Terms of Service (Drivers)
This TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT is made by and between you (“User”, “You” or “Your”) and rubiCorp Technologies Inc. LLC, a limited liability corporation of the State of Delaware (“rubiRides”, “We”, “Our,” or “Us”).
rubiRides is a membership-based service provider enabling members to arrange and schedule rides with a third-party driver specifically for children ages seven (7) and up, using this convenient software platform (“The Services”).
You are the parent or legal guardian of a minor child or minor children (“Rider”), who wishes to contract with rubiRides to provide transportation services for Rider according to the terms set forth below.
TERM AND DURATION.
The Term of this Agreement shall begin upon Your acceptance of this Agreement (the “Commencement Date”) and continue for a period of one (1) year. This Agreement shall automatically renew for a period of one (1) year following completion of the Term and any subsequent renewal term, unless either Party terminates or cancels this Agreement via this software platform or by written notice to the other Party.
NATURE OF RELATIONSHIPS.
rubiRides serves as a technology platform and intermediary between passengers ages seven (7) and older and their legal guardians and third-party transportation providers (“Drivers”). rubiRides does not directly provide transportation services, nor does it serve as a transportation carrier or childcare provider.
To use The Services, you will first set up a User profile through this software platform. To create a User profile, you must provide a valid credit card number and set up a profile according to the prompts. The membership profile requires User to provide certain personally identifiable information and will require other information about User and Rider. You must provide accurate account information and promptly update this information if it changes.
Driver is not an employee of rubiRides, but rather, an independent contractor providing transportation services directly to Rider and other passengers. Driver will receive, through rubiRides’s digital network application, a connection to Rider to transport Rider between points You choose in exchange for Your payment of a fee to rubiRides. rubiRides shall subsequently remit payment to Driver according to mutually agreeable terms as set forth between rubiRides and Driver.
rubiRides will not permit or instruct Driver to pick up Rider if Rider or User hails Driver from the street or through any means other than this software platform; nor will Driver discharge Rider at random except at Your request.
rubiRides shall take precautions to ensure that any ratings that our Drivers make of You are not based on unlawful discrimination, and that Driver does not discriminate against passengers or potential passengers on the basis of geographic endpoints of the ride, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation/identity.
Unless otherwise agreed in a separate written agreement, The Services are solely for personal, noncommercial use, and You are authorized to access and use The Services, including this software platform, solely for personal use.
rubiRides and Driver reserve the right to refuse services to any passenger or passenger’s legal guardian, including User or Rider, at their discretion for cause.
Driver’s provision of transportation services to Rider through User’s account creates a direct business relationship between Driver and User. Although rubiRides conducts significant screenings of its transportation providers and prides itself on providing trustworthy rideshare services, rubiRides simply cannot provide these services and also accept liability for actions or inactions outside of its control. As such, rubiRides is not responsible for the actions or inactions of Driver in direct relation to User or Rider, or for the vehicle possessed by Driver and used to provide transportation services under this Agreement (“Driver’s Vehicle”). Driver has sole responsibility for any obligations or liabilities to User, Rider and third parties that arise from Driver’s provision of transportation services. User assumes responsibility for taking such precautions as may be reasonable and proper regarding any acts or omissions of Driver or other third party.
You must be at least eighteen (23) years of age. You assume full responsibility for the acts or omissions of Rider in connection with The Services and the acts of anyone authorized to arrange for The Services through Your rubiRides account. You represent and warrant to Us that You will only book rides for Riders for whom You are the parent or legal guardian, or for whom You have been specifically authorized to do so by the parent or legal guardian of Rider, and he, she or they have agreed to the terms and conditions contained herein.
