Snapchatter. To achieve that, some of our features use info about your face, hands, and voice to make them work, which may be considered biometric information under the laws of certain countries or states, such as Illinois or Texas. For instance, when using Lenses, Snap technology locates certain features (like where your hands, eyes, and nose are) and uses that information to put the Lens in the right place. In addition, we offer certain features that allow you to take a selfie and use it, for instance, to create an avatar or be placed in fun scenes with your friends. Some of our features use audio data to understand what the speaker is saying or offer functionality that makes suggestions, like captions, based on the images in a Snap.
If you don’t agree to this and want to discontinue using Snapchat, you can delete your account.
Retention and Deletion
Content you create and share will be preserved as long as you choose to save it.
If you choose to delete your account, the face, hand, and voice information associated with your account will be deleted. Otherwise, face, hand, and voice data used to power these features is deleted within 3 years of your last use of Snapchat.