Privacy Policy

GrouVe LLC ("GrouVe" or "we" or "us") owns, operates and provides the sites, software, applications, content, products and services (collectively, the "Services"), which may be branded as grouvEvent, grouvEnterprise, grouveFilter, grouveMark, or another brand owned or licensed by GrouVe.

By using or accessing the services, you consent to the collection, use, disclosure and other handling of information as described in THIS PRIVACY POLICY (the "Privacy Policy") and you accept and agree to the terms of service .

If you are consenting to this privacy policy on behalf of a company, you represent and warrant that you have full authority to consent on behalf of that company, in which case the term "you" refers to that company.

1. Information We Collect

There are three basic categories of information we collect:

  • Information you choose to give us
  • Information we get when you use the Services.
  • Information we get from third parties.

Here's a little more detail on each of these categories.

           Information You Choose to Give Us

When you interact with the Services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, many of our Services require you to set up a basic account, so we need to collect a few important details about you, such as: a unique username you'd like to go by, a password, an email address, a phone number, and your date of birth. To make it easier for others to find you, we may also ask you to provide us with some additional information that will be publicly visible on the Services, such as profile pictures, a name, or other useful identifying information. Other Services, such as Services available for a fee, may also require you to provide us with a debit or credit card number and its associated account information.

Of course, you'll also provide us whatever information you post or transmit through the Services, such as photos, videos, messages, and other content. Keep in mind that the users you send photos, videos, messages, and any other content to can always save that content or copy it outside the Services. So, the same common sense that applies to the internet at large applies to the Services as well: Don't send messages or share content that you wouldn't want someone to save or share.

It probably goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway: When you contact us or communicate with us in any other way, we'll collect whatever information you volunteer.

         Information We Get When You Use The Services

When you use the Services, we collect information about which of the Services you've used and how you've used them. Here's a fuller explanation of the types of information we collect when you use the Services:

  • Usage Information. We collect information about your activity through the Services. For example, we may collect information about how you interact with the Services, such as which filters you view or apply to photos, videos and other content, which events you enter into, or which search queries you submit.
  • Content Information. We collect information about the content you provide, such as if other users have viewed the content and the metadata that is provided with the content. Metadata provided with the content may include color, dimensions, file size, dates and times, file names, location, duration, resolution and other attributes associated with the content.
  • Device Information. We collect device-specific information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, advertising identifier, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless network, and mobile network information (including the mobile phone number).
  • Device Phonebook. We may - with your consent - collect information from your device's phonebook.
  • Camera and Photos. Many of the Services require us to collect images and other information from your device's camera and photos. For example, you won't be able to upload photos from your camera roll unless we can access your camera or photos.
  • Location Information. When you use the Services we may collect information about your location. With your consent, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, altimeters, and compasses.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Technologies. Like most online services and mobile applications, we may use cookies and other technologies, such as web beacons, web storage, and unique advertising identifiers, to collect information about your activity, browser, and device. We may also use these technologies to collect information when you interact with services we offer through one of our partners. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually remove or reject browser cookies through the settings on your browser or device. Keep in mind, though, that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the availability and functionality of our services.
  • Log Information. We also collect log information when you use our websites. That information includes, among other things: Details about how you've used our websites. Device information. Access times. Pages viewed. IP address. Identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser. Pages you visited before or after navigating to our website.

We may also store some information locally on your device. For example, we may store information as local cache so that you can open certain Services and view content faster.

Information We Collect from Third Parties

We may collect information that other users provide about you when they use our services. For example, if another user allows us to collect information from their device phonebook-and you're one of that user's contacts-we may combine the information we collect from that user's phonebook with other information we have collected about you. We may also obtain information from other companies that are owned or operated by us, or any other third-party sources, and combine that with the information we collect through our services.

2. How We Use And Share Information

We use collected information, and share collected information with our affiliates, other businesses, suppliers, vendors, licensors, and agents, in order to operate, maintain and provide the Services. By way of example, and not limitation, we may use and share the information in order to:

  • administer contests;
  • respond to and process user inquiries;
  • alert you to new features and functionality, or to products and services offered by us or by third parties;
  • remember information so that you will not need to re-enter it;
  • provide personalized content and information;
  • monitor the effectiveness of our marketing activity;
  • enforce the Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy;
  • monitor Services usage; and
  • deliver advertisements.

In addition, our affiliates, other businesses, suppliers, vendors, licensors and agents may also use the collected information to improve the services they provide.

We may publish a profile page that includes your username, content you upload to the Services, and other information associated with public profiles. We may also disclose other information that you ask us to disclose.

We may also disclose collected information if we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with applicable law, and to protect us, other users, and the Services.

