Information we collect and how we use it
When you register, we require only basic information to setup and service your account: first and last name, email, and country of residence. We use this information to authenticate your account, deliver the Services, and personalize messages to you. All other registration fields and personal information (bio, phone numbers, personal website, social media accounts) are optional. With the exception of the user bio, this information is kept private. If you do not want your bio made public, you should not fill it in. Zabihah also filters content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse.
Beyond this basic information, users can control the following privacy settings during the registration process and at any time by editing their user profile in Account Settings: whether they are anonymous to other users (via a username); can be contacted by others on the platform; and can receive Zabihah email communications about new Halal restaurants near them, coupons from nearby Halal Restaurants, and Halal providers that might be of interest.
You are free to use Zabihah without registering; however, you will not be able to leave ratings and reviews; personalize your experience; or receive new restaurant notifications from Zabihah, coupons from nearby Halal Restaurants, and information about Halal providers that might be of interest.
When using the Services, we use your location data anonymously to deliver relevant restaurant and Halal provider banners and ads to you on the desktop, mobile, and app (for example, ads from nearby restaurants). We also collect anonymized search queries in order to develop market research into Halal market demand. If you provided us with location information in your profile, this is used to send new restaurant notices as well as location-based email marketing delivered directly by Zabihah on behalf of advertisers, provided that you opt-in to these services. While we sometimes provide advertisers with aggregate level data (number of Zabihah users in a given location, for example), we never provide these advertisers with any information about individual users or personal data. We also never sell information about you to others.
We may share your account information with third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) after having received your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal processes; and (4) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.
If we are going to share your information in response to a legal process involving you, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
Third party services
When you create or update your Zabihah account by authenticating with a third-party service (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. If you login through social media, Zabihah will use that social media avatar as your Zabihah profile picture on your reviews. We will never publish through your third-party account without your permission.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. We use them in various ways, for example to:
Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie
Other third party ad servers
Zabihah uses Linode, a third-party vendor and hosting partner, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run our Services. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using Zabihah, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate to deliver Services to you.
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems including, but not limited to, the following ways:
Modifying or deleting your personal information, and data retention
Zabihah retains your personal information for the duration that you hold a Zabihah account. If you have a Zabihah account, however, you can access, modify or delete your personal information and account by going into your Account Settings. Zabihah may preserve and maintain copies of your information when required to do so by regulatory, insurance, tax, or other requirements in places where Zabihah operates.
Once such information is no longer necessary to provide Zabihah's Services, enable user support, enhance the user experience or other operational purposes, Zabihah takes steps to prevent access to or use of such information for any purpose other than compliance with these requirements or for purposes of safety, security and fraud prevention and detection or other legitimate business interests.
As the result of a future a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be subject to new privacy policies. In such circumstances, you can opt out by deleting your account or changing your user information.
Emails from Zabihah
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of administrative email (unless you delete your account). But, from your Account Setting you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as email communications about new Halal restaurants near you, coupons from nearby Halal restaurants, and Halal providers that might be of interest by editing your profile.
When you interact with an email sent from Zabihah (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction. We will never email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please send it to us so we can investigate.
Changes to this policy
Zabihah may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be here.
We welcome feedback about this policy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Protection Statement for European Union Users
Rights of data subjects
If you are a Zabihah user in the EU, you have the following rights with respect to Zabihah’s handling of your personal information:
The GDPR requires that companies processing the personal data of EU users do so on the basis of specific legal grounds. As described below, Zabihah processes the information of EU users based on uses covered in the GDPR, such as:
Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly on Zabihah (for example, by leaving reviews). In such cases, any personal information is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Users, however, can opt to use a username in the Account Settings if they do not wish to reveal their real name. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not use these features on Zabihah.
Existence of automated decision-making
Zabihah collects and stores personal data about its users to customize Zabihah Services. This includes automated decision-making to display restaurant listings tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the user.
Zabihah is hosted in the United States. By using Zabihah Services, you authorize Zabihah to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.
Updated 25 May 2018
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