Our guidelines were developed to help make every experience feel safe, respectful and positive. They apply to everyone who uses Uber’s platform (“Uber Marketplace Platform”), including but not limited to drivers, riders, delivery people, Uber Eats users, merchants and businesses. It also includes interactions you may have with Uber employees and contractors, including at Greenlight Hubs, through online support systems or over the phone. And, in some instances, our guidelines apply to conduct outside the Uber Marketplace Platform that we become aware of, including but not limited to information from other platforms, when such conduct may threaten the safety of the Uber Marketplace Platform.
Thank you for joining us in supporting and safeguarding a welcoming environment.
The guidelines below help explain some of the specific kinds of positive community engagement on the Uber Marketplace Platform, as well as the behaviours or circumstances that may cause you to lose access to the Uber Marketplace Platform. There will always be unforeseen events that may ultimately lead to your losing access to using the Uber Marketplace Platform and services, but the following guidelines —which we’ll update regularly—provide the basis for behaviour we expect from all in the Uber community. Not following any one of our guidelines can constitute a material breach or violation of the terms of your agreement with Uber and may result in the loss of access to part or all of the Uber Marketplace Platform.
Please take a moment to read them.
Everyone who signs up for an Uber account is required to follow Uber’s Community Guidelines. They reflect the following 3 pillars and the standards in each of these sections.
Our community is remarkably diverse and, chances are, you will encounter people who might not look like you or share your beliefs. The guidelines in this section help to foster positive interactions during every experience.
We’re hard at work every day to help create safer experiences for everyone. Your safety drives us. That’s why these standards were written. In addition to following all of Uber’s Community Guidelines, you can also find some more standards just for delivery under “Additional guidelines for delivery” below.
We’re committed to following all applicable laws and earning your trust, and we expect everyone who uses the Uber Marketplace Platform to do their part and adhere to applicable laws and regulations, as well as airport rules and regulations where applicable.
If something happens, whether it’s good or bad, we make it easy for you to tell us directly in the app or by contacting the Uber Support team. Our team is continuously improving our standards and policies, and your feedback is important so that we can take appropriate action and keep our standards relevant as our technology evolves.
Treat everyone in the Uber community as you would like to be treated yourself: with respect. The actions you take while using the Uber Marketplace Platform can have a big impact on the safety and comfort of others. Courtesy matters. That’s why you are expected to exercise good judgment and behave decently toward other people when using the Uber Marketplace Platform and interacting with others in the Uber community – just as you would in any public place.
For example, always try to be on time for your ride or to pick up your delivery. It’s also common courtesy not to shout, swear or slam doors. And by tidying up after yourself – whether it’s taking your rubbish home or cleaning up a spilled drink – you’ll help ensure that everyone has a pleasant ride. Most importantly, remember that when you interact with others in the Uber community, you may meet people who may look different from you or think differently than you. Please respect those differences. We believe that everyone should feel supported and welcomed when interacting with others in the Uber community. That’s why we’ve created standards and policies on physical contact, inappropriate conduct and sexual assault and misconduct, threatening and rude behaviour, post-trip contact, discrimination and property damage.
Don’t touch strangers or anyone you have just met while using the Uber Marketplace Platform. Limited exceptions are permitted for people needing or requesting physical assistance (for example, riders using Uber Assist who may need help getting into and out of the vehicle). Hurting or intending to hurt anyone is never allowed.
We all value our personal space and privacy. It’s OK to chat with other people. But please don’t comment on someone’s appearance or ask whether they are single or about their personal circumstances. Be mindful that people may not appreciate being asked about their personal life, including about children, work, where they live or their relationship status.
Sexual assault and sexual misconduct of any kind is prohibited. Sexual assault and misconduct refers to sexual contact or behaviour without explicit consent of the other person.
Personal space and privacy should be respected at all times. The following list provides examples of inappropriate conduct but is not exhaustive:
- Do not engage in behaviours or make comments that could make people feel uncomfortable.
