Privacy Policy

Venga Terms of Use

This agreement sets out the Terms and Conditions that govern your use of services provided by Blue Plate Media, Inc., operator of the Venga and My Loyal Family applications and websites, any applications ("apps") or interfaces facilitated though these apps, as well as any affiliated websites or sites or services accessed via the apps.  The agreement relates to your use of Venga’s bar, restaurant, shopping, or entertainment location, information, and loyalty services offered through Venga, its subsidiaries or affiliates, and business partners.  By using this website, or downloading and/or using the related apps, you agree to abide by and accept the terms of our privacy policy and this agreement.   We may modify this Agreement's terms and conditions at any time without notice. If we make changes to this policy, those changes will be posted to our website www.govenga.com/terms or myloyalfamily.com/loyalty_terms.  Continued use of any of the Services offered through this application or website after a change in this Agreement, a change in the Privacy Policy, or after implementation of any other new policy constitutes acceptance of such change or policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY REVISED VERSION OF THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE OR RELATED APPS.

ABOUT OUR SERVICES

Venga provides both web-based and Web-application based access to information about bars, restaurants, shops, entertainment and other events.  It allows you to use mobile devices, like a smartphone, tablet computer or other device to find the kind of food, bar, music, entertainment, or other event that you like.  You can also find up-to-date information about special events, daily specials, discounts, coupons or other events, and share this information with your friends, either through Venga’s apps or website, or through an interface with other sites like Facebook and Twitter.  It also allows participating merchants to provide you with other information about their services based upon your expressed desire for that information.  Venga also allows you to join and manage a loyalty program at participating restaurants. These, together with information displayed on the website or through the apps, are collectively referred to here as our “Services.”

 

AGE REQUIREMENT

 

Our Service is designed for use by adults. Users must be over the age of 18. Additionally, Venga participating merchants, particularly bars and restaurants, may provide information to you concerning their offering of alcoholic beverages. It is your obligation to comply with the laws concerning the consumption of alcohol in your jurisdiction.  Venga accepts no responsibility for the contents of such offers.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Venga is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please review our privacy policy available at myloyalfamily.com/loyalty_terms and govenga.com/terms.

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES

Our Services are being offered to you for your personal use. You agree to use the Services only to obtain information about services offered by Venga and its participating merchants, to share that information with other consumers, and to take advantage of any products or specials offered by participating Venga merchants.  You agree not to use our services in any way to threaten, harass or intimidate any other person, to unfairly compete with Venga or its participating merchant, to obtain confidential or other proprietary information, or to otherwise violate the law.

Any and all other uses which are unlawful or in violation of this Agreement's terms and conditions are prohibited. Venga reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse service, terminate accounts, or to report any unlawful activities.

 

COMMUNICATIONS POLICY

You may receive periodic communications from Venga if you have not opted out of receiving those communications from the Account or Profile section of our apps or websites.  These communications may be made by e-mail, Messaging Service (SMS, MMS, or text),  in-app communications, pop-up communications, or otherwise.  Unsubscribe information and instructions will be contained in any e-mails you receive.  If you wish to stop receiving push notifications or SMS or MMS communications, you can control this in your account settings in the application or on the website. However, the Venga service only provides you value if you receive information you request from Venga and its participating merchants.  To stop receiving information about our merchants and vendors, you must unsubscribe from the service itself.  

Your carrier’s standard messaging rates apply to your Messaging Service for messages sent to and received from Venga. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider.

We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your mobile service operator. SMS MESSAGE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

VENGA WEB APPLICATION

The Venga website and related applications provided to you by Venga are licensed, not sold, to you for use only under the terms of this license.  Venga reserves all rights not expressly granted to You. The Product that is subject to this license is referred to in this license as the "Venga App."

Scope of License:

 

This license granted to you for the Venga App by Venga is limited to a non-transferable license to use the Venga App on any smartphone or device that You own or control.   This license does not allow you to use the Venga App on any device that you do not own or control, and you may not distribute or make the Venga App available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute or sublicense the Venga App. You may not copy (except as expressly permitted by this license or Venga), decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the Venga App, any updates, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law or to the extent as may be permitted by the licensing terms governing use of any open sourced components included with the Venga App). Any attempt to do so is a violation of the rights of the Venga and its licensors. If you breach this restriction, you may be subject to prosecution and damages. The terms of the license will govern any upgrades provided by Venga that replace and/or supplement the original Product, unless such upgrade is accompanied by a separate license in which case the terms of that license will govern.

