Privacy Policy

v1.0 - 28 January 2024

This privacy policy describes how fedigroups.social ("we", "us") collects, protects and uses the personally identifiable information you may provide through the fedigroups.social website or its API. The policy also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that fedigroups.social does not employ or manage.

What information do we collect?

Account information: If you register for this service, you will be asked to enter your fediverse username. You may also enter additional profile information such as a display name and biography, and upload a profile picture and header image. The username, display name, biography, profile picture and header image are always listed publicly.

We will never ask for a password for your personal fediverse account, or any other password.

IPs and other metadata: We do NOT record the IP address you log in from. We do retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server, but there are not identifiable to you.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in the following ways:

  • To provide the core functionality of the server.
  • To aid moderation of the community.
  • The fediverse username you provide may be used to send you information, notifications about other people interacting with your content or sending you messages, and to respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. Among other things, the traffic between your browser and us is secured with SSL.

What is our data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Immediately delete your personally identifiable information from our server on request.
  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server, in so far as such logs are kept, no more than 90 days.

You can request removal of information we store about you personally. This will however include the deletion of any groups where you are deemed the 'Owner'.

You may irreversibly delete your account at any time.

Do we use cookies?

No. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Your public content may be downloaded by other servers in the network. Your public and followers-only posts are delivered to the servers where your followers reside, and direct messages are delivered to the servers of the recipients, in so far as those followers or recipients reside on a different server than this.

Data Location

All our data is processed, stored, and controlled using computers with the United Kingdom. Our data processing complies with UK Laws where appropriate.

Age Restrictions

By using this site, you agree that you are at least 16 years of age. We reserve the right to delete your account if we believe you are under 16.


For any enquiries, or concerns, please send a private message via the fediverse to @hello@fedigroups.social, or drop the first @ to email us.