- Do not ask personal questions (for example, about relationship status or sexual orientation). Certain conversations that could be perceived as harmless can be offensive. Avoid discussions about your own or someone else’s sex life, using explicit language, or making jokes about sex.
- Do not comment on appearance (for example, derogatory or “complimentary” comments), perceived gender identity or sexual orientation.
- Do not make explicit comments or gestures (for example, slurs, or graphic or suggestive messages).
- Do not flirt (for example, nonverbal [e.g., nudges, whistles, winks], suggestive flirting, or being too physically close).
- Do not display indecent material (for example, sexually suggestive objects or pictures).
- Any sexual conduct. Uber has a no-sex rule regardless of whether you know the person or they give you their consent. This includes activities such as sexual intercourse, masturbation or touching or exposure of sexual body parts.
Aggressive, confrontational or harassing behaviour is not allowed. Don’t use language, make gestures or take actions that could be disrespectful, threatening or inappropriate. For example, don’t share graphic images (such as those that are sexually explicit or depict physical violence) with others in the Uber community; this includes unsolicited sharing of such images through Uber’s online support systems or in connection with an Uber Marketplace Platform experience. It is also a good idea to stay away from personal topics that can potentially be divisive, like religion and political beliefs.
Contact should end when the trip or delivery is complete, unless it’s to return a lost item. Unwanted contact can be seen as harassment and includes for example, texting, calling, social media contact, visiting or trying to visit someone in person after a trip or delivery has been completed. Do not share any unnecessary contact information.
You should always feel safe and welcome. That’s why we don’t tolerate discriminatory conduct or behaviour, including toward the Uber Support team or at Greenlight Hubs. Do not discriminate against someone based on traits such as their age, colour, disability, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
For example, it is unacceptable to:
- Refuse to provide services based on characteristics like a person’s age, colour, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected under relevant law. Applicable laws in certain jurisdictions may require and/or allow the provision of services by and for the benefit of a specific category of persons. In such jurisdictions, services as required or allowed by these laws and the relevant applicable terms are permissible under these guidelines.
- Rate another user—whether drivers, riders, delivery people, Uber Eats users, merchants, restaurants, or businesses—based on these traits.
- Discriminate on the basis of a rider’s destination or a recipient’s delivery location. We understand how important it is to fit driving or delivering around your life, rather than the other way around. It is not a violation of these guidelines to decline a trip or delivery because it does not work for you. But intentionally refusing or canceling requests, or using features on the Uber Marketplace Platform to avoid receiving trip or delivery requests, solely for the purpose of avoiding a particular neighborhood due to the characteristics of the people or businesses that are located in that area, is not allowed.
You can learn more about Uber’s Non-Discrimination Policy here.
We also want to help increase the transport and delivery options for people with disabilities. That’s why we have information available for drivers, riders and Uber Eats users on this topic. You can go here to learn more about Uber’s commitment to accessibility. Drivers using the Uber Marketplace Platform must comply with all relevant laws governing the transportation of riders with disabilities, including transporting service animals and assistive devices (such as wheelchairs).
Damaging property is never allowed. Some examples include damaging the car or other mode of transportation requested through the Uber Marketplace Platform breaking or vandalising a phone or tablet, intentionally spilling food or drink, smoking in a car, damaging a merchant’s premises or vomiting due to excessive alcohol consumption or otherwise. If you damage property, you’re responsible for the cost of cleaning and repair fees, outside of normal wear and tear.
Everyone has a role to play in helping to create a safe environment. That’s why we have standards on account sharing, account holder age and more.
Account sharing is not allowed. To use the Uber Marketplace Platform, you need to register and maintain an active account. Don’t let another person use your account, and never share your personal information used in connection with your account, including but not limited to username, password or photos of yourself, with anyone else to access the Uber Marketplace Platform. For example, unless a delivery is allocated to a delegatee in accordance with our delegation policies, delivery people must complete all parts of the delivery themselves—including any handling after the order is picked up from the merchant up until final delivery—with no exception.
