PRIVACY POLICY
Bostontasting.com

 

 

ARTICLE 1: INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW

Welcome to Bostontasting.com’s Privacy Policy. Your privacy is of paramount importance to us. As you embark on a flavorful journey through Boston’s culinary offerings, we’re committed to protecting and respecting the personal data you share with us. This policy serves to help you understand the nature, scope, and purpose of the information we collect and how we use it.

 

 

ARTICLE 2: SCOPE & APPLICABILITY

This Privacy Policy applies to all users of Bostontasting.com, whether you’re a visitor simply browsing our site, a culinary enthusiast booking a tasting event, or a partner restaurant. The policy encompasses all platforms where Bostontasting.com operates, be it our website, mobile application, or any related services. By accessing or using our platform, you agree to the practices outlined in this policy.

 

ARTICLE 3: DATA COLLECTION PRACTICES

At Bostontasting.com, we collect various types of information, ranging from personal data that can be directly linked to an individual to non-personal statistical data.

 

3.1. Personal Data We Collect

 

3.2. Non-Personal Data We Collect

 

3.3. Sensitive Data Considerations

Sensitive personal data, as defined by the GDPR and CCPA, includes details about an individual’s race, ethnic origin, politics, religion, trade union membership, genetics, biometrics, health, sex life, or sexual orientation. At Bostontasting.com, we do not intentionally collect such sensitive data. However, if you provide unsolicited sensitive information within your feedback or in any other manner, it will be subject to this policy.

We urge users not to disclose any sensitive personal information unless it’s essential for the purpose of their communication with us. If you wish to provide us with such data, explicit consent will be required.

 

ARTICLE 4: PURPOSE & USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION

The data we collect serves multiple purposes, all aimed at enhancing your experience and ensuring the smooth functioning of our services:

 

 

ARTICLE 5: DATA SHARING & THIRD-PARTY INVOLVEMENTS

At Bostontasting.com, while our primary goal is to connect food enthusiasts with the flavors of Boston, we recognize the need for collaboration and partnerships to enhance our offerings. However, this requires sharing some of the data we collect.

5.1. Partners & Service Providers

 

5.2. Legal Obligations & Mergers

Occasionally, we might have to disclose your information due to legal obligations:

 

ARTICLE 6: USER RIGHTS & DATA ACCESS

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), users have certain rights concerning their personal data. At Bostontasting.com, we’ve made it a priority to honor these rights.

6.1. Right to Access (GDPR & CCPA)

You have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

6.2. Right to Rectify

Should the data we possess be incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to make us correct it.

6.3. Right to Erasure (“Right to Be Forgotten”)

In certain situations, you can request the deletion of your personal data where there’s no good reason for us to continue processing it.

6.4. Right to Restrict Processing

You have rights to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in specific scenarios, such as when you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

6.5. Right to Data Portability

In certain instances, you can request the transfer of your personal data to you or a third party in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format.

6.6. Right to Opt-out (CCPA Specific)

Under the CCPA, users have the right to opt out of the sale of their personal data, if applicable. At Bostontasting.com, we do not sell your personal data.

ARTICLE 7: DATA STORAGE & SECURITY MEASURES

Bostontasting.com understands the value of your personal data. Therefore, we’ve implemented stringent security measures:

 

ARTICLE 8: CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFERS & INTERNATIONAL USERS

Given the global nature of our audience, data might be processed outside the country where you reside. By using our services, you acknowledge that your data may be transferred to and processed in countries outside of your own, with different privacy regulations. Rest assured, wherever your data travels, it is always under the protective umbrella of Bostontasting.com’s security standards and in compliance with legal requirements.

