Information We Gather and Track
This site is owned and operated by Dream Dinners Operations, Inc. and its affiliates (hereinafter “Dream Dinners®”). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Dream Dinners®, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Dream Dinners® gathers two types of information about users:
* Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to receive periodic promotions, to email a friend, to receive information from our trusted partners and from participation in contests, sweepstakes, polls and surveys.
* Information Dream Dinners® gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to customers’ needs and better understand the demographics of our customers. Under no circumstances does Dream Dinners® divulge any personally identifiable information about an individual user, such as a user’s name, address, email address, phone number or similar information (hereinafter “Personal Information”) to a third party, unless a user has opted in to allow sharing of such Personal Information.
Dream Dinners® gathers Personal Information from its users through the following processes:
1. Electronic newsletters policy and email promotions
We offer a free electronic newsletter and periodic email promotions to users. Dream Dinners® gathers the email addresses of users who are registered on our site. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter or email promotion that points users either to the subscription management page or the unsubscribe link.
2. “E-mail this to a friend” policy
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking “e-mail this to a friend”. The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. Personal Information is not used for any other purpose.
3. Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions
Dream Dinners® may occasionally conduct contests and sweepstakes in conjunction with its trusted partners for an opportunity for users to win prizes. The user must provide their email address and other Personal Information as needed for the particular contest or sweepstakes. This information is used in accordance with the rules applicable to such sweepstakes, contest or promotion. You should carefully review the rules of each sweepstakes, contest, and promotion in which you participate through the Site, as they may contain additional important information about Dream Dinners’® or a sponsor’s use of your Personal Information.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Dream Dinners® may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with Personal Information about individual users.
Dream Dinners® may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any Personally Information gathered as part of these surveys.
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Dream Dinners® tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Dream Dinners does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser). Dream Dinners® using tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
We may also use third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to advertising to our users online. These third-party vendors may display Dream Dinners® advertisements on other websites based on user’s internet usage. More specifically, these vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytic cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on a user’s past visits to the Dream Dinners® Site. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies is not linked to any Personal Information we collect or you provide on the website. Users can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by using Google’s Ads Settings.
Use of Information
Dream Dinners® uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, promotions, and sweepstakes or contests. We reserve the right to share this Personal Iinformation with third party sponsors of such sweepstakes, contests, and promotions (irrespective of whether it is hosted by us), or otherwise in accordance with the rules applicable to such sweepstakes, contest or promotion. You should carefully review the rules of each sweepstakes, contest, and promotion in which you participate through the Site, as they may contain additional important information about Dream Dinners’ or a sponsor’s use of your Personal Information.
To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules concerning the treatment of your Personal Information conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions or email promotions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas, we do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.
Dream Dinners® uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help better understand our customer’s demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public, unless a user has opted in to allow sharing of information.
Dream Dinners® operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
* Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters and email promotions or other newsletters and promotions from our trusted partners.
* Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any Personal Information from our users