Allez Community Guidelines
Our guidelines were developed to help make every experience feel safe, respectful, and positive. They apply to everyone who uses Allez’s platform including but not limited to drivers, riders, delivery people, merchants, and businesses. It also includes interactions you may have with Allez employees and contractors, through online support systems, or over the phone.* And, in some instances, our guidelines apply to conduct outside the Allez Platform that we become aware of, including but not limited to information from other platforms, when such conduct may threaten the safety of the Allez 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 Allez Platform, as well as the behaviors or circumstances that may cause you to lose access to the Allez Platform. There will always be unforeseen events that may ultimately lead to your losing access to using the Allez Platform and services, but the following guidelines—which we’ll update regularly—provide the basis for behavior we expect from all in the Allez community. Not following any one of our guidelines can constitute a material breach or violation of the terms of your agreement with Allez and may result in the loss of access to part or all of the Allez Platform.
Please take a moment to read them.
Guidelines for all of us
Everyone who signs up for an Allez account is required to follow Allez’s Community Guidelines. They reflect the following 3 pillars and the standards in each of these sections.
Treat everyone with respect
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.
Help keep one another safe
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 these general Allez Community Guidelines.
Follow the law
We’re committed to following all applicable laws and earning your trust, and we expect everyone who uses the Allez Platform to do their part and adhere to relevant laws and regulations, as well as airport rules and regulations where applicable.
Your feedback matters
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 Allez Support team. Our team is continually improving our standards and policies, and your feedback is important so that we can take appropriate action to keep our standards relevant as our technology evolves.
Treat everyone with respect
Treat everyone in the Allez community as you would like to be treated yourself: with respect. The actions you take while using the Allez 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 Allez Platform and interacting with others in the Allez 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 trash 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 Allez 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 Allez community. That’s why we’ve created standards and policies on physical contact, sexual assault and misconduct, threatening and rude behavior, post-trip contact, discrimination, and property damage.
Don’t touch strangers or anyone you just met while using the Allez Platform. Limited exceptions are permitted for people needing or requesting physical assistance (for example, elderly or disable riders who may need help getting into and out of the vehicle). Hurting or intending to hurt anyone is never allowed.
Sexual assault and misconduct
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. Sexual assault and sexual misconduct of any kind is prohibited. Sexual assault and misconduct refers to sexual contact or behavior without explicit consent of the other person.
Personal space and privacy should be respected. The following list provides examples of inappropriate conduct but is not exhaustive.
- Do not ask personal questions (for example, about relationship status or sexual orientation)
- Do not comment on appearance (for example, derogatory or “complimentary” comments)
- Do not make explicit comments or gestures (for example, slurs, or graphic or suggestive messages)
- Do not flirt (for example, nonverbal, suggestive flirting, or being too physically close)
- Do not display indecent material (for example, sexually suggestive objects or pictures)
- Do not make any unsolicited sexual advances
- Allez has a no-sex rule regardless of whether you know the person or they give you their consent
Threatening and rude behavior
Aggressive, confrontational, or harassing behavior 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 Allez community; this includes unsolicited sharing of such images through Allez’s online support systems or in connection with an Allez 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 behavior, including toward the Allez Support team. Do not discriminate against someone based on traits such as their age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected under relevant law.
For example, it is unacceptable to:
- Refuse to provide services based on characteristics like a person’s age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected under relevant law.
- Rate another user—whether drivers, riders, delivery people, merchants, restaurants, or businesses—based on these traits.
- Discriminate on the basis of a rider’s destination 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 Allez Platform to avoid receiving a 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.
We also want to help increase the transport options and delivery options for people with disabilities. That’s why we have information available for drivers, riders, and other users on this topic. You can go here to learn more about Allez’s commitment to accessibility. Drivers using the Allez 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 Allez Platform, breaking or vandalizing 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.
Help keep one another safe
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 Allez 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 Allez Platform. For example, 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 to the Allez user—with no exception.
People under the age of 18
You must be 18 years or older to have an Allez 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 account by themselves. These age limitations apply unless our local guidelines, terms, or other policies say otherwise.
Extra riders and non-account riders
When driving with Allez, 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 Allez, the account holder is responsible for the behavior of their entire party. If you request a ride or a delivery for another adult, you’re held responsible for their behavior during their trip or delivery.
For an easy pickup or delivery, the Allez Platform gives riders and users identifying information about drivers and delivery people and their vehicles, including their license plate number, vehicle make and model, profile picture, and name. Inaccurate or outdated information creates confusion among riders and can diminish their experience using the Allez Platform.
Drivers and delivery people must complete 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 license that’s about to expire.
Seat belt use can be the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries related to vehicle crashes. Every delivery person using a vehicle, every driver, and every rider—including those in the back seat—should 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.
Helmets for bikes, motorcycles, and scooters
For your safety, when riding a bike, motorcycle, or scooter, a driver will provide you with a helmet. If it does not fit well, please cancel your ride. Helmets 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. Allez is not responsible for injuries sustained from improper use of helmets.