You must be 18 years or older to have an Uber account. This means that you must be at least 18 years old to ride unaccompanied in a vehicle. Account holders can’t request a ride or delivery for someone under the age of 18 who will not be accompanied by either the account holder or another adult during the ride or when collecting the delivery. When ordering food, children are also not allowed to use an adult’s Uber Eats account by themselves. These age limitations apply unless our local guidelines, terms, or other policies say otherwise.
If, as a driver or delivery person, you notice at pickup or delivery that your rider or Uber Eats user looks under 18, you can decline the trip or delivery and report it to Uber. Refusing or cancelling a trip or delivery on this basis will not impact your driver or delivery partner rating.
When ordering items, children are also not allowed to use an adult’s Uber Eats account by themselves. All deliveries to schools should be made through the school reception, unless otherwise directed by the school.
When driving with Uber, no one other than the driver, the requesting rider and the rider's guests should be in the vehicle. These guidelines apply unless our local guidelines, terms, or other policies say otherwise. When riding with Uber, the account holder is responsible for the behaviour of their entire party. If you request a ride or a delivery for another adult even if you don’t know them, you’re held responsible for their behaviour during their trip or delivery.
For an easy pickup or delivery, the Uber Marketplace Platform gives riders and recipients identifying information about drivers and delivery people and their vehicles, including their licence plate number, vehicle make and model, profile picture and name. Inaccurate or outdated information creates confusion among riders and recipients and can diminish their experience using the Uber Marketplace Platform.
Drivers and delivery people must take trips and deliveries using only approved vehicles. To provide accurate information, let us know your vehicle information and provide any updates to your documentation that may become invalid, like a driver’s licence that’s about to expire.
Seat belt use can be the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries related to vehicle crashes. By law, every delivery person using a vehicle, every driver, and every rider—including those in the back seat—must always buckle up. Riders should request a vehicle that has enough seat belts for everyone in their party and not travel in large groups that exceed the number of seat belts in the vehicle. Drivers can decline a ride if there are not enough seat belts in their vehicle for every rider.
For your safety, when riding a bike, motorcycle or scooter, find a helmet that fits well. By law, helmets must be worn and can help protect you when worn according to the manufacturer’s instructions, such as sitting low on your forehead and fitting snugly under your chin.
Depending on your local laws and regulations, drivers may choose to install and use a dashcam, which can be used to record rides and provide evidence to Uber, law enforcement, or insurance companies in the event that something goes wrong on a ride. Please note the following:
- Riders entering a rideshare vehicle with a dashcam may be concerned about how the video, their image, or conversations captured by a dashcam will be used. In some locations, local laws and regulations require that a rider provide consent to being recorded. Please check your local laws to understand your responsibilities.
- Sharing or streaming a person’s image or audio or video recording on social media or in other digital or physical public locations is a violation of our Community Guidelines and may prompt further investigation by our safety team.
Being out on the road means doing your part to help keep yourself and others safe. This means keeping your eyes on the road and being well rested, so you can quickly react to any situation. The law requires you to drive safely and this includes assessing your level of fatigue prior to logging on, and throughout your driving time. Other activities you may have been doing during the day or night can contribute to fatigue. Remember, the only true preventative measure against fatigue is sleep. We review reports of crashes and potentially unsafe driving behaviour.
Pursuant to the terms of their agreement with Uber, drivers and delivery people are expected to keep their vehicles maintained and in good operating condition, including but not limited to brakes, seat belts and tyres. This means maintaining their vehicle according to industry safety and maintenance standards, and monitoring for and repairing any parts that are recalled by the vehicle manufacturer.
If you are involved in a road accident, we may restrict your access to the Uber app while we review whether the vehicle continues to meet roadworthiness requirements.
Safe roads require people to practice safe behaviour, which includes looking out for all travellers, regardless of how they get around.
Unrestrained dogs and other animals can be a big issue for delivery people. Injuries can either be related to dog bites or falls or crashes related to a delivery person trying to avoid a dog or a dog coming in contact with a vehicle (e.g., e-bike, bike, moto, scooter, car).
People should take steps to ensure that delivery people have safe and secure access when delivering an order to their home. These steps could include:
- Placing animals in a separate room or restraining them with a leash when expecting a delivery.
