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Legal Notice – Terms of Use

We are Trails & Dust, a motorcycle rental, tours and training business operating in Dubai, UAE. We are registered with IFZA free zone authority based in Dubai.

This policy does not cover other third parties through whom you may interact with us. This is a high-level summary to explain how we collect, process, store, and otherwise use information about you and your rights in relation to that information. For full information, please see the full policy below.


We may collect information from you in a multitude of ways, including, but not limited to, phone calls, customer service contacts, mobile apps, websites, and other sources, including third-party service providers and business partners.

We collect information from customers during the process of reservation and rental transactions, such as name, address, and payment card information.

We use “cookies” and other electronic tools to collect statistical information about your use of our websites, subject to your instructions.


The information you provide will be used to provide you with the services you request.

We will use the contact information you provide to communicate with you to provide these services.

We may use your contact details to send you information about our products and services, where permitted by you.

We use personal information for our own analytical purposes and to enable us to help our customers by improving our services and websites


We may provide your information to designated third-party service providers.

We do not sell your information to unrelated third parties but may, with your permission, share your information with third parties partners for marketing purposes.

Your information may be transferred out of your country or region of residence to countries such as the United States for processing and storage in accordance with applicable law.

Your information may be transferred out of your country or region of residence to provide services requested by you.


We use reasonable measures to safeguard Personal Data from theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification.

We aim to maintain appropriate physical, procedural and electronic safeguards to protect your Personal Data.

We generally keep customer information for as long as we believe necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, or as allowed or required by law.

There are multiple reasons for collection and any applicable laws, so it is not practical to list applicable retention periods in this Policy.


You have the right to access, review, or update the Personal Data we hold about you.

In certain circumstances, you can also request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data, or reduction of our processing or object to certain processing activities.

We will try our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements.

Where we use consent as a basis for processing, you can always withdraw that consent.


If you have any questions or concerns about how we process your Personal Data you may contact us.

We may modify this Policy at any time, but changes will not apply retroactively.

We may notify you on our website when we make material changes.

This Policy was last updated on December 31st 2020.



We are Trails & Dust, a motorcycle rental, tours and training business operating in Dubai, UAE. We are registered with IFZA free zone authority based in Dubai.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other third parties through whom you may transact with us.

This Policy covers the information we collect about you in connection with our motorcycle rental businesses, which identifies, or can be used to identify, you as an individual (“Personal Data”).  It does not apply to information that cannot reasonably identify you. For example, but without limitation, aggregated anonymous data are not Personal Data.

We respect the privacy rights of our customers and are committed to protecting your privacy. This Policy explains our data handling practices with regard to your Personal Data, as well as your rights associated with that data.


  1. Collection
  2. Purposes
  3. Sharing
  4. Retention & Security
  5. Your rights
  6. Questions & Changes

We collect Personal Data that you provide on our websites, on third-party websites, on applications, and offline in connection with any inquiries, reservations, rentals, or purchases you make in relation to our services. We may collect your Personal Data directly or through our service providers, business partners, discount sponsors, advertisers, and booking channel providers. For further details, see below:

  1. TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED may include, but are not limited to:

Personal Information:



Date And Place Of Birth



Email Address

Phone Number

Passport Number

Driver’s License Or Other Id Photograph

Credit Score And History

Criminal History

Technological Information:

IP Address

Device Id

Ip Address

Browser Type

Operating System

Mobile Device Identifiers

Geo-Location Data

State Or Country From Which You Accessed Our Websites

Specific Webpages Visited

Date And Time Of A Visit

Websites You Visited Immediately Before And After Visiting Our Websites

Number Of Links And Specific Links You Click Within Our Websites

Functions You Use On Our Websites

Any Reservations, Updates, Purchases, Or Other Transactions Through Our Websites

Data You View Or Download From Our Websites

Number Of Times You View Any Particular Advertisements

Rental Information:

Payment Card Information

Video Of Your Interaction With Us

Membership Organization Number

Frequent Flyer Number

Loyalty Program Details

Organizational Affiliations

Employee Id Number

Employer Name And Contact Information

Booking Location

Rental Location

Return Location

Preferences And Usage Information

Charges Incurred

Purchase Prices And Details

Itinerary Information

Data Related To Claims

Motorcycle sourced information (telematics):

With express customer consent we may use in-motorcycle data systems to collect data about the motorcycle’s condition and performance (including mileage, fuel, and other operational data) and the driver’s operation of the motorcycle during their rental for safety, security and claims management reasons and may retain this data as necessary for these purposes.

