Neargroups Privacy

We believe that you should know at all times what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have effective control over both. We want to empower you to make the right decisions about the information you share with us. This is the purpose of this Privacy Policy from now on 'Neargroups'.
Date of last update: 26 May 2019

You should read this policy in its entirety, but here are some key points about it that we want to convey to you

Neargroups is public, and the groups, their profile, their photos or any personal data they post can be seen and searched by anyone around the world. You can also use Neargroups under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name. Any data you make public on Neargroups may be listed on Google, Google Images or other search engines such as Yahoo, Bing, Yandex... If you publish any data please note that it could be seen by any user, registered or NOT registered.

We send out a newsletter (email) with new groups once a week, you can unsubscribe at any time by replying in the newsletter with 'Unsubscribe Neargroups'.

When you use Neargroups, even if you are only looking at profiles or posts, we receive some personal information from you such as the type of device you are using and your IP address.

If you have questions about this policy, about how we collect or treat your personal information, or about any other matter relating to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can contact us at any time.

Information you share with us

Basic Account Information

You do not need to create an account to use features of our service, such as group search and display.

Public information

Most of the activity in Neargroups is public, which includes your group information, your group picture, group location, followers.

You are responsible for the groups you provide through our services and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information such as the telephone. If you update your public information on Neargroups, for example, by deleting or deactivating your groups. Removing your group will remove your information from Neargroups, but please note that it may still appear on search engines such as Google or social networks.

In addition to providing your public information to the world directly in Neargroups, we also use technologies such as application programming interfaces (APIs) and integrations to allow this information to be used by websites, applications and others (for example, to display their groups on Facebook, or Linkedin). These companies are not associated with Neargroups and their content may not reflect the updates you make on Neargroups.

Contact information and agendas

We use your contact information, such as your email address, to authenticate your group and maintain the security of your group (and our services), as well as to prevent spam, fraud and abuse. We also use the contact information to personalize our services, activate certain account features (for example, to verify your email), and send you information about new groups.

If you send us an email, we will retain the content of your message, your email address and your contact information to respond to your request.

Private messages and non-public communications

Additional information we receive about you

Location information

We require information about your access and current location, which we obtain from signals such as your IP address or device parameters, in order to set up and maintain your account securely and reliably and to provide you with our services.

Depending on your settings, we may collect, use and store additional information about your location (such as your current specific location from the IP, data such as city, region, zip code...) to administer or customize our services, as well as security method.


To manage our services we track how you interact with our service links. This includes the links in the emails we send you.

If you click on an external link or advertisement in our services, the advertiser or administrator of the corresponding website may know that you accessed it from Neargroups, along with other information associated with the advertisement you clicked on such as the characteristics of the audience you intended to reach.


A cookie is a small set of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to administer our services. Cookies are not required for many features of our services such as searching and viewing public profiles. Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can set many browser settings to stop accepting cookies or to alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer. However, some of our services may not function properly if you disable cookies. When your browser or device permits, we use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our services, to obtain aggregate usage patterns, and to personalize and otherwise manage our services, such as providing account security, customizing the content we show you, including advertisements, and remembering your language preferences. Our services do not support the Do Not Track option (DNT) in your browser. You can learn more about how we use cookies and similar technologies here.

Registration data

We receive information when you view content or interact in any way with our services, which we call 'Registration Data', even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, subscribe to our services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party service, or visit a third-party service that includes Neargroups content, we may receive information about you. This Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, originating website, visited websites, location, internet service provider, search terms, and cookie information. We use Log Data to administer our services and to ensure that they operate in a secure, reliable, and compliant manner.

We use information you provide and data we receive, including Registration Data and data obtained from third parties, to infer which topics may be of interest to you, your age and what languages you speak. This helps us better design our services and customize the content we show you, including advertisements.

Advertisers and other advertising partners

The income we obtain from advertising allows us to maintain and improve our services (mainly ADSENSE). We use the information described in this Privacy Policy to help make our advertising more relevant to you, to measure its effectiveness, and to help us recognize your devices for providing advertisements. Some of our advertising partners, in particular our Adsense advertisers, also allow us to collect similar information directly from their website or application by integrating our advertising technology.

Neargroups, through Google Adsense, adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Principles of Self-regulation for Digital Behavioral Advertising (also called 'interest-based advertising') and adhere to the APD's consumer choice tool for opting out of interest-based advertising that can be found at In addition, our advertising policies prohibit advertisers from sending targeted advertisements based on categories we consider sensitive or prohibited by law such as race, religion, politics, sex life or health. Learn more about our interest-based ad privacy options and how ads work on our services here.

Customization on your devices

When you log into Neargroups on a browser or device, we will associate that browser or device with your account for purposes such as authentication, security, and personalization. Depending on your settings, we may also associate your account with browsers or devices other than those you use to access Neargroups (or associate such devices with other browsers or devices). We do this to manage and customize our services.

