Information We Collect From You
In order to operate the Site 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 Site) such as full name, postal address, phone number or email address), "password information" or "demographic information" (i.e. information that you submit, or that we collect, that is neither personal information nor password information; this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, postal code, hometown, gender, username, age/birth date, browsing history information, searching history information, registration history information, and the content of communications sent to us and communication posted on the Site, such as in user forums), subject to the rest of this paragraph. Demographic information is divided into two categories: 1) "non-public information", which consists of one-on-one communications between you and other users of the Site; and 2) "public information", which consists of all other demographic information. We ask that you do not enter personal information or financial information in any posting on the Site (for example, don't use your address or password as your username, or include your name or address in a posting), because if you do then it may be posted publicly on the Site, and the information will then be treated as "demographic information" that is "public information." Please note that nowhere on the Site do we knowingly collect 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 Site, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the Site (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with RideAmigos.com), and to forward messages to you from other RideAmigos.com users. These types of communications, are known as "Operational Communications." In some cases, Operational Communications may also contain commercial messages, such as banner ads and special offers. By registering with the Site, you are agreeing to receive Operational Communications.
We also use personal information to send you newsletters, information, offers and other promotional materials for RideAmigos.com's services. We attempt to send you offers that are of value to you, such as discounts, exclusive offers or special event information. By registering with RideAmigos.com you are opting in to receive such email. . To stop receiving such email (other than Operatoinal Communications), please send a request email to email@example.com.
To operate the Site, including supporting your activities on the Site, we may share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, and promotional fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.
Special Cases in which we Share Personal and Password Information
Your personal information or
financial information may be passed on to a third party in the event
of a transfer of ownership or assets, or a bankruptcy. We may also disclose
personal information or password information when we determine that
such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law, to cooperate
with law enforcement or to protect the interests or safety of RideAmigos.com
or other visitors to the Site. We also may disclose your personal information
or password information to affiliated legal entities and businesses
with whom we are under common corporate control. Whenever personal information
or password information is disclosed under this paragraph, we may also
disclose your demographic information along with it, on a non-anonymous
basis. All of our affiliated legal entities and businesses that receive
your personal information, financial information, or non-anonymous demographic
with respect to their use and disclosure of such information.
How We Use Public Information
and Other Demographic Information
We may review all demographic
information. We may use public information to enable other users to
find your ride requests, to determine whether they are potential matches
for your ride request and to communicate with you. We may use demographic
information to tailor the Site and communications to your interests.
We may also share demographic information with advertisers on an anonymous
and aggregated basis (i.e., without telling the advertisers your identity).
One of the reasons we may do this is to increase the likelihood that
our advertisers' goods and services will appeal to RideAmigos.com's
users, so that we may target specific ads at specific demographic groups.
Our sharing of demographic information with advertisers is anonymous
(i.e., we do not tell advertisers which particular RideAmigos.com users
are members of which demographic groups), subject to the rest of this
you to remember that if that ad that is targeted to a demographic group
and you decide to give the advertiser your personal information, then
the advertiser may be able to identify you as being a member of that
demographic group. Please also be aware that we may disclose your demographic
information on a non-anonymous basis as described above in the paragraph
titled "Special Cases in which we Share Personal and Financial
Our Security Precautions
The Site has industry standard
security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and integrity
of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts
to store the information collected by the Site in a secure operating
environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee
Use of Other User's Information
The Site provides various mean
of communicating with other users, including but not limited to message
boards, through which you may have access to other members' names, email
addresses and other information. By using the Site, you agree that,
with respect to other user's personally identifiable information that
you obtain through your use of Site, you may only use such information
for: (a) Site related communications that are not unsolicited commercial
messages, and (b) any other purpose that such member expressly agrees
to after adequate disclosure of the purpose(s). Under no circumstances,
except as defined in this Paragraph, can you disclose personally identifiable
information about another user to any third party without our consent
and the consent of such other member after adequate disclosure.
Your IP Address
Each time you visit the Site,
we automatically collect your IP address (which is a number that can
be used to identify your location) and the web page from which you came.
In order to administer and optimize the Site for you and to diagnose
problems with our Site, we use your IP address to help identify you
and to gather broad demographic information about you. We
may also collect the URL from which you came to our site and the URLs
visited on our site. A URL is the full address of a Web site page. Please
time you visit the Site or provide us with information, by doing so
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If at any point we decide to
use particular personally identifiable information in a manner 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 Site. Please
and practices, and how we use your personally identifiable information,
without notice, as described in the first paragraph of this Privacy
Policy, provided that such changes shall only apply to information gathered
on or after the date of the change.
How You Can Access and Update
Your Email Preferences, Personal Information and Public Information