ViewFoo Privacy Policy

 

What information do we collect? We collect information in a few different ways:

 

When you give ViewFoo permission to obtain it

When you sign up for or use our service, you voluntarily give us certain information. This can include your name, profile photo, containers, comments, likes, email address you used to sign up, mobile phone number, and any other information you provide us. You also may give us permission to access your information in other services. For example, you may link your Facebook account to ViewFoo, which allows us to obtain information from that account (like your friends or contacts.) The information we get from that service often depends on your settings or their privacy policy, so be sure to check what that is.

 

When you use ViewFoo Service or Products

These days, whenever you use a website, mobile application, or other internet service, there’s certain information that almost always gets created and recorded automatically. The same is true when you use our products. Here are some of the types of information we collect:

Log data. When you use Viewfoo, our servers automatically record information (“log data”,) including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or your mobile app sends when you’re using it. This log data may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used Viewfoo, and cookie data.
 
Cookie data. Depending on how you’re accessing our site, we may use “cookies” (a small text file sent by your computer each time you visit our website, unique to your ViewFoo account or your browser) or similar technologies to record log data. When we use cookies, we may use “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them.) For example, we may use cookies to store your language preferences or other ViewFoo settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit ViewFoo. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your ViewFoo account (including personal information about you, such as the email address you gave us,) and other cookies are not.
 
Device information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using ViewFoo on, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.


Our partners and advertisers may share information with us

Sometimes our partners may let us collect information when you use their services, or may share with us the information they collect. For example:
 
Online advertisers typically share information with the websites or apps where they run ads to measure and/or improve those ads. We also receive this information, which may include information like whether clicks on ads led to purchases or a list of criteria to use in targeting ads.

 

How do we use the information we collect?

We use the information we collect to provide our services and products to you and make them better, develop new services and products, and protect ViewFoo and our users. For example, we may log how often people use two different versions of a product, which can help us understand which version is better.

• We also use the information we collect to offer you customized content, including:

• Suggesting Viewfoo containers you might like. For example, if you’ve indicated that you’re interested in cooking or have looked at recipe containers, we may suggest food-related Viewfoo's, containers, or people that we think you might like.

• Showing you ads you might be interested in.

We also use the information we collect to:

• Send you updates (such as when certain activity, like comments, happens on ViewFoo,) newsletters, marketing materials and other information that may be of interest to you. For example, depending on your email notification settings, we may send you weekly updates that include containers or ViewFoo's you may like. You can decide to stop getting these updates by updating your account settings (or through other settings we may provide.)

• Help your friends and contacts find you on ViewFoo. For example, if you sign up using a Facebook account, we may help your Facebook friends find your account on ViewFoo when they first sign up for ViewFoo. Or, we may allow people to search for your account on ViewFoo using your email address.

• Respond to your questions or comments.

The information we collect may be “personally identifiable” (meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique person) or “non-personally identifiable” (meaning it can’t be used to specifically identify you.) We use both types of information, and combinations of both types, as described above. We may use or store information wherever ViewFoo does business, including countries outside your own.

 

What choices do you have about your information?

Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices over your information. If you have a ViewFoo account, many of the choices you have on ViewFoo are built directly into the product or your account settings. For example, you can:

• Access and change information in your profile page at any time, choose whether your profile page is available to search engines, or choose whether others can find your ViewFoo account using your email address.

• Link or unlink your ViewFoo account from an account on another service (e.g. Facebook.) For some services (like Facebook), you can also choose whether or not to publish your activity on ViewFoo to that service.

• Create a Private ViewFoo. Private ViewFoo's are visible to ONLY you, and no one may choose to make the contents of the Private ViewFoo available to anyone else unless you have granted access to the ViewFoo.

• Close your account at any time. When you close your account, we’ll deactivate it and remove your containers from ViewFoo. We may retain archived copies of your information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including to help address fraud and spam.)

 

You may have choices available to you through the device or software you use to access ViewFoo. For example:

• The browser you use may provide you with the ability to control cookies or other types of local data storage.
 
• To learn more about these choices, please see the information provided by the device or software provider.

 

How and when do we share information?

Viewfoo is a tool people use to express their views, share them with others, and inspire others in the process. When you create public ViewFoo's, anyone can view them. You may also provide us with profile page information that anyone can view. The other limited instances where we may share your personal information include:


• When we have your consent. This includes sharing information with other services (like Facebook) when you’ve chosen to link to your ViewFoo account to that service or publish your activity on ViewFoo to it. For example, you can choose to publish your containers to Facebook.
 
• We may employ third party companies or individuals to process personal information on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy. For example, we may share data with a security consultant to help us get better at identifying spam or with our accountants to make sure we’re keeping the books right. In addition, some of the information we request may be collected by third party providers on our behalf.
 
• Online advertisers typically use third party companies to audit the delivery and performance of their ads on websites and apps. We also allow these companies to collect this information on ViewFoo.
 
• If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or ViewFoo; or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
 
• We may engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy.


We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with our partners, advertisers, or others. For example, we may tell an advertiser on ViewFoo how many people shared a ViewFoo, or the percentage of people who click on a container after viewing it.

 

ViewFoo policy on children’s information

ViewFoo is not directed to children under 13. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.

 

How do we make changes to this policy?

We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use ViewFoo after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or get your consent as required by law.

Effective: January 22, 2015