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Mears Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement

Mears Privacy Policy
Posting Date: January 31, 2019
Effective Date: March 3, 2019

Mears Destination Services, Inc.; Mears Global Chauffeured Services, LLC; City Cab Company of Orlando, LLC.; Yellow Cab Company of Orlando, LLC collectively d/b/a Mears Transportation Group.; and other members or affiliates of the Mears Transportation Group ( “Mears”) are committed to respecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes the information collected on our websites (which include, but are not limited to, mears.com, mearstransportation.com, mearsglobal.com, and mearstaxi.com) and any current or future mobile application (collectively, the “Platform”) and how it is used and protected. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Platform. By using the Platform or by providing your information to us, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (http://www.mearstransportation.com/terms/) and any written agreement(s) executed and in effect in connection with any of our products or services.

By using the Platform or by providing your information to us, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (http://www.mearstransportation.com/terms/) and any written agreement(s) executed and in effect in connection with any of our products or services.

1.What Information is Collected by Mears or its Service Providers and When

The information we receive and how we use it depends on what you do when visiting the Platform. The Platform and related services may require registration for access. As part of registration and related services, we ask you to provide us certain information about you. You may provide us and our service providers personal information using the Platform in a number of ways, for example by entering that information into data fields on the Platform (e.g., by registering for an account or making a reservation) or in communications with us using the contact information at the end of this Privacy Policy or in the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (http://www.mearstransportation.com/terms/). Personal information includes data that specifically identifies you, such as your name, email address, address, telephone number, and payment information. Public information is that information that you make publicly available through your account or by posting or otherwise communicating via the Platform.

We may receive personal information from other sources. For example, if you connect your social media account(s) to your account, the social media site may share information with us about your use of their services, including information about your profile, contacts, and viewed or liked content. We encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies for your social media accounts. We shall have no responsibility for the data collection and use practices of those social media sites.

If you use the Platform to make a payment, we collect information about the transaction. This includes the date of the transaction, payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing and contact details.

Mears and its service providers also collect certain non-personal information, data that does not identify you as an individual person. This information tells us about how people use the Platform so that we can analyze its effectiveness and provide you with a better web experience. We collect and use this information through a variety of technologies, including “cookies” and analysis applications, as discussed below.

(a)Server Information

Like every website, Mears’ servers automatically and temporarily store the following information in the server log files. This information is provided by your browser, unless you have deactivated the function.

The server log files are not analyzed with respect to individuals. At no time can this data be attributed to specific individuals.

(b)Site Visit Tracking Technologies

As is standard practice on many websites, the Platform may use “cookies” and other technologies to help Mears understand which parts of the Platform are the most popular and the preferences of Mears users. Mears may also use cookies and other technologies to study traffic patterns on the Platform, to improve its functionality and usability as well as to improve the effectiveness of Mears’ communications with its users. Mears may also use cookies to customize your experience and provide greater convenience to you during your interactions with the Platform.

A cookie is a unique alphanumeric identifier that websites use to help identify the number of unique visitors to a website, whether or not those visitors are repeat visitors, and the source of the visits. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver a virus and thus pose no threat to you. Servers and sites other than the one placing the cookie on your hard drive cannot read the cookie, and no personal information can be gathered by other servers from the cookie. If you prefer not to enable cookies or to disable them, you may do so through your web browser’s security settings. Please note that certain features of the Platform may not be available once cookies have been disabled.

Like most websites, the Platform gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, operating system, internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, date/time stamp of access, and clickstream data, and information about the content you view on the Platform. When you visit the Platform, the servers automatically log your IP address, the time and duration of your visit, and the time and duration spent on the pages of the Platform which you view. If you arrive at the Platform by clicking a paid advertisement or a link in a communication, then the server will capture information that tracks your visit from that link. If you arrive at the Platform by clicking on a non-paid source, such as a search engine result or link on another website, the server may capture information that tracks your visit from that source, to the extent available.

Some of Mears’ communications to you may contain a “click-through URL” which links to content on the Platform. When you click one of these URLs, it passes information through the Mears web server before you arrive at the destination web page. Mears tracks this click-through data to help determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications. If you prefer not to be tracked, simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in e-mails you receive from Mears.

Certain features of the Platform may use local stored objects (“Flash cookies”) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.

Mears additionally may use web beacons or pixel tags, which are tiny invisible graphic images, in the Platform. Web beacons and pixel tags may be used by Mears to count users who have visited its webpages and for related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

(c)Smart Phones

If you use a smart phone to access the Platform, we may be provided with and collect device-specific information, including your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, phone number, and mobile network information. We may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your account information.

(d)Third-Party Analytics

We may use third-party service providers (e.g., search engines) to collect and analyze information about use of the Platform. These service providers may utilize cookies and related technologies to collect personal information.

2.Use of Information

Mears and its service providers may use your personal information to provide our services and to contact you in response to inquiries you submit. Mears and its service providers may use your information to manage our contractual relationship with you, because we have a legitimate interest to do so, and/or to comply with a legal obligation:

On other occasions where we ask you for consent, we will use the information for the purposes which we explain at that time. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time; however, we may have other legal grounds for processing your information, including those identified above.