With express customer consent, we may also have the ability to track the motorcycle’s location throughout the duration of a rental, although we will only access this information in circumstances where the driver is in breach of the rental agreement, by failing to return the motorcycle on time or by driving into unauthorized territories.

Sensitive Data:

We may collect certain Personal Data that constitutes sensitive data in some countries, such as data about (i) health conditions (for instance, if you ask us to accommodate a disability, such as by provision of hand controls, or if there is an accident and we need to work with insurance and claims management companies relating to any injury you may incur) or (ii) membership of a trade union (or similar organization) if you use a CDP Number that only members of that union or organization can use. Depending upon applicable local law, we may be unable to process such sensitive data without your consent.

Please note that if you wish to rent with us or our licensees and need to provide sensitive data, we will use that sensitive data for our operational uses as described in this Privacy Policy, subject to your consent where required under applicable law.

  1. METHODS AND SOURCES OF COLLECTION may include, but are not limited to:

Online collection:

our websites

our kiosks

our mobile “apps”

our official third-party social network pages

your computer’s web browser

third party social networks

Cookies and online data collection:

We use cookies on our websites to store information on your computer or mobile device to improve your online experience. Cookies are small text files that let you navigate between pages efficiently, remember your preferences, help us understand how this website is performing, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help to ensure the advertising you see online is more relevant to you.

Generally, our cookies may perform the following functions:

  1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are vital for the operation of our websites. Without them, you would not be able to move through the website and use some of its features. Essential cookies enable information you provide and the decisions you take regarding your rental to be remembered from page to page in the booking process. Because these cookies are essential, we do not enable you to choose to disable them on our website.

  1. Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember preferences you have requested in previous visits including and changes you have made to customize the site to your liking. We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online. The information these cookies collect is anonymized and used in relation to that website only.

  1. Performance Cookies

We use performance cookies to analyze how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.

  1. Advertising Cookies

We and our advertisers use cookies to serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. They are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. We may also use cookies placed by advertising agencies who may record that you have visited this website and share that information with other advertising organizations to enable targeted advertising to be sent to your computer.

  1. Third-Party cookies

Third-party cookies are set by a different organization to Hertz. For example, our websites may contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube, and banners delivered for Hertz through an advertising partner’s network. These sites may set their own cookies.

If you would like to disable cookies or change the cookie settings on any of our websites, please go to the Manage my cookies link at the bottom of the webpage for full information and to record your preferences.

Our websites are not directed to individuals under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly obtain Personal Data from such individuals.


With regard to mobile apps, any app’s collection and use of Personal Data that is materially different from what’s described in this Policy will be supplemented by an individual privacy policy that will require acceptance for that specific app.

As the internet and other eCommerce channels continue to develop, we may deploy and utilize different types of technologies to collect data regarding your visit or usage.

Offline collection:

– calls to or from our reservation, customer service, emergency road-side assistance, customer contact or member care centers

– in-person at rental locations

– in-motorcycle or in-equipment technology or through other telematic devices

– in connection with a reservation (even an abandoned or interrupted reservation), a rental of a motorcycle or equipment, or your purchase of a motorcycle or equipment

-reservations you make with us through licensees, travel agents or brokers, online or in-person

transactions you complete with us, our licensees, and agents including options you take, charges you incur and any incidents or accidents that may occur

– when you join our membership programs

– CDP Sponsors or sponsors of promotion codes, affiliation, or special discount codes

– consumer reporting agencies and other companies that have business relationships with us, such as our licensee’s affiliates and business partners, including airlines, hotels, and insurance companies

– claims Management service providers (either affiliated directly with us or operated by a third party)

Depending on the purposes for which we collect and use your Personal Data, as set out in this Policy, the Personal Data we collect from you may be required due to a statutory or contractual obligation, provided on a voluntary basis, or necessary for us to enter into a contract with you.

If you do not provide your Personal Data to us this may result in disadvantages to you. In particular, we may not be able to rent to you. However, unless otherwise stated, not providing your Personal Data will not result in legal consequences for you.


Below we have set out the various purposes for which we process your Personal Data. We have also set out the legal grounds for the processing of your Personal Data for each purpose:

  1. OPERATIONS AND SERVICES: We may use your Personal Data to provide you with the services or products you request from us and to perform other activities related to such services or products, including billing and collection following a rental, or to communicate with you regarding (i) any reservation you initiate or rental transaction; (ii) your membership/status in one of our membership programs; or (iii) changes to the terms or features of any of our membership programs to which you belong.

