As used in this policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.
When you register to become a member of Wish Dish and in the course of using Wish Dish, you may voluntarily submit personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you and administer your account (“Personal Information”). Personal information may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number and e-mail address. Wish Dish may also collect Personal Information from you if you choose to opt-in to participate in sweepstakes, surveys, contests or competitions. When you register with Wish Dish, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, e-mail and photo, are displayed to people you have specified in your privacy settings.
Profile information you submit to Wish Dish, and make public via your privacy settings, will also be available to other users via searching Wish Dish, and may be available to third party search engines. This is primarily so your friends can find you and the content you create and store on Wish Dish. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and that you not use your real name as your screen or user name to the extent that allows others to identify you.
Personal Information is used for the following purposes: (i) to provide and improve our services, features and content; (ii) to administer your use of our services and your account; (iii) to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate Wish Dish; (iv) to better understand your needs and interests; (v) to fulfill requests you may make; (vi) to personalize your experience; (vii) to provide service announcements; and (viii) to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on related services.
If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications. Further, you may easily adjust your privacy and e-mail settings via your account settings at any time.
As you use Wish Dish, our servers automatically record information that the browser sends whenever it points to Wish Dish or an online service (“Log Data”).
Log Data may include, but is not limited to, your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to Wish Dish and information you search for on Wish Dish. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of Wish Dish and Services, for technical administration, to increase functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors’ needs. For example, some of this information is collected so that when you visit Wish Dish again, it will recognize you and serve information appropriate to your interests.
Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use “persistent cookies” to save your username and login password for future logins to Wish Dish. We use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of our service, to better understand how you interact with Wish Dish and to monitor web traffic routing and aggregate usage of Wish Dish. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of Wish Dish or all functionality of the services.
We also may use the services of third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit Wish Dish. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to Wish Dish and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
We do not direct Wish Dish to persons under 18 years of age and require Users to be 18 years or older. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect or maintain on Wish Dish personally identifying or other information from persons under 18 years of age. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.
Creating a safe social networking environment is important to us. While we do not target or knowingly allow users under 18 to use Wish Dish, interested persons may visit the following links created by the Federal Trade Commission to learn more about social networking safety tips:
We will not disclose to any unauthorized third party a member’s name or contact information. We will also not monitor, edit or disclose the contents of any member’s information unless required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us; (2) protect and defend our rights or property; (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our users or the public; (4) to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable; or (5) fix or debug problems with our servers/software/service.
In addition to your username, any comments or submissions that you post to Wish Dish will be publicly available. You post and share your Personal Information and content on Wish Dish at your own risk. While we go to great lengths to create a safe and enjoyable experience on Wish Dish, we cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your content and/or profile information. In addition, we cannot anticipate other users’ ability to circumvent privacy settings. You understand that, even after removal of your Personal Information and content from Wish Dish, copies of your information may remain viewable in cached or archived Web pages or on the local computers of users who may have downloaded or stored your information.
Even with all the appropriate precautions we take to protect your information, we recommend you refrain from sending private information or Personal Information by e-mail, chat, or other messaging services.
We may share aggregated information that includes non-identifying information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our services, to provide the services on our behalf, to perform services related to administration of Wish Dish (including, without limitation, maintenance, hosting and database management services, web analytics and administration). These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
All members may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in their registration profile by logging into their account and changing the “user preferences” associated with their account. If you completely delete all such information, your account may be deactivated. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to safeguard and protect your information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored “personal data” (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on Wish Dish in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
Wish Dish may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit an advertiser by “clicking on” any type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website or present an advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation that we are affiliated with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.