Potluck Privacy Policy

Aug 13, 2021

We at Potluck, Inc. have created this Privacy Policy because we know that you care about how information you provide to us is used and shared. This Privacy Policy relates to the information collection and use practices of Potluck in connection with our Website. By visiting or using our Website, Visitors and Registered Users (also known as paying members) are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms of Use.

 

The information we collect and/or recieve

In the course of operating the Website and/or interacting with you, Potluck will collect (and/or receive) the following types of information. You authorize us to collect and/or receive such information.

 

Personal Information

When you sign up to become a Registered User, you will be required to provide us with personal information about yourself, such as your full name, email address, birth date and other contact information. If you contact us or RSVP to an Event, you will need to provide your full name and email address. Registered Users may also provide identifiable information in the course of using the Website such as mobile phone number. All information we collect and/or receive under this section is collectively called “Personal Information.” We do not collect any personal information from Visitors or Registered Users unless they provide such information voluntarily.

 

Other Information

In addition to the Personal Information, we may automatically collect or receive additional information regarding you and your use of our Website, your interactions with us and our advertising, as well as information regarding your computer or other devices used to access our Website (collectively, the “Other Information”). Such Other Information may include:

 

From Your Activity

·     IP address, which may consist of a static or dynamic IP address and will sometimes point to a specific identifiable computer or device

·     Browser type and language

·     Referring and exit pages and URLs

·     Date and time

·     Details regarding your activity on the Website, such as search queries, amount of times pent viewing pages, and other performance and usage data.

 

About Your Device

·     Type of device

·     Advertising Identifier (“IDFA” or “AdID”)

·     Operating system and version (e.g., iOS, Mac OS X or Windows 10)

·     Carrier

·     Network type (WiFi, 3G, 4G, LTE)

                 

From Cookies

Within the Potluck Web App, we may use both session cookies, which expire once you close your web browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your computer until you delete them and other technologies to help us collect data and to enhance your experience with the Website. Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize a repeat visitor to the website. We may use cookies for various purposes, including to:

·     authenticate users

·     personalize your experience

·     analyze which portions of the Website are visited or used most frequently

·      measure and optimize advertising and promotional effectiveness

If you do not want Potluck to deploy cookies in your browser, you can opt out by setting your browser to reject cookies. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still use the Website, although your ability to use some of the features maybe affected.

 

Third-Party Analytics

We want to process as little personal information as possible when you use our Marketing Website. That's why we've chosen Fathom Analytics for our website analytics, which doesn't use cookies and complies with the GDPR, ePrivacy (including PECR), COPPA and CCPA. Using this privacy-friendly website analytics software, your IP address is only briefly processed, and we (running this website) have no way of identifying you. As per the CCPA, your personal information is de-identified. You can read more about this on Fathom Analytics' website.

The purpose of us using this software is to understand our website traffic in the most privacy-friendly way possible so that we can continually improve our website and business. The lawful basis as per the GDPR is "f); where our legitimate interests are to improve our website and business continually." As per the explanation, no personal data is stored over time.

  

From You

We may also collect additional information that you voluntarily provide to us(either directly or via our social media pages), such as your gender, preferences, or other information that does not identify you personally.

 

The Information Collected by or Through Third-Party Advertising Companies

Potluck does not allow for Third-Party Advertising Companies to access any data anywhere on our platform, nor do we share or sell your data with 3rd party advertising companies. Potluck is a member-based company, which allows us to ensure, to the best of our abilities, the privacy and security of your data.

 

How the Information is Used and Shared

We use the Personal Information and the Other Information (collectively, the “Information”) to provide our services; to administer our rewards and promotional programs; to maintain and improve our Website and services to you; to solicit your feedback; and to inform you about our products and services and those of our third-party marketing partners. 

We may also use and/or share Information as described below.

Potluck will access, use, and share the Information as required to provide services or support to you in connection with your use of the Website.

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include providing technical assistance, order fulfillment, customer service, payment processing and marketing assistance. These other companies will have access to the Information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.

In an ongoing effort to better understand our users, and our products and services, we may analyze Information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Website and/or our products and services. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

We may share some or all of yourInformation with any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us.

As we develop our businesses, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, sale of assets, dissolution, or similar event, the Information may be part of the transferred assets.

To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose the Information when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or whenever we believe that disclosing such Information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Potluck or others.

Accessing and Modifying Information and Communication Preferences

If you have provided us any Personal Information, you may access, remove, review, and/or make changes to the same by contacting us as set forth below. In addition, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any Potluck marketing email. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription databases. You cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to the Website (e.g., requests for support, event notifications).

 

How We Protect Your Information

We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases or the databases of the third parties with which we may share such Information, nor can we guarantee that the Information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. In particular, email sent to us may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.

Important Notices to Non-U.S. Residents

The Website and its servers are operated in the United States. Please be aware that your Information, including your Personal Information, may be transferred to, processed, maintained, and used on computers, servers, and systems located outside of your state, province, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to use the Website, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to such transfer, processing, and use in the United States.

 

External Websites

The Website may contain links to third-party websites. Potluck has no control over the privacy practices or the content of these websites. As such, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those third-party websites. You should check the applicable third-party privacy policy and terms of use when visiting any other websites.

 

Children

The Website is not directed to children under the age of 13. Potluck adheres to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and will not knowingly collect Personal Information from any child under the age of 13. We ask that minors (under the age of 13) not submit any Personal Information to us. If you are under the age of 13, you may use the Website only with the consent of your parent or guardian.

If a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us and request that such information be deleted from our records.

Potluck also requires birth date for all paying members to ensure we are adhering to US alcohol laws. Minors under the age of 21 will not be able to interact with the Alcohol tag when organizing an event in Potluck’s platform, and Minors under the age of 21 will not be able to interact with any items marked as Alcohol in any Event Page to an event they have RSVP’d within the Potluck platform. For this reason, birth dates can only be updated upon specific request to support@potluck.us, and age verification will only be required if requesting a birth date update after initial registration. All Paying Members and their guests agree that the birth date they give upon registering to engage with Potluck as a Registered User or Visitor is their true and provable birth date. Potluck is not responsible for anyone under the age of 21 falsifying their birth date and engaging with alcohol items within the Potluck platform. Any person under the age of 21 found to have falsified their birth date and engaged with the Alcohol tag in any way will have their Potluck Membership revoked immediately until such date they turn 21 years of age.

 

California Residents

Although Potluck does not share any users Personal Information with any 3rd parties, we will also state under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who wish to request certain information regarding our lack of disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please send an email to support@potluck.us with “Privacy Policy” in the subject line.

 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date stated at the top of this Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on the Website. By accessing the Website after we make any such changes to this Privacy Policy, you are deemed to have accepted such changes. Please be aware that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, our use of the Information is governed by the Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collect the Information. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

 

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at support@potluck.us with “Privacy Policy” in the subject line.