Terms and conditions--Please read carefully

Before proceeding to the University of Ottawa’s Carpool Ridematching Website, please read the terms of this release form and click if you accept or decline the terms as outlined below.


IMPORTANT!  Your use of this website is subject to your agreement on the terms and conditions below.


Terms and conditions

www.uOttawaCarpool.ca is a University of Ottawa’s carpool system designed to help students, staff and faculty find suitable carpool partners. This state–of-the-art system is designed by RideShark Corporation. It matches people based on origin and destination points, on similar working hours and on compatible carpooling preferences.

This carpooling Web site is provided FREE of charge and solely to help students, staff and faculty members of the University of Ottawa identify potential carpool partners. The University of Ottawa does not assess the suitability of individuals, nor that of their vehicles, nor their drivers license or insurance status of anyone in the carpooling program.

Note that this site is for the exclusive use of University of Ottawa students and employees. To use this Web site, you need a valid uOttawa.ca e-mail account.

In exchange for using the ridematching website you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed below:

  1. You acknowledge that the University of Ottawa does not conduct background checks or otherwise evaluate the suitability of the users of this Web site. Participants are themselves responsible for determining if it is appropriate or not to meet or share personal information with potential carpool partners.
  2. You freely accept and fully assume all risks, dangers and hazards involved in this process, and the possibility of personal and bodily injury, death, property damage, or loss that these risks, dangers and hazards might cause.
  3. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Ottawa from any and all liability linked to personal and bodily injury, death, property damage or loss, and from resulting claims or actions arising from your participation in or involvement with this websites activity.
  4. You acknowledge that specific federal and provincial statutes (such as the Highway Traffic Act, the Commuter Services Act, the Public Vehicles Act, and the Insurance Act) contain legal obligations for carpooling. You therefore agree that it is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with the legal requirements of carpooling partnerships. You also acknowledge that you are responsible for contacting your vehicle insurer to make sure you have enough coverage to protect yourself and your carpool passengers.
  5. For users to be able to identify potential Carpool partners you need to provide your name and at least one contact means (phone or e-mail). The University of Ottawa does not sell or disclose your personal information obtained through these processes unless legally required to by law.
  6. You acknowledge that the University of Ottawa retains the right to contact you about the use of this Web site.
  7. You acknowledge that the University of Ottawa reserves the right to remove any profile suspected of or found using this Web site for purposes other than carpooling.