Lyft US RoundUp and Donate Terms and Conditions
Last Updated: July 21, 2017
NOTE: Using Lyft in Canada? See Canada terms here.
1. The RoundUp and Donate Feature
The Feature allows participating Riders to enable a function within the Lyft App that will round up the Charges for a qualifying ride to the next whole dollar and donate the difference between the two (each a “Donation”) to a public interest organization that has partnered with Lyft (each a “Cause”). Riders must select the Cause to which they wish to direct their Donation when enabling the Feature in the Lyft App.
2. Payment and Donations
By enabling the Feature you authorize Lyft to round up the Charges for each qualifying ride to the next whole dollar as a Donation, and you authorize Lyft to charge your payment method on file for such Donation (which will be in addition to the Charge for the ride itself). Charges are calculated as set out in the Lyft Terms of Service. Lyft will hold your Donations for each ride, without interest, and donate them to your selected Cause or Causes on a monthly or quarterly basis. 100% of your qualifying Donations will be directed to your Cause.
Donations will not be reflected in any upfront pricing quoted on the Lyft App. Instead, Lyft will calculate and display the amount of your Donation as a line item in your ride receipt.
Riders may only select one Cause per ride to which to donate, and may only use the Feature to donate to Causes that Lyft makes available through the Lyft App. Once the Feature has been enabled it will remain enabled until turned off by the Rider. Riders may turn the Feature on and off at any time, provided that if a qualifying ride concludes while the Feature is enabled then a Donation will result.
Example: Rider enables the Feature and takes a Lyft Line ride that results in Charges of $5.05. This will result in a Donation of $0.95 to the Cause that Rider has selected in the Lyft App and a total cost of $6.00 to Rider (excluding any tips to Driver). In a calendar month, Rider takes multiple qualifying rides resulting in a cumulative $5.50 in total Donations which then Lyft will direct to the Rider’s selected Causes in the following month.
Lyft will only utilize the Feature for certain qualifying rides. If the cost of a ride results in a full dollar total then no Donation will be made. The Feature will not work on certain rides including, but not limited to, rides utilizing Lyft's enterprise products (i.e. Lyft for Business or Concierge Service), split-fare rides, or rides that are fully paid for by utilizing a coupon or Promo Code. Unless stated otherwise, use of the Feature will not generate any additional benefits to Riders through a third party rewards program (such as airline miles). Rides that are subject to chargeback or refund will result in the cancellation or offset of the associated Donation.
You authorize and agree that Lyft will process your Donations and direct them to the Causes you have selected in the Feature. Individual Donations using the Feature may range from $0.01 to $0.99 and cannot be increased, decreased, cancelled or otherwise augmented by Riders.
Lyft may provide you with a monthly, quarterly or annual summary of your Donation activity, provided however, that Lyft’s only reporting obligation to Riders utilizing the Feature will be in the form of the itemized receipt that the Lyft Platform automatically generates at the end of each ride.
Riders may only use the Feature to donate to partner Causes that Lyft has made available through the Lyft App. If Lyft removes a Rider’s selected Cause then the Feature will be automatically disabled until Rider re-enables it and makes a new selection. If Lyft is unable to complete a Donation to Rider’s chosen Cause for any reason then Lyft may, within sixty (60) days, elect to (a) refund the Donation to Rider, or (b) route the Donation to another cause of Lyft’s choosing.
Lyft does not guarantee that any one charity will always remain available on the Feature, and Lyft reserves the right to remove any Cause from the Feature at any time and for any reason. Further, Lyft does not make any guarantees or representations that all the Causes will continuously operate or qualify as charitable organizations or that their missions will remain the same. Lyft disclaims liability for, and makes no guarantees or representations with respect to, how the Donation will be spent by the Cause, or any potential tax deductions or benefits (if any) that Rider may receive as a result of any Donation. Some Donations may not be eligible for tax deductions or other benefits. Riders are solely responsible for undertaking any required reporting and for claiming any applicable tax benefits that they wish to seek.
By enabling the Feature, Rider acknowledges and agrees that Lyft will disclose personally identifiable information about Rider (including, but not limited to, name, email address and Donation amounts) to Rider’s selected Cause(s) as required for reporting purposes, to secure tax benefits on Rider’s behalf, or to comply with applicable law.
4. Indemnity/Limitation of Liability
You will defend, indemnify, and hold each Cause, and Lyft including our affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, successors and assigns, and each of our respective directors, officers, employees, agents, against all claims, damages, losses liabilities and expenses (including reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees) with respect to any claim arising out of or related to your use of the Feature or any Cause’s use of your Donation.
IN NO EVENT SHALL LYFT OR ANY CAUSE BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OF THE FEATURE OR ANY CAUSE’S USE OF YOUR DONATION, HOWEVER ARISING INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, EVEN IF WE OR OUR AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES KNOW OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, LYFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES TO YOU CONCERNING THE LYFT PLATFORM, LYFT APP, THE FEATURE, OR OTHERWISE (COLLECTIVELY, THE “LYFT MATERIALS”). LYFT PROVIDES THE LYFT MATERIALS “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY. LYFT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE LYFT MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATIONS OF THE LYFT MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT THE FEATURE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LYFT SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES IN RESPECT TO THE LYFT MATERIALS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE.
Lyft reserves the right to discontinue the Feature and cease compiling Donations at any time and without notice, provided that the Feature is terminated, Lyft agrees to direct any remaining Donations to the appropriate Causes, pursuant to these Terms, within sixty (60) days.