We want to help you do more of what you love to do with your people. Through HeyGroup you can communicate with, make plans and develop deeper connections with your friends, family and other HeyGroup users.
Your privacy is important to us
It is your decision whether to make your HeyGroup account private or choose do not make a choice, the default setting is for your HeyGroup account to remain private. We do not sell your Personal Information.
We appreciate some of the terms discussed may be complex. We welcome your questions and feedback. Please get in touch with us.
Please contact us at email@example.com
Why we collect information and what we do with the data
Consistent with our mission of helping bring people together, the primary reason we collect information is to assist you in communicating and connecting with your friends, family and other HeyGroup users.
We may provide the option for you to sync your contacts with us when you sign up for HeyGroup. This allows us to suggest friends and contacts that already use HeyGroup for you to connect with. It also allows us to display group members' names within the app as they are captured in your contacts.
We collect information to make inferences about you and your preferences to recommend content we believe you will find relevant, useful and interesting. Supposing you are interested in a specific sport, perhaps tennis - in that example, we may infer that you like going to tennis sporting events and recommend them as an activity to your group.
When you use HeyGroup we can identify your location through log data (described in the "Personal Information we collect" section below). We collect this information to customize the content we show you, such as recommended activities for your group or optimizing location search when inputting addresses for events. You can disable this feature at any time on your device settings.
Finally, the data we collect helps us better understand how our app is used, improve its functions, add new features, enhance its security, guard against threats or risks to safety, identify and fix any bugs, send you news and updates, contact users and respond to their questions and comments, and compile aggregated, anonymized data that we analyze for our research and development purposes. Additional information about how we collect the data is described in the "How we use your Personal Information" section below.
Personal information we collect
Information you provide to us.
The personal information you may provide to us, or we may infer based on data you provide through the Service or otherwise includes:
Contact data, such as your name, email address, and phone number.
Demographic information, such as your gender and age.
Social information, such as your contacts and calendars.
Profile data, such as the username you may provide as part of the Service, biographical details, photographs, links to your profiles on social networks, interests, preferences, and any other information you might add to your account in the future.
We exchange communications with you, including when you contact us through the Service, social media, or otherwise.
Payment and transactional data, such as information relating to or needed to complete your orders and/or payments on or through the Service (including payment card information and information), and your purchase history.
Marketing data, such as your preferences for receiving our marketing communications and details about your engagement with them.
User-generated content, such as profile pictures, photos, images, music, videos, comments, questions, messages, works of authorship, and other content or information that you generate, transmit or otherwise make available on the Service, as well as associated metadata. Metadata includes information on how, when, where and by whom a piece of content was collected and how that content has been formatted or edited. Metadata also includes information that users can add or can have added to their content, such as keywords, geographical or location information, and other similar data.
We may combine Personal Information we receive from you with personal information we obtain from other sources, such as:
Social media services, that you use to log into, or otherwise link to, your account on the Service. This data may include your username, profile picture, contacts, calendars, and other information associated with your account on that third-party Service that is made available to us based on your account settings on that Service.
Automatic data collection
We, our service providers, and our business partners may automatically log information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your interaction over time with the Service, our communications and other online services, such as:
Device data, such as your computer's or mobile device's operating system type and version, manufacturer and model, browser type, screen resolution, RAM and disk size, CPU usage, device type (e.g., phone, tablet), IP address, unique identifiers (including identifiers used for advertising purposes), language settings, mobile device carrier, radio/network information (e.g., Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G), and general location information such as city, state or geographic area.
Online activity data, such as pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, the website you visited before browsing to the Service, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times and duration of access, and whether you have opened our emails or clicked links within them.
Location data is based on your device and online activity data.
Cookies and similar technologies
The following technologies facilitate some of the automatic collection described above:
Cookies are small text files that websites store on user devices, allowing web servers to record users' web browsing activities and remember their submissions, preferences, and login status as they navigate a site. Cookies used on our sites include both "session cookies" that are deleted when a session ends, "persistent cookies" that remain longer, "first party" cookies that we place and "third party" cookies that our third-party business partners and service providers place.
Local storage technologies, like HTML5 and Flash, provide cookie-equivalent functionality but can store larger amounts of data on your device outside your browser in connection with specific applications.
Web beacons, also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, are used to demonstrate that a webpage or email address was accessed or opened or that certain content was viewed or clicked.
Data about invites
We may offer features that help users invite their friends or contacts to use the Service, and we may collect contact details about these invitees so we can deliver their invitations. Please do not refer someone to us or share their contact details with us unless you have their permission.
How we use your Personal Information
We may use your personal information for the following purposes or as otherwise described at the time of collection:
We may use your personal information to:
provide, operate and improve the Service and our business;
establish and maintain your user profile on the Service;
facilitate your invitations to friends who you want to invite to join the Service;
enable security features of the Service, such as by sending you security codes via email or SMS and remembering devices from which you have previously logged in;
communicate with you about the Service, including by sending announcements, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
understand your needs and interests, and personalize your experience with the Service and our communications; and
provide support for the Service, and respond to your requests, questions and feedback.
Research and Development
We may use your Personal Information for research and development purposes, including to analyze and improve the Service and our business. As part of these activities, we may create aggregated, de-identified or other anonymous data from the personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymous data by removing information that makes the data personally identifiable to you.
Marketing and Advertising
We, our service providers and our third-party advertising partners may collect and use your personal information for marketing and advertising purposes:
We may send you direct marketing communications. You may opt out of our marketing communications as described in the Opt-out of marketing section below.
