By using the Carpooling Website (“Site”) provided by the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT), you confirm that you understand and agree to the following terms of use regarding the website:

1. Collection of Information

To use certain portions of this Site you may be required to provide personal information such as the name, address, gender, etc. All requested information is essential to use the services and must be complete and accurate.

DoT web server automatically collects your IP address when you visit our Site (your IP address is your computer’s unique address that lets other computers attached to the Internet know where to send data, but does not identify you individually). We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to compile statistics on Site usage, and we undertake not to share your IP address with any party, other than the technical team of the DoT.

2. Protection of Personal Information

The DoT undertakes to provide sufficient protection for the information you provide to us. We employ electronic, material and legal protection measures to maintain your confidential information. Additionally we encrypt information classified as sensitive or data that have to be kept confidential according to statutory requirements.

Your personal information is only made available to the DoT employees and contracted consultants who have a need to know it in order to operate and maintain the Site and facilitate the operation of carpooling services. It will not be available to any other third party or for public inspection without your consent.

3. Right to Review and Amend Personal Information

Any user supplying us with personal information is entitled to review or amend the information at any time.

4. Registration

You will be required to register on the Site in order to participate in carpooling services. Registration must be conducted personally by the individual seeking to be a registered member. It is not allowed for anyone to register another person, or to register under the name of another person, except for an authorized legal representative of the person being registered.

5. Cookies

In order to provide a better quality service and a more dynamic website, some parts of this Site might use “cookies” as part of interaction with your browser. (A cookie is a small text file sent to your computer’s hard disk to enable our website to recognize your computer.) The cookies will not attempt to read any information contained in your computer’s hard drive. We do not collect and match data from cookies with any personal information.

6. Applicable Laws

You understand that use of this Site is subject to the laws of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the laws of the United Arab Emirates, and the international conventions to which the UAE is party. You agree to access and use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations pertaining to your use of the Site.

7. Acceptable Conduct

You agree that you will not:

  1. Use the Site to commit a crime or encourage others to engage in any conduct which would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;
  2. Post or transmit any discriminatory, libelous, harassing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise unlawful content against any party;
  3. Use the Site to impersonate other parties or entities;
  4. Use the Site to upload any content that contains a software virus, “Trojan Horse” or any other computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of the Site or the hardware or software of any other person who accesses the Site;
  5. Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual relationship;
  6. Alter or delete any content posted on the Site except that content which you posted;
  7. Disrupt the normal flow of communication in any way;
  8. Claim a relationship with or represent any business, association, or other organization with which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship or represent;
  9. Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation;
  10. Post any material that infringes upon or violates the rights of another; or
  11. Collect or store personal information about others.

8. Content

DoT reserves the right to monitor any content that you provide on the Site, but shall not be obligated to do so. The DoT may delete, move, or edit any postings that violate these terms of use.

You understand that you are not entitled to use the logo of the DoT or the contents of the Site, which are subject to intellectual property rights applicable in the UAE, without proper consent from the DoT.

9. Termination of Use

DoT may terminate or suspend your access to or use of this Site without prior notice if you violate these terms of use or for any conduct which DoT, in its sole discretion, believes may cause harm to the DoT, Abu Dhabi Government or any other party. In case of possible breaches of law, the DoT may take appropriate legal action.

10. Other Websites

These terms of use, including the provisions regarding protection of personal information, apply only to the DoT Carpooling Website. In the event of shifting to another website through a link provided on this Site, you should read the Privacy Policy of the linked website so as to be aware of the applicable practices for using the linked website. DoT does not accept responsibility or liability for any harm or loss incurred as a result of using another website.

11. Amendment

DoT may amend these terms of use and a notice to this effect will be displayed on this Site. You must agree to any amendments before you may continue using the Site.

12. Disclaimer of Warranty

You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Site, or any material available through this Site, is at your own risk. Neither DoT nor its employees warrant that the Site will be uninterrupted, problem-free, free of omissions, or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site. The content and function of the Site are provided to you “as is,” without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.

13. Limitation of Liability

In no event will DoT be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any other damages.