- Ensuring that animals are not able to rush out when opening a door to the delivery person.
- If not able to restrain the animal, then meeting the delivery person in a safe and secure spot.
These preventative measures will not only help ensure the safety of delivery people but also the animals/pets.
Uber may take additional measures to try to preserve the safety of our platform during public emergencies, including but not limited to natural disasters, public health emergencies and public crisis situations.
For example, if Uber receives notice from a public health authority that someone using the Uber Marketplace Platform may present a potential for public harm, we may temporarily block the individual’s account until it is reasonably safe to allow the individual to resume using the Uber Marketplace Platform. Similarly, we may prevent individuals in an entire city or region from using part or all of the Uber Marketplace Platform or impose other requirement to comply with guidance from authorities during a time of public health emergency, natural disaster or other public crisis situation, or when the continued availability of the Uber Marketplace Platform might present a danger.
In addition to following all of Uber’s Community Guidelines, users of the Uber Eats platform and of Uber’s other delivery services (including Uber Direct and Uber Connect) must follow the standards below that apply to orders and deliveries.
Merchants are expected to meet all relevant licensing requirements and all other food laws and regulations–including food safety and hygiene regulations–plus industry best practices and Uber policies. Merchants must maintain valid licences and/or permits where required by law.
Many prepared foods are perishable and can cause illness if not properly handled. Such foods can be potentially hazardous if not maintained under the proper time and temperature controls prior to pickup.
To help ensure that food reaches recipients safely, merchants are encouraged to seal packages in tamper-evident packaging ahead of delivery. Merchants are expected to act responsibly on information provided by Uber Eats users related to food allergies, intolerances or other dietary restrictions and reject order requests with which they cannot comply.
Proper handling of non-food orders (information for merchants and senders)
To help ensure that packages reach recipients safely, merchants or senders should ensure the item is packaged appropriately for delivery and seal packages ahead of delivery. This includes ensuring that the size and weight of individual packages can be safely handled by both delivery persons and consumers.
Merchants may outline certain delivery guidelines that promote food safety, adhere to regulatory guidance or accommodate Uber Eats user dietary restrictions. For example, merchants may notify Uber Eats to keep halal and non-halal food separate. Delivery people should always follow such guidelines.
A delivery person using an insulated bag can make for a better recipient experience for food deliveries, but it isn’t required unless the delivery person is delivering in a location where it’s required by law. Deliveries by bicycle may benefit from a more specialised bag to protect food from movement and weather conditions.
Delivery people should deliver orders safely and in accordance with relevant safety standards. For example, they may not tamper with or open packaging during delivery.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has published the following safety considerations:
- Containers of cool food should be placed in the coolest part of the vehicle.
- If the inside of the vehicle is air-conditioned, cold food may be transported better there rather than in the boot.
- Vehicles should be clean. If the vehicle is normally used for carrying pets or dirty equipment, the food carrying area should be thoroughly cleaned or lined to prevent any contamination. This may not be necessary if food is transported in an insulated container with a tightly fitting lid.
Merchants and their staff are expected to exercise good judgment and behaviour around delivery people and make them feel welcome, just as they would with their in-person customers. They should also provide a safe area for order pickups; for example, merchants should work to prevent violent incidents on the merchant premises that might endanger delivery people’s safety.
All orders that contain alcohol must comply with any applicable laws and restrictions on off-premise alcohol delivery and hours of service. Only people who are the legal age to buy alcohol (18+), and are not intoxicated, can order and receive alcohol deliveries where such deliveries are available. Recipients will be asked to show government-issued photo IDs to verify age and identity when an alcohol delivery arrives. If the recipient does not have a valid government-issued photo ID, or appears intoxicated, the alcohol portion of the order will not be able to be delivered and may be returned to the seller on the recipient’s behalf and at the recipient’s expense. Uber Eats users and merchants may not place an order that includes alcohol to be delivered to a public location where open containers are prohibited, or to any other areas where possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited by law.
