Privacy Policy

 United States

Taste Consumers

Effective Date: April 11, 2020

Taste Technologies Inc. (“Taste,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains how we collect, use, disclose and protect Personal Information (as it is defined below) of our customers and users. It applies to all Personal Information collected by us on www.gettaste.com (the “Site”), the Taste mobile application, and any other website or mobile application that links to this Policy, as well as during any written, electronic, and oral communications (collectively, the “Services”). Taste may collect Personal Information to help you place and receive orders and to improve the Taste service.

Your access to and use of our Services are subject to our Terms and Conditions, which define some of the terms used throughout this Policy. Please make sure that you have carefully read and understand the Terms and Conditions before you use our Services. By using our Services, you accept the Terms and Conditions, and accept our privacy practices described in this Policy. If you do not feel comfortable with any part of this Policy or our Terms and Conditions, you must not use or access our Services.

The Company uses a network of independent third-party contractors (“Deliverers”) who provide delivery services to our users and food service providers.

Our Services may change from time to time. As a result, we reserve the right to update or modify this Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. If we make any material changes to the way we process your Personal Information, we will notify you before such changes are effective. If you object to any changes you must cease using our Services. We recommend you review this Policy periodically. This Policy became effective on the date indicated at the top of this page. Your continued use of our Services after any changes or revisions to this Policy indicates your agreement to the terms of the revised Policy.

1.    Collection of Personal Information 

When you use our Services, we may collect or receive Personal Information about you to provide our services and operate our business. The types of Personal Information that we may collect about you are:

a. Information You Provide to Us Directly

You may provide your Personal Information to us when you use our Services, including when you register with Taste, search within or place orders through our Services, contact us with inquiries, respond to surveys, or otherwise access our Services. This information may include, but is not limited to:

b. Information Received From You as Part of Your Communications

When you use our Services (for example on our Site), complete electronic forms, communicate with Deliverers or contact us, by online chat, email, phone or text, we may automatically collect and store certain information about you and the activity you engaged in, for example: your name and contact information; your order details; information that you voluntarily provide to us; the nature of your communication; the purpose of the interaction, and the action we took in response to your inquiry or request. This information is stored and utilized by Taste for legitimate business purposes only.

c. Information Collected Automatically

We also may receive and store certain information about you and your device(s) automatically when you access or use our Site and Services. This information may include but is not limited to:

d. Location Information

When you use the Services, we may collect general location information (such as IP address). If you permit the Services to access location services through the permission system used by your mobile operating system (“Platform”) or browser, we may also collect the precise location of your device when the Taste app is running in the foreground or background of your device. This information may be used to help you select your delivery address, to provide more accurate deliveries of your orders, to provide recommendations to you, and to enhance your user experience and improve the services. You can choose whether to enable the location tracking feature through the settings on your device or Platform or when prompted by the Taste mobile app. If you choose to disable the location feature, the Deliverer will not receive precise location information from your device, which may compromise the accuracy of deliveries in some situations, for instance, if you are located in a large area, such as a park. Location services may be enabled and disabled at your convenience and Taste is under no obligation to change any of the location information collection that is controlled by a user’s personal device.

e. Information Related to the Referral Program

Taste allows users to invite friends and family to sign up for our Services. Sometimes we offer a promotional value for every friend or family member who signs up and places an order through your referral link. To help you do this, we may request you to grant us an access to your mobile device address book. You can then direct us to send referral emails, SMS messages, or other communications to contacts you select in your address book. By sending a referral, you also consent to Taste sending your public profile image to the contacts you select to receive a referral link. By choosing to invite a friend you represent that you have received the friend’s consent to provide his or her name and email address with us. Taste will use that information to send an email inviting him or her to visit the site and will store that information to track the success of the referral program and may send marketing emails. 

Taste users may not send, publish, or share any false, misleading, or deceptive communications in connection with participation in the Referral Program. Such actions may violate various federal, state, and/or international laws, including, but not limited to, the regulations and policies promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission. Taste users may not send any referral emails, SMS messages, or other communications to children under the age of 13.

 If you are referred to Taste through one of our referral programs, or if someone attempts to refer you, we may share your name, whether you have already signed up for Taste, whether you are a new customer, and whether you have placed a qualifying order with Taste with the person(s) who referred you.

f. Personal Information from Publicly Available Sources and Third Parties

We may collect or receive Personal Information about you from publicly available sources, social network providers, marketing partners, and/or third parties. This may include but is not limited to:

f. Personal Information from Publicly Available Sources and Third Parties

We may collect or receive Personal Information about you from publicly available sources, social network providers, marketing partners, and/or third parties. This may include but is not limited to:

2.    Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies, web beacons, pixels, and similar technologies to collect information and personalize your experience with our Services. 

a. Cookies

Cookies are small web files that a site or its provider transfers to your device’s hard drive through your web browser that enables the site’s or provider’s system to recognize your browser and remember certain information. 

