Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice


Revised February 2018


Groupize, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Groupize,” “we,” “us,” and “our”), is strongly committed to the privacy of all of its users.  If you have any additional privacy or security questions after reading this information, please contact us.  Capitalized terms that we do not define in this Privacy Policy are defined in our Terms and Conditions.  Please read the Terms and Conditions.


You agree that additional or alternative terms and conditions will apply to any services offered by Groupize through a third party and accessible by you only through unique links, url or other log-in or access codes (the “Groupize Services”) and in the event such third party has a written agreement with Groupize, the terms and conditions of such third party agreement, and this Privacy Policy, will govern your use of such Groupize Services.


What kind of information does Groupize collect from me and what does Groupize do with it?


  1. Groupize collects information you enter to communicate with us, such as a valid mailing address, email address (“Contact Information”). We may use Contact Information to communicate with you in response to your request for information and with you about the Site. For example, we may, with your permission, message you to let you know about new releases, patches and other updates to the Site.


WE DO NOT SHARE CONTACT INFORMATION, WITH ANY THIRD PARTY, except for disclosures to third parties as set forth below (e.g. disclosures to third party services companies who help us host, operate, maintain and develop the Site, to an acquirer of our assets, and if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if necessary to enforce the Terms). The exceptions are:


  1. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Site (e.g. hosting, maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your Personal Information (defined below) and use it only to perform tasks on our behalf and are obligated to us not to disclose or use it for other purposes;
  2. If we were to sell some or all of our assets to another company in connection with a business merger or acquisition connection with a business merger or acquisition. Any third party to which we transfer or sell our assets will have the right to continue to use your Personal Information in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy; and/or
  3. We may disclose your Personal Information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our Terms. We may disclose your Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is permitted by law or is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with a legal requirement or process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Privacy Policy or our User Agreement; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties; (4) respond to service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or safety of Groupize, our users, visitors or the public.


For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the term “Personal Information” shall mean information which personally identifies you (e.g., your name, residential address and email address).


Please do not include any Protected Health Information, as defined in the HIPAA Rules (defined in the  ) or sensitive financial information, such as any person’s social security number, passport number, bank account or credit card numbers or passwords in your communications using the Services or as part of your Contact Information.  We do not require such information and disclaim all liability for the dissemination of such information.


  1. “Automatically Collected Information” is information about your use of the Site. Similar to other services, we record Automatically Collected Information based on your account activity and use of the Site. For example, when you use the Site, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use and the device identifier (or “UDID”). We do this to analyze trends, administer the Site, troubleshoot any user problems, and to enhance and update the Site. We may use third parties to help us analyze the Automatically Collected Information we obtain from you and to help us serve advertisements through the Site. We may also use the Automatically Collected Information for our business purposes, such as to report aggregate, non-Personal Information about the use of the Site. In addition, the Site may include relevant advertising and related links that may be based on your Site activity except where prohibited by law. We may provide third parties, such as advertisers, aggregated non-Personal Information about our viewers of the Site, as part of the process by which we attract advertisers to enable us to deliver relevant advertising to you and as set forth under the exceptions to non-disclosure to third parties above except where prohibited by law.

We may collect the following types of Automatically Collected Information, which we may share with third parties to help us operate the Site, such as advertisers, ad serving vendors, and business partners:


  • Aggregated Data.We collect user information and content to compile aggregate data as you use the Site to analyze our overall user demographics and usage patterns.
  • Server Logs.We collect information from our server logs. These logs may include information such as your Internet Protocol address, browser details, the date and time of your request and certain information about your usage of the Site.
  • Cookies, Pixels, Ad Tags, Web Beacons, or Unique Device Identifiers.We may use advertising technologies such as pixels, ad tags, Web beacons and unique device identifiers.  We may also place a text file called a “cookie” on your computer. This cookie does not contain personal information and cannot retrieve personal information from your computer. Such technologies enable us to relate your use of the Site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. We use such technologies to track user traffic patterns, analyze our overall user demographics and usage patterns and serve advertising (except where prohibited by law) and to authenticate you on to the Site. Such technologies can be used to collect click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser, but in doing so you will not be able to use the web version of the Site.
  • We may track whether links to external websites are followed, and whether advertisements provided to you are clicked.
  • Location Tracking. We may collect the physical location of your mobile device and use it to provide you with personalized location-based services or content. In some instances, you may be permitted to allow or deny such use of your device’s location, but if you choose to deny such use, we may not be able to provide you with the applicable personalized services or content.


Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. The Site does not support Do Not Track requests at this time, which means that we collect information about your online activity both while you are using the Site and after you leave the Site.

How does Groupize protect children’s information?

Groupize will never knowingly contact or collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13. If you believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us so we can promptly remove the information. You may, at any time, direct us to delete all identifiable information regarding you that you have provided or that has been collected from you. To do so, please contact our Privacy Officer at the contact information below. However, if you do any of the foregoing, you may not be able to use the Site.


Do you share my information with third parties?

It is our policy not to share with third parties, any Personal Information collected by us , except as set forth above. We do share non-Personal Information with third parties as described above. Groupize does not have control over the privacy policies of advertisers, payment collection services or other third-party websites. There are links to other websites and other services provided by third parties available through the Site. Similarly, advertisements typically link to third-party websites. An advertiser may receive the information you enter into a form or survey contained in an advertisement.  Any personal information you enter is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy.


California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge. Under Section 1798.83, Groupize currently does not share any personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.


How long does Groupize keep my information?

We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed for our own obligations and applicable law. For example, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we may keep certain information if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce the Terms.


Will you transfer my information to a third party?

As Groupize continues to develop its business, we might sell some or all of its assets to another company in connection with a business merger or acquisition. In such cases, customer information (including your Personal Information and other information) may be transferred to the company who is taking over the Site. The new company would be required to protect all the information that we have collected from its users under the same terms of this Privacy Policy.


The information you provide to us may reveal or allow others to identify aspects of your life that are not expressly stated (for example, your name may reveal your gender). By providing information to us, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the Terms and freely accepting and agreeing to our processing of your information in ways set out by this Privacy Policy.


What if I live outside of the United States?

The Site is hosted within the United States. If you use the Site from outside the United States, you consent to the transfer of your personal data into the United States when you use the Site. Many regions, such as the European Union, have data collection protections that differ from U.S. law.


How does Groupize maintain security?

Groupize is strongly committed to protecting your information. Groupize uses several industry standard methods of securing user information and data. Examples of our security measures include, where appropriate, firewalls and secure socket layers. We also maintain protective limits on whom at Groupize and its subcontractors can access the information databases that contain your information. Because there is no such thing as perfect security and because of the data risks inherent with Internet and cellular networks, we cannot guarantee 100% security. However, in the unlikely case of a security breach on our databases, we will take prompt steps to address the problem.  Also, please know that the Internet and cellular networks are not secure environments.


Will there be changes and updates to this Privacy Policy?

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date. For changes to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of your personal information, we may attempt to notify you by email of the change. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time to stay informed about how we are protecting the information we collect. If you continue to use the Site after we have attempted to contact you about material changes to the privacy policy, we will assume that you agree to the changes.


How do I contact Groupize?

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at


Postal Mail Address:


Groupize, Inc.

100 Cummings Center, Suite 343

Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

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