GoCarShare's Terms of Use

Date of publication: 30th July 2010

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Thank you for visiting the GoCarShare website. By using this Website whether as a guest or as a registered user, you accept these Terms of Use and agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Website. In these Terms of Use, "you" and "your" refer to you in your individual capacity.

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page. You should check these Terms of Use each time you revisit the Website. If any portion or change to these Terms of Use or the Service is unacceptable to you or will cause you to no longer be in compliance with the Terms of Use you may cease to use the Service. By continuing to use this Website, you accept any changes and agree to be bound by them. You should print a copy of these Terms of Use for your future reference. You may also find it helpful to read our FAQ's .

1. The Services

The Website is a platform which enables users to locate other individuals who are travelling to the same destination, and also provides some other content and services (together the "Service(s)").

Your activities on our blog and any other content you submit to the Website are governed by the Community Guidelines and you agree to be bound by these guidelines which are incorporated into these Terms of Use.

2. Who we are

The Service is operated by Go Car Share Limited, a company incorporated in England (company number 07093686) and whose registered address is 284 Lillie Road, Fulham, London, Greater London SW6 7PX ("GoCarShare", "we" and "us").

3. Safety and Security

IMPORTANT: As the Service is only a platform to allow members to contact each other, please be aware that we do not perform any verification or checks (such as to age, gender, driving licence, insurance cover or any other features or characteristics of any users of the Website). You should take appropriate steps to investigate a registered user before you take a journey with them, and only do so if you are totally satisfied with their credentials, characteristics and who they say they are. We cannot and do not offer any assistance in these areas.

When arranging to meet another registered user through use of the Services, you must take appropriate precautions and should take note of the safety guidelines in our FAQs . Any such meetings or journeys that you take are at your own risk and are not our responsibility.

4. Content available

Guests to the Website may only access certain content and may not use the other services. Registered users, in addition to the content accessible by guests, will also be able to post their own content (subject to the Community Guidelines) and search for and contact other registered users (where the relevant registered user agrees).

5. What you are allowed to do

You may retrieve and display content from our Website on a device screen, print and copy individual pages and store such pages in electronic form. If you do so, you must not remove any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right notices from the original content.

6. Offering lifts

In order to offer a ride to another user of the Website you must ensure that you are able to do so lawfully, that you are adequately insured to do so, and you must agree up front the share of costs.

7. What you are not allowed to do

The decision to upload content or personal information to the Website is your responsibility.

You must not post or send anything which:
(a) is or may be: defamatory, derogatory, fraudulent, degrading, abusive, hateful, false, misleading, inaccurate, untrue, malicious, offensive, harassing, threatening or racist; obscene, vulgar, indecent, pornographic or of a sexual nature; a violation of another person's privacy; a breach of confidentiality; a computer viruses or other malicious or harmful code; identifiable information about living people without their consent, or, in the case of people under 16, the consent of their parent or guardian. This includes (but is not limited to) a person's full name, location and contact information;
(b) causes or is likely to cause anyone: alarm, annoyance, anxiety, embarrassment, offence or distress; incitement to racial or religious hatred;
(c) infringes any intellectual property rights, such as copyright and trademarks. This means generally that you must own the rights in everything you post or must obtain permission from the rights owner to post the information;
(d) could prejudice any active legal proceedings of which you are aware;
(e) is unlawful or promotes or teaches unlawful activity;
(f) is in breach of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and/or Community Guidelines.

You must not:
(a) impersonate anyone else or otherwise misrepresent your identity or status;
(b) offer lifts other than in accordance with section 6 above;
(c) hold yourself out as an employee or representative of gocarShare or any of our affiliates;
(d) stalk or harass or make persistent or regular contact with other users without their consent or encouragement or after any consent or encouragement has, expressly or impliedly, been withdrawn;
(e) collect and process others' personal data except where this is expressly permitted by these Terms of Use or on our Website (in which case you must comply with any terms relating to such collection and processing that we specify);
(f) use our Website or Services in a way that might damage our name or reputation or that of any of our affiliates;
(g) use our Website or Services for any illegal activity or provide material which promotes or teaches illegal activity.

