Privacy Policy

VONNIE PRIVACY POLICY

Last Modified: October 24, 2018

This policy covers how Vonnie, (“Vonnie,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) treats personal information that it collects and receives on www.VonnieApp.com, sites, and applications related to Vonnie. This notice tells you what information we collect, steps we take to protect and secure it, how we use and share information, and finally, how you can contact us with questions or concerns.

1. Information We Collect

1.1 Data you provide to us

Vonnie collects personal information (name, email and password) when you register with us, use Vonnie products or services (language preferences and time zone location), or post content on a Vonnie site.

You have choices about the information in your profile, such as your birth date, gender, photo, location or additional contact information. This additional profile information will assist other users in finding and communicating with you but it’s your choice whether to include sensitive information or not. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.

Vonnie may also collect information about your payment transactions with us and with some of our business partners. This information might include necessary information to process your due payments to us, such as your credit card number.

1.2 Service Use

We may log usage data from your browser when you visit or use our site. We use log-ins, cookies, and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use and the pages you request.

1.3 Cookies

As described in our Cookie Policy (see Section 4 below), we use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., pixels and ad tags) to recognize you and/or your device(s) on, off and across different devices. We also allow some others to use cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools.

1.4 Messages

We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages in connection with our Services. For example, if you receive a message from another user, we might notify you about it.

2. How We Use Information

Vonnie uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provision, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting.

2.1 Our Services

Vonnie may use your personal information where it is necessary to complete a transaction, to operate or improve the Vonnie products and services or to do something that you have asked us to do.

Our services allow you to find and communicate with other culinary students and teachers. Vonnie will display your name and any other user-submitted profile information on your profile according to the preferences you set in your account.

2.2 Communications

We may send you service, technical and administrative emails, messages and other types of communications in connection with any of our paid products and services. These communications are considered part of the Vonnie account and you may not opt out of them. We might also send you teacher suggestions, learning articles and other promotional messages. These are marketing messages and you can control whether you want to receive them.

Email addresses and full names may be used when a user invites a friend via email to join Vonnie and when Vonnie sends notifications to a user related to their use of Vonnie.

2.3 Security

We may use your data (including your communications) if we think it’s necessary for security purposes or to monitor and prevent possible fraud or other violations of our Terms of Service or this Privacy Policy and/or attempts to harm our Visitors and Members.

2.4 Advertising

Advertisements appearing on and off the Vonnie Site, Applicationss, Products or Services and may be delivered to users by Vonnie or one of our Web advertising partners using the following data:

  • Information from cookies, pixels or ad tags (such as browser type and IP address)
  • User provided information (e.g., culinary experience)
  • Information from your use of our services (e.g., pages visited, lessons taken)

Vonnie does not share any personally identifiable information with advertisers. Vonnie may share general demographic information (such as aggregated statistics about members’ culinary interests) and non-personally identifiable information (such as browser type and IP addresses) with advertisers and partners.

Vonnie does not give advertisers access to your individual personal account information.

3. How We Share and Disclose Information

Vonnie does not share personal information we learn about you from your use of the Vonnie web site, applications, products and services with others except as described in this policy.

When you provide personal information through using Vonnie you are sharing your personal information with Vonnie and its affiliated entities. The use of your personal information by these organizations is subject to this policy.

3.1 Our Services

Vonnie will display your “Username” on your profile. Vonnie will display your name and any other user-submitted profile information on your profile according to the preferences you set in your account.

Email addresses and full names may be used when a user invites a friend via email to join Vonnie and when Vonnie sends notifications to a user related to their use of Vonnie.

When you post a message on a Vonnie Site or Application, you have the ability to post a message that may include personally identifiable information about yourself.

Vonnie may share your personal information where it is necessary to complete a transaction or to operate.

3.2 Service providers

In the course of operating our business it may be necessary or appropriate for us to provide access to your personal information to others such as our service providers, contractors and select vendors so that we can operate Vonnie and our business.

3.3 Compliance with Laws

We may share your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights or, defend against legal claims and if in our judgment in such circumstances disclosure is required or appropriate.

We may share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our various terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

3.4 Change to Vonnie’s Business

As we continue to develop our business, we may also buy or sell all or part of our business. In such transactions, personally identifiable information you have shared with us is generally one of the business assets that will be transferred. The transferred personally identifiable information will remain subject to the promises made in this privacy policy or subsequent policies to which you have consented.

3.5 With Consent

Vonnie may share information with third parties when we have explicit consent to do. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.

4. Cookie Policy

  • A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
  • If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use Vonnie services or products that require you to “sign in” and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings.
  • You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set.
  • Vonnie uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
    • Require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.
    • Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using the Vonnie Sites, Applications, Products and Services.
    • Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.
    • Conduct research to improve the content and services provided on the Vonnie Sites, Applications, Products and Services.
    • Ensure that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize advertising based on browser type and user profile information.
  • Vonnie lets other entities that show advertisements or provide services on some of our web pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other entities’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, and not this policy. Advertisers or other entities do not have access to Vonnie cookies.

5. Information Relating to Children

  • Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Vonnie does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information through the Vonnie web site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of Vonnie service is directed to persons under 13.
  • If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Vonnie service or web site at any time or in any manner.

6. Third Party Advertising

Advertisements appearing on the Vonnie Sites, Applications, Products or Services may be delivered to users by Vonnie or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Vonnie and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Vonnie does not share any personally identifiable information with advertisers. Vonnie may share general demographic information (such as aggregated statistics about members’ interests and occupations) and non-personally identifiable information (such as browser type and IP addresses) with advertisers and partners. Vonnie does not give advertisers access to your individual personal account information. However, by selecting, interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.

7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Vonnie may revise, modify or update this policy. We may notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your particular Vonnie account or by placing a notice on our site. You are encouraged to check this policy frequently for any changes as your continued use of the Vonnie service indicates your consent to such changes.

8. Confidentiality and Security

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 information, we take reasonable measures to secure it on our systems.

If Vonnie learns of a security breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using Vonnie or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of those sites, products and services. We may post a notice on our applicable web sites if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the applicable web sites. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances.

9. Managing your Preferences and Personal Information

You can edit your own account information at Vonnie. You can also ask our customer service to change, update or fix data. Most personal information you may provide is entirely optional. We do not request additional personal information from minors.

You can ask us for a copy of your personal data collected by Vonnie.

You can delete your applicable account by visiting the applicable account deletion page.

If you cannot use the settings and tools to delete, edit or request your information, contact Customer for additional access and assistance:

Online Support: http://support.vonnieapp.com
Email: help@vonnieapp.com

10. International Users

The Vonnie web site is hosted in the U.S. and is intended for and directed to users around the world. We may transfer your personal data to countries other than the one in which you live. If you are accessing this web site from other regions with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, please be advised that through your continued use of this web site, which is governed by this privacy policy, and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the U.S. and you consent to that transfer.

11. Contacting Vonnie

If you have a privacy concern regarding Vonnie, or this policy, have any questions or need assistance, please contact Vonnie Customer Service as follows:

Online Support: http://support.vonnieapp.com
Email: help@vonnieapp.com

 

Notes for users

We have several documents you must review and comply with in order to use the Site or Application, including:

  1. Vonnie Terms of Service
  2. Vonnie Payment Terms of Service
  3. Vonnie Instructor Terms of Service
  4. Vonnie Privacy Policy
  5. Vonnie Copyright Policy
  6. Vonnie Community Policy