Cardo Community® Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us and Cardo takes its responsibility to take commercially reasonable steps to maintain security and protect your privacy seriously. Cardo will not sell, lease or rent your information to third parties.

Terms and Conditions of Use

This privacy policy describes the conditions under which this web site is being made available to you and applies to information that Cardo Systems, Inc. and its affiliates and partners and their sites, domains, portals, registries and software collect about you from their portal/website. There may be additional privacy related information relating to particular web pages that you enter.

Cardo strongly recommends that you read the Privacy Policy carefully. By using this portal/web site, you agree to be bound by the terms of the Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the web site and any materials obtained from it. Cardo retains the right without advance notice to modify the terms of the Privacy Policy. Your use of the portal/web site indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy at the time of each such use.

Cardo Systems policy does not apply to third-party websites that may be linked or that you can access. These will have their own privacy policies.

Information We Collect

  1. Any information you provide. When you register, you provide your name, gender, age, email address, country, city, and Cardo headset serial number. Cardo collects both information that identifies you and information that does not personally identify you. To register and access the portal, you provide information that does specifically identify you. We ask that you also provide a screen name or handle that may be viewed publicly. This is the best way to anonymize yourself to other users. You can choose if you want to display or hide your full profile to friends or the public or not at all. You will enter information to assist you in pairing swiftly by computer. If you choose to do so, you may enter information about persons you ride with for ease of pairing. The information you post publicly is accessible to Cardo.
  2. Cookies, web beacons or other similar technologies or files stored on your computer – We may send cookies, web beacons or like technologies to improve quality of service or track user trends. You have the option of disabling and deleting cookies that customize your experience. If you reject, certain functions may not operate properly.
  3. Log Information – Our servers may log and record information including Internet Protocol address, browser type, date and time of your request among other information.
  4. User Communications. When you enter information and email addresses or any contact information, we may use that information to, for example, contact you. You may be added to a mailing list. If you share your information with event organizers, post in a discussion forum, communicate with a group, etc., that information may be stored, processed and distributed as applicable within the portal. In so doing, Cardo may associate your communication with you.
  5. Offers. We may send emails or provide other information to you while you are on the portal/web site.
  6. Unique number – when you sign up we may identify you with a unique number or other code.
  7. Third Party Applications – From time to time, as we determine what improves the portal/web site, Cardo may utilize third party applications that may identify the user.
  8. Authentication. When you login with your username and password to use the Cardo Community, Cardo will record that you are present online. User information may be tracked for the purpose, for instance, of ensuring authorized access or enabling proper communication with Cardo or other members.
  9. Information your computer automatically provides to websites, such as IP address, the type of browser you use, domain name of your Internet provider, specific areas of the portal/web site that you visit, user demographics, duration of your visit and site traffic purposes.
  10. Email. If you send an email, we may save the information for future reference. We recommend that you not send any personal information such as bank account information, credit card number or social security number.

Information Sharing

Cardo makes commercially reasonable efforts to protect against unauthorized sharing of information with third parties outside the company or its contractors or vendors. However, if Cardo believes that it is reasonably necessary to share information to satisfy any applicable law, regulation or governmental request, or to enforce Terms of Service, or detect, prevent or otherwise address security issues or fraud or protect against harm to the rights, safety or property of Cardo, portal/website users or any other person or entity or as permitted by law, Cardo may share such information. Any information that you share with others and make public may be shared outside this Privacy Policy. Cardo, its successors and assigns may change this Privacy Policy at any time. We ask everyone who accesses the portal/web site to refrain from jeopardizing the privacy of others. From time to time contractors may need to access the information and Cardo expects its contractors to do so in accordance with its policies.

Keep in mind that this portal is accessible internationally. Your information may be transferred into or out of the United States and the European Union. If you are not comfortable with data protection provided, or if the laws in your area prohibit the use of this portal/web site as intended, then refrain from submitting any information.

Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws, US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework on the protection of individuals with regard to collection, use, retention and processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, from European Union member countries and Switzerland, for persons who submit information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to its transfer and storage in the United States, Europe or other country under Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, data integrity, access and enforcement.


You can control the information that you make public. For instance, although you enter your personal information when joining, for the purpose of posting or responding to information, you are free to use a handle that does not identify you to the public. Remember, any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our website, such as forums, message boards and news groups becomes public information that others may collect, distribute and use. Please exercise caution.

Identification of Portal/web site Affiliate

Cardo Systems, Inc. located at 100 High Tower Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205 USA is the owner of this portal/web site. If you have any questions or complaints contact us at [email protected]

Children’s Privacy

Cardo is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities. Cardo does not intentionally target its website to children.


Cardo may provide advertising on the portal/web site.

Links to Third Party Web Sites

Cardo’s web site may provide links to third-party websites for the convenience of our users. If you access those links, you will leave Cardo’s web portal/website. Cardo does not control the policies of third-party websites that may collect information differently from that described in this policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any web site before submitting personal information.


From time to time Cardo may contact you for a variety of reasons. For instance it may contact you with special promotional offers, provide you with information, or contact you about technical problems or user misuse. In the future Cardo may decide to add chat or online message boards, forums or the like. Cardo is not responsible for events arising out of the distribution by you through a public post.


You choose your handle and what information you enter into the Cardo Portal. Entering information that others can see makes it available to them. For instance stating your name, address, telephone number, or names of friends and riding partners makes that visible to the public. Indicating your gender also makes that information accessible. If you do not wish to be identified by your name, use a handle. Advise your friends to be considerate of your needs when they make posts about you. Keep your information secure.

Opting Out

Users may opt out and have the information erased by contacting Cardo.