Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement is designed to inform you about the collection, use, and disclosure of information related to, and your rights in respect of, the data collected or processed related to your use of our software products, services, or platform. Our product can be accessed via a website, mobile application as well as other electronic services and this Privacy Statement will be linked to those various access methods.Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Statement before using the Service.

Background and overview

Our product is provided in a Software-as-a-Service and provides users (individuals and businesses) with the opportunity to interact, typically in defined groups and as established by a group lead. Our products allow individuals and businesses that elect to participate, to coordinate and schedule events, discuss issues, provide notices of changes, respond to survey and polls as well as have the ability to interact with each other within the limited confines of the system’s capabilities. Our products store and retain information submitted by individuals and businesses that have elected to use or participate with our products.

General privacy statement

Subject to our more explanatory statement below, we do not sell personal information and, except for relationship messaging from us, we do not share your contact information with third parties unless you have provided us with your consent (opt in). Our products does allow advertisers to advertise within the Service and groups, and in electronic messages, however, such advertising is not targeted or contextually related to any individual – it is related to group interests that the individual has joined; however, some advertising may be contextually related to your geographic information based on either contact information you supply us, or if you are using a mobile device, information the device provides us about where the device is located.


By registering for or otherwise using the Service, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement. Specifically, you authorize the collection, processing, retention, and disclosure of Information about You by us and our affiliates, business partners, and service providers for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement or as described to you during your interactions with the Service.

Note: When you register or when you use the Service, or one of its functions, for the first time, privacy clarifications may be provided.

Effective Date and Changes to this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement is updated as of 12/1/23 and we reserve the right to update this Privacy Statement at any time. If this Privacy Statement is updated, we will use reasonable electronic efforts to advise you of the change, which may include posting a notice of the change in the Service (at login, for example), or we may elect to send you an electronic notification of any changes. If we notify you by electronic communication, we will provide these electronic messages to your last known or provided electronic communication address. You are responsible for reviewing the communications that we send, authorizing communications from us, and actively maintaining as well as keeping those addresses up to date. Use of our Products and Services after any notice of change to the Privacy Statement will be considered acceptance of the terms. Changes in the updated Privacy Statement will be effective from the inception of your first (or next) use of the Service, unless expressly prohibited by applicable law (or unless expressly stated in such changed Privacy Statement).

NOTICE REGARDING NON-SALE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. Our product collects and processes your personal information as described below solely for use in providing Services to you. Some government jurisdictions take a broad view of “sale of personal information” to include use of anonymized and de-identified data shared with companies such as Google. As noted below, except for certain anonymous, de-identified data that may be used by such service providers to provide us their service, we do not sell your Personal Information.



Categories of personal information we collect and the purpose for which we collect such data: The categories of personal information we collect and associated examples are below:

Category Examples (not exhaustive) Purpose for which we collect and use this information
Personal identifier Name, address and, phone numbers (including mobile numbers), account usernames, email address, social media account addresse

We use personal identifiers to communicate with you, and to verify your identity. We obtain personal identifiers manually directly from you. We use this information to provide you our Services. We use third party contractors under contracts with us, who assist us to provide the Service. These contracts with contractors restrict use of your information to providing the Services. We currently use:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Cell phone numbers
  4. Account usernames, and
  5. Email address
Device information Browser user agent and internet protocol address

We use Device information to monitor and improve the Services and user experience and for analytics. This information is shared with: Azure and you can view their privacy policy at this link.

General information Any personal information you enter into a chat When desired or applicable, Users man use GroupMe to provide online chat services, which enables Users to interact within groups. Chat messages and discussions are maintained or saved on GroupMe

Uses of Information about You

We use the information about you to provide the Service, to fulfill your information requests, and contact you as you have requested. We may also use information about you to improve our programs or the content of our Service, and for our analysis. In cases where we remove the elements of your information that could identify you, we may use and/or disclose the resulting "de-identified" aggregated information without restrictions. For example, we may create de-identified, statistical, and aggregate data results for research purposes and for reporting to other organizations. This data reported will not contain personal identifiers and will not identify individuals.

Exchanging information with Other Parties

Except as disclosed above in the section “NOTICE AT COLLECTION”, we do not share information about you with third parties.

Managing Information about You

To keep the information that you provide via this Service accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below and we will take appropriate steps to update or correct such information in our possession, or to make changes to the “Information about You” so that we no longer contact you for certain purposes. We may make some or all of these options available in the Service interface, which will allow you to manage your own preferences.

Communicating with You

We may communicate with you through electronic communications and through the Service, via the use of notifications and/or alerts. Therefore, you will be provided with the ability to manage the ways in which we are able to communicate with you. For example, you may subscribe or unsubscribe to certain electronic communications from us, such as for notifications and information about updates to the Services. You may not unsubscribe from administrative Service and electronic messages that we may send, such as to alert you of changes in our Privacy Statement or Terms of Service. The Service also allows other users of the Service to communicate with you in some cases, depending on which groups you have joined, and your settings. We do not control and are not responsible for the content of messages sent by other users.