Legal grounds: to perform our contract with you or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you.

  1. OUR MARKETING: We may use your Personal Data to provide you with marketing information, special offers, and promotions via various means, including e-mail, in accordance with applicable law.

Legal grounds: With express customer consent we may use your Personal Data to send you such marketing communications (including via email) for these marketing purposes where necessary for our legitimate interests, which include promoting our products and services, special offers, and promotions which may be of interest to you.

You can unsubscribe from receiving such messages at any time by contacting us at the details in Section 6 below as well as the unsubscribe link in each e-mail message. Please note that if you exercise these choices, you will continue to receive communications concerning your account and products and services you requested, and in response to any requests for information by you. Please also note that this process may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law.

  1. THIRD-PARTY MARKETING: We may also share your Personal Data with a sponsor or other third party that provides you with special offers or promotions that may be of interest to you (“Third Party Provider”) where permitted.

Legal grounds: on the basis of your consent. You may instruct us at any time not to share your Personal Data covered by this Policy with such Third-Party Providers where you have previously consented.

Please note that (i) this process may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law; and (ii) even after such process is completed, your personal and other information may continue to be shared with CDP Sponsoring Organizations (see below), our affiliates (including affiliated websites under common ownership or control), and designated service providers in accordance with this Policy.

  1. OTHER THIRD-PARTY PURPOSES: As part of our services, we have engaged with third-party organizations that sponsor the special discount code (called a CDP number), member, employee or other number used by you to complete a rental or purchase (“Sponsoring Organization”). As a result of our relationship with these Sponsoring Organizations, we may be under an obligation to provide them with details about you and your use of our services as they relate to your relationship with them, such as (i) to confirm your eligibility to rent using that number, (ii) to establish your compliance with the rules set up by the Sponsoring Organization for use of the number, or (iii) to enable their payment of your rental costs. If you do not wish us to disclose relevant Personal Data to the Sponsoring Organization for these or other disclosed purposes, you must not use the number associated with them.

Legal grounds: to perform our contract with you where you use a CDP, member, employee, or another number.

Sponsoring Organizations may have different privacy practices than we do, and we recommend you review the Sponsoring Organization’s privacy policy for the purposes which they will use your information. As we do not control the Sponsoring Organization’s privacy practices, they may not be the same as ours. However, because of your relationship with the Sponsoring Organization, they can use Personal Data which they receive from us for the purposes specified in their privacy policies or similar statements, including authorizing their designees to receive and process your information on their behalf.

  1. NORMAL COURSE OF BUSINESS: We may also process your Personal Data and other information if such processing is necessary:
  2. to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, law enforcement request, or another legal process;

Legal grounds: where it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

  1. to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of us or others;

Legal grounds: where necessary for our legitimate interests, which are to protect such interests, rights, safety and property;

iii. to enforce any terms of service on our websites or the terms and conditions of any rental, purchase, or utilization;

Legal grounds: for our legitimate interests, which are to protect us and enforce such terms of service or terms and conditions.

  1. as part of a business transaction where all or some of our assets are bought, sold, or otherwise transferred by act of law or contract; and Legal grounds: for our and third parties’ legitimate interests.
  2. to operate our systems properly.

Legal grounds: for our legitimate interests, which are the proper running of our systems and our business in order to provide our products and services to you and other customers.

  1. TELEMATICS: We may use in-motorcycle data systems to collect data about the motorcycle’s position, condition, and performance during your rental. Use may include:

i.to collect data relating the motorcycle’s condition and performance during the rental (including motorcycle damage, mileage, fuel use, and other operational data) to improve the accuracy of our billing processes on the return of the motorcycle;

Legal grounds: for our legitimate interests to ensure accurate charging for your uses of the motorcycle, including for fuel and damage, during your rental, with express customer consent.

  1. to collect data relating to the driver’s operation of the motorcycle during the rental for safety, security and claims management reasons, including contacting the renter if the data suggests there is a security, safety or operational issue that we need to bring to your attention. Legal grounds: for our legitimate interests to enable us to defend and manage claims arising out of accidents involving the rental motorcycle; to ensure we meet our safety and security obligations in relation to the motorcycle and each rental, with express customer consent.

iii. to track the motorcycle’s location throughout the duration of a rental in order to access such information solely where the driver is in breach of the rental agreement (by failing to return the motorcycle on time or by driving into unauthorized territories) or to assist in the defense and management of claims following an accident involving the motorcycle.

