Privacy Policy 

Our Mission 

 

Kollekt invites communities to be a part of the solution in addressing our Planet’s waste challenge by increasing recycling rates and preventing wastes from ending up in our seas. Through our iOS and Android applications, people can photograph and categorize wastes, dispose them in selected containers or notify Municipalities.

 

 

Here’s how it works: 

  1. Opt in to use the Kollekt platform. (By opting in you are allowing the waste data you collect to be used towards creating a litter-free world. We’ll explain how we’re using that data below.) 
  2. Register to the Kollekt mobile application via email or Facebook/Google Login. 
  3. Once you’ve created an account, take a picture of a piece of waste, Kollekt will help you locate the suitable containers to dispose of it correctly. On the other hand, you can also send a notification to the related municipality.
  4. Add descriptive waste type tags to the photo. We will provide a default library of waste types. 
  5. Photos are automatically geotagged (as long as your phone’s Location Services are “on”). 
  6. Photos are automatically uploaded into the Kollekt’s own database. 

Who can participate? 

Users of the Kollekt mobile application and technology who are 13 years old or older. 

Why are we collecting data? 

Our goal is to be completely transparent regarding our privacy and data strategies. Here's a point by point outline of what information we gather, how it's put away, how we may utilize it, and your rights.

User Data 

 

Photos 

How are we storing data? 

We use an encrypted database that is hidden behind MongoDB Cloud Database which contains multiple layers of encryption. Our database system has delete feature; meaning that we can delete or anonymize any individual’s data upon request. 

How might we use that data? 

We believe that the best way to solve the global waste problem is to first understand it. We will use your location data to define waste hotspots and develop strategies to minimize the wastes in these hotspots.

An Email Newsletter: 

Occasionally we will send you updates on our progress, new product features, partnerships, and things we’re generally excited about. Of course, you may opt-out at any time. 

What data rights do you have? 

How do you exercise your data rights? 

Send an email to support@kollektapp.org with the subject line “DATA RIGHTS” and let us know if you’d like your personal information deleted. We’ll ensure your requests are met and completed within the required 30 days.