How We Use Cookies – We use first-party and third-party cookies for the following purposes:

How to Manage Cookies – You may disable the use of cookies by modifying your browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our Services. For more information on cookies and how to disable cookies visit www.ftc.gov/ftc/cookies.shtm or https://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml. Depending on whether you would like to manage a first-party or third-party cookie, you will need to take the following steps:

b. Web Beacons

Web beacons, also known as web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs, are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Site to deliver or communicate with cookies, in order to track and measure the performance of our Site and Services, monitor how many web visitors we have, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, web beacons are typically embedded invisibly on webpages (or in an email).

c. Online Analytics and Advertising Technologies

We and our third-party vendors may use automated technologies (including cookie identifiers on our Site), along with other collected information, to tailor ads or deliver content when you are on our Services or on other devices, apps or websites.

 d. Interest-Based Advertising

We (or our service providers) may use the information we collect, for instance, IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers, to locate or try to locate the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones, tablets, or computers), or work with providers that do this, in order to better tailor content and features and provide you with a seamless experience across devices. If you wish to opt out of cross device tracking for purposes of interest-based advertising, you may do so through your device settings. We may also use cross-device targeting to help identify our users and serve advertising. This type of advertising is often called “interest-based” or “personalized” advertising—and when it occurs on mobile apps, “cross-app” advertising.

You can learn more about interest-based advertising and how to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising by visiting (i) the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out link or (ii) the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page.

Please note that even if you opt-out, you may still receive advertisements from us. However, in that case, the advertising will not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of the above opt-out links or whether any particular company chooses to participate in these opt-out programs.

e. Mobile Applications

Depending on your permissions, we may receive your Personal Information from your Internet service and mobile device providers. Users of mobile device who do not want to receive interest-based advertising may opt-out in several ways. Learn more about your choices for mobile devices by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices. Each operating system, (iOS for Apple phones, Android for Android devices, and Windows for Microsoft devices) provides its own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. You should view your device or system “Settings” to determine how you can opt out of use of your device ID for “cross-app” personalized advertising.

3.    Use of Your Personal Information

We may use the information we collect or receive about you for various purposes.

a. To Provide You With Our Services

We use your information to provide you the Services. For example, we use credit card information to complete a transaction or an address to allow the Deliverer to fulfill your delivery. If the applicable information is to be provided or Service is to be performed by a third party, then we will disclose the applicable Personal Information to the third party providing the information or performing applicable Services. Your information may be available or provided to third-party service providers and that are contractually obligated to protect your information as disclosed in this Policy.

b. To Maintain, Improve, and Personalize the Services

We use your information for our everyday business operations such as auditing, administration of the Services, forum management, fulfillment, and analytics. Your information may also be used to improve the content and/or functionality of the Services. For example, it may be used to help us and/or our Merchants improve our offerings. We also use your information to personalize your experience. For example, we may personalize the content and features you see when visiting our Services. In addition, we may personalize advertisements, marketing communications, and recommendations to make them more tailored to your interests.

c. To Communicate with You

We use your information to communicate with you. For example, we may send you text messages or other notifications about the status of your orders and deliveries. We may also contact you with promotional offerings or other communications that may be of interest to you. If we send you marketing emails about services that may interest you, each email will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future marketing or other communications.

In the event you contact us, we use certain information to respond to your questions and assist you with any issues that may arise in your use of the Services. If you send text messages to a Deliverer, using the telephone number for that Deliverer available on the Services, we may use a third-party service provider to track these text messages. We track these text messages for fraud prevention, to ensure appropriate charging of fees, to enforce our Terms and Conditions, and for quality and training purposes. As part of this process, Taste and its service provider will receive in real time and store data about your text message, including the date and time of the text message, your phone number, and the content of the text message.

d. For Account and Network Security Purposes

We care about keeping you secure and safe while using our Services. Keeping you safe requires us to process your Personal Information, such as your device information, activity information and other relevant information. We use such information to combat spam, malware, malicious activities or security risks; improve and enforce our security measures; and to monitor and verify your identity so that unauthorized users do not gain access to your information.

