Blue Duck Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 9th, 2018

Blue Duck Express, Inc. d/b/a Blue Duck Scooters (“Blue Duck”, “we”, or “us”) values individual privacy, and we are committed to protecting individuals’ information. We are also committed to keeping you informed about how we collect and use your personal information.

This Privacy Notice (this “Notice”) describes the types of information we collect, how we collect information, what we do with information that we collect, and how you can contact us with any questions about our information practices or to access or request changes or updates to information about you.

Please review this Notice carefully to understand our practices, and how we collect and use personal information. If this Notice is unacceptable to you or if you do not agree with our information practices, you may choose not to use our app, or to visit or use this website or any services that we offer.

If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed here, please contact us at info@blueduckscooters.com or as provided below.

Scope

This Notice applies to information that we collect from you as an individual user (“you”) through:

  • the Blue Duck mobile app and any other apps we publish that include or link to this Notice (collectively, the “App”),
  • our public website, at www.blueduckscooters.com, and any of our other websites that provide a link to this Notice, including any of our products and services that are accessible via those websites (collectively, the “Site”), and
  • any other products, services, communications or features that are produced, provided, operated or maintained by us or on our behalf, including interactions with customer services (collectively and together with the App and Site, the “Services”).

This Notice does not apply to information collected by third parties, third-party websites, or content or applications of third parties, including any that may be linked to or accessible from the Services.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

There are two basic types of information we collect about you – information that you actively provide to us and information that is collected automatically as a function of your use of the Services.

Information You Provide to Us.

There are a number of circumstances where we might ask you to provide information, or where you might send information to us about yourself, for example:

  • When you register for a user account on the Services
  • When you use the Services to rent a vehicle such as one of our Ducks
  • When you submit payment for your use of our Services
  • When you provide information about you or other content for your user profile
  • When you link or interact with us or our Services through your social media accounts
  • When you participate in communities or events in connection with the Services
  • When you participate in surveys, contests or sweepstakes run by us or on our behalf
  • When you ask us to provide information or alerts to you
  • When you communicate with us for any other reason

When you submit information to us, you will know what information you are providing. This may include your name, driver’s license or other government identification number, email address, phone number, home or work address, payment information, age, gender, employer, school, professional title or other information.

Information We Collect Automatically.

As part of the standard operation of the Services, we will automatically collect information from your device or computer about your activities relating to the Services. This may include, for example:

  • Device and technical information such as IP address, information about the type of device or platform used, device identifiers, and browser information
  • Browsing information such as domain name (that you visited the Site from www.company.com, for example), referral or exit data (the last website that you visited before coming to the Site and the next website you visit afterwards, respectively), and language
  • Information and analytics about how you use the Services, such as geolocation, route information, date and time, how often and the amount of time you spend using the Services, the areas of the Site or App that you spend the most time on, and other click-stream data

Information collected automatically is generally statistical data, and it does not necessarily identify you personally.

How We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

Like many websites and apps, we use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your experience of our Services. A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your device or computer when you access the Site or App. These small text files allow the Site or App to recognize your computer or device at the next visit and remember your preferences and information (for example, your login, language, font size and other display preferences). This way, you do not need to re-enter that information whenever you return or browse from one page to another within the Site. Cookies may also be used by a website to collect data about user activity, or how the website is used by visitors.

There are two basic types of cookies: Session cookies are temporary files that are cleaned up (deleted) when close your browser program. Persistent cookies store your information and settings for longer periods, in order to remember your information and preferences between visits to a website. In providing the Services, we use both types of cookies for the following purposes:

  • Preferences. We use cookies to remember you, including your information and preferences, so that you do not have to enter information every time you use the Services.
  • Authentication. We use cookies to authenticate customers when they log into certain of our Services. These cookies are necessary for you to use those Services.
  • Analytics. We use cookies to better understand how people are using the Service, by gathering information described above about usage.

To learn more about management of cookies, see “Your Choices” below.