ARTICLE 9: CHILDREN’S PRIVACY & AGE CONSIDERATIONS

Children’s Online Privacy Protection:

At Bostontasting.com, the safety of younger visitors is of paramount importance. We strictly adhere to the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other relevant laws. Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

 

ARTICLE 10: USE OF COOKIES & TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES (REFER TO COOKIE POLICY)

As part of enhancing user experience, Bostontasting.com uses cookies and other tracking technologies. While a detailed explanation is available in our Cookie Policy, here’s a brief overview:

 

ARTICLE 11: CHANGES & UPDATES TO PRIVACY POLICY

The dynamic nature of the digital world means that changes are inevitable. As we refine our services, implement new features, or adapt to new legal requirements, changes to this Privacy Policy may be necessary.

 

ARTICLE 12: CONSENT & USER AGREEMENTS

By using Bostontasting.com and its associated services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

While we strive for transparency, users also bear some responsibility. Ensuring that your data is accurate, staying informed by reviewing policies, and making informed decisions about consent are a few such responsibilities.

ARTICLE 13: CONSENT & USER AGREEMENTS

Your Agreement:

By accessing and using Bostontasting.com, you explicitly acknowledge that you understand and agree to this Privacy Policy. Your use of our services and any potential dispute over privacy is subject to this policy and our terms of service, including limitations on damages and resolution of disputes.

ARTICLE 14: EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS: STEPS & PROCEDURES

 

We value and respect your rights related to data privacy and protection. Exercising these rights is made as straightforward and transparent as possible:

 

ARTICLE 15: DISPUTE RESOLUTION & RECOURSES

 

Resolving Disputes:

Our primary goal is to address your concerns directly and to your satisfaction. In case of disputes arising from this Privacy Policy or your use of Bostontasting.com, we strongly encourage users to contact us directly.

Alternative Resolution:

If direct resolution attempts don’t yield satisfactory results, you might have the option to select a third-party mediator. This ensures both parties reach a fair agreement.

Legal Recourses:

In scenarios where disputes can’t be resolved through the aforementioned channels, users retain the right to seek legal channels as defined under GDPR, CCPA, or any relevant jurisdiction.

 

ARTICLE 16: THIRD-PARTY LINKS & EXTERNAL WEBSITES

Navigation Beyond Bostontasting.com:

Our platform might offer links to third-party websites, plugins, and applications for added convenience. Clicking on these links may allow third parties to collect or share your personal data. Note that we neither control nor are responsible for these external entities.

 

ARTICLE 17: GDPR-SPECIFIC PROVISIONS & CLAUSES

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a significant piece of data protection legislation that emanates from the European Union. As Bostontasting.com serves EU residents, we’re committed to fulfilling our obligations.

Legal Basis for Processing:

We only process personal data if there’s a valid legal basis, including:

Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA):

For new projects or significant changes to our platform, we might conduct a DPIA to ensure data protection risks are identified and addressed.

Breach Notifications:

Should there be any data breach that poses a risk to our users, Bostontasting.com commits to notifying the relevant EU supervisory authority within 72 hours, unless the breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of the users.

ARTICLE 18: CCPA-SPECIFIC PROVISIONS & DISCLOSURES

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) offers specific rights to California residents. Bostontasting.com acknowledges these rights and has integrated provisions to cater to California-based users.

Right to Know and Access:

California residents have the right to request that Bostontasting.com disclose specific pieces of personal information it has collected about them.

Non-Discrimination:

California residents have the right to receive equal service and pricing from Bostontasting.com, even if they exercise their privacy rights under the CCPA.

Sale of Personal Information:

Bostontasting.com does not sell personal information. California residents have the right to direct any business that sells personal information to stop selling that information.

ARTICLE 19: LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & WARRANTY

No Warranty:

While Bostontasting.com takes utmost care in protecting your data, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Limitation of Liability:

In no event shall Bostontasting.com, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, or other intangible losses, resulting from:

ARTICLE 20: EFFECTIVE DATE

Effective Date:

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 4, 2023 and will remain in effect except concerning any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

Updates:

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time, and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the website after we post any modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

 

Last Updated on September 4, 2023

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