If you are located in the European Economic Area, you should review the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) Notice below.
Registration: Users may register with an email address or through their Facebook or Google account. Registration is optional and Users may access our Services as a Visitor. However, please keep in mind that Visitors 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 the SideChef App through the Amazon Alexa or 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, username and password.
Creating a Profile: When you register for the Services, you can add or change your display name or photos at any time, and post comments, follow other Users, and receive notifications relating to your preferences, including, but not limited to, following lists, recipe updates and recommendations, and User Content. If you are a Content Partner, you may ask SideChef to post your recipes and blog entries. 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.
Server Logs and Mobile Device Information Automatically Collected: Like most websites today, our web servers keep log files that record data each time a device accesses those servers. The log files contain data about the nature of such access, including the device’s IP address, mobile device unique ID, User agent string (e.g., operating system and browser type/version), referral URL (i.e., the external source by which you arrived at our Site, or the pages you’ve clicked on while on our Site), and information about the way you use the Services. Our Services do not collect precise information about your location.
Cookies: We collect information using “cookie” technology. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive (or other storage medium) so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. We use both first- and third-party session cookies and persistent cookies. Below is a general primer on session and persistent cookies; information collected by cookies depends on its particular purpose. For more information, please see the information regarding analytics providers discussed further below.
In some cases, we may associate information that you have provided to us (e.g., email address) with the cookies that we use. In addition to facilitating the purposes described above, this is useful in understanding your engagement with other content related to our Services (e.g., email open rates, URL click-throughs).
If you do not want us to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer or mobile device. Please consult your browser’s documentation for information on how to do this and how to delete persistent cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from us, certain aspects of the Services may not function properly or as intended.
Connecting to a 3rd Party Appliance: If you connect a 3rd Party Connected Appliance to our Services, you will be required to provide us with certain credentials provided to you by the manufacturer of the 3rd Party Connected Appliance. Once your 3rd Party Connected Appliance is connected to our Services, information, including the below, may be collected:
We may also 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 (e.g., if you connect your 3rd Party Connected Appliance to a smart home hub). This information may be provided to us automatically.
When using our Services through voice activated assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, our Services 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 Services, and/or information about the manner which you use the Services. The Services may collect precise information about the location of your hardware device. For detailed information collected by the underlying voice activated assistants’ platform, please consult that platform’s or source’s relevant terms and conditions.
We may utilize information collected to (i) send marketing emails to Users, (ii) communicate with Users to respond to inquiries or requests, (iii) communicate with vendors and business partners to establish business relationships; (iii) send marketing emails; (iv) understand how Users interact with the Services; (v) help us maintain and improve Services offered; (vi) to facilitate social sharing functionality; (vii) to provide featured recipes, products, and services offered through our Services; (viii) to the extent you have a Subscription, tailor recipe, product, and service offerings; (ix) to pair with 3rd Party Connected Appliances and voice-activated devices and provided related services; (x) assist in monitoring and troubleshooting errors and incidents, analyzing web traffic, or optimizing the User experience; and/or (xi) to process and record payment transactions or transfer money to you.
Examples of how we share your information are provided below:
Third party service providers. We, like many businesses, sometimes engage other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf so that we can focus on our core business. Examples of these services include, but are not limited to, web hosting, grocery ordering, payment processing and authorization, fulfillment and shipping, marketing and promotional material distribution, website evaluation, social media management, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing. We authorize them to use this Personal Data only in connection with our data security and privacy standards.
Manufacturers of 3rd Party Connected Appliances. To the extent any data to be shared with manufacturers of 3rd Party Connected Appliance involves Personal Data, we authorize them to use this Personal Data only in connection with our data security and privacy standards.
For Google Analytics, please visit: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/
For Facebook Analytics, please visit: https://analytics.facebook.com/
For Pinpoint, please visit: https://aws.amazon.com/pinpoint/
For Appsflyer, please visit: https://www.appsflyer.com/
Legal requirements. We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law (including, without limitation responding to a subpoena or request from law enforcement, court or government agency or other public authorities) or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary (i) to comply with a legal obligation, (ii) to protect or defend our rights, interests or property or that of other customers or Users, (iii) to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Users of the Services or the public, or (iv) to protect against legal liability or potential fraud, as determined in our sole discretion.
Aggregate Data. We may share Aggregate Information with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated User statistics in order to describe the Services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
Linking to or from Third Party Platforms.
Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Opt-Out for Direct MarketingYou may opt out at any time from the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes by emailing the instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any SideChef marketing email and following the instructions found on the page to which the link takes you. Please allow us a reasonable time to process your request. You cannot opt out of receiving transactional e-mails related to the Services.
How long does SideChef retain information collected?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 email@example.com.
What is SideChef’s Security Policy?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 be 100% secure.
California Privacy RightsPursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to obtain certain information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship (and that are not otherwise exempt) have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, including the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. If you wish to submit a request pursuant to Section 1798.83, please contact SideChef via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Does SideChef Respond to “Do Not Track” Signals?“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.
General Data Protection Regulation Notice.
The following notice applies to individuals located in the European Economic Area (“EEA Individuals”). The term “European Economic Area” (or “EEA”) shall mean the then-current member states and member countries of the European Union and European Economic Area, respectively, Switzerland, and, upon its withdrawal from the European Union, the United Kingdom.
Controller Disclosure & Details. We are a data controller of Personal Data regarding the following categories of EEA Individuals: Users, partners, and vendor contacts (“Data Subjects”).
EU Representative: GDPR-Rep.eu is acting as the EU-GDPR Representative according to Art 27 GDPR for SideChef Group Limited and therefore handles the communication concerning privacy requests from EU-citizens.
Data Subject Rights. If you are located in the EEA, you have the following rights:
Data Transfers Outside the EEA.
SideChef relies on appropriate Standard Contractual Clauses for appropriate transfer of your Personal Data outside of the EEA. Additionally, Personal Data may be transferred to or from our third party hosting service, 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 Services, you consent to your Personal Data being transferred as described herein.
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.