Privacy Policy | Rubbish

Last updated: May 25, 2018


Rubbish Co. (“Rubbish”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of everyone who uses Rubbish. Our privacy policy (“Policy”) serves to inform you of our policies, types of information collected and created in your use of Rubbish, how and why we use such information, and who we share it with. The Policy refers to all features of Rubbish, including our website, domain, mobile application, functionality, products and services (the “Services”).

Your continued use of the Services provided by Rubbish following any posting of any amendment to this Privacy Policy shall constitute your acceptance of such amendment.

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.

Information Collection And Use

As a user of Rubbish and our Services, we ask for personal information that will be used to activate your account, provide the Services to you, communicate with you about the status of your account, and for other purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We collect this information:

  • To provide the Services;
  • Where you have consented to the processing, which you may revoke at any time;
  • For Rubbish to comply with a legal obligation, a court order, or to exercise and defend legal claims;
  • When necessary to protect the vital interests of our community or others;
  • Where the personal information has been made public;
  • When necessary in public interest;
  • When necessary for the purpose of Rubbish or a third party’s legitimate interests, such as those of visitors, members or partners

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:

        a. When you sign up for the Services, you provide your name, address, email address and zip code, and similar information.

        b. When you choose to subscribe to our mailing list, you provide an email and zip code.

        c. If you use Facebook to log in to Rubbish, you authoize Facebook to share your personal information, including your name, birthday, gender, profile photo, friends list and email address.

        d. If you want to personalize your profile within our Services and add personal information, such as a comment, skills or why you #lovewhereyoulive.

        e. If you verify your address, allow location services to be enabled, tag your posts with a location stamp, submit photos with a location stamp and time notiation.

    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:

        a. Device data which tells us about the device you’re using, what type and model it is, its operating system and version, its unique identifier, location, pedometer, camera, crash data (if applicable), and what settings you’ve enabled. Your device and software settings affect what information your device makes available to us.

        b. When a photo is taken through our mobile application, permission requested must all be granted in order to collect images, the location of the image, and access to the local photo album if you want to save or share a photo outside of our mobile technology.

        c. Log data is automatically recorded by our servers based on data sent by the app or browser. This may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version (and its settings), the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

        d. Cookie data which comes from “cookies”, small data files stored on your computer or mobile device, and similar technologies. Cookie data helps us recognize you, remember your preferences, and deliver relevant content to you. Some, but not all cookie data is associated with your Rubbish account. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Services.

    3. From third parties and public sources

We engage third parties partners to provide us with information, and use publicly-available sources, such as:

        a. Vendors who provide us with map information in order to categorize neighborhoods and create groups, member information for personalization or measurement.

        b. Vendors who monitor and analyze activity on our Services to improve and develop our platform.

        c. Advertisers may provide us information about their users or customers to personalize advertising or measure our performance.

        d. Public sources, such as government public data, census data, community maps, public analysis of community property, waste collection maps or grids or other information that helps us optimize and plan how to better serve our users.


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.

Security and Linked Sites

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.

The Services may contain links to other sites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of linked sites. Their privacy policies and practices differ from our policies and practices.

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.

Third Parties’ & Interest-Based Ads

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.

Age of Consent

We do not knowingly provide the Site or Services to, and will not knowingly collect the personal information from anyone under the age of consent. If you live in a country in the EU/EEA, you must be at least 16 years old to use our Site or Services or such greater age required in your country to register for or use our Site or Services. If you live in any other country except those in the EU/EEA, you must be at least 13 years old to use our Site or Services or such greater age required in your country to register for or use our Site or Services. In addition to being of the minimum required age to use our Site or Services under applicable law, if you are not old enough to have authority to agree to our Privacy Policy in your country, your parent or guardian must agree to our Privacy Policy on your behalf. If you have any concerns about your child’s personal information, please contact us at

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.

Rights to Your Information

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

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.

Your California Privacy Rights

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.

Aggregated Data

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.


Change of Ownership or Business Transition

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.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 25, 2018, and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Site or Services after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.


If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you through the email address you have provided us. It is your responsibility to make sure your email address is up to date.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at