Terms & Privacy
Last updated January 30, 2017.
Ownership, license, use
This website and other methods of communication are owned and operated by GFN. GFN has developed certain marks, taglines, and logos to identify GFN and the Good Food 100 Restaurants. GFN has registered its marks in the U.S. and reserves all rights to their use. Unauthorized use of the GFN marks is a violation of trademark laws of the U.S. and is subject to legal action and penalties as provided by law.
Periodically, we perform site maintenance activities that may disrupt the normal operations of the site. Our goal is to perform routine maintenance during non-peak hours; however, occasionally unforeseen interruptions occur to normal operation of the site. We are committed to correcting these as soon as possible.
GFN regularly distributes e-newsletters via email. GFN also may occasionally send email announcements regarding new GFN services and information. These email messages may be sent to website visitors who have provided an email address and have indicated a desire to receive such announcements.
All broadcast e-newsletters and email messages give individuals the ability to “opt out” of receiving similar future GFN email announcements. Email addresses collected from members and/or through the GFN website are not sold to third parties. It may be necessary for GFN to send users a service-related announcement for situations, such as a temporary suspension of service. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications.
The GFN website may include links to other sites. GFN is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the GFN website.
Data Collection and Use
Some of our services require you to register for an account. We ask you for some personal information in order to create an account (such as your name, email address, mailing address, and/or a password for your account) and we will use that information to provide the service. In the event you choose to make a donation online to goodfoodmedianetwork.org, we use trusted third party service providers who process and maintain your credit card information in encrypted form on secure servers.
When we require personal information, we will inform you about the types of information we collect and how we may use it. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your personal information with us.
For surveys completed by you, we will not disclose your personal information without your prior consent. The information you provide as part of the any survey will be confidential. However, audited survey data will be used in aggregate form by GFN or third parties to create data assessments of various types. We will NEVER publish or sell individual restaurant data. You must be at least 18 to participate in any survey.
We collect aggregated data your browser makes available whenever you visit a website. This log information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to operate, develop and improve our services.
We may analyze web logs in order to understand traffic patterns and determine whether there are problems with the Site. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for emailings, so that we can tell which email communications appeal most to users of our Site and services.
Parts of the Site are password-protected. If you check “Remember Me” upon log-in, we may use a “cookie” to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the Site without having to re-enter your password.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some the Site’s features or services may not function properly without cookies.
Third-Party Advertising and Links to Other Websites
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personal information to these advertisers or third-party websites.
We may share the information you submit in connection with your account or requests for our services with our related entities in order to provide you with a seamless experience on our Site and to provide and improve the quality of our services.
We do not rent or sell your personal information to other companies, organizations or individuals.
We may share your personal information in the following limited circumstances:
If we have your consent.
To provide to the administrator(s) of any “group” that you join on the Site.
We may provide such information to trusted business partners for the purpose of processing personally identifiable information on our behalf.
If we are required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the requirements of applicable law or comply with legal process served on GFN; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of GFN; (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of any person; or (4) fix or debug problems with the GFN software/service.
We may share aggregated information with others, such as the number of members who are participating in local groups.
We take reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal information.
You agree that you are an authorized user of any credit card that you supply to us, and you understand and agree that we have an obligation to fully investigate any possible fraudulent credit card use.
Children’s Privacy & Parental Consent
This Site is not designed or intended for use by children under the age of 13. Should we become aware that we inadvertently acquired personal information or other data from users under the age of 13, we will delete the information as soon as possible.
Changes to this Policy
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at any time by email at: [email protected]