Privacy Policy

Last updated: 24 June, 2018

Edimeals Inc. and its affiliates understand and appreciate the concerns that you may have with regard to personal information gathered on our Sites. Edimeals has adopted this Privacy Policy to provide transparency to you and to ensure the confidentiality of such personal information.

INTRODUCTION

We respect your privacy and believe the best way to serve you through a Site is with honesty, accountability and adherence to legal standards. We are extremely sensitive to the issue of privacy and have structured the features of Edimeals’ Sites to minimize the requirement to collect personal information, and to maximize your control over the collection, use and disclosure of any personal information.

By visiting or interacting with our Sites, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time, and your continued use of our Sites indicates your agreement to the revised terms. Accordingly, you should review this Privacy Policy from time to time to keep informed of such amendments. The most recent date of revision will be indicated prominently at the top of the Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to the Sites where this Privacy Policy is posted and does not apply to other Sites operated by Edimeals or third parties. Please read the respective Sites’ terms of use and policies when accessing such other sites or using such third-party applications.

Please also make sure to read Edimeals’ Terms of Use as it supplements and forms part of this Privacy Policy. By using the Site you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms of this policy or any revised Privacy Policy, please do not register as a user or further interact with the Site.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We may collect two types of information from visitors to the Sites: Personal Information and Non-Personal Information. The website will collect Personal Information only where it is voluntarily provided by the individual.

Non-Personal Information

is any information that cannot be associated with an identifiable individual, such as aggregated statistical information (e.g. the average length of time users spend visiting the site), or other anonymous information which your internet browser transmit to us and/or our web space provider:

  • The type and version of browser being used to access the website or application
  • Your computer and its operating systems and browsers
  • Website from which you visit us (referral URL)
  • Website that you are visiting
  • Date and Time of day of your access
  • Your Internet protocol (IP) address

We may also collect information about you from a social network site you may be a member of or have connected from, in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. In some cases, we will collect psychographic data from third parties that help us better understand our users.

Personal Information

We do not process sensitive personal data about race or ethnicity; political opinions, or religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; or genetic, biometric, health, or sex-life information (“special categories of personal data” as defined by the European Union General Data Protection Regulation) unless you provide or indicate such information in a user-controlled area of our services, for example a professional profile.

We Obtain your personal data in two different ways:

Data that you provide to us

We collect personal data directly from you, for example, the contact information and log-in credentials that we use to provide our services to you, and the profile details that you choose to enter into our registration forms.  If you seek help with technical issues, you may share information about your devices with us, such as their operating system and installed programs.

If you send an e-mail to us or fill out our “feedback” form through the Site, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide.  We may use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification to a friend through the Site or the social network from which you have connected to the website or application (such as in an invitation, or when sharing your content).

Data that we collect via standard online technologies

Edimeals use standard technologies, like web server logs and cookies, to collect information about our visitors and end-users.  Our website allows users to register or log in via social media credentials. If you choose this option, the personal data that we collect will depend on the privacy settings of your social media account.

Third Party Applications Used on EdiMeals

Usage of Google Analytics with an IP anonymization function

Edimeals rely on Google Analytics, a web analysis service from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States, hereafter also referred to as “Google”.  Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” – text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your usage of the website.  The information generated by these cookies – e.g. time, place and frequency of your website visit, along with your IP address – is transferred to Google in the US and stored there.  

We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization function. If you use our website within the member countries of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the European Economic Area Convention, your IP address is shortened and thus anonymized by Google. Google uses this information to evaluate your usage of our website, which enables Google to compile reports about website activity for internal purposes.  Google also uses this collected information to render additional services associated with the usage of the website and of the Internet.

As required, Google also transfers this information to third parties insofar as this has been prescribed by law or insofar as third parties process these data on Google’s behalf. Google asserts that it in no way associates your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser’s settings; however, do note that, if you do this, you may not be able to fully make use of all functions of our website.

Moreover, for the most popular browsers, Google offers a deactivation option that provides you with more control over which data are collected and processed by Google. If you should activate this option, no information regarding your website visit is transferred to Google Analytics. However, the activation of this option does not prevent information from being transferred to us or to any other web analysis services that we commission. For additional information regarding the deactivation option provided by Google as well as regarding the activation of this option, click here.

Google Invisible reCAPTCHA

In order to protect the input forms on our website, Edimeals utilise the “reCAPTCHA” service from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States, hereafter also referred to as “Google”. Edimeals use Google Invisible reCAPTCHA to secure our products and websites from abuse.

With this service, we can differentiate between information that has been entered onto a form by a human and information that has been entered by an automated machine. The use of automated information entry constitutes misuse. To the best of our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and length of the visit, cookies, display instructions and scripts are transmitted to Google for risk analysis.  The information obtained via the reCAPTCHA data collection and use are governed by the Google Privacy Policy.

Super Socializer

Social Login

Edimeals collect your public profile data only from your consent that you grant before initiating Social Login, from the social network used to login at our website. This data includes your first name, last name, email address, link to your social media profile, unique identifier, link to social profile avatar. This data is used to create your user profile at our website. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us an email.

