MUST EATS, LLC recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, members and others who use www.musteats.com (collectively or individually “Users”) value their privacy.  This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on www.musteats.com. MUST EATS, LLC provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to visit or continue visiting www.musteats.com.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the MUST EATS, LLC Terms of Use. Your use of www.musteats.com and any personal information you provide therein remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use.

Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the www.musteats.com website becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.

MUST EATS, LLC Collects The Following Information:

1. User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to MUST EATS, LLC when choosing to participate in various activities on www.musteats.com such as posting messages in our forums, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists. Also, as a visitor to www.musteats.com, you have the opportunity to become a member of our community by registering. However, any personal information which you post becomes part of the public domain.

2. Comments: When you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, your IP address, and your browser user agent string to help with spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

3. Media: If you upload images/videos to the website, you should avoid uploading images/videos with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

4. Cookies Information: When you visit www.musteats.com, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies (persistent cookie remains after you close your browser.) Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary session cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the www.musteats.com site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

5. Log File Information: When you use www.musteats.com our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

6. Clear GIFs Information: When you use www.musteats.com we may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. 

7. Embedded Content From Other Websites: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

8. Google reCAPTCHA v3: This site has implemented reCAPTCHA v3 to minimize spam received at Must Eats from communication channels (e.g. contact forms and comment forms). Your use of reCAPTCHA v3 is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Google Terms of Use. reCAPTCHA is only used to fight spam and abuse on our site. reCAPTCHA is not used for any other purposes such as determining credit worthiness, employment eligibility, financial status, or insurability of a user.

MUST EATS, LLC Uses Information In The Following Way:

1. If you submit personally identifiable information to us through www.musteats.com, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of www.musteats.com.

2. Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose online (via discussion boards, in messages, areas within any public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you post messages through www.musteats.com.

3. We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.  We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major www.musteats.com changes or for customer service purposes).

4. We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of www.musteats.com and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

5. We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit www.musteats.com; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; and (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.

6. We use Google reCAPTCHA to fight spam and abuse on our site. reCAPTCHA is not used for any other purposes such as determining credit worthiness, employment eligibility, financial status, or insurability of a user.

MUST EATS, LLC Only Discloses Information When:

1. We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our affiliated companies or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our Privacy Policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

2. We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

3. We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on www.musteats.com.

4. We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

5. MUST EATS, LLC also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that MUST EATS, LLC believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of MUST EATS, LLC, our Users or others.

User Options:

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through www.musteats.com, in which case MUST EATS, LLC may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. Please note that media files uploaded by Users to www.musteats.com cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms of Use.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Please contact MUST EATS, LLC with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices by directing your email to our Compliance Officer through our MUST EATS Contact Page.

Linking Agreements with Other Sites Including Third-party Advertisers:

MUST EATS, LLC allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within www.musteats.com. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on www.musteats.com. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

MUST EATS, LLC does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks MUST EATS, LLC to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, women ages 18-24) or audience segment (for example, women ages 18-34 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of www.musteats.com, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Must Eat’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. 

MUST EATS, LLC Commitment To Security of Data:

MUST EATS, LLC uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to www.musteats.com and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, MUST EATS, LLC makes commercially reasonable efforts to secure our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If MUST EATS, LLC learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. MUST EATS, LLC may post a notice on www.musteats.com if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us by emailing our Compliance Officer through our MUST EATS Contact Page.

International Users:

www.musteats.com is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to Users in the United States.  If you are a User accessing www.musteats.com from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of www.musteats.com, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Sale, Merger, Acquisition, or Bankruptcy:

In the event that MUST EATS, LLC is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Alterations and Updates to this Privacy Notice:

This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the “effective date” below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes; however, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to alert you to changes in this Privacy Notice. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. 

For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Date Last Modified:

This Privacy Notice was last modified July 11, 2020.

Contact Information:

Please contact MUST EATS, LLC with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice by directing your email to our Compliance Officer via our MUST EATS Contact Page.