Use of Intellectual Property

 

The materials and services provided for and depicted on the Venga Site or through its applications are protected by copyright, trademark, service mark, patent and other intellectual property laws in the United States and abroad. All text, graphics, video, data or other content on the Venga Site ("Venga Content") is provided to you by Venga for the sole purpose of your using the Services in conformity with this agreement. You agree that you will not copy, display, modify, create derivative works of, publish, or sell the Venga Content or any information, software, or services provided by Venga hereunder.  The Venga Content may be modified from time to time by Venga in its sole discretion. Except as expressly set forth herein, no license is granted to you for any other purpose, and any other use of the Services or the Venga Content by you shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall affect any rights of Venga or its licensors in the Services or Venga Content, and any associated patents, trademarks, copyrights, mask work rights, trade secrets or other intellectual property rights. No license, right or interest in any trademarks of Venga or any third party is granted under this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall affect any rights of Venga or its licensors in the Services or Venga Content, and any associated patents, trademarks, copyrights, mask work rights, trade secrets or other intellectual property rights. No license, right or interest in any trademarks of Venga or any third party is granted under this Agreement.

Termination.

 

The license to use the Venga web application is effective until terminated by You or Venga . Your rights under this license will terminate automatically without notice from the Venga  if You fail to comply with any term(s) of this license. Upon termination of the license, you shall cease all use of the Venga App, and destroy all copies, full or partial, of the Venga App.

Services; Third Party Materials.

 

The Venga App or website may enable access to Venga’s and third party services and web sites (collectively and individually, "Services"). Use of the Services may require Internet access and that You accept additional terms of service.

No Liability for Third Party Content

 

You understand that by using any of the Services, You may encounter content that may be deemed offensive, indecent, or objectionable, which content may or may not be identified as having explicit language, and that the results of any search or entering of a particular URL may automatically and unintentionally generate links or references to objectionable material. Nevertheless, You agree to use the Services at Your sole risk and that the Venga shall not have any liability to You for content that may be found to be offensive, indecent, or objectionable.

No Liability for Links

 

Certain Services may display, include or make available content, data, information, applications or materials from third parties (“Third Party Materials”) or provide links to certain third party web sites. By using the Services, You acknowledge and agree that the Venga is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, copyright compliance, legality, decency, quality or any other aspect of such Third Party Materials or web sites.  Venga does not warrant or endorse and does not assume and will not have any liability or responsibility to You or any other person for any third-party Services, Third Party Materials or web sites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties. Third Party Materials and links to other web sites are provided solely as a convenience to you.  Location data provided by any Services is for basic navigational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon in situations where precise location information is needed or where erroneous, inaccurate or incomplete location data may lead to death, personal injury, property or environmental damage. Neither Venga, nor any of its content providers, guarantees the availability, accuracy, completeness, reliability, or timeliness of information or location data displayed by any Services

Duty to Comply With Intellectual Property Laws

 

You agree that any Services contain proprietary content, information and material that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including but not limited to copyright, and that You will not use such proprietary content, information or materials in any way whatsoever except for permitted use of the Services. No portion of the Services may be reproduced in any form or by any means. You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Services, in any manner, and

USER GENERATED CONTENT

Our services may permit you to post, share or transmit information to other Venga users, to users of social networking or social media sites, to our participating merchants directly, or to the general public.  This may include things like reviews, comments, and ratings, send e-mails and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information for publication and distribution to bars, restaurants or other venues, and other third parties,  You agree that we may use this content, or repost it.  You also agree that any such user generated content will not violate the law, and will not constitute  include content that is illegal, threatening, obscene, racist, defamatory, libelous, pornographic, infringing of intellectual property rights, promoting of illegal activity or harm to groups and/or individuals, invasive of privacy, purposely false or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software, computer viruses, commercial solicitation, political campaigning, chain letters, mass mailings, any form of "spam" or references to illegal activity, malpractice, purposeful overcharging, false advertising or health code violations (e.g., foreign objects in food, food poisoning, etc.). You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of content. Venga reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but may not regularly review submitted content.   Our failure to remove content – even after a demand to do so – does not constitute an adoption of or publication of the content contained therein, and you agree to indemnify and hold Venga harmless for any content you post that may violate these terms.

