The Zot Bites application and the associated Zot Bites website available at https://zotbites.basicneeds.uci.edu/
is intended to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any
information you submit to us through Zot Bites. This includes "Personal Information," which is information about
you that is personally identifiable such as your name, email address, user ID number, and other non-public
information that is associated with the foregoing, as well as "Anonymous Information," which is information that
is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information and does not permit the identification of
associated Terms of Service you expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information and Anonymous
where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing
of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use Zot Bites and we do not intentionally collect or maintain
Personal Information from those who are under 13 years old. Protecting the privacy of children is very important
to us. Thus, if we obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13, we will take steps to remove that user's
Personal Information from our databases. We recommend that children between the ages of 13 and 18 obtain their
parent's permission before submitting information over the internet. By using Zot Bites, you are representing
that you are at least 18 years old, or that you are at least 13 years old and have your parents' permission to
use Zot Bites.
Collection and Use of Information
In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through Zot Bites. We also collect
information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on Zot Bites.
For example, our registration and login process requires you to provide us with your name, valid email address
and password of your choice. When you personalize your profile and use the features of Zot Bites, we will
collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your
use of Zot Bites, such as your year of birth, gender and other demographic information. We collect information
in the form of the content that you submit during your use of Zot Bites, such as photos, comments, ratings and
other information you choose to submit. We may also collect information about you and your friends, from any
social network you may have connected from, in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. For
instance, we may collect your user ID or profile information that you have permitted to be displayed through Zot
Bites in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and collections. When you order
our products or services, you will need to submit your credit card or other payment information so that our
service providers can process your payment for those products and services. If you choose to sign up to receive
information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your email address and
all related information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including Personal
Information, into any postings, comments, or forums within the Zot Bites community.
Personal Information from Other Sources
We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources with which you have registered, companies who
we have partnered with (collectively, "Partners") or other third parties. We may associate this information with
the other Personal Information we have collected about you.
Email and Email Addresses
If you send an email to us, or fill out our "Feedback" form through Zot Bites, we will collect your email
address and the full content of your email, including attached files, and other information you provide. We may
use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification to a friend through Zot
Bites or the social network from which you have connected to Zot Bites (such as in an invitation, or when
sharing your content).
Additionally, we use your email address to contact you on behalf of your friends (such as when someone sends you
a personal message) or notifications from a social network or other website with whom you have registered to
receive such notifications. We may use this email address to contact you, for things such as notifications of
limited edition shop sales and other related information. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving
further promotional communications as further detailed below.
Information Collected Via Technology
As you use Zot Bites, certain information may also be passively collected and stored on our or our service
providers' server logs, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, and operating system. We also
and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and viewed, or on which of the
advertisements displayed on Zot Bites you clicked. This type of information is collected to make Zot Bites and
solutions more useful to you and to tailor the experience with Zot Bites to meet your special interests and
An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when
you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but
if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. For
example, we, or our service providers, may track your IP Address when you access Zot Bites to assist with ad
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are
viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent
Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive
experience with Zot Bites. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file
directions. In order to use our services offered through Zot Bites, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you
choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of Zot Bites may not work properly, and you will not be able to receive
We may also enable advertisers and ad servers to promote third-party products and/or services by placing
usually small, transparent graphic images) in order to monitor information related to served advertisements.
Clicking on such advertisements will direct you to the website of a third-party and the advertiser. This Privacy
Policy does not cover the privacy practices of any advertisers or ad servers.
Use and Disclosure of Information
Information that we collect with third parties, unless you ask or authorize us to do so.
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us to provide you access to Zot Bites, to improve
Zot Bites, to better tailor the features, performance, and support of Zot Bites and to offer you additional
information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, our partners or our advertisers at your
request. Additionally, we do share your content preferences and other information with the social network from
which you have connected to Zot Bites, along with those companies and persons you have asked us to share your
We may provide your Personal Information to third-party service providers who work on behalf of or with us to
provide some of the services and features of Zot Bites and to help us communicate with you. Examples of such
services include sending email, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing payments (including
credit card payments), and providing customer service. We require our third-party service providers to promise
not to use such information except as necessary to provide the relevant services to us. We may share some or all
of your Personal Information with our third-party partners, those with whom we have a co-branding or promotional
relationship, or other third-parties about whom you are otherwise notified and do not request to opt out of such
third-parties. We do not maintain responsibility for the manner in which third parties, including, without
limitation, social networks, other partners and advertisers, use or further disclose Personal Information
third parties. If you do not want us to use or disclose Personal Information collected about you in the manners
Although we currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a
common control, we may in the future, and we may share some or all of your Personal Information with these
In the event we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of
all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge
We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a)
comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend our
rights or property, you, or third parties. You hereby consent to us sharing your Personal Information under the
circumstances described herein.
The Ability of others to View your Information
Helping you to protect your information is a vital part of our mission. It is up to you to make sure you are
comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to publish. You
understand that when you use Zot Bites, certain information you post or provide through Zot Bites, such as your
name, profile, comments, posts and ratings, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available
portions of Zot Bites, including without limitation, chatrooms, bulletin and message boards, along with other
public forums. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or
other information or content through Zot Bites, this information may become publicly available and may be
collected and used by others, including people outside the Zot Bites community. We will not have any obligations
with respect to any information that you post to parts of Zot Bites available to others, and recommend that you
use caution when giving out personal information to others in public forums online or otherwise. We also share
the information you publish with other third parties.
Third Party Sites and Advertising
Zot Bites may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy
practices or the content of such other websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each
and every website they visit. This Zot Bites applies solely to information collected by us through Zot Bites and
does not apply to these third-party websites. The ability to access information of third-parties from Zot Bites
or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such
third-parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive
promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional
communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions
provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information
Despite your indicated email preferences, we may send you administrative emails regarding Zot Bites, including,
such notices to you in this manner.
You may change any of your profile information by editing it in the profile settings page. You may request
deletion of your Personal Information by contacting us at email@example.com, but please note that we may be required
(by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain
time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request, only after we have fulfilled such requirements).
When we delete Personal Information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our
If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not
associate such feedback with your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such
any such comments and any email we receive becomes our property. We may use feedback for marketing purposes or
to add to or modify our services without paying any royalties or other compensation to you.
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard
security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or
disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company,
including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
Contact and Revisions
Policy is subject to occasional revision at our discretion, and if we make any substantial changes in the way we
use your Personal Information, we will post an alert on this page. If you object to any such changes, you must
cease using Zot Bites. Continued use of Zot Bites following notice of any such changes shall indicate your
acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.