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DIRT TO DINNER WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Last modified May 23, 2020

ATTENTION:  PLEASE READ THIS DIRT TO DINNER PRIVACY POLICY (“PRIVACY POLICY”), WHICH IS PART OF THE DIRT TO DINNER TERMS OF USE, CAREFULLY. THIS PRIVACY POLICY PERTAINS TO YOUR ACCESSING, DOWNLOADING, OR USING THE DIRT-TO-DINNER.COM WEBSITE, AND YOUR ACCESSING ANY ASSOCIATED CONTENT, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. ANY TERMS DEFINED IN THE TERMS OF USE SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

The Website is operated by Dirt to Dinner LLC, 15407 McGinty Road West, Wayzata, Minnesota 55391. This Privacy Policy describes the information collected through Your use of the Website, how We use it, how We share it, how We protect it, and the choices You can make about Your information.

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE. ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE INDICATES THAT YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY IN FULL. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE. You acknowledge (a) that You have read and understood this Privacy Policy; (b) that this Privacy Policy shall have the same force and effect as a signed agreement; and (c) that by agreeing to this Privacy Policy, You consent to receive notifications regarding security incidents to the email address We have on file for You.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Website shall be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Please review the Privacy Policy each time You use the Website. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THE PRIVACY POLICY. If We materially change this Privacy Policy, We will let You know by showing it to You again when You access the Website and sending an email notifying You of the changes to the email address We have on file for You.

I.                    Information We Collect

We collect information from You when You use the Website, contact or interact with us, and voluntarily provide us with Your comments and other content in connection with using the Website.

• When You join our mailing list to receive our once-a-week posts, We collect Your email address.

• When You contact us through the Website, We collect Your first name, last name, email address, and the contents of Your message.

• We may collect information about You from third-party sources. The Website provides links to our social media pages, including our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Pages. If You connect with social media websites through the Website, We may receive personal information about You, including information related to actions You take within social plugins, such as share buttons affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

We automatically collect information regarding each user of our Website, including Your IP address, the domain name of Your Internet service provider, the Website features You use and the time of Your use, Your device information (e.g., device model and operating system version), and aggregated information that cannot be used to specifically identify You when You use the Website. Additional information collected is described in the Analytics and Cookies sections below.

We may combine all of the information We collect from You and use it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

II.                  How We Use Information

We use the information that We collect for several purposes, including:

• The purposes for which it was provided;

• To provide information and respond to requests for products and services;

• To process and respond to customer inquiries and comments;

• To display relevant advertising;

• To administer, operate, and improve the Website;

• To personalize and enhance Your experience using the Website;

• To send periodic emails. If email recipients choose, the email address they provide may be used to send them occasional news, updates, related product or service information, etc. Note: If at any time email recipients would like to unsubscribe from receiving future commercial emails, We include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email;

• To generate and review reports and data about our user base and Website usage patterns;

• To analyze the accuracy, effectiveness, usability, or popularity of the Website;

• To compile aggregate data for internal and external business purposes;

• To prevent fraud and abuse of the Website and to otherwise protect You and our business;

• To assist law enforcement and respond to subpoenas; and

• To perform other business activities as needed, or as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

• As explained elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, personal information We collect may be processed by our partners in providing services related to the Website (such as administration services, technical services relating to the maintenance, servicing, and upgrading of software, hosting services, customer service, data migration services, and analytical services, among others).

III.               How Information is Disclosed

Information may be disclosed to third parties in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please note that a user may choose not to share certain information as described in the Analytics section below.

A.                 Third Party Service Providers and Business Partners. We may use third-party service providers and business partners to perform functions in connection with the Website, such as social sharing, marketing, site analytics, relationship management, functions related to analyzing and improving the Website usefulness, reliability, user experience, and operation, storing data, and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. We also may share personal information with these providers and partners for their direct marketing and promotional purposes and so they can provide services to You.

• Google Ad Manager. We use Google Ad Manager for advertising purposes.

