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VURideMatch.com Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT! Your use of this website is subject to your agreement on the terms below.



Description of VURideMatch.com

VURideMatch.com is an online system that provides a method whereby individuals interested in ridesharing may voluntarily contact each other via an online bulletin board. The online carpool matching system provides a virtual bulletin board available to the general public that allows you as an individual to find and accept ridesharing arrangements at your own discretion.

This online system is being offered by Vanderbilt University as a courtesy.

Voluntary Nature of System & Assumption of Risk

Users of VURideMatch.com are advised that the use of this system is voluntary and entirely at the discretion of participants.

No background checks of drivers or participants, driver record checks or insurance checks are undertaken by Vanderbilt University. In addition, Vanderbilt University does not make any assurances or certifications regarding the condition, suitability or safety of the vehicles being used by participants in the ridesharing system, the reliability or driving ability of participants or drivers, or whether those participants and drivers are insured. Vanderbilt University recommends that participants exercise caution when selecting a potential rideshare partner.

By participating in the system, you are agreeing that you are entirely responsible for your own safety while using the ridesharing system.

Vanderbilt University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content of sites external to VURideMatch.com. Links to external sites do not imply official approval of the content of the sites or the organizations hosting them by Vanderbilt University.

Participants’ Responsibility for Insurance

It is the responsibility of individuals participating in a rideshare matching system to notify their insurance provider of their intent to carry non-family passengers and to ensure that they have adequate coverage to protect both themselves and their passengers. It is the responsibility of the individual accepting a ride to ensure that the driver of the vehicle has an acceptable driving record, is licensed accordingly and has adequate insurance to protect both driver and passengers.

Vanderbilt University is in no way responsible for verifying or certifying the reliability, driving ability or insurance status of drivers and participants using the system.

Waiver of Claims & Indemnification

Vanderbilt University takes no responsibility for any personal injuries, deaths, property damages, financial losses or other damages or losses that may result from the use of VURideMatch.com.

By participating in the VURideMatch.com system, you hereby agree to waive any and all claims that you have or may have in the future against Vanderbilt University and to release them from any and all liability for loss, damage, expense or injury including death that you, your next of kin or a third party may suffer as a result of your participation in or involvement in the VURideMatch.com program.

You hereby also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Vanderbilt University from any and all liability for personal injury, death, property damages and any other loss, and resulting claims or actions, arising from your participation in or involvement in the VURideMatch.com. program.

RideShark agrees not to hold your employer, Vanderbilt University, responsible or liable for any loss, claim or damage resulting from any individual's participation in the programs offered through this database.

Protection of Privacy Statement

Vanderbilt University will not sell, lease, or disclose personal information to private businesses, organizations, or individuals, unless required to do so by applicable law. Personal information is being collected from the System by Vanderbilt University for the purposes of matching participants with compatible carpool partners only.

Extension of this Agreement to RideShark Corporation

You hereby also agree to extend this Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement to RideShark Corporation, developers of VURideMatch.com and service providers for VURideMatch.com, in its entirety and without restriction.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless RideShark Corp, from any and all liability for personal injury, death, property damages and any other loss including but not limited to, financial, physical or emotional, and resulting claims or actions, arising from your participation in or involvement in the VURideMatch.com program.