U.S. law enforcement and government agencies must file legal action (including detention requests) through Snap`s law enforcement website: less.snapchat.com. While it is true that we value the ephemeral, some account information can be retrieved by law enforcement through a valid legal process. Sometimes this can mean helping law enforcement prevent illegal activity and prosecuting accounts for violating Snap`s Terms of Service. We also help in urgent situations and imminent danger to life, such as shooting threats in schools, bomb threats and missing persons cases. In September 2016, the company officially called itself Snap Inc. and introduced smart glasses called Spectacles.    In November 2016, the Company filed documents for an initial public offering (IPO) with an estimated market value of between $25 billion and $35 billion.    In December 2016, the company opened research and development in Shenzhen and acquired advertising and technology company Flite and Israel-based augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for $30-40 million.
    A partnership with Turner Broadcasting System in December 2016 will enable the integration of Turner`s properties on Snapchat while working with Snap Inc. to develop original content.  The company was founded on September 16, 2011 by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy at the same time as Picaboo`s initial relaunch as Snapchat. On December 31, 2013, the app was hacked and 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers were leaked on the internet.  Also in December 2013, Emily White, who was previously a senior executive at Facebook, Instagram and Google, was hired as Chief Operating Officer. His term with the Corporation ended in March 2015.  We have drafted these Terms of Service (which we refer to as the “Terms”) so that you are aware of the rules governing our relationship with you as a user of our Services. While we`ve done our best to remove legal language from the terms, there are places where they can still read like a traditional contract. There is a reason for this: these Terms of Service are a legally binding contract between you and Snap Inc.
(“Snap”). Please read them carefully. Our ability to disclose Snapchat account records is generally governed by the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. ¢§ 2701 et seq. The FCC requires us to disclose certain Snapchat account records only in response to certain types of legal proceedings, including subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants. Snap Inc. is an American camera and social media company founded on September 16, 2011 by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown based in Santa Monica, California. The company has developed and maintains a number of technology products and services, namely Snapchat, Spectacles, and Bitmoji. The company was originally called Snapchat Inc., but was renamed Snap Inc. on September 24, 2016 to consolidate the Spectacles product under one company.  Our enforcement guide answers many questions about enforcement requests. There you will find details about the possible availability of Snapchat account entries and the type of legal process required to compel the disclosure of this data.
i. Unsubscribing. You may opt out of this arbitration agreement. If you do, neither you nor Snap can force the other to arbitrate. To opt out, you must notify Snap in writing no later than 30 days after this arbitration agreement first becomes effective. Your notice must include your name and address, Snapchat username, and the email address you used to set up your Snapchat account (if applicable), as well as a clear statement that you wish to opt out of this arbitration agreement. You must send your notice of opt-out either by email to Snap Inc., Attn: Arbitration Opt-out, 3000 31st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or by email to email@example.com. We call “Public Content” item submissions that are configured to be visible to everyone, as well as content you submit to public services such as public profiles, Snap Map, or Lens Studio.
Law enforcement officials should direct their requests to Snap Inc. Be sure to provide the Snapchat username of the requested Snapchat account. If you can`t find a username, we can try to find the account with a phone number or email address – with varying degrees of success. Please refer to Section IV of our Law Enforcement Guide for more information on how to find a Snapchat account. In June 2018, Snapchat announced a new third-party development platform called Snap Kit: a suite of components that allows partners to deploy third-party integrations with aspects of the service.