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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 31, 2021


Flashfood Inc. and its Affiliates (“Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”) values our customers, including you (“you” or “your”) and we respect your privacy and personal information which is information about an identifiable individual that identifies, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household,” (as defined by applicable privacy, personal information or data protection laws).  This privacy policy (this “Policy”) applies to your use of our websites, mobile applications, software, and/or services (“Products”) and describes the kinds of personal information we collect about you, how we use it, how we protect it, and under what circumstances we share it with third parties. This Policy also describes the decisions you can make about your personal information.  By using or accessing the Products, you agree to this Policy. You may require us to change, amend, or delete the personal information that you have provided to us at any time by submitting a support ticket.  “Affiliates” means any entity directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by, or under control with, Flashfood Inc.

If this Policy changes in the future, we will post an updated version on our website at https://www.flashfood.com (the “Website”). We recommend that you check this Website periodically in order to review our current Policy. You can tell if this Policy has changed by checking the effective date that appears at the top of this Policy.  Depending on the circumstances, we may also decide to send you a notice in other ways in our discretion, such as via email or other contact information you have provided that the Policy was changed. If you continue to use our Products after the Policy changed, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

1   Information We Collect

When you use our Products, we collect the following types of information:

(a)   Account information: When you use our Products you may need to create an account with us. You can create an account with us through your Facebook account, Google account, Apple account, or email account.

  • Facebook account: In order to create an account through your Facebook account, you will need to provide us with your email address and your name, and you may provide us with a profile picture, your gender, your age (specified within a range), and access to your friends list.
  • Google account: In order to create an account through your Google account, you will need to provide us with your email address and your name, and you may provide us with a profile picture.
  • Apple account: In order to create an account through your Apple account, you will need to provide us with your email address and your name.
  • Email account: In order to create an account through your email account, you will need to provide us with your email address, name and password.

(b)   General usage data: When you use our Products we may collect technical properties of hardware and software utilized in conjunction with our Products.  For example, we may collect the type and model of hardware, a unique identifier number of the hardware, the height and width of the screen on your mobile phone, the type and version of operating system and web browser you are using, the version of the Flashfood mobile app you are using, the GPS information and IP address of your hardware (described in more detail below under the heading “Location information”), your wireless service provider, the URL being requested, internet connection speed, and the date and time associated with this information. When you use our Products we may also collect information about your use of the Products.  For example, we may collect the city, region, and country of the Flashfood event sender, your movement within the Products including the sections you look at, how often you open the Products, the items you browse within the Products, the items (and quantities of each) you add to your cart while using the Products, the items you remove from your cart while using the Products, and the type of items your tap on while using the Products. We also collect crash data information for quality control purposes when you are using the Products.

(c)   Purchase and Payment Information: While payments made through our Products are processed through a third party, we may collect information to administer, manage, and fulfill the purchases you make.  For example, we may collect your name, email address, account information, what is ordered, the date and time of the order, the quantity and price of the order, whether payment was made, method of payment (including the last four digits of your credit card number), purchase history, and if you re-ordered.

(d)   Location information: When you use our Products for browsing or purchasing, we collect precise location data. If you permit the Flashfood app to access location services through the permission system used by your mobile operating system (“platform”), we may also collect the precise location of your device when the app is running in the foreground or background. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.

(e)   Third party information: If necessary to fulfill our identified purposes, we may combine the information you submit to us with information obtained from other sources or third party offerings. For example, we may receive personal information about you from third parties involved in providing you with the products, services, and websites you are using, such as from social media websites to facilitate the integration of those products, services, and websites with our Products.  We treat all such personal information in accordance with this Policy and the terms and conditions between us and such third parties, if any, may also apply. However, the third party's own use of your personal information in such cases will be determined by your agreement(s) with the third party, unless that third party is one of our service providers.

We also use online payment processors (such as Stripe) to process payments on the Website.  Our payment processors collect the data and personal information you submit when making a purchase on the Flashfood App The payment processors may be companies located in the United States or elsewhere and therefore your personal information and data may be transferred and stored on computers, systems, networks and other infrastructure located in the United States or elsewhere. By submitting your personal information to our payment processors, you consent to such collection and storage.  Please review the privacy policy of the applicable payment processor for more information about how the payment processor collects, uses, and discloses personal information.  Notwithstanding any other parts of this Policy, the Company shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss suffered by you which is caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the payment processor’s privacy policy, content on its websites generally, the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information by the payment processor, or the processing of payments.