e. To Maintain Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Our Services are subject to certain laws and regulations which may require us to process your Personal Information. For example, we process your Personal Information to pay our taxes, to fulfill our business obligations, ensure compliance with employment and recruitment laws or as necessary to manage risk as required under applicable law.

f. To Enforce Compliance with Our Terms and Conditions and Policies

When you access or use our Services, you are bound to our Terms and Conditions and this Policy. To ensure you comply with them, we process your Personal Information by actively monitoring, investigating, preventing and mitigating any alleged or actual prohibited, illicit or illegal activities on our Services. We also process your Personal Information to: investigate, prevent or mitigate violations of our internal terms, agreements or policies; enforce our agreements with third parties and business partners.

g. To Protect You, Others, and Our Business

We use your information to protect you, others, and our business, including, without limitation, using information for fraud prevention, for enforcement of our Terms of Service, to comply with the law, and to protect against security risks.

h. For Our Business Purposes

We may use your information for our legitimate business purposes deemed, in our sole discretion, to be essential to the continued operation of our business. Such needs may shift over time and new uses for such data will not require individual disclosure or approval. Under no circumstances shall Taste use any data for purposes other than our legitimate business interests.

4.    Sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties

Your Personal Information is not shared with third parties without your permission, except as described below.

a. Service Providers

We may share your information with our third-party service providers for certain business purposes. This information is provided in order for them to provide us services such as payment processing, advertising services, marketing partners, web analytics, data processing, IT services, customer support and other services. These third-party service providers have access to your Personal Information only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf and are expressly obligated not to disclose or use your Personal Information for any other purpose.

b. Deliverers and Merchants

To help provide you with a high-quality delivery we also may share your information, including your Personal Information and order details, with the Deliverers who complete your requested deliveries. Similarly, we may share your name, phone number, order information, customer feedback and other information related to your orders with Taste merchants. 

c. Related Entities

We may share your information with our affiliates (entities that control or are under the control of Taste) for business purposes. We will require these entities to comply with the terms of this Policy with regard to their use of your information.

d. When Required by Law

We recognize that information related to your orders could contain private information. However, we may be required to disclose your information to third parties including law enforcement agencies when required to protect and defend our legal rights, protect the safety and security of users of our Services, prevent fraud, comply with the law, respond to legal process, or a request for cooperation by a government entity.

e. Corporate Transactions

In the event of sale, transfer, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event we may transfer your information to one or more third parties as part of that transaction.

f. With Your Consent

We also may share or disclose your information with your consent or at your direction. 

g. Aggregated Anonymized Information

We also may share (within our group of companies or with third parties) aggregated and anonymized information that does not specifically identify you or any individual user.

5.   Security

Taste has implemented administrative, technical, and physical security controls that are designed to safeguard Personal Information. However, no online activity is ever fully secure or error-free. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information is absolutely secure. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any information to Taste. 

Please recognize that protecting your Personal Information is also your responsibility. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your information when you are on the Internet, or when you communicate with us and with other through the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of your account might have been compromised), or if you suspect someone else is using your account, please let us know immediately by contacting us as indicated in the Contact Us section below.

6.   Data Retention

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services and to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting purposes. We will also retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Determinations of necessity with regard to retention will be made by Taste in its sole discretion but in no circumstances will significantly exceed general business practices among comparable companies once business necessity is exhausted.

 7.   Third-Party Sites

Some of the functionality may be provided by third parties and the Services may link to other third-party websites that are not controlled by Taste. These third parties are not under our control and Taste is not responsible for their privacy policies or practices. If you provide any Personal Information to any third party or through any such third-party website, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and practices of that third party.

 8.   Social Media Usage

You may choose to enable or log in to our Services via various online services, including social networking services like Facebook and Google. Our Services also may enable you to access social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (collectively, “Social Network”) directly or indirectly through our Services.

When you link a Social Network account to Taste or log into our Services using your Social Network account, we may collect relevant Personal Information necessary to enable our Services to access that Social Network and your data contained within that Social Network. We also may share your information with the operator of that Social Network to facilitate or enhance delivery of that Social Network or other services to you. A Social Network may provide us with access to certain information that you have provided to them, and we will use, store, and disclose such information in accordance with this Policy. Additionally, a Social Network may collect Personal Information and information about your use of our Site or Services automatically. The manner in which a Social Network collects, uses, stores, and discloses your information is governed by the policies of such third parties and Taste shall have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any Social Network that may be enabled within our Services.

You may also have the option of posting your activities on our Services and other content to a Social Network when you access content through our Services. For example, you may post to Facebook that you placed an order with Taste. Keep in mind that your usage of Social Network features is governed by applicable Social Networks and not by Taste, and may be visible or accessible to the public.

