KindRideShare.net is an online social networking website that is powered by custom coded CGI programming to include Perl, PHP, MOD_WRITE and MySQL. Because the data used to populate the content present at this website is the result of user input, KindRideShare.net qualifies for certain immunities providing it complies with the laws, rules, and regulations governing Web 2.0 applications. One requirement is that KindRideShare.net makes available to its users the policies in place governing the use of the social networking services provided. This page satisfies that requirement.
KindRideShare.net is not going to sell your personal information to anyone for any reason! No If's, And's or But's about it! KindRideShare.net will only provide your information under the order of a recognized court providing a search warrant for such information! Or in an emergency situation using best judgement practices, KindRideShare.net may provide information to recognized law enforcement agencies but only when compelled to do so under applicable law that is legally enforceable within the jurisdiction where the site is being hosted (San Francisco, California). Even under such circumstances, any information hosted on its server by Standard users is for the personal expression of worldview and culture.
Your IP Address
Like most social networking Websites, each time you visit KindRideShare.net, it automatically collects your IP address and the web page from which you came in its server-side traffic logs. In order to administer and optimize the Website, your IP address is used to help identify your connection and to gather broad demographic information about your browser and geographical access point.
Information Collected From You
In order to operate the Website and to provide you with information about services that may be of interest to you, KindRideShare.net may collect "personal information" (i.e. information that could be used to contact you directly (without using the Website) such as your full name, postal address, phone number or email address), "financial information" (i.e. credit card numbers or passwords) or "demographic information" (i.e. information that you submit, or that the Website collects, that is neither personal information nor financial information; this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, postal code, hometown, gender, username, age, birth date, activity history information, browsing history information, searching history information, registration history information, and the content of communications between you and the Website that you have posted on any of the open forums), subject to the rest of this paragraph. Demographic information is divided into two categories: 1) "non-public information", which consists of usage history information and public communications that you have posted in the open forums between you and other users of the Website outside of our internal personal mail center; and 2) "public information", which consists of all other demographic information. KindRideShare.net asks that you do not enter personal information or financial information into your "Profile" (for example, don't use your address or passcode as your username, or include your name or address in your written responses), because if you do then it may be posted publicly on the Website, and the information will then be treated as "demographic information" that is "public information." Please note that nowhere on the Website does KindRideShare.net knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18, as KindRideShare.net requires that all users represent to us that they are at least 18 years old. Users who are not at least 18 years of age are treated differently in that KindRideShare.net takes additional steps to protect the information they provide. KindRideShare.net further restricts such users from accessing any content that may be deemed adult oriented or which may require approval from a guardian.
Information Other Websites Collect From You
How KindRideShare.net Uses Personal Information
KindRideShare.net uses your email address and other personal information to help efficiently operate the Website, to contact you in connection with your activities on the Website (including, but not limited to, notifications of page activity, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with KindRideShare.net, and to forward messages to you from other KindRideShare.net 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.
KindRideShare.net also uses personal information to send you newsletters, information, other promotional materials for KindRideShare.net or third-party goods or services that you specifically opt-in to receive. From time to time, KindRideShare.net may attempt to send you information that may be of value to you, such helpful tips, safety and awareness bulletins, site news, or special event information. Through its email subscription service, the Website provides you with options to decline to receive communications from KindRideShare.net (other than those contained in Operational Communications). Some of these options may only be for certain categories of communications; others may be more general. By joining KindRideShare.net, you are opting in to receive email and/or text messages from its server. To stop receiving email from KindRideShare.net, go to your Desktop, click on "My Settings," then uncheck the options that are available.
To operate the Website, including processing your transactions and supporting your activities on the Website, 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 credit card transactions, email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, service fulfillment and/or promotional fulfillment of ridesharing related services. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.
By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services offered or sponsored by third parties on the Website, or electing to receive communications (such as emails or magazine subscriptions) or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes or other programs (such as discount or rewards programs), offered or sponsored by third parties on the Website, you consent to our providing your personal information to those third parties. However, such consent is only granted at the time you engage in any of the aforementioned activities. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us.
In some cases, we may enter into a promotional relationship with another company in which we prominently display their brand name or trademarks on pages of the Website. These pages are known as "Co-Branded Pages" and these companies are known as "Co-Branded Companies." If the page on which you submit information is a Co-Branded Page, or was accessed by clicking on a link on a Co-Branded Page, then we may share your personal information with the associated Co-Branded Company. Co-Branded Companies may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact Co-Branded Companies to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such Co-Branded Companies in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us. Some Co-Branded Pages may contain an action tag (also known as a Web Beacon or a 1 pixel .gif file) that a third party, such as the advertising company Avenue A, may use to read cookies that it, or its clients, may have placed on your browser at other (non-KindRideShare.net) web sites before your visit to KindRideShare.net. This technology is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements on such other Websites that promote Co-Branded Pages.
Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your personal information is authorized to use your personal information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.
Please read the information below under the heading "Special Cases in which we Share Personal and Financial Information" to learn more ways in which we may share your personal information.
How We Use Financial Information
We use your financial information to check your qualifications, to bill you for products and/or services and to enable you to participate in benefit programs in which you may elect to participate. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses financial information, on the Website, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine are necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support the transaction or activity. By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services of third parties offered on the Website, or by participating in programs offered on the Website that are administered by third parties and that require you to submit financial information in order to use them, you also consent to our providing your financial information to those third parties. Additionally, if the page on which you submit information is a Co-Branded Page, or was accessed by clicking on a link on a Co-Branded Page, then we may share your financial information with the associated Co-Branded Company. Any of these various third parties (including Co-Branded Companies) may be authorized to use your financial information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information that you submit to us. Please read the information below under the heading "Special Cases in which we Share Personal and Financial Information" to learn more ways in which we may share your financial information.
Special Cases in which we Share Personal and Financial Information
How We Use Public Information and Other Demographic Information
Our Security Precautions
The Website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. We encrypt all of your personal and financial information as it travels over the Internet and we store your financial information on our servers in encrypted form. 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.
How You Can Access and Update Your Email Preferences, Personal Information and Public Information