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Our mission is to help you with any dining decision and allow you to discover where and what to eat. To do that, we show you personalized content based on the friends/people you follow and eventually ads for restaurants we think you’ll be interested in based on information we collect from you and third parties. We only use that information where we have a proper legal basis for doing so.
We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it and what choices you have about it. Because we’re a mobile app and an internet company, some of the concepts below are a little technical, but we’ve tried our best to explain things in a simple and clear way. If you have any questions or comments on this policy, please contact us.
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Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of the State of California and would like to learn how your “personal information” (as defined in the Shine the Light Law, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83) is shared with third parties, what categories of personal information that we have shared with third parties in the preceding year, as well as the names and addresses of those third parties, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or send us mail to: 2004 11th Street NW, #322, Washington, D.C. 20001
Personal Information Collected
Use of Personal Information
Where you submit personal information, TidBit may use your name, username, email address, and/or phone number or personal information that you make available to respond to any inquiries made by you or to send you notifications regarding the App, including but not limited to announcements, alerts regarding postings by other users or App-related notifications to personalize your experience with the App and to facilitate the delivery of the applicable App Offerings to you.
We may also employ other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include sending direct and electronic mail, removing duplicate information from User lists, analyzing data and providing marketing analysis. The agents performing these limited functions on our behalf shall have access to our Users’ personal information as needed to perform these functions for us, but we do not permit them to use User personal information for other purposes.
We will also use your personal information for customer service, to provide you with information that you may request, to customize your experience with the App Offerings and/or to contact you when necessary in connection with your use of the App Offerings. We may also use your personal information for internal business purposes, such as analyzing and managing our service offerings including, without limitation, the App Offerings. We may also combine the information we have gathered about you with information from other sources.
By submitting your personal information by and through the App Offerings, you agree that such act constitutes an inquiry and/or application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule (16 CFR §310 et seq.), as amended from time to time (the “Rule”) and applicable state do-not-call regulations. As such, notwithstanding that your telephone number may be listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s Do-Not-Call List, and/or on applicable state do-not-call lists, we retain the right to contact you via telemarketing in accordance with the Rule and applicable state do-not-call regulations.
We reserve the right to release current or past personal information: (A) in the event that we believe that the App Offerings are being or have been used in violation of the Terms of Service or to commit unlawful acts; (B) if the information is subpoenaed; provided, however, that, where permitted by applicable law, we shall provide you with e-mail notice, and opportunity to challenge the subpoena, prior to disclosure of any personal information pursuant to a subpoena; or (C) if we are sold, merge with a third party, are acquired or are the subject of bankruptcy proceedings; provided, however, that if TidBit is involved in a bankruptcy proceeding, merger, acquisition or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on the App of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices that you may have regarding your personal information.
You hereby consent to the disclosure of any record or communication to any third-party when we, in our sole discretion, determine the disclosure to be appropriate including, without limitation, sharing your e-mail address with third-parties for suppression purposes in compliance with applicable law, including the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as amended from time to time. Users should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission.
Non-Personal Information Collection and Use
IP Addresses/Browser Type
We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you and your desktop computer and/or mobile device when you visit many of the pages of the App. This non-personally identifiable information may include, without limitation, the type of browser that you use (e.g., Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer), your IP address, the type of operating system that you use (e.g., Windows or iOS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Verizon, AT&T). We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of the App Offerings and to enable us to personalize your App experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze usage of the App Offerings.
When you use any of the App Offerings, we may collect geolocation data to determine your location and your proximity to a restaurant or other establishment for purposes of increasing your ability to provide a rating on the App or for other related purposes. We would first request permission from you, per the permission settings system on your mobile device, to allow our App to collect information about your location and your proximity to a restaurant or other establishment for rating purposes. If you initially permit the collection of this information, you can later disable it by changing the geolocation settings on your mobile device. However, this may limit your ability to use certain features of our App Offerings. If you permit the App to access geolocation services through the permission settings system on your mobile device, we may collect your location while the App is running in the foreground or background of your mobile device. We intend to use this information for purposes of sending reminders or push notifications to you, in certain circumstances, to rate the restaurant or other establishment that you may have recently visited, to the extent that you have not yet rated that restaurant. You will have the ability to disable this function in the geolocation settings on your mobile device.
TidBit reserves the right to transfer and/or sell aggregate or group data about Users of the App Offerings for lawful purposes. Aggregate or group data is data that describes the demographics, usage and other characteristics of App Offerings Users as a group, without disclosing personally identifiable information.
Interactive Services/Social Media Pages
The App is designed to help account holders share information with others. By default, your name and email address are available for purposes of searching by users of the App. Any information that you post, including your name, photographs, comments, and expressions of ‘liking,’ will be publicly displayed to those who follow you and may be viewable by anyone on the App or on third-party platforms, including Social Media Pages, to where your content is linked. Further, TidBit may choose, from time to time, to promote your Content to some or all of TidBit’s users. All sharing of information is done at your own risk, and individuals may disclose this information to third parties without TidBit’s control.
