Last updated: May 25, 2018
For residents of the EU, please note that this Policy has been updated in accordance with the requirements of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For residents of the US, by visiting, joining, or using Rubbish, or otherwise indicating that you agree to this Policy, you consent to, and authorize our use of your personal information as described in this Policy.
Our interests are to keep our Services safe and secure to pursue the interests our our community members’ and the neighborhoods in which we operate, taking measures such as implementing and enhancing security measures and protections, protecting against fraud, spam and abuse. We use the information to improve and develop our functionality, to pursue our legitimate interests of providing an realtime and tailored offering to our community users on an ongoing basis. We want to provide a seamless service that improves conditions for our community members based on the information provided to us.
In providing the Services, we collect and receive information through several different ways. Sometimes, you choose what information to provide. In other cases, information is required in order to use and engage with the Services. The information is collected in the following ways:
1. From you directly, or with your permission
We collect information when you provide it to us directly, when we request it from you, or when you give us permission to get it from a third party source. Some examples are:
2. From your browser or device
Similar to almost every other online service, we automatically collect technical information when you visit or use Rubbish or engage with our Services. We collect information from your browser, computer, or mobile device. This provides us with technical information to improve and develop our Services, including:
3. From third parties and public sources
We engage third parties partners to provide us with information, and use publicly-available sources, such as:
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally, identifiable information may include but is not limited to your name, email address, zip code. Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you use our Services (“Log Data”).
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information to inform you about our Services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
The security of your personal information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information from unauthorized disclosure, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We will continue to enhance security procedures as new technologies and procedures become available. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. Please remember that you control what personal information you provide while using the Services and you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your identification, passwords and/or any personal information in your possession for the use of the Services. Always be careful and responsible regarding your personal information. We will maintain your personal information for as long as they are needed, or as required by applicable laws, regulations, or government orders.
If there is a loss in control of your personal information, an email will be sent within 72 hours of our learning of such event directly to the email address on file.
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website.
Neither the Site nor the Services are intended for children under 13 years of age, and no one under age 13 may provide any personal information to, on or through the Site or Services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information to, on or through the Site or Services, use any of the interactive or public comment features, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the email address provided in the paragraph above.
You have the right to access and edit your information at any time through the web interface provided as part of the Services. On written request and subject to proof of identity, you may access the personal information that we hold, used or communicated and ask that any necessary corrections be made, where applicable, as authorized or required by law. However, to make sure that the personal information we maintain about you is accurate and up to date, please inform us immediately of any change in your personal information by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the GDPR, you may be entitled to additional rights, including (i) the right to withdraw consent to processing where consent is the basis of processing; (ii) the right to access your personal information and certain other supplementary information, under certain conditions; (iii) the right to object to unlawful data processing, under certain conditions; (iv) the right to erasure of personal information about you, under certain conditions; (v) the right to demand that we restrict processing of your personal information, under certain conditions, if you believe we have exceeded the legitimate basis for processing, processing is no longer necessary, are processing, or believe your personal information is inaccurate; (vi) the right to data portability of personal information concerning you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, under certain conditions; (vii) the right object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you, under certain conditions; (viii) the right to lodge a complaint with data protection authorities. If you want to learn more about your rights under the GDPR, you can visit the European Commission’s page on Data Protection.
California Civil Code Section §1798.83 permits users of the Site and/or Services who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email] with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you in your email address in response.
We may also use your personal information to generate Aggregated Data for internal use and for sharing with others on a selective basis. “Aggregated Data” means records which have been stripped of information potentially identifying users, and which have been manipulated or combined to provide generalized, anonymous information. Your identity and personal information will be kept anonymous in Aggregated Data.
In the event of a change of ownership or other business transition, such as a merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred in accordance with applicable privacy laws.