Ripen - Privacy policy.

Mizu Technology Private Limited (Ripen, we, us, or Company) is a company building social, education, and productivity technology products that help young adults plan and navigate life.

We believe that our customers (You) deserve a ‘no shenanigans’ approach to their Personal Data.

By and large, this policy has minimized the usage of legal jargon – unless absolutely required on a lawful basis – and explains how we treat your information.

We aim for the highest standards of safety, security, and confidentiality when using your data, and this policy describes how we collect and use your information and discusses this in detail in the below-mentioned sections:

Long story short, anytime you register on our website/app, you are required to comply with our Privacy Policy. We will use your data for legitimate purposes only while safeguarding your privacy concerns.

Definitions 📖

For purposes of this Policy, “Personal Data” refers to any piece of information that we, as a Company, can use to verify you as a real-life human being. For example, an e-mail ID linked to your social media accounts.

“Sensitive Personal Data” translates to any highly confidential information – i.e. records not available in the public domain – that you provide to us.

Besides these, any information that is freely available, accessible in the public domain, furnished under the Right to Information Act, 2005 or any other law for the time being in force – shall not be regarded as Sensitive Personal Data or information.

Applicability of this policy ✅

By mere use of the website, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information (all forms of information, physical and digital including Sensitive Personal Data) as per this Privacy Policy.

As it is your data, you have the right to know how this Privacy Policy applies to you. If at any point in time, an individual provides data or other information about someone other than himself or herself, the individual warrants that they have that person’s consent to provide such information for the purpose specified.

What data do we collect? 💾 

We intend to provide services and features that meet your needs. To do so, when you use our website, we collect Personal Data required by law from time to time. We would collect the following data from you:Device Information: Information such as device ID, password, pages accessed, IP address, mobile network, operating system, or a unique identifier. We will link your mobile phone number with your device. This helps us analyze how our app works, fix any issues, keep the app safe and ensure a seamless experience for you.

Cookies: We use cookies to distinguish you from other explorers of the Ripen App and obtain certain information about your usage and behavior. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer when you use the Ripen App. This helps us to provide you with a better and more personalized experience and also allows us to improve the app offerings. We will use both persistent cookies, which could remain on your device until their expiration (which, in some cases up to 10 years), and session cookies, which are temporary files removed from your device once your browser is closed. The type of cookies way may use include: Analytical/Tracking Cookies, which allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and analyze the use of the services.

Cookies are required to prevent fraud and ensure the security of the websites we control. You are free to decline our Cookies if your browser permits this. However, that may not guarantee you a seamless user experience.

Personal Data: Such as name, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, gender, etc. This helps us fulfill our legal obligations which require us to confirm your identity.

Location information:  If you have authorized tracking it will help us provide you with location-based services and protect you against fraud.

How is your information used? 🗂️

Mizu Technology Pvt Ltd (Ripen) primarily collects your Personal Data to provide you with a secure, smooth, and efficient experience on our website. Not only does this help us personalize and improve your experience, but the additional information also helps prevent misuse.

Wherever possible, Mizu Technology Pvt Ltd (Ripen) will indicate the data fields as either required or optional. However, if you are unable to provide the required information we need, we may not be able to provide you with the product or service you have requested.

Provided that we get your consent, we may also use your Personal Data for other lawful purposes which we will tell you about. By way of example, some of the uses of your Personal Data would include:

  1. Provide all of Mizu Technology Pvt Ltd’s (Ripen) offerings;
  1. Analyze the usage of, and improve the offerings and experience;
  1. Perform market and customer research
  1. Providing additional services including customer support.
  1. Generating and maintaining your profile on the Ripen app.
  1. Contacting you through a voice call or SMS or email.
  1. Verifying your identity (including during account creation and password reset processes).
  1. Remedying fraud or other potentially prohibited or illegal activities and detecting/preventing violations of policies or applicable user agreements.
  1. Providing you with offers and customizing offers for you.
Any data provided via the user’s email inbox (from the mail provider) will be:
  • Used only to provide direct features mentioned on the app or website.
  • Any further use of this data will be done only after taking consent from the user.

Who do we share your data with? 🗝️

Your Personal Data is only accessible to those with a legitimate need-to-know clearance. All such information remains safeguarded as per the Data Protection Rules, and applicable International Standard Organisation norms.

If you would like to know more details regarding who we share your Personal Data with, please feel free to email us at [email protected]

For further insight, we may be sharing your information with the following:

  1. Members of Ripen (including our affiliates/subsidiaries and business partners) for services such as providing content, products, customer support, etc.;
  1. Law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties pursuant to a subpoena/ summon, court order, or other legal process or requirement applicable to the Company or one of its affiliates/subsidiaries; when we need to do so to comply with the law;
  1. Where necessary to exercise, establish or defend legal rights, including to enforce our agreements and policies;

We take care to allow your Personal Data to be accessed only by those who really need it in order to perform their tasks and duties and to third parties who have a legitimate purpose for accessing it and with your consent.

Personal Data will be transferred only to a third party that ensures the same level of data protection that is mandated under the Information Technology Act 2000 (“IT Act”) and the Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or information) Rules, 2011 (“Data Protection Rules”)

If we go through a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event, Personal Data we gather from you may get transferred in connection with such an event. Any acquirer or successor of the Company may continue to use the information described in this Privacy Policy.

How do we secure your data? 🔐

We are dedicated to guarding the security of your information. We use several industry-standard security technologies and procedures devised to help protect your data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For specifics, please read below:

We use all reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect the security of your Personal Data both online and offline including the implementation of access controls, implementation of firewalls, network intrusion detection, and use of anti-virus software.

Please note that no system is entirely secure. So, while we strive to protect your data, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or a data breach will never occur.

Know your rights 💡

In addition to being able to update and correct your Personal Data, you may also have other data protection rights. This revolves around what you can let us do (or not do) with your information.

For example, if we have collected and processed your Personal Data with your consent, then you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time stating your reasons or concerns.

You also have a right to ask for a copy of your personal data in a portable (machine-readable) format. You can also say no to us using your personal data for direct marketing and in certain other ‘legitimate interest’ circumstances.

you can exercise your right to access this information by contacting us at [email protected]. We will respond to all requests in accordance with the applicable laws.

Data Deletion 🗑️

You can delete your Ripen account in the app anytime. If you terminate your Account, any association between your Account and the information we store will no longer be accessible through your Account. We will stop providing products and/or services to you and delete your personal information as required by you.

Policy upgrades and changes ✍

Please note this Privacy Policy may change at any time without prior notification. To make sure that you are aware of any changes, kindly review the policy periodically. The revised version will be effective as of the published effective date.

Contact ☎️

We welcome your feedback, requests, comments, or questions regarding this Privacy Policy. Please email us at [email protected]

Date of Last Revision: November 14th, 2022