Transit App, Inc. (“We”, “Us”, “Our”) has developed a mobile application (“Transit App”, “App”) that collects data from your device in order to provide you with pertinent transport information for nearby services.
4. What information we collect from you
We collect and process information from your device in several ways, including:
- Once you have given us your consent to track your location, we keep track of your location and movement, including your latitude, longitude, time and speed of travel.
- The collection of location data only happens while Transit App is in the foreground (unless explicitly stated otherwise by Transit App) and if you’ve granted Transit App access to your device’s location services.
- We collect your preferences, including favorite routes, saved locations and other personal customizations such as the “Minimize Walking” option you may select for planning a-to-b trips.
- We also automatically collect usage details each time you use Transit App, including the country of origin, the searches you make, the routes you interact with, the type of phone or OS you are using, etc.
- We collect your name, phone number, zipcode, email address, and payment information when you buy a bike share pass in supported cities.
- We collect your name, phone number, email address and other information you may provide when using the “Send Feedback” feature in the Settings view. When using that option, a “debugging info.txt” file is automatically attached to the email body and contains contextual information (such as your current location, device type, OS version, etc.) that help us address issues you may be reporting.
- We collect contact information (email and/or push notification token) when you explicitly request to be notified when Transit App supports a new market.
- When purchasing mobility passes or services directly from Transit (ridehail, bikeshare, scooters, transit) in supported cities, we collect your name, phone number, zip/postal code, email address, payment information, and other elements necessary to complete a transaction.
5. How we use your information
We may use information collected from or provided by you for the following purposes:
- Provide you with pertinent transport information for nearby services;
- Understand your preferences so that we can customize Transit App for you, such as recommending personalized transport options;
- Measure usage of Transit App, including usage of specific features and views;
- Generate real-time location data of transit vehicles and broadcast the vehicle location and predicted arrival times to other users;
- Securely transfer your payment information and user credentials to mobility operators to provide you access to their services;
- Securely transfer your payment information and user credentials to bike share operators to provide you access to their bikes.;
- Develop and improve Transit App based on your feedback and interactions;
- Guide product development and build new features;
- Conduct research on users habits and how they use public transportation;
- Identify and correct bugs and other problems with Transit App;
- Respond to your emails and help with support queries;
- Subject to your consent, keep you posted from time to time on latest announcements and additional information;
- Comply with law and regulations and lawful requests or orders.
6. Users’ options
The following are some examples of your options with regard to collection, use and disclosure of your information:
- You can stop all collection of location data easily and at any time by disabling location services in your device’s settings or by uninstalling Transit App.
- You are not required to indicate any preferences (including setting your home and work address) in order to use Transit App, since these are optional.
- You can provide anonymous feedback by using an email account that does not reveal your identity, and does not include your name. You can also manually remove the “debugging info.txt” attachment file from the email’s body if you do not want to share such contextual information with us.
- You can unsubscribe at any time from mailing lists announcing newly released cities by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the emails you may receive.
7. Disclosure to Third Parties
We do not disclose your information to third parties without your explicit consent except for the following purposes:
- In case you request assistance with the use of Transit App, we might share such request, including your contact information, with a third party directly involved in the issue (i.e. if you inform us over email that certain transit schedules in the app are outdated, and we forward this message to the applicable transit agency).
- When you purchase services from a third party (e.g. a mobility operator) through our app, we will share the information required to ascertain your lawful use of those services (including tokenized payment information, relevant personally identifiable information, and any relevant location data). For example, if you purchase a public transit ticket, we may share the time and location where you purchased that ticket in order to ensure that no fraudulent tickets have been sold.
- In case of a prospective business transaction, you agree that Transit App may disclose anonymous and aggregate information to another corporation in order for the parties to determine whether to proceed with such transaction. In case a business transaction is completed, you agree that any information may be transferred to the corporation that owns Transit App or the relevant part of it in order to carry its business. A “business transaction” includes, but is not limited to, a reorganization, merger, purchase, sale or other acquisition or disposition of a corporation or any of its assets.
- In case we are required to comply with applicable law and regulations and lawful requests or orders or if it is otherwise permitted by law (i.e., protect and defend our rights, situation that threatens life, health or safety, etc.).
We also disclose anonymous and aggregate information to certain third parties for research, product development or other business purposes. For instance, we may share information with transit agencies to help them analyze and improve their services.
7.1 Third Party Software/Service
While using Transit App, we may be using third party software and/or service for various needs, inter alia, in order to collect and/or process the information detailed herein (the "Third Party Service Provider"). Note that these are independent software and/or service providers and we do not take any liability about the information collection policies of these providers, or about any kind of issue, legal or otherwise, relating thereto.
8. Security Safeguards
We are committed to securing your information and we take reasonable physical, organizational and technical measures to protect your information against unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification or destruction.
These safeguards include, but are not limited to:
- Storage on secure servers;
- Encryption of the communication channels;
- Limited access to employees and contractors on a “need-to-know” basis.
Although we take great efforts to protect your information, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches nor be immune from any wrongdoings or malfunctions.
9. Retention Period
We will retain your information as long as you use Transit App and for a reasonable time thereafter.
10. Right to Access and Removal
We store your information on servers located in Canada and France.
If you would like to remove or access any information that we have collected through Transit App that is stored on our servers, please contact us at email@example.com. On receiving such a request, we will use reasonable efforts to provide you or delete such information.
We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected information of a child under 13 without first receiving parental consent, we will take steps to delete such information within a reasonable time. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided information to us, please contact us and we will take steps to delete such information within a reasonable time.
12. Do Not Track Signals
Transit App does not respond to Web browser “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals or other similar mechanisms.
Third parties do not collect information about your online activities over time and across different Web sites when using Transit App.
13. Rights of European Data Subjects
If you are in one of the EU/EEA countries, you are be entitled to certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
By using Transit App or communicating with us, you consent to the purposes for which we process your personal data. We may process your personal data if we have other lawful grounds to do so.
You have a right to:
- Withdraw consent to processing, where consent is the basis of processing.
- Access your personal data that we hold and how to process it, under certain conditions.
- Demand rectification of inaccurate personal data about you.
- Object to unlawful data processing under certain conditions.
- Require erasure of past data about you (your "right to be forgotten") under certain conditions.
- Demand that we restrict processing of your personal data, 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 data is inaccurate.
- Port personal data concerning you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, subject to certain conditions.
- Complain to a data protection supervisory authority in your country.
The personal data we collect is not used for automated decision making and profiling, except for automated processes in the context of marketing. As stated above, you can opt-out of our direct marketing under certain conditions.
Our representative in the EU for the purposes of compliance with the GDPR will be Katie Thomson which may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about your rights under the GDPR you can visit the European Commission’s page on Protection of Personal Data.
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