Data We Collect From You
In order to operate the Yumchek platform and to provide you with information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we may collect “personal information” (i.e. information that could be used to contact you directly (without using the Yumchek platform) such as name, address, phone number, credit/debit card information, or email address) or “demographic information” (i.e. information that you submit, or that we collect, that is not personal information; this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, hometown, gender, username, age/birth date, browsing history information, searching history information, and registration history information). We will also collect the contact information of your friends, if you choose to connect your contacts and address book information with Yumchek, and your login credentials to your social network accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, if you choose to connect those accounts with your Yumchek account. You represent and warrant that you have the authority to provide us with any such contact information. If you are using the services on behalf of a company or an organization, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.
You may provide your payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address to complete a commerce transaction on Yumchek. We consider your payment information private and do not make such information public.
Our services are primarily provided through an application on your mobile, tablet computer or similar device (“Apps”). You agree that we may collect and use technical data and related information, including but not limited to, technical information about your device, system and application software, and peripherals, that is gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support and other services to you (if any) related to such Apps.
When you use any of our Apps, the Apps may automatically collect and store some or all of the following information from your mobile device, including without limitation: your preferred language and country site (if applicable); your phone number or other unique device identifier assigned to your mobile device – such as the International Mobile Equipment Identity or the Mobile Equipment ID number; the IP address of your mobile device; the manufacturer and model of your mobile device; your mobile operating system; the type of mobile Internet browsers you are using; your geolocation; information about how you interact with the App and any of our web sites to which the App links, such as how many times you use a specific part of the mobile application over a given time period, the amount of time you spend using the App, how often you use the App, actions you take in the App and how you engage with the App, and information to allow us to personalize the services and content available through the App. We may associate your unique mobile Device Identifier or Mobile Application usage information with any personal information you provide, but we will treat the combined information as personal information.
If you wish to apply for a job on our web site(s) or wish to associate with Yumchek in any manner, we will collect personal information such as your name, email address, phone number and may collect additional information such as resume, gender, and your ethnicity. We use the information so collected to determine your qualifications for the position you have applied for and to contact you to set up an interview, or evaluate a potential association with you.
How We Use Personal Information
We use your phone number and email address and your other personal information to help us efficiently operate and improve the Yumchek platform, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the Yumchek platform (including, but not limited to, confirmation SMS, notifications, emails, or important news that could affect your relationship with Yumchek), to forward your reservation information to you from other users, to forward your reservation information from you to other users, and to contact you and others to complete the loop of generation, reservation and redemption of offers. We use your contact information to find and connect with your friends (when instructed by you), and for internal business purposes and inclusion in our data analytics.
To operate the Yumchek platform, including processing your transactions and supporting your activities on the Yumchek platform, we may share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, and order fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.
By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services offered or sponsored by third parties on the Yumchek platform, or electing to receive communications (such as emails or material by mail) or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes or other programs (such as discount or rewards programs), offered or sponsored by third parties on the Yumchek platform, you consent to our providing your personal information to those third parties. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us.
Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your personal information is authorized to use your personal information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.
How We Use Demographic Data
We may review all demographic data. We may use public information to enable other users to search your profile, to determine whether your details fit other user’s requirements, and to communicate with you. We may use demographic information to tailor the Yumchek platform and communications to your interests. We may also share demographic information with advertisers on an anonymous and aggregated basis (i.e., without telling the advertisers your identity).
How to Edit Your Information
Yumchek provides you with the ability to access and edit your personal information. To update your personal info, click Settings in the Yumchek apps. There you can view, update and correct your account information.
Our databases automatically update any personal information you edit in your profile, or that you request we edit. Information transmitted through boards, chats, polls or through any other means remain in our databases and become the property of Yumchek upon submission. Keep this in mind if you decide to communicate personal information through any of these applications.
Special Cases in Which We Share Personal Information
Our Security Precautions
Your Yumchek profile is password-protected so that only you and authorized Yumchek employees have access to your account information. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. The personal information and usage information we collect is securely stored within our databases, and we use standard, industry-wide, commercially reasonable security practices such as encryption, firewalls and SSL (Secure Socket Layers) for protecting your information. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet or wireless communication, and any information you transmit to us you do at your own risk. Yumchek expressly disclaims any liability that may arise should any other individuals obtain the information you submit to the Yumchek platform.
Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.