 

If you do submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Venga a nonexclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, modify, reproduce, adapt, translate, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you submit; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Venga for all claims resulting from content you supply. Venga has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content, including but not limited to content that violates the standards of this website, as determined by Venga in its sole discretion. Venga takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content submitted by you or any third party.

 

Unauthorized Use

By using the Venga Services, you agree not to:

·      Access or attempt to access the Venga site, or the Venga web app without authorization, or in excess of your authorization to do so (including in violation of these Terms and Conditions).

·      Trespass to the site, or materially aid the trespass by others

·      Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automatic device, process or means to access the Venga Site or information contained on the Venga site, or displayed through the Venga apps for any purpose without Venga’s express written permission.

·      Take any action that imposes or may impose (in Venga’s sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

·      Implement any manual processes to monitor or copy Venga Content from the Venga Site or web application without express written permission.

·      Utilize any device, software or routine that will interfere or attempt to interfere with the functionality of the Venga Site or web application.

·      Reverse engineer or copy any source code or other code related to the functionality of the Venga Site or web application.

·      Use the Services in any manner to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, defame or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any other party,

·      Use any such content in a way as to unfairly compete or interfere with the business of Venga or its participating merchants.

You further agree not to and that Venga is not in any way responsible for any such use by you, nor for any harassing, threatening, defamatory, offensive or illegal messages or transmissions that You may receive as a result of using any of the Services.

 

No Warranty for Third Party Services

 

Third party Services and Third Party Materials that may be accessed from, displayed on or linked to from your device may not be available in all languages or in all countries. Venga makes no representation that such Services and Materials are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. To the extent you choose to access such Services or Materials, You do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws, including but not limited to applicable local laws. Venga, and its licensors, reserve the right to change, suspend, remove, or disable access to any Services at any time without notice. In no event will the Venga be liable for the removal of or disabling of access to any such Services. Venga may also impose limits on the use of or access to certain Services, in any case and without notice or liability.

 

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION AND ANY SERVICES PERFORMED OR PROVIDED BY THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION ("SERVICES") ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND VENGA  HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION AND ANY SERVICES, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF ACCURACY, OF QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. VENGA DOES NOT WARRANT AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION, THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN, OR SERVICES PERFORMED OR PROVIDED BY, THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE OPERATION OF THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION OR SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY VENGA OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. SHOULD THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION OR SERVICES PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

VENGA IS NEITHER AN AGENT OF NOR IS CONNECTED WITH ANY AFFILIATED MERCHANT WHICH PROVIDES INFORMATION THROUGH THE VENGA SERVICE. VENGA IS IN NO WAY LIABLE FOR THE PERFORMANCE OR FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE BY ANY SUCH MERCHANT.  VENGA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS CONVERNING THE AVAILABILITY OR ACCESSIBILITY OF ITS WEBSITE, INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE, OR ITS WEB-APPLICATIONS.  VENGA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION REGARDING FITNESS, MERCHANTABILITY OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE WEB-APPLICATION.  ASIDE FROM THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE VENGA SITE. VENGA IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, CLAIM, DAMAGE OR ANY SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH A USER’S VISIT TO AN AFFILIATED MERCHANT.

 

 

Limitation of Liability.

 

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL VENGA  BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE VENGA WEB APPLICATION, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF VENGA  HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. In no event shall Venga’s total liability to you for all damages (other than as may be required by applicable law in cases involving personal injury) exceed the amount that you have paid for the Venga web application. The foregoing limitations will apply even if the above stated remedy fails of its essential purpose.

 

Export

 

You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Venga App except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Venga App was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Venga App may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using the Venga App, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons.

 

Commercial Items

 

The Venga App and related documentation are "Commercial Items", as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of "Commercial Computer Software" and "Commercial Computer Software Documentation", as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.

 

SEVERABILITY


If any of the provisions, or portions thereof, of this Agreement are found to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, then, that provision notwithstanding, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and such provision or portion thereof shall be deemed omitted.