(f)   Quality assurance and customer service: Your customer service telephone calls, emails, messages, in-app messages, 3rd party support tool messages, and social media accounts with us and our service providers, if any, may be recorded, logged, and/or monitored for quality assurance and customer service purposes such as to assist in addressing your inquiries, troubleshooting, training and analytics to identify trends and make improvements to our Products and customer service.  As part of the recording and logging of the calls, emails, and messaging, we will collect information like the identity of the caller or sender of the email, the date and time of the call or email, and the subject and resolution of the issue.

(g)   Cookies: In addition, when you visit our Website, we collect certain information about your activity on our Website, as described below under the heading “Our Use of Cookies, Log Files, Web Beacons, and Embedded Scripts.

(h)    Health information: When you use our Products, we may also collect information about your dietary restrictions, loyalty cards, date of birth and gender in order to enhance your user-experience. Such disclosure of dietary restrictions, date of birth, gender, and loyalty cards are strictly on a voluntary basis.

Flashfood does not sell your personal information. You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. You can request this information by submitting a support ticket

Some of this information would not by itself identify you to us or be personally identifiable and is therefore considered non-personal information. If we combine any such non-personal information with other personal information available to us, the combined information will be treated as personal information in accordance with this Policy.

2   How we use your information

We use the personal information we collect about you:

(a)   to understand and meet your needs and preferences, and/or to provide you with our Products, for example:

  • for purposes related to the billing, activation, provision, maintenance, support, troubleshooting, resolving of disputes, deactivation, upgrade, or update of Products;
  • to process and fulfill your order, send you emails to confirm your order status and shipment, send you Products or goods you order, and allow you to pay for Products and goods you order;
  • to ensure Products are technically functioning as intended and to help identify and troubleshoot issues;
  • to fulfill or enforce any agreements or notices we provide and are associated with a particular Product (“Notices”);
  • to manage or respond to your inquiries;

(b)   to develop new and enhance existing Products including to communicate with you about them using various means, for example to make available or send to you updates, or notices of updates of Products;

(c)   to manage and develop our business and operations, for example;

  • to detect, monitor, investigate, mitigate or attempt to prevent fraud and technical or security issues or to protect our property;
  • to allow for business continuity and disaster recovery operations;
  • to enforce our legal rights;
  • for statistical purposes;

(d)   to meet legal and regulatory requirements and to respond to emergency situations, for example:

  • to respond to court orders, warrants or other lawful requests or legal processes;
  • to provide emergency assistance in situations that may threaten the life or physical safety of you or others; or
  • for any other purposes for which you have consented, such as those that may be set out in Notices, and other purposes as permitted or required by any applicable law.

(e) to communicate with you about products and services, request feedback, share news, gifts or other information we think will be of interest to you

(f)  to personalize your online experience and the advertisements you see on other platforms based on your preferences, interests, and browsing behavior; and

(g)  to facilitate contests, sweepstakes, and promotions and process and deliver entries and rewards.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Policy, we may remove personal identifiers from your information and maintain and use it in a de-identified form that may be combined with other information to generate aggregated information. Such de-identified and/or aggregated information will be deemed to be owned by us and we shall have unrestricted title, rights, and interest to the de-identified and/or aggregated information which may include, without limitation, the right to use, distribute, transmit, transfer, license, trade, rent, share, assign, and sell the de-identified and/or aggregated information.  We will retain your personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the identified purposes or as otherwise necessary to comply with applicable laws.

You may update your communication preferences anytime by submitting a support ticket.

3   What we share

In accordance with this Policy, we may share your personal information:

  • within Company and/or with our service providers such as a cloud service provider in Canada, the United States, and the European Economic Area for data storage;
  • with our financial, insurance, legal, accounting or other advisors that provide professional services to us;
  • if we have your consent;
  • with third parties involved in providing our Products to you which may include merchants of record such as food vendors, or payment processors;
  • as necessary to complete any transactions while using our Products;
  • respond to a subpoena, order, legal process, or government request;
  • protect, establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
  • investigate, detect, suppress, prevent or take action regarding illegal or prohibited activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the reputation or physical safety of any person;
  • as otherwise required by law; or
  • if we are to be sold, merged, or amalgamated or substantially all of its assets are to be sold or disposed of, your personal information may be transferred to a potential purchaser if, and to the extent necessary, it is required for the purposes of deciding whether to proceed with the proposed transaction and completing it. If such a sale, merger, acquisition, or disposal is completed, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided to us in a manner that is consistent with this Policy.  Following such a sale or transfer, you may contact the entity to which we transferred your personal information with any inquiries concerning the processing of that information.

