TheRideshareGuy.com

Privacy Policy

Last updated: November 22, 2019

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how The Rideshare Guy LLC (“Company”, “us”, “our”, and “we”) collects, uses and shares information from and about users of its website https://therideshareguy.com/ (the “Site”).  This Policy also describes the measures that Company takes to protect the information, your options for choice and access, and how you can contact us about privacy practices.  This Policy is part of our Terms of Use (the “Terms”) for the Site. By using the Site, you acknowledge you have read and accept this Privacy Policy.

What We Collect

Our site only collects and uses information in ways that are consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.

1. “Personal Information”, as used in this Policy, is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person.  We collect Personal Information from you in the following ways:

We collect Personal Information when you submit it to us, including when you ask to be added to our mailing list, contact us through the Site, otherwise directly give it to us, by email or otherwise.  The Personal Information you submit may include your name, email address, username, and affiliated website.

Namely, data is processed:

  • When you give specific and express consent for us to do so
  • When you ask to be added to our mailing list
  • When you contact us through the Site
  • When you otherwise directly give it to us by email or otherwise
  • When necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, such as the processing of a purchase.
  • When necessary in order to protect the vital interest of the data subject (you) or of another natural person
  • When necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us, except where such interest is overridden by your interest or fundamental rights and freedoms.

We may also, to the extent permitted by applicable law, receive Personal Information about you from third parties including social media services or other commercially available sources. The Personal Information we receive from third parties may include your name, contact information, information about your transactions, relationships with product and service providers, and your use of certain applications.

For example, if you access our Site through a social media service or connect our Site to a social media service, we may collect your user ID and/or user name associated with that social media service and any information the social media service shares with us, such as your profile picture or email address. The information we obtain depends on your privacy settings on the applicable social media service. When you access the Site through social media services or when you connect our Site to social media services, you are authorizing us to collect, store, and use such information in compliance with this Policy.

This Policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us in accordance with your use of our site.

Please be sure to carefully read this Privacy Policy and ensure that you understand it.

YOU ARE CONSIDERED TO HAVE ACCEPTED OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY WHEN YOU FIRST USE OUR SITE. If you do not agree to and accept our privacy policy, then you must stop using our site.

By using our site you certify that you are an adult, at least 18 years of age.

2. “Other Information”, as used in this Policy, is any information that is not intended to disclose your specific identity to us, such as usage data, browser information, information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies, demographic information, geolocation data obtained with your consent where required by applicable law, and aggregated data. We collect Other Information from you in the following ways:

We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. This may include your password or other information, such as your birthday or occupation, that you voluntarily provide to us through the Site.

We may receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, social media account number, information about your interests or information about your activities on other websites.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or device by our site when you visit a certain part of our site. When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies to facilitate access to our website, personalize your online experience and record information about your visit.

Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our websites, such as the web pages you visit, the links or advertisements you click on and other actions you take while on our website. The cookies do not store any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about you. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies.

If you choose to decline cookies, please note that some of the features and services of our website may not function properly.  We also use cookies for purposes such as maintaining continuity during an online session; gathering data about the use of our site; monitoring online promotions; and anti-fraud and information security purposes.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We are not responsible for any third-party websites, apps, advertisements, content or special offers linked or referenced on our Site.  We do not control any Cookies or other similar devices placed on our Site by third parties, such as those that may be embedded in third-party advertising.  We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.  Once you leave our Site or click an advertisement, or sign up for a special offer, the applicable third party privacy policy will apply.

How We Use and Share Your Information

We may use your Personal Information for the purposes set forth below.  We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose; provided that if such Other Information is considered Personal Information under applicable law or if we combine Other Information with your Personal Information, we will treat such information as Personal Information.

1. To Provide Content and to Operate, Maintain and Improve Our Site

We use Personal Information and Other Information we collect from and about you to operate, maintain, and improve our Site, including to (i) deliver the content, products and services offered through our Site or that users request, and (ii) allow you to engage with us (e.g., to comment on content or send us Feedback (as defined in the Terms).  We may also use the information we collect from you to analyze website use and improve and customize the content, layout, and services of our Site.

2. To Provide (and Allow Third Parties to Provide) Advertising and Interest-Based Advertising

We contract with the third parties listed in the table above to supply products, services, and a good user experience on our behalf. These include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising, and marketing.

In some cases these parties may require access to some or all of your data, when that is the case we take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with the law.