Information We Share and Disclose

Service Providers

We hire service providers to perform functions and provide services to us. We use, for example, various third party services to administer our services, such as hosting our website, and to understand the use of our services, such as Google Analytics. We may share your private personal data with such service providers in accordance with confidentiality obligations compatible with this Privacy Policy and any other applicable confidentiality and security measures and on the condition that the third parties use your personal data only on our behalf and according to our instructions. We also share your IP with external geolocation service providers in order to know where you come from and thus avoid fraud or inconsistencies (for example, if you enter a website in Barcelona or Madrid and your IP is from the Ukraine). This service is currently managed by FreegeoIP. We also share your email with external validation service providers, in order to validate if your email exists (this is a first filter to limit invented emails), this service is managed by

Legislation, damages and public interest

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy or the forms of control we may offer you, we may retain, use or disclose your personal data if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process or law enforcement request; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the security or integrity of our platform, including to prevent spam, abuse or malicious actors in our services, or to explain why we have removed content or accounts from our services; to manage fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of those who use our services. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a request by a third party to disclose your information, even if requested by a government entity.

Subsidiaries and change of ownership

In the event that we are affected by an insolvency proceeding, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your personal data may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your personal data as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose personal data about you to our affiliates to facilitate the administration of our services and the services of our affiliates, including the serving of advertisements.

Non-Personal Information

We share or disclose non-personal data, such as the link of your groups, the number of people signed up, the photos you added.

Managing our personal information about you

Access or rectification of your personal data

If you have registered a group in Neargroups, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete or modify the personal data you have provided and which is associated with your account. In any case, you can send an email to [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can modify the associated information by sending an email to [email protected].
You can remove the associated information by sending an email to [email protected].
To modify or delete your profile photos send us an email to [email protected].

It is important to note that while we may delete the information associated with your Neargroups account, it will not be automatically deleted from other sites that share our information (such as search engines, aggregators, and social networks). For example, on Google, the process of removing your information from the search engine is not immediate once you have opted out of Neargroups, however, you can still contact us at informació[email protected] so that we can attempt to expedite the removal of that information (for example, by asking google to de-index your profile url or remove a photo from our server cache).


We keep your photographs (although they are not used in any way, nor disclosed) for a maximum of 18 months once the information is removed from Neargroups, as well as we do not keep other data such as email, IP. In the case of banning (expulsion from the website for breaking the rules) we keep the registration data. When your Neargroups is deactivated, including your group name, link and photos, it will no longer be visible on the Neargroups website.
In the event that your Neargroups is accidentally or improperly deleted, it would not be possible to restore it in the days following deactivation.

Please note that search engines and other third parties may retain copies of your public information, such as your profile information and public posts and activities, your photographs, or any information you post on Neargroups, even after you have removed the information from our services or deactivated your account.

Help with Google search visibility

Note that Google and other search engines may index the words you type into your Neargroups, your photos, or any information you post on NearGroups, so your profile or your posts may appear in search results that include those terms.

Google and other third-party search engines use a variety of factors to generate search results, including the content of public posts and Neargroups profiles.

Why does my group... keep showing up on Google after I've deleted them?

Even if you delete the group, Google and other search engines still cache search results, which means that sometimes old information will continue to appear in searches until Google and other search engines update their systems with newer information.
Any out-of-date links that appear in a Google search will lead to the 404 Neargroups error page: That page doesn't exist! Out-of-date links continue to appear because Google and other search engines may not have the updated information in their search indexes.

Additional information or assistance

Do you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Policy? Please let us know by contacting us at [email protected] or writing to us at the address below.

Alexandre Mora López
Carrer Primer de Maig 12
08820 El Prat de Llobregat - España
[email protected]

Use of information by our users

The user can use the personal data published in Neargroups only to deal with another user about a leisure activity and groups, and not to send unsolicited advertising information or junk mail or collect personal data from a person who has not authorized it.

Data file security.

Neargroups maintains the security levels of personal data protection in accordance with Royal Decree 994/1999 of 11 June, relating to security measures for automated files containing personal data, and has established all the technical means at its disposal to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorized access and theft of the data that the user provides through the website, without prejudice to informing you that security measures on the Internet are not impregnable.

Neargroups undertakes to comply with the duty of secrecy and confidentiality with respect to the personal data contained in the automated file in accordance with the applicable legislation, as well as to confer them a secure treatment in the cessions and international transfers of data that, in its case, may occur.

Children and our services

Our services are not aimed at children and you cannot use our services if you are under 18.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we change this Policy in any way that we think is relevant, we will notify you by email or by an alert on the website. By continuing to access or use the Services after any such changes are made, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.