Privacy Policy

Welcome to Beside mobile application (the "Service"). When you use the Service, we process your Personal Data and other information. "Personal Data" means any data that allows us (regardless, whether we do this or not) to identify you (also "User") as a natural person.


This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use my Service.


If you choose to use my Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that I collect is used for providing and improving the Service. I will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.


This Privacy Policy is applicable to all Services created by Beside that you use.


1. The information we collect


Your use of our Services makes it likely that we collect and process data necessary to the proper functioning of the Application and to the supply of the Services. It can be information you share with us directly, or data we collect automatically. 


1.1 Data you share directly 


When you use our Services, you are required to share some information, some of which may serve to identify you. When you communicate this information, you accept that some of it will be visible to the other Members of the Application, and therefore be made public on the Application. In an effort to help you identify this information easily, it is signaled as “public” below. Beside cannot be held liable for data published on its platform and disclosed by a Member. However, the information not marked as Public will not be visible or accessible by other Members. 


The information you share contains the following data: 


Registration data: this is the basic data that is necessary for you to register and access our Services. This identity data is: 




Sharing this information is mandatory. If you do not share it, Beside will not be able to supply the Services offered in the Application and you will not be able to create an account. 


You may add additional information to improve your Profile. This information is optional, shared at your own discretion, and is your sole responsibility. You can add this information directly to your Profile on the Application. This data is: 



Data on your interactions with Beside: we may ask you to share, or you may be in a situation where you need to give us information, for example when you contact our customer or support services, report an issue with our services, ask for help, exercise your personal data rights.


1.2 Data we collect automatically


When you use our services and features, we collect information regarding your activity on the Application: 


Activity data: when you access our Services and use the Application and its features, data on the way you use them may be collected and processed. More specifically, this includes your registration date, last connection, the type and number of interactions with other Members or with the third-party accounts connected to your Account (like Instagram). 


Relative Location Data: the Application’s main value and purpose is to allow Members to find other Members they have crossed paths with to facilitate virtual and/or real life meet ups. You will be asked to authorize the collection and processing of your location data to allow Beside to identify your crossing points with other Members using Bluetooth Low Energy technology. 

The keyword “Relative” means that we don’t track your geolocation or something else. Only Bluetooth technology used to identify Members close to you and notify them about your position somewhere close to them.

You are free to withdraw your consent at any time and disable your smartphone’s geolocation option or disable at any time Bluetooth usage via in-app logo button. If you choose to do so, your newsfeed will no longer be updated, and your will not be able see who you have crossed paths. 


Data on the use of the messaging service: sent messages are stored on Beside’s servers exclusively, to provide the Service to allow Members having a Match to have a conversation. Messages are strictly private and only implicate the Members involved. Beside’s authorized managers do not hold or exercise any rights to view these conversations, except in cases of judicial request, and/or in compliance with legislative or administrative dispositions. Additionally, Messages are strictly private and are not accessible to other Members not involved in the conversation, nor to any third party. 


Search preferences data: The Application lets you set search preferences for age and gender. You can change these settings in the Application and specify the age range and, after agreeing to Beside collecting and processing your data, the gender of people you are looking for, so you can be matched exclusively with profiles you crossed paths with and who meet your search criteria. You will then only see the Members you’ve crossed paths with and who share your search preferences on your newsfeed. 


Device and equipment data: we collect information from the devices and equipment you use to access our Services, including server logs, which may contain information like IP addresses, version of the application, mobile model, mobile ID, language used, operating system, application crashes, and advertisement ID. Beside cannot access its Members’ browser history.


2. How we use the data collected


The data collected by Beside allows us to provide the Services and make sure the Application is running smoothly, which it is contractually obligated to do, in virtue of the contract biding us with the Members (Terms of Service). Your data is therefore processed for the following purposes: 


  1. Creating and managing your Member Account (including managing access to the Services and the customer or support services);
  2. Relative locating to suggest Profiles of Members you have crossed paths with;
  3. Managing and storing messages exchanged between Members;
  4. Sending information messages regarding the Services or your interactions with other Members (notifications);


The data collected is also necessary to Beside fulfilling its legitimate interests (improving and optimizing its services, along with gaining a better knowledge of its Members and the ways in which they use the Services) and allow the company to run statistical studies, satisfaction surveys, and marketing analyses relating to the use of the Application and Services by the Members.  

As the data processing relies on the consent of Members to have their data processed, they can withdraw it at any time; withdrawal of the consent does not affect processing carried out before the withdrawal. 

Beside may process Members’ personal data in response to a legal request (search warrant, court order, or the like) or to comply with its legal, regulatory, judicial, or administrative obligations. 

Lastly, Beside can process your personal data to uncover or prevent fraudulent activities or breaches to the Service’s safety, in compliance with the law, or analyze reports of Members displaying a behavior breaching the Terms of Service. 


3. How data is shared


Only certain Beside employees from the customer or support services, and authorized managers process Members’ personal data for the purposes described above. These employees and authorized managers only have access to the data necessary to perform their duties. 


Beside may also enter into agreements with authenticated and reliable service providers and partners, who may access and/or process Members’ personal data, in compliance with the Privacy Policy, and while ensuring the safety and privacy of the Members’ personal data. These service providers and partners help us run and improve our Services, especially with regards to data hosting, surveys, analyses and statistics, the use and/or proper functioning of the Application, and providing the necessary assistance to Members, marketing and advertisement to send offers, messages, and relevant content to Beside Members. Third party services that may collect information used to identify you and link to their privacy policies:

A Member’s personal data marked as “public” in article 2 above and that appears on his/her profile, is visible to other Members he/she crosses paths with and who have compatible search preferences. 

Beside may forward some data to a public body, if it is requested to do so, to comply with any judicial or legal request. 

Lastly, we may be required to share your data for the purposes of a corporate operation, which include, but is not limited to, a restructuring, a change in control of the company, a merger, an acquisition, a transfer, or a termination of the company. 


4. Overview of a Member’s rights


In compliance with the GDPR, every Member has a right to access, rectify, and a right to data portability and removal of his/her personal data, along with a right to contest or limit processing of his/her personal data, and the right to decide on the way to handle the personal data after his/her death.  In an effort to address its Members’ concerns, Beside commits to respecting the protection of personal data and to process requests as soon as possible. A Member can exercise his/her rights, granted he/she can prove his/her identity, by sending a letter or e-mail to 


For any other claim, the Member may lodge a claim with the national authority responsible for the protection of data. 



The Member can also rectify most of his/her personal data, at his/her own initiative, on the Application itself.


5. Storage of the data


Beside will store the Member's data for as long as required in order for the Member to use his/her Account, namely:



Beside undertakes to make every effort and to invest all means at its disposal to guarantee that the stored data is as secure as possible. However, it is the Member's responsibility to take appropriate measures to protect his/her data. 

Beside shall not collect data from minors. Should a Member lie about his/her date of birth, and particularly if he/she fraudulently claims to be over 18 years of age, the parents of the minor in question should inform Beside of this by sending an e-mail to the address mentioned in article 9, requesting the data to be deleted. Beside commits to deleting all data on the minor in question as soon as possible. 


6. Transfer of Personal Data outside the EU


When registering, the Member expressly consents to his/her data being transmitted to Beside service providers and subcontractors outside the European Union, to let Beside run statistical studies, support members, and if need be, host data processed by the Application. 


Beside guarantees that the transfers are made under conditions ensuring the confidentiality and security of the data and providing an adequate level of protection in compliance with regulations (notably the examples of contractual clauses provided by the European Commission)


7. Contact 


If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, or any other request concerning your personal data, you can contact us: