Terms of Use

Welcome to SafeRide!

These Terms of Use ("Terms") govern your rights and obligations regarding the use of SafeRide's Software ("Software") and service (both collectively referred to as the "Service ") on the Internet or in cellular media. These Terms constitute a fully binding agreement between SafeRide LLC (including its affiliates and subsidiaries, "SafeRide" or "We") the proprietor of all rights in and to the Service, and you. It is therefore recommended that you carefully read these Terms.

By using the SafeRide Service, you signify your assent to these Terms and SafeRide's privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") which is an integral part of these Terms.

If you do not agree to these Terms or any of its parts, then you are prohibited and must refrain from using the Service.

 

1.  KEY POINTS.

The following key points of the Terms are highlighted here for your convenience only. These key points are not made in lieu of the full Terms and their presence in this section does not mean that they are intended to supersede or override any other terms or conditions provided by SafeRide.

Road information prevails. The information provided by the Service is not intended to replace the information provided on the road, such as travel direction, time based restrictions, lane restrictions, road blockades, traffic signs, traffic lights, police instructions, etc.

Cautious driving. Always drive vigilantly according to road conditions and in accordance with traffic laws. Interactions with the Service in a non-verbal manner shall be limited while driving. Non-verbal use of the Service is only appropriate after you have stopped your vehicle in an appropriate location permitted by law.

Location-based Service. Some features of the Service make use of detailed location and route information, for example in the form of GPS signals and other information sent by your mobile device on which the SafeRide application is installed and activated. These features cannot be provided without utilizing this technology. If you are a Driver (as defined below), SafeRide uses your location and route information to create a detailed location history of all of your journeys made when using the Service. SafeRide uses this history to offer the Service to you and to the Administrator (as defined below) to which your account is linked. This history is associated with your account and username.   This history is retained by SafeRide for an indefinite amount of time and in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Advertisements. Third party advertisements may appear on the Service from time to time. SafeRide does not endorse these advertisements, and the advertisements are not intended to be, nor should they be, viewed by drivers unless and until their vehicle has come to a complete stop.

The Internet connection required to use the Service, and any associated charges (e.g. mobile data expenses) incurred by your use of the Service are your exclusive responsibility and made solely at your expense . Transmitting and receiving real-time updates to and from the Service, requires an online (e.g. Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G) connection between your cellular device and the Internet. The expenses of such connection are as prescribed by the agreement between you and your communication service provider (such as your cellular company), and according to its applicable terms of payment.

Your age. The Service is intended for use only by users who are of the legal age required to hold a driving license. In any case, accounts of users under the age of 13 years will be cancelled and deleted by SafeRide, upon receiving notice.

Privacy.   Your privacy is important to us. While using the Service, personal information may be provided by You or collected by SafeRide as detailed in our Privacy Policy at: https://www.gosaferide.com/pages/privacy-policy. The Privacy Policy explains our practices pertaining to the use of Your personal information and we ask that You read such Privacy Policy carefully. By accepting these Terms, you hereby acknowledge and agree to the collection, storage and use of your personal information by SafeRide, subject to this section, the Privacy Policy and any applicable laws and regulation.

 

2.  WHAT IS THE SERVICE

The Service allows (1) oversight over the use of motor vehicles and (2) the disabling of certain functionality of electronic devices, including cellular phones. Users that will be using oversight functionality with respect to the use of motor vehicles by others are designated as “Administrators.” Users that will operate motor vehicles, and that may be subject to oversight by Administrators and/or the disabling of electronic devices, are designated as “Drivers.”

If you are a Driver, you agree that we may share any and all information that we collect with respect to your use of the Service with the Administrator to which your account is linked. If you are a Driver, you further agree that we may access any electronic device that you designate to be used with the Service, for the purpose of disabling certain functionality of such electronic device during the operation of a motor vehicle.

 

3.  THE LICENSE

SafeRide Service. SafeRide hereby grants you a free of charge, non-exclusive, time-limited, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable, revocable license to use the Service (including the Software) for non-commercial purposes, subject to these Terms, upon the appropriate payment therefor as may be published from time to time.

Service Fees. Certain elements of the Service may only be accessed and used upon payment therefor. Payment terms shall be according to the fees as may be published on our web site from time to time. These payment terms, including pricing, may be changed at any time in our sole discretion, for any reason or for no reason. Once the period of Service for which your service fees have paid has expired, your use of the Service may be subject to higher fees.

