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INFO FOR USER DATA COLLECTED


Thank you for using this site! We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have. Because we’re an internet company, some of the concepts below are a little technical, but we’ve tried our best to explain things in a simple and clear way. We welcome your questions and comments on this policy.


What information do we collect and Why?


This Application collects some Personal Data from its Users which are used for the following purposes:



1. User Database Management:


Information collected within the Community:


We also collect some Personal Information about the User while they Register their Account, their contact details including their First Name, Surname, Email Address and Contact Number which will be kept confidential from other users and will be shared with others only after the user's consent & permission. While Sign Up, users accept these "Terms and Policy" before providing such details.



Reason for Use: These details are used to have the unique identity of each user in BestChef Community.


Information collected from Device:


When Users of the Community access the app, we do collect some personal information of the User's Device like Email Address and Contact Numbers, which is done only after User's consent. This App asks permission if the user allows accessing these details and only after the consent these details are used in the Application.



Reason for Use: These details are used to add connections with mutual users of the Device and BestChef Community.

BestChef is the owner of the information collected on the Websites. We will not sell, share, transfer or rent any personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy, the Terms & Conditions and the Terms of Use. We collect information from you on the "Sign Up" and "Log in” pages ("Profile Pages") of the App. The information collected by us may be in the form of ‘personal information’ or sensitive personal data and information (SPI), under the SPI Rules.

Personal information means any information that relates to a natural person, which, either directly or indirectly, in combination with other information available or likely to be available with a body corporate, is capable of identifying such person.

The sensitive personal data and information related to :

- User Name, Email Address, and Password

- Gender

- Location

- Profile Picture

- Contact Number



Access to Password Protected/Secure Areas

Only users with login passwords can access the password-protected areas of BestChef Community. The user identity shall be provided by us while the user shall define the login password, which shall be encrypted and stored on the server. We strongly recommend that the password is retained confidential. A password is an authentication tool and we recommend that each User periodically changes the password.



Note to Users:



During the collection of information on the Profile Pages on the Websites, you are required to provide your applicable contact information (such as name, e-mail address or phone number).


All the sensitive information is collected only when you provide us your consent. We would discontinue our services if your consent is not received (you affirm your consent by accepting our terms and conditions).


Users are responsible to manage the information they provide us. You can amend your personal information in case of any changes. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, out of date or incomplete (or becomes untrue, inaccurate, out of date or incomplete), BestChef has reasonable grounds to suspect that the information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, out of date or incomplete, we may, at its sole discretion, discontinue the provision of the Services to you.


Location-based interactions



We are first taking consent from Users before allowing the app to access their location.



Reason for Use: Access of Location is used for the purpose of filtering the content across the app based on selected Location or set default location of the app as per the user's requirement.


Account Deletion



The users of the BestChef Community do have the right and access to delete their Account from the Platform. If done so, all the relevant data collected and saved on the server would be permanently removed from the database as well as the Server and there will no further details saved at our end.



GDPR Compliance

If you’re a user or visitor in the European Economic Area these rights also apply to you. We are compliant with the appliance of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679) Compliance.


What information do we collect?



We collect information in two ways:



1. When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it.



When you sign up for or use our products, you voluntarily give us certain information. This can include your name, profile photo, comments, likes, email address you used to sign up, and any other information you provide us. If you’re using this site on your mobile device, you can also choose to provide us with location data.

You also may give us permission to access your information in other services. For example, you may link your Facebook or Twitter account, which allows us to obtain information from those accounts (e.g., your friends or contacts). The information we obtain from those services often depends on your settings or their privacy policies, so be sure to check what those are.



2. We also get technical information when you use our products or use websites or apps that have features from this site.


