PRIVACY POLICY

ACN: 635 595 961

Background

Definitions of terms

For this policy:

Information We Collect

We collect three groups of information. This includes the information you provide us; information automatically collected from your access to or use of the Services; and information from third-party sources.

Information you provide us

During registration for an account with us, we collect certain identifying information, which includes your name and email address.

We may also request for supplementary profile information in order for you to use certain features of our Service. This supplementary information may include phone numbers, street addresses, driver’s licence number and issuing country and/or state, and date of birth. Some portion of your profile (for instance, your profile photos, employer, city, school and brief biography) form your public profile page and may be publicly visible to other users.

At Tekkova, security and confidentiality is held in a high regard and as a result we may request for a photograph and/or other demographic information, including a scanned copy or photographed of a driver’s licence, passport, or credit/debit card, last four digits of your Social Security number, social insurance number, social media account information, driver’s/motor vehicle record, insurance information, and other necessary information to enable proper identification. If you are looking to rent out a vehicle on our platform your driver’s licence details may be used by either Tekkova or our hosts (Car owner) to check of its validity or past driving history. If we request that you hold back certain information at the time you provide us with personally identifiable information (including concealing or redacting all but the last four digits of your payment card number), please kindly do so.

We collect your financial information (such as your bank account or payment card numbers) for the sake of a potential or actual transaction. This information may be stored by one or more third-party payment services providers or digital payments companies residing inside or outside of your country of residence as well as outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

We collect information you provide regarding a trip. Such information includes a vehicle listing, driver’s licence, exact trip time and duration, personal details such as date of birth and residential address, banking details, availability dates and time, ratings, comments and uploaded trip photos.

When you communicate with us, either through email, phone or chat, or utilize the Services in any form of communication with other users, we may collect information about your communication and any information you decide to make available.

Information we collect automatically whenever you use or access our Services

We collect certain information whenever you interact with the Platform either through our website or applications. Such information include the pages or other content you view, your searches, bookings you have made and other activities on the Platform.

Through your use certain features of the Platform, such as opting-in to use our Location Sharing feature, we may collect certain information about your location (like your IP address) or more precise location information (like your more specific location information through your mobile device). Please note that most mobile devices permit you to regulate or disable the use of location services by any application on your mobile device in the device’s settings option.

Whether or not you have registered for an account or logged in, we collect automatically log information whenever you use the Platform. Such information includes without limitation information about how you’ve used the Platform, frequency of visits, IP address, duration of stay, hardware and software information, device event information (like crashes, browser type) and the page(s) you’ve viewed or interacted with before (or after) you’ve accessed or used the Platform.

We collect information regarding your transactions on the Platform. Such information include the date and time, amounts charged and other associated trip information.

This website uses cookies to enhance the users experience while visiting the site. Where applicable, this site uses a cookie control system that allows the user on their first visit to the site to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer/device. This complies with new legislation demands for sites to get explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer/device. The cookies are used to deliver Google Analytics service, and are used to store information, such as what time your current visit happened, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information, but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet. Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where compelled to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. If you want to restrict the use of cookies, you can regulate this in your Internet browser.

Information we collect from third-party sources

If you decide to log in to our Services via social media sites (like Facebook, Google), the third-party service may send us certain information including your registration and profile details from that service. The information we may get differs and is regulated by that site. By linking an account managed by a third party with your account on the Platform as well as giving us the permission to access to the third-party information, you accept that we may collect, store, and process this information in line with this Privacy Policy. In no way shall we be held responsible for how those third parties use, transfer and distribute your information. Kindly refer to those third parties’ privacy policies for a better understanding of how they use and share your information.

If your vehicle, or a vehicle you book via the Services, contains an in-car device installed by the host or regulated by a third-party service, such a host or service may record information about your use of such a vehicle. Although they may disclose such information to us, the host and third-party service will be entirely responsible to you for its use of such information.

To the level authorized by appropriate and applicable laws of the state or federal, we may collect reports from public records of criminal convictions or registered sex offenders in return for creating a safe online marketplace. We may use certain information you have provided (for instance, your full name and date of birth, Driver’s licence details) to acquire such reports. An offense committed either at the time, during or prior to registration of our services may result in the termination of the account under the name of the account holder if Tekkova deems the offence as a red safety flag to our online marketplace.

