Airbnb Privacy Policy (US)

Read our summary of Airbnb's Privacy Policy (US).


  • Airbnb's Privacy Policy aims to be clear about how your information is used and to protect your privacy.
  • Personal information such as contact details, government-issued ID, and payment information is collected.
  • Additional information you choose to provide, like gender or personal description, may be collected.
  • Information about others, like co-travelers, can be provided with their consent.
  • Automatically collects data such as geolocation, usage, log data, and device information.
  • May collect personal information from third parties, such as background checks or fraud warnings.
  • Uses personal information to provide, improve, and develop the Airbnb Platform.
  • Shares your communications on the platform for fraud prevention and other purposes.
  • Allows linking to third-party services, which may access your information.
  • May disclose your information to comply with legal obligations or in response to legal requests.
  • Shares information with Building Management to facilitate hosting services and compliance.
  • Shares information with service providers to help run Airbnb's business.
  • In the event of a business transfer, your personal information may be sold or transferred.
  • Corporate affiliates may share personal information to support the Airbnb Platform.
  • You have rights to manage, access, port, and erase your data, subject to applicable laws.
  • Airbnb implements security measures to protect your information but cannot guarantee perfect security.
  • Privacy Policy is subject to change, and continued use after changes means acceptance.

Things to watch out for

  • Personal information may be shared with government agencies without further notice to you, especially in China.
  • Automated processes could restrict or suspend your access to the Airbnb Platform based on perceived risks.
  • Communications on the platform may be analyzed for security and fraud prevention, potentially impacting privacy.
  • Information may be disclosed to tax authorities or other governmental agencies for tax compliance purposes.
  • Residual copies of personal information may remain in backup systems even after account deletion.


What personal information does Airbnb collect?

Airbnb collects contact details, government-issued ID, payment information, and other data you provide. They also automatically collect geolocation, usage, and device information.

Can Airbnb share my information without my consent?

Yes, Airbnb may share your information to comply with legal obligations, respond to legal requests, or with government agencies, especially in China.

What rights do I have over my personal information on Airbnb?

You have the right to manage, access, request a copy, and delete your personal information, subject to applicable laws.

Data Collection

  • Contact, Account, and Profile Information
  • Identity Verification and Payment Information
  • Additional Profile Information
  • Information About Others
  • Address Book Contact Information
  • Other Information
  • Geolocation Information
  • Usage Information
  • Log Data and Device Information
  • Payment Transaction Information
  • Personal Information from Third Parties
  • Background Information
  • Enterprise Product Invitations and Account Management
  • Referrals and Co-Travelers
  • Guest Travel Insurance
  • Other Sources

(Last updated: 04th January, 2024)

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