 

4.  USING THE SERVICE

You may use the Service solely for private and personal purposes. You may not use the Service commercially. For example, you may not: (i) offer to third parties a service of your own that uses the Service; (ii) resell the Service; (iii) offer to rent or lease the Service; or (iv) offer the Service to the public via communication or integrate it within a service of your own, without the prior written consent of SafeRide. For clarity, the examples listed are made for illustrative purposes only; they do not constitute an exhaustive list of restricted activities involving the Service.

You may not copy, print, save or otherwise use data from the Site or the Service's database. This clause does not limit the use of the database as intended by the Software and for the purposes of private and personal use of the Service.

When using the Service or the Site you may not engage in scraping, data mining, harvesting, screen scraping, data aggregating, and indexing. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or the Service’s database for any purpose without the express prior written permission of SafeRide.

In order to access the Services you will be required to become a registered user of the Services by creating an account (“Account”). To create an Account, you must be of legal age to form a binding contract. If you are not of legal age to form a binding contract, you may not register to use our Services.

When you register, you must choose a user name and a password. If you wish, you may create an Account as an Administrator. If you wish to provide other users with the ability to create accounts as Drivers that are linked to your Account, you may do so only through the invitation functionality that we provide. You may not create an account as a Driver without an invitation from an Administrator. If you receive such an invitation, by creating an account as a Driver pursuant to such invitation you agree that we may share any information that we collect with respect to the Service, including your location, driving history, personal information, and any other information that you provide to us or that the Service may collect with the Administrator that sent such invitation or their designees.

You will be solely responsible for any activities or actions taken under your Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. We are not responsible for any unauthorized access to your account. You must notify us immediately if you know or suspect that any unauthorized person is using your password or your Account.

You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. You may not transfer your account to anyone. If you select a user name for your account we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a user name that does not closely relate to a user's actual name).

You agree that the information that you provide to us at all times is true, accurate, current, and complete. This information includes, but is not limited to, name, address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, payment information, and account numbers. By creating an Account, you expressly consent to the use of electronic records to store information related to these Terms or your use of the Service.

The Software may not be used in any way that is not expressly permitted by these Terms.

 

5.  USE RESTRICTIONS

There are certain types of conduct that are strictly prohibited on the Service. Please read the following restrictions carefully. Your failure to comply with the provisions set forth below may result (at SafeRide's sole discretion) in the termination of your access to the Service and may also expose you to civil and/or criminal liability.

You may not, whether yourself or through any other means or person : (i) copy, modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Content included in the Service and/or Site, or in any way or publicly display, perform, or distribute them; (ii) make any use of the Content on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose, or replicate or copy the Content without SafeRide’s prior written consent; (iii) create a browser or border environment around the Content (e.g. no frames or inline linking); (iv) interfere with or violate any third party or other user's right to privacy or other rights, including copyrights and any other intellectual property rights of others, or harvest or collect personal information about visitors or users of the Service and/or Site without their express consent, including using any robot, spider, site search or retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, or data-mine; (v) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including others’ copyrights, and other intellectual property rights; (vi) transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Service and/or Site any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, time bomb, web bug, spyware, or any other computer code, file, or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment, or any other actually or potentially harmful, disruptive, or invasive code or component; (vii) interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Service and/or Site, or the servers or networks that host the Service and/or Site or make the Service and/or Site available, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of such servers or networks; (viii) sell, license, or exploit for any commercial purposes any use of or access to the Content and/or the Service and/or Site; (ix) frame or mirror any part of the Service and/or Site without SafeRide’s prior express written authorization; (x) create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content from the Service and/or Site; (xi) forward any data generated from the Service and/or Site without the prior written consent of SafeRide; (xii) transfer or assign your Service accounts' password, even temporarily, to a third party; (xiii) use the Service and/or Site for any illegal, immoral or unauthorized purpose; (xiv) use the Site, the Service, or the Content for non-personal or commercial purposes without SafeRide’s express prior written consent; or (xv) infringe or violate any of these Terms.

