Only Neighbours helps you organize and share great moments with your neighbors, so our members’ safety is a priority. We understand that meeting a group for the first time whether online, through an acquaintance or on an outing is an opportunity to know incredible people and enjoy things in common, moments that can lead to a lifetime friendship. However, your personal safety is very important, and because you are in control of your Only Neighbours experience, there are certain safety steps that we encourage you to follow while meeting with neighbors – both online and offline.
We ask you to read the tips and all the information below, and strongly urge you to follow these guidelines in the interest of your personal safety and well-being. However, we are confident that you are always the best judge of your own safety, and these guidelines are not intended to be a substitute for your own judgment.
Never give personal information to others, such as: your social security number, bank information or credit card number, or your work or home address to people you don’t know or have met outside this platform.
Note: Only Neighbours will never send you an email asking for your username and password information. Any such communication should be reported immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org
Never respond to any request to send money, and report it to us immediately – even if the person claims to be in an emergency. Wiring money is like sending cash: the sender has no protections against loss and it’s nearly impossible to reverse it.
Report suspicious members. You can report concerns about any suspicious member’s behavior at any time on Only Neighbours. Keep conversations on the platform. Bad actors will try to move the conversation outside of it to text, personal email or phone conversations.
Report All Suspicious Behavior that you consider might hurt your community’s safety.
First meetings are exciting, but always take precautions and follow these guidelines to help you and your family stay safe.
Keep all of your communications limited to the platform and really get to know members online/using the website &/or app before meeting them in person. It’s up to you to research and do your due diligence.
Always show your kindness when meeting new neighbors and although we all have different backgrounds, all of you want to have a quality time, sharing experiences while enjoying a nice reunion and getting to know each other better.
Inform a friend or family member about your plans and when and where you’re going and to whom you are meeting with. Make sure you have your cell phone charged and with you at all times.
You (And your family) need to be independent and in control of your own reliable transportation, especially in case of a sudden change of plans or any emergency. If you plan to drink alcohol, consider share riding alternatives like Uber and Lyft.
Alcohol consumption and/or other drugs can impair your judgment, your social skills and potentially put you in danger. It’s important to keep a clear mind and avoid anything that might place you and others at risk. Be aware that alcohol and save driving don’t match well together.
We welcome everyone to gather and meet new people and also enjoy different culinary specialties and tastes. It is important to know and let other guests know about any medical condition or allergies. And if you are already aware about any condition and you are under medication, be wise to always carry enough medication with you in case you need it while away from home.
In the case that something has happened, immediately call 911. Emergency situations include a recent threat of violence, recent act of violence or if your health or someone else’s is in danger.
We celebrate diversity and we will always respect your fashion choices. We recommend you to wear something appropriated when visiting other members’ houses.