Effective Date: June 1, 2022
The Village Inn Franchise System
What Information is Collected?
Information Collected Directly from You
We may collect personal information about you when you download, install, and use the App. The information we may collect includes, but may not be limited to:
Information Collected Automatically
When you download, install, or use the App, we may use automatic means to collect information about your mobile device and about your use of the App. Information we collect includes, but may not be limited to:
For more information, see the “Cookies and Similar Technologies” section below.
Collecting Information from Children Under the Age of 13
Our App is not designed for children, and we do not knowingly collect information from any person under the age of 13.
How Is the Information We Collect Used?
We collect information about you in order to provide you with services and products, and also to collect information that is necessary for the App to work properly. We use personal information for a variety of purposes related to our business, including but not limited to:
Performing the essential functions of the App, including responding to inquiries, providing manuals and instructions, providing support and troubleshooting, and communicating with Users and their use of the App or regarding a user-initiated inquiry on the App.
Sending or initiating direct marketing programs, such as newsletters, special event notifications, mailings, or text messages with information about products or services we are offering; notifying you when App updates are available or of any changes to products or services offered through the App; using content from social media platforms where Users discuss our products or use a hashtag related to our products. It is our policy to never send text messages or mailings to Users who have asked us not to do so, either at initial registration or later through an unsubscribe process within the time period permitted under applicable law.
Tailoring content on the App based on user location, preferences, and other personalization factors.
Tracking information about your visits to and use of the App to allow us to provide better service; using certain online preferences in the aggregate across all Users to evaluate the App and develop additional products and services to offer.
Sharing information to comply with the law or a legal proceeding, such as in response to a subpoena or court order.
Disclosure of Information
We will not share your information with third parties to directly market their products to you. We may provide user information to third-party service providers or vendors for purposes including but not limited to:
Sharing with Affiliates.
We may also share your personal information collected through the App in connection with law enforcement requests or in response to investigations, subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law.
We may also disclose your information to a third party as part of reorganization or a sale of the assets of Village Inn, or its franchisees, subsidiaries or divisions. Any third party to which Village Inn transfers or sells the App or related assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
Cookies are small data files that help us keep track of your usage of the App. Many of the cookies we use enable the App to function as you would expect it to. Cookies enable the App to remember things like your login information so you do not have to re-enter it, items in your shopping cart when you navigate away from the page, user preferences, and other personalized settings. Cookies also enable us to track and analyze user behavior in order to improve our App. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to accept or decline certain types of cookies if you prefer. However, declining cookies may impact the functionality of the App and in some cases you may not be able to access the functions of the App. We use the following categories of cookies on the App:
Session cookies are stored on the user’s hard drive temporarily and are deleted when the user ends the browsing session. Session cookies are useful for things like keepings item in a shopping cart while the user continues to browse.
Persistent cookies stay on the user’s hard drive until they expire, even after the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are useful for remembering things like login information, so Users do not have to enter their password every time they visit the App.
Third party cookies are not installed directly by our App, but by third parties such as advertisers. Third party cookies are used to track advertising preferences from site to site, and to gather data about Users’ browsing habits in order to improve the user experience.
We may also use third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to advertise to our Users online. These third-party vendors may display Village Inn product advertisements on other websites based on your internet usage. More specifically, these vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytic cookie) and third-party cookies (such as Facebook Connect) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the App or site affiliated with Village Inn products or services. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by using Google’s Ads Settings.
Third Party Websites and Links
How is User Information Protected?
We maintain administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for all user information collected in our App.
While we work hard to use and disclose our Users’ personal information only for the purposes identified above, you can choose not to provide personal information or limit the personal information obtained by us as follows:
Do Not Track Signals
At this time, our App does not respond to Do Not Track signals.
ACCESSING, CORRECTING, OR DELETING YOUR INFORMATION
You can review and edit some of your personal information by logging into your rewards account and visiting the “My Account” section. You may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. In certain cases, account information adjustments cannot be made and will require a new account to replace the old information.
We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete your user contributions from our Sites, copies of your user contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or might have been copied or stored by other users of our Sites.
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits Users that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may also, in certain circumstances, access and edit your personal information. To make these requests, please contact us at email@example.com.
ATTN: Guest Relations
12701 Whitewater Drive, Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN 55343