Use of dashcams that record video and/or audio
Drivers may choose to install and use a dashcam, which can be used to record rides and provide evidence to Allez, 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. We review reports of crashes and potentially unsafe driving behavior.
Proper maintenance and upkeep
Pursuant to the terms of their agreement with Allez, 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 tires. 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.
Share the road
Safe roadways require drivers to practice safe behavior, which includes looking out for all travelers, regardless of how they get around.
Allez 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 Allez receives notice from a public health authority that someone using the Allez Platform may present a potential for public harm, we may temporarily block the individual’s access until it is reasonably safe to allow the individual to resume using the Allez Platform. Similarly, we may prevent individuals in an entire city or region from using part or all of the Allez Platform or impose other requirements 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 Allez Platform might present a danger.
Follow the law
We have standards based on applicable laws and regulations that everyone must follow. For example, using the Allez 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.
Follow all laws
Everyone is responsible for knowing and obeying all applicable laws, including 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 Allez Platform.
All relevant licenses, permits, and any other legal documents required of 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 license, 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 and 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 shift or other knobs, buttons, or components that are used to operate a vehicle. For riders and users, don’t ask a driver or delivery person to speed or to make illegal stops, dropoffs, or maneuvers.
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 traveling with infants and small children. Where 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 other policies say otherwise. Children age 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.
Service animals and assistive devices
Drivers using the Allez 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 will result in losing access to the Allez Platform.
Drugs and alcohol
Drug use and open containers of alcohol are never allowed while using the Allez 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 cancel the trip or end the trip immediately. Then exit the vehicle and call 911. Once you have left the vehicle, please also report your experience to Allez.
Riders and their guests, as well as drivers and delivery people, are prohibited from carrying firearms while using the Allez Platform, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
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 Allez 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 or 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 Allez 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.
Street hails and off-platform pickups
To enhance the safety of each experience, off-platform pickups are prohibited. The law prohibits street hails while using the Allez Platform, so never solicit or accept payment outside the Allez Platform. Riders should not request trips from drivers outside of the Allez Platform.
Other unacceptable activities
Never use Allez’s trademark or intellectual property without permission. Drivers and delivery people should not display Allez-branded items when they are not accessing the platform. Drivers and delivery people should also return Allez-branded items to Allez if they lose access to the platform. The use of unauthorized or third-party items—such as lights, placards, signs, or similar items bearing Allez’s name or trademark—may confuse riders or users.
Your feedback matters
If something happens, whether it’s good or bad, we make it easy for you to tell us. Our team is continually 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 behavior. 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 support at 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 Allez.
Drivers, riders, delivery people, 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. Riders can see their rating displayed under their name by opening the app and touching the menu.
Drivers, riders, delivery people, or merchants that don’t meet the minimum average rating for their country may lose access to all or part of the Allez 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 Allez Platform and interacting with others in the Allez community. Drivers and delivery people using the Allez Platform typically provide excellent service to their riders and users, and most riders, delivery people, and users 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 Allez 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 Allez Support team, or go to our website to find out more.
Delivery, order, and trip acceptance
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. If you decline 3 trips in a 24-hour span, you will be banned from using Allez for 24 hours.
How Allez enforces our guidelines
Losing access to the Allez 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 Allez Platform. If you violate any terms of your contractual agreement with Allez, or any applicable terms or policies, including any one of these Community Guidelines or any additional policies and standards that are communicated by Allez to you from time to time, you can lose access to all or part of the Allez Platform. If you have more than one Allez account, such as a rider account and a driver account, violating the Community Guidelines could also lead you to lose access to all Allez accounts. If you believe an error caused you to lose access to your account, you may contact the Allez Support team.
Allez 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 specialized team. If we are made aware of potentially problematic behavior, 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 Allez Platform. This can include reported violations of our Community Guidelines and certain actions you may take outside of the Allez Marketplace Platform, including but not limited to information from other platforms, if we determine that those actions threaten the safety of the Allez community, our employees, and contractors, or cause harm to Allez’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 Allez Platform. Any behavior involving violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, fraud, or discrimination, or deceptive, illegal, or unsafe activity, while using the Allez Platform can result in the immediate loss of access to the Allez Platform. Additionally, when law enforcement is involved, we will cooperate with their investigation in accordance with the law.
Many countries and airports regulate the provision of certain services, including ridesharing services, on the Allez 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 Allez Platform.
Lastly, all drivers and delivery people wanting to use the Allez Platform undergo a screening process, including motor vehicle record and police records. A driver or delivery person will lose access to their Allez account(s) if a motor vehicle record check, police record check, or other check uncovers a violation of Allez’s Community Guidelines or other criteria required by local regulators.
*Note: Drivers and delivery people are not agents (actual, ostensible, or otherwise) or employees of Allez. Drivers and delivery people do not act pursuant to any authority (actual, apparent, or otherwise). They are independent third-party providers.