Ugh - Here we go again. Another thread on the same bullshit topic. THERE IS NO LONGER A 20 OR 25% COMMISSION PAID TO UBER. There is no longer a commission (Period).
If you accepted the May 22, 2017, addendum, you agreed to drive for Uber for $0.72/$0.675 per mile and $0.12/$0.1125 per minute. Uber can charge a rider a 5.0x surge rate and still pay you base. Uber can charge a rider for a 15-mile route and pay you for the 12-mile route you drove. Get used to it.
To make things easier, below is a copy of the addendum. Please show me anywhere in the addendum the word "Commission". You ants need to stop being in denial, choose better routes (i.e. longer), stop chasing quests, and only accept rides that have either a 2.0x Boost or Surge.
Last update May 22, 2017
You entered into a Technology Services Agreement with Rasier, LLC or one of its affiliates ("Company",
"we" or "us") for the use of the Uber Services in connection with your Transportation Services (as
amended, the "Agreement"). This is an addendum to that Agreement that updates fare and payment terms
and replaces Section 4 (Financial Terms) of the Agreement in its entirety. By clicking "Yes, I agree", you
agree to be bound by the additional terms below.
Capitalized terms used herein but not defined shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Agreement,
and, for the purposes of this addendum, "Ride" shall have the same meaning as "Transportation Services"
and "Rider" shall have the same meaning as "User". Except where modified above, the remainder of the
Agreement shall remain unchanged. This addendum replaces and supersedes any "Service Fee
Addendum" or "Service Fee Schedule" that you have previously agreed to.
Section 4 of the Agreement is replaced in its entirety with the following:
4. Financial Terms
4.1 Fares. You are entitled to a Fare for each Ride that you provide, where "Fare" is a base fare amount
plus actual distance and/or time amounts (or as required by applicable law), provided that distance and/or
time amounts may be predetermined in certain situations, such as for flat rate and minimum fare trips, or
estimated where GPS information for that trip is unavailable. Fares vary by region (detailed at
partners.uber.com), may vary depending on local supply and demand, and may also be adjusted in our
discretion based on local market factors. We will provide you with notice of any change to any base fare
or applicable distance and/or time amounts, as well as flat rate and minimum trip fares, and by continuing
to use the Uber Services, you are deemed to accept these changes. The Fare does not include gratuity.
Additionally, even though we often separately advertise and market the Uber Services and other products
and services generally (including discounts or promotions to Riders that reduce what they ultimately pay
for a Ride), this does not entitle you to any additional payment.
Unless we indicate to you otherwise, for each Ride, the Rider will pay an amount that includes the Fare,
applicable Tolls, applicable fees retained by us, and applicable taxes and surcharges, as well as the
Service Fee described in Paragraph 4.4 below (collectively, the "Rider Payment"). You appoint us as your
disclosed limited payment collection agent solely to accept the Rider Payment from Riders via the Uber
Services' payment processing functionality, and the Rider Payment to us (acting as your agent) is treated
the same as if that Rider paid you directly for that Ride. The Rider Payment is the only payment that will
be made to you by a Rider for a particular Ride. By accepting a Ride, you indicate your agreement to
charge the Rider Payment at the amount recommended by us as your agent. The Fare portion of the Rider
Payment shall operate as a default, but following completion of a Ride you are entitled to request to
charge a lower Fare, and we will consider these requests in good faith. Your Fares and applicable Tolls
will be remitted to you on at least a weekly basis. If you have agreed to any other amounts being deducted
from your Fares with any party (such as vehicle financing or lease payments, or mobile device charges),
those amounts will be deducted before remittance to you, and we may determine the order of these other
deductions if allowed by law.
If reasonable, we may adjust a particular Rider Payment (including the Fare portion) for reasons such as
inefficient routes, failure to properly end a Ride or technical error on our Services. In more serious
situations, such as fraud, charges for Rides that did not take place or Rider complaints, we may cancel or
refund a Rider Payment entirely (including the Fare portion). If a Rider cancels their Ride prior to your
arrival at the pick-up location, we may charge that Rider a cancellation fee on your behalf, and in this
case the cancellation fee will be treated the same as a Rider Payment for completed Rides.
4.2 Receipts. The Uber Services provide you with a system for delivering receipts to your Riders. At the
end of a Ride, the receipt will be electronically delivered to your Rider on your behalf. It includes a
breakdown of amounts charged and certain information about you and that Ride (including your details
and the route taken). If you think a correction should be made to the amounts charged, you must let us
know in writing within 15 business days after the Ride took place or we will have no further
responsibility and you waive your right to later dispute the amounts charged.
4.3 Taxes. You are required to follow applicable law regarding your tax registration, calculation and
remittance obligations for your Rides and provide us with all relevant tax information. You are
responsible for taxes on your own income. Based on applicable tax or regulatory considerations, we may
choose in our reasonable discretion to collect and remit taxes applicable to your Rides, and may provide
any of the relevant tax information you have given us directly to the applicable tax authorities on your
behalf or otherwise. For the purpose of this section, references to "tax" includes federal and state income,
gross receipts, sales and self-employment taxes, and similar charges.
4.4 Our Service Fee. In consideration of your use of the Uber Services, you will pay us a service fee
("Service Fee") that is on a per-Ride basis. In the event of a Ride where the Fare is greater than the Rider
Payment (excluding fees retained by us, and taxes and surcharges), no Service Fee will be charged for
that Ride. In such case, any excess amounts that you receive will be shown as an adjustment to your
Service Fee(s) (or if necessary, as an adjustment to another payment owed to you). For each Ride, the
Service Fee equals the Rider Payment minus: (a) the Fare; (b) Tolls; (c) any other fees retained by us
(e.g., booking fee); and (d) applicable
taxes and surcharges.