Effective August 1, 2011
FoodieBytes LLC Privacy Notice
This website is owned and operated
by FoodieBytes LLC. This privacy notice explains what information
is collected from those who visit their website, and how that information
is used, disclosed, and protected. This notice applies solely
to information collected from this website.
What types of information
are collected from users?
identifiable information: information that is directly identifiable with
a specific person, such as name, address, phone number, email address, location,
screenname, network or online activities.
FoodieBytes LLC will
not collect information from minors under 13 without parental consent,
in accordance with the Child Online Privacy Protection Act.
Aggregate and non-personal
many companies, we use "cookies" on our website. Cookies are
bits of text that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you
visit certain websites. Cookies may enhance your online experience by
saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site.
When you visit our website,
example, whether you've visited us before or if you're a new visitor
and to help us identify site features which you may have the greatest
interest. We collect this information to enhance your experience on
to determine how to improve our sites by seeing which areas, features,
and products are most popular; to personalize the site and make recommendations
based on products you have liked in the past as well as to improve the
site experience; and to complete transactions you have requested. Advertisers
that serve ads on our Web sites may also use their own cookies.
third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer
the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies
set by the third party.
FoodieBytes LLC uses
to collect certain anonymous information about an Internet user's
visit to our Web site. This allows companies to
better understand the traffic patterns within their Web sites and recognize
visitors generated from online and e-mail advertising campaigns. They
also allow advertisers to understand the response patterns in online
How and when is personally
identifiable information collected?
collect information when you sign up, use, or request information about
our services, or otherwise communicate with FoodieBytes LLC via Internet or other wireless
device. Some information is automatically collected whenever you interact
with FoodieBytes LLC's website, such as IP address and the type
of browser you use. We may also receive information about you from other
sources such as credit or marketing information.
In general, we use "personally
identifiable" information to market and provide services, to anticipate
and resolve problems with your service, or to create and inform you
of services that better meet your needs. For example, by understanding
how you use our Web site, we are able to customize and personalize your
experience or we may be able to provide information we think will interest
you or enable you to conduct transactions more easily.
How do we use personally
We may use the information
you provide to contact you from time to time. For example, we may (i)
send you promotional materials and other communications you request,
(ii) respond to your comments or questions, or (iii) contact you if
needed while processing a product or service you requested through our
website. We also may use the information you provide to contact you
for your opinions on FoodieBytes LLC products or the website.
We also use personally-identifiable
information about you to improve our website features and content and
to analyze website usage. In addition, we use personally-identifiable
information for market research purposes. We also may use personally-identifiable
information about you to deliver content that is customized to your
interests as we understand them from the information you've provided
to us and your activities on the site.
Your screenname, personal icon, and any reviews or comments you submit will also be
displayed on your personal profile page, and individual restaurant review
pages. If you include personally-identifiable information in your
screenname, personal icon, reviews or comments, or other information displayed
on your personal profile page, then you are consenting to allow that
information to be displayed on the website.
How do we share personally
FoodieBytes LLC is NOT
in the business of selling personally identifiable information to others
and we disclose "personally identifiable" information only
in the following ways:
With your consent:
We may obtain your consent to disclose personally identifiable information
in a number ways, including in writing; verbally; online by clicking
a button; through the use of a dialing string or button on a wireless
device or handset; or at the time of initiation or use of any service
when your consent is part of the required terms and conditions to use
the service. Sometimes your consent is implicit. For example, if you
purchase a product through our Web site and request that it be shipped
to your home, you implicitly consent to our disclosure of your name
and address to a third-party shipping company to complete delivery and
your charge card number to the bank to collect payment.
We disclose personally identifiable information to third parties as
necessary to complete a transaction or perform a service in our behalf.
When the third party acts solely in our behalf, such as a billing service
vendor, FoodieBytes LLC will restrict their use and disclosure of
personally identifiable information. That means that such third party,
acting solely on our behalf, will not be permitted to disclose "personally
identifiable" information to another third party without your consent.
Our services may let you
take advantage of services and products offered by other companies.
In those cases, information about you received by those third parties
will be governed by their privacy policies.
In the event that FoodieBytes LLC is involved in a merger, acquisition,
insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, personally identifiable customer
information may be transferred as one of the business assets in the
in compliance with the law:
We release personally identifiable and other account information when
we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful
subpoena, E-9-1-1 information); to enforce or apply our customer agreements;
to initiate, render, bill, and collect for services; or to protect our
rights or property, or to protect users of those services and other
carriers from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of, or subscription
to, such services; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving
immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires
disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without
How do we protect personally
The security of personally-identifiable
information is important to us. We maintain administrative, technical
and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized use, disclosure,
alteration or destruction of the personally-identifiable information
we collect on this website.
we share aggregate and non-personal information?
We sell aggregate and non-personal
information about customer activity and opinions as a market research
service to restaurants or any other parties interested in the data.
The data will be anonymous, so personally identifiable information will
not be included in that research.
Updates to this privacy
We may change or update portions of this privacy notice at any time. Please
review these terms regularly so you are aware of any changes or updates
to the notice. We will indicate the notice's effective date on the
first page of the notice.