VURideMatch.com Website Privacy Statement
Collection: Vanderbilt University and/or RideShark Corporation (“we” or “us”) gathers various information
about users of the rideshare Website and the rideshare program available on that
site (the “Website”). This information includes: (a) personal information, provided
through voluntary registration; (b) personal information regarding your use of the
Website, including but not limited to the identity of people who you are matched
with by the Website and the content of any messages that you send to another person
using the Website; (c) personal information, provided to us by you through any other
method (including without limitation correspondence and discussions); (d) personal
information collected by us through click tracking in relation to your use of the
Website, including the content you access; (e) aggregated data, which tracks traffic
to the Website; and (f) cookies, which are pieces of information transferred to
your computer hard drive for record keeping. You further authorize us to collect
personal information about you from any public source. The personal information
collected will be held by us or on our behalf by such other agent as we may appoint
from time to time.
Purposes: The personal information you provide will be used for the following
purposes: (a) verification of your identity and assisting you in case you forget
your password or login details for use of the Website; (b) to allow you to use the
Website and to match you with potential rideshare partners; (c) to provide you with
further information about the Website or other services offered by us or which we
consider may be of interest to you; (d) to keep the Website relevant and of interest
to users; (e) to respond to any requests for information made by your employer;
(f) to investigate any complaints relating to misuse of the Website or misconduct
in relation to rideshares organized directly or indirectly through the Website and
to take any action we deem necessary to protect the safety of yourself and others
in relation to those complaints; and (g) analysis in aggregate form (identifiable
characteristics removed so that you will remain anonymous).
Disclosure: You agree that Vanderbilt University or RideShark Corporation may disclose:
following personal information to potential rideshare partners to enable you to
contact each other;
a. first name
c. phone number(s)
e. whether or not you are a smoker
f. your commuting origin, destination and schedule for the trip for which you have requested a rideshare.
information about you to your employer by giving them access to your account;
personal information to your employer where you have been misusing the Website;
information about you to your employer, the police or other government authorities
where we believe it is reasonably necessary to protect your safety or the safety
of other people you have been ridesharing with where these rideshares have been
organized directly or indirectly through the Website.
personal information to third parties when we believe in good faith that we are
required to do so by law; and
information and other information that does not personally identify you to such
third parties as we may see fit.
the exception of disclosures listed in 3(a)-(f) above Vanderbilt University or RideShark Corporation will not share or sell
any personal information about you to outside entities.
Consequences of non-provision of information: Failure to provide necessary personal
information requested at the time of registration for or use of the Website may
result in certain services not being available to you.
Security: We are committed to your privacy and strive to protect the personal
and confidential information of those who use our Website. However, as no data transmission
over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, we cannot ensure or
warrant the security of any information you transmit or receive through the Website.
These activities are conducted at your own risk.