Talking about Instagram’s new terms, a statement from Systrom read, “To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear. The language we proposed also raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we’re going to remove the language that raised the question.”
About the ownership of the photos, Systrom added, “Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos.”
The co-founder of Instagram stated that nothing will change about the privacy settings, if the users mark the photos as private, then they will remain private. According to Systrom, the new changes in the policy of the Facebook acquired service were released early so the users could provide feedback about them.
Instagram uses user information and photos for advertising
Citing the changes, a note on Instagram read, “We may share your information as well as information from tools like cookies, log files, and device identifiers and location data with organisations that help us provide the service to you and third-party advertising partners.”