Your privacy is important to us; Food Genius operates on a few big principles:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we believe we need it.
Website Visitors, Mobile Application(s) Users, and API Users
Like most website and mobile application operators, Food Genius collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, phone type, referring site, and the date, time, and nature of each visitor request. Food Genius’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Food Genius’s visitors use its website or Service and to better understand consumer behavior when dining out. From time to time, Food Genius may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website or Service.
Food Genius also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Food Genius only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the Food Genius’s website or users of the Service may choose to provide us with personally-identifying information in order to use or access certain functionality. The amount and type of information that Food Genius gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account with Food Genius to provide an email address and to enter how frequently they eat certain types of foods. You can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from engaging in certain website-related activities and advanced features of the Service.
You also understand that you may encounter or use the Service in a variety of ways and through other websites or applications. Food Genius may aggregate information received from you through your various uses and encounters with the Service to create an overall taste profile for you. This will help us improve the Service and make better suggestions to you or other users.
Food Genius may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Food Genius may monitor the types of dishes eaten in certain geographic areas or the average opinion of users for a certain geographic area or ingredient. Food Genius may display this aggregated information publicly or provide it to others. However, Food Genius does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Disclosure of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Food Genius discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and partners that need to access this information in order to process it on Food Genius’s behalf or to provide services available on Food Genius’s websites or applications. We do not permit these parties to access personally-identifying information other than as necessary for provision of the services for or on behalf of Food Genius. Some of those employees, contractors and partners may be located outside of your home country; by using Food Genius’s website or service, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Food Genius will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Food Genius may also (i) release your information if required to do so by law or in response to any court order, subpoena, search warrant or governmental request or (ii) disclose your information if we believe that disclosure is appropriate or necessary to protect the security or integrity of the Service or website, protect the rights, property or personal safety of Food Genius, its employees, users, restaurants or others, or (iii) use and disclose your information to enforce our agreements and policies, mitigate liability or investigate user complaints or defend ourselves against any claims, suits, allegations or damages.
If you are a registered user of a Food Genius website or service and have supplied your email address, Food Genius may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, implement a survey or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Food Genius and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users unless you explicitly request it remain unpublished; if we do publish it, we will not include any personally identifiable information. Food Genius takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Public Pages and Functions
You understand that any information, including personal information and comments, that you post or provide on any publicly viewable portion of the website or service (such as a restaurant review or dish review) will be accessible to third parties and the public. You are responsible for exercising caution when deciding what to disclose or post on any public portion of the site or service.
Other Websites and Information Security
This policy covers this website and service operated by Food Genius only. Any other websites or services that may be linked to or by our website or service, including participating restaurant websites, will be subject to their own policies which may differ from ours. You should carefully read the privacy policies of these websites before submitting any personal information.
Usage by Children
Food Genius does not knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen (13) to sign up for the service or to otherwise disclose any of their personal information to us. If you are under 13 years old, please do not use or access our service. We do not intend to collect information about children under the age of 13. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s information from our systems. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 whom you believe has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may delete and remove the child’s information from our systems.
Food Genius is committed to protecting your privacy as described in this policy while also fulfilling our responsibility to uphold all applicable laws and regulations. Due to potential legal requirements and other possible circumstances, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed or accessed in ways not otherwise described in this policy. We may be compelled under law to disclose information to government or third parties under certain circumstances or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Further, we can, and you hereby authorize us to, disclose any information to law enforcement or other government officials that we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in compliance with the law.
If Food Genius, or substantially all of its assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that Food Genius goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Food Genius may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Location of Service
The website and service is controlled and offered for access and use in the United States and complies with appropriate US legislation and regulation. If you are a resident in any other country or jurisdiction or are accessing the website from any other country or jurisdiction, you agree that you are doing so at your own volition and that your information may be transferred and processed in the U.S.