rubiRides shall suffer no liability for any of the acts, negligence, omissions, or any other conduct of User or Rider at any time related to any activities specified herein; and User agrees to hold rubiRides, its officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, and its agents, harmless from any and all claims arising from User's or Rider’s activities, acts or omissions.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, User will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless rubiRides and each of our respective officers, directors, agents, partners and employees from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and costs (“Claims”) arising out of or related to (a) User’s and Ryder’s access to or use of The Services; (b) User Content; (c) User’s violation of this Agreement; (d) User’s or Ryder’s violation, misappropriation or infringement of any rights of another person or entity (including intellectual property rights or privacy rights); (e) any breach or alleged breach of any representation or warranty in this Agreement; or (e) User’s or Ryder’s conduct in connection with The Services, including any bodily injury or property damage User or Rider causes. User agrees to promptly notify rubiRides of any third-party Claims, cooperate with rubiRides in defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees). User also agrees that rubiRides will have control of the defense or settlement of any third-party Claims. This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between User and rubiRides.
You make use of The Services at Your sole risk. The Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In addition, rubiRides does not represent or warrant that The Services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. rubiRides cannot and does not represent or warrant that The Services are free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume the entire risk as to the quality and performance of The Services.
To protect the safety of Rider and effectiveness of services provided by rubiRides, rubiRides reserves the right to record Rider with audio, video, or both, using cameras installed in vehicles used by Driver while performing services under this Agreement, and You consent to any and all recording of User or Rider or both during the provision of said services.
Upon responding to a request for service, Driver will arrive at the scheduled pick-up location at the designated time. Driver will wait for Rider at that location for a period of up to twenty (20) minutes. If Rider does not show up within twenty (20) minutes of the scheduled pick-up time, Driver reserves the right to leave the designated pick-up location and cancel the trip.
DUTIES OF USER.
You shall maintain the security of Your account on rubiRides’ software platform to the fullest extent possible and promptly notify rubiRides if You discover or suspect that someone has accessed Your account without Your permission. If You permit others to use Your account, You are responsible for the activities arising out of that permission.
You agree to pay, and hereby authorizes rubiRides’s third-party payment processor to charge, via one or more credit cards or PayPal or other third-party payment processing accounts on file in Your account (each a “Payment Method”) for all applicable fees and taxes that may accrue in relation to Your subscription to use The Services. You must provide a complete and accurate Payment Method and contact information. Any amounts that rubiRides is unable to charge to a valid Payment Method will be late payments and will bear interest at the maximum allowable rate until paid. rubiRides may suspend or terminate Your access to The Services if a payment is 30 days past due. Payments made by credit card are subject to a Three Percent (3%) processing surcharge. Payments made via ACH for direct debit from Your designated bank account shall not be subject to this additional processing surcharge.
You agree not to violate or infringe upon any applicable law, contract, intellectual property or other third-party right or commit a tort in connection with The Services, and You are solely responsible for User’s and Rider’s conduct while accessing or using The Services.
Without limiting the foregoing, User shall not:
- engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory, violent or stalking conduct.
- use or attempt to use another customer’s account without their authorization or arrange or attempt to arrange rides for any passenger for whom User is not authorized to do so.
- use The Services in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other customers from fully enjoying The Services or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of The Services in any manner.
- reverse engineer any aspect of The Services or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any part of The Services.
- attempt to circumvent any content-filtering techniques Rubi employs or attempt to access any feature or area of The Services that you are not authorized to access.
- develop or use any third-party applications that interact with The Services without Rubi’ prior written consent, including any scripts designed to scrape or extract data from The Services.
- use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; or
- use The Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or engage in, encourage or promote any activity that violates this Agreement.
FEES AND PAYMENTS.