3.When Mears Discloses Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction. This data cannot be attributed to any specific individual. Mears may disclose aggregated user data in order to describe our services to current and prospective affiliates, and to other third parties for lawful purposes.

Mears and its service providers may transfer information between them for business purposes. For example, Mears’ service providers may handle technical support, payment processing, marketing, advertising delivery and tracking, or information analysis. We furnish our service providers the information they need to perform these and other services, and we work with our service providers to respect and protect your information. We may also provide your information to our affiliates. The entities with which we share information may be located in the United States or other countries.

In the event that Mears or some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, or to the extent we engage in business negotiations with our business partners, the information collected on the Platform may be transferred or shared with third parties as part of that transaction or negotiation. We may also provide information or provide access to information to any of our affiliated businesses or to our business partners.

On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information without your consent and without notice to you as required to comply with laws and regulations, or to comply with court orders, subpoenas, or lawful discovery requests. Information collected from you may also be used to investigate security breaches or otherwise cooperate with authorities. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation.

We may disclose information about you without your consent and without notice to you as required to enforce or apply the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (http://www.mearstransportation.com/terms/), or other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.

4.How Mears Protects Your Personal Information

Mears has implemented reasonable physical, technical, and organizational safeguards to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, acquisition, or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Although we strive to keep your personal information secure, no safeguards can be guaranteed to be completely secure, so you should exercise caution when transferring personal and other sensitive information over the Internet. Please advise us immediately at the address listed below of any incident involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information that is in our custody or control.

5.Third-Party Sites

The Platform may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you will leave the Platform and will be subject to the policies and privacy practices of the other site, which may differ significantly. You should review the policies of other sites you visit. Mears is not responsible for the content, technology, security, or practices of linked sites operated by others, or for your use of linked sites.

6.Children’s Privacy

The Platform is not aimed at or intended for children. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen through the Platform. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have inadvertently collected personal information relating to a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete that information from our records. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under the age of thirteen, please contact us at webmaster@mears.com.

7.Applicable Law

We recognize that the Platform may be accessed from anywhere in the world, and that the laws of the jurisdictions in which some users are located may differ substantially from those of the United States and the State of Florida. You should be aware that data related to the Platform is hosted, processed, and handled in the United States. Because we cannot practicably prevent users in different jurisdictions from accessing the Platform, you are responsible for knowing and complying with the laws of your jurisdiction. If such laws conflict with your use of the Platform or any of its content or functionality, the Platform is not intended for you, and we ask you not to use it or submit any information through it.

We comply with all applicable laws of the United States. In the event of a conflict between United States legal requirements and the legal requirements of other jurisdictions, we will defer to United States legal requirements.

8.Do Not Track

“Do Not Track” is a privacy setting that you may set in your web browsers. If turned on, this setting requests that websites not track information about users. At this time, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings or signals.

9.Data Retention

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide services to you and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other necessary purposes such as complying with our legal obligations and enforcing our agreements. Retention periods vary depending on the type of information and how it is used. The criteria we use to determine the appropriate retention periods include:

When we no longer need to use or retain your personal information, we will automatically remove it from our systems, subject to complying with our legal obligations.

10.Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Information

You have choices about the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information, including:

For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions that occurred prior your request. We will also retain your personal information if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, and enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (http://www.mearstransportation.com/terms/). To learn more about how to make these requests, please contact us at webmaster@mears.com.

12.Cross-Border Transfers

We may transfer your personal information to other countries in compliance with applicable laws. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those countries may have access to your personal information.

13.Updates to this Privacy Policy

Mears may update this Privacy Policy and the Platform to reflect material changes in how we collect, use, share, or store your information, to satisfy legal requirements, or for other business purposes. You should review this Privacy Policy when you visit the Platform to understand our current practices. The date at the top of the page shows when this Privacy Policy was last updated.

We encourage you to refer to this Privacy Policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current practices. You consent to any changes we make to this Privacy Policy if you continue to use the Platform after receiving a notice of the change or upon our posting of the new Privacy Policy on the Platform.

14.Interpretation of this Privacy Policy

Any interpretation associated with this Privacy Policy will be made by Mears’ legal counsel. This Privacy Policy includes examples but is not intended to be restricted in its application to such examples, therefore where the word “including” is used, it means “including without limitation.”

This Privacy Policy does not create or confer upon any individual any rights, or impose upon Mears any rights or obligations outside of, or in addition to, any rights or obligations imposed by applicable country, state, and other privacy laws, as applicable. Should there be, in a specific case, any inconsistency between this Privacy Policy and applicable privacy laws, this Privacy Policy shall be interpreted in that case to give effect to, and comply with, such privacy laws.

15.Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or the Platform, please contact us using the information below.

Mears Transportation Group
324 West Gore Street
Orlando, FL 32806

webmaster@mears.com