MealMe Privacy Statement 

Effective Date: 10/10/2021

 

MealMe, Inc. (“MealMe” or “we” or “us”) recognizes that you care how information about you is collected and used. We have created this Privacy Statement to inform you of our information collection, use, and sharing practices. This Privacy Statement explains MealMe’s collection and use of information that may identify you and covers information collected through its websites, including www.mealme.ai and any smartphone, device or other electronic applications or tools or through any social media platform (together, the “Services”),  emails, text messages, direct messages, or other communications whether electronic or written (all of the above is referred to collectively as the “Resources”). It is MealMe’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect, subject to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement and the Terms of Use of any Resources (“Terms of Use”)  as either or both may be amended from time to time. In addition, various Resources of MealMe may include different terms or policies, and you should review any such terms and policies carefully, as they will control your use of that Resource. Terms not defined in this Privacy Statement have the meanings ascribed them in the Terms of Use. By providing us any information or accessing one or more Resources, individuals agree to the following terms and conditions as final and binding.

Statement Changes

MealMe reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time and at any time, without notice, within the sole, independent, absolute and uncontrolled exercise of its discretion. By checking the Effective Date above, you can determine the date of our latest changes to this Privacy Statement. MealMe encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Statement. Your continued use of any Resources after any change in this Privacy Statement will constitute your acceptance of, and consent and agreement to, such change.

Types of Information We Collect

We collect the following information about you:

Personal Information. This is information that directly or indirectly identifies you, such as your name, email address, or other identifying information about you, or that would, when combined with other information you provide or that is broadly available, be likely to identify you.

Individuals may interact with MealMe in ways that require MealMe to gather Personal Information. The amount and type of information that MealMe gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, MealMe may request that visitors create an account or otherwise utilize Resources provide a username and email address, plus such other information as MealMe may believe useful, including financial or other information, depending on the nature of the transaction contemplated. In order to provide you with delivery options, we will need to know your location. In each case, MealMe collects such information only insofar as is legal and appropriate. If you do not wish for MealMe to collect any information about you, you can simply not utilize any of the Resources or otherwise supply Personal Information. Your choice not to provide information may, however, prevent you from using certain Resources or engaging in certain activities on the Services.

Other Information. Other Information is information that is not Personal Information, that is, by itself, it does not individually identify you, such as browser type, operating system, technical data, and usage. We may link together different types of Other Information or link Other Information to Personal Information.

Like most website and application operators, MealMe collects Other Information of the sort that web browsers, applications and servers typically make available to operators, like the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. MealMe may use this information for a number of purposes including, for example, to better understand how MealMe’s visitors use its website. The purposes for collecting and using this data may change from time to time at MealMe’s discretion, and MealMe may release non-Personal Information in the aggregate. By utilizing any of the Resources, you agree to such use. 

How We Collect Information

We collect Personal Information and Other Information in the following ways:

Information You Give Us. For example, when you use the Services or Resources, we may ask you to provide us with Personal Information, such as your name, contact information, or location.

Information We Get from Your Use of Services. We may collect information about the Resources that you use and how you use them. This information includes:

  • Computer, tablet, or mobile telephone information. We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, device sensors and mobile network information including phone number) and device sensors and related information. MealMe may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your account. We will comply with the usage/license restrictions and requirements applicable to the device from which the information comes.

  • Log information. When you use a Service or view content provided by us, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include, for example:

    • details of how you used our Resources.

    • Internet protocol address.

    • device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.

    • cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account.

  • Location information. When you use a location-enabled Service, we may collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We also may use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.

  • Unique application numbers. Certain Service may include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to MealMe when you install or uninstall an application or utilize that Service or when that Resource periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.

  • Local storage. We may collect and store information (including Personal Information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.

  • Cookies and anonymous identifiers. We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit the Services as described below, and this may include sending one or more cookies or anonymous identifiers to your device. For more information please see our Cookie Policy available at mealme.ai/cookies.

How We Use Information We Collect

We take your privacy seriously. We use the information that we collect about you to provide, maintain, protect and improve the services and products that MealMe provides to you. We do not sell your information to any third parties and only use it for legitimate business purposes. 

We use your Personal Information for the following purposes, or may use it for these purposes in the future:

  • To respond to questions that you may have.

  • To provide products or services you request.

  • If you submit a resume to work at MealMe, we may use it for hiring decisions and retain the resume or information in it for our own records or in order to contact you later.

  • To inform you of updates regarding MealMe or services or products that may be of interest to you.

  • To provide administrative notices or communications applicable to your use of the Resources.

  • To manage your participation in events and other promotions where you have signed up for such events and promotions. 

  • To operate, evaluate and improve our business and the products and services we offer.

  • To send you messages about products or services we think might be of interest to you.

  • To analyze and enhance our marketing communications and strategies.

  • To analyze trends and statistics regarding visitors’ use of our Services including mobile applications and social media assets.

  • To protect against and prevent fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities.

  • To improve our customer service.

  • To respond to and support customers regarding their use of the Resources.

  • To comply with all applicable legal requirements.