We will charge You fees for any and all rides and other services completed by Driver. Fees may vary based upon any particular ride in question and may include tolls, surcharges, wait fees, and other fees. You may be provided a cost estimate for a ride through the Rubi software platform prior to confirmation of a reservation. Actual fees charged may vary from this estimate based on (a) the amount of time it takes to perform The Services (e.g., including Driver’s waiting time if Rider or other passengers delay pick-up or departure time, or due to traffic delays), (b) the distance travelled during Rider’s ride (e.g., if a detour is required to avoid adverse road conditions), and (c) the amount of any tolls, surcharges, and other fees which You are responsible for paying. Fees may also vary if You change the pick-up time after confirming the applicable reservation, or if Rider or other passengers are late for the scheduled pick-up time. Fees may also include other applicable fees, tolls, and/or surcharges including booking fees, tolls, airport surcharges or other fees for split payments.
rubiRides may from time to time either enable or require You to pay in advance for The Services.
Fees are due immediately and payment will be facilitated using the Payment Method designated in Your account.
All fees and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable except as expressly provided herein or within rubiRides’ software platform.
rubiRides reserves the right to establish, remove and revise fees for The Services, including on behalf of Driver, at any time in rubiRides’ sole discretion. Further, fees applicable in certain geographical areas may increase substantially during times of high demand. rubiRides may from time to time provide certain customers with promotional offers and discounts that may result in different amounts charged for the same or similar services obtained through using The Services, and You agree that such promotional offers and discounts will have no bearing on Your nor Rider’s access to The Services or for the fees applied therefor. You may elect to cancel any request at any time prior to Driver’s arrival, in which case You may be charged a cancellation fee.
You are responsible for the costs or repair to damage to, or necessary cleaning of, Driver’s Vehicle and other property resulting from use of The Services beyond normal “wear and tear.” In the event that Driver reports the need for repair or cleaning, rubiRides reserves the right to facilitate payment for the reasonable cost of such repair or cleaning on behalf of Driver using the Payment Method.
- Confidential Information.
- The parties agree that rubiRides is engaged in a business with certain unique techniques and assets, including but not limited to the following: customer and client lists; computer programs and software relating to rubiRides’ services; rubiRides’ rates; the names, addresses and other records of individual accounts, including the names and addresses of minors; payment and financial records for all accounts; customer claims and request information ("Confidential Information"). Except as otherwise provided herein, all Confidential Information is the sole and exclusive property of Rubi at all times including during the term of this Agreement and all times thereafter. At no time shall User have any right, title or interest in any of rubiRides’ Confidential Information, nor authority to disclose any of same. This Section shall survive termination of this Agreement.
- rubiRides shall take all reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality of sensitive personal information related to User and Driver. However, rubiRides shall comply with all provisions of law and regulations, including but not limited to MD Code, Public Utilities, § 10-406, Imposition of assessments, and similar provisions under other states’ laws, which may require certain reports and disclosures to regulatory bodies from time to time.
- User Content. To the extent that rubiRides’ digital platform enables User to post photos, reviews, and other content from time to time (“User Content”), User retains all rights in and to that User Content. User grants rubiRides a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, and sub-licensable license to reproduce, distribute, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, publicly perform, publicly display and otherwise use the User Content, and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with the User Content, in any media or media in connection with The Services without compensation to User. If User posts or otherwise share reviews on or through third-party social media sites or other content that is intended to be shared, such User Content and any associated information (such as usernames or profile photos for such third-party social media sites) may be visible to the public. User is solely responsible for any User Content posted.
- The Services and the text, graphics, images, photographs, videos, illustrations, trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, slogans and other content contained therein (collectively, the “rubiRides Content”) are owned by or licensed to rubiRides and are protected under both United States and foreign laws. Except as explicitly stated in this Agreement, rubiRides and its licensors reserve all rights in and to The Services and the rubiRides Content.
- License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, rubiRides hereby grants User a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, revocable license during the term of this Agreement to use rubiRides Content solely for personal use. All rights not expressly conveyed herein are reserved by rubiRides. Specifically but not exclusively, User does not have any right to (a) sell, resell or commercially use The Services or rubiRides Content; (b) copy, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform or publicly display rubiRides Content, except as expressly permitted; (c) modify the rubiRides Content, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative uses of The Services or rubiRides Content; or (d) use The Services or rubiRides Content other than for their intended purposes. Any use of The Services or rubiRides Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without Rubi’ prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein.
