Nufoodi Privacy Policy

 

Welcome to the Nufoodi Privacy Policy

When you use Nufoodi services you enhance personal connect with food and food communities but you trust us with your information. The purpose of Nufoodi’s Privacy Policy is meant to help our Members understand what data we collect; why we collect data; and what we do with the data we collect. The information here is important; we hope you will take time to read it carefully and understand it. In addition, keep in mind that you can find controls or settings to manage your information and protect your privacy and security within your Nufoodi account settings.[F1]

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 21, 2016

NUFOODI PRIVACY POLICY

Nufoodi (hereinafter referred to as "Nufoodi", "we", "us" or "our") operates a marketplace community platform that assists people in forming lasting offline experiences and relationships directly with one another, whereby they can book  create, discover, and list unique Event, Product, or Meals around the world, whether through our website or our mobile applications (“Platform”). Nufoodi refers to Nufoodi Inc.

There are different ways that you can use our services – to search for a unique recipe or dinning experience and possibly share what you find, to meet and or communicate with other people or market your expertise. When you share information with us, for example by creating a Nufoodi Account, we can make Nufoodi services even better – to show you better, faster, and more relevant search results and ads to products that you personally will find interesting, to help our Members connect with people or to make sharing with others more quickly and easily. As a Nufoodi user of our services, we would like you to be clear how we are using information and the various ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Your privacy matters to Nufoodi, so whether you are new Member to Nufoodi or a long-time Member, please take the time to get to know our privacy practices – and if you have any questions, contact us.

Nufoodi’s Privacy Policy is intended to inform our Members about how we treat Personal Information about you and how we might process it.  In the event you find that you are not aggregable to any part of this Privacy Policy we cannot provide the Platform to you, and your only option is to deactivate your Nufoodi account and to stop accessing the Platform. To deactivate your Nufoodi account you can learn more at http://www.Nufoodi.com/help

DEFINITIONS

Where the definition of a term does not appear in this Privacy Policy (such as “Listing”, “Meal”, “Content” etc.), it shall be given its definition as outlined in our Terms of Service (http://www.Nufoodi.com/terms).

Aggregated information” means information about all of our Memberss or specific groups or categories of Members that we combine together and which does not include the Members’ Personal Information.

"Data Controller" means Nufoodi, the company responsible for the use of and processing of our Members’ Personal Information.

"Personal Information" means information relating to a living individual or other entity who is or can be identified either from that information or from that information in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of the Data Controller.

WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DOES NUFOODI GATHER ABOUT ITS USERS?

1. Cookies, and other Tracking Technologies

Nufoodi uses cookies and other similar technologies on the Platform. Cookies allow us to identify your browser or device. This information, for one example, helps us to make better decisions is delivering the best possible Nufoodi experience. We may also allow our business partners to use their cookies and other proprietary or open source tracking technologies on the Platform. As a result, when you access or use the Platform, you will make available and provide certain information to us and to our business partners.

While you may enable or disable the usage of cookies through your browser’s settings, we do not change our practices in response to a “Do Not Track” request in the HTTP header from your mobile application or browser. If you click on advertisements for Nufoodi services on third-party platforms such as search engines and social networks we may track your activities and may also use analytics to track, record and monitor what you do in response to those advertisements.

We may, either through third-party companies and individuals or directly we engage to provide services to us, also continue to track your behavior on our own Platform for purposes of analytics, customer support, fraud prevention, research, regulatory compliance, product development, risk assessment, investigation, as well as to enable you to access, benefit, use and access the Platform and pay for various items and activities on the Platform. We may also, either through third-party companies and individuals or directly we engage to provide services to us, track your behavior on our own Platform to advertise and market our services to you on the Platform and third-party websites. Third parties that use cookies and other tracking technologies to deliver targeted advertisements on our Platform and/or third-party websites may offer you a way to prevent such specifically targeted advertisements by opting-out at the following websites of industry groups as the Network Advertising Initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and/or the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/). You may also be able to control advertising cookies provided by publishers, for example Google’s Ad Preference Manager (https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/). Please note, even when you choose to opt-out of receiving targeted advertising, you may still receive and be exposed to advertising on the Platform – it however will no longer be targeted to your particular interests.