 9.    Children’s Information

Our Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us please contact us at team@gettaste.com. A parent or guardian of a child under age 13 may review and request deletion of the child’s Personal Information. Upon request for a deletion we will immediately delete all information of individuals 13 years of age or under in compliance with our obligations under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

10.   Your Choices 

We provide our customers and their authorized agents with the ability to access and delete Personal Information. In order to exercise these rights you must login to your account to confirm your identity, which helps us ensure that Personal Information is only made accessible to appropriate parties. Customers will not receive discriminatory treatment for exercising their rights and can return to the service after deleting their information.  

a. Your Rights

This section lists the privacy-related rights (“Rights”) we extend to all Taste customers. Your right to know and right to deletion are not absolute and are subject to certain exceptions. For instance, we cannot disclose specific pieces of Personal Information if the disclosure would create a substantial, articulable, and unreasonable risk to the security of the Personal Information, your account with us or the security of our systems.

b. Asserting Your Rights

You may exercise your right to know or your right to deletion by emailing team@gettaste.com with the subject "PRIVACY RIGHTS: [YOUR NAME]". You may also designate an authorized agent to make a request to know or a request to delete. In order to be able to act, authorized agents have to submit proof that they are authorized to act on your behalf, or have a power of attorney. We may deny requests from authorized agents who do not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on their behalf.

11.   California Residents 

Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, below is a summary of the Personal Information we collected from consumers, the reason we collected the Personal Information, where we obtained the Personal Information we collected, and the third parties with whom we may share consumer Personal Information. The section references relate to the sections above in this Policy.

 

Personal Information

Sources of Personal Information

Why We Collect Personal Information?

To Whom May We Disclose Personal Information?

Identifiers such as a name, address, unique personal identifier, email, phone number

See Sections 1 a., b, c, d, e, f, 2 a, d, e. above.

See Sections 3 a, b, c, d, e, f, g. h, above.

See Sections 4. a, b, c, d, e, f above.

Customer records such as signature

See Sections 1 a, b, e, f, 2 d, e. above.

See Sections 3 a, b, c, e, f, h, above.

See Sections 4 a, b, c, d, e, f above.

Commercial information such as records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered

See Section 1 a., b, 2 a above.

See Sections 3 a, b, c, e, h, above.

See Sections 4 a, b, c, d, e, f above.

Internet or other electronic network activity information, including browsing history and search history

See Sections 1 a., b, c, d, e, f, 2 a, b, c, d, e. above.

See Sections 3 a, b, c, d, f, h, above.

See Sections 4 a, b, c, d, e, f above.

Geolocation data that is sufficient to identify a precise physical location

See Section 1 d, above.

See Sections 3 a, b, above

See Sections 4 a, b, c, d, e, f above.

Sensory data, such as audio, electronic, visual, or other similar information

See Section 1 a., b above.

See Sections 3 a, b, c, above.

See Sections 4 a, b, c, d, e, f above.

Professional or employment-related information

See Section 1 a., b, f, above.

See Sections 3 a, b, c, above.

See Sections 4 a, b, c, d, e, f above.

Education information

See Section 1 a, b above.

See Sections 3 a, b, c, above.

See Sections 4. a, b, c, d, e, f above.

Inferences about preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes

See Sections 1 a., b, c, d, e, f, 2 a, b, c, d, e. above.

See Sections 3 a, b, c, above.

See Sections 4 a, b, c, d, e, f above.

Do Not Track Disclosure. Taste does not have a mechanism in place for responding to browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms used to limit collection of information for use in Online Behavioral Advertising.

 12.    International Users

Taste is based in the United States and, regardless of where you use our Services, the information collected as part of that use will be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the United States. Any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with U.S. privacy laws, regulations, and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. By using our Services, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States. Taste is not intended for, nor is it fully obligated to comply with regulations related to, users located outside the United States. Any users outside that designated area are doing so without the express knowledge or intention of Taste.

 13.   Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns relating to this Policy or our privacy practices please contact us at: team@gettaste.com or:

Taste Technologies, Inc.

185 Wythe Ave. Floor 2

Brooklyn, NY 11249

14. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a revised version and updating the “Effective Date” above. The revised version will be effective on the “Effective Date” listed. We will provide you with reasonable prior notice of material changes in how we use your information, including by email, if you have provided an email address. If you disagree with these changes, you may cancel your account at any time. Your continued use of our Services constitutes your consent to any amendment of this Privacy Notice.