cycle technology, inc.

US privacy policy

effective date: june 29, 2020

introduction

this privacy policy applies to all cycle technology platforms and any other related features, contents, applications, or websites we, cycle technology, inc. (“cycle technology,” “we,” “us”), may offer from time to time (collectively, the “services”). We are committed to protecting your privacy. this privacy policy explains cycle technology’s information practices, including:

·       what information we may collect through the services and how we collect it.

·       how we use the information we collect.

·       how we may share collected information.

·       what choices you have as to how we collect and use information.

this privacy policy is incorporated by reference into the cycle technology, inc. terms of use found at www.cycletechnology.com/terms-service.  we encourage you to review both documents carefully when using the services.  by creating an account or accessing or using the services, you agree to this privacy policy and the terms of use.  if you do not agree with any terms or conditions of this privacy policy or the terms of use, you must not create an account and must immediately cease your use of the services. by accessing the services, you agree to this privacy policy. this policy may change from time to time (see changes to this privacy policy). your continued use of our services after we make changes is considered an acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

if you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this privacy policy for information on how to contact us.

information we collect

the information we may collect through our services includes:

1.     personal information. “personal information” is information that alone or in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate a specific person, such as, without limitation, your email address, name, phone number, postal address, precise location information, third-party account credentials (for example, your facebook, Instagram, or apple account id and password) and other information. personal information does not include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.  we collect this information for the purpose of providing the services, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, and improving our services, including through the use of surveys. 

2.     other information.  “other information” is any information other than personal information that may be collected or inferred related to your use of the services, including without limitation, your recycling habits and process, your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the services, and usage details, including ip address, browser type, operating system, mobile devices, access times, and items you viewed directly before and after accessing the services.  this also includes information collected when you contact our customer service representatives in order to track and respond to your inquiries.

we collect information when you:

·       create a cycle technology account.  in order to use the services, you must create an account.  to create a cycle technology account, you must provide personal information such as name, email address, and a password.  this information will help cycle technology and others that you collaborate with to identify you.

·       use cycle technology platforms or services. see use of cookies and location information below.

·       link your cycle technology account to services or devices. if you choose to link your cycle technology account to certain other services or devices, we may collect information related to your use of such services or devices.  when these services or devices are administered by a third party, the information practices and policies for those services or devices are the responsibility of that third party.

·      make a transaction. if you choose to make a purchase, we use paypal as a third-party payment processor to ensure payouts are received. you will be directed to the paypal website and provide your payment information directly to paypal. paypal’s privacy policy applies to the information you provide on the paypal website.

·       seek assistance from or respond to cycle technology.  if you contact cycle technology with questions and requests, or if you fill out any forms, respond to any surveys, or otherwise communicate with us via the services, we may collect information from you in order to assist you.

use of cookies and other technologies to collect information. we or our third-party service providers use cookies and related tools to provide features and services that enhance your cycle technology experience. for example, these technologies may allow the services to recognize your device and log you in automatically, remember your preferences, and analyze how you use the services so we can improve your experience.

·       cookies.  a cookie is a small text file that may be stored on the hard drive of a computer or device when you access a website or application.  when you use our services, we may assign your device one or more cookies to facilitate access to our services and to personalize your online experience. you may refuse the service of cookies to your device or delete any existing cookies by changing your preferences.  as the means by which you can do this vary from device to device and browser to browser, please refer to your device’s and browser’s help menu for more information.  if you refuse or delete cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all features and functionality of the services.

·       information collected automatically.  we may automatically collect other information from your browser or device when you use the services.

use of location informationthe cycle technology platforms and services deal with location. depending on the cycle technology platforms that you use, your app settings or device permissions, and subject to your permission, we may collect your precise or approximate location information as determined through data such as gps, ip address and wifi. the location information that we collect is used for map features in the services. the location information will be collected only during your use of the cycle technology platforms. we do not collect location information when our services are not running on your mobile device. if you do not agree to our collection of location information, our platforms or services may not function properly when you try to use them.

how we use information we collect

we use information, including personal information, to deliver and improve the services.

we may use information, including personal information, to:

·       communicate with you.  we may send email to the email address you provide us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, system maintenance, or to provide information we think may be of interest to you.  we may also communicate with you through the services or other means enabled by the services, such as through text messages, push notifications, or in-app messaging.  you may adjust your communications preferences in your cycle technology account settings at any time or by unsubscribing from our marketing emails using the link provided at the bottom of those emails. by using the services or providing an email address to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the services. 

·       customize your cycle technology experience.  we use information we collect through the services to customize your cycle technology experience.

·       organize, aggregate, and analyze recycling habits. when you use the services, our employees and service providers may review information to categorize and organize it, as well as to aggregate it with other user information to better infer community recycling habits.