 

6.  TERMINATION OF USE OF THE SERVICE

You may terminate your use of the Service at any time and for whatever reason. You are not obligated to advise SafeRide of such termination. However, if you would also like for SafeRide to delete your SafeRide account and your personal information contained in the account, please use the “Contact Us” page on our Web site to make the request. On receiving such a request, SafeRide will use reasonable efforts to delete such information, however please note that your information may be retained on our back-up systems for some time.

SafeRide retains the right to block your access to the Service and discontinue your use of the Service, at any time and for any reason SafeRide deems appropriate, at its sole and absolute discretion.

 

7.  USER CONTENT

The Service may allow users of the Software to submit and post information and content to other users ("Content"). You assume sole responsibility for any Content you post and you alone are liable for the consequences when you post Content.

ALWAYS DRIVE VIGILANTLY ACCORDING TO ROAD CONDITIONS AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH TRAFFIC LAWS. IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO SEND ANY CONTENT WHILE DRIVING. YOUR CONTENT SUBMISSIONS MAY ONLY BE SENT AFTER YOU HAVE STOPPED YOUR VEHICLE IN AN APPROPRIATE LOCATION PERMITTED BY LAW. ALTERNATIVELY, CONTENT MAY BE SENT BY A PASSENGER OTHER THAN THE DRIVER, PROVIDED IT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE DUE COURSE OF DRIVING AND DOES NOT DISTRACT THE DRIVER.

It is forbidden to submit Content of a commercial nature (including advertising), unless such posts pertain to SafeRide, the Service, or SafeRide's products, and such Content strictly complies with these Terms. When you submit Content to be published by the Service, you must make sure it is lawful. SafeRide may decline to publish, or immediately delete any Content you submit if you or the Content have violated these Terms or if you engaged in a commission or omission that is harmful or may be harmful to the Service, its users, SafeRide or any of its agents or affiliates. In such cases, SafeRide may also terminate your access to the Service or prevent you from posting additional Content on the Service. The provisions of this clause are made in addition to any rights afforded to SafeRide by any law.

When you submit Content to be published on the Service, you represent and warrant that you own all intellectual property rights in the Content; that you are permitted to publish the Content and to permit SafeRide to publish the Content and exploit all intellectual property rights in and to the Content. SafeRide receives no ownership rights in and to the Content that you submit. However, by submitting Content to SafeRide, you hereby grant SafeRide and the users of the Service an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licenseable and transferable license to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works, display in public and publicly perform the Content. The license granted to SafeRide in and to the Content you submit is not limited to personal use, but also extends to any commercial use of Content, at SafeRide's sole and absolute discretion. However, other users may only use your Content for non-commercial purposes, unless SafeRide provides them with a prior written consent to use your Content for commercial purposes (for the purpose of which you authorize SafeRide to be your agent).

SafeRide may examine the Content before or after its publication, prevent publication of inappropriate or otherwise inadequate or erroneous Content, or remove such Content after its publication. SafeRide does not normally utilize its right to monitor Content and does so only in rare cases.

SafeRide retains sole discretion in determining which Content will be published, the duration of its publication, its location, how and when it appears on the Service, its design and any other matter pertaining to the publication of Content within the Service. SafeRide does not guarantee that all Content will be published, in general or for any limited time.

Content submitted by users for publication does not reflect the views of SafeRide. Publishing Content does not warrant its validity, reliability, accuracy, legality or it being up-to-date.

 

8.  COPYRIGHT

All intellectual property rights in and to the Site, the Service and its database, including copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs, patents and trade secrets – are either the exclusive property of SafeRide or its affiliates or are exclusively licensed to SafeRide. The Service is protected, among others, by the U.S. Copyright Law, as well as by applicable copyright provisions prescribed by any other law, in U.S. and elsewhere.

"SafeRide", the SafeRide logo, and other trade and/or service marks are the property of SafeRide or its affiliates and you may not use such logos or marks for any purpose that is not expressly authorized in these Terms without the prior written consent of SafeRide.

The design, trade dress, and the ‘look and feel’ of the maps of the Site and the Service are protected works under applicable copyright laws and SafeRide and its affiliates retain all intellectual property rights in them. The Software license granted to you in these Terms does not extend to or include a license to use the maps displayed on the Software or any mark, indicator, logo or notation embedded in the maps that are displayed on the Software. You may not copy or print more than one copy of any data or material appearing on the Site.

