Privacy Policy

At Gbike USA, Inc. and our family of companies (collectively " Gbike ," " we ," " us ," or " our"), we are strongly committed to transparency, and we want you (" you" or " your") to understand how we collect, use, share and protect your information. This Privacy Notice (" Privacy Notice") describes how Gbike handles information in connection with Gbike's websites, Gbike-branded user-owned vehicles, Gbike-owned vehicles and related mobile applications and services (collectively, the " Services"), and when you otherwise interact with us (“Interactions”).

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. In the event of material changes we will i) inform you about these changes in advance and ii) inform you of your right to object to these changes

We collect information related to our Services and Interactions directly from users, automatically related to their use of the Services and our Interactions, as well as from third parties. We may combine the information we collect from these various sources.

Information You Provide to Us. We collect information directly from users including but not limited to the account registration, management, profile creation and modification; account access and use, as well as uploading content to the Services and other associated activities; vehicle use; access to and use of the Sites and apps; submission of payment information; event registration and attendance; participation in surveys, contests, sweepstakes and promotions sponsored by Gbike; signing up to receive alerts or other information via email, text or instant messages from Gbike; customer service, technical support, and related communications; participation in communities, commenting on blog entries, interacting with use on social media, and participation in other forums; and submission of an application or resume to work at Gbike.
The types of information we collect directly from you are: your name, e-mail address, phone number, postal address, other contact information, credit card and billing details, including billing address, communications preferences, payment and transaction history, where required your birthdate and driver’s license information or other identification card, and any other information you submit to the Services or otherwise provide to us. We also collect certain demographic data if you provide it to us including age, gender, preferred language, and current location.

Automatically Collected Information. We also collect information through automated and technical means as you browse our Sites, use our Apps, or otherwise use the Services; such as Device and Online Usage. We collect information about your computer, browser, mobile or other device that you use to access the Services. We may use cookies, pixels, log files and other similar technologies to collect such information, including IP address, device identifiers and other unique identifiers, browser type, browser language, operating system name, and version, device name and model, version, referring and exit pages, dates and times you access our Services, the length of time that you are logged into or using our Services, the links you click or features you use, software crash reports and session identification number. Please see the “Use of Cookies and Other Online Tracking Technologies” section below or our Cookie Notice for more information; and Location Info and Vehicle Usage. We automatically collect and store location information from your device and from any Vehicles you use. We collect and store the location information (e.g., city, state or zip code where available) associated with the IP address of the device you use to access the Services, as well as, with your permission, your mobile device’s location information using GPS or Bluetooth (you can change your location/Bluetooth settings for your mobile device; however, certain features may not be available through the App if you do so). We compile and analyze information derived from the use of our Services, such as aggregate usage patterns, user preferences, peak demand times, common routes and other information.

Information We Collect from Third Party Sources. In some cases, we collect user information from third parties. Third Party Platforms and Social Media Sites. When you interact with us or post content about us on third-party social media platforms – like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, YouTube or Pinterest – we may collect certain information about that interaction; the information that we may collect is based on your settings on, and the policies of, these social media platforms. We may also allow you to post certain information from these platforms to your Gbike profile, and permit you to login to the Services using your third-party social media account, in which case you will be asked to consent to our access and collection of certain information from your social media profile, subject to the policies of that platform.
Other Third-Party Sources. We also may collect information about you that we may receive from business partners, marketers, analysts and other sources to, enable us to verify and update information contained in our records and better customize the Services for you. We may also collect information from credit reporting agencies to determine your creditworthiness, credit score and credit usage, in compliance with and to the extent permitted by applicable laws.
Referrals. We may from time to time conduct a referral service so that you may introduce people you know to our Services, in accordance with applicable local laws. If you choose to use our referral service to tell someone about our Services, we will provide you with a template message and referral code to send to your friend. We will not collect the referral’s information unless he/she signs up to use the Services with the referral code.

We generally use the information we collect from and about you to provide and operate the Services, respond to user requests, for customer service and support, to protect our rights and those of others, to send marketing communications, to help us personalize user experiences and to improve the Services, as explained in more detail below.