It’s important for merchants to treat delivery people and Uber Eats users with respect.
Merchants should be careful to fulfil and include the correct items in each order. When a recipient does not receive items or receives missing or wrong items, it can lead to a poor experience.
Long preparation times, long delivery person handoff times (the amount of time it takes for the delivery person to get in and out of the merchant’s location with the order, including wait time), low online time (a merchant’s online availability time), long delays before order acceptance and high cancellation rates also create a negative experience for recipients and delivery people.
If these metrics, or others, are significantly worse than the average for a merchant’s city, they may negatively impact other parties’ experiences with the Uber Eats platform, so a merchant’s metrics should be at least average for its city. If a merchant’s metrics are below the minimum standard, we will let them know.
Merchants may only offer for sale items expressly contemplated under their agreement with Uber. Specially regulated or illicit items are not allowed to be offered on a merchant’s Uber Eats menu. Uber may remove from– or otherwise limit the merchant’s ability to post to –a merchant’s Uber Eats menu, any items Uber deems prohibited or inappropriate.
Sending illegal, unsafe, or other prohibited items (listed here for Australia and here for New Zealand) via Uber Direct or Uber Connect is strictly prohibited. Violations may be reported to authorities.
We have standards based on applicable laws and regulations that everyone must follow. For example, using the Uber Marketplace Platform to commit any crime—such as transporting drugs, money laundering, committing drug or human trafficking or sexually exploiting children—or to violate any other law is strictly prohibited.
Everyone is responsible for knowing and obeying all applicable laws, including relevant health directions, airport rules and regulations when at the airport, and the rules of the road—including complying with traffic laws, signs and signals—at all times when using the Uber Marketplace Platform.
All relevant licences, permits and any other legal documents required for drivers and delivery people must be kept up to date. For example, all drivers and delivery people using a vehicle are required by law to maintain a valid driver’s licence, insurance and vehicle registration. For ridesharing, this also includes meeting the applicable regulatory requirements for rideshare or for-hire drivers in your area. We review reports of crashes or traffic citations that may have happened during a trip or delivery, and other reports, including but not limited to those that may indicate poor, unsafe or distracted driving. Local rules about parking may limit where drivers and delivery people can park their vehicle when picking up orders, making deliveries or waiting for riders to arrive or to exit a vehicle. For example, stopping in bike lanes or blocking accessibility ramps may violate the law.
For riders, merchants and Uber Eats users, let your driver or delivery person handle the driving. For example for riders, don’t touch the steering wheel, and don’t tamper with the gear stick or other knobs, buttons or components that are used to operate a vehicle. For riders, merchants and Uber Eats users, don't ask a driver or delivery person to speed or to make illegal stops, drop-offs or manoeuvres.
When riding or parking a bike or scooter, be mindful of local regulations and rules; you can check your city government’s website for applicable laws. Following local rules of the road usually requires you to yield to pedestrians, ride in the direction of traffic, signal if you’re planning to change direction and come to a complete stop at red lights and stop signs.
Drivers and riders should comply with applicable laws when travelling with infants and small children. Where the use of a car seat is required by law, it’s the rider’s responsibility to provide and fit a suitable car seat, unless our local guidelines, terms or policies say otherwise. Children aged 12 and under should travel in the back seat.
When picking up riders traveling with small children, drivers can give them extra time to properly install a car seat before driving off. If a rider doesn’t have the appropriate car seat, if a driver is not comfortable with a rider installing one in their car, if a child does not appear to be within the height and weight safety requirements for the car seat, or if a driver otherwise feels that the child cannot be safely transported in the seat, the driver can cancel the ride.
Drivers using the Driver app may not deny a ride to a rider with a service animal or assistive devices (such as a wheelchair or crutches) because of the service animal or assistive devices. Applicable laws generally prohibit drivers from denying service to riders because of their service animals or assistive devices, and from otherwise discriminating against riders with service animals or assistive devices. Knowingly refusing a rider a trip because of their service animal or assistive devices can result in losing access to the Uber Marketplace Platform.