The violation or breach of any term hereof by User shall constitute grounds for immediate termination of this Agreement without further cause. In the event of a breach or threatened breach of any portion of this Agreement by User, rubiRides: may institute an action against User to obtain an injunction to restrain the breach of this Agreement by User; may institute any action against User to recover any damages sustained by rubiRides proximately caused by User’s breach hereof; and may exercise any and all other remedies available to rubiRides, legal, equitable or otherwise, resulting from User’s breach. No remedy conferred by any under this Agreement, including this paragraph, is intended to be exclusive of any other remedy at law or in equity, and each and every remedy shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or otherwise. The election of any one or more remedies by rubiRides shall not constitute a waiver of the right to pursue other available remedies.
This Agreement shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of the respective parties hereto, and each of their respective personal representatives, successors and assigns.
As used herein, the masculine reference shall apply equally to the feminine gender, and the feminine reference shall apply equally to the masculine gender.
The parties agree that this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland.
If any term, covenant or condition of this Agreement or the application of such term, covenant or condition to person or circumstances shall, for any reason and to any extent, be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement and the application of such terms, covenants and conditions shall not be affected thereby, but rather shall be enforced the greatest extent permitted by law. Should any provision of this Agreement and/or its terms, covenants and conditions be illegal or not enforceable under the laws of the State, it or they shall be considered severable, and the Agreement and its terms, covenants and conditions shall remain in force and be finding upon the parties as though the said term, covenant or condition had never been included.
The waiver by either party hereto of a breach of any provision of this Agreement shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach by either party.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations, and agreements between the parties.
Driver Supplemental Terms. By using the rubiRides Platform to provide Services as a Driver, you acknowledge, represent, warrant, and agree that:
You are an independent provider of transportation services. You use the rubiRides Platform in order to advertise and connect with other Users who wish to arrange for your Services, and you provide Services to other Users of the Platform solely on behalf of yourself and your own independently established business, not on behalf of rubiRides. The relationship between you and rubiRides under these Terms is solely that of independent contracting parties. You and Rubi expressly agree that (i) this is not an employment agreement and does not create an employment relationship between you and rubiRides, and (ii) no joint venture, franchisor- franchisee, partnership, or agency relationship is intended or created by these Terms. You have no authority to bind rubiRides, and you undertake not to hold yourself out as an employee, agent or authorized representative of rubiRides.
rubiRides does not, and shall not be deemed to, direct or control you generally or in your performance under these Terms specifically, including in connection with your provision of Services, your acts or omissions, or your operation and maintenance of your vehicle. You retain the sole right to determine when, where, and for how long you will utilize the rubiRides Platform. You retain the option to accept or to decline or ignore an Organizer’s request for Services via the rubiRides Platform, or to cancel an accepted request for Services via the rubiRides Platform, subject to rubiRides’s then-current cancellation policies. You determine the rate for your Services when using the rubiRides Platform by deciding when and how often to accept ride requests and which ride requests to accept.
With the exception of any signage required by law or permit/license rules or requirements, rubiRides does not require you to: (i) display rubiRides’s names, logos or colors on your vehicle(s); or, (ii) wear a uniform or any other clothing displaying rubiRides’s names, logos or colors. You acknowledge and agree that you have complete discretion to provide Services or otherwise engage in other business or employment activities.
You have a valid driver’s license and all other required licenses, certifications, permits, approvals and authority to provide independent transportation and caregiving services to third parties in all jurisdictions in which you operate as a Driver using the rubiRides Platform. You must provide written copies of all required licenses, permits and other documentation necessary to establish your ability to operate as a Driver.
You have and can provide of proof of valid liability insurance consistent with all applicable legal requirements that names or schedules you for the operation of the vehicle you use to provide Services.
You own, or have the legal right to operate, the vehicle you use when providing Services, and such vehicle is in good operating condition and meets industry and all applicable statutory and state department of motor vehicle requirements for a vehicle of its kind.
You will only provide Services using the vehicle that has been reported to and approved by rubiRides. You agree to update your account to reflect any change to your vehicle information and provide all requisite information for vehicle approval in advance of using the vehicle to provide Services.
You will not attempt to defraud rubiRides, Users, or any other third party on the rubiRides Platform or in connection with your provision of Services. If we suspect that you have engaged in fraudulent activity, we may deactivate your account and/or withhold applicable payments for the ride(s) in question.
You agree that we may obtain information about your background on a continuous and ongoing basis, including criminal history and driving records, and you agree to provide any further necessary authorizations to facilitate our access to such records during the term of these Terms, consistent with applicable law or regulations. You agree to immediately self-report any arrest, conviction, or driving infraction.
By accepting a ride request, you are entering into an agreement with the Organizer to transport the Rider to a predetermined drop off location. You must transport a Rider directly to the predetermined drop-off location selected by the Organizer.
You must be able to provide satisfactory verification of your identity to the Organizer or Enterprise Customer as the Driver that was matched with the Rider. Unless required by law, regulation, or ordinance, you are not required to wear a rubiRides t-shirt or other rubiRides-branded apparel. Nothing in these Terms shall limit your right to display your own business name, logo or colors on your vehicle or your apparel. You may not misrepresent to the public that you are using the rubiRides Platform to provide Services if you are not actually using the Platform at the time the Services are provided.
You must be able to communicate with rubiRides, including its representatives and agents, and Organizers and Rider to whom you provide Services.
You must comply with all state and federal laws, local ordinances and regulations that apply to the operation of a motor vehicle in the jurisdiction in which you provide Services. You will not engage in reckless behavior while driving, drive unsafely, operate a vehicle that is unsafe to drive, permit an unauthorized third party to accompany you in the vehicle while providing Services, provide Services as a Driver while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, engage in illegal use of a mobile device, or take action that harms or threatens the safety of the Rider, rubiRides community, or third-parties. More information regarding restricted activity can be found in the Zero Tolerance Policy.
You acknowledge and agree to abide by any applicable drug and alcohol testing policies. By agreeing to the Terms, you further acknowledge that you have received, reviewed, and agree to rubiRides’s drug and alcohol testing policies, and voluntarily consent to the testing described therein.
You must have a current and working cell phone registered on your rubiRides account at all times.
During a ride, you must not interfere with the operation of the Application or disable the collection of location-based information from your mobile device.
You will make reasonable accommodation for Riders and/or for service animals, as required by law.
You are responsible for maintaining any business licenses or certifications required by law, ordinance, or regulation
By using the Platform to provide Services, you consent to and hereby authorizes rubiRides (directly or through a service provider) to collect, use, store, and share certain driving and other location-based data while the Application is open or being used as set forth in the Terms.
You will pay all applicable federal, state and local taxes based on your provision of Services and any payments received by you.
Driver Payment Terms
If you are a Driver, you will receive payments from Organizers for your Services subject to the pricing and payment terms. rubiRides will collect payments owed to you by Organizers and other third parties as your limited collection agent and you agree that receipt of such payments by Rubi satisfies the payer’s obligation to you. rubiRides reserves the right to adjust or withhold all or a portion of any Charges, including Ride Fees, or other payment owed to you (except tips) to satisfy any fees or other charges associated with your use of the rubiRides Platform.
Any modifications hereto shall be invalid unless in writing and duly signed by each of the parties hereto.
User represents and warrants as follows: that User is free to enter into this Agreement and to perform each of the terms and covenants of it; and, that User is not restricted or prohibited, contractual or otherwise, from entering into and performing this Agreement; and, that User’s execution and performance of this Agreement is not a violation or breach of any other agreement between User and any other person or entity.
The headings used herein are for convenience purposes only and are not to be construed to limit the meanings of any such provisions.