Information collected from you by others, such as third party websites that you access through links on the Website, are governed by those entities’ privacy policies.
The Website does not collect personally identifiable information when you browse the Website and request pages from our servers unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide it to us. This means that we will not know your name, your email address, or any other personally identifiable information just because you browse the website unless you access the website from a link in an email that we sent. If you access the website from an email link from us, we will know who you are based on the information you previously supplied to us. In addition, when you request a page from our website, our servers log the information provided in the HTTP request header including the IP number, the time of the request, the URL of your request and other information that is provided in the HTTP header. We collect the HTTP request header information in order to make our website function correctly and provide you the functionality that you see on the Website. We also use this information to personalize content presented to you, better understand how visitors use our website and how we can better tune it, its contents, and functionality to meet your needs.
We do not offer or provide products and services for children. If you are under 18, you may not use our site. If you are a parent or guardian of a user under the age of 18, you acknowledge and agree that some content on the website is intended for users 18 and older. We do not intend to collect personally-identifiable information from users under 18.
II. Information We Collect and How We Use It
We use all the information that you provide or that we collect and/or aggregate to understand and analyze the usage trends, interests, and preferences of our users, to improve the way the Website looks and works, and to create new features and functionality.
Various aspects of the Website, such as content on the Website, and email messages we send you in connection with your use of the Website may include relevant advertisements that may be selected based on your demographic information, interests, preferences, and usage patterns within the Website.
We may use “automatically collected” information and “cookies” information to: (a) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; (b) provide customized third party advertisements, content, and information; (c) monitor and analyze the our effectiveness and third party marketing activities; (d) monitor aggregate usage metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.
We may use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send promotional email related to the Website we think you may be interested in. You will have the ability to opt-out of receiving any such communications through links provided in the messages, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to opt-out.
III. Securing the Transmission and Storage of Information
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the ability to make corrections to your information. If you create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
IV. Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
From time to time, we may partner with other organizations or companies to provide co-sponsored or co-branded promotions, services, or events and may share your personal information with our co-sponsor(s) and partners. Additionally, we may provide your personal information to service providers or contractors to perform functions on its behalf, such as, but not limited to, companies or individuals hired to publish and operate the Website, communicate news, deliver our promotional materials via e-mail and direct mail, promote our social media presence and activities, to develop, enhance, market, or provide any of our products, to process credit card payments and to assist us with sending communications and performing other marketing and support functions. Also, we may use third-party social media platforms, including third-party social media websites, to communicate with you.
We work with third party service providers to provide website and application development, hosting, and maintenance as well as other services for us. To the extent it is necessary for these service providers to complete their contractual obligations to us, these third parties may have access to or process your personally identifiable information. Generally, these disclosures are made under terms comparable to this policy, and the recipients are limited to using the information the purpose for which it was provided.
In addition, if we sell all or part of our business or make a sale or transfer of assets or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transaction, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a third party as part of that transaction. We may share non-personal aggregate, or summary, information regarding its customers with partners or other third parties, but we do not sell or share any information at the individual customer level.
VI. Pixel Tags
Stout Street Hospitality and its third-party service providers use pixel tags. Pixel tags are not visible to the user of the website and consist of a few lines of computer coding delivered with the Web page. Pixel tags are not used to collect any personally identifiable information about you apart from what you voluntarily provide us in your dealings with Stout Street Hospitality. Stout Street Hospitality and our email service provider use pixel tags to: 1) Track customer response to Stout Street Hospitality advertisements and website content; 2) Determine your ability to receive HTML-based email messages. Our email service provider includes a pixel tag, which they refer to as a “coded sensor” in all of the HTML-based messages sent on our behalf. The sensor activates when the email message is opened and flags the email address of the user as one that is capable of receiving HTML-based email messages. This capability helps our service provider to send the email in a format you can read. The sensor does not collect or use any other information. If you cannot receive HTML, you will not receive a functioning sensor; 3) Know how many users open an email and allow our service provider to compile aggregated statistics about an email campaign for us; and 4) Allow us to better target interactive advertising, enhance customer support and site usability, and provide offers and promotions that we believe would be of interest to you.
VII. Third Party Services
VIII. Emails about Special Offers and Promotions and Opt-Out
It is our intention to only send you email communications that will be useful to you and that you want to receive. We typically use third party email service providers to send emails. These service providers are contractually prohibited from using your email address for any purpose other than to send Stout Street Hospitality related email.
We provide you the ability to define and modify your mailing preferences at any time, including unsubscribing from all marketing communications. In addition, every time you receive an email, you will be provided the choice to opt-out of future emails by following the instructions provided in the email.
IX. Children’s Information.
If we learn that, despite our measures, personally identifiable information of any person under the age of 13 has been collected on the Website without verifiable parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has obtained an account on the Website, then you must alert us at email@example.com and request that we delete that child’s personal information from its systems and not to use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required by law).
X. Data Security
We employ certain physical, managerial, and technical measures designed to improve the integrity and security of the Website and the personal information you transmit to us and that we store on our systems. No such measure is foolproof, or immune to being cracked or compromised, whether by intentional hacking or human error. As such, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or that we store, and you do so at your own risk. We cannot and do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by or in connection with a breach or failure of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may post a notice through the Website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
XI. Do Not Track
Your browser and other mechanisms may permit you to send do-not-track signals or other similar signals to express your preferences regarding online tracking. However, because there is not yet a defined response to do-not-track requests, our Website does not respond to your browser’s do-not-track request. As noted above, third parties, such as our advertising partners, may collect data that relates to you. We cannot control third parties’ responses to do-not-track signals or other such mechanisms. Third parties’ use of data relating to you and responsiveness to do-not-track signals is governed by their respective privacy policies.
XII. California Privacy Rights:
If you are a California resident, you have the right to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, in addition to the rights set forth above. Under California law, you have the right to send us a request at the designated address listed below to receive the following information:
- The categories of information we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year;
- the names and addresses of the third parties that received the information; and
- if the nature of the third party’s business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services marketed.
This information may be provided in a standardized format that is not specific to you. The designated email address for these is firstname.lastname@example.org.
XIII. International Visitors:
The Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for visitors located within the United States. If you nonetheless choose to use the Website from other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information outside of those regions to the United States and by providing your personally identifiable information on the Website you consent to that transfer.
Stout Street complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States.
Our participation in the Privacy Shield applies to all Personal Information that is received from the European Union and European Economic Area. Stout Street will comply with the Privacy Shield Principles in respect of such Personal Information.
Stout Street has also certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework and its principles.
Stout Street remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-party agents that it engages to process the personal information on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless Stout Street proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage. You may request access to any personal information maintained on you by Stout Street at any time by emailing email@example.com.
For complaints left unresolved by all other available mechanisms, you may invoke binding arbitration the Privacy Shield Panel, which consists of a pool of 20 arbitrators designated by the Department of Commerce and the European Commission, from which the parties will be able to select either one or three arbitrators.
If you believe that we have not adhered to this Policy, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your complaint has been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation. For any complaints that cannot be resolved with Stout Street directly, Stout Street has chosen to settle the dispute exclusively under the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules or JAMS International Mediation Rules). To file a complaint via JAMS, please visit https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield. Stout Street is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
XIV. Careers at Stout Street Hospitality
Stout Street uses tools hosted by third parties on their websites to collect information from individuals that wish to be considered for potential employment.
Stout Street Hospitality will not use the information you provide for any purpose other than to allow you to conduct automated job searches or determine your qualifications for potential employment with Stout Street Hospitality. The third-party service providers are prohibited from using the information you provide for any purpose other than collecting it on our behalf.
XV. Investor Relations Communications
At your choice, you can use the Website to opt-in to email communications such as notices of corporate financial information. Stout Street Hospitality will not use this information for any other purposes. You are able to change your email options and opt-out at any time.
XVI. Legal Issues
XVII. Stout Street Hospitality Changes to Your Privacy Rights
Stout Street Hospitality Contact Information:
April 27, 2017.