Effective date: February 23, 2018
We endeavor to protect the security of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by limiting access to your computer or device and browser, for example, by never sharing your log-in information.
We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. For example, through the registration process and/or through your account settings, we may collect Personal Information such as your name, email address, and phone number. Certain information may be required to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features.
We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may send you promotional email offers on behalf of other businesses, or email you about your use of the Services. By providing us with your wireless phone number, you confirm that you want Token Transit to send you information that may facilitate your use of the Services, which may include Token Transit using automated dialing technology to text you at the wireless number you provided. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Opting out of communications may prevent you from accessing and using the Services since messages are used for account verification.
Whenever you interact with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, geolocation data (see below, “Location Information”), device identification, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access our Services, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Services are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.
We may use this data to customize content for you that we think you might like, based on your usage patterns. We may also use it to improve the Services – for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Services, and we can use that knowledge to make the Services interesting to as many users as possible.
How do we collect location information? Our Services make use of precise (and non-precise) location-based data, which may be derived from your mobile device’s WiFi signal, Bluetooth signal, GPS data, your device’s cellular data, and other settings on your device. This data may be collected when your TT App is in “background” mode, which means it may be collected even if your TT App is not open, depending on your device settings for the TT App. Some Transit Agencies use “beacons” on their buses in conjunction with our Services. These beacons emit a signal and if you have Bluetooth enabled on your device for the TT App, we are able to calculate the range between your device and the Transit Agency beacon. The use of beacons with our Service improves our ability to connect the user to a specific bus.
How do we use location information? We use, and may share with Transit Agencies, precise and non-precise location information for different purposes, including, (i) to present nearby options and promotions that may be relevant to you (for example, to select Transit Agencies that are closest to you so you can purchase passes from them through the Service without having to locate and select the Transit Agency manually in the TT App), (ii) with some Transit Agencies to enable the use of the TT App to ride on buses without the need for you to open the TT App or provide visual verification that you purchased a pass, and (iii) for analytics purposes to improve our Service and the service of the Transit Agencies; for example, in connection with Transit Agencies we work with, we may use location data to determine when users of our Service board and depart buses, and at which stops, which helps determine how popular individual origin and destination stops are at different times of day and how many miles users of our Service have traveled. We may also share this location analytics data with Transit Agencies for their own ridership reporting requirements and/or planning purposes (e.g., to help them improve their services).
What choices do you have regarding collection of location information? You may be able to adjust the settings of your device so that information about your physical location is not sent to us by (a) disabling location services and/or Bluetooth within the mobile device and/or mobile app settings, depending on the platform you use to access our Services or (b) denying certain websites or services permission to access location information by changing the relevant preferences and permissions in your browser settings. Please be advised, for some features of our Service to function, you may be required to enable location services and/or Bluetooth for the TT App; in some cases opting out may disable your ability to use the TT App to buy and use transit passes (including when this is required by a Transit Agency’s ticketing policy).
Transit Agencies. We may share your Personal Information with a Transit Agency (a) to enable that Transit Agency to provide you with customer support regarding your use of our Services with that Transit Agency, (b) to allow the Transit Agency to verify that you have an appropriate transit pass in the TT App when you ride the Transit Agency’s buses, and © to assist the Transit Agency in analyzing its services by sharing information such as when and where users of our Service board and depart Transit Agency buses and the frequency that riders use different types Transit Agency passes). We have no control over the policies and practices of Transit Agencies as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to any Transit Agencies, including purchasing transit passes for use with a Transit Agency, please review their policies.
Affiliated Businesses. In certain situations, businesses or third party websites and services we’re affiliated with may sell or provide products or services to you through or in connection with the Services (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we may share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. We have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites services as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or service, please review all such services’ or websites’ policies.
Agents. We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you; for example, we use a payment processing company to receive and process your credit card transactions for us and a telecommunications company to send our text messages to you. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
Business Transfers. We may choose to buy assets or sell our business assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
Information that’s been de-identified. We may de-identify your Personal Information so that you are not identified as an individual, and provide that information to our partners to our partners without restriction. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners (or allow partners to collect that information from you), who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. Token Transit uses third party analytics services, including Google Analytics to collect and analyze this data, as described here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Through your account settings, you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you’ve provided to us:
user profile information
The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the Services change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at email@example.com.
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to contact us to prevent disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes; in order to submit such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can always opt not to disclose certain information to us, and you may be able to opt out of or disable certain location tracking features as described above, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us and use the Services or to take advantage of some of our features.
You may be able to add, update, or delete information as explained above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You may request deletion of your account by contacting email@example.com. Some information may remain in our records after your deletion of such information from your account. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to resolve your concerns.