BLUEDOG TECH LLC DBA CARTDROP (referred to as “Cartdrop,” “we,” “us” or “our”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy online. When you use our mobile applications (our “Platform”), we may collect information about you, how you interact with our Platform,
We do not intend to collect any information about you from websites or mobile applications provided by others (“Other Platforms”). Although we may provide links to Other Platforms that will allow you to place orders and purchase goods and services on those Other Platforms, we will not supply any of your Personal Information to those Other Platforms. We may embed information in those links to inform an Other Platform that you select to ease your use of both our Platform and that Other Platform (e.g., tokens to ease sign ins and cart transfers to populate a cart of that Other Platform without the need to re-enter product data). Your use of that Other Platform will be governed by its policies and not ours.
II. Types of Information We Collect
We collect the following information:
A. Account Information
When you register for our Platform or use our Services, we may ask you to provide information that can be used to personally identify you. This includes your name, gender, zip code, household, food preferences and your login credentials (an email address and a password that you select).
B. Other Information
As you interact with our Platform, we will collect information about the manner in which you use and navigate through our Platform, including your use of QR codes, clicking links, and taking advantage of URIs, deep links and universal links (“Usage Information”). We may collect that information when you visit and use our Platform and may use collection technologies like SDKs as aids in that effort. Usage Information may include browser type and operating system; IP address; geolocation information; unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers; page views; links clicked; and other information that describes the manner in which you navigate and use our Platform, as well as your interactions with us via e-mail messages and the retention of standard server log information.
We may combine Usage Information with your Personal Information, and if we do, we will treat the combined information as your Personal Information.
III. How We Collect Information
We may collect information from you in the following ways:
A. From You Directly
We receive Personal Information directly from you when you provide it to us, such as when you register for the Platform with your email address. You may also be required to provide Personal Information when you contact us for support or when you ask questions.
B. Through Technology
We use automated means to collect information about how you navigate and use our Platform, which may include about you and the device that you use to access our Platform. These automated means include standard data collection technologies, such as SDKs and server log information. These means help us analyze trends, provide our Services to you, keep track of how you interact with our Platform, understand your and general consumer preferences, habits and needs. They also allow us to provide you with recommendations and content that are tailored to you and provide tools to you that are designed to save you time and find goods and services that best fit your needs.
C. Data Collection Technologies
Our Platform utilizes mobile application software development kits (“SDKs”) to gather information about you and how you interact with our Platform. An SDK is a third-party computer code that allows us and our third-party service providers to collect information about how and when you use of our Platform for a variety of purposes, including to provide us with analytics, to integrate with social media platforms, to add features or functionality to our Platform, or to facilitate to provision of advertising to you on our Platform. We use SDKs, your login credentials and other information that we collect from you to administer the Services, including without limitation to:
- Remember your preferences, settings, brands and products that you have found, lists that you have prepared, and carts that you have populated;
- Customize the content that we provide to you;
- Determine the popularity of particular products and pages;
- Deliver and measure the effectiveness of advertisements or advertising campaigns; and
- Improve our internal operations, provision of our Services, and the content of our Platform.
We do not allow anyone else (other than our service providers) to utilize the information that we collect on our Platform.
Some Internet browsers and apps may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to online services that you visit. Although we do not currently respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals, we do NOT track you when you not on our Platform.
Your choices regarding tracking technologies are described in the Your Choices section below.
We may use the information we automatically collect from you to tailor content and features presented to you and provide you with a seamless personalized experience across devices that you use to access our Platform and our Services. We will not use tracking technologies to provide you with “interest-based,” “personalized” advertising, or “cross-app” advertising based on information collected on any Other Platform.
IV. How We Use Your Information
We may use information that we collect from you for the following purposes, or as otherwise identified at the time of collection:
A. Providing and Improving our Services
We may use your Personal Information that we collect through your use of the Platform and Services to:
- Administer and manage your account;
- Provide you with content, including, without limitation, generating recommendations;
- Administer any contest or promotions, including winner notification and prize delivery;
- Resolve your customer service questions and requests;
- Deliver brand or product recommendations or advertising; and
- Improve our Platform and our Services.
B. Communicate with You
We may use your Personal Information to communicate with you. For example, we may send you text messages or other notifications (such as “push notifications” through your mobile device) about firstname.lastname@example.org, or we may inform you about brands or products that suit your taste if you have requested product exploration or assistance with supply shortages. We may also email you with promotional offerings or other communications that may be of interest to you. If we send you marketing emails about services that may interest you, each email will contain instructions permitting you to “opt- out” of receiving future email marketing communications.
C. Data Anonymization and Aggregation
We may use your Personal Information and your Usage Information to create anonymized data records (“Anonymous Data”) and aggregated data records (“Aggregate Data”). Both Anonymous Data and Aggregate Data will be anonymized and de-identified by removing information (including any contact information) that would allow the remaining data to be linked back to you. We may use the Anonymous Data and Aggregate Data for internal purposes, such as analyzing patterns, program usage, demographic trends, and user behavior patterns and preferences to improve our Services and for other lawful purposes, including providing preference, usage and other reports to our clients.
D. Compliance, Protection and Safety
We may also use your Personal Information and Usage Information as we believe necessary to comply with any applicable laws, court orders, subpoenas; to respond to lawful requests by law enforcement, regulators, or government entities; to detect, prevent, investigate or combat possible crime, such as identity theft, or other fraudulent activity; to protect the security of our Platform and our Services; to enforce or apply our agreements; to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property, or safety of our users or others; and to investigate or address claims or disputes relating to the Services.
We may use analytics, machine learning, and data models (“Analytics”) to support our data processing activities. Some of our Analytics rely upon Personal Information that we collect from you, as well as your interactions with and use of our Platform. Our Analytics allow us to tailor our Services to your specific needs and preferences, provide services to our clients, and develop new features.