Legal Bases for Processing Under EU Law. Where EU data protection law applies, we process your personal data as defined by applicable EU law under the following legal bases:
Our Contract with You. Our processing is necessary to perform our obligations under a contract with you or to perform steps requested by you prior to entering into a contract with you (e.g., to verify the information you have provided to us and provide the Services to you).
Our Legitimate Interests. Our processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, including to protect the security our Services; to protect the health and safety of others; to establish, protect and defend our legal rights and interests; to monitor and protect our Vehicles; to prevent fraud and verify identity and authorization of users; to personalize user experiences and content; to understand and analyze usage trends; and to improve the Services.
Legal Compliance. Where our processing is required to comply with applicable law (for example, to maintain your payment transaction history for tax reporting purposes).
Your Consent. When we have your consent as defined by applicable law.
In addition, we may process information to the extent necessary to protect the health, safety or vital interests of any person and to establish, protect and defend our legal rights. More detailed information is available upon request to our privacy team.

We disclose the information we collect, in the following ways:
• Affiliates and Subsidiaries. Amongst our affiliated and subsidiary companies in furtherance of the purposes set out in this Policy; their use of your information is subject to this Privacy Policy.
• Business Partners and Third Parties. Event Sponsors: We may share your information with business partners who jointly sponsor events with us, from time to time; where required by applicable law, we will obtain your prior consent. You may at any time withdraw your consent or tell us to stop sharing your personal information (as defined under applicable law) with business partners and third parties by following the opt-out process described in the “Your Choices” section below.
Platform Operators: If you use the Services through a third-party platform that manages its own fleet of Gbike vehicles, we will also share your information with the platform operator to assist in operating the Services.
Public Partners: Because our Services are sometimes offered through cities or other political/executive subdivisions, or require government or administrative permission to operate in certain locations, our business partners may include governmental authorities, local (regional, provincial, city level) administrations, local quasi-government entities like a city transit authority, local public transport operator and appointed data aggregator. We may share your information with these public partners as may be required to operate in a particular city or location or to help local authorities improve, inform, or manage city planning activities, public transportation services, traffic congestion, or our vehicles or Services (for example, for designating vehicle parking zones, issuing parking fines, or creating restricted areas where our vehicles may not go, like sidewalks) among other public interest purposes the public partner may determine. In some cases, sharing your information with our public partners may be required by a law or regulation.
• Third-Party Service Providers. We use a variety of third-party service providers that perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, billing and payment processing, push notifications, storage, bandwidth, content management tools, analytics, customer service, fraud protection, App features, vehicle location service providers, etc.
• General Business Operations. Where necessary to the administration of our general business, accounting, record keeping and legal functions, to our tax advisors, legal counsel and other professional services entities or agents.
• Legal Compliance and Protection of Rights. We may also use or disclose information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Services; (b) establish, protect and defend our rights or property, the Services or our users, including to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, Rental Agreement, other agreements or policies, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or users of the Services or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.
• Other Users. Certain features of our Services make it possible for you to share comments publicly with other users. Any information that you submit through such features is not confidential and may be accessed by others. For example, if you submit a product review on one of our Sites, we may display your review (along with the name provided, if any) on other Gbike Sites and on third-party websites. Moreover, if you provide a comment on our blog, other blog readers will be able to review your comments, and if you interact with us on our social media pages, your comments will be publicly available. So, please take care when using these features. If you’d like to request removal of information that we have posted about you, please contact us as set forth in the “Your Choices” section below.
• Aggregate/Anonymous Information. We may share aggregate/anonymous information about use of the Services with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual, such as by publishing a report on usage trends. The sharing of such data is unrestricted.
• Business Transfers. As we continue to develop our business, we may seek to buy, merge, or partner with other companies. In such transactions, (including in contemplation of such transactions) user information may be among the transferred assets. If a portion or all of our assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information would likely be one of the transferred business assets. If such transfer is subject to additional mandatory restrictions under applicable laws, we will comply with such restrictions.

To request more information about the companies to whom we have disclosed your information, please contact us as set out in the “Contact Information” section.

Like most Sites and Apps and online Services, we use “cookies,” web beacons (a/k/a pixel tags), analytics devices and similar technologies (some of which are operated by third parties) to record your preferences, gather information about the use of our Services, personalize content and ads and track information about the performance of our advertisements. We may also use these technologies to monitor traffic and make the Services easier and/or more relevant for your use. We may combine this information with other information we collect from you.

