Electrolease Privacy

Electrolease LTD. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Electrolease”, “we”, or “us”) care about privacy and want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, process, and disclose your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices in connection with our websites and applications that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services”) and our offline interactions with you in settings where we post this Privacy Policy.

Personal information you give us

Account data. When you register for an account with us, we require certain personal information to open your account, such as your name, email address, and password.

Profile data. We may also ask you to provide additional profile information to use certain features of the Services which may include street addresses, phone numbers, driver’s license number, date of issuance and issuing country and/or state, profile photos, employer, city, school, biography, and date of birth. Certain parts of your profile (like your profile photos, employer, city, school, and biography) are part of your public profile page and will be publicly visible to others.

Vehicle data. We collect information you provide in relation to a vehicle such as vehicle listing details, vehicle identification number (VIN), availability dates, reviews, and uploaded trip photos.

Payment data. We collect your digital payment details, bank account or payment card numbers, and transaction information in connection with a potential or actual transaction, which may be processed and stored by one or more third party payment service providers or digital payments companies.

Identity verification data. In some instances, we may collect identity verification information such as a photograph or scanned copy of a driver’s license, passport, national ID card, or payment card, last four digits of your Social Security number, social insurance number, social media account information, driver’s/motor vehicle record, insurance information, or other forms of identification information. Where we request that you withhold certain information (such as obscuring or redacting aspects of identification information), please do so. 

Communications. When you communicate with Electrolease, including via phone, email, or chat, or use the Services to communicate with other users, we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to provide.

Personal information we automatically collect.

Usage data. We collect information about your interactions with the Services, such as the pages or other content you view, your searches, bookings you have made, how long you spent on a page or screen, sites from which you link or browse to in the Services, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access time, duration of access, and other actions on the Services.

Location data. When you use certain features of the Services, we may collect information about your approximate location (e.g., city/town associated with your IP address). When you opt in to use our location sharing feature, we may collect the precise location information of your mobile device. Keep in mind that most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services by any application on your mobile device in the device’s settings menu.

Trip data. We collect transactional information related to the trips you take through the Services, including the date and time of your trip, amounts charged, and other related trip details by GPS equipment that has installed in car.

In-vehicle device data. If a vehicle has a Electrolease device installed, we may remotely collect certain information about the vehicle. Depending on the make, model, and year of the vehicle, this information may include, GPS location, car battery voltage, fuel level, odometer reading, malfunction indicator lamp (e.g., a check engine light), door state (e.g., locked/unlocked), engine state (e.g., stopped/running), and VIN.

Cookies and similar technology. When you access the Services, we (including companies we work with) may place small data files on your computer or other device. These data files may be cookies, clear gifs, pixel tags, e-tags, “Flash cookies”, or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications (collectively “Cookies”). 

Personal information we collect from third-party sources.

Third-party services. If you choose to log in to our Services through a third-party site or service (e.g., Apple, Facebook, or Google), the third-party service may send us information such as your registration and profile information from that service. The information we may receive varies by service and is controlled by the relevant service. By associating an account managed by a third party with your Electrolease account and authorizing Electrolease to have access to this information, you agree that Electrolease may collect, store, and use this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for how those third parties use and share your information. Please refer to the privacy policies of those third parties to understand how they use and share your personal information.

Third-party in-vehicle devices. If your vehicle, or a vehicle you book through the Services, includes an in-vehicle device or system operated by a third-party service (including vehicle manufacturers) or installed by the host, that host or service may record information about your use of the car. These devices or systems may monitor the car’s condition, performance and operation, track fuel consumption, distance traveled, location, and other information. The host and/or third-party service will be solely responsible for its use of such information but may disclose such information to Electrolease, which we will use in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Background check services. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Electrolease may collect background information about you from public records, background check providers, or other screening services, including credit reports and information about criminal convictions . We may use your information, including your full name and date of birth, to obtain such reports.

We use, store, and process your personal information to provide and improve the Services and for security and safety purposes. For example, we may use your information:

To provide the Services, including to:

  • Provide and operate the Services
  • Provide customer support
  • Send you service, support, and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you at any telephone number, by placing a voice call or through text (SMS) or email messaging
  • Facilitate your login to the Services via third-party identity and access management providers, such as Facebook, Google, and Apple
  • Process transactions and send notices about your transactions
  • Personalize or customize your user experience
  • Send your requests for reviews, for fraud detection and prevention, and for any purpose you authorize at the time of collection
  • Administer referral programs, rewards, surveys, contests, or other promotional activities or sponsored events in which you participate

For research and development:

We may use your personal information to analyze and improve the Services and to develop new products and services, including by studying our user demographics of the Services. We may also create aggregated, de-identified, or other anonymous data from your personal information. We make personal information into anonymous data by removing information that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the Services and promote our business.