Facebook Comments

Edimeals embed Facebook Comments plugin to allow you to leave comment at our website using your Facebook account.  This plugin may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as “liking” someone’s comment, replying to other comments), if you are logged into Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy.

GooglePlus Comments

Edimeals use GooglePlus Comments widget at our website for you to be able to comment at our webpages using your GooglePlus account.  From this interaction Google automatically collects and store certain information in server logs like IP address, device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, in accordance with their data privacy policy

Social Share official buttons

We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and “like/share/recommend” our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy.

We use a Twitter Tweet widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our webpages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy.

We use a GooglePlus widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Google’s servers for you to be able to share our webpages using your GooglePlus account. These requests make your IP address visible to Google, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy.

We use Pinterest Save widget at our website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy.

We use Reddit Badge widget at our website which may log information when you interact with the widget. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, user interactions (e.g., voting data), the requested URL and hardware settings, in accordance with their privacy policy.

Data retention

Edimeals store your personal data throughout the period of your relationship with us and retain it for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying legal, accounting, or reporting obligations or to resolve disputes. 

WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES?

We do not sell or otherwise share Personal Information about individual users without the prior approval of the user.  Its always your choice, if you choose not to receive promotional and/or marketing information we consider it an opt-out. 

You may at any time ask for access to the data that we hold about you, and request its correction or erasure, or that we cease to process it.  For further information on European data protection rights, including your right to lodge a complaint with your supervisory authority, and your right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data, visit our European Data Protection Rights page.

User consent to use Personal Information can be withdrawn at any time by unsubscribing in the manner provided on each piece of promotion and/or marketing information we send to you or by emailing our Privacy Officer at privacy@Edimeals.com.

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW ARE THEY USED?

Cookies are small data files that your browser may place on your computer when you visit different websites to mark that you have been there. Cookie technology is used on our website to maximize the website-browsing experience. For example, cookies allow us to track a browser’s movement through the website over several sessions. Through cookies, the website can recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s access to and use of the website and allows the website to track usage behaviour that will allow content improvement and enable us to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. We may also use cookies to allow you to select and prioritize your preferences when you enter our Site.

This website may place temporary “session” cookies on your computer or device to help us confirm who you are and to help you navigate the website during your visits. These session cookies will be deleted automatically when you close your website browsing session. The information collected via session cookies is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

You may choose to set up your browser to refuse cookies or alert you when cookies are sent. Please note, though, if you don’t have a cookie from our Site, it may limit our ability to customize and improve our Site features.

WHY IS THE INFORMATION COLLECTED?

We may collect your Personal Information to enable us to make general improvements to the Site, ensure that content standards of the website or application are rigorously upheld, enable us to contact you and better serve your specific interests. You may choose not to provide your personal information, but this may lead to decreased functionality of the Site for you and will prevent us from providing you with certain products or services. However, you can still access and visit many of the website’s features. We may also request you to voluntarily provide personal information that is not required to access features of our website.

For example, we may collect information from you to allow you to:

  • Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter(s);
  • Respond to online questionnaires;
  • To participate in interactive online activities (such as games, chatrooms or bulletin boards);
  • To contact us to make requests or comment on our services

In addition to using Personal Information to keep in contact with users we may use your information for the following purposes:

  • to better understand viewer and user needs and preferences;
  • to improve the content and format of our Sites;
  • to notify visitors about updates to our Sites;
  • to keep you informed and market our product and services (both ours and third parties’) in which you have expressed an interest;
  • to administer contests and special events;
  • to establish your eligibility for special offers and discounts;
  • to complete business transactions;
  • to contact you as part of a promotion;
  • to administer individual accounts;
  • to provide customer support;
  • to personalize your experience and make content recommendations; and
  • to meet legal requirements.

This information is used to assess general usage patterns, including identifying repeat users, collect demographic information, for research and analytical purposes, to provide advertisements about goods and services of possible interest to you, to administer and make improvements to the Sites to tailor our visitor’s experiences at the Site and display content according to their preferences so as to make it more useful to you and other users. We, including our affiliates and such other third party as we may designate reserve the right to use, maintain, update, disclose and/or sell anonymous, aggregated information to third parties.

We may transparently collect or may use third-party advertising and analytics companies to collect browsing information and/or serve ads to users when they visit our Sites, other Edimeals Sites, as well as other website and offline activity through the use of Cookies or similar technologies.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, visit youradchoices.ca. Rest assured that we nor any third parties acting on our behalf collect browsing information respecting the use of the site by children, nor do we target advertising to children based on browsing activity.

We may also infer information about you based on the information you provide to us or information we receive from third parties, including information we may receive from social media sites, in accordance with your privacy settings on such Sites. We may also collect demographic, psychographic and lifestyle profile data from third parties, which may be predictively associated with you, based on what we know about you. For example, data may be available suggesting common interests or attributes of people living in your postal district. Any such information that is considered to be Personal Information, and will be treated as such according to this Privacy Policy. If you would prefer that we not associate such third-party data with you, you may opt-out by visiting http://youradchoices.ca/choices.

