Privacy Policy (TRANSPORT)

Last Updated: December 4, 2023

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) discloses the practices of TCRTA TRANSPORT, operated by the Tulare County Regional Transit Agency (“TCRTA”, “we”, or “us”), concerning information we obtain by and through your use of the TRANSPORT mobile app (the “App”), and through other interactions and communications you have with us (collectively, the “Services”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Services and becomes effective as soon as you access or use the Application. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which this app collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from Users (each, a “User”).

TCRTA does not collect or store personal information from customers downloading, installing or using the App on Apple or Android smartphones or mobile devices. However, personal information is collected when customers use the App to register for a TRANSPORT account. Payment information is collected when customers sign up to make ticket purchases in the App.
What We Do with Your Information
We may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
•    To respond to questions or comments: Information you provide helps us respond to your inquiries.
•    To improve our app: We may use feedback you provide to improve the App.
•    To send periodic emails: We may use the email address you provide to respond to inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. 
How We Protect Your Information
We follow appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information, and data stored on our services.

Sharing Your Personal Information
We do not sell, trade, share, or rent User’s personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners or trusted affiliates for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business, the site or mobile app, or administer activities on our behalf such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

Third-Party Services
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. Once you leave our website/app or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our app’s Terms of Service.

TRANSPORT may send messages in the form of mobile notifications, SMS messages or promotional content though the App. The App may use location information to display notifications or promotional content. To manage notifications for the Application, go to the notifications area in the settings for your device and select TRANSPORT.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. 

Your Consent
By using these Services, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Services. Your continued use of Services following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

If, after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us through the methods listed below.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the App, or your dealings with our Services, please contact us at, or by mail at:
Tulare County Regional Transit Agency
210 N. Church Street, Suite B
Visalia, CA 93291