Wyth was created to provide a closed loop system for carpooling and rideshare services to members of an educational institution, including students and staff. Wyth strives to provide all users with a sense of community, to promote sustainability and safety, while providing users with the opportunity to supplement their income. To promote Wyth’s priorities of safety and community, Wyth asks all users to follow these guidelines to create an environment where all will feel safe and respected. We thank you for your assistance in acting in a manner consistent with these guidelines so that all users will have a positive experience through the Wyth platform.
User accounts. All users can help to create a safe environment for any rideshare or carpool experience. Each user has their own unique account tied to their active .edu email address. Users are asked to maintain the security of their personalized account by only using their account information for their own personal use. Users should never share their account information with any other individual. All users are required to report to Wyth any changes in their active enrollment or employment status with their university. Any failure to comply with this reporting requirement may result in suspension or termination from the Wyth platform.
Driver screenings. Where required by law, Wyth rideshare and carpool drivers are screened prior to providing driving services through the Wyth platform as follows.
Seat belts. All users within the vehicle must have their own seat belt, and all users are expected to wear their seatbelts at all times during the trip. Seat belts are effective in protecting occupants of the vehicle from injury and can save lives in the event of a serious accident. Rides are encouraged to decline a ride if they do not have a working seatbelt, and drivers may only accept a rider if there is a working seat belt for that rider.
Follow the law and obey the rules of the road. All users should know the rules of the road and are expected to follow the law. Drivers should exercise ordinary care while operating their vehicle, for the safety of themselves, any riders, all other users of the roads, and the general public. Beyond the rules of the road, all users are similarly expected to know applicable laws and to abide by them. No user may use the Wyth platform to commit a crime, including but not limited to transporting drugs or other contraband, money laundering, committing drug or human trafficking, or sexually exploiting children. Any user intending or committing an act in violation of any law is strictly prohibited.
Drugs and alcohol. Drug use and open containers of alcohol are never permitted during any ridesharing or carpool trip arranged through the Wyth application. If you are a rider on a rideshare trip or a carpool trip, and you have reason to believe your driver is impaired or under the influence of either drugs or alcohol, request that the driver end the trip immediately. Then exit the vehicle and call 911. Wyth asks that you also report this event to Customer Service.
Firearms ban. Users on the Wyth platform are prohibited from carrying firearms in any vehicle providing either rideshare or carpool services arranged through the Wyth platform.
Non-discrimination. All Wyth users should feel safe and respected. Wyth does not permit any discriminatory conduct of behavior. Users are not permitted to discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Users cannot refuse to provide services based on any listed characteristics. Any violation of this provision may result in user suspension or removal from access to the Wyth platform.
Threatening Conduct. Aggressive, confrontational, or harassing behavior is not allowed. Users should not use language, gestures, or act in any manner that is disrespectful, threatening, or inappropriate. Drivers may refuse service if there is a reasonable question as to the personal safety of the driver or other passengers.
Dashcams and Other Recording Devices. Where permitted by law, drivers may use dashcams and other recording devices during rides. The footage from these devices may be shared with Wyth, law enforcement, and insurance companies in the event of an incident. Drivers must follow all applicable laws with respect to their use of dashcams and recording devices, including, but not limited to, obtaining prior rider consent (when dual consent is required) and posting signage making the presence of such devices known. All users are encouraged to consult local laws to ensure their understanding of their rights and obligations.
Any user who broadcasts or redistributes another person’s image or recording in a public forum (including social media) without the person’s prior consent is in violation of the Community User Guidelines. Users found to be in violation of this policy may have their access to the Wyth platform suspended or terminated.
Last Updated: 12/31/21