Privacy policy

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Privacy policy

Scope

This Privacy Policy apply to the MyFoodways App (hereinafter "App"), which is provided by Foodways Consulting AG (hereinafter "Provider") for private use, free of charge. The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are binding for all users. By downloading or using the App, the user accepts these Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. Please read these carefully before using the App.

Privacy Policy

Foodways Consulting AG takes data protection, particularly the protection of personal data, extremely seriously.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the MyFoodways App. Other privacy policies may apply to servers or websites linked to external links. Foodways Consulting AG accepts no responsibility or liability for the observance of data protection by other providers.

Foodways Consulting AG commits to handling your data properly and only for the intended and specified purposes. Foodways Consulting AG will not use your data for any other purposes other than those specified and set out by law. We explain below which data Foodways Consulting AG collects and how this data is processed and used.

Data collection

Data collection Personal data is only collected and used by Foodways Consulting AG when this is necessary to create and verify an account or to tailor the user’s in-app experience. Users are required to provide an email address, name and password to create an account manually.

If you use your Facebook or Google Account for registration, Facebook/Google will be notified of your use. As part of the registration, Foodways receives the following data from Facebook/Google:

  • Name

  • Email address

For more information about a Facebook/Google login, please consult the Facebook/Google Privacy Policy.

The App also offers users the opportunity to create a profile. The profile stores the following data:

  • Date of birth

  • Photo

If you wish to see individualised suggestions such as personalised recipes, we also require the following information as part of your profile:

  • Dietary style

  • Dislikes

  • Number of adults and children in your household

  • Typical products in your food cupboard

If you wish to customise or delete this data, you can do so in the profile tab of the App.

When using the App, Foodways Consulting AG also collects general, non-personal information. Foodways can only access data that is stored locally on a user’s smartphone (e.g. photo albums) with the user’s express consent. Due to anonymised location and tracking data, it is not possible to identify specific users or individuals.

Storage of collected data

Foodways Consulting AG takes the necessary precautions to protect collected personal data from loss, theft and misuse. Collected data is stored locally on the user's smartphone and stored on a Digital Ocean server in Frankfurt, Germany. The transfer of data between the App and the Digital Ocean server is encrypted. The security procedure SSL used reflects accepted security standards. You can find Digital Ocean’s Privacy Policy on this website finden.

Purpose of the collected data

Data collected will only be used to:

  • improve and personalise the App

  • evaluate how users use the App

  • identify trends

  • provide better customer support

Anonymised data may be passed on to our partners and used only for these purposes. It is not possible to use this data to identify individual users.

Additional services

Foodways Consulting AG uses Google Analytics to collect anonymised tracking data. When using Google Analytics, no personal information is collected. More information about Google Analytics can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics. The anonymised tracking data will only be used for the purposes specified above.

Passing on data to third parties

Without your explicit consent or a legal obligation, Foodways does not pass on personal data to third parties e.g. to companies that are not partners of Foodways Consulting AG. In accordance with the data protection regulations and their contract with Foodways Consulting AG, Foodways Consulting AG partners are contractually obliged to handle your data carefully and not to use the information for their own purposes or to pass on to third parties. Data will only be disclosed to government agencies if required by law.

Retention and deletion of your data

We will only store your data for as long as we need to provide you with access to the App. Each user can delete their MyFoodways account via the profile tab. If you select this option, all of your data will be deleted. If you delete the App from your device, your data will be stored for another 6 months. If you download the App again during this period, you can use the same login details and access your stored data. If you do not use your account during this period, we will contact you so you can decide if you wish to keep this information. If we do not receive an answer to this email, all data will be automatically deleted. If you have deleted the App from your device and would like your data to be deleted, you can contact us by email: info@myfoodways.ch

References and links

Foodways Consulting AG uses links to third party websites in the App. Foodways Consulting AG assumes no responsibility for the content found via these external links. If the linked websites are found to contain content which is unsuitable for users, Foodways Consulting AG will immediately delete them. The owner of the linked page accepts sole liability for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and any damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information presented.

Rights

Users have the right at any time to obtain free information on whether and which personal data has been collected and processed by Foodways Consulting AG. Furthermore, the user can revoke the consent to edit or save his personal data at any time. When a user requests that their data be deleted, Foodways Consulting AG will respond to this request within 30 days. You can request information by writing an email to info@myfoodways.ch or by writing a letter to Foodways Consulting AG, Bollwerk 35, Berne 3011, Switzerland.

When responding to a request for information or deletion of personal data, Foodways Consulting AG reserves the right to request proof of identity.

Amendments to this Privacy Policy

Foodways Consulting AG reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time. The user will be informed about any such changes by email or when opening the App and will always be given the opportunity to agree to the changes.

Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions about Foodways Consulting AG's Privacy Policy, please contact:

Foodways Consulting AG

Bollwerk 35
3011 Bern
Switzerland

info@myfoodways.ch

Last update: 8 October 2018