For marketing and advertising:

We and our third party advertising partners may collect and use your personal information for marketing and advertising purposes:

Interest-based advertising. We may contract with third party advertising and social media companies to display ads on the Services and other sites. These companies may use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about you (including the device data, online activity data, and/or geolocation data described above) over time across our Services and other sites and services or your interaction with our emails, and use that information to serve ads that they think will interest you. These ads are known as “interest-based advertisements”. 

For security and safety, including to:

  • Verify your identity or authenticate information that you provide, including during account creation and password reset processes
  • Resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems
  • Detect, prevent, and/or remediate fraud, abuse, security incidents, or other potentially harmful, prohibited, or illegal activities
  • Determine your likelihood of getting into an accident or of making an insurance claim, such as by checking your auto insurance score
  • Using information from your mobile or in-vehicle device to identify unsafe driving behavior, including speeding or harsh braking and acceleration, and to raise awareness regarding such behaviors
  • Manage and protect our information technology infrastructure
  • Conduct investigations and risk assessments
  • Conduct checks against databases and information sources (such as but not limited to public government databases)
  • Perform creditworthiness and solvency checks

To comply with law:

We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal processes, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.

With your consent:

In some cases, we may specifically ask for your consent to process your personal information.

We may also use your personal information as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy or as disclosed to you at the time of collection.

 

With your consent

We may share your information at your direction or with your consent.

Profiles, listings, and other public information

Your public listing page on the Services will always include some basic information, such as your user ID or name associated with your account, your public profile photo, and for hosts, the city where your car is located, your listing description, your calendar availability, transaction related information to allow our community to evaluate your reliability and responsiveness, and reviews or feedback about you. Your public listing page may also include aggregate demand information (such as number of page views over a period of time) and information about your cancellations. The Services may also display the approximate geographic pick-up location of your vehicle.

The Services allow your public profile and public listing pages to be included in search engines, in which case your public profile and public listing pages may be indexed by search engines and may be published as search results.

Sharing between hosts and guest. 

Electrolease enables car owners to offer and share their vehicles with other individuals. If you agree to a booking through the Services, we may provide your information to the other party in that transaction as reasonably necessary to facilitate the transaction. For example, Electrolease may provide your mobile phone number to facilitate communication, your driver’s license information to confirm license validity, or your photograph to facilitate identification. We will also share the address of the vehicle and, if applicable, the proposed delivery location with the other party. If you used the Trip Photo feature, we may share the trip photos you upload and associated captions with the other party. The other party may also send you text messages (such as to confirm pickup or delivery location).

Service providers

We may share information with vendors and service providers who support the operation of the Services and business and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us (including, for example, web hosting, analytics, payment processing, email delivery, marketing, insurance, claims administration, and customer support services). In some cases, the service provider may directly collect the information from you on our behalf. For hosts who choose to use our photography program, your contact information will be shared with the photographer assigned to shoot your vehicle. These service providers may use your personal information only as directed or authorized by us.

Third-party platforms and social media networks

If you have enabled features or functionality that connect the Services to a third-party platform or social media network (such as by logging in to the Services using your account with the third party, providing your API key or similar access token for the Services to a third party, or otherwise linking your Services account to a third-party’s services), we may disclose to the third-party platform or social media network the personal information necessary to facilitate the connection or that you authorized us to share. We do not control the third party’s use of your personal information.

Professional advisors

We may disclose your personal information to professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors, and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.

Responding to legal requests, preventing harm, and protecting our rights

We may disclose your personal information to courts, law enforcement, governmental or tax authorities, or third parties. We will make such disclosure to the extent we are required or permitted to do so by applicable law or where we consider such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations or legal process, to respond to claims asserted against us, and for the security and safety purposes described above. We may also disclose your information in response to valid legal requests relating to criminal investigations or alleged or suspected illegal activity or any other activity that may expose Electrolease, you, or any other user, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Electrolease, our users, or others.

We may also disclose your personal information as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy or as disclosed to you at the time of collection.

 

Communication preferences

You can control the methods by which we may contact you about your account, your booking and listing activities, promotions, and announcements in the Notifications section within your Electrolease account.

