Chop Technologies, Inc. Privacy Policy
Updated: January 29, 2016
At Chop, maintaining the trust of our users is of the utmost importance to us. We have developed this privacy policy to explain how we collect use, share and disclose information about our users, and to show our commitment to fair information practices and the protection of your privacy. We do not sell any personal or other identifying information about our users, and we do not disclose any personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Information that we collect will be shared as described in this policy so that we can make your purchase experience instant and contextual, but we do not and will not provide your information to any third parties not having a legitimate need for that information in connection with our business and our operation of the Chop app.
You must be at least 18 years of ageYou must sign up for an account if you want to make purchases with the appWhen you sign up, all of the information you provide must be complete and accurateYou must use your own account only, and you must not permit anyone else to use your accountYou must comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to your use of the app and your purchase and pickup of products from nearby storesYou must respect and obey all laws regarding copyright and trademark ownership and use of intellectual propertyYou must not attempt to violate any security features of the app, or of any software, content or other features available from the app.
After making the first purchase by using the Chop app, you will need to register with Chop, and it is your responsibility to protect your account and make sure that no one else has access to your password or uses your Chop account. You are responsible for all purchases made using your account, even if made by someone other than you, and even if made without your permission or knowledge, unless we determine that you were the victim of fraud, hacking or other criminal activity that goes beyond just unauthorized use of your Chop account.The Chop app allows Chop to make purchases from nearby merchants on behalf of our users. This requires Chop to share information with these merchants in order to complete purchases for users, and as a result, and while Chop will not share any more information than is required in order to complete transactions on a user’s behalf, this does mean that if you are using the Chop app to make purchases from these merchants, these merchants (and/or any third parties that operate websites or e-commerce platforms for these stores) may have access to your personal information. These merchants all have their own privacy policies and practices, which may differ substantially from Chop’s policies and practices. This policy does not apply to any data collected or used by any third parties that may have access to your information as a result of your use of the Chop app. It is your responsibility to read and confirm your agreement with the privacy policies and practices of the merchants in the Chop app before you make any purchases from them. By using the Chop app and authorizing us to make purchases on your behalf, you are confirming for us that you are in agreement with this privacy policy and with the privacy policies and practices of any merchants in the Chop app from which we are making purchases on your behalf.
Collection and Use of Information
When you use the Chop app to browse nearby stores or find products, we will use your location information in order to identify the stores that are nearby.If you begin your registration from within the Chop app, we collect and store the following personal information:
  • Account Info: Your full name, mobile phone number, email address, and a password of your choosing.
  • Credit Card Info (optional): Credit card numbers, expiration dates, CVV codes, and name and billing address information.
  • Credit Card Info (optional): Credit card numbers, expiration dates, CVV codes, and name and billing address information.
  • You must use your own account only, and you must not permit anyone else to use your account
  • Purchase Information: Store, item and quantity information (when you use the app to add items).Credit card information may instead be collected at checkout if you have not stored that information in the app, or if you want to use different information for a particular purpose.
We use the personal information we collect in the following ways:
  • Account Access: Your email and password are used to validate your identity on login, and your email or mobile phone number may be used to send a “reset password” link when requested or get notified when the order is ready.
  • Browse Nearby Stores: Your location is used to list stores nearby (or show them on a map) and to find products at those nearby stores.
  • Purchases: Your name, address and credit card information are used to pay for your purchases.
  • Pickups: Your mobile phone number may be used to call or text you in order to coordinate the pickup.
  • Special Offers: Your email may be used (unless you have opted out) to notify you about special offers, improvements and other changes to the app or to our business.
  • Other Notices: Your email or mobile phone number may be used to let you know about changes to this policy or to our terms of use, or to contact you about your use of the Chop app, or to reply to any support issues or other questions.
We may also collect and use anonymous information – such as mobile device type and connection information, as well as usage and traffic data – that does not specifically identify any user, but that may help us improve the app and the services we offer, and that may be shared with our business partners (but only on an aggregate and anonymous basis).
Additional Information
We may disclose your personal information if we determine that we are required to do so:
  • To comply with applicable laws, or with legal process served on us;
  • To protect or defend our rights or the rights of any of our users or business partners;
  • To enforce our terms of use or other agreements; or
  • To protect anyone’s rights, property or safety.
We may revise this policy from time to time — e.g., to keep up with changes in the law, or to reflect changes in how we are doing business — and so you should review this policy periodically to make sure you are ok with our current privacy practices.The Chop website and app will always include our most up-to-date privacy policy, and we include an effective date at the top of the policy, so you can quickly see when we last updated the policy.The Chop app is for adult users only, and none of its content or features are directed specifically at children under 13 years of age. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a user of the Chop app is under age 13, we will suspend or terminate that user’s account and promptly delete any information stored about that user.In addition, if we should ever sell our company or the Chop app to a third party, then we expect that our database of user information would be one of the assets sold in such a transaction, and we would ask that the buyer notify you of any changes to this policy after the sale closes.We understand that some users may have enabled a “do not track” feature or other mechanism intended to provide consumers with a choice regarding the collection of their personally identifiable information; however, consistent with our rights under applicable law, we do not respond to any such "do not track" requests or other signals sent from a web browser.Any time you have any questions about this policy, or about our privacy practices in general, please email us at and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.