1. Which information we may collect on our Users?
We collect two types of data and information:
1.1 Non-Personal Information
The first type is non-identifiable and anonymous information (“Non-personal information“). To put it simply, we never capture or attempt to access the identity of the User from which we have collected non-personal information. Non-personal Information which is being gathered consists of technical information and behavioral information, as detailed below:
• Type of operating system (e.g. Windows, Linux, etc.)
• Type of browser (e.g. Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.)
• Screen resolution (e.g. 800×600, 1024×768, etc.)
• Browser and keyboard language (e.g. English)
• IP address
• Flash version
• Computer’s configurations/settings and any similar technical data and information
• User’s click stream on the Service (i.e. the fact that User has chosen to click on a certain link or access a certain feature on the Service)
• The activities of the User on the Service, including information pertaining to activities made by the User (e.g. which action was taken on the Service, last login date etc.)
• Any similar behavioral information
1.2 Personal Information
The other type of information is individually identifiable information (“Personal Information”). To put it simply, this information may identify an individual or is of a private and/or sensitive nature. Personal information which is being gathered consists of any personal details provided voluntarily by the User or other Users to the Service.
1.2.1 Registration to the Service
The registration to our Service is done through the website and/or third party account (e.g., Facebook). Therefore, during the registration we shall collect the information through the registration process (as described below) or we shall receive your basic Information through a third-party account.
1.2.2 Public Profile & Public Information
For each User we create a personal segment within the Service which is accessible by other Users. Upon your choice and indication, part of the information collected from you via the Service becomes public and accessible to other Users. We may collect Personal Information on Users, Hosts and Guests such as: name, gender, birthdate, contact details including email address, country of residence, address, and phone number, and other information as your photo, languages spoken and favorite food. Please note that some of the information will be public only to some Users, as your Hosts or Guests, respectively. Additionally, we do not store any medical information about Users, such as food allergies. In the event you have any food allergies or other relevant medical information, make sure you notify to your Host in advance of such information within the Contact Form you fill-in upon your Reservation.
1.2.3 Information from a Third-Party Account
When you connect to the Service through a third party (e.g., Facebook) for the first time you will be asked to permit the third party to share information about you. We collect information from the third party only as you agree to provide to such third party (such as your name, email address, profile picture, other information you make publicly available via the applicable third party and/or other information you authorize us to access by authorizing the third party to provide such information) subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such third-party accounts. You understand that by granting us access to the third-party accounts, we will access, make available and store (if applicable and as permitted by the third party and authorized by you) the information in your third-party accounts so that it is available on and through your account on Fork Monkey.
1.2.4 Information from Hosts
Fork Monkey will collect from individual Hosts Personal Information such as their real name, address, and contact details. Such information will not be disclosed to all Fork Monkey Users, rather only to the relevant Guests who placed a Reservation for a Food Event with such Hosts. Additionally, Fork Monkey will collect from the Hosts hosting in the United States IRS Form W-9, as required under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
2. How do we collect information on our Users?
There are two main methods we use:
- We collect information voluntarily when you register to the Service as a Guest or Host.
- We collect information while you access or use the Service. In other words, when you access or use the Site and Service we are aware of your usage of the Service, and may gather, collect and record the information relating to such usage. For example, when you connect to the Service, available on the Site, your computer tells us your IP address. We may further log the content you generate during your use of the Service.
3. What are the purposes of the collection of information?
(a) Non-personal Information is collected in order to:
- Enhance the User’s experience on the Service (e.g. by determining the screen resolutions).
- Learn about the preferences of Users and general trends on the Service (e.g. understand which features are more popular than others).
(b) Personal Information is collected in order to:
- Enable the overall operation of the Service
- Personalize your experience on the Service.
- Provide you with certain information and services available only to registered Users.
- Allow us to contact you with proposals and tailored information regarding Food Events and other events, offers, services, etc.
4. What are the purposes of the collection of information?
The Service allows you to share your third-party account’s profile information (e.g. Facebook) with other Users on Fork Monkey, such as your Host or Guests, respectively. Please note that certain information which you have defined as private on your third-party account (e.g. information which is visible to Facebook friends only) may become public to other Fork Monkey Users through the Service if you have defined such information to be public on the Service.
5. Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties
You hereby agree that we shall use your contact details for the purpose of informing you regarding Food Events, products and services (offered by the Company and/or by third parties) which may interest you and to send to you advertisements and other marketing material, transmitted to the e-mail address you have provided.
You may withdraw your consent via sending a written notice to the Company by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or in the same manner as the advertising was transmitted to you (e.g. via phone text message). It is clarified that we are not responsible for the content of said advertisements and the products delivered or services rendered thereby by third parties and you irrevocably and unconditionally agree that we shall not be held responsible or liable in connection thereof.
7. Modifications to or Deletion of Personal Information
If for any reason you wish to modify or delete your Personal Information, you may edit or delete your profile directly on Fork Monkey or you may access your third party account (e.g. Facebook account) and edit your profile there. Upon your request on Fork Monkey, Company shall remove your Personal Information from the Service reasonably after deleting your account on Fork Monkey.
8. Cookies & Local Storage
When you access or use the Service, Company may use industry-wide technologies such as “cookies” and Flash (or similar technologies), which stores certain information on your computer (“Local Storage”) and which will allow us to enable automatic activation of certain features, and make your Service experience much more convenient and effortless. The cookies used by the Service are created per session, does not include any information about you, other than your session key and are removed as your session ends (usually after 24 hours). It is easy to prohibit the Local Storage. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer’s hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. In order to erase or disable the Local Storage option in Flash you should use the settings option of Flash according to the specific instructions provided by the technology provider. However, if you block or erase cookies, or change the settings of Flash, your online experience may be limited.
We also use certain third-party cookies. These are a different kind of cookies, stored on your computer by third parties, rather than by the Company (for example see Section 7 regarding Advertisements). This kind of cookie is only read (and not altered by the Service) each time you visit the Service, and also when you visit certain websites or applications that uses similar cookies. Third-party cookies usually store only a Non-personal Information, such as the web pages you have visited, the duration of your browsing, etc.
We take a great care in maintaining the security of the Service and your information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through industry standard technologies and internal procedures, including through the use of tokens and encryption mechanisms. However, we do not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.
10. Third Party Websites
11. Third Party Software/Service
While using the Service we may be using third party software and/or services, in order to collect and/or process the information detailed herein and mainly for statistic purposes.
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