What does Venmo do with your personal information?
Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons Venmo chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
Reasons we can share your personal information
Does Venmo share?
Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes—such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus
For our marketing purposes—to offer our products and services to you
For joint marketing with other financial companies
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes—information about your transactions and experiences
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes—information about your creditworthiness
We don’t share
For our affiliates to market to you
We don’t share
For nonaffiliates to market to you
We don’t share
Who we are
This privacy notice is provided by Venmo, a service of PayPal, Inc. in connection with its provision of Venmo, and is applicable to your personal Venmo account.
What we do
How does Venmo protect my personal information?
To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
How does Venmo collect my personal information?
We collect your personal information, for example, when you
Why can’t I limit all sharing?
Federal law gives you the right to limit only
Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
Other important information
We may transfer personal information to other countries, for example, for customer service or to process transactions.California: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) permits consumers who are California residents to ask businesses covered under the CCPA about personal information it has collected about the consumer, submit an access or deletion request, and opt-out of the “sale” or “sharing” of personal information, if applicable. These provisions do not apply to personal information collected, processed, shared, or disclosed by financial institutions pursuant to federal law such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Contact us if you have questions about our privacy statement, this consumer notice, or your personal information. If your Venmo account has a California mailing address, we will not share personal information we collect about you except to the extent permitted under California law.Vermont: If your Venmo account has a Vermont mailing address, we will not share personal information we collect about you with non-affiliates unless the law allows or you provide authorization. We will not disclose information about your creditworthiness to our affiliates and will not disclose your personal information, financial information, credit report, or health information to nonaffiliated third parties to market to you, other than as permitted by Vermont law, unless you authorize us to make those disclosures. Additional information concerning our privacy policies can be found at https://venmo.com/legal/us-licenses/ or call 1-855-812-4430.
We have collected the following categories of personal information from California Residents:
We have collected such personal information from the following categories of sources:
We collected such personal information to use for the following purposes:
We disclosed such personal information with the following categories of third parties for business purpose:
a. Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
b. Any categories of personal information described in subdivision (e) of Section 1798.80: “Personal information” means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information. “Personal information” does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records.
c. Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, including age or date of birth, national origin, disability, citizenship, military status.
d. Commercial information, including products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
e. Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement.
f. Geolocation data, with consent.
g. Audio, electronic, visual, or similar information.
h. Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this subdivision to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, and abilities.
i. Sensitive Personal Information