At foodplaces.co.uk we strive to bring food businesses and British consumers together, for their mutual benefit.
We recognize the importance of the privacy of our users, so we design our services with the goal of carefully safeguarding your information.
The following section expands on the types of personally identifying information that some users of our web portal provide in the FoodPlaces network.
"Personally identifying information" is information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address or email address.
The Local Search and Advanced Search functions do not require any types of personally identifying information from the users.
A postal code or a street address is public information when it is not associated with a person's name, furthermore this information is only temporarily stored in our site to provide our users with a better browsing experience.
The restaurant and grocery store section of the site requires basic location information for the establishment in question.
This is also public information and as such does not represent personally identifying information for any particular individual associated with that establishment.
For those establishments wishing to enrol in our premium subscription service, we do collect several items of Personally identifying information.
This information is protected during the web transaction by ssl encryption, and hence is removed from our public network and stored back into our secure not-networked systems.
In case a subscription is cancelled, we remove this information from all our systems (public and otherwise).
Upon your first visit to FoodPlaces, a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.
A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website.
You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
However, some important features or services of our portal may not function properly without cookies.
We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to any other entity under any circumstances.
Third party Information sharing
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
For this reason the personally identifying information of our premium subscribers is stored in a closed network that is inaccessible over the public internet.
We also take steps to ensure that information posted on our portal by businesses or individuals is relevant to the purposes of this web portal.
Updating your information
For premium subscribers sharing personally identifying information with us we provide secure mechanisms for updating and correcting this information. The secure mechanisms are in place for all other users of our portal as well.
Restaurant or Grocery Store websites within FoodPlaces
The promotional information available on the websites of subscribed grocery stores and restaurants hosted within
FoodPlaces, is the sole responsibility of the establishment in question.
If some entity publishes information outside the allowable scope of this service, we will take appropriate measures to
prevent this. The allowable scope of the information published on our network consists of information pertaining to the
business activities of the restaurant or grocery store in question, such as specials flyers, menus, contact information,
hours of operation, description, picture slideshows of the establishment and so on. The information published by the users of this site, such as restaurant or store ratings, reviews, etc, are also scrutinized to prevent the posting of irrelevant comments or misleading reviews and profane language. These reviews represent the opinions of "anonymous" web surfers and are in no way associated with foodplaces.co.uk.
The content provided by users of this site, both business owners and anonymous web surfers, is the property of FoodPlaces and will stay in the public domain for as long as FoodPlaces deems it to be relevant to the objectives of this web portal.
Changes to this Policy
We expect most such changes to be minor, but there may be changes that are more significant.
Regardless, we will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will also provide a more prominent notice.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.