Simple Meals takes the private nature of your personal information very seriously.
Like most website operators, Simple Meals collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Simple Meals purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Simple Meals visitors use its website. From time to time, Simple Meals may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Simple Meals also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Simple Meals does not use such information to identify its visitors, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Simple Meals websites choose to interact with Simple Meals in ways that require Simple Meals to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Simple Meals gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for Simple Meals to provide a username and email address. In each case, Simple Meals collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Simple Meals. Simple Meals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Other Information Gathering
IP Addresses: We may use your IP address (the location of your computer on the internet) to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our sites, to gauge the popularity of content areas, and to gather broad demographic information for prospective advertisers.
Simple Meals uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).
Google Analytics analyze how users use Simple Meals. The information generated about your use (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of Simple Meals, compiling reports on activity for its staff and providing other services relating to web page activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Simple Meals also uses Google Analytics for Display Advertising. Users can opt out of this service or customize their Google Display Network ads by using the Ad Settings.
Simple Meals may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Simple Meals may monitor the most popular collections on Simple Meals. Simple Meals may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Simple Meals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Simple Meals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Simple Meals behalf or to provide services available at Simple Meals websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Simple Meals websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. In addition, in some cases we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Simple Meals or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Simple Meals goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Simple Meals may continue to use your personal and non-personal information only as set forth in this policy. Otherwise, Simple Meals will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Simple Meals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Simple Meals believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Simple Meals, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Simple Meals website and have supplied your email address, Simple Meals may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Simple Meals and its products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Simple Meals takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
You should also be aware that if you submit information to “chat rooms,” “forums” or “message boards” such information becomes public information, meaning that you lose any privacy rights you might have with regards to that information. Such disclosures may also increase your chances of receiving unwanted communications.
Links to Third Party Sites
Simple Meals entire website is secured with a 256 bit-SSL encryption. All non-personally-identifying information, potentially personally-identifying and personally identifying-information described above is stored on restricted database servers.
If we ever send you information by email concerning new products, services or information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with an email address by which you may request no further notices.
Address Book Data
Any external address book data (email contacts, etc.) that a user voluntarily gives Simple Meals access to will only be used for the described feature (looking up friends, etc.), and will not be stored or repurposed.