Privacy

Beanhunter Pty Ltd Privacy Policy Updated as of January 4th 2009

The Beanhunter Pty Ltd Privacy Policy (otherwise referred to as "Beanhunter") describes how Beanhunter treat personal information when you use Beanhunter services, including information provided when you use the Beanhunter site. In addition, the following describes privacy practices specific to Beanhunter. To understand how we treat the information you give us as you use Beanhunter, you should read this privacy policy. Non-Account Activity.

You can browse cafe reviews, photos and articles without having a Beanhunter Account. You can also contact us about a Beanhunter particular review, photograph or article without having a Beanhunter Account. Account-Related Activity.

Certain other activities on Beanhunter—like uploading photos, posting comments, submitting reviews, require you to have a Beanhunter Account. We ask for some personal information when you create a Beanhunter Account, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. A Beanhunter Account allows you to access many of our services that require registration.

Usage Information

About your usage, such as We may record information when you use Beanhunter, reviews you write, favorites you flag, the contacts you communicate with, and the frequency and size of data transfers, as well as information you display or click on in Beanhunter (including UI elements, settings, and other information). If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your account. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. “Web Beacons”) in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

Content Uploaded to Site

Any personal information, reviews or photographic content that you voluntarily disclose online (on café reviews, in messages and chat areas, within your profile pages, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by other users. If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Beanhunter Site, we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the general and personalized features and functionality of the Beanhunter Site, and to process any flagging activity or correspondence you send to us. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload reviews, photos or send messages through the Beanhunter Site and other Users can contact you through messages and comments. Any reviews or photographs that you submit to the Beanhunter Site may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Beanhunter Site changes or for customer service purposes). We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Beanhunter Site and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, analyzing, and processing user preferences and trends, as well as user activity and communications. We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Beanhunter Site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

Information that is Publicly Available

When you create an account on the site, some information about your account and your account activity will be provided to other users of the site. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, your age (if you choose to make it public), the country and the number of reviews or photos you have posted. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activity on the site, such as you upload photos or send messages through the Beanhunter Site. Other users can contact you through messages and comments. You may also choose to add personal information that will visible to other Users on your profile page (which is the public facing page for your account on the site). This may include a profile picture, you name, gender, relationship status, or other details. If you choose to add certain features to your profile page, then these features and your activity associated with these features will be displayed to other Users and may be aggregated and shared with your confirmed friends or other Users. Such shared activity may include what cafes you favorite, what cafes you rated and what reviews and photographs you have submitted. Any reviews and photographs that you submit to the Beanhunter Site may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Beanhunter Site, in which case you can still read reviews and explore the Beanhunter Site, but Beanhunter may not be able to provide certain services to you. Some advanced Beanhunter features may, for authentication purposes, require you to sign up for other Beanhunter services. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. You may control the information that is available to other users and your confirmed friends at any time by editing your account and the features that are included on your profile page.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

Beanhunter allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Beanhunter Sites. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Beanhunter Site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

Beanhunter does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Beanhunter to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the Beanhunter Site, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Beanhunter’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. Any data obtained by third-party ad servers subsequently shared with Beanhunter is maintained and dealt with by Beanhunter in accordance with this privacy policy.

Currently, Beanhunter has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:

Google DFP
http://www.google.com.au/doubleclick/publishers/small-business/policies.html

For questions concerning the product or your account, please email us at privacy@beanhunter.com. For more information about our privacy practices, write to us at:

Beanhunter

Level 2, 105-115 Dover St
Cremorne VIC 3121