4   Decisions about your personal information

At any time you can contact us to: stop receiving emails from us; request access to, review and correct the personal information held by us in connection with your account; withdraw your consent for our use and disclosure of your information; request a list of third parties to which we may have provided your personal information; close your account; and amend your personal information, by writing to us at 403-40 Hanna Ave Toronto, ON M6K 0C3 or by submitting a support ticket.  You can always unsubscribe from receiving promotional emails from us by simply clicking the “unsubscribe” link provided at the bottom of every promotional email from us.

If you contact us to do any of the things listed above, we may require you to provide sufficient personal information to allow us to identify you and tell you about the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information and this personal information will only be used for this purpose. If you contact us about your personal information, we will respond to your request within 10 days and respond within 45 days and at minimal or no cost to you in accordance with applicable laws.

Generally, you may withdraw at any time your consent for us to collect, use, and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. As such, we may continue to collect, use, and disclose your personal information as may be required to provide you with our Products, and to the extent that we are contractually obligated to do so or as necessary to enforce any contractual obligations you may have with us. If you refuse to provide us with the information we require or later contact us to withdraw your consent for us to use and disclose your personal information, we may no longer be able to provide you with our Products.

5   Cookies, pixels and other tracking technologies

When you visit the Website, we collect certain information by automated means, such as through server log files, cookies (text files sent to and stored on your device when you access the Website), web beacons (also known as clear GIFs and pixel tags, which may be used to transmit information back to the Website), and embedded scripts (programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links you click on, and which is active only when you are accessing the Website).

The information we collect in this manner may include details about the computer, mobile phone, or other device used to access the Website (such as browser type, operating system, and IP address), referring URLs and information on actions taken or interaction with our digital assets. We may use third-party web analytics services such as Google Analytics to help us analyze how visitors use the Website. We may permit these third parties to operate directly on the Website, use their own technology (such as cookies or web beacons), and collect information about you on our behalf.

The information we collect in this manner is collected to enhance your user experience and to personalize your online experience and the advertisements you see on other platforms. For example, this information allows us to pre-fill form fields as well as provides you with contextual recommendations while using the Website.

When you visit our Website, we may allow some third parties (such as advertising networks and data analytics companies) to collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. However, there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.

In some instances, we may also combine information we receive about you from third parties with information we collect through the Website.

6   Security

We aim to provide you with a safe experience. We have in place certain physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to appropriately protect the security and privacy of your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Please note, however, that we cannot guarantee that the measures we maintain will guarantee the security of the information.

The file containing your personal information will be kept at our offices or on our servers or those of our service providers and employees who require it for the purposes of their duties will have access to this file. We limit access to your personal information within the Company to individuals with a need to know.

Your personal information may be collected, used, processed, transferred, and retained in multiple countries including Canada, the United States, and the European Economic Area which may be outside the region in which you are situated and may have different privacy or data protection legislation, and may therefore be subject to the laws of these countries. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area or a country which restricts data transfers outside of that jurisdiction or region without your consent, by using our Products, you consent to your personal information being transferred outside of the European Economic Area or your country for processing or storage by or on behalf of us.

7   Links to Other Sites

We provide links on our Website to third party sites we think you will enjoy. These sites operate independently of us and may have established their own privacy and security policies. Any personal information you provide on linked pages or other sites is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. We strongly encourage you to review these policies at any site you visit. This Policy does not apply to such linked pages or other sites, and we are not responsible for the content or practices of any linked websites which are provided solely for your convenience.

8   Children’s Online Privacy Protection

The Website and Products are not intended for use by children under 18 years of age.  We do not knowingly collect or use any personal information from any children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such personal information from our database.

9   Questions or Comments

If you have any questions or comments or wish to make a complaint about this Policy, please feel free to contact us by delivery in person, by courier or by the mail, to us at 403-40 Hanna Ave Toronto, ON M6K 0C3 or by submitting a support ticket.  If you contact us about your personal information, we will respond to your request within a reasonable time and at minimal cost or no cost to you in accordance with applicable laws.  Depending on the circumstances and applicable laws, we may refuse to process certain access requests (for example, access requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, would be extremely impractical or require disproportionate technical effort).