We also may use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide notice at the time of collection. We may ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those set out in this Privacy Statement.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

In addition, some of our Services may utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies like pixel tags and web beacons (often called “smart cookies”) to improve the functionality of the Website. The Services, or third party service providers acting on our behalf, may use cookies and other technologies to help us analyze usage and improve our functionality. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously provided by a user. For more information about how we use cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

 

How We Share Information We Collect

As part of the use of your information for the above purposes, we may disclose your Personal Information or Other Information to our vendors and other contractors who perform various functions on our behalf. We require these third parties to agree in writing to safeguard your Personal Information against improper disclosure and in accordance with the law. 

We also may provide Personal Information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons (e.g., restaurants fulfilling your order) who provide services to you or us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Statement and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

If MealMe or any of our affiliates is involved in a merger, acquisition, asset sale, joint venture or other, similar transaction, your information may be transferred to, or accessed by, a successor or other entity and may be subject to that entity’s privacy policies, which may vary from this Privacy Statement. 

We also may provide information about you to other third parties with your consent or for one of the purposes above, e.g., following a subpoena or other legal process or to a regulatory agency in order to protect against fraud or investigate a criminal or civil matter or when MealMe believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect MealMe’s rights and interests, third parties, or the public at large.

How We Protect Your Information

MealMe discloses Personal Information to those of its employees, contractors, agents and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on MealMe’s behalf or to provide services. Some of those employees, contractors, agents and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your state, province or country. By using the Resources or providing us information, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MealMe will not rent or sell potential Personal Information to anyone. 

If you are a registered user of one or more Resources or have supplied your email address, you agree that in addition to any Resources you may have solicited or requested, MealMe may further send you emails to provide you with information, to inform you of new products, to solicit your feedback, or to keep you up to date on MealMe and its products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. You may choose not to receive marketing email communications from us by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in our marketing emails. You also may ask us not to send you other marketing communications by contacting us as specified in the "Contact Us" section below, and we will honor your request. 

We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, we may not immediately delete residual copies of Personal Information that is on our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems. If you believe that Personal Information we maintain about you is inaccurate, subject to applicable law, you may have the right to request that we correct or amend the information by contacting us as indicated below. 

MealMe undertakes commercially reasonable efforts to guard against unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of Personal Information, which efforts you agree are sufficient, adequate and complete. In some cases, we cannot control, and are not responsible for, information that is shared about you. For example:

  • Information You Share. Some of our Electronic Platforms or other Resources may let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines or otherwise further disclosed. 

  • Social Media Accounts. MealMe maintains various social network accounts such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Please note that comments and information that you leave in such settings are likely to be broadly visible and may not be controlled by MealMe. We are therefore not responsible for any information or messages you leave in such settings or for how such information may be used by others. Please review the terms of use and privacy policies of any social network platforms you use, as they will control your rights and responsibilities, and your use of those platforms is not covered by this Privacy Statement.

  • Accessing and Updating Personal Information. If you provide us with information or create an account in order to access or receive Resources, we may or may not be able to provide you with access to your Personal Information. If information that we control about you is incorrect, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it (unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes). When updating your Personal Information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
     

Business Transfers

In the event (i) MealMe engages in one more asset sales or purchases, (ii) MealMe is acquired, (iii) MealMe engages in one or more business combinations, mergers or acquisitions, (iv) substantially all of MealMe’s assets are acquired, or (v) MealMe is subject to an event of bankruptcy, you acknowledge and agree that user information comprises an asset of MealMe and that the same is subject to assignment, transfer and/or acquisition by a third party. Accordingly, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Statement, you acknowledge and agree that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MealMe may continue to subsequently use your Personal Information, and that such subsequent use may not be consistent with this Privacy Statement.

Advertisements

Advertisements appearing on any of the Electronic Platforms may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Statement covers the use of cookies by MealMe and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

 

Comments

You acknowledge and agree that MealMe has no duty or obligation to respond to or save user comments, but we may further use and disclose your comments as otherwise described in this Privacy Statement.

 

Third Party Links

The Electronic Platforms may contain links to webpages or tools operated by parties other than MealMe. We do not control such websites or tools and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy policies or other practices of such websites or service providers. Our inclusion of links to an outside website or tool does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or tools or any association with their operators. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from an Electronic Platform or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. These websites and services may have their own privacy policies, which you will be subject to upon accessing the third party’s website. We strongly recommend you review the third party’s terms and policies.

 

Children

The Electronic Platforms are not intended for use by children. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about individuals who are under the age of 13. If a child has provided us with Personal Information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us to have the information deleted from our records. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us at support@mealme.ai . If we learn that we have inadvertently collected the Personal Information of a child under 13, or equivalent minimum age depending on jurisdiction, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. 

 

Do Not Track

Some browsers have a "Do Not Track" feature that lets you tell websites and online services that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. Such browser features and industry standards are not uniform, so our websites and online services do not respond to those signals.

 

Information for California Residents 

California residents are entitled to contact us to request information about whether we have disclosed Personal Information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. We do not share Personal Information with third parties for their own marketing purposes, however. California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing us at the address listed in the “Contact Us” section.

 

International Visitors

The Services are intended for use in the United States, and we do not target or direct the Services to users in the European Union or otherwise outside of the United States.  If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring information about you, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as where you reside, and you consent to the transfer of information about you, including your personal information, to the U.S.; and the use and disclosure of information about you, including your personal information, as described in this Privacy Statement.

 

Contact Us

If you have any specific questions about this Privacy Statement, you can contact us at www.mealme.ai/contact or via email support@mealme.ai