We provide the following operational guidelines for law enforcement officials seeking information from Pullova Technologies, Inc., and their subsidiaries. We may change these guidelines without notice. Private parties, including civil litigants and criminal defendants, should consult our Guidelines for third Party Data Requests.
In some cases, law enforcement may find that a rider or Pullova driver who has filed a complaint can directly provide the best evidence. Receipts have detailed information about the trip including the date, time, pickup and drop off locations, route, distance, duration, fare breakdown, method of payment, and the names of the rider and driver. Riders can access trip receipts for past rides under the “History” tab in the Pullova app.
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Upon receipt of a formal written request by email to ALERT@pullova.com, we will work to preserve records in connection with official criminal investigations for 90 days. Law enforcement may extend a preservation request, once, for additional 90 days. We do not maintain preserved materials unless we receive an extension request or legal process.
We will provide responsive records in accordance with our terms, policies, and applicable law. Some general principles are set forth here, but may not apply in every case.
Typically, we require a subpoena issued in connection with an official criminal investigation to compel the disclosure of basic information. Typically, we require a search warrant issued under the procedures described in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure or equivalent stat warrant procedures upon a showing of probable cause to compel our disclosure of certain communications between people using Pullova or GPS location information. We make exceptions to these requirements for emergency and exigent requests, where a user has provided consent, or – for requests that do not require a warrant – where other legal or regulatory standards apply.
Typically, we require Dutch authorities with supervisory and investigate powers to provide a warrant, court order or other legally binding order to compel the disclosure of a Dutch person’s (personal) data.
Depending on the jurisdiction of the requesting law enforcement agency and the location of riders or drive-partners, we may require a United States or Dutch mutual Legal Assistance Treaty request or letter derogatory or compel the disclosure of records. We will provide any responsive records in accordance with our terms, policies and applicable law.
We have a process for evaluating requests on an emergency or exigent basis where there is an emergency or exigency that involves protecting a user, driver partner, or third party who has been physically harmed or stopping illegal activity that poses an immediate threat of physical harm, or in cases of verifiable time-sensitive investigations. Requestors must submit an Emergency Request Form (which can be requested through ALERT@pullova.com) that describes in detail the nature of the emergency or urgency, including details about the nature of the alleged actual or threatened physical harm or exigency, and we review these requests on a case-by-case basis. We may provide responsive information when we have a good faith belief that doing so may protect riders, driver-partners, others, us or otherwise assist with an exigent investigation. Notwithstanding, we may still require law enforcement to obtain appropriate legal process for any initial or additional disclosure. To facilitate our review, law enforcement should provide as much detail about the incident or emergency as possible.
Authorized law enforcement using an official government domain may send legal process to ALERT@pullova.com. We accept courtesy copies through ALERT@pullova.com as a convenience but reserve all rights and objections, such as for lack of jurisdiction or improper service.
Law enforcement should include in their request:
It is our policy to notify riders and driver of law enforcement requests for their information before disclosure, with exceptions for emergencies, exigent requests, when we have a good faith belief that notice would be counterproductive or would create a risk to safety, or when we are prohibited from doing so by law (i.e., statutory prohibition, court order, and delayed notice). Law enforcement officials seeking non-disclosure of legal process should provide the details of their investigation to us so that we may determine whether a request falls into one of these exceptions. In all other circumstances, law enforcement officials who do not want their request disclosed should obtain an appropriate court order establishing that notice is prohibited before serving legal process on Pullova.