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How do we keep YOUR information safe...

Last Updated: September 11, 2019

At Y-Drive, we want to connect people through transportation and bring communities together. In this privacy policy, we tell you what information we receive from Y-Drive riders and drivers, and how we use it to connect riders with drivers and continue to improve our services. Below, we explain how you can share with other riders and drivers in the Y-Drive community as part of our mission to bring people together.


1. Scope of this Privacy Policy
Y-Drive (“Y-Drive,” “we,” “our,” and/or “us”) values the privacy of individuals who use our application, websites, and related services (collectively, the “Y-Drive Platform”). This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains how we collect, use, and share information from Y-Drive  users (“Users”), comprised of both Y-Drive riders (“Riders”) and Y-Drive drivers (including Driver applicants)(“Drivers”). Beyond the Privacy
Policy, your use of Y-Drive is also subject to our Terms of Service (


2. Information We Collect
A. Information You Provide to Us when you sign up for a Y-Drive account, you can create a Y-Drive Profile to share fun facts about yourself. Filling out a profile is optional, and you can share as little or as much as you want. Your name (and for Drivers, Profile photos) is always part of your Profile. You can also add a Business Profile to your account, which requires a designated business email address and payment method. When you add a credit card or payment method to
your Y-Drive account, a third party that handles payments for us will receive your card information. To keep your financial data secure, we do not store full credit card information on our servers.
Communications: If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you. For example, when you contact our Customer Support Team, we will receive your name, email address, phone number, the contents of a message or attachments that you may send to us, and other information you choose to provide.
Driver Application Information: If you decide to join our Y-Driver Driver Platform, in addition to the basic registration information we ask you for your date of birth, physical address, Social Insurance Number, driver’s license information, vehicle information, car insurance information, and in some jurisdictions we may collect additional business license or permitting information. We share this information with our partners who 
help us by running background checks on Drivers to help protect the Y- Drive community.

Payment Information. To make sure Drivers get paid, we keep information about Drivers’ bank routing numbers, tax information, and any other payment information provided by Drivers.
B. Information We Collect When You Use the Y-Drive Platform

Location Information. Y-Drive is all about connecting Drivers and Riders. To do this, we need to know where you are. When you open Y-Drive on your mobile device, we receive your location. We may also collect the precise location of your device when the app is running in the foreground or background. If you label certain locations, such as “home” and “work” we receive that information, too.
Your location is necessary for things like matching Riders with nearby Drivers, determining drop off and pick up locations, and suggesting destinations based on previous trips. Also, if need ever arises, our Trust 
& Safety team may use and share location information to help protect the safety of Y-Drive Users or a member of the public. In addition to the reasons described above, Drivers’ location information and distance traveled is necessary for calculating charges and insurance for Y-Drive rides. If you give us permission through your device settings or Y-Drive app, we may collect your location while the app is off to identify promotions or service updates in your area.
Device Information. Y-Drive receives information from Users’ devices, including IP address, web browser type, mobile operating system version, phone carrier and manufacturer, application installations, device identifiers, mobile advertising identifiers, push notification tokens. We collect mobile sensor data from Drivers’ devices (such as speed, direction, height, acceleration or deceleration) to improve location accuracy and analyze usage patterns.
Usage Information. To help us understand how you use the Y-Drive Platform and to help us improve it, we automatically receive information about your interactions wit the Y-Drive Platform, like the pages or other content you view, your actions within the Y-Drive app, and the dates and times of your visits.
Call and Text Information. We work with a third-party partner to facilitate phone calls and text messages between Riders and Drivers who have been connected for a ride. We receive information about these communications including the date and time of the call or SMS message, the parties’ phone numbers, and the content of any SMS messages. For security purposes, we may also monitor and/or record the contents of phone calls made on the Y-Drive Platform, such as those between Riders and Drivers. You will be given notice that your call may be recorded, and by proceeding you agree to allow Y-Drive to monitor and/or record your call.
User Feedback. At Y-Drive, we want to make sure Users are always enjoying great rides. Riders and Drivers may rate and review each other at the end of every ride. We receive information about ratings and 
reviews and, as we explain below, give Riders information about Drivers’ ratings and reviews and vice versa.
Address Book Contacts. If you permit Y-Drive to access the address book on your device through the permission system used by your mobile platform, we may access and store names and contact information from your address book to facilitate invitations and social interactions that you initiate through our Platform and for other purposes described in the privacy policy or at the time of consent or collection.
Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies. We collect information using “cookies”, tracking pixels, and similar technologies to understand how you navigate through the Y-Drive Platform and interact with Y-Drive advertisements, to learn what content is popular, and to save your preferences. Cookies are small text files that web servers place on your device; they are designed to store basic information and to help websites and apps recognize your browser. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be accessed every time you use the Y-Drive Platform. You should consult your web browser(s) to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from us, you may be missing out on certain features of the Y-Drive Platform.
C. Information We Collect from Third Parties
Third Party Services. If you choose to register for Y-Drive or otherwise link your Y-Drive account with a third party’s service, we may receive the same type of information we collect from you (described above) directly from those services.
Third Party Partners. We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, payment information, or fraud detection information, from third party partners and combine it with other information that we have about you.

Background Information on Drivers. Y-Drive works with third party partners to perform driving record and criminal background checks on Drivers, and we receive information from them such as publicly available
information about a Driver’s driving record or criminal history.