• Facebook. By clicking on the Facebook button on the Website, You will be automatically transported to the official Facebook Page for Dirt to Dinner, https://www.facebook.com/dirttodinner/.

• Instagram. By clicking on the Instagram button on the Website, You will be automatically transported to the official Instagram Page for Dirt to Dinner, https://www.instagram.com/dirt_to_dinner/.

• We use Mailchimp to disseminate newsletters and other marketing materials. Mailchimp may collect Your name, email address, Your email communication preferencesand information related to Your interactions with emails sent through Mailchimp (including the dates and times on which You access emails, and Your browsing activities, such as the emails You open and the pages You view). For more information about the information Mailchimp collects, please visit the Mailchimp privacy policy at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

• Twitter. By clicking on the Twitter button on the Website, You will be automatically transported to the official Twitter Feed for Dirt to Dinner, @Dirt_To_Dinner, https://twitter.com/Dirt_To_Dinner.

• YouTube. We host YouTube videos that are embedded in the Website. When You view the videos on the Website, Google may collect the URL of the page You are visiting, location information, browser and device information, websites visited, queries searched, ads viewed, videos watched, user names, or other account information, and Your IP address. Google may also set or read cookies on Your browser, for example, to track viewing behavior. For more information, please visit Google’s privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=us.

B.                  Advertisers.  We may share information with advertisers on the Website for use in their advertising and marketing.

C.                  Business Changes. If We become involved in a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, joint venture, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution, or other transaction, or if the ownership of all or substantially all of our business otherwise changes, We may transfer Your information to a third party or parties in connection therewith.

D.                 Affiliates. We may also share Your information with our affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy. Our affiliates will be required to maintain that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

E.                  Investigations and Law. We may disclose information about You to third parties if We believe that such disclosure is necessary to:

• Comply with the law or guidance or cooperate with government or law enforcement officials or private parties;

• Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, suspected fraud, the rights, reputation, safety, and property of us, users, or others, or violations of our policies or other agreements with us;

• Respond to claims and legal process (for example, subpoenas); and/or

• Protect against legal liability.

F.                  Aggregated Information. We may share aggregated information relating to users of the Website with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties. This aggregated information does not contain personal information about any user.

G.                 Analytics. We use third-party analytics tools to better understand who is using the Website and how people are using it. These tools may use cookies and other technologies to collect information about Your use of the Website and Your preferences and activities. These tools collect information sent by Your device or the Website and other information that assists us in improving the Website. This information may be used to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand Your online activity, among other things.

We use Google Analytics to better understand who is using the Website and how people are using it. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect and store information, such as Website pages visited, places where users click, time spent on each Website page, Internet Protocol address, type of operating system used, language preference, location-based data, device ID, search traffic, gender, and age. We use this information to improve the Website and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. Please see: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites for information about how Google Analytics uses this information, and visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout for information about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Google may track Your activity over time and across websites.

We may deliver advertisements to You, including through the use of . We have implemented the following Google Analytics Advertising Features: Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and Google Ads. We may also work with third-party advertising companies that help deliver these advertisements to You. You may opt out of some Google Analytics Features through Ads Settings or Ad Settings for mobile apps.  To learn more about third-party online advertising and to opt out of certain types of advertising, please see: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1 or https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

H.                 Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We, along with third parties, use cookies, local storage objects, Web beacons, and other technologies. These technologies are used for tracking, analytics, and personalization and optimization of the Website.

Cookies are small files that are transferred to and stored on Your computer through Your Web browser (if You allow it) that enable the website’s or service provider’s system to recognize Your browser and capture and remember certain information. You can instruct Your browser to stop accepting cookies. But, if You do not accept cookies, You may not be able to use all portions of all functionality of the Website.

• Persistent cookies remain on the visitor’s computer after the browser has been closed.

• Session cookies exist only during a visitor’s online session and disappear from the visitor’s computer when he/she closes the browser software.

Flash cookies (also known as local shared objects) are data files that can be created on Your computer by the websites You visit, and are a way for websites to store information for later use. Flash cookies are stored in different parts of Your computer from ordinary browser cookies. You can disable the storage of flash cookies. For additional information about managing and disabling flash cookies, please visit: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html.