You must not copy or store electronically all or part of our Website or its contents (except as set out under "What you are allowed to do" above), or make available, distribute, sell or offer to sell all or any part of the Website of members contact directory in the members section, or download content and data from the Website or members contact directory to make or populate another database, website or other materials or resource for any purpose.

8. Suspending and terminating your registration or subscription

We may suspend, terminate or prevent your registration to our Website at our sole discretion. In such circumstances you must not attempt to re-register or submit content (e.g. using someone else's registration), without our permission. The period of any suspension depends on all the circumstances.

9. Your content and our use of it

If you post or send any content whilst using the Services, you give us permission to use, copy, adapt, edit, translate, make available, transmit or otherwise communicate, display and publish such content (or any part of it) together with the ability to sub-license the same. The grant of these rights to us is irrevocable, worldwide and royalty free. If you do not want to grant gocarShare the rights set out in this paragraph, please do not submit your content to us.

We are not responsible for content that you or others provide or that you might see when using the Services and we do not screen, moderate or monitor any content either before or after it is posted or sent. However, we may remove or edit any of your content and take such other action in our complete discretion.

To report issues, abuse or concerns regarding content please click on the Report Abuse link that will appear when you hover over the relevant piece of content.

10. Your content and consents

If you upload anything to our Website, you consent to the Community Guidelines, which form part of these Terms of Use as well as agree to such upload as being governed by the Terms of Use.

Be aware that content, including photographs, texts and drawings, even if submitted to a site of which you are a member, belongs to the creator or submitter and you should not reproduce it without permission of the owner and that photographs of living individuals must not be posted without their consent.

Any guest or registered user of the Website can view the content you upload. Our Privacy Policy [link] has more details on access to the content you post. All information that you post will be displayed and is available for other members to search, view or hear.

11. Our content

Our Website contains software, trade marks, graphics, information, data, editorial and other content ("Our Content"). Except where we say otherwise, and except where you upload material to this Website, we are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in and to our Website and all Our Content. All such rights are reserved.

Except as expressly set out in these Terms of Use, nothing in these Terms of Use gives you any right in respect of any intellectual property owned by us or our licensors and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading Our Content from the Website.

12. Your personal information

We will use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which forms part of these Terms of Use.

13. Registration information and password

If we provide you with a user ID code and/or other password, you must keep the password secret and ensure that it is not used by others. Anything done by someone who has used your User ID and password we will assume to have been done by you and you will be responsible for it. If you think someone else may have access to or be using your User ID or password, it has been compromised, or if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account, you must tell us as soon as possible by emailing support@gocarshare.com .

You must keep your registration information up to date. Your registration as a registered user of this Website is personal to you and cannot be transferred.

14. Our liability

This Website is a platform only and you are responsible for taking appropriate steps to investigate a registered user before you take a journey with them, and only do so if you are totally satisfied with their credentials, characteristics and who they say they are. We cannot and do not offer any assistance in these areas, and we will have no liability for any loss or damage you suffer in that regard.

We are not responsible if you cannot access our Website properly or at all because your ISP connection, the Internet generally or your browser software is inadequate or functioning badly, or if your ISP suspends or terminates their service to you, or because of any other event outside our control.

We do not guarantee the availability of our Website or that it will be bug-free or will work all the time.

Where our Website contains links to or information relating to other websites and third party products or services, these links are provided for your information only. We are not responsible for the content of these websites or products or services.

We exclude: (a) any responsibility for or liability arising out of any dealings you have with third parties that take place using or facilitated by our Website; and (b) any liability for losses which are not a foreseeable or likely consequence of your use of our Website, or of a breach of these Terms of Use.

We will not be liable for loss of business or revenue, loss of damage to reputation or goodwill, indirect, consequential or special loss over the entire period of your use of our Website.

Notwithstanding this, nothing in these Terms of Use will affect any liability we may have for: (a) death or personal injury arising from our negligence or our liability; (b) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any other liability that cannot by law be excluded or limited.

15. Eligibility

You are only permitted to use this Website and the Services if you are 18 years of age or over.

16. General

If any part or provision of these Terms of Use are found to be unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity of any part or other provision. These Terms of Use shall be governed in all respects by English law and you hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.