Social Media Usage Terms & Conditions

Just like in our restaurants, our Web site is an opportunity for our guests to share with one another — from photos to comments to videos. But before you can participate, we ask you if you’re at least 13 years of age because complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which prohibits collecting personal information from anyone under the age of 13.

Eligibility of use. The Web site may only be used by individuals aged thirteen (13) years or older. If the User is thirteen (13) years or older but under the age of eighteen (18) years, User should review these Terms with User’s parent or guardian to make sure the User and User’s parent or guardian understand them.


Our Web site includes a combination of content that we create and that our franchisees, affiliates or business partners create. All materials published on our Web site, including, but not limited to, written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, and Flash animation, are the intellectual property of IHOP or our franchisees, affiliates or business partners. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or content on our Web site in whole or in part, other than as necessary for your own personal non-commercial use, without our written consent.

Our Web site contains content that we create as well as content provided by third parties. This content may include, among other things, company information, and product or service information or reviews. There may be some inadvertent inaccuracies or typographical errors in the content and we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, completeness or quality of the content on our Web site or that located at third party URLs that may be posted on our Web site.

Please take note that when you post a text-based message, photo, video or comment to IHOP brand pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest — or tag your content posts using #breakfastlove, on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and when tagging social posts with #postmyIHOPpics and #sharemyIHOPlove, #IHOPsummer, #IHOPlove and #IHOPcheer on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest — you are giving IHOP permission to feature this content on In the Future, other campaign and promotional (#) hashtags could lead to temporary or long-term usage and appear on and other social brand pages. As well, please take note that when uploading a social post via’s Social Experience, and when you check the “Terms & Conditions” box, that your posts could be selected to be shared temporary or long term on the site and other social brand pages. This permission grants a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license to post your content on this site. We will not share your personal information, full name or other easily identifiable information to protect your privacy. Your voices will be shared with other customers and users. Thank you for sharing your voice.

To learn more about the privacy policies for Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, click on the links below:

It’s also important to note that not all submissions or posts conducted via’s social posting, or through an individual user profile, guarantees that we will highlight it on the site or in any particular section of the site. Some posts will not be used due to profanity and rejected due to language, which denigrates or discriminates against specific individuals or specific segments of the population. We reserve the right to remove or reject posts at any time.

You understand and agree that our Services may include communications such as service announcements and administrative messages from us or from our franchisees, affiliates or business partners and that these communications are considered part of the Services. You also understand that our Services may be perceived as or include advertisements.


The IHOP Play application is one of the applications that IHOP has available for user download in the iTunes and Android Play store fronts. This application is free to users with the devices on which it is supported. It is currently only available on these store fronts. The Application is subject to change at any time, and updates will be delivered via the appropriate OS delivery framework. The application is promoted via, and available for download on iTunes and Android. The IHOP Play application is currently not collecting any personally identifiable information at this time. If personally identifiable information is collected in the future, usage of that information will conform to our Privacy Policy.

Download speeds, content performance and loading may vary by device and are not guaranteed. Users are responsible for all application downloads that they initiate on their devices. IHOP is not responsible for any bandwidth charges that a User may incur by downloading the IHOP Play application or updates to the application a User may initiate. User experience may vary slightly based on devices. Users who share the content in the IHOP Play application to their social network do so fully acknowledging these terms. Users agree that the ownership of this content belongs to IHOP, and they are using the share tool with this knowledge.

The length of time that the IHOP Play content experience is live is subject to change. At any point, IHOP can remove the app from the App Store and make updates to the app via the store fronts. Users are encouraged to update their applications when new updates are provided to reflect the latest and most stable experiences.

The IHOP Play application is separate from the IHOP application on iTunes or Android.


The IHOP Application is one of the Applications that IHOP has available for user download in the iTunes and Android Play storefronts. This Application is Free to users with the devices it is supported on. It is currently only available on these storefronts. The IHOP Application is available for download on iTunes and Android - This application is used to enable users to find locations, browse the IHOP menu, and connect with the IHOP brand and sign up for the pancake revolution program.


If you’ve posted on an IHOP social property and would like to opt-out of having your post content published on, please send an email to

We recognize that our customers’ privacy is important and we take it seriously. Review our full privacy policy here