Legal grounds: for our legitimate interests to protect our assets, enforce our terms and conditions, and defend and manage claims, with express customer consent.

  1. to track the motorcycle to enable us to provide information to you as you drive about areas of historic or leisure interest, restaurants, service or fuel stations or other places or services of interest;

Legal grounds: on the basis of your consent.

  1. to share with you, your employer or others information about your driving performance (such as speed) during your rental;

Legal grounds: With express customer consent to each specific use requested.

  1. WEBSITES: If you use our websites we may process your Personal Data as follows:
  2. Aggregated or anonymized information: We may share with other third parties aggregate or anonymized information about our website users, such as your use of this website or other websites, and the services provided on this website or other websites, as well as any rental, purchase, or utilization information.
  3. Social media: If you participate in certain public features of our websites, apps, or social media websites/apps, please note that any information you or others voluntarily disclose through the use of such features, becomes available to the public and/or other users whom you have designated.

If you choose to provide access credentials to designated individuals, please be aware that any information you provide to us may be visible to such individuals.

We are not responsible for the information that you or others choose to disclose publicly and such information is not subject to this Policy.

iii. Links to third parties: We may provide links to third-party websites, or maybe linked to third-party websites. Since we do not control third-party sites, and we are not responsible for any information you may provide while on such sites, we encourage you to read the privacy policies on those websites before providing applicable third-parties with your information.


We may share your Personal Data with third parties in the following circumstances:

  1. To provide services to you: We will share your personal data among ourselves, and other companies to provide services to you, including to:
  • make your rental reservations
  • process and/or confirm your transactions
  • provide you with enhanced rental services, such as services provided in connection with Hertz membership programs
  • provide you with customer assistance
  • bill and collect amounts owed in connection with your rentals and membership(s)
  • for customer satisfaction and market research purposes to help us improve our services
  1. Disclosure to companies you use: We will also share your information with companies you use in connection with your rental, including:
  • your credit card provider and other companies that process your charges
  • any intermediary you use, such as a travel agent or broker, in relation to any aspect of your rental
  • any operator of a membership program for which you are rewarded for renting with us, such as a frequent flyer program
  • any Sponsoring Organization that is paying all or part of your rental charges (see section 2d above)

iii.  Protective and legal uses: We may use, share, and disclose your personal data for legal reasons as we believe necessary or appropriate, including to:

comply with applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence

process, handle or otherwise respond to claims for damages, including for bodily injury or property damage

comply with legal process

respond to requests from public and government authorities including those outside your country of residence

enforce our terms and conditions

recover our motorcycles or any monies due, such as debt collection agencies

protect our operations or those of any of our subsidiaries

protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our subsidiaries, you or others

allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain

  1. Disclosure to our service providers and agents: We may use other companies as our service providers or agents to act on our behalf and assist us in the conduct of our business, performing services for us under our instruction. These services may include hosting certain websites or databases, operating “apps” for us on our social media networks’ pages, running contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions for us, sending marketing communications, carrying out data analysis and conducting customer satisfaction surveys or other research. We will seek to require our service providers and agents to maintain appropriate security standards to protect your personal data and use the personal data we provide to them only for the purposes we specify.
  2. Disclosure for corporate transactions: We may disclose your personal data to a third party in connection with any contemplated or actual reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).


Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Policy may involve the transfer of your Personal Data to various countries around the world that may have different levels of privacy protection than your country of residence or interaction with us, such as when you request rental services to be provided to you in a country outside the European Union (“EU”).

Where our transfer of your data is necessary to provide rental services requested by you, the legal basis for the transfer is the contractual necessity of the transfer, and your Personal Data will be processed by the company providing the services you requested in accordance with applicable local law.

Where we transfer your Personal Data to a third party outside the European Union and no legal basis applies, such as where we transfer the data to a company processing it to our instruction to enable us to provide our services, we will ensure that the required safeguards are in place for the transfer. These include (i) where the entity receiving the data is located in a country recognized by the European Union as having adequate safeguards in place; (ii) where the transfer is to the United States, where the recipient company participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield (see below);  or (iii) where we have entered into EU approved standard contractual clauses with the recipient to protect the data. For example:

  1. EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: The Applies to Personal Data received in the United States from the European Union (“EU”). We are committed to treating such EU Personal Data in accordance with the principles, including Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability.
  2. EU Standard Contractual Clauses: Where we transfer your Personal Data outside of the European Economic Area to a company or a country that is not covered by an adequacy decision from the European Commission, we implement EU approved standard contractual clauses to ensure that your Personal Data is protected. You can request a copy of these standard contractual clauses by contacting us as set out in Section 6 below.



