Rail+ Club is a brand owned and operated by UrbanThings Limited, a registered company in the UK, company number 04543413.
What information do we collect about you?
We collect information about you when you register for an account using the Rail+ Club App.
Name and contact details
For registered accounts, we collect your email address and, if you provide it to us, your name and mobile phone number.
When you check in or out of a railway station, we may also capture the time of check in and your approximate location. This will, of course, be the same as the location of the railway station that you are visiting at the time – we never collect your private location when you are not traveling with us.
You can use the Rail+ App without sharing any location information at all – see ‘How can I Opt Out?’ below
Website visit metrics
When you use our website, we may create a cookie. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
How do we keep your information secure?
We use a range of technical and organisational security measures to ensure that your data is stored and transmitted securely. These include:
- Prevention of unauthorised access to data via password protection and other means
- Protection of personal data using pseudonymisation where it is practical to do so
- Securing the transfer and storage of data
- Having in place methods for detecting and dealing with breaches of security
- Having a secure method of disposal of unwanted Personal Data
How will we use the information about you?
We collect information about you for the purpose of calculating your eligibility for a reward and delivering this to you via email or directly to your mobile device. This is a legitimate interest so that we can perform the tasks that you would reasonably expect from us to run a rewards app.
We collect information about your boarding and alighting vehicles to help provide transport operators with anonymised statistics about how passengers are using their network, so they can improve their service to you.
Discounted travel and Marketing Communications
Subject to your consent, we also collect information to enable us to contact you about additional products and offers such as cheaper transport tickets.
How can I Opt Out?
Opting out of location sharing
You may opt out of sharing your location with us by denying permission to use your location when asked to do so within the app.
Opting out of marketing
You have a right to stop us at any time from contacting you for marketing purposes.
If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please visit your marketing preferences page on our website or App to opt out.
Who we share this data with
- Transport companies, for the purposes of relaying your feedback, and providing you with customer service communications. For example, if you contact us regarding a customer journey, we may forward this request to the transport company who carried you.
- A loyalty platform supplier, BetterPoints Limited, who use your data for the purposes of tallying up rewards due to you, and dispatching these to your email address.
- We will also send your personal data to our web hosting company, Amazon Web Services Inc for the purposes of processing the data and storing it securely.
How long will we store your data for?
We will store your account data for as long as you continue to hold your account. If an account has been dormant for more than two years we may also review this account and decide to close it on your behalf. If an account is closed, either by you or by us, any of your personally identifiable information will be removed within six months of the date of closure
How to access, amend, or delete your information
You have the right to obtain a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like to do this, please email us using the address below in the ‘Contact Us’ section.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct information you think is inaccurate, or use our apps or website to correct this information yourself. If you would like to do this, please email us using the address below in the ‘Contact Us’ section.
You have the right to request erasure (deletion) of your personal data. If you would like to do this, please email us using the address below in the ‘Contact Us’ section.
If you have a complaint about the way in which we have stored or processed your personal data, we would encourage you to contact us in the first instance so that we can work with you to resolve this. You also have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
How to contact us
Via your App
While using our App, tap on the ‘Help and Support’ button to visit our help pages. Tap on the ‘contact us’ link to get in touch.
Send an email to privacy at urbanthings dot co
Or write to us at: Rail+ Club PRQ, 17 Wrotham Road, London, EN5 4LE