In order to display more relevant advertising on our Services, to manage our advertising on third-party sites, mobile apps and online services, and to measure and improve our ads and marketing efforts, we may work with Facebook, Google and other third-party ad companies, ad exchanges, channel partners, measurement services and ad networks. Please contact us for more information.
These third parties may use cookies, web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and your activities across other websites and online services, which they may associate with persistent identifiers. This information may be used to provide you with more relevant advertising or other targeted content on our Services and other websites or services, and to measure the performance of such advertising. Their activities and your choices regarding their use of your information to personalize ads to you are subject to and set out in their own policies.
You can also learn more about online advertising at and opt out of interest-based advertising from many participating ad companies at the ad industry websites below:



Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings. For more information about how to change these settings for Apple, Android or Windows devices, see:



Please note that opting-out of advertising network services does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using our Services or other services, nor will it prevent the receipt of interest-based advertising from third parties that do not participate in these programs.
Your browser or device may include “Do-Not-Track” settings or functionality. Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “Do-Not-Track” requests. Gbike’s information collection and disclosure practices, and the choices that we provide to customers, will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Policy, whether or not a Do-Not-Track signal is received. However, you may disable certain tracking on our Sites, as discussed in this section (e.g. by disabling cookies), and you may opt-out of certain third party ad networks as described below. For more information about Do-Not-Track signals, please contact us.

We take technical, physical and organizational security measures to protect your information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no means of electronic or physical storage, is absolutely secure. We encourage you to take steps to protect your information and prevent unauthorized access to your password or account by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords, or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

We retain your information a for as long as required to satisfy the purpose for which it is collected and used (for example, for the time necessary for us to provide you with customer service, answer queries or resolve technical problems), unless a longer period is necessary for our legal obligations or to establish, protect, or defend legal claims.

Gbike is a global company with affiliates, service providers and partners in multiple jurisdictions. As such, your information may be transferred, accessed, stored and otherwise processed by us and these third parties for the purposes described above, and subject to requests from law enforcement, in jurisdictions outside of your home jurisdiction, including the United States, Mexico and the European Economic Area and other jurisdictions in which we or our service providers operate. Some of these jurisdictions, including the United States, may not provide an equivalent level of data protection as your home jurisdiction. By providing us with your information, you acknowledge any such transfer, storage, or use. We will take steps to ensure that your information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it, including through appropriate written data processing terms and/or data transfer agreements.
Individuals in the EEA. If you are located in the European Economic Area, where your information is processed by members of our group or third-party service providers and processors in a jurisdiction that the European Commission has deemed to not provide an adequate level of data protection (a “third country”), we will take appropriate measures to ensure your information is subject to adequate safeguards, such as by signing relevant EU standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission (the form for these clauses can be found here) or another measure that has been approved by the European Commission as adducing adequate safeguards for the protection of information when transferred to a third country. If you are in the EEA, you have the right to obtain details about the mechanism under which your information is transferred to a third country. For more information about these transfer mechanisms, please contact us as set out in the “Contact Information” section below.

The Services contain links to third-party websites such as social media sites, and also contain third-party plug-ins and functionalities (such as the Facebook “like” button and Twitter “follow” button). If you choose to use these sites or features, you may disclose your information not just to those third parties, but also to their users and the public more generally depending on how their services function. We are not responsible for the content or practices of those websites or services. The collection, use, and disclosure of your information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third-party websites or services, and not this Privacy Policy. We urge you to read the privacy and security policies of these third parties.

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection and use practices, the features of our Services, or advances in technology. We will make the revised Privacy Policy accessible through the Services and updating the “Effective Date” for the Privacy Policy. If we make a material change to the Privacy Policy, you will be provided with appropriate notice in accordance with legal requirements. By continuing to use the Services, you are confirming that you have read and understood the latest version of this Privacy Policy.

If you would like to update your preferences on the types of communications you receive from us, or opt out of marketing communications from us, you may do so at any time by updating the communication preferences in your account profile. Please note that we may continue to send non-promotional communications such as important notices, payment confirmations and transaction-related emails and other information about your use of the Services. If you would like to opt-out of (i) marketing communications, or (ii) being included in any Custom Audience campaigns (see the “Online Advertising” section above for more information), you may also do so by emailing us your request at

