Privacy Policy

Effective date: December 10, 2018

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”, “Statement”) explains how Rydar Inc. (“Company”, ”we”, ”our”, “us”) collects, stores and uses information provided by users through the use a mobile application Rydar 2.0 (“Rydar,” “app”) or a website located at https://rydar.io/ (“website,” together – “Services”). Your use of the Services signifies that you have read and agree to this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information

Information You Provide to Us

You may provide certain information to us when creating your account and using the Services. When you create an account in the app or fill out a form on the website, you may share with us your phone number, email address, name and other contact information.

When you contact us via email or other means of communication, we may receive additional information about you, including your email address, name, contents of the message, details about your location and usage of the app and any attachments you choose to share.

Information That We Collect Automatically

When you use the Services, we automatically collect the following information:

  • Location. If you allow the app to use location-based services of your device through the app preferences, we will receive information about your precise location when you are using the app. We may also receive information about your location when the app is running in the background. Information about your location is required for providing relevant information about hotspots, for checking area around your location for hotspots and sending push notifications about the best hotspots both in the foreground and in the background modes. Your precise location is also necessary for tracking your trips for mileage reports. We may also use your location information to provide you with statistics and promotions unique for your area.
  • Device. We may collect information about your mobile device, including the hardware model, the operating system version, software version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information. We may also collect information from some of sensors built in your mobile device, for example from gyroscope and accelerometer, to increase the quality of the app operation.
  • Usage and Preferences. We use beacons and cookies to analyze how you use the Services and determine your preferences. Beacons are small images used to analyze when a web page is opened, count visits, and understand how users interact with the service. Cookies are small text files downloaded to your device when you use a website. They are used for analysing and remembering your preferences. You can customize your browser settings to manage the way cookies are stored on your device.
  • Log Information. When you use the Services, we collect server logs, including your device IP address, the type of browser you use, access date and time, app features used or pages viewed, and third-party services that you were visiting before navigating to the Services.

Information We Collect From Other Sources

If you choose to connect your Rydar account to third-party services, we may receive information from these sources and combine it with the information that you share with us and that we collect automatically. If you choose to connect your Uber Driver Account or Lyft driver account, we will receive access to the information from your Uber and/or Lyft profile, including your name, public photo and details about all your previous and upcoming trips, such as date, requested vehicle, time, duration, mileage and fare. Access to this information and its usage is regulated by the Terms of Use of Uber API: https://developer.uber.com/docs/drivers/terms-of-use and Terms of Use of Lyft API: https://developer.lyft.com/docs/lyft-developer-platform-terms-of-use.

Platform Permissions

Mobile platforms (iOS and Android) limit the amount of data that the applications can use without users’ consent. In order to use the Services in full, you will be required to grant certain permissions to the app, including access to your location and consent to receive push notifications from the app. On iOS devices, you will be asked to grant these permissions when you first launch the app. On Android, you will be provided with the information about data that the app can access prior to downloading the app. If you download the application and use it, it signifies your consent to receive push notifications and provide access to your location.

Use of Information

We may use the information we collect about you to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve the Services;
  • Analyze how users interact with the Services;
  • Test the Services, fix and prevent software bugs;
  • Provide communication with users, including promotional messages and user support;
  • Monitor and analyze the usage of the Services;
  • Personalize usage of the Services and provide relevant information to users;
  • Send alerts about updates, technical information, news, and promotional messages;
  • Improve algorithms used in Rydar on a constant basis;
  • Send you text messages and push notifications;
  • Show you targeted ads, referral offers and other promotions;
  • Provide statistics and personalized recommendations.

The information we collect about users is governed by U.S. law. By using our Services you grant your consent to transferring information to the United States and other countries. If your information is transferred to other countries, we will take necessary measures to protect your information in accordance with this Policy.

Sharing of Information

We may share information about you with third parties, as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • Service Providers. We may use third-party service providers to carry out certain work on our behalf and share information about users with third-party providers. Such third parties are required to protect any information about users in compliance with this Policy and not use this information for any other purposes than to carry out necessary work for the Company.
  • Legal Requirements. We may disclose information in response to a request and when we believe this is necessary in accordance with applicable law, legal processes or regulations or in other cases when it is necessary to protect the Company, our Services, users or third parties.
  • Business Arrangements. In case of a merger, reorganization, sale of company assets, consolidation, restructuring, or other similar transaction, the information the Company possesses shall be transferred to the acquiring entity.
  • Advertising. We may provide aggregated, non-personally identifiable information about our user base to third-party advertisers and advertising platforms.
  • Referral Partners. If you choose to participate in the Partners Referral Program, we may share some of your personal information with our partners. This information may include your email address, market where you work, services you drive for and certain driving patterns.
  • Third-party Navigation Services. If you use the navigation feature in the app, i.e. choose to navigate to events or hotspots, you may be redirected to third-party navigation applications, in particular Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze. These third-party services will receive access to your location and destination. As soon as you are redirected to one of these third-party navigation apps, the way your personal information is collected, stored and used is governed by privacy policies of these services.
  • Affiliates. We may disclose information to affiliates as described in this Privacy Policy.

Analytics and Advertising

We may allow others to provide analytics services for us, serve advertisements on our behalf, track and report on the performance of these advertisements. Such entities may use cookies, beacons, SDKs and other technologies to identify your device information, including your IP address, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. We and other entities may then use this information for various purposes, including to better understand your activity, track and analyze data, and personalize your user experience.

Your Choices

Account

You may edit your account information at any time by logging into your account in the Rydar app or by requesting a change via email support@rydar.io. If you wish to cancel or delete your account, please contact us via email support@rydar.io. Please note that we may retain certain information as required by law.

Location Information

We require that you grant the Rydar app access to location services of your device to use all features provided by the application. The app will use information from cellular, Wi-Fi, Global Positioning System (GPS) networks, and Bluetooth to determine your location. If you initially turn on location services for the app, you can later disable them at any time in your mobile device settings. Please note that this will impact your ability to use the app features. If you stop the app from tracking your location, you can then enable location tracking at any time and the app will resume collecting location information.

Cookies and Advertising

The Services use cookies to analyse users’ behaviour and provide users with more relevant information. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you close the browser. Persistent cookies remain even after you close the browser and are used during your subsequent visits. You can check your browser settings and choose to reject or delete browser cookies. Please note that this may affect your usage of Services.

Promotional Communications

We may use collected information about you to send you promotional materials and offers. You can opt out of receiving such promotional communications from us by following instructions provided in every email. If you choose to opt out of promotional messages, we will still send you non-promotional communications, including information about the Services, your account, technical or business updates. We will not provide your personal information for marketing purposes to any third party without your consent.

Push Notifications

You may turn off push notification for the app in your system settings or in the app settings. Additionally, you may regulate the types and frequency of push notifications you receive in the app settings. Please note that certain features of the app require push notifications. In particular, if you turn off push notifications, you will not receive alerts about the best hotspots nearby and reminders about calendar events. This may significantly impact you use of the Services.

Data Security

We take all reasonable measures to protect the security of your data. Even though we are committed to ensuring your data security, we cannot guarantee 100% protection of your data.

Your California Privacy Rights

According to the law of California, residents may request certain details on how their personal information is shared with third parties for the purposes of direct marketing. Rydar Inc. does not share your personal information with any third parties for direct marketing purposes without your consent.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will revise the effective date at the top of the Policy. We recommend that you review this Statement every time you use the Services.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email support@rydar.io.