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We collect personal information from our Customers and website visitors for a variety of purposes, including to provide a personalized, useful and efficient experience. The categories of information we collect may include:
We collect information that you provide to us when you set up an account with us, subscribe to our newsletter, use our services, or communicate with us or other Customers.; For example, we may request your personal information (e.g., name, postal address, email address, telephone number, username and password, and profile photograph) or your applicable business information (e.g., name and job title of representative, company, product offerings, email address, username and password, profile photograph) when you register for an account, make a purchase, or otherwise use our services.
We may also collect any communications that you exchange with us, as well as any information you provide if you take part in any interactive features of the services (e.g., in-app messaging, feedback, promotions, surveys, etc.).; We collect information you may provide when providing content or commentary to our services in the form of blog posts, comments, and the like (;User Content. Please note that User Content will be published on our services and will be viewable by the public.
If you are a Seller and we need to remit funds to you in connection with a Buyer Purchase, we may collect your PayPal merchant address to remit funds to your PayPal account; if we provide a check, we collect the name and mailing address; if we send you an Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment, we will collect your name, routing and account number, as well as the name of the financial institution holding the account.
We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of our services, such as product delivery, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you email messages about products and services that may be of interest to you.; We may also send you service-related emails or messages (e.g., account verification, purchase confirmation, changes or updates to features of the services, technical and security notices).; Similarly, if you request information from us through an online contact form or if you email us, we collect the information you provide (e.g., name, telephone number, email address) so that we can respond to you. For more information about your communication preferences, see Control Over Your Information below.
We may share your personal information in the instances described below. For further information on your choices regarding your information, see Control Over Your Information.;
We, and our third-party partners, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. ;We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, file information, and similar technology (collectively, ;tracking technologies. ;
We, and our third-party partners, use tracking technologies to automatically collect usage and device information, such as:
We use the data collected through tracking technologies to:;(a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising and local Sellers and Buyers in your geographic region; (c) identify you across multiple devices; (d) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our services; (e) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website; (f) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (g) otherwise to plan for and enhance our services.
If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the services, as some features and services on our services may not work properly. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies. You may also set your email options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our email and performed certain functions with it.;
We may share, or we may permit third-party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third-party services to collect information about your use of our services over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on our services as well as on other websites or apps, or on other devices you may use.; Typically, though not always, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited the site, and other information.; This information is used to display targeted ads on or through our services or on other websites, apps, or online services. We or the online advertising networks use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests. We may also display targeted advertising to you through social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and others. These companies have interest-based advertising programs that allow us to direct advertisements to users who have shown interest in our services or our third-party partners’ services while those users are on the social media platform, or to groups of other users who share similar traits, such as likely commercial interests and demographics. These advertisements are governed by the privacy policies of those social media companies that provide them.
To learn about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices, and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices. You may also be able to limit interest-based advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting ;limit ad tracking; (iOS) or ;opt-out of interest-based ads; (Android).;;
You may also be able to limit interest-based advertising through the settings menu on your mobile device by selecting ;limit ad tracking; (iOS) or ;opt-out of interest-based ads; (Android).; You may also be able to opt-out of some — but not all — interest-based advertising served by mobile ad networks by visiting http://youradchoices.com/appchoices and downloading the mobile AppChoices app.
Google Analytics and Advertising.;We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick advertising cookie) or other third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to our services. You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences, or by vising NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
Email Communications.; From time to time, we may send you emails regarding updates to our products and services, notices about our organization, or information about products/services we offer (or promotional offers from third parties) that we think may be of interest to you.; If you wish to unsubscribe from such emails, simply click the ;unsubscribe link; provided at the bottom of the email communication or by sending us an email at email@example.com. Note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain services-related email communications (e.g., account verification, confirmations of transactions, technical or legal notices).
For your convenience, our services may provide links to third-party websites or services that we do not own or operate. We are not responsible for the practices employed by any third-party websites or services linked to or from our services, including the information or content contained within them. Your browsing and interaction on any other third-party website or service are subject to the applicable third party’s rules and policies, not ours. If you are using a third-party website or service, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site or service before providing any personal information.
Our services are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under the age of 13.; If we learn that any personal information has been collected inadvertently from a child under 13, we will delete the information as soon as possible.; If you believe that we might have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year. To opt out of having your information shared in this manner, please email us at email@example.com.
Global Food Scholar, Inc.
404 Clipper Cove Way
San Francisco, California 94130
Telephone Number: +1 (707) 205-7084
Rajnish Khanna, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Global Food Scholar, Inc.