Compliance and Protection
We may use your personal information to:
comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal processes, such as responding to subpoenas or requests from government authorities;
protect our, your or others' rights, privacy, safety or property (including by making and defending legal claims);
audit our internal processes for compliance with legal and contractual requirements or our internal policies;
enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Service; and
Prevent, identify, investigate and deter fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity, including cyberattacks and identity theft.
With your consent
In some cases, we may ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information, such as when required by law.
We generally retain personal information to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements, establishing or defending legal claims, or fraud prevention purposes. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we may consider factors such as the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
When we no longer require the personal information we have collected about you, we may either delete it, anonymize it, or isolate it from further processing.
How we share your personal information
Any payment card information you use to purchase the Service is collected and processed directly by our payment processors, such as Stripe or Braintree. These services may use your payment data in accordance with their privacy policies.
Linked Third-party Services
Professional advisors, such as lawyers, auditors, bankers and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
Authorities and Others
Law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties, as we believe in good faith are necessary or appropriate for the compliance and protection purposes described above.
Acquirers and other relevant participants in business transactions (or negotiations of or due diligence for such transactions) involving a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization, sale or other disposition of all or any portion of the business or assets of, or equity interests in, Heygroup, LLC (including, in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
Your profile and other user-generated content (except for messages) may be visible to other users of the SeServiceFor example, other users of the SeServiceay have access to your information if you join a group or event through the SeServicesuch as when you provide comments, reviews, survey responses, or share other content. This information can be seen, collected and used by others, including being cached, copied, screen captured or stored elsewhere by others (e.g., search engines), and we are not responsible for any such use of this information.
Access or update your information
If you have registered for an account with us through the Service, you may review and update certain account information by logging into the account.
Opt-out of marketing communications
You may opt out of marketing-related emails by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if you choose to opt-out of marketing-related emails, you may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails.
Mobile location data
You can disable our access to your device's location in your mobile device settings.
If you choose not to provide information
We need to collect personal information to provide certain services. If you do not provide the information we identify as required or mandatory, we may not be able to provide those services.
Linked third-party platforms
If you choose to connect to the Service through your social media account or other third-party platforms, you may be able to use your settings in your account with that platform to limit the information we receive from it. If you revoke our ability to access information from a third-party platform, that choice will not apply to information that we have already received from that third party.
Delete your content or close your account
You can choose to delete certain content through your account. If you wish to request to delete your account, you can do this within the HeyGroup App by going to My Profile-> My Account -> Delete account or by contacting us email@example.com.
Other sites and services
The Service may contain links to websites, mobile applications, and other online services operated by third parties. In addition, our content may be integrated into web pages or other online services that are not associated with us. These links and integrations are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. We do not control websites, mobile applications or online services operated by third parties, and we are not responsible for their actions. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites, mobile applications and online services you use.
We employ a number of technical, organizational and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect. However, the security risk is inherent in all internet and information technologies and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
International Data Transfer
We are headquartered in the United States and may use service providers that operate in other countries. Your personal information may be transferred to the United States or other locations where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your state, province, or country.
The Services are not intended for use by anyone under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian of a child from whom you believe we have collected personal information in a manner prohibited by law, please contact us. If we learn that we have collected personal information through the Service from a child without the consent of the child's parent or guardian as required by law, we will comply with applicable legal requirements to delete the information.
California privacy rights notice
This section describes how we collect, use, and share Personal Information of California residents in our capacity as a "business" under the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") and their rights with respect to that Personal Information. For purposes of this section, the term Information" has the meaning given in the CCPA but does not include information exempted from the scope of the CCPA
Your California privacy rights
California residents have the rights listed below under the CCPA. However, these rights are not absolute, and in certain cases, we may decline your request as permitted by law. Furthermore, HeyGroup does not sell your Personal Information, but we do share your information with others for legitimate business purposes. For example, we use service providers to store and host your data.
Personal Information. You can request the following information about how we have collected and used your Personal Information during the past 12 months:
The categories of Personal Information that we have collected.
The categories of sources from which we collected Personal Information.
The business or commercial purpose for collecting Personal Information.
The categories of third parties with which we share Personal Information.
The categories of Personal Information that we shared for business purposes.
The categories of third parties to whom the Personal Information was shared for a business purpose.
Access. You can request a copy of the Personal Information that we have collected about you during the past 12 months.
Deletion. You can ask us to delete the information that we have collected from you.
Nondiscrimination. You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination as prohibited by the CCPA.
Exercising your right to Personal Information, access and deletion
You may submit requests to exercise your right to Personal Information, access or deletion at contact@HeyGroup.com
Notice of right to opt-out of the "sale" of your Personal Information
We do not sell your Personal Information as defined under the CCPA.
We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to understand and respond to it.
We will also need to verify your identity to process your information, access and deletion requests and reserve the right to confirm your California residency.
To verify your identity, we may require government identification, a declaration under penalty of perjury or other information. Your authorized agent may make a request on your behalf upon our verification of the agent's identity and our receipt of a copy of a valid power of attorney given to your authorized agent pursuant to California Probate Code Sections 4000-4465. If you have not provided your agent with such a power of attorney, you must provide your agent with written and signed permission to exercise your CCPA rights on your behalf, provide the information we request to verify your identity and provide us with confirmation that you have given the authorized agent permission to submit the request.
01 Personal information we may collect or infer
Online activity data
Activities of interest
(images, video or audio)
02 Source of information
03 Reason for collection
Research & development
Marketing & advertising
Improving user experience
Compliance & protection
04 Types of companies that we share information with
including advertising partners
Linked third-party services
Authorities and others
Other users and the public