Third parties may not collect information about users’ online activities on the Platform except as described in this policy and our Cookie Policy.

2. Information that you give us

We receive, process and store information you make available to us when accessing or using our Platform. Examples include when you:

  1. fill in any form on the Nufoodi Platform, such as when you initially register or update the details of your user profile or account;

  2. access or use the Nufoodi Platform, such as: to request status as a Pro, Planner, or Coach;  search for or post Event, Product, or Meals; make or accept reservations; pay for Event, Product, or Meals; book, purchase, or pay for any associated products or services that may be available (such as but not limited to cleaning); post comments or reviews; or communicate with other users;

  3. link your account on a third-party site (for example Facebook) to your Nufoodi account, in which case we will obtain the Personal Information you have provided to that particular third-party site, to the extent allowed or limited by your authorized chosen settings with the third-party site; and

  4. communicate with Nufoodi or other Nufoodi users.

 

 

3. Log Data

We may receive, store and process Log Data; Log Data is information that is recorded automatically by our server(s) whenever you access or utilize the Platform, regardless of whether you are registered with Nufoodi or logged in to your Nufoodi account, such as the date and time you access or use the Platform, your IP Address, the device hardware and software you are utilizing, referring and exit pages and URLs, pages viewed and the order of the viewed pages, the number of clicks, and the length of time spent on particular pages.

4. Mobile Data

When using particular features of the Platform, whether from our mobile applications or desktop applications, we may receive, store and process various types of information about your physical location, including general information (for example, IP address, zip code) and more specific information (for example, mobile devices with GPS-based functionality used to access the Nufoodi Platform or specific features of the Nufoodi Platform). If you access the Platform through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with information like location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS feature or other location-tracking features on your device, provided your device allows you to do this. For further information, please consult your device manufacturer’s instructions.

 

5. Third-party social plugins

Our Platform may use social plugins operated and/or provided by third-party companies, such as Facebook’s Like Button.

As a result of this, you may send to the third-party company the information that you are viewing on a certain part of our Platform. When you are not logged into your account with the third-party company, then the third-party may not be able to identify you. Conversely, when you are logged into your the third-party company account, then the third-party may be able to link information about your visit to our Platform to your account with them. Similarly, your interactions with the social plugin will most likely be recorded by the third-party.

Please refer to the third-party’s privacy policy to learn more about its data practices, such as what data is collected about you and how the third-party company uses the collected data.

HOW NUFOODI USES AND PROCESSES THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE OR MAKE AVAILABLE

We use and process Information about you for the following general purposes:

 

  1. to enable you to access and use the Platform;

 

  1. to operate, protect, improve and optimize the Platform, Nufoodi’s business, and our users’ experience, such as to perform analytics, conduct research, and for advertising and marketing;

 

  1. to help create and maintain a safer and more trusted environment on the Platform, such as fraud detection and prevention, conducting investigations and risk assessments, conducting checks against databases such as public government databases, verifying the address of your Event or Product Listings, and verifying any identifications provided by you ;

 

  1. to send you information requested by you, reminders, service, security alerts, support and administrative messages, technical notices, updates;

  2. where we have your consent, to send you marketing and promotional messages and other information that may be of interest to you[F2] . You will be able to unsubscribe or opt-out from receiving these communications in your settings (in the “Account” section) when you login to your Nufoodi account;

  3. to administer contests, , surveys, sweepstakes, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by Nufoodi or our business partners; and

  4. to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with third parties.

 

HOW NUFOODI USES AND PROCESSES USER COMMUNICATIONS

We may analyze, review, or scan your communications with other users exchanged via the Platform for customer support, fraud prevention, investigation, product development, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, and research purposes. For example, as part of our fraud prevention efforts, the Platform may, using message scanning and analyzation technology mask contact information and URL or generic references to other websites. These techniques would be employed to help prevent fraudulent users from asking Member Guests to send them money outside of the Platform, such as by bank transfer or other money transfer methods. We may also scan, review or analyze messages for research and product development purposes to help make search, reservation and user communications more efficient and effective, as well as to debug the Platform.