·       provide and improve the services.  we use information, including personal information, for internal and service-related purposes and may provide it to third parties as necessary to allow us to facilitate or improve the services.

·       in any other way we may describe when you provide the information. for example, we may request permissions to connect your facebook, Instagram, and/or apple accounts

·       to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any of our contracts.

·       for any other purpose with your consent. 

we may aggregate or de-identify data collected through the services and use it for any purpose.

how we may share information

we do not rent, sell, or share personal information. we do not share your personal information with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.  we may share aggregate or de-identified data, or other information, with third parties for any purpose.

we may share information, including personal information, as follows:

·       with your permission.  we may share the information we receive with third parties when we have your permission or at your direction.

·       with our vendors and service providers. we may share any information we receive with vendors, service providers, and other third parties retained to help us provide or improve the services.

·       as required by law and similar disclosures. we may access, preserve, and disclose your information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; defend against legal claims; respond to your requests; protect the rights, property, and safety of you, cycle technology, or others; or as otherwise required by law.

·       in connection with a merger, sale, or other asset transfer.  if we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing, reorganization, or other substantial corporate transaction, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, any information we possess, including personal information, may be shared, sold, or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract.  in such cases, we cannot control how other entities may use or disclose such information.

·       to enforce or apply our terms of use any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

·       for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

your choices

cycle technology offers you a number of ways to control collection and use of your information when you use the services.  your options include:

·       modifying your account information. you can review the information you or others have shared by logging into your cycle technology account.  you can modify or delete any information that you have provided us at any time.  you may also choose to modify and delete information that others have shared with you. you may also send us an email at support@cyclegreentech.com to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information. we may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

·       modifying your account settings.  cycle technology account settings are designed to provide you with control over the information that you share.  we encourage you to review your account settings and adjust them in accordance with your preferences.

·       closing your account.  if you no longer desire to use the services, you may close your account by sending us an email to support@cyclegreentech.com or through the account closure process contained within the services.  after you close your account, you will not be able to sign in to use the services or access any of your information.  however, you can open a new account at any time.  if you close your cycle technology account, we have no obligation to retain your information and may delete any or all of your account information without liability.  we may retain and use your information as described in “data retention” below.  please note: if you have provided or shared information to third parties, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies and practices.

third-party websites and applications

the services may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. we do not review or endorse any of such third parties or their privacy practices.  once you have used these links to leave the services, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this privacy policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website or application, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. we are not responsible for the content, privacy and security practices, or policies of any third parties, including other websites, services, or applications that may be linked to or from the services.

information security

we take steps to ensure that the information you share with us is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.  unfortunately, neither the internet nor any form of electronic storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information provided to us.  We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures and do not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure.

data retention

we will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with services.  we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, prevent fraud or abuse, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or take other actions permitted by law.  anonymous or aggregated information that does not identify you personally may be retained indefinitely.

children’s privacy

we do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the services are designed for or directed to children under the age of 13.  if you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at support@cyclegreentech.com.  if we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate any account created by such children. 

california consumers

we do not meet the conditions as outlined in section 1798.140 of the california consumer privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”) and therefore are not subject to CCPA requirements. for specific information related to your ability to access and correct your personal information, see “your choices” above.

international users

cycle technology is located in the united states.  by choosing to use the services or otherwise provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this privacy policy will be governed by u.s. laws and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with cycle technology or the services will be in accordance with our terms of use.

if you are visiting or using the services from the european union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the united states and to processing globally.  by providing your information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this privacy policy.

changes to this privacy policy

we may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes to our information practices.  if we decide to change this privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are aware of our practices and update the “last updated” date above.  if we make a material change in how we collect, use, or disclose personal information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice through the services and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.  we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

contact us

if you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us at support@cyclegreentech.com.


cycle technology, inc.

UAE privacy policy

effective date: june 30, 2020

introduction

this privacy policy applies to all cycle technology platforms and any other related features, contents, applications, or websites we, cycle technology, inc. (“cycle technology,” “we,” “us”), may offer from time to time (collectively, the “services”).  we are committed to protecting your privacy. this privacy policy explains cycle technology’s information practices, including:

·       what information we may collect through the services and how we collect it.

·       how we use the information we collect.

·       how we may share collected information.

·       what choices you have as to how we collect and use information.

this privacy policy is incorporated by reference into the cycle technology, inc. terms of use found at www.cycletechnology.com/terms-service.  we encourage you to review both documents carefully when using the services.  by creating an account or accessing or using the services, you agree to this privacy policy and the terms of use.  if you do not agree with any terms or conditions of this privacy policy or the terms of use, you must not create an account and must immediately cease your use of the services. by accessing the services, you agree to this privacy policy. this policy may change from time to time (see changes to this privacy policy). your continued use of our services after we make changes is considered an acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.  if you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this privacy policy for information on how to contact us.

information we collect

the information we may collect through our services includes:

1.     personal information. “personal information” is information that alone or in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate a specific person, such as, without limitation, your email address, name, phone number, postal address, precise location information, third-party account credentials (for example, your facebook, instagram, or apple account id and password) and other information. personal information does not include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.  we collect this information for the purpose of providing the services, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, and improving our services, including through the use of surveys. 

