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January 2014

Zubie Privacy Commitment

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Zubie’s Privacy Commitment

Privacy and personal data are topics that have been in the news quite a bit lately. At Zubie, we understand how important the security and privacy of your data are to you — because they are just as important to us. I’d like to take a few minutes to tell you about Zubie’s privacy commitment.

First off, we treat the data we collect for or from you as private and confidential. It belongs to you.

Will we share your personal data for marketing purposes with anyone? Not unless you expressly tell us we can. To explain: Part of the Zubie value is our ability to make you special offers on service discounts, insurance or other incentives. So from time to time, you’ll get a note from us asking if you’d like to take advantage of these special offers by sharing your personal info with one of our partners. If you say yes, we share. If you say no, we do not.

So what do we do with your data? We use it to make Zubie better and we use it to think about and potentially develop new products and features that would be useful.  We also analyze and aggregate data to better understand overall trends. Sometimes, we might share this aggregate data with our partners, but understand that this aggregate information is never intended to identify any Zubie user. This means that we remove information from the data that could be used to personally identify any particular user. This is called de-identification. An example of how companies use aggregate and de-identified data is when you get an email telling you that home prices in your area are an average of $x. The company has looked at trends and made assumptions based on aggregate — not individual data.

Bottom line, we feel very strongly about our commitment to being transparent about how we use your data and giving you the control to decide whether your personal data is shared for marketing purpose. These are the same commitments we as drivers and consumers would want and expect.

Please review our updated Privacy Policy for more information.

The Zubie Roundup at CES

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CES Zubie Roundup


From initial reports, it looks like the Connected Car will be one of this years’s hottest topics at CES. We’re excited to be here, specifically at Booth 80009 in the Gold Pavilion in the midst of all the automotive mayhem.

But given the record crowds expected this week of over 150 thousand, we couldn’t pass up the chance to inject a little mayhem of our own. And if you play along, you just might be one of a lucky few that win a free device and a year’s worth of subscription. Here’s the scoop….

We have released a few deficient drivers to roam the halls of CES and create mayhem with their anti-social and unsafe driving habits. And we need your help rounding them up. They can be identified by the ubiquitous Zubie badges, usually in the form of a sticker worn on the lapel.

Now, all you need to do is snap and tweet a picture of the offending Zubie with the hashtag #ZubieRoundup. Every day we will determine one winner based on the first person to round-up all five (or closest) offenders.

Here’s a little more information about these unsavory characters.

zubie_badge_en_fuego En Fuego – Believes that jabbing the gas pedal fast enough can overcome all limits of time and space.  Also always presses elevator buttons repeatedly.  A transmission’s worst nightmare.


zubie_badge_speed_demonTreats the highways as his own personal Nürburgring.  He can’t drive 65…or for that matter even 70.   Spends life on the passing lane…also his demise.


zubie_badge_night_owlStrongly dislikes traffic and sunlight. Drives a light colored car that matches his pale skin.  Believes that Red Bull has magical powers.



zubie_badge_old_timerDrives a car that’s really been around the block…like several thousand times, or hundreds of thousands of miles.  Loves crank windows and cylinder misfires.



zubie_badge_zubie_nubieThe dreaded new driver. Obsessively focused on the 10-2 position while somehow managing to be in everyone’s blind spot.   Brakes for…well, everything.


Follow us at @GoZubie and Happy Hunting!