LAST UPDATED: December 26, 2022
Collection of Information
1. Information You Provide to Us. RecycleBro collects information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you register or update the details of your account, post information through the RecycleBro Service, enroll in any third-party operated payment processing services offered in connection with the RecycleBro Service, communicate with other users, provide reviews or other comments, purchase any services from RecycleBro, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, RecycleBro account password, postal address including city, state and zip code, photographs, written descriptions of your posted goods, any bids you make on offers through the RecycleBro Service, any reviews or comments you make using the RecycleBro Service, all correspondence or communications with other users or with us conducted via the RecycleBro Service, government-issued identification documents (such as a driver’s license), and any other information you choose to provide.
2. Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the RecycleBro Service. When you access or use the RecycleBro Service, we automatically collect information about you, including:
2.1. Log Information: We log information about your use of the RecycleBro Service, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our RecycleBro Service.
2.2. Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access the RecycleBro Service, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.
2.3. Location Information: If you consent to the collection of location information from your computer or mobile device, we may collect this information when you access or use the RecycleBroService, or when you otherwise consent to the collection of this information. We may also use your IP address to infer an approximate geographic location for your computer or device. For more details, please see “Your Information Choices” below.
2.4. Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve the RecycleBro Service and your experience, see which areas and features of the RecycleBro Service are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “gifs,” “pixel tags” and “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in the RecycleBro Service or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Information Choices” below.
Use of Information.
5. General Uses. RecycleBro uses information about you for various purposes, including to:
5.1. Enable you to access and use the RecycleBro Service, to personalize the RecycleBro Service, and to optimize the type of offers presented to you when you use the RecycleBro Service;
5.2. Create and maintain a trusted and safer environment on the RecycleBro Service, including through detection and prevention of fraud, unauthorized access, intrusion, and service interruption;
5.3. Conduct investigations and to respond to disputes between users, error resolution, and other similar customer support service;
5.4. Enable any identification programs we may institute and in which you elect or are required to participate (e.g. TruYou), such as verifying your identity and address, and conduct checks against various publicly available databases;
5.5. Operate, protect, improve and optimize the RecycleBro Service, our business, and our users’ experience;
5.6. Perform analytics, conduct research, and monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with the RecycleBro Service;
5.7. Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by RecycleBro and others, and provide advertisements that match user profiles or interests, news and information we think will be of interest to you;
5.8. Send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you;
5.9. Comply with our legal obligations or requests from law enforcement agencies, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with third parties;
5.10. Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service;
5.11. Assist third-party payment processors with transaction processing, error, chargeback and disputed transaction resolution, and similar payment processing functions; and
5.12. Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
RecycleBro is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the RecycleBro Service or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.
Sharing of Information.
6.1. With the public on the RecycleBro Service. For a detailed description of the type of information associated with your RecycleBro account that is made available publicly through the RecycleBro Service.
6.3. With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf (including, without limitation, with third-party service providers that may use the information we share to help us and other companies detect inaccurate personal information and prevent fraudulent transactions);
6.4. In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
6.5. If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of RecycleBro or others;
6.6. In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company;
6.7. Between and among RecycleBro, and its current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and other companies under common control and ownership; and
6.8. With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through the RecycleBro Service that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
7. Social Sharing Features. The RecycleBro Service may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on the RecycleBro Service with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide those features.
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9. RecycleBro takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
10. Account Information. You may update, correct or delete information about you at any time by logging in to your account. If you would like to cancel your RecycleBro account entirely, please contact us, and enter your request for cancellation, but please note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. For example, any reviews, forum postings and similar materials posted by you may continue to be publicly available on the RecycleBro Service in association with your account name even after your RecycleBro account is cancelled. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
11. Location Information. When you first download or launch any of our mobile applications that collect location information or first use any features that use location information, you will be asked to consent to the application’s collection of this information. If you initially consent to our collection of location information, you can subsequently stop the collection of this information at any time by changing the preferences on your mobile device. You may also stop our collection of location information by following the standard uninstall process to remove all of our mobile applications form your device.
Even if you do not provide us with consent to collect precise location information from your mobile device or platform, we may use your IP address to infer an approximation of your location when using certain features of the RecycleBro Services, such as the RecycleBro payments solution.
In some features, RecycleBro uses mapping services from Google Maps/Google Earth, including Google Maps API(s). Your use of these services is subject to Google’s terms of service.
12. Cookies. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with the RecycleBro Service. To delete or disable flash cookies please visit www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the RecycleBro Service.
13. Promotional Communications. You may opt out of receiving promotional emails, text messages, and other communications from RecycleBro by following the instructions in those emails, text messages or other communications or by logging on to your RecycleBro account and going to Settings.
Questions and Comments.
RecycleBro will help you find free cans, bottles and other recyclables around your neighborhood.
You can remove the clutter of cans, bottles and more from your garage and help others by posting your recyclables on RecycleBro’s map.