By law, a driver is only allowed to ask a rider two things about a service animal: if the animal is required because of a disability, and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform. By law, a driver can request documentation from a rider if a service animal is not easily identifiable as one. You can learn more about our service animal policy here.
Drug use and open containers of alcohol are never allowed while using the Uber Marketplace Platform.
If you’re a driver or delivery person, by law you cannot drive or bike while intoxicated. The law prohibits driving or biking while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other substance that impairs your ability to safely operate a vehicle or bicycle. If you encounter a rider who is too drunk or rowdy, you have the right to decline the trip for your own safety.
If you’re a rider and you have reason to believe your driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, ask the driver to end the trip immediately. Then exit the car and call 000/111. Once you have left the vehicle, please also report your experience to Uber.
Riders and their guests, as well as drivers and delivery people, are prohibited from carrying weapons while using the Uber Marketplace Platform, to the extent permitted by applicable law. In addition, you can learn more about our global Firearms Prohibition Policy here.
Deception can weaken trust and also be dangerous. Intentionally falsifying information or assuming someone else’s identity, for example when signing in or undergoing a security check, isn’t allowed. It is important to provide accurate information when reporting incidents, creating and accessing your Uber accounts, disputing charges or fees, and requesting credits. Only request fees or refunds that you’re entitled to, and use offers and promotions only as intended. Don’t knowingly complete invalid transactions.
Fraudulent activity may also include, but not be limited to: deliberately increasing the time or distance of a trip or delivery for fraudulent purposes or otherwise; accepting trip, order or delivery requests without the intention to complete, including provoking riders, merchants or Uber Eats users to cancel for fraudulent purposes; creating dummy accounts for fraudulent purposes; claiming fraudulent fees or charges, like false cleaning fees; intentionally requesting, accepting or completing fraudulent or falsified trips or deliveries; claiming to complete a delivery without ever picking up the delivery item; picking up a delivery item but retaining all or a portion of the item, and not delivering the entire order; actions intended to disrupt or manipulate the normal functioning of the Uber Marketplace Platform, including manipulating the settings on a phone to prevent the proper functioning of the platform and the GPS system; abusing promotions and/or not using them for their intended purpose; disputing charges for fraudulent or illegitimate reasons; creating improper duplicate accounts; or falsifying documents, records or other data for fraudulent purposes.
Delivery people should never touch, take or eat any part of an order – this is considered theft and may result in loss of access to the Uber apps.
To enhance the safety of each experience, off-app pickups are prohibited. The law also prohibits street hails or touting while using the Uber Marketplace Platform, so never solicit or accept payment outside the Uber Marketplace Platform. Riders, merchants and Uber Eats users should not pay for trips or deliveries in cash, and riders should not request trips from drivers outside of the Uber Marketplace Platform.
Never use Uber’s trademark or intellectual property without permission. If it’s required under local law to display Uber-branded items, drivers and delivery people should only use Uber-branded items that are obtained from Uber. Drivers and delivery people should not display Uber-branded items when they are not accessing the platform. Drivers and delivery people should also return Uber-branded items to Uber if they lose access to the platform. The use of unauthorised or third-party items—such as lights, placards, signs, or similar items bearing Uber’s name or trademark—may confuse riders or recipients.
If something happens, whether it’s good or bad, we make it easy for you to tell us. Our team is continuously improving our standards, and your feedback is important to keep our standards relevant as our technology evolves. Please rate your experience at the end of each trip or delivery. Honest feedback helps ensure that everyone is accountable for their behaviour. This accountability helps create a respectful, safe environment. And if something happens—such as a traffic accident—and you want to report it, you can tap Help in the app or visit help.uber.com so that our Support team can follow up. In case of an emergency or if you find yourself in immediate danger, alert your local authorities or emergency services before notifying Uber.
Drivers, riders, delivery people, Uber Eats users and merchants can give and receive ratings, as well as give feedback on how the trip or delivery went. This feedback system improves accountability and helps create a respectful, safe and transparent environment for everyone. Drivers and delivery people can see their current rating in the app. Merchants can find their Uber Eats user and delivery person rating by signing into Uber Eats Manager. Riders can see their rating displayed under their name by opening the app and touching the menu.