3. To Allow Social Sharing Functionality

If you log in with, or connect a social media service account to, our Site, we may use Personal Information and Other Information to facilitate your sharing of information between our Site and your social media service.

4. To Contact You

We may send you materials about promotions, upcoming events, and other news related to the content offered on our Site and products and services from our selected partners. We may use and combine any of the Personal Information and Other Information we collect to assist us in sending you these materials. We may also contact you to respond to your comments, questions, requests or other Feedback and to provide customer service.

5. To Protect Our Rights and the Rights of Others

We may use your Personal Information, as we find necessary or appropriate in our discretion, and as permitted by law to: resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems; comply with law and respond to lawful requests from public and government authorities and legal processes; protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Company or its employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements, policies and Terms); protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our Site or other third parties; enforce contractual and intellectual property rights; and protect against fraud and other unlawful activity or for risk management purposes.

6. To Allow Third-Party Service Providers to Help Us Operate Our Site

We may provide your Personal Information to third party service providers who help us operate our Site, by, for example: developing or supporting content, products and features; sending email messages on our behalf; processing data or statistics; and serving, customizing or delivering marketing. These third party service providers are required to protect Personal Information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing on our behalf.

7. To Allow Social Sharing Functionality

If you log in with, or connect a social media service account to, our Site, you are authorizing us to share information we collect from and about you with the social media service provider, and you acknowledge that the use of such information by the social media service will be governed by its privacy policy. If you do not want your Personal Information shared in this way, please do not connect your social media service account with our Site, and do not participate in social sharing on the Site.

8. To Protect Our Rights or the Rights of Others

There may be instances when we may disclose your Personal Information, including situations where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: comply with law and respond to requests from public and government authorities and legal processes; protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Company or its employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements, policies and Terms); protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our Site or other third parties; enforce contractual and intellectual property rights; and protect against fraud and other unlawful activity or for risk management purposes, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

9. In the Case of a Merger, Sale of Assets or Bankruptcy

If we sell all or part of our business or assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger, reorganization, dissolution, liquidation, or other transfer of all or part of our business or assets, we may transfer your information to the party or parties and their advisors involved in that transaction.

10. Information You Make Public through Use of Our Site

Certain features on our Site, commenting posting features, give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. When you use these features, any information you choose to submit, including the information requested from you in order to participate in such feature and the information included in your post, may be publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, and anyone else with access to the Site. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit and make public through these interactive features.

How We Protect Personal Information & Data Security

We use commercially reasonable methods to safeguard your personal data, including that which you provide to use, and that which we collect automatically, by using reasonable online security measures, and sharing your data with reputable third party vendors that are compliant with generally accepted security and safety measures. We utilize a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) on our website in order to assist in the secure transfer of information; however, it can never be guaranteed. Should We become aware that a data breach has occurred, We will timely notify the necessary parties with as much information as we have available.

While our team does our best to protect the information we collect, and prevent any misuse, unauthorized access, or disclosure, you understand that we cannot be responsible should an unauthorized third party obtain access to our information, without our consent. Should our website be tampered with, you understand that your personal information may be accessed by these unauthorized parties. You agree that we are not responsible for any such actions, and acknowledge you will hold us harmless should your information become intercepted in this way without our knowledge, permission, or consent, which includes a release of any and all claims related to use of such information by such an unauthorized party.

We have determined it is not required to appoint a Data Protection Officer, as our core activities do not consist of processing operations that require regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects nor do we process sensitive categories of data on a large scale.

Your Rights Over Your Data

This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Similarly, if you have subscribed to our email list you can unsubscribe at any time and make a request to the site administrator to have all personal data obtained via our email marketing service erased.

1. California Privacy Rights

Subject to certain limitations, California Law permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of Personal Information during the preceding calendar year to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, California residents can write to us at the address set forth below.  Please include your name and the address to which you would like us to respond.

Other Important Information

1. Updates to Privacy Policy

This Policy is effective as of the Effective Date set forth above. We have the right to change or update this Policy at our discretion and without notice to you.  This Policy is subject to occasional revision and, if we make any material changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on our Site indicating we have updated this Policy.  Continued use of our Site following these changes means you acknowledge you have read and accept the revised Policy.

Contact Us

We welcome your comments or questions about this Policy. You may contact us at our address:

The Rideshare Guy LLC

1113 S Doheny Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Email: harry[at]therideshareguy.com

Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs or health, social security numbers, or criminal background information) when contacting us.