GimmeRide is dedicated to protecting Your personal information and informing You about how We use it. This privacy policy applies to transactions and activities and data gathered through the GimmeRide Platform. Please review this privacy policy periodically as We may revise it without notice. This privacy policy was last revised on September 10, 2012. Each time You use the GimmeRide Platform or provide Us with information, by doing so You are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy at that time.

Data We Collect From You

In order to operate the GimmeRide Platform and to provide You with information about products or services that may be of interest to You, We may collect "personal information" (i.e. information that could be used to contact You directly (without using the GimmeRide Platform). You represent and warrant that You have the authority to provide Us with any such contact information. Demographic information is divided into two categories:

  • "non-public information", which consists of ride transaction information and one-on-one communications between You and other users of the GimmeRide Platform;
  • "public information", which consists of all other demographic information. Please note that nowhere on the GimmeRide Platform do We knowingly collect, keep or maintain personal information from children under the age of 18, as We require that all users represent to Us that they are at least 18 years old.

How We Use Personal Information

We use Your email address and Your other personal information to help Us efficiently operate the GimmeRide Platform, to contact You in connection with Your transactions and other activities on the GimmeRide Platform (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails, or important news that could affect Your relationship with GimmeRide), to forward trip information to You from other Users, to forward trip information from You to other Users.

To operate the GimmeRide Platform, including processing Your transactions and supporting Your activities on the GimmeRide Platform, We may share Your personal information with Our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide Us with support services such as email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, and order fulfillment. We require these entities not to use Your information for any other purpose.

How to Edit Your Information

GimmeRide provides You with the ability to access and edit Your personal information. To update Your personal info, click Settings in the GimmeRide menu. There You can view, update and correct Your account information. Our databases automatically update any personal information You edit in Your profile, or that You request We edit.

Information Retention

To preserve the integrity of Our databases, standard procedure calls for Us to retain information submitted by members for an indefinite length of time. GimmeRide understands Your submissions as consent to store all Your information in one place for this indefinite length of time, if We so wish. If required by law, as is the case to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), We will nullify member information by erasing it from Our database. We will also respond to written member requests to nullify account information. Also, by using the GimmeRide Platform, You do hereby represent and warrant that You understand and agree that all information submitted by You through the GimmeRide Platform or otherwise to GimmeRide becomes the property of GimmeRide and may be used in the sole discretion of GimmeRide in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

Our Security Precautions

Your GimmeRide Profile is password–protected so that only You and authorized GimmeRide employees have access to Your account information.

GimmeRide staff will never proactively reach out to You and ask for any personal account information, including Your password If You share a computer, You should sign out of Your GimmeRide account and close the browser window before someone else logs on. This will help protect Your information entered on public terminals from disclosure to third parties.

GimmeRide makes every effort to ensure that Your information is secure on its system. GimmeRide has staff dedicated to maintaining Our privacy policy as set forth herein and other privacy initiatives, periodically reviewing Web security and making sure that every GimmeRide employee is aware of Our security practices. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, GimmeRide cannot guarantee the security of any information You transmit to Us, and You do so at Your own risk. If You have any further questions on this issue, refer to GimmeRide Terms of Use. GimmeRide expressly disclaims any liability that may arise should any other individuals obtain the information You submit to the GimmeRide Platform.

GimmeRide has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under Our control. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which You reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in Your country or jurisdiction.

The GimmeRide Platform may contain links to other web sites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage Our Users to be aware when they leave the GimmeRide Platform to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the GimmeRide Platform.

Changing our Privacy Policy for Previously Gathered Information

If at any point We decide to use particular personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, We will notify Users by way of an email or by providing 30 days notice on the GimmeRide Platform. We also encourage You to review this privacy policy periodically. By using the GimmeRide Platform, You do hereby represent and warrant that You have read, understand and agree to all terms of Agreement. Each time You use the GimmeRide Platform, You agree to all terms set forth in this Agreement and any other policies published by GimmeRide on the GimmeRide Platform. Please note that We will continue to have the right to change Our privacy policy and practices, and how We use Your personally identifiable information, without notice, as described in herein, provided that such changes shall only apply to information gathered on or after the date of the change.