SDSU Dining is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the SDSU Dining site and governs data collection and usage. By using the SDSU Dining site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

SDSU Dining collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. SDSU Dining also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by SDSU Dining. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by SDSU Dining for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SDSU Dining site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SDSU Dining public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: SDSU Dining does not read any of your private online communications.

SDSU Dining encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from SDSU Dining so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. SDSU Dining is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the SDSU Dining and SDSU Dining family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

SDSU Dining collects and uses your personal information to operate the SDSU Dining Web site and deliver the services you have requested. SDSU Dining also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SDSU Dining and its affiliates. SDSU Dining may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

SDSU Dining does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. SDSU Dining may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, SDSU Dining may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SDSU Dining, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SDSU Dining does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

SDSU Dining keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within SDSU Dining, in order to determine what SDSU Dining services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within SDSU Dining to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

SDSU Dining Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SDSU Dining or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SDSU Dining; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SDSU Dining, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The SDSU Dining Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SDSU Dining pages, or register with SDSU Dining site or services, a cookie helps SDSU Dining to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SDSU Dining Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SDSU Dining features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SDSU Dining services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

SDSU Dining secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. SDSU Dining secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

SDSU Dining will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. SDSU Dining encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SDSU Dining is protecting your information.

Contact Information

SDSU Dining welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SDSU Dining has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SDSU Dining at kane.luong@darth.sdsu.edu. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.