AppChoices gives you transparency with more than 30 participating companies (and counting), and lets you limit their collection of cross-app data for interest-based ads. Brought to you by the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada, and backed up by the DAAC’s independent accountability program, AppChoices lets you opt out from interest-based advertising with a particular company, or “Choose All Companies” with one simple click. Download AppChoices on your mobile device here: http://youradchoices.com/appchoices

 

WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE INFORMATION?

We work closely with a number of parties who may perform functions on our behalf, including fulfilling orders, providing streaming services or other third party content, providing promotional materials to our users, sending e-mail, managing, compiling and processing data, administering contests, processing credit card payments or providing customer service. Data, including Personal Information, may be stored or processed outside Canada or in the cloud where it will be subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which it resides. We do not disclose your Personal Information to these parties except to the extent necessary to enable them to provide the specific services to you or on your behalf. Third party service providers are contractually bound to maintain the confidentiality of your Personal Information and are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any other purpose.

Other than for the specific purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information to any third parties unless we obtain your prior consent or are legally compelled to do so or to protect and defend our rights or property. In addition, we will not contact you without your permission except as specified above or in connection with the registration process.

In the event of a proposed or actual sale of all or a substantial portion of our business assets, your Personal Information may be disclosed to potential buyers where necessary to determine whether to proceed with the transaction. Where such a transaction is completed, your Personal Information may be among the transferred assets. In such event, the purchaser will continue to be subject to the confidentiality obligations posted herein.

ABOUT OUR FORUMS

The Site may, from time-to-time, feature forums (such as message boards and chat rooms) which enable our users to communicate with each other. We do not moderate and are not responsible for the content that you or any user posts on any forum on the Site. All Personal Information you post in a forum becomes public information and may be viewed, collected and used by any visitor to the Site, and may expose you to unsolicited messages. This is beyond our control. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not post, on any forum, private information about yourself or other individuals.

LINKING TO OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS’ AND THIRD PARTY CONTENT/WEBSITES

Please keep in mind that this Privacy Policy applies to the Site only. The Site may provide on-line media streaming and other third party content. Occasionally, the Site may contain links from and to sites operated by other Edimeals companies, our business partners and other independent third parties whose privacy practices may be different from ours. Once you leave the Site, you may or may not see a new URL in the location bar. If you submit Personal Information to any of those sites, your information is governed by the privacy policies of those destination websites. Please review the linked website’s and third party content provider’s privacy policies, and do not use or further visit these sites if you do not agree with the terms of these policies. The linked websites are not under our influence or control, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices or the content of the websites operated by our business partners or other third parties or the privacy policies and practices or contents of any linked site or subsequent links from that website.

The Site may include social media features, like the Facebook “Like” button. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you’re visiting on our website, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

This Site may include social media features, like the Facebook “Like” button or may also permit you to link to other social media websites on the Internet (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, among others) (“Social Media Sites”). By accessing the website through a Social Media Site, mobile device or other third party platform or service or by connecting to such a platform or service via the website, these features may collect information about your IP address and which page you are visiting, and may set a Cookie or we may be authorized to collect, store, and use personal information as permitted by your user agreement and your settings with such Social Media Site, mobile device or other third party platform.

“REFER A FRIEND” OR “SHARING” FEATURES

If you choose to use a referral service to “tell a friend” about the website, a specific article or feature on the website, or a contest that is running, we may ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will then send your friend an email on your behalf inviting him or her to visit the relevant webpage or check out the website. We store your friend’s name and email for a short period for the sole purpose of sending this email and for redundancy checking, to be sure that your friend does not receive multiple copies of the same email message. We do not keep or use this information for any other purpose.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We have policies and procedures in place to protect the integrity, privacy and confidentiality of the information that we collect and maintain, including contracts with third parties that manage the information provided by you. All Personal Information is stored on secure servers, behind a firewall at a data center with strictly controlled access. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We review our security procedures on a regular basis to consider new technology methods. Only individuals specifically involved in the analysis and other functions set out herein have access to your Personal Information. These individuals have been provided the requisite training on our privacy policies and practices.

To help ensure the privacy of your information, we urge you not to share your user name and password with anyone and recommend that you change your password frequently and store it in a safe place. If you are asked to create a user name or password, please select words that do not personally identify you. We may offer “auto login” which allows users to enter member areas of our website without re-entering password information. You may want to disable auto login on your device, in order to prevent access by unauthorized users of your device.

UPDATING/DELETING YOUR INFORMATION

Your Personal Information will be kept as reasonably necessary for the intended purpose or as required by law. Once your Personal Information is no longer necessary or is required by law to be no longer retained, your Personal Information will be destroyed or de-identified.

Users of the Site may delete any Personal Information previously submitted through the Site, unless such deletion would compromise privacy or security interests. To update or delete your information, please contact the company’s Privacy Officer, at the address listed below. privacy@Edimeals.com