To the level authorized by appropriate and applicable laws, we may collect additional information about you. Such information include demographic data, fraud detection information or data from credit bureaus from third-party service providers and/or partners and add it to the information we have collected from or about you.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use, store and process your information in order to provide and enhance our Services as well as to enable a secure, safe and trusted experience when interacting with the Platform or using the Services. We may use your information for the following:

Regarding this, we may carry out any or all of the preceding with or without further notifying you to the extent allowed by appropriate and applicable law:

We store and use your information as long as it is reasonably required and relevant for our operations.

Disclosure

Based on Consent

You may request or permit us to share your information as stated at the time of sharing, including when you give us permission to send to a third party marketing partner.

Profiles, listings and other public information

Sharing between hosts and guests

Service providers

Aggregated data

Corporate family

Your preferences and choices

Communication preferences

You can manage the means by which we may contact you about your account, your booking and listing activities, promotions, and announcements in the Notifications section within your account.

Correct and update

You can review, rectify, update, and edit certain information that has been previously provided to us by you at any time by logging in to your account and reviewing your account settings and profile. You can also access or request a correction of your information by contacting us through our contact us page. For the sake of your protection, we may have to authenticate your identity before going ahead with your request.

Account closure

If you desire to close your account and request deletion of your personal information, kindly send an email through our contact us page or delete your account via the platform under ‘General & Setting’ of your profile or account.

Note that we may be unable to delete completely certain information for certain reasons, such as

Access

You may request a copy of your personal information provided to us by visiting your account page. We will send a copy of the personal information to the email address you have provided us if you request. We may request proof of identification or re-authentication to carry out your access request.

For any complaint

In line with applicable and appropriate law, you have the right to make a complaint with your local data protection authority or the European Data Protection Supervisor.

Ensuring Security

Huge efforts have been made to implement reasonable security measures in order to protect information against unauthorized access, destruction, or modification while it is under our control. Nevertheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no method of storing information, can be 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot fully guarantee the absolute security of your transmissions to us and of your information that we store.

Vehicle tracking

GPS tracking or other electronic tools may be installed to a rental vehicle to enable the tracking or locating of the vehicle.

Merger and change of ownership

If the event of a merger or change of ownership, we may share information with them in line with our privacy standards and applicable law.

Cross-border transfer

The Services are managed by us from Western Australia, and are not projected to bind us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of Australia. Your information and pattern of use of the platform may be used, stored and processed in any country where our facilities are located or in which we employ service providers. We may do this for research on improving our services only and may not be used in exchange for commercial profit. By using the Services, you agree to the transfer of information to future countries that we may operate in outside of Australia.

Sensitive information

We request that you don’t send us nor disclose any sensitive information except expressly requested. Such sensitive information include social security numbers, social insurance numbers, passports, information regarding racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, trade union membership or other beliefs, health, biometrics, or genetic characteristics.

Children’s privacy

Our website is a general audience website, and our Services are not designed for anyone below the age of 21. We do not intend to or knowingly collect information from users below the age of 21. If a child has already provided us with information, his or her parent or guardian may contact us to delete this information or close the account created by such child.

Third party privacy practices

This Privacy Policy covers only the use and disclosure of information acquired by us, and not by any third party. Therefore, we are not responsible and will not be held responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Services link. The inclusion of a link on the Services does not suggest endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates. If you disclose your information to others, or if you are directed to a third party website, their privacy notices and practices will apply.

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Changes to this privacy policy

We may change, update or modify this Privacy Policy. Any changes, updates or modifications to this Privacy Policy will become effective whenever we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Services. Your use of the Services after these changes signifies that you accept the revised Privacy Policy. If you don’t accept the changes, you can contact us to close your account and you will only be bound by the previous version of the Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us

We open to any questions and comments about privacy, and what we do. Please feel free to contact us anytime through our Contact Us page.

Last updated on 25/02/2021