Web beacons are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data. You can disable the ability of web beacons to capture information by blocking cookies.

We use cookies and other tracking technologies on the Website to help us understand and save Your preferences and interests, so We can personalize Your future visits and compile aggregate data about Website traffic and Website interaction to offer better Website experiences and tools in the future.

Some of our business partners, such as our analytics providers and advertising networks, also use cookies and other tracking technologies on our Website, some of which may track users across websites and over time.

IV.               Security

We implement a variety of security measures to protect the safety of Your personal information when You enter, submit, or access Your personal information.

While We take reasonable measures to protect the information You submit via the Website against loss, theft, and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification, We cannot guarantee its absolute security. No Internet, email, or mobile application transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Email or other messages sent through the Website may not be secure. You should use caution whenever submitting information through the Website and take special care in deciding with which information You provide us.

We cannot guarantee that transmissions of Your personal information will be fully secure and that third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or the security measures of our partners.  WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION DUE TO TRANSMISSION ERRORS, THIRD-PARTY ACCESS, OR CAUSES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

Any information collected through the Website is stored and processed in the United States. If you use our Website outside of the United States, You consent to having Your data transferred to the United States.

V.                 Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain Your information for as long as You use the Website and for a reasonable time thereafter. We may maintain anonymized or aggregated data, including usage data, for analytics purposes. We may retain and use Your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and/or for the period required by laws in applicable jurisdictions. Please note that some or all of the information We have collected may be required for the Website to function properly.

VI.               Links to Other Services or Applications

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Website. The Website may contain links to other websites or apps or may forward users to other websites or apps that We may not own or operate and to which this Privacy Policy does not apply. The links from the Website do not imply that We endorse or have reviewed these websites or apps. The policies and procedures We describe here do not apply to these websites or apps. We neither can control nor are responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites or apps. We suggest contacting these websites or app providers directly for information on their privacy policies. Nonetheless, We seek to protect the integrity of our Website and welcome any feedback about these linked websites and mobile applications.

VII.             Your Choices Regarding Your Information

You have choices regarding the use of information by the Website.

• Changing Your Information – To change Your information, You may email us at info@dirt-to-dinner.com.

VIII.           Information Collected From Other Services and Mobile Applications and Do Not Track Policy

Your browser or device may offer You a “Do Not Track” option, which allows You to signal to operators of websites, web applications, mobile applications, and services (including behavioral advertising services) that You do not wish such operators to track certain of Your online activities over time and/or across different websites or applications. Our Website does not support Do Not Track requests at this time, which means that We or our analytics providers or other third parties with which We are working may collect information about Your online activity both during and after Your use of the Website.

IX.               Children

Our Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from an individual under age 18. If You are under the age of 18, please do not submit any personal information through the Website. If You have reason to believe that We may have accidentally received personal information from an individual under age 18, please contact us immediately at info@dirt-to-dinner.com.

X.                  Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically, and especially before You provide any information. This Privacy Policy was made effective on the date indicated above.

XI.               How to Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us by email at info@dirt-to-dinner.com, or by writing us at Dirt to Dinner LLC, 15407 McGinty Road West, Wayzata, Minnesota 55391, if You have any questions about this Privacy Policy.

XII.             Your California Privacy Rights

Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code permits California residents to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information about the types of personal information the business has shared with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and the names and addresses of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. You may make one request each year by emailing us at info@dirt-to-dinner.com, or by writing us at Dirt to Dinner LLC, 15407 McGinty Road West, Wayzata, Minnesota 55391.

XIII.           Your Nevada Privacy Rights

Senate Bill No. 220 (May 29, 2019) amends Chapter 603A of the Nevada Revised Statutes to permit a Nevada consumer to direct an operator of an Internet website or online service to refrain from making any sale of any covered information the operator has collected or will collect about that consumer. You may submit a request pursuant to this directive by emailing us at info@dirt-to-dinner.com.  We will provide further information about how We verify the authenticity of the request and Your identity.