Depending on your location, applicable local laws may provide you with the following rights with respect to your information to obtain access to and/or a copy of certain information we hold about you; to obtain, in certain circumstances, a copy of certain information we hold about you in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format, and to ask us to transfer this to a third party of your choice, where technically feasible; to request that we update your information we hold that is out of date or incorrect; to request that we delete certain information we hold about you; to request that we restrict the way we process and disclose certain of your information; to revoke your consent for the processing of your information, to the extent our processing of your information is not based on another legal basis; and to object to certain processing of your information as follows right to object to direct marketing: you may object to our processing of your information for direct-marketing purposes (including any direct marketing processing based on profiling). See “Your Choices” above for more info and right to object to processing (including profiling) based on legitimate interest grounds: in addition, where we are relying upon our legitimate interests to process information, you may object to that processing. If you object, we must stop that processing unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or we need to process the information for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. We will consider each case on an individual basis.
You may exercise your rights or make a request regarding your information held by us, request further information about your legal rights under applicable law, or submit a complaint about our privacy practices by contacting us at any time, either by email or telephone using the contact details set forth in the “Contact Information” section below, to which we will respond as promptly as possible. Your rights may be exercised through an agent such as a legal representative or an attorney-in-fact. Please note that, if you request access, correction, deletion, restriction, etc., of certain information we hold about you, we will first verify whether the person making the request is actually you (or an authorized agent). You may also access and modify much of the information that you have submitted by logging into your account and updating your profile. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified, or deleted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Sites or Apps for a period of time. In addition, we may retain certain information about you as required by law or as permitted by law for legitimate business purposes. For example, if you request that we delete your information but we believe that you have violated our Terms of Service, we may retain information about you in order to attempt to resolve the issue before deleting it. Moreover, you will not be permitted to examine the information of any other person or entity.
We will consider all requests and provide our response within the time period stated by applicable law. We also may request you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to your request. If applicable, you may make a complaint to the privacy regulator or supervisory authority in the country where you are based. Alternatively, you may seek a remedy through local courts if you believe your rights have been breached.

If you are a California resident, California law requires us to provide you with additional information regarding how we collect, use, and share your “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)).
Categories of personal information we collect
Throughout this Policy, we discuss in detail the specific pieces of personal information we collect from and about our users. Under the CCPA, we are also required to provide you with the “categories” of personal information we collect. The categories we may collect are: identifiers (such as name, address, email address); commercial information (such as transaction data); financial data (such as credit card information collected by our payment processors on our behalf); internet or other network or device activity (such as browsing history or usage information); geolocation information (e.g., your approximate location based on IP address, or precise location with your consent); inference data about you (e.g., the additional services we think would be of most interest to you based on your interactions with us); demographic information (such as gender and age); insurance (including health insurance) information; and other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you.
How we source, use, and share these categories of personal information
We source, use, and share the categories of personal information we collect from and about you consistent with the various business purposes we discuss throughout this Policy. See the “Information We Collect,” “Use and Processing of Information and EU Legal Bases,” and “Disclosure of Your Information” section(s) above for more information.
We do not sell your personal data for money. We may allow online advertising services providers to collect your web browsing activity and related technical information (like device identifiers) through cookies, pixels, and similar technology in exchange for non-monetary consideration. See our USE OF COOKIES AND OTHER ONLINE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES and ONLINE ADVERTISING sections of this Privacy Policy for more information about our use of cookies including how to opt-out. Please note that to the extent you are accessing our webpages across multiple devices or platforms, or if you clear your browser settings, you may have to opt out again.
In the preceding 12 months we may have sold the following categories of personal data in connection with such third-party cookies:
• Identifiers. This includes website visitors’ internet protocol (“IP”) addresses.
• Internet or network activity. This includes information about visitors’ interaction with our webpages, including information about the device’s web browser, page location, referrer, and person using the website; cookie-specific data such as cookie ID; and button and field data, such as any buttons clicked by site visitors, the labels of those buttons, and any pages visited as a result of the button clicks.
Your California Privacy Rights
CCPA Rights Disclosure. If you are a California resident, the CCPA allows you to make certain requests about your personal information. Specifically, the CCPA allows you to request us to:
• Inform you about the categories of personal information we collect or disclose about you; the categories of sources of such information; the business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information; and the categories of third parties with whom we share/disclose personal information.
• Provide access to and/or a copy of certain personal information we hold about you.
• Delete certain personal information we have about you.
• Provide you with information about the financial incentives that we offer to you, if any.
The CCPA further provides you with the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising your rights. Please note that certain information may be exempt from such requests under California law. For example, we need certain information in order to provide the Services to you. We also will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before responding to a request. In doing so, we may ask you for verification information so that we can match at least two verification points with information we maintain in our files about you. If we are unable to verify you through this method, we shall have the right, but not the obligation, to request additional information from you. If you would like further information regarding your legal rights under California law or would like to exercise any of them, or if you are an authorized agent making a request on a California consumer’s behalf, please contact us at
California Shine the Light Disclosure. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of Gbike who are California residents to request certain information, once per year, regarding our disclosure of their personal information (as defined by California law) to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes, or in the alternative, that we provide a cost-free means for consumers to opt out of any such sharing. To opt out of future sharing for these purposes, please send an e-mail to

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, would like to exercise your rights regarding your information that we hold, or would like to raise a complaint with us related to your information, you should contact us as follows:
Privacy Team