We also use Google Analytics, an analytics service provided by Google, in offering our Services. Google Analytics uses cookies and other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with and use the Services, and to compile activity reports and provide other, related services based on users’ activities and usage. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies (available at policies.google.com/privacy). To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt out of tracking of analytics by Google, see “Your Choices” below or go to policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

In addition, we may partner with third-party advertising companies and others to collect or use information about you and about individuals who use our Services, and to provide advertisements about our goods and services that may be of interest to you. These third parties may use technologies such as cookies, web beacons, tags, Flash cookies or HTML5 to collect information about you when you use our Services. These third parties may also collect information about you and your activities across different websites, apps and other online services, and they may use persistent identifiers to collect and correlate this information. These third parties may use information about you to provide you with targeted advertising or content based on your interests and activities. For information about opting out of or managing the collection or use of such information, please see “Your Choices” below.

The Services do not respond to “do-not-track” requests or similar browser or device settings.

How We Use Information We Collect

We use information that we collect, including personal information about you, to provide our Services to you and to continually evaluate and improve the Services we offer.

General Uses of Information. We may use information about you for the following general purposes:

  • To provide our Services according to your requests, such as renting Ducks to you
  • To present the Services and any information or content that you may access on the Site or App, including personalization of the Services or their contents
  • To provide any information, products, or services that you may access through the App or Site
  • To process transactions related to your use of the Services
  • To communicate with you about your account or transactions with us and to send you information and announcements about the Services, or about features or improvements
  • To optimize and improve our Services and operations, for example by analyzing route information or use of the Services to identify areas of interest, or by providing updates to our App or Site
  • To maintain our Services, operations and any content or information provided through our Services
  • To respond to your questions or requests for information, or to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide your information to us through the Services
  • To provide you with information about our Services, or updates, editorial content, industry education, invitations to upcoming events or similar information
  • To detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or that may be harmful or illegal
  • To perform statistical, demographic, marketing or other analyses of users of our Services
  • To better understand how visitors and users interact with the Services and the performance of the Services, including measuring and monitoring user traffic and using aggregate statistical analysis, which informs future enhancements and changes to the Services, or by combining information collected through the Services with information about our users collected by other means
  • For any other purpose that we might describe at the time we collect your information
  • For any other purpose with your consent

Use of Location Information.

We may use location information, including location information about you, for the following purposes:

  • To track the use and location of our vehicles
  • To maintain, optimize and improve our Services and our operations
  • To provide personalized content to you through the Services, such as individual reports, recommendations or other information based on your activities and preferences
  • To perform statistical, demographic, marketing or other analyses of users of our Services

Combining Information about You.

We may combine information collected about you from the App, Site or otherwise across our Services, as well as information about you collected through off-line interactions or from third parties, into individualized user records, analyses or reports, or we may combine such information into aggregate reports or analyses.

How We Disclose Information

We may disclose aggregate statistical information about our users, which does not identify individual users, without restrictions.

We may also share personal information about you to deliver any requested information, products, or services to your, or otherwise to fulfill a contractual obligation to you.
Personal information about you, that you provide or that we collect as described in this Notice, may be disclosed to third parties as follows:

  • Blue Duck Entities. We may share personal information about you with Blue Duck subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • Third-Party Agents. We may share personal information about you with third-party agents and service providers who perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, billing, payment processing, analytics, notifications, content management, customer service, data protection, etc. These third-party agents and service providers are bound by confidentiality obligations, and they are prohibited from using or disclosing personal information in any way other than to perform those functions we engage them to perform.
  • Business Partners and Sponsors. We may share personal information about you with our business partners or sponsors. In some cases, you may opt out of such sharing by following the information provided under “Your Choices” below.

We may also disclose personal information about you in the following circumstances:

  • As required by law, court order, or legal process, including to respond to a subpoena, to respond to a government or regulatory request, or to cooperate with law enforcement investigations.
  • To enforce our contractual rights, take precautions against liability, investigate suspected or actual illegal activities, or to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, restructuring, reorganization, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, including, but not limited to, as part of a bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about users of the Services is among the assets transferred.
  • When we believe that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ourselves, our customers, or others.

We may share personal information about you in ways that may be described later, with your consent, or as otherwise described in this Notice.

Whenever we disclose personal information to a third party, we seek to minimize the disclosure to only information that is necessary for the purpose of that disclosure.

How Long We Keep Personal Information

We maintain personal information about you for as long as you maintain a user account with us, or as long as needed to provide our Services to you. If you decide to terminate or deactivate your account with us, we may retain personal information about you for a reasonable time for backup, archival, reactivation or audit purposes, or as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes or enforce our agreements. If you have any questions about how long we may keep personal information about you, please contact us at info@blueduckscooters.com or as provided below.