 

We will not review, scan, or analyze your communications for sending third-party marketing messages to you. We will also not sell these reviews or analyses of communications to third parties. We will also, where reasonably possible, use automated methods to carry out these reviews or analyses. However, in some instances we may have to manually review some communications. By using the Platform, you consent that Nufoodi, in its sole discretion, may review, scan, analyze, and store your communications, whether done using automated or manual processes..

WHEN NUFOODI DISCLOSES OR SHARES PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND TO WHOM

IMPORTANT: When you use the Platform, your data may be visible in other countries

We may transfer, store, use and process your information, including any Personal Information, to countries outside of the United States. Please note that laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and so the privacy laws applicable to the places where your information is transferred to or stored, used or processed in, may be different from the privacy laws applicable to the place where you are resident.

Your Personal Information may be disclosed as follows:

 

  1. Parts of your public profile page that contain some Personal Information may be displayed in other parts of the Platform to other users for marketing purposes.

  2. Your public Listing page will always include some minimum information such as the city and neighborhood where the Event, Product, or Meal is located, your public profile photo and your responsiveness in replying to Member Guests’ queries. Parts of your public Listing page may be displayed elsewhere in the Platform to other users for marketing purposes. The Platform may also display the Event, Product, or Meal’s approximate geographic location on a map, such that a user can see the general area of the Event, Product, or Meal.

  3. The Platform allows your public profile and public Listing pages to be included in search engines, in which case your public profile and public Listing pages will be indexed by search engines and may be published as search results.

  4. When you submit a request to book an Event, Product, or Meal, your full name will become visible to the Host. We will not share your phone number unless there is a confirmed reservation.

  5. When your request to book an Event Reservation is accepted by the Host or when you accept a Member Guest’s request to book your Event, Product, or Meal, we will disclose some of your Personal Information to the Host or Member Guest. However, your billing information will never be shared with another user.

  6. When a Member Guest dines at your Event, Product, or Meal or when you partake in the enjoyment of a Host’s Event, Product, or Meal, we may ask you to review the Member Guest or the Event, Product, or Meal. If you choose to provide a review, your review may be public on the Platform.

  7. You may link your account on a third-party social networking site to your Nufoodi account. We refer to a person’s contacts on these third-party sites as “Friends”. When you create this linkage:

 

    • some of the information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be published on your Nufoodi account profile;

 

    • your activities on the Platform may be displayed to your Friends on the Platform and/or that third-party site;

 

    • other Nufoodi users may be able to see any common Friends that you may have with them, or that you are a Friend of their Friend if applicable;

 

    • other Nufoodi users may be able to see any schools, hometowns or other groups you have in common with them as listed on your linked social networking site(s); and

 

    • the information you provide to the Platform from the linking of your accounts may be stored, processed and transmitted for fraud prevention and risk assessment purposes.

 

 

The publication and display of information that you provide to Nufoodi through this linkage is subject to your settings and authorizations on the Platform and the third-party site.

  1. We may distribute parts of the Platform (including your Public Listing) for display on sites operated by Nufoodi’s business partners, using technologies such as HTML widgets. If and when your Event or Product Listings are displayed on a partner’s site, information from your public profile page may also be displayed.

  2. We may allow our related entities such as our subsidiaries, and their employees, to use and process your Personal Information in the same way and to the same extent that we are permitted to under this Privacy Policy. These related entities comply with the same obligations that we have to protect your Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

  3. We may also engage third-party companies and individuals to provide services to us, including services to help verify your identification or to conduct checks against databases such as public government databases (where legally allowed). We may provide Personal Information about you to these third parties, or give them access to this Personal Information, for the limited purpose of allowing them to provide these services. We will ensure that such third parties have contractual obligations to protect this Personal Information and to use it only for related purposes.

  4. You acknowledge, consent and agree that Nufoodi may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Collective Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) respond to claims asserted against Nufoodi; (b) to comply with legal process (for example, subpoenas and warrants); (c) to enforce and administer our agreements with users, such as the Terms of Service, (http://www.Nufoodi.com/terms); (d) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes; or (e) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Nufoodi, its users or members of the public. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify users about law enforcement requests for their data unless prohibited by law or by the government request, or if doing so would be futile or ineffective.

