Privacy Policy

Effective: September 13, 2018

Chomp is an app for quick, fun and easy way to share your tasty food experiences with friends. From food trucks to fancy dinners, Chomp makes keeping up with your friends’ food adventures fun and easy by sharing instant pics and bite-sized reviews wherever or whenever tasty moments happen. When you use these services—and any others we roll out—you’ll inevitably share some information with us. We get that that can affect your privacy. So we want to be upfront about the information we collect, how we use it, whom we share it with, and the choices we give you to control, access, and update your information. This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of information about you in connection with your use of our services, including those offered through our websites and mobile applications (collectively, the "Service"). The terms "we", "us", and "CHANOMA" refer to CHANOMA Inc., a Delaware corporation. When you access or use the Service, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

A. Information We Collect

There are three basic ways we collect information:

Here’s a little more detail on each of these categories.
  1. Information You Choose to Give Us

    When you interact with the Service, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, the Service requires you to set up a user account, so we need to collect a few important details about you, such as: a unique username you’d like to go by, a password, an email address, a phone number, and your date of birth. To make it easier for others to find you, you may also provide us with some additional information that will be publicly visible on the Service, such as profile pictures, a name, or other useful identifying information.

    Of course, you’ll also provide us whatever information you post or share with other users on or through the Service, such as text, images, photos, audio, video, and location data, also referred to as “content”. Keep in mind that the users you send content to can always save that content or download, copy and distribute it outside the app. So, the same common sense that applies to the Internet at large applies to Chomp as well: Don’t send messages or share content that you wouldn’t want someone else to see, save or share inside or outside of the Service.

    It probably goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: When you contact Chomp Support or communicate with us in any other way, we’ll collect whatever information you provide in such communications.

  2. Information We Get When You Use the Service>

    When you use the Service, we collect information about which of the Services you’ve used and how you’ve used them. We might know, for instance, that you went to a particular restaurant on a certain date, had a specific dish at the restaurant, and sent a few pictures or messages to your friends. Here’s a fuller explanation of the types of information we collect when you use the Service (to learn about how you can control some of this information, be sure to read the aptly titled Control over Your Information section below):

    • Usage Information.

      We collect information about your activity through the Service. For example, we may collect information about:

      • how you interact with the Service, such as what keywords you typed in to find a restaurant, how you edited your photos or pictures, what textual messages you put on your photos or pictures.
      • how you communicate with other users, such as their names, the time and date of your communications, the number of messages you exchange with your friends, and your interactions with messages.
    • Content Information.

      We collect information about the content you provide, such as the content itself, if the recipient has viewed the content and the metadata that is provided with the content.

    • Device Information.

      We collect device-specific information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, advertising identifier, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless network, and mobile network information (including the mobile phone number).

    • Device Phonebook.

      Because Chomp is all about communicating with friends, we may—with your consent—collect information from your device’s phonebook.

    • Camera and Photos.

      The Service requires us to collect images and other information from your device’s camera and photos. We’ll access your camera and photos only after you give us your consent.

    • Location Information.

      When you use the Service we may collect information about your location. With your consent, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compasses.

    • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Technologies.

      Like most online services and mobile applications, we may use Cookies and other technologies, such as web beacons, web storage, and unique advertising identifiers, to collect information about your activity, browser, and device. We may also use these technologies to collect information when you interact with services we offer through one of our partners, such as commerce features. Most web browsers are set to accept Cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually remove or reject browser Cookies through the settings on your browser or device. Keep in mind, though, that removing or rejecting Cookies could affect the availability and functionality of the Service.

    • The purposes for which we use Cookies in the Service include:

      • Processes
        • Intended to make the Service work in the way you expect. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have already signed up for an account.
      • Authentication, Security, and Compliance
        • Intended to prevent fraud, protect your data from unauthorized parties, and comply with legal requirements. For example, we use Cookies to determine if you are logged in.
      • Preferences
        • Intended to remember information about how you prefer the Service to behave and look. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have declined to allow us to use your phone’s geolocation data.
      • Notifications
        • Intended to allow or prevent notices of information or options that we think could improve your use of the Service. For example, we use a Cookie that stops us from showing you the signup notification if you have already seen it.
      • Advertising
        • Intended to make advertising more relevant to users and more valuable to advertisers. For example, we may use Cookies to serve you interest-based ads, such as ads that are displayed to you based on your visits to other websites, or to tell us if you have recently clicked on an ad.
      • Analytics
        • Intended to help us understand how visitors use the Service. For example, we use these cookies to learn more about which features are the most popular with our users and which ones might need some tweaks.
      To learn more about how third parties use these technologies in the Service, be sure to read the Analytics and Advertising Services Provided by Others section of our privacy policy.
    • Log Information.
      • We also collect log information when you use our website. That information includes, among other things:
      • details about how you’ve used the Service
      • device information, such as your web browser type and language
      • access times
      • pages viewed
      • IP address
      • identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser
      • pages you visited before or after navigating to our website
  3. Information We Collect from Third Parties

    We may collect information that other users provide about you when they use the Service. For example, if another user allows us to collect information from their device phonebook—and you’re one of that user’s contacts—we may combine the information we collect from that user’s phonebook with other information we have collected about you. We may also obtain information from other companies that are owned or operated by us, or from any other third-party sources, and combine that with the information we collect through the Service.

B. How We Use Information

We collect information to provide you with an amazing set of products and services that we relentlessly improve. But we do a lot more as well, such as: We may also store some information locally on your device. For example, we may store information as local cache so that you can open the app and view content faster. We may use or disclose information provided if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect the rights of Company or of its employees, customers and vendors, and/or to comply with judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

C. How We Share Information

We may share information about you in the following ways: