Meetup and Meetup Now Privacy Policy


Effective Date: May 25, 2018

How We Use Your Personal Information

Unless otherwise defined in this document, defined terms have the meaning ascribed to them in WeWork’s Global Privacy Policy, including the categories of Personal Information used.

Organizer. If you are an Organizer, when you sign up for the Services, Meetup uses the following Personal Information about you for the following purposes:

  • Contact Information to identify you and to contact you about our Services, and so that we may provide the Services and a Secure Environment (“Secure Environment” as used in this Policy means both physical and online environments) to meet our contractual obligations to you, or to meet our legitimate interests as described in the Global Privacy Policy;
  • Contact Information and Professional Information to respond to inquiries or troubleshooting requests that we receive from you or your company or organization, and to deliver notifications and other operational communications in order to meet our legitimate interests in providing the best service possible to you;
  • Personal Verification Information to protect against fraud, abuse, or harm and verify your identity, and Payment Information, where appropriate, to process a subscription fee or other financial transaction that you have requested. This is to meet our contractual obligations to you when you purchase any Services;
  • Other Personal Information to better tailor and provide the Services, such as (i) to establish a hometown for your group; (ii) improve our products and Services; (iii) connect you with social media channels, apps, and websites; (iv) provide you with online and offline events; and (v) for our internal business purposes, such as business planning and program development in order to meet our contractual obligations to you, or to meet our legitimate interests in providing the best Services possible to our Organizers;
  • Other Personal Information to provide Services that you access, such as providing you with wifi, or Services that you request through our booking and sign-in tools; fulfilling search queries that you submit; and processing the documents that you upload to the Services in order to meet our contractual obligations to you, or to meet our legitimate interests in providing the best Services possible to our Organizers and others; and
  • Preferences, Communications, and any other information that you intentionally share, send, or receive using the Services so that we can tailor Meetups to you, respond to your comments, questions, and requests; provide customer service; communicate with you about products, Services, and events offered by us and others; provide news and information that we think will be of interest to you; deliver communications from other members, in accordance with the communication preferences that you indicate in your account; send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support, and administrative messages to meet our legitimate interests in providing the best Services possible to our Organizers.

Member. If you are a Member, when you sign up for the Services, Meetup will use the following types of Personal Information about you for the following purposes:

  • Contact Information and Professional Information so that we may provide the Services and a Secure Environment (“Secure Environment” as used in this Policy means both physical and online environments), in accordance with our contractual obligations to you and our legitimate interests in keeping our systems secure;
  • Contact Information to identify you and to contact you about our Services to meet our legitimate interests as described in the Global Privacy Policy;
  • Contact Information and Professional Information to respond to inquiries or troubleshooting requests that we receive from you or your company or organization, and to deliver notifications and other operational communications in order to meet our legitimate interests in providing the best service possible to you;
  • Verification Information to protect against fraud, abuse, or harm,, verify your identity, and comply with applicable law; and Payment Information, where appropriate, to process any required dues or tickets, or other financial transaction that you have requested. This is to meet our contractual obligations to you when you purchase any Services;
  • Other Personal Information to better tailor and provide the Services, such as (i) to establish a hometown for your group; (ii) improve our products and Services; (iii) connect you with social media channels, apps, and websites; (iv) provide you with online and offline events; and (v) for our internal business purposes, such as business planning and program development in order to meet our contractual obligations to you, or to meet our legitimate interests in providing the best Services possible to our Members;
  • Other Personal Information depending upon the Services that you access, such as providing you with wifi, or Services that you request through our booking and sign-in tools; fulfilling search queries that you submit; and processing the documents that you upload to the Services in order to meet our contractual obligations to you, or to meet our legitimate interests in providing the best Services possible to our Members and others; and
  • Preferences, Communications and any other information that you intentionally share, send, or receive using the Services so that we can tailor Meetups and Services to you; respond to your comments, questions, and requests; provide customer service; communicate with you about products, Services, and events offered by us and others; provide news and information that we think will be of interest to you; deliver communications from other members, in accordance with the communication preferences that you indicate in your account; send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support, and administrative messages to meet our legitimate interests in providing the best Services possible to our Members.

If another member sends you an invitation through our Platform, we receive your email address or phone number.

Guests and Other End Users. If you are a Visitor or guest who visits a Meetup facility in connection with the Services, we use the following Personal Information about you for the following purposes in order to meet our legitimate interests to provide a simple experience for you and the Member who you are visiting, as described below:

  • Your name and email address, provided by your host at pre-registration so that we may identify you and provide you with a badge;
  • Verification Information upon your arrival to verify your identity and the purpose of your visit and protect against fraud, abuse, or harm;
  • Other Personal Information to better tailor and provide the Services, such as to (i) establish a hometown for your group; (ii) improve our products and Services; (iii) connect you with social media channels, apps, and websites; (iv) provide you with online and offline events; and (v) for our internal business purposes, such as business planning and program development;
  • Other Personal Information depending upon the Services that you access, such as providing you with wifi, or Services that you request through our booking and sign-in tools; fulfilling search queries that you submit; and processing the documents that you upload to the Services; and
  • If you are a Guest, or Other End User who visits our website, we collect Contact Information to respond to inquiries that we receive from you, to deliver notifications and other operational communications, for troubleshooting, and to deliver advertising and promotional communications. If you are an invited guest, we will automatically send you an invitation to our Platform, and, if unanswered, a one-time follow-up invitation. Meetup stores this contact information only to send these invitations and evaluate their success.

You can unsubscribe from future invitations from Meetup using the instructions in those messages. You can also contact us at support@meetup.com to request that we remove this information from our database.