 

We may also publish, disclose and use Aggregated Information and non-personal information for industry analysis, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS BY NUFOODI

If Nufoodi undertakes or is involved in any acquisition, merger, reorganization, sale of assets or bankruptcy or insolvency event, then we may sell, transfer or share some or all of our assets, including your Personal Information. In this event, we will notify you before your Personal Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

HOW TO CHANGE OR DELETE YOUR INFORMATION, OR CANCEL YOUR NUFOODI ACCOUNT

You may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in your Nufoodi account by logging in to your account. If you would like to cancel your Nufoodi account entirely, you can do so by logging in to your account. Please also note that any reviews, forum postings and similar materials posted by you may continue to be publicly available on the Platform in association with your first name, even after your Nufoodi account is cancelled.

KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE

We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect your Personal Information against the unauthorized access, destruction or alteration of your information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no method of storing electronic information, can be 100% secure. So, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your transmissions to us and of your Personal Information that we store.

YOUR PRIVACY WHEN YOU ACCESS THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND RESOURCES

The Platform will contain links to other websites not owned or controlled by Nufoodi. Nufoodi does not have any control over third-party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies, web beacons or other files on your device, or collect and solicit Personal Information from you. They will have their own rules about the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information. We encourage you to read the terms of use and privacy policies of the other websites that you visit.

Some portions of the Platform implement Google Maps/Earth mapping services, including Google Maps API(s). Your use of Google Maps/Earth is subject to Google’s terms of use (located at http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/help/terms_maps.html) and Google’s privacy policy (located at http://www.google.com/privacy.html), as may be amended by Google from time to time.

SPECIAL FEATURES AND PROGRAMS

Referral service and requesting for references

The Platform provides a referral service that allows you to invite your friends and contacts to use the Platform. The Platform also allows you to ask your friends and contacts to write a reference for you, to be published on your Nufoodi profile.

We may integrate the Platform with third-party sites such as Facebook, so that you can send invitation messages or requests for references via the third-party site itself. These messages will be sent by the third-party site, and Nufoodi does not collect or retain the contact information that is used to send them.

You may also send invitation/request emails via the Platform itself, in which case we will ask you for the email addresses to send these emails to. You can type in the email addresses manually, or you can request Nufoodi to import the contacts in your email account address book(s). In both cases, we will use the information sent to us for the sole purpose of sending your friends and contacts a one-time email, inviting him or her to visit the Platform or to write a reference for you. With respect to referrals, we will also store the email addresses of your invitees to track if your friend joins Nufoodi in response to your referral.

If you request us to import your contacts, we will collect, but not store, the username and password for the email account you wish to import your contacts from. We will use this information only for the purpose of importing your contacts.

Nufoodi Associates Program

If you are allowed to join Nufoodi’s Associates Program (see http://www.Nufoodi.com/associates) and you sign up for it, you will have to provide us with certain Personal Information to enable us to provide the Associates Program to you.

Groups

Registered account holders may organize, search for, and/or participate in offline events in selected cities known as (“Nufoodi Groups”).

If you organize a Nufoodi Group or designate that you will be an attendee at one, this information, together with some of your public information (such as the picture within your profile and what has been deemed your public profile information) and any messages that you may have posted to that Nufoodi Group, will be visible to users who browse the event. However, the location of where you are dining will not be considered public information by Nufoodi. If you publish postings in a Group, then your postings will be visible to such users as well. The ability to browse the Group will depend on the Group settings, and it may or may not be limited to members of that Group

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

It is possible at any time that we change how we collect and then use Personal Information. Changes such as these may occur without prior notice and at our sole discretion.

 

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If we make material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you either by posting the changed Privacy Policy here or, if the changes are significant, by sending a more prominent notice to your Nufoodi message area or email to you. Provided at the top of this Privacy Policy you will find the “Last Updated Date”. If changes to this Privacy Policy are alerted to you via email communication, then the date on which the email was sent will be deemed to be the date of your receipt of that email.

Should the Privacy Policy change it is important to review it and understand it.  In the event you find that you are not aggregable to the changed Privacy Policy we cannot continue to provide the Platform to you, and your only option is to deactivate your Nufoodi account and to stop accessing the Platform. To deactivate your Nufoodi account you can learn more at http://www.Nufoodi.com/help.

GOT FEEDBACK?

