Registration: Users may register with an email address or through their Facebook account. Registration is optional and users may access our Services as a guest. However, please keep in mind that guests may not be able to use some of the features offered by SideChef unless you register with us.Registration may also take place when you download and register our Application through the Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant platforms or any other licensed source.
Registration By Email: When you register to use our Services via your email address, you will be asked to provide your email address, user name and password.
Registration By Third Party Social Network: If you register or log into your account through a third-party social network service, such as Facebook, we will have access to some of your third-party account information from that service, such as your name and other information in that account, as authorized by that service. You should review such third party social network’s data policy for more information about their data collection practices. You have the ability to disable the connection between our Services and your third-party account at any time.
Creating a Profile: When you create a SideChef Profile, you can add photos, post recipes, post blogs, post comments, follow other users and invite followers, and receive notifications relating to your preferences, including, but not limited to, following lists, recipe updates and recommendations, and user communications. You understand that information you choose to make publicly available may be accessed by users who use the Services. Users can modify push notification preferences within the Application via Settings.
Participating in SideChef Promotions or Contests: SideChef may offer its users the ability to participate in various promotions and contests offered on our Services from time to time. In electing to participate, users will be required to provide certain personal information, such as first and last name and email address to enable SideChef to track entrants and notify winners. All Promotions or Contests are limited to persons 18 years of age and older (on behalf of themselves or as the parent or legal guardian of entries submitted on behalf of minors).
Mobile Device Information Automatically Collected: The Application may also collect certain mobile device information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application. This Application does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.
Financial and Tax Information: As part of our Services, for our Content Partners (as defined in Section 4) we may collect your bank account information, withholding allowances and tax filings status.
Cookies: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. When you use our Services, we may collect certain information automatically from you, which may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, clickstream data, landing page, and referring URL. To collect this information, a cookie may be set on your computer or device when you visit our Services. Cookies contain a small amount of information that allows our web servers to recognize you. We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or clear gifs to record your preferences. We may also automatically collect information about your use of features of our Services, about the functionality of our Services, frequency of visits, and other information related to your interactions with the Services. We may track your use across different websites and services. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), the information referenced above in this paragraph may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws. You can set your browser to remove or reject cookies; however some Site features or Services may not work properly without cookies.
Connecting to a 3rd Party Appliance: If you provision a 3rd party appliance to connect with our Services, you will provide us with certain credentials provided to you by the manufacturer of the 3rd party appliance for the purpose of connecting our Services with the 3rd party appliance. Once your 3rd party appliance is connected to our Services, (“3rd Party Connected Appliance), data including the following may be collected:
We receive the above data from your 3rd Party Connected Appliances. We may obtain the data from manufacturers of the components in your 3rd Party Connected Appliances, or from your other product/service providers, if you connect your 3rd Party Connected Appliance to their products or services. For example, connect your 3rd Party Connected Appliance to a smart home hub. This information may be provided to us automatically. Using SideChef Application through Voice Activated Assistant When using our Application through voice activated assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, our Application may collect certain information automatically as part of the normal operation within the context of Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or any other licensed source, which may include, but is not limited to, the content of your requests, your hardware device unique ID, a unique user ID, your previous usage of the Application, and/or information about the manner which you use the Application. The Application may collect precise information about the location of your hardware device. For detailed information collected by the underlying platform or licensed, please consult that platform’s or source’s relevant terms and conditions.
SideChef Content Partners: SideChef enables food bloggers, companies and individuals (“Content Partners”) to share content which includes quality recipes and cooking techniques with its users. Content Partners may insert their own website links to their profile. SideChef does not control the data collection or privacy practices of Content Partners, and users are encouraged to review the privacy policies of their websites for a better understanding of their practices. Social Plug-Ins: Users may follow SideChef on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Linkedin. Users should click on the hyperlinks for each site to review the applicable privacy policies for more detail about information collected from these sites. Grocery Shopping: Users may order groceries through third-party service providers such as AmazonFresh as available through SideChef App. SideChef does not control the data collection or privacy practices of third-party service providers, and users are encouraged to review the privacy policies of their services for a better understanding of their practices.
Our Services are directed toward a general audience and are not directed at nor intended for use by children. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
SideChef’s Services are hosted using third party hosting services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS delivers an industry-leading network of state-of-the-art data centers located around the world . Like SideChef, helping to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer data is of the utmost importance to AWS, as is maintaining customer trust and confidence. AWS are certified under the US-EU and US-Swiss Privacy Shield and, in compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, act as our agent with regard to data privacy. For more details of AWS’s privacy and security processes, please visit https://aws.amazon.com and https://aws.amazon.com/security/. By using the service, you consent to your personal information being transferred to our servers as set out in this policy.
We follow generally accepted standards to store and protect the personal data we collect, both during transmission and once received and stored, including utilization of encryption where appropriate. We retain Personal Data only for as long as necessary to provide the Services you have requested and thereafter for a variety of legitimate legal or business purposes. These might include retention periods (i) mandated by law, contract or similar obligations applicable to our business operations; (ii) for preserving, resolving, defending or enforcing our legal/contractual rights; or (iii) needed to maintain adequate and accurate business and financial records. If you have any questions about the security or retention of your Personal Data, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical security measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized access, destruction or alteration. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Services. However, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can ever by 100% secure.
“Do Not Track” is a feature enabled on some browsers that sends a signal to request that a web application disable its tracking or cross-site user tracking. At present, SideChef does not respond to or alter its practices when a Do Not Track signal is received.
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using our Services, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at email@example.com.