Last Updated: August 9, 2018
1. Information You Provide Directly to Us
1.1. Information Provided by Customers
Sign Up and Profile Information. When you sign up and/or place an order through Conscious Plates as a Customer, you provide us with information, including, but not limited to your name, email address, physical address, and phone number. If you sign up using your Facebook account, we receive information including your name and email address. After registration, Customers can add multiple delivery addresses to their profile. You may be required to provide us with a photograph.
Payment Information. When you add a payment card to your Conscious Plates account, a third-party payments service provider receives your card information. We do not store full payment card information on our servers.
1.2. Information Provided by Prospective and Active Couriers
Sign Up and Profile Information. When you sign up to become a Courier, you provide us certain information, including, but not limited to your legal name, Social Security Number, date of birth, email address, physical address, phone number, photo, driver’s license information, vehicle information, and car insurance information. We share this information with third-party providers who initiate background check reports on you. Additional information about the third parties who run the background checks is provided in Section 3.2 below. We may also collect information from you after sign up as is necessary to effectively operate the Platform.
Payment Information. We receive Couriers’ bank account and tax information to provide payment and for tax reporting purposes.
1.3. Information Provided by Merchants and Partners
Profile Information. A Merchant who signs up for our Platform provides us with certain information, including, but not limited to the business’s physical address, hours, and product information, including product details and price.
Payment Information. We may receive Merchants’ bank account information to provide payment.
1.4. Information Provided by All Users
Communications. If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you. For example, when you contact our Customer Support team, we will receive your name, email address, and the contents of any message or attachments that you may send to us, as well as any other information you choose to provide.
2. Other Information We Collect Through Your Use of the Platform
Location and Sensor Information. We receive a Customer’s location information when you’re using the Conscious Plates app, including when the app is in use in the foreground or background. We may continuously collect location information and other motion-generated or orientation-generated mobile sensor data from Couriers and Prospective Couriers when the Conscious Plates app is in use in the foreground or background in order to personalize the app experience, assist in finding available markets and/or available delivery opportunities, offer delivery incentives, track the progress and completion of deliveries, and other similar purposes. We also use this information for analytics purposes. For information on your choices for sharing location information, please consult Section 7 on Your Choices.
Referrals. You may be able to refer Conscious Plates to friends and other contacts. To help you do this, we may request and you can grant us access to your mobile device address book. You can then direct us to send referral text messages or referral emails to contacts you select in your address book. We will use the data from your address book only to process your referral. By sending a referral, you also consent to Conscious Plates sending your public profile image to the contacts you select to receive a referral link.
Device Information. We receive information from Users’ devices, including IP address, web browser type, mobile operating system version, phone carrier and manufacturer, unique device identifiers, and, if you register with your Facebook account, your Facebook identifier.
Usage Information. We automatically receive information about your interactions with our Platform, such as the pages or other content you view, the products you search for or purchase, and the dates and times of your visits, to help us understand how you use our Platform, help us improve our Platform, and provide you information about our Platform, Merchants, and Partners.
Call and Text Information. We work with one or more third parties to facilitate phone calls and text messages between Customers and Couriers who are delivering the Customers’ products. We receive information about these communications including the date and time of the call or text message, the parties’ phone numbers, and the content of the text messages. We do not record or have access to the content of the phone calls
User Feedback. Customers and Couriers may be able to rate and review each other at the end of every delivery. Customers may be able to see a Courier’s aggregate ratings during a delivery. After a delivery, we may share feedback or comments that Customers provide with Couriers and/or Merchants, but we will not identify the Customer. We may also share with Couriers their aggregate ratings. Customers may also provide us information and feedback related to your experience on the Platform, including, but not limited to order reviews, merchant reviews and merchant ratings.
3. Information We Receive from Third Parties
3.1. Information We Receive About Customers
Partners. If you make a purchase through one of our Partners that offers delivery via Conscious Plates, we receive information about your purchase, including your name, phone number, the product you purchased, and the delivery location.