NO ASSIGNMENT

 

This Agreement and the rights granted and obligations undertaken hereunder may not be transferred, assigned or delegated in any manner by you, but may be so transferred, assigned or delegated by Venga.


WAIVER


Any waiver of any provision of this Agreement, or a delay by any party in the enforcement of any right hereunder, shall neither be construed as a continuing waiver nor create an expectation of non-enforcement of that or any other provision or right.


JURISDICTION AND VENUE

 

This Agreement is made under and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of State of Maryland, U.S.A., without regard to any choice of law provisions. The parties hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the State courts in Montgomery County, Maryland and federal courts located in Greenbelt, Maryland. Your use of the Venga App may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws.

 

CONTESTS AND SWEEPSTAKES

From time to time, Venga may offer contests and/or sweepstakes. Apple is not a sponsor or affiliated with these in any form. While individual contests or sweepstakes may have specific rules and eligibility requirements which will be posted on our website, the following apply to all contests and sweepstakes that are sponsored by Venga:

No purchase necessary.  Entry can be emailed to sweepstakes@govenga.com.
 
Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries.
 
Drawing is held and prize is awarded within 30 days following the end of the sweepstakes entry period.  Drawing will consist of a randomly picked entry from all the entries received in the entry period.  Winners will be contact by email using the email they provided.  If no response is received within 5 days, a new winner will be randomly chosen.
 
The name of the winner can be obtained by sending a SASE to the sweepstakes sponsor at the address listed below.
 
The winner is responsible for any applicable taxes. The winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where lawful, a Publicity Release within 14 days of prize notification. 
 
Only residents who are residents of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia who are over 21 years old are eligible to enter. Employees of the Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their household members are not eligible to enter. By providing your email you are declaring that you meet all eligibility requirements. All federal, state, and/or local rules and regulations apply.
 
Entry constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, picture, likeness, and city and state of residence for the purposes of trade, publicity or promotion for no additional compensation except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and winner(s) agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, officers and directors, for any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invastion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Sponsor is not responsible if sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.
 
Official rule are available on our website.  Names can be removed from list associated with entries to the sweepstakes by contacting Venga at info@Venga.com and requesting removal.
 
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel a sweepstakes before the entry period begins.
 
This sweepstakes is sponsored and promoted by:
BluePlate Media, Inc. dba Venga 
509 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

 

Venga Privacy Policy

Version 3.0 Effective December 1, 2011

 

Our Principles

 

 

This privacy policy, and our Terms of Use, apply not only to information we collect on our websites including govenga.com and myloyalfamily.com, but also to any applications (“apps”) which you may download that connects through our severs to deliver information to you, regardless of platform on which they are delivered. These apps and websites are owned and operated by BluePlate Media, Inc. Your use of our website and apps are also governed by our Terms of Use, copyright law and policy, and must be consistent with the law. 

 

What Information Does Venga Collect?

 

When you create or reconfigure a Venga account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, zip code, phone number, gender, birthday, profile picture, password and email address.  We also collect information as you use our service, including your preferences and favorites, your use of the services (what offers you click on, share, redeem, where you check-in and your voluntarily shared location data), your ratings of restaurant’s offers (thumbs up or down) and information about the friends you have linked to. Venga uses this information to personalize your experience, and to deliver information based on your preferences.

 

If you join a restaurant’s loyalty program on Venga, we may also collect your credit card information. We will also collect information about your visits and purchases at those restaurants and other Venga restaurants which will be used to award you points which can be redeemed for rewards. Restaurants may also use this information to make you personalized offers. For example, if you haven’t been to a restaurant recently they may send you an offer which can be used at your next visit.

 

In addition, we may collect the following information about you:

·      Log Data: Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with advertisements, may also be included in Log Data.

·      Links: Venga may keep track of how you interact with links and other data across our Services including third party clients by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, including advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link or button was clicked on both online and through the mobile application.

·      Cookies: Like many websites, we use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as searching and looking at public user profiles or lists. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

·      Third Party Services: Venga uses a variety of services hosted by third parties to help provide our Services, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Maps and Google Analytics. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP request.