Links to Other Services

The Service may provide hyperlinks and references to other websites (including other Sites) or allow you to connect your information on this Service to such third-party services. Our Privacy Statement does not apply to those websites, and we are not responsible for the content or function of those websites. We encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of the other websites that you use.

Contacting Us

We are happy to hear from you. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or the practices of the Service, you may contact our Privacy Officer as noted below.

Other Special Considerations

Technology Logging, Cookies, and Related Techniques

When you interact with the Service, your browser or other device may communicate other technical information that we use as part of our Services. For example, as you use the Service, your browser or other device communicates with our technology, which in turn keeps records of your interactivity and requests for services and content to assist us in managing and improving the utility of the Service, and to conduct research and analysis on its use. The types of such interactive information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser / device type, URL, requests made, device identification information, and related technical usage information. We use cookies and other remote side storage technology (such as clear gifs or web beacons) to authenticate you to the Service, maintain your session, to analyze how the Service is used, to keep track of your progress in viewing a video or other content, to link information about how you use the Service with your account, and to help tailor our Services. The Service may not function properly if your browser or device is configured so it does not accept these associated cookies and other technical means.

Information about Children

The Service is not intended for use by persons under the age of 16, without parental supervision.

Rights under Laws

You may have additional rights under state law to access certain information; for example, California residents may have rights under California Code Section 1798.83. We honor those rights.

Location of Processing

The Company is a United States of America business with its core operations in the United States. Information related to you may be processed by us, our affiliates, business partners, or service providers in the United States.

Your rights under certain laws

This section describes certain rights you may have under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) as amended by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CPRA), other similar state laws applicable in the United States, and under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (“GDPR”). Collectively the above referenced laws and regulations are referred to herein as the “Data Privacy Laws.”

Process for Exercising your rights in Personal Data

For those users of our Services and Sites who are residents of countries in the European Union (or that have equivalent rights, such as residents of the Great Britain), the State of California, or certain other states that have adopted laws similar to CCPA/CPRA, we have created the following mechanisms and practices to provide you with the following control over your personal information that comprises personal data as defined under GDPR, or personal information as defined under the CCPA/CPRA (references below to “Personal Data” are meant to also encompass the term “personal information” under the CCPA/CPRA and similar laws):

A. What are your rights?

If any of your Personal Data provided to the Company is subject to the Data Privacy Laws, you have a number of rights. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country (under the GDPR) or typically from your state Attorney General, under CCPA/CPRA and other state laws.

IMPORTANT: When you contact the Company to exercise your rights it is very important for security verification and other purposes that you use any email address that you know is associated with the Personal Data about which you are contacting Company. Be aware that the Company may use reasonable efforts to verify your identity to ensure that it does not disclose Personal Data to an impostor.

Please also be aware that we cannot search, and therefore cannot locate, any stored documents or information that are encrypted in a manner that precludes us from accessing the unencrypted information.

  1. The right to object to processing of your Personal Data (the right to opt out)

    You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e. if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities from third parties).

    HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT: If you want to object to certain types of processing, please direct your communication to our Privacy Officer as noted below, providing specific and detailed information regarding your objection, and requested action.

    Be aware that you cannot object to certain types of processing of your Personal Data, which limitations are set forth in the Data Privacy Laws. If Company determines that it is required to continue to process your Personal Data, it will provide you the basis on which it has made this determination.
  2. The right to an accounting of the processing (the right to know)

    You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent, and easily understandable information about how we use and process your Personal Data. This is why we are providing you with the information in this privacy policy.

    HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT: If you have questions about the privacy policy or how Company may be processing your Personal Data, please direct your communication to our Privacy Officer as noted below and please be specific and detailed about your questions and Company will promptly address those questions.
  3. The right of access

    You have the right to obtain access to your Personal Data (if we are processing it), and certain other information about Our privacy practices with respect to your Personal Data (similar to that provided in this Privacy Statement).

    This is so you are aware and can check that we are using your information in accordance with GDPR/CCPA/CPRA or any other applicable data protection laws.

    HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT: If you have questions specific to your Personal Data and how Company is using it in accordance with GDPR, CCPA/CPRA or other applicable laws, please direct your communication to our Privacy Officer as noted below, and please be specific and detailed about your questions and Company will promptly address those questions.
  4. The right to rectification

    You are entitled to have your Personal Data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

    HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT: If you believe your Personal Data processed by Company is incorrect and needs to be updated or otherwise corrected, please check your settings with respect to your account, and if you still believe your Personal Data is inaccurate, direct your communication to our Privacy Officer as noted below.
  5. The right to erasure (the right to delete)

    This is also known as “the right to be forgotten” and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your Personal Data where there’s no basis for us to continue to process it or to retain it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions as stated in the Data Privacy Laws.

    HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT: If you no longer want Company to have and/or process your Personal Data, to the extent we do not provide a self-service means of deleting your Personal Data, please direct your communication to our Privacy Officer as noted below.

    (NOTE: Consistent with Data Privacy Laws Company may retain a trivial amount of information, for example, to keep a record of its compliance with your request.)
  6. The right to restrict processing

    You may have rights to “block” or suppress further use of your Personal Data that Company processes. When processing is restricted, we can still store your Personal Data but may not use it further. We may keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be “blocked” to make sure the restriction is respected in future, but also be aware that upon making this request, we may terminate your account and delete your Personal Data instead of restricting the processing of it.

    HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT: If you want to restrict, or terminate restrictions, on the Company’s processing your Personal Data, please direct your communication to our Privacy Officer as noted below.
  7. The right to data portability

    You may have rights to obtain and reuse your Personal Data for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider of services like the Services from Company that you subscribed to, this enables you to move, copy, or transfer your Personal Data.

    HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT: Company may have or may in the future provide you with the ability to download your Personal Data. If Company has done so, please use these functions to obtain a copy of your Personal Data. If the Company has not enabled this functionality, and if you want Company to export your Personal Data for portability, please direct your communication to our Privacy Officer as noted below.

    (NOTE: Company will retain and continue to process your Personal Data unless you also request to be forgotten or request restricted or blocked processing.
  8. The right to lodge a complaint

    You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your Personal Data with your national data protection regulator (GDPR/UK) or applicable state regulator (under CCPA/CPRA or other state law). However, we hope you will contact the Company first (by calling or emailing our Privacy Officer as noted below) so the Company can try to address your complaint directly.

    HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT: If you want to lodge a complaint with the Company, please direct your communication to our Privacy Officer as noted below.
  9. The right to withdraw consent

    If you have given your consent to anything we do with your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your Personal Data for marketing purposes.

    HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT: If you want Company to withdraw your consent to process your Personal Data, please either use out functionality in the Sites to make such a request, or if we have not enabled such functionality, direct your communication to our Privacy Officer as noted below.
  10. The right to be free from discrimination for exercising your rights.

    We cannot deny goods or services, charge you a different price, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services just because you exercised your rights under Data Privacy Laws. However, if you refuse to provide your Personal Data to us or exercise one of your rights, for example, to delete your Personal Data or restrict its processing, and that Personal Data or processing is necessary for us to provide you with services, we may not be able to complete that transaction and we may terminate your access to the Services.

    You may report any claim that we have engaged in discrimination against you to an applicable regulator, though we would prefer that you first contact our Privacy Officer as noted below so that we may address your concern

B. Notice regarding costs to exercise rights.

First, to the extent Data Privacy Laws require us to take action without charging you, we will comply with those legal requirements. In some cases, we may be permitted to charge for some of these services. We usually act on requests and provide Personal Data free of charge, but in such cases, we may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing the Personal Data, which such costs can arise in one or more of the following cases, which are not meant to express all the instances in which we may charge a fee:

Baseless or excessive/repeated requests, or

Further copies of the same Personal Data.

Alternatively, we also may be entitled to refuse to act on the request. Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it. We will respond as soon as we can. Generally, this will be within one month from when we receive your request but, if the request is going to take longer to deal with, we will come back to you and let you know.

C. Company’s Retention of Personal Data Under Data Privacy Laws.

We only retain your Personal Data for as long as is necessary for us to use your information as described above or to comply with our legal obligations and legitimate interests. Please be advised that this means that we may retain some of your Personal Data after you cease to use our Services. For instance, we may retain your data as necessary to meet our legal obligations, such as for tax and accounting purposes.

Our service is not a backup service. We do not assume an obligation to retain your information.

When determining the relevant period in which we retain or establish/revise periods for retaining Personal Data, we will take the following factors into account:

  1. Our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved, including contractual obligations we may owe to our customer.
  2. Legal obligation(s) under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time or with respect to pending or anticipated legal actions.
  3. Our legitimate interest weighed against your interest in controlling your Personal Data and against our lawful purpose in processing your Personal Data.
  4. Statutes of limitations under applicable law(s).
  5. If you have made a request to have your information deleted and
  6. Guidelines issued by relevant data protection authorities.

Otherwise, pursuant to Data Privacy Laws, we will securely erase your Personal Data once there is no lawful basis or legal obligation to store or process it.

D. Data Security.

We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Data from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL or other appropriate encryption technology.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we take reasonable effort to secure your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our Sites or via our Services. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Sites or via the Services.

Where noted above when contacting us about privacy matters, please contact our Privacy Officer at