Last Updated/Effective December 2021:
Table of Contents:
SCOPE AND APPLICATION: What and who this Policy covers
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION: The sources of and methods by which we and our service providers collect information from and about you, including information about your interaction with the Bento Box Services
USE AND DISCLOSURE: How we use the information we collect from and about you, and who we might share it with and why
SECURITY: How we protect your information from loss or misuse
USER ACCESS AND CONTROL: How you can access and control the information we maintain about you
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Other things you should know about this Policy and how we handle your information
CONTACT US: How to contact Bento Box about this Policy
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: Important information for certain California residents
1. SCOPE AND APPLICATION
2. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Bento Box and our service providers collect the following information from and about you:
Contact Information is the information you submit to register for, subscribe to, or receive information about a Bento Box Service, for example, to create an account, receive a newsletter, or request other information. Contact Information may include, for example, name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the Bento Box Services and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Activity Information. When you access and interact with the Bento Box Services, Bento Box and its service providers may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Bento Box Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, other software or hardware information, and other transactional information for that computer or device.
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, local storage, and other mechanisms) use various approaches to collect and store data. Some of these technologies store data in the browser or on your device. Other technologies may use network-related or other information to recognize your device (e.g., IP address). Bento Box’s websites, apps and other services use these technologies, for example, when you first request a web page and data is stored on your computer or other device so the website or app can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the Bento Box Services, such as pages you have visited, search history, and the video and other content you have viewed.
Other parties that support the Bento Box Services by providing services, such as tracking aggregate Bento Box Services usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information when you use the Bento Box Services or other parties’ services. These parties may also use these technologies, along with activity information they collect, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile device and a laptop or other computer. Bento Box does not control those technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of the parties using such technologies.
Your browser may be initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, and to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information, including on how to clear data from local storage and, depending on your browser, how to turn off other data collection by the browser.
Information from Other Sources. We may supplement the information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information about your online and offline activity from social media services, commercially available sources and information from our Bento Box Affiliates or business partners.
Do Not Track Signals. At this time we do not respond to browser 'Do Not Track' signals, as we await the work of interested stakeholders and others to develop standards for how such signals should be interpreted.
3. USE AND DISCLOSURE
We may use the information we collect from and about you to provide the Bento Box Services and features to you, including: to measure and improve those Bento Box Services and features and to develop new products and services; to improve your experience with both online and off-line Bento Box Services by delivering content you will find relevant and interesting, including marketing messages; to allow you to comment on content, and participate in online games, contests, other promotions, or rewards programs; to provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries. In order to provide you with content that is more interesting and relevant to you, we may use the information from and about you to make inferences and predictions about your potential areas of interest. When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with other parties, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
We use the information we collect from and about you for these additional purposes:
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Bento Box Services. The information we collect from and about you may be made available to certain service providers, such as contractors, analytics and other measurement companies, agents or sponsors, who help us analyze and understand your use of the Bento Box Services, and manage and/or provide the Bento Box Services.
To contact you. Bento Box may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to the Bento Box Services. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or contact us as outlined in Section 7 below. There are certain service notification and other non-promotional emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the Bento Box Services or policies.
To share with business partners. Bento Box may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications consistent with your choices.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Bento Box sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business (including in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings), Bento Box may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Bento Box uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures designed to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.
5. USER ACCESS AND CONTROL
If you would like to access, review, correct, update, suppress, delete, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information you have previously provided directly to us, you may contact us as outlined in Section 7 below. In your request, please include your email address and name, and specify clearly what information you would like to access, change, update, suppress, or delete. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
You may request that we not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with Bento Box Affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes by emailing us at the email address provided in Section 7 below with “Bento Box: Disclosure Opt-Out” in the subject line. Please include your email address, name, and the relevant Bento Box Service in the body of the email. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable and consistent with applicable law.
6. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Location of Data. The Bento Box Services are hosted in and managed from the United States. If you are a user located outside the United States, you understand and consent to having any personal information processed in the United States or in any other country in which we have facilities or in which we engage service providers. United States and other countries’ data protection laws may not be the same as those in your jurisdiction. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in the United States may be entitled to access your personal information.
In addition, Bento Box is not responsible for the privacy or data security practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Apple, Google, Microsoft or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider, or device manufacturer, including in connection with any information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Bento Box Services.
Remember that even after you cancel your account, or if you ask us to delete your personal information, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or other services. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation or your request for deletion, for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security or record keeping policies. It may not always be possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints or contractual, financial or legal requirements.
7. CONTACT US
Mail: 5161 Lankershim Blvd., Suite #120
North Hollywood, CA 91601
8. CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT NOTICE
California residents who are our prospective, current, or former employees; or contractors, emergency contacts, or beneficiaries (although not employees) may view our workforce-related California privacy notice here.