SafeRide may protect the Service by technological means intended to prevent unauthorized use of the Service. You undertake not to circumvent these means. Without derogating from SafeRide's rights under these Terms or under any applicable law, you are advised that any attempted or actual infringement of this provision will result in the termination of all your rights under these Terms. If you circumvent any of the means taken by SafeRide to protect the Service from unauthorized use, you must immediately cease any and all use of the Service, and you undertake to do so.

 

9.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND WARRANTY

SAFERIDE PROVIDES THE SERVICE AND CONTENT INCLUDED THEREIN FOR USE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THEY CANNOT BE CUSTOMIZED TO FULFILL THE NEEDS OF EACH AND EVERY USER. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FEATURES, QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, COMPATIBILITY, PERFORMANCE, SECURITY OR ACCURACY.

Additionally and without derogating from the above clause, SafeRide disclaims any warranties relating to the accuracy of any content, including Content, presented or displayed in or by the Service.

You agree and acknowledge that you assume full, exclusive and sole responsibility for the use of and reliance on the Service, and you further agree and acknowledge that your use of or reliance on the Service is made entirely at your own risk. You further acknowledge that it is your responsibility to comply with all applicable laws (including traffic laws) while using the Service.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE ROAD. IN THE EVENT THAT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE ROAD (TRAFFIC LIGHTS, TRAFFIC SIGNS, POLICE PERSON, ETC.) INSTRUCTS DIFFERENTLY THAN THE SERVICE, YOU MUST NOT RELY ON THE SERVICE.

SafeRide exerts efforts to provide you with a high quality and satisfactory service. However, we do not warrant that the Service will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner, or that it will always be available or free from all harmful components, or that it is safe, secured from unauthorized access to SafeRide's computers, immune from damages, free of malfunctions, bugs or failures, including, but not limited to hardware failures, Software failures and Software communication failures, originating either in SafeRide or any of its providers.

SAFERIDE, INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, SUB-CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE, AND LOSS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFIT AND LOSS OF DATA), COSTS, EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS, EITHER IN TORT, CONTRACTUAL, OR IN ANY OTHER FORM OF LIABILITY, ARISING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY FAILURE, ERROR, OR BREAKDOWN IN THE FUNCTION OF THE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY FAULT, OR ERROR MADE BY OUR STAFF OR ANYONE ACTING ON ITS BEHALF, OR FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTENT ORIGINATING FROM THIRD PARTIES, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATION WITH THE SERVICE, OR WITH OTHER USERS ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY DENIAL OR CANCELLATION OF YOUR USER ACCOUNT, OR FROM RETENTION, DELETION, DISCLOSURE AND ANY OTHER USE OR LOSS OF YOUR CONTENT ON THE SERVICE. IN ANY EVENT, YOUR SOLE REMEDY WILL BE LIMITED TO CORRECTING SUCH ERRORS, OR MALFUNCTIONS.

 

10.  LINKS AND COMMERCIAL INFORMATION IN THE SOFTWARE

The Service may include commercial information or advertisements. SafeRide does not endorse the content of third party Ads. Additionally and without derogating from the previous sentence, SafeRide will not be liable for any form of liability arising from your reliance on, or in connection with, the use of the content of commercial information or advertisements posted on the Service.

Insofar as the Software includes links to services or applications not operated or managed by SafeRide, SafeRide will not be liable for any form of liability arising from your reliance on, or in connection with, the content of such services and applications or any information provided by them, including but not limited to its completeness, accuracy, correctness or it being up-to-date. SafeRide will not be liable for any direct or indirect damage, monetary or otherwise, arising from your use of or your reliance on the content of goods or services you have accessed via commercial information or advertisements posted on the Service or other links on the Software.

YOU MUST NOT ATTEMPT TO VIEW OR CLICK ON ANY COMMERCIAL INFORMATION OR ADVERTISING WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE. YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DRIVING RESPONSIBLY, AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT THAT YOU VIOLATE THE FOREGOING PROVISION, THE THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE, AND LOSS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFIT AND LOSS OF DATA), COSTS, EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS, EITHER IN TORT, CONTRACTUAL, OR IN ANY OTHER FORM OF LIABILITY, ARISING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISPLAY OF COMMERCIAL INFORMATION OR ADVERTISING ON THE SERVICE OR YOUR VIEWING OF COMMERCIAL INFORMATION OR ADVERTISING ON THE SERVICE.

 

11.  BREACH AND INDEMNITY

Without derogating from any applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless SafeRide and its employees, officers, directors and agents, as well as all third party advertisers, from and against all claims, damages, expenses, losses and liabilities that arise as a result of your violation of these Terms. This indemnity is intended to cover all expenses, payments, loss, loss of profits or any other damage, direct or indirect, monetary or non-monetary, incurred by SafeRide, its employees, officers, directors or agents as a result of your violation of the Terms, including but not limited to legal expenses and attorney fees.

 

12.  PRIVACY

SafeRide respects your privacy during your use of the Software and the Service. Our updated privacy policy pertaining to the Software is readily accessible at https://www.gosaferide.com/pages/privacy-policy and is an integral part of these Terms. Since the privacy policy is subject to periodic updates, it is recommended that you periodically review the policy for updates.

 

13.  MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND SOFTWARE

SafeRide may, either partially or in its entirety and without being obligated to provide prior notice – modify, adapt or change the Software, the Service's features, the user interface and design, the extent and availability of the contents in the Service and any other aspect related to the Service. You will have no claim, complaint or demand against SafeRide for applying such changes or for failures incidental to such changes.

 

14.  TERMINATION OF SERVICE

SafeRide may, at any time, terminate the provision of the Service in its entirety or any part thereof, temporarily or permanently, at its sole discretion.

 

15.  MODIFICATIONS OF THESE TERMS

SafeRide may modify these Terms from time to time. If fundamental changes are introduced, a notice will be posted in the updated version of the Software as well as on the Site. Your continued use of the Service after the Terms have been modified signifies your assent to the updated Terms. If you dissent to the updated Terms or to any term within them, you must discontinue all further use of the Software.

 

16.  GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

These Terms, the Software and the Service will be governed solely by the laws of the State of Connecticut, without giving effect to any conflicts of law principles. Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of, connected with or relating to these Terms, the Software and the Service, will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court in [Hartford County] in the State of Connecticut.

 

17.  LIMITATIONS

Should you desire to file any cause of action against SafeRide, arising out of or related to the SafeRide Software or Service, you must do so within one (1) year of the day you become aware of the cause of action. Failure to file a lawsuit within the aforementioned timeframe will bring about the permanent barring of the cause of action, and will constitute your complete and final waiving of the lawsuit.

 

18.  ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS

You may not assign or transfer your rights in and to the Service, without the prior written consent of SafeRide. SafeRide may assign its rights in and to the Service to a third party at its sole and absolute discretion, provided that the third party undertakes SafeRide's obligations to you under these Terms.

 

19.  COMPLETE TERMS

These Terms, together with the policies that are an integral part of these Terms, namely the Privacy Policy, shall all constitute the entire and complete agreement between you and SafeRide concerning the SafeRide Service. In the event of an inconsistency between these Terms and the synopsis of terms presented to the user during Software installation (if any), these Terms shall prevail.

These Terms will not be "signed" in the sense of a traditional paper document, but are nonetheless a valid and binding contract. By using the Service, you acknowledge that you have carefully read these Terms, understand these Terms, and agree to the contents of these Terms. You further acknowledge that you are in fact the signatory of this document, and that you are at least 18 years of age or a parent or legal guardian legally capable of assuming the full responsibility of the minor’s use.

 

20.  NO LEGAL RELATIONSHIP

These Terms and your use of the Service, including the submission of Content onto the Service, do not, and shall not be construed as creating any relationship, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency, or franchisor-franchisee relationship in any way and of any kind between the parties hereto. Your use of the Service is intended for your enjoyment and benefit and the provision of the Service to you (subject to your compliance with these Terms) constitutes the sole and sufficient consideration that you are entitled to receive for any Content or other contributions you have made to the SafeRide Service, its contents, maps and any other data.

 

21.  CONTACT US

You may contact us concerning any question about the Service, through the channels listed on the "Contact Us" page on the Site (web address: https://www.gosaferide.com/pages/contact-us). We will make our best efforts to address your inquiry promptly.

 

Last modified: March 12, 2017