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Your trust is important to us

Uber's Privacy Principles

When you use Uber’s services, you trust us with your personal data. We’re committed to keeping that trust, and that starts with helping you understand our privacy practices. Our Privacy Principles set the foundation for how we approach privacy at Uber.

We do the right thing with data.

Responsible data management is a prerequisite for continuous innovation. We maintain the value of personal data for Uber and our users by handling data as users expect, keeping it accurate and complete, and properly destroying it when it is no longer needed. This improves our products, earns and keeps our users’ trust, and differentiates us in the market.

We build privacy into our products from start to finish.

Privacy is an important component for building world-class products and services, from inception to rollout and beyond. Performing privacy reviews on new and changed products, technologies, and services makes sure they fulfill users’ expectations and forms the bedrock of an exceptional customer experience. This is called “privacy-by-design.”

We collect only what we need.

We have a specific objective in mind when collecting, using, or handling personal data that is consistent with our objectives and values. We collect and use only the amount of personal data we need for approved and lawful purposes.

We are transparent about our data practices.

We are forthright about the personal data we collect and how we’re using and sharing it. We do what we say.

We give users choices about their data.

We give users clear choices about their privacy and controls that are easy to use so that they can manage their data.

We safeguard personal data.

We provide reasonable and appropriate safeguards to prevent loss, and unauthorized use or disclosure, of personal data.

Take control of your privacy

Visit Privacy Center to make choices about how we use your data, explore privacy products and manage your privacy settings.

How we use your information

Uber puts transportation, food delivery, and other services at your fingertips. Understanding what data we collect and how we use it should be just as easy.

Our Privacy Notice explains in detail what data we collect and how we use it to provide you with a safe and reliable user experience.

We've summarized this information in the charts below for each category of Uber users, specifically Riders, Order Recipients, and Drivers/Delivery Persons.

These charts also indicate the legal basis that Uber relies on for each use of data under privacy laws such as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

You can also download an expanded version of this chart.

How to read this table
  • ✓ means that we use the data for this purpose globally
  • ✓* means that we use the data for this purpose globally, other than in the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom or Switzerland
  • Contractual Necessity (CN)
  • Legitimate Interest (LI)
  • Includes first and last name, email, phone number, login name and password, address, profile picture, payment or banking information (including related payment verification information), user settings, and loyalty program information for Uber partners. For drivers and delivery persons, this also includes vehicle or insurance information, emergency contact information, and evidence of health or fitness to provide services using Uber apps.

  • Includes information submitted during the driver/delivery person application process, such as driver history or criminal record (where permitted by law), license status, known aliases and prior addresses, and right to work.

  • Includes government issued identification such as driver’s license or passports (which may contain identification photos and numbers, date of birth, and gender), and user-submitted photos such as selfies and profile pictures.

  • Includes birth date/age, gender, occupation (enable certain features or provide age-restricted products or services), collect/infer gender information to designate driver/rider preferences; and age group and household composition (through user surveys).

  • Includes chat logs and call recordings; ratings or feedback for users, restaurants or merchants; content or recordings (such as in-app audio or dashcam camera recordings) submitted to contact Uber.

  • Includes times and dates of upcoming flight, lodging or car rental reservations, through manual input or authorized access to the email travel-related email confirmations.

  • Includes precise or approximate location data collected from users’ devices.

  • Includes the type of services requested or provided, trip or order details (such as date and time, pick-up and drop off addresses, distance traveled and items ordered); and payment transaction information (such as a restaurant’s or merchant's name and location, amount charged, and payment method).

  • Includes access dates and times, app features or pages viewed, browser type, and app crashes and other system activity.

  • Includes the hardware models, device IP address or other unique device identifiers, operating systems and versions, software, preferred languages, advertising identifiers, device motion data, and mobile network data.

  • Includes communication type (phone, text or in-app message), date/time, and content (such as recordings of phone calls).

  • Includes from or in connection with:

    • Referrals
    • OBO (on behalf of) requests
    • Claims or disputes
    • Uber business partners through which users create or access their Uber accounts
    • Uber business partners in connection with debit or credit cards
    • Vendors who help verify users or detect fraud
    • Insurance, vehicle or financial service providers
    • Partner transport companies
    • Publicly available sources
    • Marketing service providers and/or data resellers
    • Law enforcement officials, public health officials, and other government authorities

Questions from our customers

  • How does Uber use my location information?

    Uber helps you get where you want to go. This means that location information is essential to our services. We use it to help riders and drivers find each other, determine the best routes, enable users to track their progress and share their trip status with friends, develop new features and services, enhance safety and security, and for other purposes described in our Privacy Notice.

  • Does Uber share my information with anyone?

    Some of Uber’s products, services, and features involve sharing information with other users. For example, when you request a ride, the location of your pickup and dropoff points are shared with a driver. We may also share information at your request, such as when you want to share your trip status with family and friends. We may also share your information with our affiliates, subsidiaries, and business partners, or for legal reasons or in the event of a dispute.

    See our Privacy Notice for more details.

  • How long does Uber keep my information?

    We retain user profile and transaction information for as long as you maintain your Uber account. For drivers and delivery partners, we also retain vehicle and background check information (to the extent permitted by law) for as long as they maintain their Uber account.

  • What happens to my information if I delete my account?

    If you delete your account, Uber retains location, device, and usage data for as long as necessary to provide services and comply with applicable laws. For example, we retain such data for regulatory, tax, insurance, litigation, and other legal requirements for a minimum of 7 years. We may also use such information for purposes of safety, account security, fraud prevention and detection, and research and development during this retention period.

  • How do I request a copy of my data?

    You can request a copy of your data here (login required). The process to create your archive usually takes a couple of days. You can learn more here about the type of data included.

  • How do I submit a question to Uber’s Data Protection Officer (DPO), and what is their role?

    Uber’s DPO is responsible for guiding our compliance with data protection regulation in the EU. They’re the point of contact for European privacy regulators and questions and concerns from our users about data privacy.

    If you have additional questions about your personal data after reading our FAQ, you may contact our DPO by submitting a request through this form.


To learn more, refer to Uber's Privacy Notice