| Tell Friends About RB
Search Trips Post A Trip Community FAQ RideBlog Contact Us Home  


We are committed to providing users of RideBoard.com with as safe and incredibly useful an environment in which to communicate with other users. We cannot urge you, the user, strongly enough, to use common sense and good judgment in dealing with other users, both online and off.

ONLINE SAFETY TIPS

Protect Your Privacy At All Times
Provide your information to other users carefully. When posting an ad on RideBoard.com or communicating with another user, never give out your last name or home address. RideBoard.com enables you to maintain your privacy until YOU decide you want to provide another user with your contact info, by replying to their email, which is sent to you anonymously via our computer system.

Communicate Online (or by Phone) Before Meeting Offline
Whether you decide to email, IM or call a possible travel partner, take the time to talk with that person and become comfortable with them. If you send an email only, invite the person to chat with you online via IM. Get answers to all your questions and be on the lookout for people who give half-answers to questions, withhold details, give inconsistent information, or who cannot provide you with a basic travel itinerary (unless a random trip is exactly what’s being “planned”).

Feel Free To Cancel At Any Time
Obviously, you are never under an obligation to meet up with a person who you have contacted (or has contacted you) through RideBoard.com. You can decide at any time and for any reason that you do not wish to meet up, just be courteous and cancel the meeting.

OFFLINE (“REAL WORLD”) SAFETY TIPS

Arrange To Meet First In A Public Place
Even after emailing, chatting online, or speaking with someone on the telephone, we strongly recommend that you arrange to meet up prior to departure, in a public place. Always tell at least one other person about your plans and where and when you're meeting your potential travelmate.

Suggested Approaches To Handling The Meeting
Again, be on the lookout for evasiveness, inconsistencies, failure to make eye contact, nervous or insincere behavior, rudeness, anger, and physically inappropriate behavior. You could even ask to see some form of ID that includes a photograph in order to confirm a person’s identity.

Even After Meeting, You're Still Not Under Any Obligation To Travel
After the meeting, feel absolutely free not to commit to any travel plans right then and there. Of course, if you feel comfortable, you can make plans right then and there. But you should also be ready to tell a person that you're just going to think things over and will get back to them.

Provide A Friend or Relative With Your Travel Plans
Always, always, always, provide someone close to you with detailed information about any trip you plan to take with another person, including that person's name, the make, model, and license plate number of the car you'll be traveling in, and contact information.

AS A CLOSING NOTE, PLEASE RECALL YOU AND ONLY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY WHEN MEETING OR TRAVELING WITH ANOTHER RIDEBOARD.COM USER.

GOOD PUBLIC, LLC. MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT ITS USERS, THEIR CLAIMS, BEHAVIOR OR ACTIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE Terms and Conditions IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT ANY ASPECT OF RIDEBOARD.COM.

[ Back to Top ]

 


Search Trips | Post A Trip | FAQ | Contact Us | About | Home
Safety | Community | RideBlog | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

© 2005 Good Public, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Use of This Website Constitutes Acceptance of the Terms.