If you engage in any interaction with TidBit, other users or any third party on any Social Media Pages or via the Interactive Services, you should be aware that: (a) the personal information that you submit by and through such Social Media Pages and/or Interactive Services, as applicable, can be read, collected and/or used by other users of these mobile applications/websites/services (depending on your privacy settings associated with your accounts with the applicable Social Media Websites or Mobile Applications), and could be used to send you unsolicited messages or otherwise to contact you without your consent or desire; and (b) where TidBit responds to any interaction on such Social Media Pages, your account name/handle may be viewable by any and all members/users of TidBit social media accounts.
We are not responsible for the personal information that you choose to submit on, or link to, any Social Media Pages or via the Interactive Services. The Social Media Pages operate independently from TidBit and we are not responsible for such Social Media Pages’ interfaces or privacy or security practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings of the Social Media Pages with which you interact to help you understand those Social Media Pages’ privacy practices. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of any Social Media Pages that you use, please refer to their applicable privacy notices or policies.
Third-Party Websites and Mobile Applications
This App may contain links to third-party owned and/or operated websites and mobile applications, including, without limitation, the Social Media Pages. TidBit is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites or mobile applications. In some cases, you may be able to make a purchase through one of these third-party websites or mobile applications. In these instances, you may be required to provide certain information, such as a credit card number, to register or complete a transaction at such website or mobile application. These third-party websites and mobile applications have separate privacy and data collection practices and TidBit has no responsibility or liability relating to them.
We endeavor to safeguard and protect our Users’ personal information. When Users make personal information available to us, their personal information is protected both online and offline (to the extent that we maintain any personal information offline). Where we ask Users to enter sensitive information, if ever, and when we store and transmit such sensitive information, that information is encrypted with advanced TLS (Transport Layer Security).
Access to your personal information is strictly limited, and we take reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is not accessible to the public. All of our Users’ personal information is restricted in our offices, as well as the offices of our third party service providers. Only employees or third party agents who need User personal information to perform a specific job are granted access to User personal information. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all User personal information. Employees not adhering to our firm policies are subject to disciplinary action. The servers that we store User personal information on are kept in a secure physical environment. We also have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control.
Please be advised, however, that while we take every reasonable precaution available to protect your data, no storage facility, technology, software, security protocols or data transmission over the Internet or via wireless networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Computer hackers that circumvent our security measures may gain access to certain portions of your personal information, and technological bugs, errors and glitches may cause inadvertent disclosures of your personal information; provided, however, that any attempt to breach the security of the network, our servers, databases or other hardware or software may constitute a crime punishable by law. For the reasons mentioned above, we cannot warrant that your personal information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through the App, other App Offerings or otherwise via the Internet or wireless networks, is done at your own risk.
In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, we shall notify you and any applicable regulatory agencies in the event that we learn of an information security breach with respect to your personal information. You will be notified via e-mail in the event of such a breach. Please be advised that notice may be delayed in order to address the needs of law enforcement, determine the scope of network damage, and to engage in remedial measures.
Visitors under eighteen (18) years of age are not permitted to use and/or submit their personal information at the App. TidBit does not knowingly solicit or collect information from visitors under eighteen (18) years of age. TidBit encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children. If you are based in the EEA you may only use TidBit if you are over the age at which you can provide consent to data processing under the laws of your country or if verifiable parental consent for your use of TidBit has been provided to us. If you are a parent and you learn that your child is using TidBit and you don’t want them to, please contact us.
To opt-out of receiving e-mail and other forms of communications from us, you can: (a) follow the instructions included in the applicable e-mail message or other communication; or (b) e-mail us at: email@example.com.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may continue to contact you for the purpose of communicating information relating to your request for App Offerings, as well as to respond to any inquiry or request made by you. To opt-out of receiving App Offerings-related and/or inquiry response-related messages from TidBit, you must cease requesting and/or utilizing the App Offerings and/or cease submitting inquiries to TidBit, as applicable.
Deleting, Modifying and Updating Your Information
At your request, we will: (a) inform you of what personal information we have on file for you; (b) amend the personal information that we have on file for you; and/or (c) remove personal information that you have provided to us, or that we have collected. You may do so by e-mailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask individual Users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).
Please be advised that deleting your personal information may terminate your access to certain of the App Offerings. If you wish to continue using the full complement of App Offerings, you may not be able to delete all of the personal information that we have on file for you.
Please be further advised that, after you delete your personal information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.
Transfer of Personal Information Internationally
You have options in relation to the information that we have about you described below. To exercise these options, please contact us. If you’re an EEA user, you can:
- Access the information we hold about you. We’ll usually share this with you within 30 days of you asking us for it.
- Have your information corrected or deleted. You can update your information in your settings. If you have problems updating the information or if you would like us to delete it, contact us.
- Object to us processing your information. You can ask us to stop using your information, including when we use your information to send you marketing emails or push notifications. If you opt out of receiving marketing messages from us, we may still send you newsletters and updates about your account, such as when another user comments on one of your posts. We only send you marketing material if you’ve agreed to it, but if you’d rather we don’t, you can easily unsubscribe.
- Have the information you provided to us sent to another organization, where we hold this information with your consent or for the performance of a contract with you, where it’s technically feasible.
- Complain to a regulator. If you’re based in the EEA and think that we haven’t complied with data protection laws, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission in Ireland or with your local supervisory authority.
Filing a Complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
To file a complaint regarding our privacy practices, please Click Here.
If interested in contacting our Data Protection Officer please email: email@example.com
Effective Date May 20, 2018
Last Updated July 24, 2018