How we use rider location information (Android)
You’ll see a request prompted by your device for permission to share your location information when you sign up for Uber, which includes location data collected via bluetooth and nearby Wi-Fi signals. As a default, for the best service available the app asks you to turn on location services “Allow only while using the app.” We use location data to find drivers that are near you and help them navigate to your pickup spot. We also use it to display trip history in your receipts, to understand and resolve support tickets, to troubleshoot and solve software bugs.
If you’re using an Android device, you have 3 location settings to choose from:
Allow all the time: We may collect location information at any time, even when you’re not actively using the MiTaxi app. If a service needs “Allow all the time” we’ll ask for your permission when you enable the service.
Allow only while using the app: We may collect location information when the app is visible on your screen or when you have requested a ride and during your trip. You’ll get a persistent notification in your Android notification panel if location data is being collected in the background when you are in the “While using the app” setting.
Deny: This option disables location services for the Mississauga Taxi app. You can still use the app, but you’ll need to enter your pickup and dropoff locations manually. Location information will be collected from the driver during your trip and linked to your account, even if you have disabled location services for your app.
You can always manage your location settings in your device’s location preferences.
Collection of Personal Information
The Personal Information we gather from you helps us learn about our customers and potential customers. We use this information to better tailor the features, performance and support of our solutions, products and services, and to contact you (or have others contact you) from time to time with information and offers about our or a third party’s products and services.
Personal Information You Provide to Us
We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily. The Personal Information we collect includes, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, web address, telephone number, e-mail address, and information contained in any e-mail or other communication you send to us or information you give to us in any other way.
Personal Information Collected via Technology
Use and Disclosure of Information
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used either to set up solutions or purchase products and/or services, respond to requests that you make, to process transactions, to facilitate your request for a quote from a third party service provider or to aid us in serving you better. We may share your Personal Information with other businesses to offer you products, services, and promotions. In addition, we may share your Personal Information with other businesses that may contact you regarding requests for service. We may also use your Personal Information to provide you with electronic newsletters or promotional e-mails as well as information and offers about our products and services. We may also use third-party advertising partners and its service providers in order to deliver to you banner advertisements and other advertising tailored to your interests when you visit certain websites.
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Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
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We use reasonable measures to maintain the security of your Personal Information. Even so, technical mistakes are possible. However, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.