Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The following terms, which mention "you" or the "user", refer to every and each individual who accesses the Website ( While the terms "us" and "our website" refer to "Bum A Ride". The protection of your personal information is very important to us and, as such, we adopt several measures and policies to manage this data. When visiting our website, you are providing private information and our privacy policy explains how we utilize this data.

Which data do we collect?

We only collect personal information when you sign up to our website or through cookies. We ask this information in order to allow you to offer and take rides. The data we collect may include name, e-mail, birth date, cell phone number, state and city where you live and information about your vehicles. All information is completely confidential and there is no possible way for a non-registered individual to access this data. The registered individuals who effectively share a ride with you, may, after your confirmation, be granted access to your name, age, Facebook profile and contact information (cell phone number or e-mail), according to your preferences.

Cookies & Google Analytics

The Cookies acceptance is not required when visiting our website. However, it is mandatory in order to correctly complete one's ride sharing process.

What are cookies? Cookies are small text files that are saved by your computer when you access different websites. They are needed for the website to work more efficiently or to provide important information to the website's owners. We collect cookies in order to remember your IP address, so you can save time upon returning to our website. For more information on cookies, you can access Bum A Ride uses Google Analytics tools, a web data analysis service provided by Google, Inc ("Google") that utilizes Cookies (see above). The information generated by cookies concerning your use of the website will be transmitted to and analyzed by Google in its servers, in the USA. If this website turns IP addresses into anonymous addresses, your IP will be truncated by Google within a State who is member of the EU or EEA before being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to the Google servers in USA. and truncated there. Google will use this information in order to evaluate the utilization of the website, compiling reports about the activity on the website to the operators and providing other services related to the website's activity and internet utilization.

Google will not associate your IP address to any other data kept by the company. You may not allow the use of cookies, setting your browser accordingly. However, please note that, upon doing so, you may not be able to use this website to its full capability. By using this website, you agree to Google's data processing, according to the objectives listed above. You may also not allow Google to collect information (including you IP address) through cookies and process this information by downloading this plug-in and installing it on your web browser:

How are we going to use the data we collect from you?

We collect and use your personal information in secure servers. We ask third parties to verify and certify our confidentiality principles, offering you as much security and safety as possible. The information we collect is used to process your rides and manage your account. After analyzing rides requests and concluding the verification and validation processes, we may send your information (according to your preferences) to those members who will share the same ride as you (so you can contact each other, if necessary). The same process applies to you, when you receive information from these members sharing the ride, assuring transparency between the involved parties. We may also send your information to credit referral companies and fraud prevention agencies. Occasionally, if previously authorized by you, we may also use your information to send e-mails about our newsletters and other products or services that might interest you.

Access to your information

You may request, at any time, a copy of the information we currently have about you. You just need to contact us at, and we will request a small fee payment in order to process your order.


We use the Facebook connect Tool so that our website's users can access it through their own Facebook accounts. This way, your login and password information belong to Facebook, denying us such access and assuring full privacy for you to manage your account and change your password in a completely safe way.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. However, this Privacy Policy applies only to this website. Therefore, you must read the specific Privacy Policy when using these websites.

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