Privacy Policy


Last updated on August 30, 2016

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this Website and/or App. Your access or use of this Website and/or App and/or completing the registration, as well as your agreements to participate in rides set up through SWIFTE confirms your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you do not accept each and every of these Terms of Use, do not use this Website or App.

We only use your information as described in the Privacy Policy and Term of Use. We consider protection of your privacy to be very important to sustaining our community. We store and process your information on computers located in the United States and elsewhere that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices. If you object to your information being transferred or used in this way, please do not use our Website or App.

We at SWIFTE know you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy. By using or accessing the Services in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent that we will collect, use, and share your information in the following ways.

  1. Use of data

    We use your email information to provide journey-matching features. At a Member’s request we will send out emails or in app notifications notifying the Member of a request to ride share or replies to their ride sharing requests. We also provide the option for the Member to allow other Members to respond to postings directly via their email. We may also send you email.

  2. Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics (hereafter: analytics service providers) web analytics services provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Analytics service providers use ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information included in the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by these services on servers in the United States. Analytics service providers use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Analytics service providers may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. Analytics service providers will not associate your IP address with any other data held by them. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by analytics service providers in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

  3. Storage of personal information

    Personal information submitted is kept on a server belonging to and administered by SWIFTE or an agent of SWIFTE which provides website hosting services and/or the email alert software. This agent of SWIFTE is compliant with the applicable data protection regulations and has provided written confirmation to SWIFTE that they will comply with the relevant data protection obligations by keeping information secure and not using it for any purpose other than for which it was provided. For backup purposes, copies of personal information, in-app messages and subscriber lists are stored on secure servers to which agents of SWIFTE have remote access for the purposes of providing website development, maintenance or hosting services.

  4. Disclosure of personal information

    If a member joins a group their name, gender and trip details are available to that group. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect others or ours rights, property, or safety.

  5. Security of your personal information

    Due to the nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee the security of any information while it is being transmitted to us via the Internet. However, we take our security responsibilities very seriously and take all reasonable steps (both technical and organizational) to protect your personal details once they have been received by SWIFTE. Staffs who have access to personal information gathered from the websites are made aware of Data Protection responsibilities. Names of the SWIFTE staff members who have access to this information are available on request.

  6. Your right of access to personal information

    You may inform us of any changes in your personal data and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2003 we will update or delete your personal data accordingly.

  7. Privacy statements on third party websites

    Where the SWIFTE website provides links to third party websites, these links are provided for information purposes only and SWIFTE is not responsible for the content, copyright or privacy policies of these websites.

  8. Online Privacy Policy Only

    This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

  9. What does this Privacy Policy cover?

    This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that we gather when you are accessing or using our Services, but not to the practices offs companies we don’t own or control, or people that we don’t manage. We gather various types of Personal Information from our users, as explained in more detail below, and we use this Personal Information internally in connection with our Services, including to personalize, provide, and improve our services, to allow you to set up a user account and profile, to contact you and allow other users to contact you, to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, and to analyze how you use the Services. In certain cases, we may also share some Personal Information with third parties, but only as described below.

    As noted in the Terms of Use, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at support@takeSWIFTE.com .

  10. Will SWIFTE ever change this Privacy Policy?

    We’re constantly trying to improve our Services, so we may need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time as well, but we will alert you to changes by placing a notice on www.takeSWIFTE.com, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means. Please note that if you’ve opted not to receive legal notice emails from us (or you haven’t provided us with your email address), those legal notices will still govern your use of the Services, and you are still responsible for reading and understanding them. If you use the Services after any changes to the Privacy Policy have been posted, that means you agree to all of the changes.

  11. What Information does SWIFTE Collect?

    Information You Provide to Us:

    We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. For example, through the registration process and/or through your account settings, we may collect Personal Information such as your name, email address, phone number. Certain information may be required to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features.

    We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may send you promotional email offers on behalf of other businesses, or email you about your use of the Services. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make our communications with you more interesting and improve our services. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by emailing us at support@getSWIFTE.com or changing your notification preferences in the application.

  12. Information Collected Automatically

    Whenever you interact with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, device identification, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access our Services, your geolocation information, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Services are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.

    If you click on a link to a third party website or service, a third party may also transmit cookies to you. Again, this Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties, and we aren’t responsible for their privacy policies and practices. Please be aware that cookies placed by third parties may continue to track your activities online even after you have left our Services, and those third parties may not honor “Do Not Track” requests you have set using your browser or device.

    We may use this data to customize content for you that we think you might like, based on your usage patterns. We may also use it to improve the Services – for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Services, and we can use that knowledge to make the Services interesting to as many users as possible.

  13. Will SWIFTE Share Any of the Personal Information it receives?

    We do not rent or sell your Personal Information in personally identifiable form to anyone, except as expressly provided below. We may share your Personal Information with third parties as described in this section.

  14. Information that’s no longer personally identifiable.

    We may anonymize your Personal Information so that you are not individually identified, and provide that information to our partners. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners, who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. However, we never disclose aggregate usage information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally, as an individual.

  15. Affiliated Businesses

    In certain situations, businesses or third party websites we’re affiliated with may sell or provide products or services to you through or in connection with the Services (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. We have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such business’ or websites’ policies.

  16. Agents

    We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you; for example, we may use a payment processing company to receive and process your credit card transactions for us. Unless we tell you differently (or unless stated otherwise in a third party privacy policy referred to below), our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.

    We currently use the third party services listed here, and by using our Services, you agree to be bound by the applicable privacy policies for such third party services. For some of our Services, we use Google’s Maps API(s) and share your information in doing so; by using such Services, you agree to Google’s Privacy Policy as amended by Google from time to time, the current version of which is incorporated herein by reference and available here.

  17. User Profiles and Submissions

    Certain user profile information, including your name, location, contact information and any video or image content that such user has uploaded to the Services, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services or address your request for our services.

    Please remember that any content you upload to your public user profile, along with any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose online in a manner other users can view (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by anyone.

    Your user name may also be displayed to other users if and when you send messages or comments or upload images or videos through the Services and other users can contact you through messages and comments.

  18. Business Transfers

    We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.

  19. Protection of SWIFTE and Others

    We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; cooperate with law enforcement, enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of SWIFTE, our employees, our users, or others.

  20. Is Personal Information about me secure?

    Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-on mechanism appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

    We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

  21. What Personal Information can I access?

    You may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you’ve provided to us, including name, password, and location.

    The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the Services change.

    If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at support@getSWIFTE.com.

    Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information, which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties.

    If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to support@getSWIFTE.com.

  22. What choices do I have?

    You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features. You may be able to add, update, or delete information as explained above.

    When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

    You may request deletion of your account by emailing support@getSWIFTE.com.

    Some information may remain in our records after your deletion of such information from your account. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.

  23. What if I have questions about this policy?

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to support@getSWIFTE.com and we will try to resolve your concerns.