3.2. Additional Information We Receive About Prospective and Active Couriers
Background Information on Couriers. Conscious Plates works with third-party providers to perform driving record and criminal background checks on Prospective and active Couriers, and in some instances these third parties provide Prospective and active Couriers’ records to Conscious Plates as part of the background check process.
3.3. Information From Affiliates and Non-Affiliated Third Parties
We may collect information about you or others through Conscious Plates affiliates or through non-affiliated third parties. For example, you may be able to access the Platform through a social networking account, such as Facebook. If you access the Platform through your Facebook account, you may allow us to have access to certain information in your Facebook profile. This may include your name, profile picture, gender, networks, and/or email address and other information you allow to be imported from Facebook, which is controlled in your Facebook privacy settings.
Social networking sites, such as Facebook, have their own policies for handling your information. For a description of how these sites may use and disclose your information, including any information you make public, please consult the sites' privacy policies. We have no control over how any third-party site uses or discloses the personal information it collects about you.
We may also collect information about you or others through non-affiliated third parties. For example, to the extent permitted by law, we may, in our sole discretion, ask for and collect supplemental information from third parties, such as information about your credit from a credit bureau, or information to verify your identity or trustworthiness, or for other fraud or safety protection purposes. We may combine information that we collect from you through the Platform with information that we obtain from such affiliated and non-affiliated third parties and information derived from any other products or services we provide.
4. How We Use Information We Collect
4.1. Uses of Information Collected from All Users
We may use the information we collect from all Users to:
Provide, improve, expand, and promote our Platform and other services;
Analyze how you use our Platform;
Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our service providers, including for marketing and promotional purposes;
Facilitate transactions, deliveries, and payments;
Respond to customer support questions or your requests;
Find and prevent fraud;
Resolve disputes, to protect ourselves and other Users, and to enforce any legal terms that govern your use of the Platform; and
Respond to any issues that may arise during deliveries.
We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Platform. We may use de-identified or aggregated data for any purpose, including without limitation for research and marketing purposes and may also share such data with any third parties, including without limitation, advertisers, promotional partners, sponsors, event promoters, and/or others.
4.2. Additional Uses of Prospective and Active Courier Information
Additionally, we use information from Prospective and active Couriers for the following purposes related to the Platform: (1) determining whether to grant a Prospective Courier access to receive delivery opportunities through our Platform, and (2) sending emails and text messages to Prospective and active Couriers regarding their Conscious Plates sign up, available deliveries, incentives and other opportunities, and additional information about our Platform.
4.3. Additional Uses of Merchant Information
Additionally, we use the information we collect from Merchants to notify you about orders, deliveries, and returns, and for other administrative and marketing purposes, including via text message, push notifications, phone calls, and emails.
5. How Conscious Plates Shares Information It Collects From Users
5.1. Sharing between Customers and Couriers
When Couriers are offered delivery opportunities, they may be able to see the Customer’s delivery location. Once a Courier accepts a delivery request from a Customer, the Customer can see the Courier’s first name and last initial and the Courier can see the Customer’s first name and last initial. A Customer is also able to see a Courier’s photo, aggregate rating, and other information to identify the Courier, including, but not limited to the Courier’s license plate, and color, make, and model of vehicle. During a delivery, the Customer in some instances is able to see the Courier’s real-time location, and the Courier may be able to see the Customer’s delivery address and/or real-time location. During a delivery, Customers and Couriers are able to call and text each other. Customer and Courier phone numbers are masked and, only in rare instances, may they be able to see the other’s phone number. As described above, Customers are able to see a Courier’s aggregate ratings during a delivery. After a delivery, we may share feedback or comments that a Customer provides with a Courier, but we will not identify the Customer. We may also share with Couriers their aggregate ratings.
