Privacy Policy

Data protection information

The purpose of this page is to inform all Netivist users of their rights concerning data protection and for the purpose of transparency explain the effort that Netivist devotes to respect British and EU regulation including the latest General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. Click on this link to learn more about this regulation.

The owner of the this website is Nettivist Limited, England under company number 8681233 whose registered office is at Brockway House 18, 257 Holloway Road, N7 8HF London, United Kingdom.

The main activity of this company is to promote public deliberation and to contribute to critical discussions and civic engagement. It main goal is to provide a public service and to contribute to a more reflexive society. It also aims at empowering people through knowledge dissemination. Netivist has not generated any income from selling services since it was created. All its services have been provided for free to all its users. So far we have not included any advertising in our website. 

This website is the tool we use to accomplish our mission by promoting interaction between internet users and hopefully helping them engage in a constructive debate and learn in the process. Any reference below to the use of information for promotion or advertisement is simply an information to our customers on a potential future feature in our website, not something we have done yet.

The responsible for the protection of the data in this website is his director of Nettivist Limitted: Jose Javier Olivas Osuna and his email: jose[a]


The principles guiding our use of personal data are the following: 

  • Priniciple of legality, loyalty and transparency. We would request your consent for the usage of your personal data and we would inform you with total transparency of any utilisation of your personal data (see below).
  • Principle of minimisation of data utilisation: we would only request the minimal data necessary for a satisfactory service.
  • Principle of storage limitation: your data will not be retained longer than necessary, in relation to the purpose for which they were collected.
  • Principle of integrity and confidentality: your data will be treated in a way that the security and confidentiality of your personal data are guaranteed. We will take precautionary measure to avoid non authorised access or use of the data from third parties. Although security cannot be always 100% guaranteed our technical team which is highly qualified takes always the appropriate measure and put a great effort into minimising minimise any risk concerning data management and protection.

As a Netivist user you can use your real name or just any user name you wish. We need to collect information about the user that makes comments on our forums to facilitate the dialogue among users (if all comments would be anonymous it would be very difficult to engage in meaningful debate). It is also important to be able to trace the comments to its author to make sure that if someone is has a pattern of inappropriate use of our discussion forum, we take disciplinary action and even cancel their account. This is a way to ensure that all our users are treated with respect and enjoy their experience.


Netivist (“We”, “Us”, “The Company”) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our Terms and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data that you provide to us, or we collect from you, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

1) Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

- When you sign up for or use our Service, you voluntarily give us certain information. This can include your name, profile photo, votes, comments, likes, shares, email address you used to sign up, and any other information you provide us. In case you are using Netivist on a mobile device, you may also give us information about your location.
- We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- We may also register details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access.
- You also may give us permission to access your information in other services. For example, you may link your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account to Netivist, which gives us access to some of your information from those accounts (e.g., your friends or contacts). The information we obtain from those third party often depends on your settings or their privacy policies, so be sure to check the terms on the respective services.


2) Technical information and cookies

When using a website or a mobile application, some technical information is almost always created and recorded automaticallly. These are the kind of informations we may register:

- We may collect data about your device, including where available operating system, your IP address and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers or business partners. This is statistical information about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. 

-We may also obtain information about your general internet usage for the same reason. We may do it by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

Here are some of the reasons we collect this technical data:

- Estimate our audience size and usage pattern
- Store information about your preferences of use, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests (for example language, display adapted to your device, etc).
- Speed up your use of our Services
- Recognise you when you return to our site.
- Offer you customised content, like debates you may be interested in or people you may want to follow
- We could show you ads you may be interested in (however we have never included ads in our website so far)

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.


3) Storage of personal data

The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things the processing of support services. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All data you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone and inform us if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account.

Unfortunately, sharing data via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. 


4) How we may use your data

We may use your data to:
- provide our Service to you and make it better
- ensure that the content of Netivist is presented on the best effective way, both for yourself and for your device
- improve or develop our Service, for example by analyzing the content our users like most
- offer you customized content (such as debates you may like, votation you may want to participate or petitions you may be interested in signing)
- inform you of changes or contact you in case it’s necessary
- carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us
- let you participate in interactive content, when you decide to
- show you ads that may interest you
- show which of your friends of other services (for example, Facebook) is already on Netivist
- answer your question or comments

We don’t disclose identifiable personal information to our advertisers and customers, but we may provide them with aggregate anonymous data (for example, that 1000 male users from a country did click on a particular advert or vote for a particular topic). We may also use this kind of aggregate data to help our customers reach their audience, using filters such as age, gender, or location, among others.

We may employ third party companies or individuals to process personal information on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy.


5) When we may disclose your data

If Nettivist Limited, the Service hosted on or a substancial part of The Company or its assets is transfered or sold to another company or organization, we may also transfer your personal data.

We also may disclose your personal information if we have to comply with any legal obligation.

In addition, we may disclose your personal data iin order to enforce or apply our Terms and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Netivist, our customers, or others.


6) Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. Netivist will always ask for your consent (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your information for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your data to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your information. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us.

You also have the right to rectify any information we have about you. We will eliminate any information about you that you request. You can also oppose to any treatment we may make of your information. However, you cannot exercise the right to data portability.

Our website may occasionally contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please take into consideration that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


7) Access to data

The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to access data held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request to the information we have collected is free of charge.


8) Your account

If you want to completely deactivate your account and definitively leave the service, please email us to suspendaccount{at}

As mentioned in our Terms, if you decide to remove any of your data from Netivist, we may maintain your content for a reasonable period of time for purposes like back up, archival or audit.


9) Change in privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. We invite you to check this page from time to time.


10) Contact information

If you need more information about this privacy policy, please write us an email to


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