We retain personal data about our customers for as long as we believe it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or unless otherwise allowed or required by law. We collect Personal Data for a number of purposes (see above) and may be required to retain it for legal (including tax) reasons for a period that is longer than the time we need or use the data for the purpose of providing our rental services to you. We maintain a data retention policy to cover all the Personal Data we retain across our systems. If you have any questions about the retention period applying to the Personal Data we collect about you, please contact us (see Section 6).


Information is stored and accessed in various locations and cloud services. Servers that store information are primarily located in the United States and Europe, although storage may occur in other locations as well. We use reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures (a) to safeguard Personal Data against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification; and (b) to ensure the integrity of your Personal Data. To help us protect your privacy, you should maintain the secrecy of any login IDs and passwords, Member numbers, or other identifiers or credentials you may have set up or were provided with in connection with your participation in or use of our products, services, or websites.


As you may be aware, there is no completely secure method of transmitting or storing data. Although their physical characteristics are different, postal mail, telephone calls, text messages, faxes, and transmissions over the Internet or wireless networks all present possibilities of loss, misrouting, interception and misuse of the data that is transmitted.  If you have reason to believe that any account with us is no longer secure, you must immediately contact us.

We try to strike a balance between the security of your data and your convenience.  As a result, we may sometimes use a method of communication that is less secure than a less convenient alternative.  For example, but not limitation, we may send you an e-mail or a text message in unencrypted form (i.e. instantly readable) because many of our customers are unable to access encrypted (i.e. coded) e-mail or messages. This means that our message if misrouted or intercepted could be read more easily than encrypted messages. Such messages may contain Personal Data. Please do not include confidential information, such as your credit card number or account passwords, in any e-mail or text you send to us or on any posting you make to a public area of a third-party social network page, especially since any such posting immediately becomes public. For a more secure way to communicate with us over the Internet, please click on the “Contact Us” link on any of our websites.


You have the right to request access to, review, and update your Personal Data covered by this Policy, and can request this by contacting us at the details set out in Section 6 below. While we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such access requests, if allowed or required by applicable laws. If you are a member of one of our membership or rewards programs, you may update the information in your member profile by logging into your applicable member profile.

  1. You also have the right to:
  2. request rectification of your Personal Data where the information that we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete;
  3. object to the processing of your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, including profiling to the extent it relates to direct marketing;

iii. object to the processing of your Personal Data where our legal basis for that processing is that such processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, subject to any overriding legitimate grounds that we may have for the processing;

  1. object to automated decision making (including profiling) in certain circumstances;
  2. request erasure of your Personal Data in certain circumstances, such as where processing is no longer necessary for the purpose it was originally collected for and there is no compelling reason for us to continue to process (or store) it;
  3. request restriction of your Personal Data in certain circumstances, such as that we do not process certain of your Personal Data (other than merely by storing them) following a rental in circumstances where all matters relating to the rental have been completed and the data is being stored only to meet certain legal (e.g. tax) requirements; and

vii. receive (or ask us to transmit to another organization) your Personal Data that you have provided to us which we process by automated means where our processing is either based on your consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with you.

In addition, where we process your Personal Data on the basis of your consent, you can withdraw that consent at any time.

You can make a request to us to exercise any of these rights by contacting us as set out in Section 6 below.


(a) CONTACT US: We do business in Portugal and aim to comply with the privacy laws applicable to the Personal Data we collect and use. Should you have a concern or complaint about our handling of your Personal Data, you may contact us directly via the methods described below. We will work to respond and resolve your complaints in an expeditious manner. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority in your jurisdiction.

Please contact us by emailing info@trailsanddust.com or writing to the address below if you have any questions, wish to exercise your rights of access, or seek other assistance as described above.

(b)   CHANGES: We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time for any reason by posting revisions on this webpage or on applicable apps or other sites.  Such changes will be effective upon posting, but will not apply retroactively.  Whenever we make a material change, we will note the date of such update in the introductory page above, and post a note on the home page of our applicable websites.