·      Location: We may also collect and save the dates and times when you have visited Venga affiliated restaurants and the length of your visit. This will be used to help improve our service, deliver location-based information and offers to you, and provide aggregated metrics and analysis to Venga restaurants.

·      Communications: When you send email or other communications to Venga, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.  We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services.

·      Third Party Policies: Venga is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of websites to which we may link or from which our site may be linked.   

 

What Information Does Venga Share?

Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as when you use a third party web client to access your Venga account, or where you click on a link to provide information to a Venga partner.  In addition, we may share your information with our restaurants and partners where necessary to fulfill your requests for information, reservations, assistance or in accord with your preferences.

Service Providers: We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only if they agree to extend to you the protections of this privacy policy.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as information you choose to share with the public or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did).

We will use this information to report aggregated, anonymous data back to restaurants and other partners and may use this information to permit these partners to send you information which is personalized to your stated preferences or locations. 

 

When you join a restaurant’s loyalty program we may provide them with your name, email address, contact information and information about your visits and purchases which will be used to award you points and rewards and make you personalized offers.

 

To ensure the confidentiality and security of your information, our partners, restaurants and service providers must agree to safeguard your information in compliance with this policy and with applicable law and regulation.

 

What Information Can You Share Through Venga?

 

Venga allows you to share information about your preferences.  You may also decide to share information about your use of the service, your likes, dislikes and preferences with your friends, who can be imported by you from a variety of social networking or e-mail sites.  By default, once you add someone as a friend on Venga, you will share your information with them, but our privacy settings allow you to turn this feature off. You may also share information about offers or other features through Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites.  You may also use other services such as location-based sharing services and online reservation services within our application.  All third-party services have their own privacy and data collection policies and procedures, and by permitting you to use these services, Venga is not responsible for the privacy policies of these entities.

 

Does Venga Sell Your Information?

 

Venga does not sell your personal information. 

 

If you are a California resident and a Venga customer you may request information about (1) the types of information Venga has disclosed to third parties for the their direct marketing purposes during the previous calendar year; (2) the names and addresses of the third parties that received such information; and (3) if the nature of a third party's business cannot be reasonably determined from the third party's name, examples of the products or services marketed.  You may obtain that information by clicking on the “Contact Us” icon on the govenga.com website, requesting that information, and indicating that you are a California resident.

 

We also may, at our discretion, provide information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it. There may be instances when we may access or disclose your information in order to use the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services and develop new services or protect or defend the legal rights or property of Venga and its partners or their employees and agents, to protect the safety and security of users and members, and to protect against fraud.

 

What Happens to My Information?

 

If there is ever a merger, reorganization sale of assets, or bankruptcy related to Venga, the assets of Venga – including personal information collected under this policy - may be one of the assets transferred.  Venga becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

 

How is My Information Protected?

 

Authenticated with a security token When you visit our site and voluntarily provide information to us, that information is transmitted using encryption using secure socket layer technology (“SSL”).  When the information is stored on our computers we protect it using various physical, electronic, technical and procedural safeguards which we believe are reasonable in order to protect your information. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. Information regarding credit and debit card numbers and related information may also be protected as required by the Payment Card Industry Digital Security Standards (PCI-DSS).

 

We restrict access to personal information to employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations

 

While we do work hard to protect the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, you should note that no method of security – including security of “offline” information is 100% effective and we cannot be responsible for the actions of those who may gain unauthorized access to your personal information. Venga makes no warranties, express, implied or otherwise as to the ultimate effectiveness of these safeguards.

 

Can I Access My Information?

 

If you have created a user id and password on our site, or if you have enabled web cookies on our site, or through the app you may be able to access your personal info, recent activity, profile picture, lists of favorite restaurants you have saved, saved searches, friends and their info (checkins, lists, activity).

 

Can I “Opt-Out” of Receiving Promotional Communications?

 

Opt-Out information is contained in our Terms of Service.

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy

 

We may modify this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives or changes in the law, changes in our collection or use practices, or changes in our web site’s features or technology, and such modifications shall be effective upon posting on this web site. Your continued use of this web site after we post a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. We will post that effective date of any privacy policy.  It is therefore important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

 

Concerning Those Under the Age of 13

 

VENGA DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13, AND DOES NOT TARGET SALES TO THESE MINORS. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.