3. How We Use the Information We Collect

We use the information we collect from all Users to:
• Connect Riders with Drivers;
• Provide, improve, expand, and promote the Y-Drive Platform;
• Analyze how the Y-Drive community uses the Y-Drive Platform;
• Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for marketing and promotional purposes;
• Personalize the Y-Drive experience for you and your friends and contacts;
• Send you text messages and push notifications;
• Facilitate transactions and payments;
• Provide you with customer support;
• Find and prevent fraud;
• Respond to trust and safety issues that may arise, including auto incidents, disputes between Riders and Drivers, and requests from government authorities. Additionally, we use the information we collect from Drivers for the following purposes related to driving on the Y-Drive Platform:
• Sending emails and text messages to Drivers who have started the driver application process regarding the status of their application;
• Determining a Driver’s eligibility to drive for Y-Drive;
• Notifying Drivers about ride demand, pricing and service updates; and
• Calculating and providing Y-Drive’s auto insurance policy and analyzing usage patterns for safety and insurance purposes.

4. How We Share the Information We Collect
A. Sharing Between Users
Sharing Between Riders and Drivers. Riders and Drivers that have been matched for a ride are able to see basic information about each other, such as names, photo, ratings, and any information they have added to their Profiles. Drivers see the pick-up location that the Rider has provided. Riders see a Driver’s vehicle information and real-time location as the Driver approaches the pick-up location.
Although we help Riders and Drivers communicate with one another to arrange a pickup, we do not share your actual phone number or other contact information with other Users. If you report a lost or found item to us, we will seek to connect you with the relevant Rider or Driver, including sharing actual contact information with your permission.
B. Sharing Between Y-Drive and Third Parties
API and Integration Partners. If you connect to the Y-Drive Platform through an integration with a third-party service, we may share information about your use of the Y-Drive Platform with that third-party. We may share your information with our third-party partners in order to receive additional information about you. We may also share your information with third-party partners to create offers that may be of interest to you.
Third-Party Services. The Y-Drive Platform may allow you to connect with other websites, products, or services that we don’t have control over (for example, we may give you the ability to order a Designated Driver or Airport Shuttle within the Y-Drive app). If you use these services, we will provide the third-party with information about you to allow them to provide the service to you.
We can’t speak to the privacy practices of these third parties, and we 
encourage you to read their privacy policies before deciding whether to use their services.
Service Providers. We work with third-party service providers to perform services on our behalf, and we may share your information with such service providers to help us provide the Y-Drive Platform, including all the things described in Section 3 above.
Other Sharing. We may share your information with third parties in the following cases:
• While negotiating or in relation to a change of corporate control such as a restructuring, merger or sale of our assets;
• If a government authority requests information and we think disclosure is required or appropriate in order to comply with laws, regulations, or a legal process;
• With law enforcement officials, government authorities, or third parties if we think doing so is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Y-Drive community, Y-Drive, or the public (you can read more about this in our Law Enforcement Request policy);
• To comply with a legal requirement or process, including but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures;
• If you signed up for a promotion with and User’s referral or promotion code, with your referrer to let them know about your redemption of or qualification for the promotion;
• With our insurance partners to help determine and provide relevant coverage in the event of an incident;
• To provide information about the use of the Y-Drive Platform to potential business partners in aggregated or de-identified form that can’t reasonable be used to identify you; and
• Whenever you consent to the sharing.


5. Your Choices
Email Subscriptions. You can always unsubscribe from our commercial or promotional emails, but we will still send you transactional and relational emails about your account use of the Y-Drive Platform. Text Messages. You can opt out of receiving commercial or promotional text messages by texting the word END to 613-707-6898 from the mobile device receiving the messages. You may also opt out of receiving all texts from Y-Drive (including transactional or relational messages) by texting the word STOPALL to 613-707-6898 from the mobile device receiving the messages, however, opting out of receiving all texts may impact your use of the Y-Drive Platform. Drivers can also opt out of driver-specific messages by texting STOP in response to a driver SMS. To re-enable texts, you can text START in response to an unsubscribe confirmation SMS. Push Notifications. You can opt out of receiving push notifications through your device settings. Please not that opting out of receiving push notifications may impact your use of the Y-Drive Platform (such as receiving a notification that your ride has arrived).
Profile Information. While your name will always be shared with Drivers and fellow Y-Drive Riders, you can delete any additional information that 
you added to your Profile at any time if you don’t want Drivers and Y- Drive Riders to see it. Riders will always be able to see Drivers’ names, ratings, profile photos, and vehicle information.
Location Information. While you can prevent your device from sharing location information at any time through your Device’s operating system settings, Rider and Driver location is core to the Y-Drive Platform and without it we can’t provide our services to you.
Editing and Accessing Your Information. You can review and edit certain account information by logging in to your account settings and profile (Drivers may edit additional information through the Driver portal). If you would like to terminate your Y-Drive account, please contact us through our Help Center with your request. If you choose to terminate your 
account, we will deactivate it for you but may retain information from your account for a certain period and disclose it in a manner consistent with our practices under this Privacy Policy for accounts that are not closed. We also may retain information from your account to collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, analyze usage of the Y-Drive Platform, assist with any investigations, prevent fraud, enforce our Terms of Service, or take other actions as required or permitted by law.

6. Other

Data Security. We are committed to protecting the data of the Y-Drive community. Even though we take reasonable precautions to protect your data, no security measures can be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data.
Children’s Privacy. Y-Drive is not directed to children, and we don’t knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If we find out that a child under 16 has given us personal information, we will take steps to delete that information. If you believe that a child under the age of 16 has given us personal information, please contact us at our Help Center.
Changes to Our Privacy Policy. We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will let you know through the Y-Drive Platform, by email, or other communication. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy periodically to stay up to date about our privacy practices. If you use the Y-Drive Platform, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy and any updates we make to it. Contact Information. Feel free to contact us at any time with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, our use and sharing practices, or your consent choices by contacting our Help Center.

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