This website allows people to share their knowledge and insight about local businesses, services, and events with the broader community. To accomplish this, we gather information from and about users and share it with others, as described in more detail below.
I. Information We Collect
We collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on this website (your "Profile Information"), including your name, email address, and location information such as city, state and zip. We also collect information in the form of the content that you submit in the course of your use of this website (your "Content"), such as photos, reviews, and ratings of local businesses and service providers. Finally, we also collect other information relating to your activity on this website that you do not explicitly submit to us (your "Nonpersonal Information"), such as your actions on this website, your browser, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp.
II. How We Use Your Information
We store information about you and your use of this website, including your Content, Profile Information, and Nonpersonal Information. In addition, we display your Content to other users of this website in order to share your knowledge and insights about local businesses, services, and events with the broader community. Your Profile Information (excluding your email address and full last name) may also be displayed in connection with your Content. Still, your friends may be able to see your full name and email address, and others may be able to associate your full name with your account and profile through the member search feature on this website.
We may use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification to a friend through this website (such as in an invitation, or when sharing your Content). Additionally, we use your email address to contact you on behalf of your friends and businesses (such as when someone sends you a personal message).
We use Nonpersonal Information to help us diagnose problems with our server, administer this website, and otherwise provide the highest possible level of service to you. In addition, we use Nonpersonal Information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, their advertising banners.
III. Transfer of Information
As explained in our Terms of Service, we may sell and distribute your Content together with your Profile Information (again, excluding your email address or full last name) to third parties who in turn may display or publish such information in connection with their own websites, mobile platforms, and other media, whether electronic in nature or otherwise.
We may disclose information about you and your use of this website if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to protect our rights and property, or that of our affiliates or the public. We are not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that we receive.
IV. Others' Information
You may choose to provide us with another person's email address so that person may be invited to create an account on this website and become your friend. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person about the invitation. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.
This website may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Except as set forth herein, we do not share information about you and your use of this website with those third parties, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.
VII. Controlling Your Personal Information
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose information about yourself in the Content that you submit to this website (e.g., including your name or email address in a review that you post to this website), that information can be collected, correlated, and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from others. Such activities are beyond our control. Please do not post any personal information on this website that you expect to keep private.
As a registered Yelp user, you can modify your Profile Information at any time by accessing the "Account" section of this website. Also, upon your request, Yelp will use commercially reasonable efforts to close your account, and cease displaying your Profile Information and Content on this website; nevertheless, it may not be reasonably commercially possible to remove all of your information from this website, and we may retain some of your information in our backup files. Registered users who wish to close their account should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You hereby acknowledge that Grubhogs is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
IX. Terms and Modifications to this Privacy Statement