Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Prevention Policy
By using the platform you expressly agree to adhere to this policy. As a user you understand if you engage in ANY type of sexual abuse or misconduct, you are then in breach of your agreement with JumpRydz and susceptible to being prosecuted in a court of law.
JumpRydz prohibits and does not tolerate sexual abuse or misconduct….PERIOD. Providing a “Safe Space” for a rider or driver requires participation on both parts. No one regardless of his or her title, position or age has the authority to commit or allow sexual abuse or misconduct.
Definitions and Examples
The following definitions or examples of sexual abuse, misconduct or harassment, may apply to anyone. Sexual abuse or misconduct may include, but is not limited to:
- Child sexual abuse – any sexual activity, involvement, or attempt of sexual contact with a person who is a minor (under 18 years old) where consent is not or cannot be given.
- Sexual activity with another who is legally incompetent or otherwise unable to give consent.
- Physical assaults or violence, such as rape, sexual battery, abuse, molestation, or any attempt to commit such acts.
- Unwanted and intentional physical conduct that is sexual in nature, such as touching, pinching, patting, brushing, massaging someone’s neck or shoulders, and/or pulling against another’s body or clothes.
- Material such as pornographic or sexually explicit images, posters, calendars, or objects.
- Unwelcome and inappropriate sexual activities, advances, comments, innuendoes, bullying, jokes, gestures, electronic communications, or messages (e.g. email, text, social media, voicemail), exploitation, exposure, leering, stalking or invasion of sexual privacy.
- A sexually hostile environment characterized as comments or conduct that unreasonably interferes with one’s work performance or ability to do the job or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
- Direct or implied threats that submission to sexual advances will be a condition of employment or affiliation with the organization.
Immediately report suspected sexual abuse or misconduct to your dispatcher or customer care via your app. You will then be instructed on how to submit your written incident report. It is not required to directly confront the person who is the source of the report, question, or complaint before notifying any of the individuals listed. JumpRydz will take every reasonable measure to ensure that those named in a complaint of misconduct, or are too closely associated with those involved in the complaint will not be part of the investigative team.
Anti-retaliation and False Allegations
JumpRydz prohibits retaliation made against any user or another person who lodges a good faith complaint of sexual abuse or misconduct or who participates in any related investigation. Making knowingly false or malicious accusations of sexual abuse or misconduct can have serious consequences for those who are wrongly accused. JumpRydz prohibits making false or malicious sexual misconduct allegations, as well as deliberately providing false information during an investigation.
Investigation and Follow-up
JumpRydz will take all allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct seriously and will promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigate whether misconduct has taken place. JumpRydz may utilize an outside third party to conduct an investigation of misconduct. JumpRydz will cooperate fully with any investigation conducted by law enforcement or other regulatory/protective services agencies. JumpRydz will make every reasonable effort to keep the matters involved in the allegation as confidential as possible while still allowing for a prompt and thorough investigation.
Reporting to Law Enforcement or Appropriate Child or Adult Protective Services
JumpRydz is committed to following the state and federal legal requirements for reporting allegations or incidents of sexual abuse or misconduct to appropriate law enforcement and child or adult protective services organizations. It is the policy of JumpRydz not to attempt to investigate or assess the validity or credibility of an allegation of sexual or physical abuse as a condition before reporting the allegation to proper law enforcement authorities or protective services organizations.
New York State:
Reports of suspected child abuse or maltreatment should be made immediately to the New York Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, commonly known as the Child Abuse Hotline, at 1-800-342-3720. This hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Drive Team Member Screening and Selection
As part of its sexual abuse and misconduct prevention program, JumpRydz is committed to maintaining a diligent screening program for prospective and existing Drive Team Members. JumpRydz may utilize a variety of methods of screening and selection, including but not limited to applications, personal interviews, criminal background checks, and personal and professional references.