2.     other information.  “other information” is any information other than personal information that may be collected or inferred related to your use of the services, including without limitation, your recycling habits and process, your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the services, and usage details, including ip address, browser type, operating system, mobile devices, access times, and items you viewed directly before and after accessing the services.  this also includes information collected when you contact our customer service representatives in order to track and respond to your inquiries.

we collect information when you:

·       create a cycle technology account.  in order to use the services, you must create an account.  to create a cycle technology account, you must provide personal information such as name, email address, and a password.  this information will help cycle technology and others that you collaborate with to identify you.

·       use cycle technology platforms or services. see use of cookies and location information below.

·       link your cycle technology account to services or devices. if you choose to link your cycle technology account to certain other services or devices, we may collect information related to your use of such services or devices.  when these services or devices are administered by a third party, the information practices and policies for those services or devices are the responsibility of that third party.

·       make a transaction. if you choose to make a purchase, we use paypal as a third-party payment processor to ensure payouts are received. you will be directed to the paypal website and provide your payment information directly to paypal. paypal’s privacy policy applies to the information you provide on the paypal website.

·       seek assistance from or respond to cycle technology.  if you contact cycle technology with questions and requests, or if you fill out any forms, respond to any surveys, or otherwise communicate with us via the services, we may collect information from you in order to assist you.

use of cookies and other technologies to collect information. we or our third-party service providers use cookies and related tools to provide features and services that enhance your cycle technology experience. for example, these technologies may allow the services to recognize your device and log you in automatically, remember your preferences, and analyze how you use the services so we can improve your experience.

·       cookies.  a cookie is a small text file that may be stored on the hard drive of a computer or device when you access a website or application.  when you use our services, we may assign your device one or more cookies to facilitate access to our services and to personalize your online experience. you may refuse the service of cookies to your device or delete any existing cookies by changing your preferences.  as the means by which you can do this vary from device to device and browser to browser, please refer to your device’s and browser’s help menu for more information.  if you refuse or delete cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all features and functionality of the services.

·       information collected automatically.  we may automatically collect other information from your browser or device when you use the services.

use of location informationthe cycle technology platforms and services deal with location. depending on the cycle technology platforms that you use, your app settings or device permissions, and subject to your permission, we may collect your precise or approximate location information as determined through data such as gps, ip address and wifi. the location information that we collect is used for map features in the services. the location information will be collected only during your use of the cycle technology platforms. we do not collect location information when our services are not running on your mobile device. if you do not agree to our collection of location information, our platforms or services may not function properly when you try to use them.

how we use information we collect

we use information, including personal information, to deliver and improve the services.

we may use information, including personal information, to:

·       communicate with you.  we may send email to the email address you provide us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, system maintenance, or to provide information we think may be of interest to you.  we may also communicate with you through the services or other means enabled by the services, such as through text messages, push notifications, or in-app messaging.  you may adjust your communications preferences in your cycle technology account settings at any time or by unsubscribing from our marketing emails using the link provided at the bottom of those emails. by using the services or providing an email address to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the services. 

·       customize your cycle technology experience.  we use information we collect through the services to customize your cycle technology experience.

·       organize, aggregate, and analyze recycling habits. when you use the services, our employees and service providers may review information to categorize and organize it, as well as to aggregate it with other user information to better infer community recycling habits.

·       provide and improve the services.  we use information, including personal information, for internal and service-related purposes and may provide it to third parties as necessary to allow us to facilitate or improve the services. 

·       in any other way we may describe when you provide the information. for example, we may request permissions to connect your facebook, Instagram, and/or apple accounts

·       to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any of our contracts.

·       for any other purpose with your consent.

we may aggregate or de-identify data collected through the services and use it for any purpose.

how we may share information

we do not rent, sell, or share personal information. we do not share your personal information with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.  we may share aggregate or de-identified data, or other information, with third parties for any purpose.

we may share information, including personal information, as follows:

·       with your permission.  we may share the information we receive with third parties when we have your permission or at your direction.

·       with our vendors and service providers. we may share any information we receive with vendors, service providers, and other third parties retained to help us provide or improve the services.

·       as required by law and similar disclosures. we may access, preserve, and disclose your information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; defend against legal claims; respond to your requests; protect the rights, property, and safety of you, cycle technology, or others; or as otherwise required by law.

·       in connection with a merger, sale, or other asset transfer.  if we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing, reorganization, or other substantial corporate transaction, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, any information we possess, including personal information, may be shared, sold, or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract.  in such cases, we cannot control how other entities may use or disclose such information.

