Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Welcome to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc.’s (“RLC”) official RLC Restaurant Week website www.rlcrestaurantweek.com (“Website”). RLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed under the laws of New York. RLC shares your concern about the privacy of your personal information online and provides this Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (“Policy”) regarding our online relationship and regarding maintaining the privacy of your personal information.

This Policy outlines the terms of use governing the Website. By visiting the pages of the Website, you accept and agree to the terms of this Policy. We reserve the right to add, remove or revise the Policy to address new issues or reflect changes in the Website or the law. Your continued use of the Website subsequent to these changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes. Please review this page periodically to ensure your familiarity with the most current version of the Policy. This Website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13 – please see Section: Children Under 13 below. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Policy, you may not access the Website or use any of the services provided. Feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information regarding this Policy – our contact information is below.

Ownership of Content

Unless otherwise noted, all content on the Website, including, but not limited to, written content, interface design and layout, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, logos, sound, clips and software is property of RLC and may not be used or reproduced without permission. This Policy does not transfer to you any RLC or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to all content on the Website will remain solely with RLC.

If you believe that material located on or linked to by RLC violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify RLC about your concern. RLC will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order. Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page. 

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

What Information is Collected?

RLC collects anonymous personal information and may collect personally identifiable information from visitors to the Website. Anonymous or non-personally identifiable information collected are typically made available by the web browser or servers and include information like browser type, pages viewed and geographic region. When you visit our website, you may also be voluntarily providing us with personally identifiable information such as name, e-mail address, telephone number and credit card information.

The Way We Use Information

Generally, information collected when you provide it to us, is used for the purpose for which you provided it. Personally identifiable information will not be shared with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your request and in particular cases such as RLC’s obligation to comply with a legal process or as otherwise state in this Policy. Information may also be analyzed to improve user experience on our Website and create metrics or reports on patterns.

More on how do we use Anonymous Information

Anonymous or non-personally identifiable information is collected for every visitor to the Website. We do not make any association between this information and a visitor’s identity, but may use the information to track the effectiveness of our Website and to better understand how visitors use the Website. This information may also be used by RLC to show aggregate traffic and report on trends of the usage on the Website.

More on how we use Personally Identifiable Information

When you visit our website, you may provide us with personal information that you knowingly choose to disclose such as when you register for an account on our Website, submit a form, sign up for our mailing list or make a donation. We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us otherwise. This information is collected on an individual basis and varies depending on the nature of your interaction with the Website. The personal information collected is used so that we can fulfill your request or return your message. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations and other policies. RLC only collects such personally identifiable information as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill your request or inquiry and does not collect personal information unless provided to us. You may choose not to provide your personal information, but this may hinder or prevent RLC from fulfilling your request or responding to your question.

Online Account Registration and Information

Certain products or services require you to register for an account on the Website. When you register for an account, you will be providing us with some personally identifiable information about yourself such as name, e-mail address, telephone number, age and affiliation. This information will not be used for any other purpose than to provide these requested products or services to you, such as use of our calendar to sign up and attend our volunteer and/or other events. Your contact information (phone number, e-mail address, etc.) that you disclosed may be used to contact you regarding the volunteer event or to register you to our mailing list for updated information regarding RLC. You may check your information submitted in your Account Profile which shows your personal information entered by you.

Responsibility of Contributors

You may not use false or misleading contact information or impersonate another individual. You are responsible for any and all materials whether publicly or privately transmitted or posted, that you upload, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available on the Website (“Your Content”). By making Your Content available, you represent and agree that downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights of a third-party, is not spam or obscene material, is not vulgar and offensive, and does not contain malicious or destructive code, such as computer viruses. You should be aware that Your Content and Account Profile and Your Content may be viewable to other Website visitors. RLC cannot be responsible for third party use of such information.
RLC has the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content posted to the Website by users that are determined in our discretion to have violated our Policy and/or block access of certain individuals to the Website and to delete their account if one exists.

