Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes MyFoodFact’s policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information. MyFoodFacts receives your information through our various web sites, SMS, APIs, services and third-parties (“Services”). When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country that you reside in or create information from, your information may be used by MyFoodFacts in the United States or any other country where MyFoodFacts operates. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Information Collection and Use

We collect and use your information to provide our Services and improve them over time.

Information Collected Upon Registration: When you create or reconfigure a MyFoodFacts account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, is listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results. Some Services, such as search, public user profiles and viewing lists, do not require registration.

Additional Information: You may provide us with additional information to make public, such as a short biography, your location, or a picture. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. You may unsubscribe from these messages by following the instructions contained within the messages or the instructions on our web site. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional.

Tweets, Following, Lists and other Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the MyFoodFacts Community. Most of the information you provide to us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the messages you send and the metadata provided, but also the lists you create, and many other bits of information. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide available to the MyFoodFacts Community.

Location Information: You may choose to note your location in your registration to MyFoodFacts and in your emails. If you provide your location, we may also save exact coordinates to help improve our service.

Log Data: Our servers automatically record information (“Log Data”) created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with advertisements, may also be included in Log Data.

Cookies: Like many websites, we use “cookie” technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as searching and looking at public user profiles or lists. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk. MyFoodFacts may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

Third Party Services: MyFoodFacts uses Google Analytics to help understand use of our Services. Through Google, Analytics collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. Google also receives this information and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

MyFoodFacts does not disclose your private information except in the limited circumstances described here.

Service Providers: We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to obligations mirroring the protections of this privacy policy.

Law and Harm: We may disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect MyFoodFact’s rights or property.

Business Transfers: In the event that MyFoodFacts is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this privacy policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://www.myfoodfacts.com/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via an myfoodfacts.com update or e-mail to the email associated with your registration. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 7, 2010.