·       to enforce or apply our terms of use any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

·       for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

your choices

cycle technology offers you a number of ways to control collection and use of your information when you use the services.  your options include:

·       modifying your account information. you can review the information you or others have shared by logging into your cycle technology account.  you can modify or delete any information that you have provided us at any time.  you may also choose to modify and delete information that others have shared with you. you may also send us an email at support@cyclegreentech.com to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information. we may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

·       modifying your account settings.  cycle technology account settings are designed to provide you with control over the information that you share.  we encourage you to review your account settings and adjust them in accordance with your preferences.

·       closing your account.  if you no longer desire to use the services, you may close your account by sending us an email to support@cyclegreentech.com or through the account closure process contained within the services.  after you close your account, you will not be able to sign in to use the services or access any of your information.  however, you can open a new account at any time.  if you close your cycle technology account, we have no obligation to retain your information and may delete any or all of your account information without liability.  we may retain and use your information as described in “data retention” below.  please note: if you have provided or shared information to third parties, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies and practices.

third-party websites and applications

the services may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. we do not review or endorse any of such third parties or their privacy practices.  once you have used these links to leave the services, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this privacy policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website or application, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. we are not responsible for the content, privacy and security practices, or policies of any third parties, including other websites, services, or applications that may be linked to or from the services.

information security

we take steps to ensure that the information you share with us is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.  unfortunately, neither the internet nor any form of electronic storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information provided to us. we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures and we do not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure.

data retention

we will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with services.  we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, prevent fraud or abuse, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or take other actions permitted by law.  anonymous or aggregated information that does not identify you personally may be retained indefinitely.

children’s privacy

we do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the services are designed for or directed to children under the age of 13.  if you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at support@cyclegreentech.com.  if we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate any account created by such children. 

purpose and legal basis for processing

we may rely upon one or more legal bases to collect, use, share and otherwise process the personal information of individuals located in the UAE, including where:

  • necessary to perform a contract we have with you, such as our terms of engagement, and to provide the services;
  • you have consented to the processing (in which case you may revoke your consent at any time);
  • necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • necessary to protect your vital interests or those of others;
  • necessary in the public interest; and
  • necessary for the purposes of our or a third party’s legitimate interests, provided that those interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

where we collect, use, disclose and otherwise process your information based on legitimate interests, we may rely on the following interests:

  • marketing our products: we use your information as necessary to pursue our legitimate interests in marketing our products to you. for example, where permitted by digital marketing law, we may contact you by email to let you know of products you might be interested in.
  • providing, improving and developing our products: we use your information as necessary to pursue our legitimate interests in tailoring and improving our products. for example, we may send you a survey or questionnaire to understand your experience in purchasing from us.

under certain circumstances, you may have certain legal rights, including:

  • to access the personal data we maintain about you;
  • to receive information about how we process your personal data;
  • to correct your personal data;
  • to have your personal data erased;
  • to object to or restrict how we process your personal data;
  • to request your personal data be transferred to a third party;
  • to withdraw any consent you may have given us to process your personal data

you may have the right to object to our processing that is based on legitimate interests by contacting us at the address or number below. if you believe that we have infringed your rights, please contact us by sending an email to support@cyclegreentech.com. you may also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

where we store your information

when you give us your information it could be transferred, stored or processed in a location outside the united arab emirates. in submitting your data to us, you acknowledge that your data may be sent to countries with differing levels of laws in the field of personal data protection. our policy is to use reasonable endeavors to make arrangements with third parties to your data secure, treat it as confidential and use it only for the purposes agreed with us.

your rights in relation to your data

the following rights are available to you:

  • your right to request amendment of information you think is inaccurate or incomplete
  • your right to erasure, in certain circumstances
  • your right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances
  • your right to object to processing, if we are able to process your information because the process is in our legitimate interests
  • your right to ask that we transfer information you have given us from one organization to another, or give it to you (applicable only if we are processing information based on your consent or under, or in talks about entering into a contract and the processing is automated)

you are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. we have one month to respond to you.

if you request that your data is erased, note that we keep a record of how you have used the services, but this information cannot be linked back to you and we retain any information required by law.

how long we hold your data
we will keep your data for as long as required in order to:

  1. manage and administer your account and provide the other relevant products or services anticipated by this policy, including, but not limited to, marketing;
  2. personalize our products, services and communications with you, and
  3. comply with the applicable record retention required by law.

in determining how long to retain your data, we will take into account our legal obligations and regulatory requirements.

changes to this privacy policy

we may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes to our information practices.  if we decide to change this privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are aware of our practices and update the “last updated” date above.  if we make a material change in how we collect, use, or disclose personal information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice through the services and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.  we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

contact us

if you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us at support@cyclegreentech.com.