Privacy Policy

   
Text Chef PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy (this “Policy”) describes the practices of Text Chef, and any affiliates, (collectively “we”, “us”, “our”) with respect to our collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information provided to us from users of our Website. This Policy forms an integral part of Terms of Use Agreement, which is incorporated by reference. Any capitalised term used but not defined in this Policy will have the meaning defined in the Terms of Use Agreement.

INTRODUCTION
We respect and uphold individual rights to privacy and the protection of personal information. We know how important it is to protect Your personal information and want to make every customer experience safe and secure. In keeping with that goal, we have developed this Policy to explain our practices for the collection, use, and disclosure of Your personal information.

For the purposes of this Policy, “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, including, for example, an individual’s height, birth date, name, home address, telephone number, social insurance number, sex, income and marital status. We will only collect, use or disclose personal information in accordance with this Policy, or in accordance with laws applicable to the collection, use and disclosure of Your personal information by us (“Applicable Privacy Laws”).

We have appointed a Privacy Officer who is responsible for our compliance with this Policy. Information on how to contact the Privacy Officer can be found below.

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect two types of information through our App: personal information and non-personal information. The types of information we collect depend on the nature of Your interaction with us.
Personal information
We may collect personal information such as:  Your contact information – for example, Your name and email address; Your personal preferences – for example, language preferences, and marketing consent; andYour profile information – for example, photographs You upload, and other information You provide in Your personal profile, such as Your interests, marital status, Your height, weight and occupation. Non-personal information Non-personal information does not identify You as an individual. For example:

we may collect certain non-personal data when You visit our Website, such as the type of browser You are using or the referring URL; or we may collect and summarise customer information in a non-personal, aggregate format for statistical and research purposes. We may, for example, summarize our data to determine that a certain percentage of users are male, aged 18 to 25.

You may choose not to provide us with Your personal information. However, if You make this choice we may not be able to provide You with the service, or information that You requested. For example, we require Your email address in order to verify Your account, which is necessary so that notifications may be sent to You electronically. Should You no longer wish to receive notifications from Text Chef when You receive a message from another Text Chef user or when another user adds You as a favorite, Text Chef will not send You notifications after Your account is deleted.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may use Your personal information for a number of different business purposes, for example to: create and display Your online Chef/Hospitality establishment profile to other users of the Website/App; how other users when You have viewed their profiles;  compare Your profile and preferences with that of other users to provide both You and other users with recruitment matches; provide customer support to assist You with Your questions or complaints; conduct surveys in order to improve our services;
advise You of changes to our services, or new services that we may implement from time to time; measure and improve the effectiveness of our Website or our marketing endeavours;
detect and protect against fraud and error; track and analyse Your preferences to better understand Your service needs and eligibility; and for other purposes as described in this Policy.

We limit the personal information we collect and use to that which is necessary to fulfill our business purposes. We will not collect, sell, distribute or use personal information for any other purposes without Your further consent, except to the extent as required by law or as authorised by Applicable Privacy Laws.

YOUR CONSENT
When You choose to provide us with Your personal information You consent to the use of Your personal information as identified in this Policy and as may be further identified at the time of collection.

Express Consent
Sometimes You will be asked to give Your express consent to our collection, use or disclosure of personal information – for example, by being asked to check a box to indicate Your consent to receive marketing communications.

Implied Consent
Other times, You may provide Your implied consent to our collection, use or disclosure of personal information when we can reasonably conclude that You have given consent by some action You have taken or an action You have decided not to take. Generally, this occurs where the purpose for the use of Your personal information would be reasonably apparent to You – for example, when You provide us with personal information through forms to populate Your online dating profile, You provide us with implied consent to publish that information for other users of the Website to view.

Withdrawing Your Consent
You may notify us at any time that You wish to withdraw or change Your consent to our use and disclosure of Your information. We will accommodate Your request subject to legal and contractual restrictions.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT DIRECTLY FROM YOU
Listed here are some further examples of the ways that we collect personal information directly from You and how we use it.

Follow-Up and Surveys
From time to time, we may send You a follow-up letter to thank You for Your use of the Website, or we may contact You to ensure that You are completely satisfied.

We may use contact information collected online to conduct occasional surveys and other customer research. These surveys are entirely voluntary and You may easily decline to participate.

Our Website
Our Website can be browsed anonymously. However, to engage in certain special features or functions of our Website, You may be asked to provide certain personal information, such as Your email address or demographic information. We use this information to create Your account, contact and correspond with You about Your account, respond to Your inquiries, and monitor functions of our Website that You choose to use.

Our Mobile Applications
If You use any mobile device to access our site and download any of our applications, we may collect device information (such as Your mobile device ID, model and manufacturer), operating system and version information, and IP address.

We collect Your geolocational information only upon Your consent. By sharing Your geolocational information with us, You agree to be bound by Google's Terms of Use (http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/help/terms_maps.html). We are using the Maps API(s) in our mobile applications, and incorporated by reference to this Policy is the Google privacy policy (currently http://www.google.com/privacy.html), as amended by Google from time to time.

If You use the Text Chef Android application, You are asked to allow for the Device & App permission to obtain information regarding which applications are stored on Your device, their activity on Your device, and which apps are running, in order to learn more about You and Your preferences, as part of Text Chef’s algorithm for finding recruitment matches and providing you more relevant advertisements. By accepting the requested permissions before installation, You acknowledge and understand that the program performs these functions and agree to this, and You understand that You can withdraw Your consent at any time by uninstalling the Text Chef Android application.