Privacy Policy

PoolCircle values your privacy and does not share your personal data and contact information with any third party unless absolutely essential for the reliable functioning of our service.

What information do we collect from you?

You will need to register on PoolCircle in order to use our service.

You may register on PoolCircle with your mobile number and secure your account using a password. We will store your password in an encrypted manner in our databases.

In addition, when you login for the first time, PoolCircle will require that you complete you Profile with the following information - Name, Email address, Profile Photo and Gender. In case you intend to participate in our social network as a Car Owner, you may optionally enter details about your vehicle (Model & Make, Registration Number) and the Expected Fuel share.

When you do a search we will require that you enter your starting point, ending point and your starting time.

In addition to this, the rating that you provide to others will be stored in our database and users can see the rating that others have provided for them.


How do we use the information that we collect from you:

When you do a search for a Car Owner or a Passenger, along with your trip details(Starting Point, Destination and Starting Time), on PoolCircle, your personal information (Name, Phone number, Gender) and information about the trip (starting point, destination, trip time and the role - car owner or passenger) will be shared with other users who have a similar trip details. In turn, you should expect to see the above details about other users with similar trip details. These details are shown to allow users to make informed decisions about setting up your carpools.

The Passenger would also see the Car Owner's Car Make & Model and Registration Number - this has been done to enable the Passenger to identify the Car Owner at the pick up point.

PoolCircle reserves the rights to share your personal information, on demand by any government agency.

PoolCircle may share your personal data with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide PoolCircle with support services such as email origination, messaging or other support services and customer relationship management services. We require that these agents, representatives and contractors, service providers do not use your personal data for any other purpose.

When you do a search for a carpool on PoolCircle, others who are going the same way can see your profile and can reach out to you by calling you or sending you an SMS on your authenticated mobile number.

PoolCircle may send you notifications on your email address or mobile number in order to make your carpooling experience more efficient - activation of your service, notifications to enable carpooling, informing you about promotions and commercial messages.


Steps that we take to protect your data

Your PoolCircle account is password-protected and we will store your password in an encrypted manner in our databases. Only you and authorized PoolCircle employees have access to your account information.Do not give your password to anyone.

PoolCircle makes every effort to ensure that your information is stored in a secure on our systems and we have measures to protect against loss and misuse of the same. The information that you submit with www.poolcircle.com or the PoolCircle mobile applications may be transmitted to us over the internet and we cannot guarantee complete security of the data transmitted to us. You submit data to PoolCircle at your own risk.


Cookies

Cookies are text files that are stored on the hard disks of visitors to our website www.poolcircle.com. Cookies do not contain personal information. PoolCircle will use these cookies, among other things, to identify the number of visits you make to our website, your browsing pattern on our website and mobile application and the duration of your visits to our website. This is done in order to make it easier for you to navigate our website and provide you with optimal user experience. You are free to configure your browser to reject cookies.


Changes to the privacy policy

PoolCircle reserves the rights to change the Privacy Policy at any time, so please check the Privacy Policy periodically.