Opting out of marketing communications

You may opt out of marketing-related emails by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email. You may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails. If you receive marketing text messages from us, you may opt out of receiving further marketing text messages from us by replying STOP to our marketing message or as described in the message.

Correct and update

You can review, correct, update, and edit certain information that has been previously provided to us by you at any time by logging in to your account and reviewing your account settings and profile. You can also access or request a correction of your information by contacting us at booking@electrolease.nz. For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.

Account closure

If you wish to close your account and request deletion of your personal information, please send an email to booking@electrolease.nz .

Please note that we may be unable to delete information needed to comply with applicable laws, detect or prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, assist with or process claims, troubleshoot problems, assist with any audits and investigations, to enforce our Terms of Service and Policies, and take other actions reasonably necessary, permitted, or required by applicable law. There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.

Access

You can request a copy of your personal information pursuant to any information access rights that you may have under applicable laws in your account page. We may request proof of identification or re-authentication to verify your access request.

Location data

Users of our mobile application can disable the application’s access to the device’s location within the device’s settings.

Interest-based advertising choices

Your choices for limiting use of your personal information for interest-based advertising include:

Blocking cookies in your browser. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies, including cookies used for interest-based advertising. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them.

Blocking advertising ID use in your mobile settings. Your mobile device settings may provide functionality to limit use of the advertising ID associated with your mobile device (e.g., Apple ID for Advertising or Google Advertising ID) for interest-based advertising purposes.

Using privacy plug-ins or browsers. You can block sites from setting cookies for interest-based ads by using a browser with privacy features, like Brave, or installing browser plugins like Privacy Badger, Ghostery, or uBlock Origin, and configuring them to block third party cookies/trackers.

Advertising industry opt-out tools. You can also use these opt-out options to limit use of your information for interest-based advertising by participating companies (but note we may work with companies that do not participate in these programs):

Choosing not to share your personal information

Where we are required by law to collect your personal information, or where we need your personal information in order to provide the Services to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or we later delete it at your request), we may not be able to provide you with the Services.

Third-party platforms and social media networks

If you choose to connect the Services to a third-party platform or social media network, such as by using the third party’s authentication service to log into your account on the Services, you may be able to control your settings through the third-party platform or social media network. If you withdraw our ability to access certain information from a third-party platform or social media network, that choice will not apply to information that we have already received from that third party.

 

We may change this Privacy Policy. Please take a look at the “Last revised” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Services or as otherwise indicated. Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy. If you don’t agree to these changes, you can contact us to close your account.

Based on our understanding of the term “sell” under the CCPA, we do not sell personal information to third parties and have not sold Personal Information during the twelve months preceding the “last revised” date of this Privacy Policy. However, like many companies online, we use services provided by Google, Facebook, and others that help deliver interest-based ads to you as described in the section above entitled Interest-based advertising. We describe how you can opt-out of use of your Personal Information for interest-based advertising in the section entitled Interest-based advertising choices.

Electrolease Car Rentals are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not share your details with a third party and will only communicate with you to market our services, and those of our business partners.

We do, however, reserve the right to pass your information to third parties if obliged by the laws of the state of New Zealand to do so.

The Car Rental Company will make all reasonable endeavours to provide the make and model, or similar vehicle, as indicated on the booking but, in certain circumstances beyond its control, the Car Rental Company may have to, without notice, substitute category, size, make or model until a suitable substitute vehicle is available. The Car Rental Company will not be liable for any Losses which a Hirer may incur as a result of any such substitution.

In the event that the substitute vehicle is not suitable or may not be available, all reasonable endeavours to offer the Hirer an alternate mode of transport to the Hirers local accommodation, until such time a suitable vehicle or replacement vehicle will be offered. The Rental will be deemed to have commenced only once the Rental Agreement is signed, agreed and all Rental costs and fees are pre-paid for the rental period. Pre-authorised holding deposits/bonds on arrival may also apply, subject to the conditions of the Rental. The Car Rental Company will not be held liable for any Losses which the may incur when suitable alternate arrangements can not be agreed.

The Hirer acknowledges that the Car Rental Company may need to cancel or delay a Rental Reservation due to industrial action, technical or mechanical problems or any event beyond the Car Rental Company’s reasonable control. In no circumstances will the Car Rental Company be liable for any Losses which a Hirer may incur as a result of any such delayed or rescheduled rental or service.