How We Collect and Use Information
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Services, to administer your use of the Services (including your Account, if you are an Account holder), and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Services. We also use some of your information to contact you, as described in our Terms of Service. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in the applicable communications. There are, however, some administrative communications that we have to send you from time to time, from which you cannot unsubscribe.
Account Information. If you create an Account, we’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and credit-card number or other billing information (“PII”). If you create an Account using your login credentials from one of your SNS Accounts, we’ll be able to access and collect your name and email address and other PII that your privacy settings on the SNS Account permit us to access. If you create an Account through the Site or one of your SNS Accounts, we may also collect your date of birth, ZIP code, and other information that is not considered PII because it can’t be used by itself to identify you. We don’t receive or store passwords for any of your SNS Accounts.
Information Collected Using Cookies and other Web Technologies. Like many website and mobile-application operators, we use automated data collection tools such as Cookies and Web Beacons to collect certain information.
“Web Beacons” (also known as clear gifs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on your hard drive, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).
Information Related to Use of the Services. Our servers automatically record certain information about how a person uses our Services (we refer to this information as “Log Data”), including both Account holders and non-Account holders (either, a “User”). Log Data may include information such as a User’s Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), browser type, operating system, the web page that a User was visiting before accessing our Services, the pages or features of our Services to which a User browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Services that a User clicked on, and other statistics. We use this information to administer the Services, and we analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) this information to improve and enhance the Services by expanding their features and functionality and tailoring them to our Users’ needs and preferences. We use the IP Address to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Services are used.
Information Sent by Your Mobile Device. We collect certain information that your mobile device sends when you use our Services, such as a device identifier, user settings, and the operating system of your device, as well as information about your use of our Services.
Location Information. In some cases we collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP address into a rough geolocation or through GPS or sensor data from your device that provides information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers to locate your mobile device. We may use location information to improve and personalize our Services for you. If you do not want us to collect location information, you can disable that feature on your mobile device.
How We Share Information with Third Parties
We will not share any PII that we have collected from you except as described below:
Information Shared with Our Services Providers. We may engage third-party service providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services, such as to confirm Meals you book. Such third-party service providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf and are expressly obligated not to disclose or use your PII for any other purpose.
Information Shared with Third Parties. We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for industry research and analysis, demographic profiling, and other similar purposes.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions. Information that we collect from you, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy or if we are acquired as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your PII may be disclosed or transferred to the third-party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Information We Disclose with Your Consent or at Your Request. We will share your PII with third-party sites or platforms, such as social networking sites, if you have expressly requested that we do so.
Security of Your Information
We take reasonable measures to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your PII) from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we can’t guarantee the absolute security of any information.
Identity theft and “phishing” are of great concern to us. Safeguarding your information to help protect you is a top priority for us. We won’t ever request any PII from you through unsolicited emails, text messages, or phone calls, so please don’t try to provide your PII to us except through our official Site and Apps. If you suspect someone is trying to obtain your PII by impersonating us or misleading you or other members of our community about the suspect person’s relationship to us or to our Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Modifying Your Information
You can access and modify the PII associated with your Account by changing it in your Account profile. If you want us to delete your PII and your Account, please contact us at email@example.com with your request. We’ll take steps to delete your information as soon as is practicable, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.
Your PII may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located outside the United States and choose to provide your PII to us, we may transfer your PII to the United States and process it here.
Our Policy Toward Children
Our Services are not directed to children under 18, and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 18. Children under 18 are not permitted to use our Services, and if we learn that we have collected PII of a child under 18, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.