These days, whenever you use a website, mobile application, or other Internet service, there’s certain information that almost always gets created and recorded automatically. The same is true when you use our products. Here are some of the types of information we collect:



a. Log Data. When you use this site or go to a webpage or use an app that has features (like our “Share” button), our servers automatically record information (“log data”) including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or your mobile app sends when you’re using it. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages you visited that had features from this site, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used this website, and cookie data.



b. Cookie data. Depending on how you’re accessing our products, we may use “cookies” (a small text file sent by your computer each time you visit our website, unique to your account or your browser), or similar technologies to record log data. When we use cookies, we may use “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we may use cookies to store your language preferences or other settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit this site. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your account (including personal information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not.



c. Device Information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using this site on, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or an Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.



How do we use the information we collect?



We use the information we collect to provide our products to you and make them better, develop new products, and protect our users. For example, we may log how often people use two different versions of a product, which can help us understand which version is better.

We also use the information we collect to offer you customized content, including:



a. Suggesting content you might like. For example, if you’ve indicated that you’re interested in cooking or visited recipe websites that has features from this site, we may suggest food-related content, or people that we think you might like;



b. Showing you ads you might be interested in.



We also use the information we collect to:



a. Send you updates (such as when certain activity, like shares or comments), newsletters, marketing materials and other information that may be of interest to you. For example, depending on your email notification settings, we may send you weekly updates that include posts you may like. You can decide to stop getting these updates by updating your account settings (or through other settings we may provide).



b. Help your friends and contacts find you on this site. For example, if you sign up using a Facebook account, we may help your Facebook friends find your account on this site when they first sign up. Or, we may allow people to search for your account using your email address.



c. Respond to your questions or comments.



The information we collect may be “personally identifiable” (meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique person) or “non-personally identifiable” (meaning it can’t be used to specifically identify you).



What choices do you have about your information?



Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices over your information. If you have an account, many of the choices you have on this are built directly into the product or your account settings. For example, you can:



a. Access and change information in your profile page at any time.



b. Link or unlink your account from an account on another service (e.g., Facebook or Twitter). For some services (like Facebook), you can also choose whether or not to publish your activity on to that service.



c. Delete your account at any time.



You may have choices available to you through the device or software you use to access this site. For example:



a. The browser you use may provide you with the ability to control cookies or other types of local data storage.



b. Your mobile device may provide you with choices around how and whether location or other data is shared with us.



To learn more about these choices, please see the information provided by the device or software provider.



How do we share the information we collect?



People use this website to find their inspirations, make them a reality, and inspire others in the process. When you post public updates, anyone can view them. You may also provide us with profile page information that anyone can view. The other limited instances where we may share your personal information include:



a. When we have your consent. This includes sharing information with other services (like Facebook or Twitter) when you’ve chosen to link to your account to those services or publish your activity to them. For example, you can choose to publish your posts to Facebook or Twitter.



b. If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person; or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.



c. We may engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy.



We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with our partners or others.



Our Policy on Children’s Information



We are not directed to children under 13. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.


Personal Information

a. Information collected within the Community

We also collect some Personal Information about the User and their contact details including their first name, surname, email address and Contact Number which will be kept confidential from other users and will be shared with others only after the user's consent & permission. These details are used to have the unique identity of each user in estChef Community.

Other personal information in the Profile including photographs and other details that will be made available to other users only when the User agrees to allow this information to be shown to other users. At any time a user can view the information that will be shown to other users and can change or modify this information by selecting “Edit Profile” from the Website.

b. Information of the Device

When Users of the Community access the app, we do collect some personal information of the User's Device like Email Address and Contact Numbers, which is done only after User's consent. These details are used to add connections with mutual users of the Device and BestChef Community.


How do we make changes to this policy?



We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use this website after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or obtain your consent as required by law.