We may also disclose your personal information to one or more third parties as part of a sale of the assets of GrouVe, a subsidiary, or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company or one of its affiliates, or in preparation for any of these events. Any third party to whom we transfer or sell our assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

4. Your Controls and Choices

We provide you the ability to exercise certain controls and choices regarding our collection, use and sharing of your information. Your controls and choices include the following:

  • you may correct, update, and delete or your information as described in the √¨Deletion and Correction of Collected Information section below; and
  • you may change your choices for subscriptions, newsletters, and alerts as described in the applicable subscription, newsletter, or alert.

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information to us, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you.

We reserve the right to take reasonable steps (such as requesting your password) to verify your identify before granting you access to the Services or making corrections or deletions. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information at all times.

If you have questions regarding the information about you that we process or retain, please contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below.

5. Deletion and Correction of Collected Information

At your request, we will delete from our active databases your personally identifiable information collected by us. We may retain such information, however, to the extent required by law or if copies are kept in archival backups.

At your request, we will also use reasonable efforts to correct your personally identifiable information contained in our active databases.

To request the removal or correction of your personally identifiable information, please contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below.

6. Security and Integrity of Collected Information

We use commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of the collected information. We do not, however, warrant the integrity and security of the collected information.

7. Children's Personally Identifiable Information

We do not intend to collect personally identifiable information from anyone under age 13 and will not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose such information. If you are under age 13, or a parent or guardian of someone under the age of 13, do not enter any personally identifiable information about anyone under the age of 13 into any Services. If you are a parent or a guardian who has discovered that your child under age 13 has submitted his or her personally identifiable information to us without your permission or consent, we will make reasonable efforts to remove the information from our database, at your written request. To request the removal of your child's information, please contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below and include in your message your child's name and the email address that your child submitted.

8. Third Party Sites and Services

We may offer links to other sites or services as part of the Services. We have no control over these external sites, services or their content and are not responsible for any actions that they may take or any information they may collect. You may arrive at such sites and services through clicking on an advertisement, as part of a co-branding arrangement, by using third party functionality links available in the Services, or simply by selecting a link on another website or service. You should be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of these third party sites and services. If you provide any information to such sites, different rules regarding the collection and use of your information and other information may apply. Before using these linked sites, you may wish to review their privacy policies to understand how they treat privacy, security, data collection, disclosure, distribution, and use.

9. Your California Privacy Rights

Residents of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, have the right to request from certain companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes and a disclosure of the shared information. To make such a request, contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below.

Please note that some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference to websites and online services that they "do not track" your online activities. At this time, we do not modify what information we collect or how we use that information based upon whether such a signal is broadcast or received.

If you are a California resident, you are under age 18, and you have registered an account for the Service, you may request the removal of the content you posted to the Services. To request such removal, contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below. Please include with your request your username and a clear statement that you would like us to remove the content you posted to the Services. We may ask, and you will provide us with, additional details in order to remove the content you posted to the Services.

Your request does not ensure the complete or comprehensive removal of the content you posted to the Services. We are not required to remove content you posted to the Services if you fail to follow our instructions related to such removal or if:

we are required by law to maintain the content;

  • a third party stored, posted, republished, or reposted the content; or
  • we anonymize the content so that you cannot be individually identified by it.

10. Third Party Advertising

We may use third-party advertising service providers to display ads on the Services. Those providers may use their own cookies and other technologies to collect information about your interaction with the Services. In addition, we may share with those providers technical or aggregate information about your interaction with the Services.

Those providers may use the information they obtain, sometimes in conjunction with similar information gathered through other websites or services, to deliver ads on the Services and on other websites or services that participate in the providers' advertising networks. Those ads may be intended to match the perceived interests of consumers. Those providers may also use the information they obtain to measure and research an advertisement's effectiveness, or for other purposes.

11. Governing Law; Jurisdiction

The Services are hosted in the United States. If you are using or accessing the Services from outside the United States or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from the United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Services, which are governed by U.S. law, you are transferring personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

The laws of the State of Wisconsin and applicable United States law govern all matters arising out of or relating to the Privacy Policy and the Services, including, without limitation, interpretation, construction, performance, and enforcement, without giving effect to such state's conflicts of law principles or rules of construction concerning the drafter hereof. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Dane County, Wisconsin for the purpose of any suit, action, or other proceeding arising out of or based upon the Privacy Policy, your access to or your use of the Service, which courts are the exclusive forum for any such suit, action, or other proceeding.

12. Contact Us

You can contact us via email ( or at the following address: 6036 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53213.

Please include your name, address, and any other information necessary to respond to you.

13. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right at our discretion to change the Privacy Policy at any time. We will post the most current version of the Privacy Policy to our website.

If we make a material change to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you either by posting a notice on our website or by contacting you through the email address associated with your account.

Changes will take effect as described in the notice. If you use the Services after the change takes effect, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

Last Updated: [June 29, 2018]