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Meetup Account Privacy Settings

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2014 07:13PM EST

Meetup members can adjust settings for who can directly contact them and some information that shows on their personal profile page.


Email Permissions

Who can contact you:

Log in, and click on the profile menu in the top right corner. Click 'Settings.' In the left column on the next page, select 'Privacy'.

You can select whether you want to be contacted by any other Members of Meetup or just by the Organizers and Members who belong to Meetups you belong to.

Be sure to hit 'Save' when you're done updating your settings.


Profile Content Visibility Settings

Showing more information about yourself helps give member a sense of who you are, which helps you build your network and find things in common with other people.  

It is your choice to show the groups you belong to and your interests on your public profile page.  Below are instructions on how you can adjust these settings.

Show the groups I belong to
To show or hide this list of the Meetup groups you belong to, make sure you're logged into your Meetup account, and select one of options below: 

Privacy Settings Page
Go to the privacy settings page. Click 'Settings.' In the left column on the next page, select 'Privacy'. Check the box next to ‘Show your Meetup groups’ to make the full list of groups you belong to visible on your profile, or you can uncheck this box to hide your list of groups.

Profile Page

Click on your profile menu in the top right. Select 'Profile.'

If your Groups aren't hidden, you'll see a link to 'Hide my list of Meetups on my profile'.

If they're already hidden, you'll see a link to 'Unhide my list of Meetups'.

If your Meetup Groups are hidden, the list of Groups you're in will not show up when other folks look at your profile in a Meetup Group. If your Facebook and Meetup accounts are linked, we will not show your Meetup Groups memberships to your Facebook friends in the 'Find your Facebook friends' box.

Show my interests
To show or hide the list of your interests, make sure you're logged into your Meetup account, and select one of options below:

Privacy Settings Page
Go to the privacy settings page. Click 'Settings.' In the left column on the next page, select 'Privacy'. Check the box next to ‘Show your interests’ to make the full list of interests visible on your profile page, or you can uncheck this box to hide your list of interests.

Profile Page 
To show or hide your interests, log onto your Meetup account, click on the profile menu in the top right, and select 'Profile.'

Beneath your photo, you should see a box with 'Interests'. Just click Hide my interests from others' and you should be all set!


Facebook settings

To adjust the settings related to Facebook, log into Meetup and click on 'Account' in the top right. Scroll down to 'Your Facebook settings'.

Other resources you may want to check out:
Facebook - Protecting your personal data
Facebook - What apps and websites can and can't access
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