By Facebook if you connect to rlcrestaurantweek.com through Facebook
You may have the opportunity to connect to rlcrestaurantweek.com through Facebook’s API when you register to rlcrestaurantweek.com or after you have registered for rlcrestaurantweek.com. If you connect to rlcrestaurantweek.com through Facebook, either when you register or after you have registered, we will collect, store, and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information you agreed that Facebook could provide to rlcrestaurantweek.com through its API. Your agreement and our access to you information takes place when you instruct, accept or allow Facebook to register you for a rlcrestaurantweek.com account or otherwise connect to rlcrestaurantweek.com through Facebook. The information rlcrestaurantweek.com may access, collect and store may include the following as allowed by you, Facebook’s API, and your Facebook privacy settings:
  • Your name
  • Your profile picture 
  • Your email address
  • Your location (i.e. city)
  • Other information you make publicly available via Facebook

Grant of License

You certify that you own all intellectual property rights in Your Content and that by submitting Your Content to the Website, you grant RLC irrevocable, world-wide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish Your Content for any and all purposes.

Choice to Edit Account Information and Preferences

Your can edit your account information on the Website at any time. Please ensure that this information is up to date as it is used to provide you services available on our Website, such as when you register for RLC’s events. If you no longer require your account on the Website for any reason, you can always request deletion. However, your information may possibly still remain in our archived records.
Your email address may be used to automatically enroll you in RLC’s newsletter and to receive e-mail communications from RLC. You can choose to opt out of our distribution lists by clicking unsubscribe in the email you received. You may also contact us to have your name removed from our distribution lists by emailing us at info@rescuingleftovercuisine.org.

Termination

These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of the Website. Your access to the Website may be terminated immediately without notice or recourse by RLC if, in our sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Policy, violate any applicable law or is found to be harmful to other users, RLC or other relevant party. Upon termination, you must cease use of the Website and destroy all content obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.

Commitment to Data Security

Personally identifiable information is only accessed by RLC personnel on a "need to know" basis to provide you with products and services as requested or in order to do their jobs. RLC does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with a third-party that you have not requested to be shared. To prevent unauthorized access, RLC will do its best to place the most appropriate encryption methods and implement proper managerial procedures to safeguard your information. Unfortunately, there may still be security breaches and RLC cannot guarantee that your information will be not be intercepted or illegally accessed. RLC cannot be liable for any breach to our systems.

Personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible, except where you have chosen to make public such as by uploading a picture to your account. However, information may be disclosed when RLC is required by law or a legal process to do so or when is necessary to investigate breaches of security, threats and other violations.

Cookies

RLC may set and access RLC cookies stored by your web browser to improve your experience on the Website by anonymously distinguishing you among other visitors to the website. Cookies only gather anonymous information and do not contain personally identifiable information. Cookies may allow the Website to provide you with more relevant content.

Third Parties and Links Out

RLC may use or employ third party agents or services to operate the Website or perform functions on our behalf, such as a credit-card processing service. RLC will only provide such information as is needed for them to perform their function, but cannot be held responsible for their subsequent use of the information not in compliance with this Policy.
This Website may contain links to other Websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website that RLC has no control over and cannot be responsible for. As they are independent of RLC, we encourage you to read the privacy statements or terms and conditions of these linked websites.

Children Under 13

It is amazing that you are interested in our cause at such a young age! However, this Website is not intended for us by anyone under the age of 13 without supervision of a parent or guardian. Please ask for a parent or guardian to assist you with your interactions on the Website! We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from individuals under 13 years old without consent of their parent or guardian.

Governing Law

Any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state or federal courts located in New York County. You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any action arising out of use of the Website or this Policy.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless RLC, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, your violation of this Policy.

Severability

If any part of this Policy is found to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions or terms.
If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the Website.

Have Questions, Comments, or Suggestions?

If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please feel free to voice it via e-mail to info@rescuingleftovercuisine.org.