You’ll see a request prompted by your device for permission to share your location information when you sign up for Uber, which includes location data collected via bluetooth and nearby Wi-Fi signals. As a default, for the best service available the app asks you to turn on location services “Allow only while using the app.” We use location data to find drivers that are near you and help them navigate to your pickup spot. We also use it to display trip history in your receipts, to understand and resolve support tickets, to troubleshoot and solve software bugs.
If you’re using an Android device, you have 3 location settings to choose from:
You can always manage your location settings in your device’s location preferences.
In some instances, we’re required to share information about the trips taken on our service with cities, governments and local transportation authorities.
To meet these requirements, we collect geolocation and timestamp data from the devices, bikes and scooters on our platform.
This data provides cities with information on where each trip starts, stops and the route taken on the trip. None of the trip data we provide to cities is collected from your personal mobile device or directly identifies you.
We treat your location information in accordance with our Privacy Notice.