Last Updated: May 20th, 2012

FOODZY.COM PRIVACY POLICY (‘Foodzy’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘the Service’) knows that you take your privacy seriously. We do, too. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by Foodzy when you use our service and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deltion of information. We are committed to giving you transparency of our privacy practices and control over your data in connection with Foodzy’s Service (as defined in Foodzy’s Terms of Service (currently located at

This Privacy Policy covers Foodzy’s treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and other data that Foodzy gathers when you are accessing Foodzy’s Service. The Service is not available to individuals who are younger than 13 years old.

Information we collect

  • User provided information: We receive and store any information you enter on our Service or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name, email address, birthday, height, weight, Twitter and/or Facebook usernames, use information regarding your use of our Service, and browser information. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing you to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with other users through the Service, improving the content of the Service, customizing the advertising and content you see, and communicating with you about specials and new features. We may also draw upon this Personal Information in order to adapt the Services of our community to your needs, to research the effectiveness of our network and Services, and to develop new tools for the community.
  • Automatically collected information: When you use the Service, Foodzy automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser or mobile platform, including your location, IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested. We treat this data as non-Personal Information, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. Foodzy only uses this data in aggregate form. We may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use our site, so that our partners may also understand how often people use their services and our Service.

How we use your information

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain and provide you the features and functionality of the Service. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. Foodzy may share your Personal Information only as described below. By default, parts of your personal information are only visible to your approved friends on Foodzy. If you wish to change your settings to either completely private or public you can do so in your user settings panel.

  • Friends: Your “friends” are able see the name, type and quantity of a product when you check it in, recent food history, your first- and last name, photo, hometown, badges, links to your Twitter and Facebook accounts (if you have connected those accounts to your Foodzy account) and a list of your friends. Individuals reading this information may use it or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge. We therefore urge you to think carefully about which friends to add to your friendslist and which people you want to exclude from the content you add in the Service.
  • Information Shared with Everyone: As apposed to many other social networks, Foodzy does not by default share your profile with other people than your friends. Only information such as your accountname and photo is shared by default. Once you change your account to ‘Public’ Foodzy will share information such as your name, photo, badges, food check ins and a list of your friends with the Foodzy community.
  • Information Shared on other Networks: Once you’ve connected Foodzy with either your Facebook, Twitter or Hyves account, you allow us to automatically post badges to these networks if your profile is set ‘Public’.

Email Communications

If you do not want to receive commercial email or other mail from us, please indicate your preference during the registration process or by making a modification on your account settings page in the ‘Notifications’ tab once you’re logged into the service. Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us, such as notices regarding this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Foodzy Service, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from Foodzy if your computer supports this type of program. Foodzy uses this confirmation to help us make emails more interesting and helpful and improve our service.

Cookies information

When you cisit, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric identifiers – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Foodzy help you log in quicker and enhance your navigation through the site. Foodzy cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your email address is.

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways.

Foodzy uses Google Analytics to better understand who is using the Service, and how people are using it. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect and store anonymous information such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the website, IP address, and type of operating system used. We use this information to improve the Service and make it appealing to as many users as possible. Google has developed a browser plugin to allow you to opt-out of Google Analytics’ tracking software.

Is Personal Information About Me Secure?

Your Foodzy account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately, and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

Foodzy endeavors to safeguard user information to ensure that user account information is kept private. However, Foodzy cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

The Service may contain links to other sites. Foodzy is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site, you should read the privacy policy stated on that site. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on the Service.

International Users

If you are located outside of Europe, please note that this site is hosted on our computer servers in Europe. Therefore, your information may be processed and stored in a European country. As a result, European governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through laws applicable in Europe. Your use of this site or the Service or your submission of any Personal Information to us will constitute your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your home country, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.

How Do I Delete My Account?

Should you ever decide to delete your Foodzy account, you may do so by clicking on the "deactivate account" link on your account settings page. If you terminate your account, your profile, including your check-in history, badges you received, your User Submissions (as defined in Foodzy’s Terms of Service) and any promotional offers you received, will be removed from the site and deleted from Foodzy’s servers. Because of the way we maintain Foodzy, such deletion may not be immediate, and residual copies of your profile information or posts may remain on backup media for up to ninety (90) days.

How Is Information Removed From My Account?

Even after you remove information from your account or profile, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere, to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users. Removed and deleted information may remain on backup media for up to ninety (90) days prior to being deleted from our servers.

Will There Be Changes To This Privacy Policy?

If we change our privacy and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this privacy policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

What If I Have Questions Or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Service, please send a detailed message to:, or send mail to:

Foodzy BV
Herengracht 104
1015 BS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.