Effective Date: August 9, 2017

TASTEMAKER - PRIVACY POLICY

International Merchandising Company, LLC (“IMC”, "we", "us", "our") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to in this Privacy Policy) describes how we collect, receive, use, transfer or otherwise process information (which may include personal information) we collect from you, or that you provide to us, through our website (“Site”) (collectively the “Service”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we will treat your information.

BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING AND CONSENTING TO THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY (AS UPDATED OR AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME). IF, FOR ANY REASON, YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE STOP USING THE APP AND/OR THIS SITE IMMEDIATELY.

Please click on the sections below to learn more about our Privacy Policy:

WHO WE ARE

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

DISCLOSURES OF YOUR INFORMATION

SOCIAL SHARING FEATURES

STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF INFORMATION

CHILDREN

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

YOUR CHOICES

SECURITY

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

CONTACT

 

WHO WE ARE

This Service is operated by IMC. As used in this Privacy Policy, the terms "IMC Companies", "we", "us" and "our" refer to IMC and all entities it controls, is controlled by or is under common control with, including subsidiaries, joint ventures or other entities in whom IMC has a substantial ownership interest. If you would like a list of relevant entities, please send an email to tastemaker@img.com.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

When you use the Service, you may provide us with, and we may collect from you, information that relates to you, including your personal information.

You may provide us with your information in a number of ways, including:

  • completing forms on the Service (such as "Contact Us" forms);
  • corresponding with us by e-mail, phone or otherwise;
  • subscribing to email updates, newsletters or other subscriptions and features made available on the Service from time to time;
  • reporting a problem or requesting support for the Service;
  • make a purchase from us using the Service;
  • creating an account and/or signing in to our Service, including signing in using your social media account(s);
  • communicating with us through third party social media websites or applications; and
  • participating in our contests, promotions, sweepstakes or surveys on the Service.

The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and social media account details (such as Facebook and Twitter).


Information we collect about you

With regard to your use of the Service, we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including IP address, login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, platform, device type, hardware model, MAC address, unique device identifiers and mobile network information;
  • information about your visit, including the full URL clickstream to, through and from our Service (including date and time);
  • information about your network, such as information about devices, nodes, configurations, connection speeds, and network and application performance;
  • pages you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

Events Information    

If you attend a Tastemaker event (“Event”) where we, or any of the other IMC Companies, are capturing audio and video recordings, we may also collect sounds clips and images of you.


INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES

We may receive information about you (including your personal information) if you use any of the other websites or applications operated by the IMC Companies or the other services the IMC Companies provide. In this case we will inform you when we collect that information that it may be shared internally and combined with information collected on the Service. We may also receive and display information and content which you make publically available on your social media account.

If you log in to or access the Service using a third party social media platform, we will have access to certain information from that platform, such as your email address, friends list and profile information.

We also work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical services, advertising networks, analytics providers and search information providers) and may receive information about you from them.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We may use information we have about you in the following ways:

Information you give to us. We will use this information to:

help us respond to your queries;

carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;

  • send you our newsletter, email updates and other subscriptions which we make available from time to time and which you subscribe to receiving;
  • provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
  • provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about content, goods or services we feel may interest you;
  • notify you about changes to our Service and other services;
  • ensure that content from our Service is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • facilitate contests, promotions, sweepstakes or surveys on the Service;
  • monitor and analyse trends, usage and activities in connection with the Service;
  • as necessary if we believe there has been a breach of the Terms of Use or the rights of any third party; and
  • comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Information we collect about you. We will use this information:

  • to administer the Service and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve the Service to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of the Service, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep the Service safe and secure;
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • to monitor and analyse trends, usage and activities in connection with the Service; and
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Service about goods or services that may interest you or them.

Information we receive from other sources.

We may combine information we receive from other sources with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this combined information for the purposes set out above.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share and/or sell the personal information we collect from and about you::

With our current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and other companies under common control and ownership;

 

business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you in order to provide you with a product or service;
 

with event sponsors and other partners, where necessary to provide you with the services and for their own business purposes, including for the purpose of sending you promotional communications;  

business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors to provide you with information about promotions and offers;           

aggregated, anonymised or other data to advertisers, advertising networks and social networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We may also use aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal information we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience; and     

analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the Service.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;   

if the IMC companies that control this Service or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets;     
 

if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in the event of an emergency, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Heed Companies, our customers, clients or others; and        
 

to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF INFORMATION

Your information may be stored on servers in the United States and is subject to the laws of the United States, where the data protection and other laws may differ from those of other countries. Your information may be disclosed in response to inquiries or requests from government authorities or to respond to judicial process in the countries in which we operate. By accessing or using the APP or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information in and to the United States and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.

CHILDREN

By using this Service, you agree to respond truthfully and accurately about your age if asked. We do not knowingly collect information from children who are 13 years old or younger. If you are 13 years old or younger, you may not submit any personal information to us.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Service that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, please send an e­mail to tastemaker@img.com.

YOUR CHOICES

You may have the opportunity to receive certain communications from us related to the Service. If you provide us with your email address in order to receive communications, you can opt out at any time by using the unsubscribe links at the bottom of our emails.

SECURITY

We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organisational procedures measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and unauthorised access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, the internet is an open system and we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information that you transmit on or through the Service or that we otherwise maintain.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Our Service, newsletters, email updates and other communications may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of others, including our partner networks, retail partners, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree or consent to these updates or changes, do not continue to use the Service.

CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy should be emailed to tastemaker@img.com.