Last Updated: April 15, 2021

 

GiftAMeal User Privacy Policy

 

FoodShare, LLC (“GiftAMeal”) takes your privacy seriously and aims to be transparent about our practices and give you control over the information collected about you.  This Privacy Policy covers your user account with the application owned and operated by GiftAMeal (“App”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to our business customers.

GiftAMeal limits our access, collection, use, and sharing of personal or sensitive data acquired through the App to purposes directly related to providing and improving the features of the App. This Privacy Policy comprehensively discloses how our App accesses, collects, uses, and shares user data. GiftAMeal seeks to handle all personal or sensitive user data securely, including transmitting it using modern cryptography. GiftAMeal does not sell personal or sensitive user data.

GiftAMeal’s App collects location data to enable proximity-based restaurant suggestion notifications even when the app is closed or not in use.

 

To read our entire policy, see below.

 

1. Information We Collect

 

Data You Provide To Us:

We collect data that you provide to us when you create an account, such as full name, email address, birthday, gender, the city in which you created your account, and, where applicable, your social media username and other data if you create an account using third party log-in credentials.

 

We may also collect other data you provide when you use the App, including pictures you upload, captions, searches, check-ins, demographic information, and any other data that you voluntarily provide to us.

 

Data Collected Automatically When You Use Our Consumer Services:

If you opt in to sharing your location with us, we automatically receive data about your precise location (e.g., latitude-longitude coordinates) whenever you use the App. If you opt in to have background location on in our App, we will collect data about your location when you are not using the App and when the App is closed (as permitted by your device settings) for the purpose of sending you relevant reminder push notifications when you are near a GiftAMeal partner business.

 

We also collect additional data about you when you use the App. For example: data about how you interact with the App, such as your search words, page views, date and time of interactions, time spent on each page, or posts you make; device information, such as your hardware model, operating system and version, unique ID and device data such as device identifiers, IP address, sensor data, browser type, language, and wireless network, mobile device name, types of mobile apps installed.

 

2. How We Use Your Information
 

To Operate, Maintain and Improve The App

We use your data to operate, maintain, and improve the App, and to understand you better and personalize the App.

 

Some features and functionality in our App require that you provide your location. We will only process your location with your express permission. If you have location services turned on, whenever you use our App on your mobile device, we collect and use your geocoordinates (e.g. latitude and longitude) to tailor the App to your current location. If you have persistent background location turned on, we will obtain your device’s location even if you are not using the App. Your location is never shared with others, except with your consent or as permitted under this Privacy Policy.

 

We use various technologies to determine your precise location, such as the location services of your operating system or browser, sensor data from your device (e.g. magnetometer, barometer, gyroscopes, accelerometers, compasses, Bluetooth data, beacon data, Wi-Fi access points, GPS data, and cell tower data), and other data that may help us understand your precise location.

 

If you have opted-in to sharing your background location with us in our App, you may remove your permission at any time by going into your operating device settings and toggling off background sharing.

 

We also use your data to conduct research and development, perform analytics, develop and offer new products and service, and to infer certain details about you, including details about your interests and whether separate devices (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, and/or TVs) are owned by you or by members of your household. For example, we may customize the App to allow you to add friends from your device’s contact list who are also using the App or, if applicable, your Facebook, Google or Twitter account, if you have opted to connect these accounts to your GiftAMeal account). We do not store your contact lists. As another example, we also use your data to help us map locations. For example, we may use device signals to determine that a particular device is within a particular venue. Additionally, if you consent to sharing crash data (when the App crashes) with us, we may use that data to help us analyze the cause of the crash and improve the App.

 

Communicate With You

We use your data to communicate with you by email or in our App about new product offerings, updates to the App, or anything else we think may be of interest to you. To opt out of receiving marketing communications, you may click unsubscribe on any email we send you.

 

Rewards, Contests and Sweepstakes

We may use your data, including your completed surveys, to enable you to participate in contests and sweepstakes. If you enter a sweepstakes, we will use certain information associated with your account, such as your name and email address, to run the sweepstakes and fulfill prizes to you.

 

3. When Is My Data Shared?

We may share certain data about you as further described in this Privacy Policy or when you have given us consent to do so.

 

Data That May Be Shared With Other Users

When you use the App, your authorized friends may see some of your data (e.g. name, profile photo, your other friends on the app, and other information you post). When you take a photo or check-in to a participating business, your friends may see this data. If your account is listed as public, then all App users can see this information. You can always control your privacy settings on the ‘Me’ tab of the App and by flipping the switch to ‘Only friends can see my posts’.

 

Publicly available data includes your public profile, photos, and lists of friends. Public data may be searchable.

 

Data That May Be Shared With Affiliates, Service Providers and Partners

We may share your data with our affiliated entities, and service providers that perform services on our behalf, such as cloud storage, IT services, marketing, analytics and search engine and other software services. We do not authorize our service providers to retain, use, or disclose the data except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. GiftAMeal partners may have access to and use your photo data along with your photo captions, username, full name, and date/time when you took the photos.

Compliance with Law, Protection of Rights and Corporate Events

We may share data (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); (ii) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (iii) to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights; (iv) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (v) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; (vi) in response to a validly issued subpoena or similar document; or (vii) to protect the rights, property, or safety of GiftAMeal and our products and services, our employees, or users and others.

 

We may also share data as part or in anticipation of a business sale, merger, consolidation, investment, change in control, transfer of substantial corporate assets, reorganization, liquidation, or similar business transaction or corporate event.

 

When You Consent

We will also share your data with your consent.

 

4. How do I Access or Delete My Data?

 

You may access and update your data at any time through the ‘Me’ tab on the App where you can edit your profile’s information. If you wish to delete your account or other select data, please email GiftAMeal at info@giftameal.com. We will not be able to restore your account once it has been deleted. Deletion of your account may not be immediate. Residual copies of your personal information or posts may remain on backup media for a short period of time thereafter.

 

We may also retain data as required by applicable law and we may retain data that has been anonymized or otherwise does not constitute or contain personal information.

 

5. How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information we obtain through the App against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use.

 

6. Children under 13

Our App is intended for a general audience and is not directed at children. We do not knowingly collect personal information online from individuals under the age of 13 or such other age as may be directed by applicable law. 

 

7. Changes to this Privacy Policy?

GiftAMeal may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to regularly check this page to review any changes we might make in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We will indicate at the top of the Privacy Policy when it was most recently updated. If we make material changes in the way we use or share your data, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our App, or by sending you an email (if we have your email).

 

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please send a detailed message to: info@giftameal.com. or GiftAMeal, 4579 Laclede Ave, #475, St. Louis, MO 63108. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.