(last modified 08/04/09)
Please note, however, that this policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites that you may access through links provided on the thelunchbreakblog Sites.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
When you use the thelunchbreakblog Sites, you provide us with two types of information: personal information you choose to share and non-personal information we gather as you interact with the thelunchbreakblog Sites.
Personal Information: When you register with the thelunchbreakblog Sites, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, account password and email address. We will only use such information for the purposes for which it was requested, such as for site administration, to protect your account from unauthorized access, and to contact you when necessary.
On a voluntary basis, you may choose to share additional personal information when using the thelunchbreakblog Sites, such as by customizing your profile, adding a photo, posting reviews or comments, sending messages and performing searches. Please remember that any such personal information you disclose in this way becomes public information to the extent you choose to allow other users access to it. You should exercise caution when deciding what types of information you wish to disclose. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. We collect and retain this personal information or profile data so that you can utilize the unique personalized features of the thelunchbreakblog Sites. We may also use such information or data to understand how our users as a group utilize the services and resources provided on the Site, to track the demographics of our users and to collaborate with partners and advertisers. In the event such information is disclosed to partners and advertisers, it will only be in the form of aggregate data, which does not describe or identify any individual user.
When you register with thelunchbreakblog, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo (optional), are displayed to people in the networks specified in your settings to enable you to connect with others on thelunchbreakblog. From time to time, we may use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding updates or new services offered by thelunchbreakblog that we think you may find valuable.
If you send the thelunchbreakblog Sites an electronic mail transmission, the email transmission is not necessarily secure and is not encrypted. Accordingly, email transmissions are not necessarily protected from unauthorized access. Transmission of email is at your own risk. We cannot accept responsibility for your transmission of personal information or any obligation with respect to that information not submitted over the secure server.
The thelunchbreakblog Sites allow its users to change or correct personal information previously provided. Please note, however, that even after modification or removal, residual copies of such information may remain on back-up media and may still be viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored the information.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if required to do so to comply with legal process or requirements, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of others, including in the interests of fraud detection and prevention and credit risk reduction or abuses of the thelunchbreakblog service.
If we propose to use personal information for any purposes and in a manner different than those described in this policy, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use and give you an opportunity to opt out of such use for those other purposes.
Non-Personal Information: We also collect non-personal information through the use of "cookies" (small text files that reside on your hard drive) and/or IP address tracking. Non-personal information might include the URL, the browser, the type of computer, the operating systems, and the Internet service providers you use, and other similar information. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on our sites and about the links you select from within our sites to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online.
We use such non-personal information in the form of aggregate data (which does not describe or identify any individual user) to understand how our users as a group utilize the services and resources provided on our sites. This way we know which areas of our sites are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our sites.
Children Under Age 13
The thelunchbreakblog Sites do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13, or knowingly allow such persons to register with the thelunchbreakblog Sites. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register or to send any information about yourself to us. No one under age 13 may provide or post any personal information on the thelunchbreakblog Sites. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
Links to Other Sites
The thelunchbreakblog Sites contain links to other sites and services of third parties. Although we may initially visit these other sites or services that are so linked, we do not control the content that appears on these sites. In addition, the content on these sites or services may be constantly changing. We are not responsible for and assume no liability with respect to the content or privacy practices of such other sites.
Protecting your privacy and your information from loss, misuse and alteration while under our control is a top priority. We take reasonable precautions to insure the security of your information. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
Although we take these precautions, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.