International Transfers of Personal Information

For the purposes described in this Notice, we may transfer information across borders, including from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world, where applicable laws may not provide the same level of protection of personal information as the laws of the country or jurisdiction where you are located. In those cases, we take steps to ensure that information will be provided the same level of protection in the recipient country or jurisdiction.

By visiting or using the Site, you hereby consent to the transfer of your personal information to countries where applicable laws may not provide the same level of protection of personal information as the laws of the country or jurisdiction where you are located, including, without limitation, the United States, in accordance with this Notice.

Your Choices

You have certain choices about how information about you is collected, used and shared. Although you cannot opt out of all collection or use of personal information and still use our Services, you can take steps to limit or control how personal information that identifies you is collected, used and shared.

Cookies.

You can control or delete cookies, or otherwise manage cookies, through your browser or device settings. For more details, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.

However, please understand that if you limit or reject cookies, although you may still access some of our Services, certain functions will be affected. For example, you may not be able to log into or access certain services available through the Site unless you accept cookies.

Advertising Partners.

We have engaged third parties to manage our advertising on other websites, and they may collect information and provide advertising to you based upon your browsing activities and interests. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies, how they may be used or the information they may collect, and we are not responsible for their privacy policies or the content of those third parties. You can learn more about online and interest-based advertising, including about choices available to you, at www.aboutads.info/consumers.

If you prefer not to have information used for the purpose of serving you personalized ads, you may also learn more about your choices or change your preferences at optout.aboutads.info, optout.networkadvertising.org, preferences-mgr.truste.com, from Google at http://www.google.com/settings/ads or policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites, or from Facebook at www.facebook.com/about/ads/ or www.facebook.com/policy.php.

You may also learn about your options to opt out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings. For more information about how to change these settings for Apple, Android or Windows devices, see:

  • For Apple, support.apple.com/en-us/HT202074
  • For Android, www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
  • For Windows, choice.microsoft.com/en-US/opt-out

Email and Other Communications.

If you would like to change the types of communications you receive from us or how you receive communications from us, including opting out of promotional communications, you may do so at any time by updating the communication preferences specified in your account profile. Please understand that this may affect your ability to access certain products and services, and we may continue to send non-promotional communications such as confirmations of transactions, changes to the Services or other information about your use of the Service. You may also use the opt-out link and instructions that will be present in any promotional emails that we send.

Security of Personal Information

We take commercially reasonable steps and follow generally accepted industry data practices to protect personal information submitted to us from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Unfortunately, there is no completely secure or error-free method of data transmission over mobile or wireless networks or the Internet, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.

Children’s Privacy

The Services are not intended for children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child, we will delete that information.

If you believe that we may have any personal information about a child, please contact us at info@blueduckscooters.com or as provided below.

Accessing and Requesting Changes to Your Information

If you have registered with us as a user, you can review and change certain kinds of personal information on your account profile page.

If you have questions or concerns about personal information not available through your account profile, or if you are not or are no longer registered as a user and wish to access, correct, update, or delete personal information about you, please email us at info@blueduckscooters.com, or contact us as provided below. In responding to your inquiry, we may request information from you and use information previously collected to verify your identity, or take other actions that we believe are appropriate.

Please understand that we may not be able to alter or delete your personal information if we are required under applicable law to maintain that information. We are also not obligated to comply with requests that are unreasonably burdensome or expensive, or with requests that would interfere with the rights of another individual. In some circumstances, we may charge a reasonable fee to fulfill your request.

Changes to Our Privacy Notice

We may update this Notice to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes to how we treat the personal information of people who use or interact with our Services, we will provide notice by updating the date the Notice was last revised. We encourage you to periodically review this page to learn of any changes we have made to this Notice.

Contact Us

We welcome your questions, thoughts and feedback. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, complaints, or suggestions regarding this Notice or our information practices. You can email us at info@blueduckscooters.com or contact us by postal mail or phone at:

 

Blue Duck Scooters
312 Pearl Parkway, Suite 2403
San Antonio, Texas 78215
833-BLUE DUCK (833-258-3382)