Goveho Safety Waiver

While Carpooling is a great option and can save time and money, it can also present some potentially serious hazards. merely provides the names of potential carpoolers and a means for contacting them. We do NOT vouch for any driver, nor do we advocate that anyone is safe, licensed, or insured. The user is solely responsible for his or her own safety and protection from the potential dangers of carpooling.

The following list of suggestions for a safe and successful carpooling experience is not comprehensive and is provided to help you ensure that your carpooling experience is enjoyable and secure. We strongly suggest you follow these suggestions and use common sense to protect yourself.

General Considerations

  • Meet people in a public place first and feel comfortable and safe
  • Make sure someone you know is aware of who you are carpooling with and when
  • Remember to keep your family and friends posted
  • Make sure the driver is licensed and insured, and that their insurance is adequate to cover personal injury
  • If you are the driver, make sure your insurance policy is adequate to cover personal injuries to passengers and that your policy allows for passengers
  • Always wear your seatbelt
  • Always follow the traffic laws
  • Keep a cell phone with you
  • Get to know the other person online before meeting them offline. If you would like more information about someone, we recommend using the internet and government resources available to everyone. Remember, it is not a good idea to get into a personal vehicle with someone you've never met
  • There is no substitute for acting with caution when communicating with any stranger who wants to share a ride with you. You are in control of your carpooling experience at all times - remain anonymous until you feel ready. Remember to always trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe or threatened, cease communication and report any misbehavior immediately
  • Stay sober!
  • Do not do anything that would impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret
  • "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

Fraud Considerations

  • NEVER share your personal or financial information with people you don't know. Make sure to follow these guidelines at all times when meeting new people online
  • Don't ever send money to someone you meet online, especially by wire transfer. Keep in mind that wiring money is like sending cash: the sender has no protections against loss. Scammers often insist that people wire money, especially overseas, because it's nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace the money. Don't wire money to strangers or to someone who claims to be in an emergency (and wants to keep the request a secret)
  • Don't give out your credit card number or bank info
  • Don't share your personal info, such as SSN, address, phone, etc. provides you with a sufficient means of communicating, and you can always use email
  • Be wary of anyone who make an inordinate amount of grammar and/or spelling errors, claims to be from U.S. but currently travelling, living or working abroad, and/or asks you for money
  • Guard your identity. Don.t share your real name, personal phone numbers, email address, home address, place of work or any other identifying information while IMing or emailing until you have established a reasonable level of trust with the other party. Do not post personal contact information in your profile or username

Please report any suspicious activity or behavior to us immediately. It's better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to safety.

Protect your online access information.

Use caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. If you share your computer with others, consider disabling your auto-sign in feature if you have linked an auto log-in program or feature to your account.

Take advantage of the member-to-member technology utilized on that protects your identity until YOU choose to reveal it. This technology works on all email and IM which allows you to talk on the phone with someone without revealing your phone number.

Block abusive users

Block any member who behaves or treats you in an abusive way and report the behavior to immediately. Stop communicating immediately with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information. You can block and report concerns or terms of use violations from any profile page, from your email or IM window. Your involvement will help keep the community fun and enjoyable.