Hello! BestChef provides the website located at BestChefNetwork.com (the “Network”). Please read these Terms of Service (the “Terms”) carefully because they govern your use of the Network and services accessible via the website. To make these Terms easier to read, the Network and the services it provides are collectively called the “Services.”
Agreement to Terms

By using these Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree to these Terms, do not use the Services.
Who May Use the Services
Registration and your information

If you want to use certain features of the Services you’ll have to create an account (“Account”). You can do this via the Network, or, at the Network’s discretion, through your account with certain third-party social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn (each, an “SNS Account”). If you choose the SNS Account option the Network may extract from your SNS Account certain personal information such as your name and email address and other personal information that your privacy settings on the SNS Account permit the Network to access.
Eligibility

You may use the Services only if you are 13 years or older. By using our services you warrant that you are 13 years of age or older.
Community Guidelines and Enforcement Rights
Community Guidelines

You are asked to respect the community of users on the Network. Accordingly, you agree that you’ll only use the Services in a manner that is consistent with the Community Use Guidelines set forth below. If you use the Services in a manner that is inconsistent with the Community Guidelines, your Account may be suspended or terminated.

You agree not to do any of the following:

Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Network, the Network’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of the Network’s providers;
Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;
Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Network trademark, logo URL or product name without the Network’s express written consent;
Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances.
Use, display, mirror or frame the Site, or any individual element within the Site or Services, the Network’s name, any Network trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without the express written consent of the Network;
Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Network system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by the Network or any of the Network’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or Content;
Attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by the Network or other generally available third party web browsers;
Use the Services or Content for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services or Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or Content;
Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services;
Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

Network Enforcement Rights

Although the Network is not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or Content or to review or edit any Content, it has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms or to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. The Network reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if it, at its sole discretion, considers any Content to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. The Network has the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. The Network may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law or other legal requirements. Content and Content Rights

For purposes of these Terms: (i) “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services; and (ii) “User Content” means any Content that Account holders (including you) provide to be made available through the Services. Content includes without limitation User Content.
Content Ownership, Responsibility and Removal

The Network does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content that you make available through the Services and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, the Network and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content.
Rights in User Content Granted by You

By making any User Content available through Services you hereby grant to the Network a non-exclusive, transferable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, view, download, and print your User Content in connection with operating and providing the Services and Content.

You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all your User Content or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content, nor any use of your User Content by the Network on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

You can remove your User Content by specifically deleting it. However, in certain instances some of your User Content (such as posts or comments you make) may not be completely removed and copies of your User Content may continue to exist on the Services. The Network is not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.
Rights in Content Granted by the Network

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, the Network grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to download, view, display and print the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.
Links to Third Party Websites or Resources

The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. These links are provided only as a convenience and the Network is not responsible for the content, products or services on or available from those websites or resources or links displayed on such sites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from, your use of any third-party websites or resources.
Termination

Your access to and use of the Services may be terminated, at the Network’s sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of Services or your Account, all provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive will survive, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.
Warranty Disclaimers

The Services and Content are provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind. Without limiting the foregoing, the Network explicitly disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement and any warranties arising out of course of dealing or usage of trade. The Network makes no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. The Network makes no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any Content.
Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold harmless The Network and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Services or Content, (ii) your User Content, or (iii) your violation of these Terms.
Limitation of Liability

Neither the Network nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the services or content will be liable for any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages, including lost profits, loss of data or goodwill, service interruption, computer damage or system failure or the cost of substitute services arising out of or in connection with these terms or from the use of or inability to use the services or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or any other legal theory, and whether or not the Network has been informed of the possibility of such damage, even if a limited remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

In no event will the Network’s total liability arising out of or in connection with these terms or from the use of or inability to use the services or content exceed the amounts you have paid to the Network for use of the Services or content or one hundred dollars ($100), if you have not had any payment obligations to the Network, as applicable. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the agreement between the Network and you.
General Terms

These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between the Network and you regarding the Services and Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between the Network and you regarding the Services and Content. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without the Network’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. The Network may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Any notices or other communications provided by the Network under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given by the Network: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Site. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

The Network’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of the Network. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
Changes to Terms or Services

The Network may modify the Terms at any time, at its sole discretion. Any such changes will be reflected on the Terms of Service page and will supersede previous Terms.