There is a minimum average rating in each city. This is because there may be cultural differences in the way people in different cities rate each other. Drivers, riders, delivery people or merchants that don’t meet the minimum average rating for their city may lose access to all or part of the Uber Marketplace Platform. If your rating is approaching this limit, we will let you know and may share information that may help you improve your rating.
If you’re looking to keep your average rating high, it’s helpful to be courteous and respectful to all people while using the Uber Marketplace Platform and interacting with others in the Uber community. Drivers and delivery people using the Uber Marketplace Platform typically provide excellent service to their riders and recipients, and most riders, delivery people and recipients are courteous and respectful, so most trips and deliveries run smoothly. Contacting Support will not lead to an individual rating being removed. We know that sometimes a trip or delivery doesn’t go well–that’s why your rating is an average rating.
If you’re a driver and you lose access to your Uber account for low ratings, you may have the opportunity to get back on the road if you meet eligibility requirements and provide proof that you’ve successfully taken a quality improvement course offered by third-party experts. Check with the Uber Support teamor go to help.uber.com to find out more.
If you’re a delivery person or driver and you don’t want to accept delivery or trip requests, you can just go offline or log off. If you’re a merchant, use the Pause New Orders feature or make specific items unavailable. This helps keep the system running smoothly for everyone.
For delivery people, drivers and merchants, if you consistently decline consecutive trip or order requests, our technology may assume you do not want to accept more trips or orders or have forgotten to log out, and you may be temporarily logged out. However, you are free to log back in whenever you wish to begin confirming availability for trips or orders again.
Losing access to the Uber Marketplace Platform may be disruptive to your life or to your business. That’s why we believe it is important to have clear standards that explain the circumstances in which you may lose access to the Uber Marketplace Platform. If you violate any applicable terms of your contractual agreement with Uber, or any other applicable policies, any one of these Community Guidelines or any additional policies and standards that are communicated by Uber to you from time to time, you can lose access to all or part of the Uber Marketplace Platform. If you have more than one Uber account, such as a rider account and a driver account, violating the Community Guidelines could also lead you to lose access to all Uber accounts. If you believe an error caused you to lose access to your account, you may contact the Uber Support team.
Uber receives feedback through a variety of channels, reviews reports submitted to our Support team that may violate our Community Guidelines, and may investigate through a specialised team. If we are made aware of potentially problematic behaviour, we may contact you so we can look into it. We may, at our sole discretion, put a hold on your account or turn your account inactive until our review is complete.
Not following any one of our guidelines may result in the loss of access to all or part of the Uber Marketplace Platform. This can include reported violations of our Community Guidelines and certain actions you may take outside of the Uber Marketplace Platform, including but not limited to other platforms, if we determine that those actions threaten the safety of the Uber community, our employees and contractors or cause harm to Uber’s brand, reputation or business. And if the issues raised are serious or a repeat report, or you refuse to cooperate, you may lose access to the Uber Marketplace Platform. Any behaviour involving violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, fraud or discrimination, or deceptive, illegal or unsafe activity, while using the Uber Marketplace Platform can result in the immediate loss of access to the Uber Marketplace Platform. Additionally, when law enforcement is involved, we will cooperate with their investigation in accordance with our Guidelines for Law Enforcement Authorities, found here.
Many states, cities, and airports regulate the provision of certain services, including ridesharing services, on the Uber Marketplace Platform. If we determine that your driver or delivery person account is not in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, we may be required to remove your access to the Uber Marketplace Platform.
Lastly, all drivers and delivery people wanting to use the Uber Marketplace Platform undergo a screening process, including motor vehicle record and background checks. A driver or delivery person will lose access to their Uber account(s) if a routine motor vehicle record check, background check or other check uncovers a violation of Uber’s Community Guidelines or other criteria required by local regulators.
To read more about our Community Guidelines, go here.
The prior version of the Community Guidelines for Australia and New Zealand is available here, for reference.