V. How We Share and Disclose Your Information
We will only disclose Personal Information to the following entities, or as otherwise identified at the time of collection:
A. Affiliates and Business Transfers
Additionally, we may share your Personal Information in connection with, or during negotiations of, a transaction that alters the structure of our business, such as a reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, change of control, or other disposition of all or a portion of our business, assets or stock, including a bankruptcy or similar proceeding.
B. Service Providers
We provide data and anonymized information, to vendors, consultants, research firms, and other service providers. These include:
- Data analytics providers;
- Research partners, including those performing surveys or research projects in partnership with Cartdrop or on Cartdrop’s behalf; and
- Vendors that assist Cartdrop to enhance the safety and security of its apps.
C. Usage Analysis
We may analyze your Personal Information and your Usage Information so that we can better understand your information gathering techniques, needs and preferences and customize our Platform for you. In some circumstances, we may collect Personal Information directly from your browser or device through tracking technologies when you interact with our Platform.
D. Compliance with Laws and Protection of Rights
VI. Communications with You
By registering for our Platform, you consent to receive communications from us. We may communicate with you via mail, text/SMS message, “push notifications” through your mobile device, and the Platform’s messaging functionality to share relevant information about our Platform and our Services and that you have requested. Additionally, we may send your promotional or marketing materials as described below.
A. Promotional Emails
If you have registered for the Platform, we may send you promotional emails about our Platform, our Services, or other materials that we believe may be of interest to you.
B. Promotional “Push Notifications”
If you have registered for the Platform, we may send you promotional “push notifications” through your mobile device.
You may unsubscribe from promotional emails by clicking the link at the bottom of any promotional email, through your preferences on the Platform, or by contacting us at privacy@Cartdrop.shop
You may choose not to receive promotional “push notifications” by adjusting the “Notifications” settings in Cartdrop mobile app or adjusting your device settings.
VII. Your Choices
You may exercise control over your Personal Information in the following ways:
A. Previously Expressed Preferences
When you first register to use the Platform, you may set certain preferences as to how we use your Personal Information and communicate with you. If you are a Platform user, you may change those previously expressed preferences by visiting the “Profile & Settings” page once you are logged in.
B. Email communications
We include an “unsubscribe” link in each electronic newsletter or promotional e-mail we send you. If you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please click that link and follow any additional instructions.
C. Tracking Technologies
Our Platform may allow to remove or reject certain tracking technologies. To do this, follow the instructions in your settings menu. If you do not accept, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Platform. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Platform.
D. Updating and Correcting Your Information
If you are a registered Platform user, you have the ability to update or correct your Personal Information by accessing your profile page once you are logged in. If you are unable to make the necessary updates or corrections there, please contact us at privacy@Cartdrop.com.
VIII. Notice to California Users
If you are a resident of California, please see our California Privacy Notice, which provides additional information, disclosures, and describes California residents’ rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Our California Privacy Notice describes several rights available to you, including:
- The right to access your Personal Information
- The right to obtain your Personal Information in a portable format
- The right to have your Personal Information deleted from our databases
- The right to “opt-out” from having your Personal Information sold
If you would like to exercise your right to “opt-out”, please use our Do Not Sell Form. To make any other requests under the CCPA, please use our Data Rights Request Form.
IX. Notice to Canadian Users
You may request: (A) that we delete your Personal Information by sending an email to privacy@Cartdrop.shop, or (B) to access to your Personal Information by submitting a request using our Data Rights Request Form. If you believe that that Cartdrop possesses Personal Information about you that is inaccurate, you may send an email to privacy@Cartdrop.shop requesting that we correct such Personal Information. Please note that you have the ability to edit some of your Personal Information such as your name, email address, and phone number by accessing the “My Account” page when you are logged in to the Platforms.
X. Notice to Users Outside the United States
Cartdrop is based in the United States. Regardless of where you access the Platform or Services, the information collected as part of that use will be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the United States. Any Personal Information that we obtain about you will be stored in the United States where data protection laws may not be as protective as those applicable where you live. By using the Platform or Services, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States.
XI. Data Protection
A. In General
We maintain a number of administrative, physical, and technological measures to protect the confidentiality, privacy, and security of your Personal Information. These controls vary based on the nature of the information. Unfortunately, no website, server or database is completely secure or “hacker proof.” We therefore cannot guarantee that Personal Information you provide will not be disclosed, misused, or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others.
We may retain Personal Information after we cease providing Services to you for the purpose of fraud monitoring, detection, and prevention. We also retain Personal Information to comply with our tax, accounting, and financial reporting obligations, as required by our contractual commitments, and as otherwise mandated by applicable law. When we retain data, we do so in accordance with any limitation periods and records retention obligations that are imposed by applicable law.
If you have consented to receive marketing materials from us, we will retain your Personal Information for as long as we have your consent to send you marketing materials. You may withdraw this consent at any time following the instructions in this Privacy Notice. Additionally, we indefinitely retain data that is anonymized, de-identified, and/or aggregated in a manner that removes identifiable Personal Information from it.
XII. External Websites
XIII. Personal Information About Underage Users and Children
Our Platform is not intended for children under 16 years of age. Except as provided below, (i) no one under age 16 may provide any personal information to or on our Platform; and (ii) we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16.
If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on our Platform or through any of its features, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use, unless we have verified that we have parental consent from your parent or legal guardian. If we know that you are under 16, and if we cannot obtain verifiable parental consent or your parent or legal guardian chooses not to give their consent, we will delete your personal information.
If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at privacy@Cartdrop.shop
XIV. Contact Cartdrop
Attn: Privacy Officer
516 N. Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642 United States