We value your opinion! If you’d like to provide feedback  regarding this Privacy Policy, please email us at legal@Nufoodi.com

COOKIE POLICY

In an effort to continue to enhance our user experience Nufoodi gathers use data using  "cookies" in conjunction with the Platform. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in your web browser (on your computer or mobile device) while you are browsing.  for record-keeping purposes. For example, a cookie could allow the Platform to recognize your specific browser, while another could store your preferences as to how you would like to view certain things within your browser, and other information.

Your browser may allow you to set how cookies are  handled, such as declining all cookies or prompting you to decide whether to accept each cookie. But please note that in turning off cookies some parts of the Platform may not work as intended or may not work at all.

Nufoodi cookies and third-party cookies

While you are in use of the Platform Nufoodi may place on your device our cookies. Correspondingly, our Privacy Policy as outlined here will apply to our treatment of the information gathered by way of our cookies.

There may be cookies placed on your device via one or more of our business partners. For example, for we use Zoho for our web analytics, and so Zoho may also place and set cookies on your device. As will be explained further below, cookies may also be placed on your device by other third-party partners for advertising purposes.

The two types of cookies that may be used on the Platform, are namely “persistent cookies” and “session cookies”.

A session cookie normally will expire upon the closing of your browser, while a persistent cookie will remain on your device after your browser has been closed, and can be used again the next time you access the Platform.

Other technologies

The Platform may also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, such as web beacons and tr0000acking URLs to obtain Log Data about users. We may also use web beacons and tracking URLs in our messages to you to determine whether you have opened a certain message or accessed a certain link.

Uses for Nufoodi cookies

Nufoodi uses cookies for a number of purposes, such as the following:

 

  1. to enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of the Platform across different web pages and browser sessions.

  2. to simplify access to and use of the Platform making it more seamless.

  3. to monitor and analyze the effectiveness , operation and performance, of the Platform, so that we may continue to improve and optimize it.

  4. to present to you content (which may include advertisements) that you will find more relevant..

 

Uses for third-party cookies

The purpose of our partners’ cookies are  to gather information that will support their efforts to provide services to Nufoodi. For example, a third-party companies or an individual who we engage to provide services to us may track on our Platform user behavior to better market and advertise Nufoodi Event or Product Listings or services to you on the Platform and outside of the Platform at third-party websites. Some third parties that implement cookies and other various tracking technologies to display specifically targeted advertisements on our Platform and/or third-party websites offer controls to prevent such advertisement targeting advertisements through a process of  opting-out at the following industry groups websites as the Network Advertising Initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and/or the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/). Additionally the control advertising cookies may be provided directly by publishers, for example Google’s Ad Preference Manager (https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/). Please note, even when you choose to opt-out of receiving targeted advertising, you may still receive and be exposed to advertising on the Platform – it however will no longer be shaped to your particular interests.

Facebook for example places a cookie on the Platform that will enable Facebook to gather an aggregate of non-Personal Information meant to optimize Facebook’s services. For example, if a user on Facebook clicks on a Nufoodi mobile app advertisement and then follows through to install the app, Facebook will be informed via this cookie that the app has been installed by a user (not personally identified) after clicking on the advertisement. Facebook may also be informed by this this cookie that a user is using the app, and this would all take place without specific app actions or the user being identified.

Disabling Cookies

Cookies are normally accepted by most browsers. However, in the Help portion of your browser you will find settings to decline cookies. Please be aware that in adjusting these settings to decline cookies it may limit you from being able to sign in or customize your Nufoodi experience. Additionally some of the Platforms interactive features may be disabled. Flash cookies are not the same as browser cookies. Your browser’s cookie management settings will not limit or remove a flash cookie. If you would like to learn more about managing flash cookies you can visit Adobe’s website (http://www.adobe.com/) - changes may be made within Adobe’s Global Privacy Settings Panel (http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html).

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to  change this Cookie Policy at any time. If material changes are made to the Cookie Policy, we will inform you either by posting the enhanced Cookie Policy on the Platform, by sending you an email, or both.

Should the Cookie Policy change it is important to review it and understand it.  In the event you find that you are not aggregable to the changed Cookie Policy we cannot continue to provide the Platform to you, and your only option is to deactivate your Nufoodi account and to stop accessing the Platform. To deactivate your Nufoodi account you can learn more at http://www.Nufoodi.com/help.

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