Privacy Policy

How we handle your information

BeenThereAteThat Privacy Policy

At BeenThereAtThat, we take your privacy very seriously. We provide this Privacy Policy to keep you informed about how we collect, use and protect information.

Been There Ate That, Inc. (“BeenThereAteThat”) recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use (individually “User” or collectively “Users”) value their privacy. We are providing this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or to continue using BeenThereAteThat.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the BeenThereAteThat Terms of Service. Your use of BeenThereAteThat and any personal information you provide on the BeenThereAteThat site remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

What This Privacy Policy Covers

  • This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on BeenThereAteThat.

  • This policy covers how BeenThereAteThat treats personal information that BeenThereAteThat collects and receives. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, email address or zip code, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

  • This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that BeenThereAteThat does not own or control, or to people that BeenThereAteThat does not employ or manage.

  • Please also note that any photo, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the BeenThereAteThat Site becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

  • User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to BeenThereAteThat when choosing to create a BeenThereAteThat account in order to participate in various activities on the BeenThereAteThat site. BeenThereAteThat may also collect personal information from any User who enters a contest or sweepstakes, takes advantage of promotions, responds to surveys, or subscribes to newsletters or other mailing lists.

  • Cookies Information: When you visit the BeenThereAteThat Site, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. BeenThereAteThat uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the BeenThereAteThat Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

  • Log File Information: When you use the BeenThereAteThat Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

The Way We Use Information

  • If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the BeenThereAteThat site, we use that information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the BeenThereAteThat site.

  • Any personal information, photos or other content that you voluntarily disclose online (on User comment areas, in photo descriptions, within your profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your screen name (but not your email address or User ID) is displayed to other Users when you upload photos, post information about photos or make comments through the BeenThereAteThat site. Other Users can contact you indirectly through their comments posted on the site. It is possible that any photos you submit to the BeenThereAteThat site may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

  • We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of BeenThereAteThat site changes, for administrative messages or for customer service purposes).

  • We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the BeenThereAteThat Site and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

  • We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the BeenThereAteThat Site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate measures such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

When We Disclose Information

  • We do not rent, sell or share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

  • We may provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

  • We may, from time to time, share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the BeenThereAteThat site.

  • We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant, or to comply with other legal process.

  • BeenThereAteThat also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally identifiable information that BeenThereAteThat believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of BeenThereAteThat, our Users or others.

Your Privacy Choices

You may decide not to submit personally identifiable information through the BeenThereAteThat site, in which case BeenThereAteThat may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal information at any time by visiting your My Account page. Please note that comments posted by Users to the BeenThereAteThat site remain subject to our Terms of Service and cannot be removed unless they are in violation of our Terms of Service.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique ID and password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Please contact BeenThereAteThat with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices by emailing

Advertisements, Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

The BeenThereAteThat site may include advertisements. BeenThereAteThat may also, from time to time, allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the BeenThereAteThat Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that may appear on the BeenThereAteThat site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

BeenThereAteThat does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks BeenThereAteThat to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, users age 25-40) or audience segment (for example, users age 25-40 who live in a certain geographic area) and you interact with or respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the BeenThereAteThat Site, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. BeenThereAteThat’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Currently, BeenThereAteThat does not have relationships with any third-party ad servers or ad networks, but in the future may, from time to time, have relationships with third-party ad servers or ad networks, including, but not limited to, Google, Inc., whose privacy policy may be accessed at

Data Security

BeenThereAteThat uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BeenThereAteThat and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, BeenThereAteThat makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If BeenThereAteThat learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. BeenThereAteThat may post a notice on the BeenThereAteThat Site if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us by sending your request, including your name, your complete postal address and a statement of your request, by email to

We Are Committed to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, BeenThereAteThat does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the BeenThereAteThat Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the BeenThereAteThat Site at any time or in any manner. If BeenThereAteThat learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the BeenThereAteThat site without verified parental consent, then BeenThereAteThat will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

For International Users

The BeenThereAteThat operates in the United States and is intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the BeenThereAteThat site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the BeenThereAteThat site, which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that BeenThereAteThat is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time, and this will be reflected by the “effective date” below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the BeenThereAteThat Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

For revisions to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Date Last Modified:

This Privacy Policy was last modified May 15, 2007.

Contact Information:

Please contact BeenThereAteThat with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy by emailing