FOODMatch, Inc. (“FOODMatch”, "we," "us" or "our") is committed to protecting our users’ information and to making our users aware of our online practices regarding the collection and privacy of their information.
Binding Agreement; Use Prohibited by Users Under 18
Personally-Identifiable Information of Minors
FOODMatch’s Site does not knowingly solicit or collect personally-identifiable information from minors. If FOODMatch learns that a minor has submitted personally-identifiable information to us, in contravention of these measures, it will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from its databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the minor or others as required by law).
Information Collected from the Site
Non Personally-Identifiable Information
Visitors to our Site can access the Site’s home page and browse the Site without disclosing any personally-identifiable information. We may, however, track information provided to us by your browser, including the website you came from (known as the "referring URL"), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you such as what information on the Site you access, utilize or visit.
We may collect personally-identifiable when you provide it to us through the Site, such as your name, e-mail address, and other relevant information, when you sign up to receive emails, newsletters or contact us with questions. At this time, FOODMatch does not collect any personal data from EU users, and as such, EU users should not be submitting such information to our website. When you submit information to us and subscribe to our email list, you are verifying that you are a resident of the United States.
How the Information We Collect from You is Used
We may use the information you give us to provide services to you or provide communications, such as e-mails and newsletters, which FOODMatch thinks you may find interesting or useful, or that you specifically request. FOODMatch may also use the information for other actions you take or for other services you may request on our Site.
We may also use information we collect from you to:
- Perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products or services;
- Communicate with you (subject to your right to “opt out”) by e-mail about products or services that may be of interest to you;
- Develop and display content tailored to your interests on our Site;
- Enforce our Terms and Conditions;
- Manage our business; and/or
- Perform functions in connection with providing our products and services.
You may choose to opt out of any such distributions from FOODMatch to you, or, if at any time should you wish for us to no longer communicate with you, or wish to have us delete or destroy any names, email addresses, content or communications you send to us, you may use the opt out mechanism that is provided in our newsletter email or send by certified mail, a written opt out election to the attention of: Rada Charussilapa, Compliance/Food Safety Coordinator, FOODMatch, Inc., 575 8th Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10018. If a Site user makes this election, all of the Site user’s personally-identifiable information will be removed from FOODMatch’s servers permanently, and he/she may no longer be able to use the Site.
California Residents – Special Notice
If you are a California resident, to receive emails and such distributions from FOODMatch, please sign up for our newsletter on the www.foodmatch.com home page to receive such information by email and specify, when prompted, your email address to which such information should be directed, or send by certified mail, a written opt-in election to the attention of: Rada Charussilapa, Compliance/Food Safety Coordinator, FOODMatch, Inc., 575 8th Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10018, or email Rada Charussilapa at rada@FOODMatch.com.
If such California residents object to receiving emails and other such distributions from FOODMatch, please immediately use the opt out mechanism that is provided here in the FOODMatch newsletter, or send by certified mail, a written opt out election to the attention of: Rada Charussilapa, Compliance/Food Safety Coordinator, FOODMatch, Inc., 575 8th Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10018, or email Rada Charussilapa at rada@FOODMatch.com.
Access, Review and Correction Regarding Information
Users can, by e-mailing Rada Charussilapa, Compliance/Food Safety Coordinator at: rada@FOODMatch.com, by calling her at: 212.239.6923 or by writing to her at: FOODMatch, Inc., 575 8th Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10018, access, review and correct the personally-identifiable information that has been collected from them.
Use of Analytics Technology
We use Google Analytics to enhance navigation and functionality of the Site, and to let us know how users are using the Site, so that we can make Site improvements, where necessary. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are elements of data that a website can send to a user’s browser and store on a user’s computer, and “web beacons” which are typically images used to pass information from your computer to a website or server. Cookies and web beacons can note that a user’s browser was used to visit certain sites or pages on a certain date and assist you with navigation during a use session. The information about your usage of the Site collected through cookies and web beacons is transmitted to and stored on Google’s servers.
How Long We Keep Your Personally-Identifiable Information
We retain the personally-identifiable information you provide to us as long as is reasonably necessary in connection with our business operations and your use of the Site, or for us to provide other services in connection with the Site.
FOODMatch takes reasonable precautions to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
ALTHOUGH FOODMATCH USES (AND WILL REQUIRE OUR THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS TO USE) REASONABLE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM AND STORED ON OUR SERVERS, FOODMATCH CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION STORED ON OUR SERVERS, OR TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THE SITE, WILL BE FREE FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, FOODMATCH DISCLAIMS AND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR DAMAGE TO, OR INTERCEPTION OF ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BEING STORED ON OUR SERVERS OR ON THE SITE, OR TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THE SITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES.
FOODMatch collects personally-identifiable information that is relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used. FOODMatch will take reasonable steps to ensure that personally-identifiable information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor
FOODMatch is a participant in the Safe Harbor program developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Union and Switzerland, respectively. We have certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles agreed upon by the U.S. and the E.U. as well as the U.S. and Switzerland. For more information about the Safe Harbor and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Web site. If you would like to contact FOODMatch directly about the Safe Harbor program, please send an e-mail to Rada Charussilapa, Compliance/Food Safety Coordinator at: rada@FOODMatch.com . If you are an individual residing in Switzerland or the European Union who has directly transferred personally-identifiable information to FOODMatch and have utilized FOODMatch’s internal dispute resolution process with respect to any issue that arises in connection with FOODMatch and your personally-identifiable information, but your complaint or dispute remains unresolved, FOODMatch agrees to utilize the Safe Harbor Program independent dispute resolution process of the American Arbitration Association. FOODMatch’s Safe Harbor certification can be found at: https://safeharbor.export.gov/list.aspx. For more information about the Safe Harbor Principles, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website at: http://export.gov/safeharbor/
Distribution/Onward Transfer to Third Parties of PersonallyIdentifiable Information
External distribution does not include certain limited distributions such as sharing personally-identifiable information with a third party working on behalf of FOODMatch, the transfer of personally-identifiable information in connection with the sale of FOODMatch’s assets or the merger or acquisition of FOODMatch or the disclosure of personally-identifiable information in connection with legal proceedings, investigations of crimes, or other governmental investigations. Transferring personally-identifiable information in connection with a sale, merger or acquisition and sharing personally-identifiable information with an entity or person working on behalf of FOODMatch is considered an onward transfer to third parties and is permitted under this policy.
Sharing of Information
California Residents – Your Privacy Rights
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of personally-identifiable information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of personally-identifiable information that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. FOODMatch does not disclose your personally-identifiable information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.
Governing Law and Venue