Who we are
Our website address is: https://foodieson.com.
Personal Information We Collect
A. Information You Provide to Us
Registration Information. You may be able to register for a Foodieson account and/or another account on the Services. If you register for an account, we will receive any registration information you provide to us, for example, your name, username that you select, zip code, and email address. Note that we may migrate your account information to a single Foodieson account as we develop our Services. If you decide to sign up for an account using a third-party account such as your Google account or your Facebook account, we will also get basic information from the profile associated with your account, such as your name and the email address associated with the account.
Content Contributions. You may be able to contribute to the Services in a variety of ways, for example filling out your profile, writing comments, etc. We may store these contributions and the dates and times you make them, and use them in different ways, including for display on the website.
Communications. If you contact us directly, participate in any of our surveys, or otherwise complete any online forms on the Services, we may receive additional information about you. For example, when you contact our customer support team, we may receive your name, email address, the contents of a message or attachments that you may send to us, and other information you choose to provide.
B. Information We Collect When You Use the Services
Device and Usage Information. To help us understand how you use the Services and to help us improve them, we automatically receive and log information from your device and information about your interactions with the Services, including IP address, MAC addresses, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, the pages or other content you view, your actions on the websites and online services, and the dates and times of your visits. We also use your IP address to approximate your location and suggest grocery partners that may serve your area.
Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies. We collect information through the use of “cookies,” tracking pixels, and similar technologies to understand how you navigate through Services, to learn what content is popular, and to help us improve our algorithms and the offerings on the Services. Cookies are small text files that web servers place on your device; they are designed to store basic information and to help websites and apps recognize your browser. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be accessed every time you use the Services. We also use analytics providers such as Google Analytics cookies for these purposes, and you can find more information on how Google uses data from these cookies at google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. These analytics providers may collect or have access to information about you which they may collect over time and across different websites. You should consult your web browser(s) to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from us, you may be missing out on certain features of the Services.
C. Other Information We Collect from Third Parties
Foodieson Sites and Apps. If you sign up for an account or otherwise use the Foodieson Sites and Apps, or you log into one of our websites or apps using an account affiliated with one of the Foodieson Sites and Apps, such as your Serious Eats account or Simply Recipes account, we may receive and combine information about you, such as your recipes, zip code information. We use this information to personalize your experience and learn about trends and patterns that we can share with our third-party partners on a de-identified aggregate basis.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information we collect from users to:
• Provide you with the Services to allow you to discover and create the best recipes from around the country;
• Improve, expand, and promote the Services;
• Analyze how users interact with the Services in order to enhance user experience;
• Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our Foodieson Sites and Apps, including for tailored marketing and promotional purposes, and to distribute surveys;
• Customize our offerings for you;
• Provide you with customer support;
• Learn about trends and patterns related to recipes and ingredients on a de-identified aggregate basis; and
• Address legal issues that may arise, comply with our legal obligations and potential requests from authorities.
How We Share the Information We Collect
Foodieson Sites and Apps. We may share information we collect about you between and among the Foodieson Sites and Apps. All information collected through any Foodieson Site or Foodieson App will be shared with Foodieson Media.
Sharing on the Services and on Social Platforms. You may be able to post comments and contribute other content on the Services. This information will be displayed publicly and will be visible to all other users and visitors to the Services. You can also choose to share recipes and other content you view on the Services through social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter and via email.
Other Sharing. We may share your Personal Information with other third parties in the following cases:
• If a government authority requests information and we think disclosure is required or appropriate in order to comply with laws, regulations, or a legal process;
• With law enforcement officials, government authorities, or third parties if we think doing so is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Foodieson Media, the Services, or our users;
• To comply with a legal requirement or process; and
• Whenever you consent to the sharing or as otherwise permitted or required under applicable law.
Email Subscriptions. You can always unsubscribe from our promotional emails but we will still send you transactional emails related to the Services.
Editing and Accessing Your Information. You can review and edit certain account information and request to close your account, by contacting us a email@example.com with your request. Please note that in some cases we may retain certain information about you as required by law, or for legitimate business purposes to the extent permitted by law. We may also retain your de-identified and aggregated data.
Do Not Track. There is no accepted standard on how to respond to Do Not Track signals, and we do not respond to such signals.
Data Security. We are committed to protecting your information. Even though we take reasonable precautions to protect your data, no security measures can be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data.
Children’s Privacy. The Services are not directed to children, and we don’t knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we find out that a child under 13 has given us Personal Information, we will take steps to delete that information. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 has given us personal information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note to International Visitors. The Service are hosted in the United States and intended for visitors located within the United States. Please do not use the Services if you are located outside of the United States. If you do use the Services from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing. By providing any information, including personal information, on or to the Services, you consent to such transfer, storage, and processing.
Last Reviewed and Updated: May 11, 2020