5.2. Sharing between Couriers and Merchants
Before a Courier picks up the delivery from the Merchant and/or Partner and during the delivery, the Merchant and/or Partners may be able to see the Courier’s real-time location.
5.3. Sharing between Customers and Merchants
5.4. Service Providers
We share your information with service providers that perform services on our behalf, including all of the uses described in Section 4 above.
5.5. Other Sharing
We may share your information with third parties in the following cases:
Where disclosure is required or appropriate in order to comply with laws, regulations, legal process, or a governmental request;
With law enforcement officials, government authorities, or third parties, if we think doing so is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Conscious Plates, our Users, or the public;
To protect the security or integrity of our Platform;
To enforce our agreements, policies, and Terms of Service;
To respond to an emergency which we believe in good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing the death or serious bodily injury of any person;
To investigate and defend ourselves or others against any third-party claims or allegations;
To provide information about the use of our Platform to Couriers, Merchants, Partners, or potential business partners in aggregated or de-identified form that cannot reasonably be used to identify you;
While negotiating or in relation to a business transaction, such as a merger, sale of assets, or bankruptcy;
Whenever you consent to the sharing, including without limitation when you use the social features of the Platform to (1) review, rate, and/or provide feedback on Merchants which will be available for viewing by other Users; (2) share the orders, you’ve made through the Platform with other Users, including, but not limited to any designated favorite orders; and/or (3) share your favorite Merchants or lists of Merchants with other Users; and;
When you share certain information related to orders with other Users or non-Users, including, but not limited to (a) your cart; (b) the fees associated with your Order (e.g. to split payment with others); and/or (c) the estimated time of delivery and progress of your Order.
6. Advertising Partners
If you are interested in more information about tailored browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored marketing, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative's Consumer Opt-Out Link and/or the Digital Advertising Alliance's Consumer Opt-Out Link to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs. To opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or customize Google Display Network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Platform, you may still receive advertising content even if you opt out of tailored advertising. In that case, the advertising content will just not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of the above opt-out links and are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms. If your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt-out may no longer be effective. Additional information is available on NAI's and DAA's websites, accessible by the above links.
7. Your Choices
Profile Information. You can update your profile information through your profile settings. If you need to change the email address associated with your account, please contact us via our Help Center.
Location Information. While you can prevent your device from sharing location information at any time through your device’s operating system settings, Customer and Courier location is core to our Platform and without it, you may not be able to successfully use our Platform.
Email Subscriptions. You can always unsubscribe from our promotional emails via the link provided in the emails. Even if you opt out from receiving promotional messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us.
Account Deletion. If you would like to delete your Conscious Plates account, please contact us through our Help Center with your request. If you choose to delete your account, we will delete it for you, but may retain your account information to collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, analyze usage of the Platform, assist with any investigations, prevent fraud, enforce our Terms of Service, or take other actions as required or permitted by law and/or regulations.
8. Third-Party Links
Our Platform may contain links to other websites, products, or services that we do not have control over. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties. We encourage you to read their privacy policies before giving them your information.
9. Data Security
We are committed to protecting your information. Even though we take precautions to protect Users’ data, no security measures can be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of Users’ data.
10. Children’s Privacy
Conscious Plates is not directed to children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 has given us personal information, please contact us via our Help Center.
11. California Do-Not-Track Disclosure
We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our Platform for third party purposes. That is why we have provided links (above) to the NAI "Consumer Opt-Out" link, the DAA opt-out link, and a Google opt-out link. However, we do not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do-Not-Track signals, as the Internet industry is currently still working on Do-Not-Track standards, implementations and solutions.
12. Consent to Transfer
13. Your California Privacy Rights
California Law permits California residents to request certain information once per year regarding our disclosure of “personal information” (as that term is defined under applicable California law) to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send written notice, by certified mail or Federal Express (signature required), noting that you are making a “California Privacy Request” to the following address:
1463 E 53rd St. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615
Attention: Conscious Plates