MEAL SHARING’S PRIVACY POLICY
  • Effective Date: September 30th, 2012

  • Welcome to Meal Sharing, an online platform owned and operated by Meal Sharing, LLC (“Meal Sharing”) that enables users to expand their palettes and social circles through dining at homes the world over and sharing their experiences with others (“Services”). This Privacy Policy is designed to answer your questions regarding our privacy practices and principles. By visiting [http://www.mealsharing.com] (the “Site”), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. You may choose not to provide any personally identifying information, however, doing so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site. If you require any more information or have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us [[email protected]].

  • At Meal Sharing, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. Meal Sharing is referred to in this Privacy Policy as "we," "us," "our" and "ourselves." Individuals that visit MealShare are referred to as "guests," "you," or "your." When this Privacy Policy uses the term "personally identifiable information," we mean information that identifies a particular individual, such as the individual's name, postal address, email address or phone number. When other information, such as user preferences, is directly associated with personally identifiable information, this information also becomes personally identifiable information for purposes of this Privacy Policy.

  • SCOPE OF PRIVACY POLICY

    This Privacy Policy applies to all personally identifiable information that we collect, on or after the effective date of this Privacy Policy, from individuals who provide us such information for the purpose of registering with and using the Site.

  • As a reminder, the Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. If you are under 18, do not submit your personal information to us.

  • INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

    Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside the jurisdiction of your state, province, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.

  • If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, Meal Sharing transfers personal information to the United States and processes it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. Additionally, your use of the Site warrants that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country and into the United States.

  • INFORMATION WE COLLECT

  • We may collect various types of personal information. For example, when a guest creates an account with us, we collect the following information: name, email address, postal address, and phone number. We also may collect other types of information such as gender, age, and personal interests, which we may associate with personal information.

  • HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

    We may use, collect, or share your personal information collected under this Privacy Policy in the following ways:

    • We will share your phone number and postal address with another user only after you and that other user have confirmed to share a meal with one another.
    • We may use your information to complete transactions requested by you, or to send you administrative communications about any account you may have with us or about future changes to this Privacy Policy.
    • We may send you promotional materials, and we may share your personal information with third parties so that they can send you promotional materials. These promotional materials may concern our services, and/or the products and services of a third party. These promotional materials may be sent to you by postal mail, email or other means.
    • We may publish a question or request that you send us via a support email in order to help up respond to your request and help other guests who may have similar questions or requests.
    • We may share your information with third parties hired by us to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your private personal information with such third parties subject to confidentiality obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy, and on the condition that the third parties use your personal information only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions.
    • We may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, without limitation, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce contest, sweepstakes, promotions and/or game rules; protect your safety or security, including, without limitation, the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or protect the safety and security of us and/or any third parties.
    • We may take your personal information and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals (aggregating your information with information about other individuals), or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you (de-personalizing your information). We may use this non-personally identifiable information for, among other purposes, research and analysis to improve our products and services.
  • Please note that all information you submit to any forums, message boards, or chat rooms on the Site is considered public information and is not protected by this Privacy Policy. We are also not responsible for any unwanted communications that may arise from such public disclosures.

  • FACEBOOK CONNECT

    Facebook Connect allows you to use your Facebook login information to login into MealShare. In using Facebook Connect, you will have the option to pre-populate your MealShare profile with information taken from your Facebook profile. You will also have the option of allowing your activity on MealShare to be automatically posted to your Facebook profile and feed.

  • COOKIES

    A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent from your browser from a web site’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

  • We may use cookies, for example, to keep track of your preferences, login information, or profile information. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and statistical information that does not include personally identifiable information.

  • LOG DATA

    Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services. We use Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them.

  • SECURITY

    We have put in place electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect, both during transmission and once we receive it.

  • AMENDMENTS TO PRIVACY POLICY

    We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If we amend this Privacy Policy to permit material changes in the way we collect, use and/or share your personal information, we will notify you of such changes by sending you an email at the last email address that you provided to us, and/or by prominently posting a notice of the changes on the Site. Any such material changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective thirty (30) calendar days following either our dispatch of an email notice to you or our posting a notice of the changes on our website. Any such material changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use and sharing of personal information that you provided to us before our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit material changes in our collection, use or sharing of personal information that you have provided to us before the effective date of such changes, you must so notify us before that effective date. Please be advised, however, that, regardless of whether you provide such notice to us, the changes to this Privacy Policy will apply to any personal information that you provide to us on or after the effective date of such changes.

  • THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND CONTENT

    The Site may contain links to other web sites that Meal Sharing believes may be of interest or use to you. Meal Sharing provides these links solely as a convenience to its guests. Please note that this Privacy Policy and Meal Sharing’s information collection, use, and sharing policies and procedures do not apply to other web sites. Meal Sharing takes no responsibility for and shall incur no liability for other web sites’ collection, use, or sharing of Personally Identifiable Information or other user information. Please review the privacy policies provided by each web site linked to the Site to familiarize yourself with the procedures of other companies.

  • OPT OUT

    If you wish to no longer receive our newsletter or promotional materials from us, you may opt out of these communications by editing your profile settings.

    Please note that we may contact you with important information or updates related to your use of our Services; you may not opt out of these notifications.

  • REVIEWING OR MODIFYING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

    You may review, update, correct or delete your personal information in your profile by editing the relevant part of your profile or by contacting us at [email protected] You may also contact us at that email address to request a summary of the information that we collect about you.

  • CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

    Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email protected] or write us at: