Privacy Policy

BigDish Ventures Limited (“BigDish” or “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information using industry-standard safeguard. We created this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policies“) to give you confidence as you visit the BigDish website or mobile site (the “BigDish Sites“ or the “Sites“), BigDish Mobile Application (the “BigDish Apps“) and use the BigDish services (the “Services“) provided through the Sites, and to demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices and the protection of privacy.

Your use of the Sites and the Services is governed by this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, but not does apply to any third party sites that may be linked to them, or any relationships you may have with the businesses listed on BigDish.

The terms "we", "us", and "BigDish" refer to BigDish and the terms "you" and "your" refer to you, as a user BigDish. The term "personal information" means information that you provide to us which personally identifies you to be contacted or identified, such as your name, phone number, email address, and any other data that is tied to such information.

  • Our Services
  • This privacy policy is only applicable to the BigDish sites and apps and not to any other website or mobile site that you may be able to access from the BigDish sites or apps (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link) or any website or mobile site of BigDish’ partners or our affiliates, each of which may have data collection, storage, and use practices and policies that differ materially from this privacy policy.

    While you may use some of the functionality of BigDish without registration, some of the content and services on the sites or apps require registration.

    You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the personal information you submit to BigDish. Inaccurate information will affect the information you receive when using our sites or apps and our ability to contact you as described in this privacy policy.

  • Information We Collect and How We Use It
  • If you choose to register with our sites, we require you to submit certain personal information, which is information that personally identifies you, including, your first and last name, e-mail address, password, and mobile number. If you use our sites or app without registering, the only information we collect will be non-personal information through the use of cookies or web beacons.

    • Cookies
    • "Cookies" are used to customize your experience on the sites and, if you create a password, to store your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the sites. "Cookies" are small computer files that are transferred to your computer's hard drive that contain information such as your user id, user preferences, the pages you've visited and the activities you've performed while using the sites. We do not link the information stored in cookies to any of your personal information you submit while on the sites. You may block cookies or delete cookies from your hard drive; however, by disabling cookies, you may not have access to all of the features of the sites or apps. Some of our business partners and our affiliates also use cookies to provide us with anonymous data and information regarding your use of the sites, apps and our services. We do not have access or control over these cookies, our privacy policy does not cover the use of such cookies.

    • Web beacons
    • BigDish or our third party tracking utility company also use "web beacons" to collect anonymous information about your use of our sites and the websites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of emails, special promotions or newsletters we send to you. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files embedded in a web page or email that provide a presence on the web page or email and send back to its home server information from the user's browser. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people open our emails, are using our sites and services, and selected affiliates', sponsors', and advertisers' sites and communications, and for what purposes. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our sites or apps, or those of our affiliates or sponsors. We do not link non-personal information from web beacons to personal information without your permission, except in connection with our marketing, promotion, or similar initiatives alone or jointly with our business partners and affiliates.

    • Traffic data
    • We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our website or apps:

      • IP addresses
      • Domain servers
      • Types of computers accessing the website
      • Types of web browsers used to access the website
      • Referring source which may have sent you to the website; and
      • Other information associated with the interaction of your browser and the website (collectively "traffic data").

      We do not link non-personal information from traffic data to personal information without your permission, except in connection with our marketing, promotion, or similar initiatives alone or jointly with our business partners and affiliates.

    • Updating your personal information
    • You may update your personal information by logging into your account, clicking on the “My Account” tab and following the applicable directions.

  • Personal Information We Collect About You
    • Registration
    • In order for you to access certain areas of the sites, we may require you to register and provide us with certain personal information. Personal information includes but is not limited to contact data (such as your first and last name, e-mail address, password, and mobile number). We use the personal information that you provide to respond to your questions, provide you the specific services you select, offer you other services we or our affiliates may provide and send you emails that are necessary or that we think may interest you. You may choose not to provide us with any personal information. In such case, you can still access and use much of the sites; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the sites that require your personal information and registration.

    • Inquiries
    • Subject to the privacy policy, if you contact BigDish, we may use any of the information you submit in connection with your inquiry, or any personal information and non-personal information when responding to your inquiries.

    • Emails
    • We may use your contact data to send you information to contact you when necessary, including registration verification emails, and in conjunction with your use of certain services. In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement in an e-mail, your browser may be momentarily directed to the website of a third party which, acting on behalf of BigDish, notes or "counts" your response to the e-mail before re-directing your browser to your selected destination; this re-direction process may not be apparent to you.

    • Market Research
    • From time to time the BigDish market research department, or our contractors and affiliates acting on our behalf, may conduct online research in order to gather feedback about our site and services, our affiliates and sponsors through email invitations, pop-up surveys, online focus groups, and social networks. When participating in such feedback, we may ask you to submit personal information. This personal information is used for research purposes, and is not used for sales solicitations. When a survey is sponsored by an affiliate or other third party, aggregate information of the survey results is reported to the sponsor. Personal information collected through market research will be used only by BigDish, our affiliates, our service providers and contractors, and successors and assigns, and will not otherwise be given or sold to another third party without your consent or as otherwise permitted by this privacy policy. In addition to collecting survey responses from our members, cookies may be used to authenticate respondents or to help you pick up where you left off in a survey. If you have cookies disabled you may not be able to participate in some studies. Cookies may be used to connect survey data with BigDish site usage characteristics. You will be notified when we would like to use cookies in this way and your consent will be requested for these cookies.

    • Business Partners
    • BigDish also reserves the right to collect information from third parties, such as business partners. We will collect feedback from our restaurants business partners about our users in order to protect the property and rights of the company and/or our business partner, to protect the safety of the public, restaurant employees or any person, or to prevent or end activity we consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.

  • Disclosure of Information
  • We may share your personal information with third parties to provide you with services that we offer through BigDish, conduct quality assurance testing, facilitate creation of accounts, provide technical and customer support, or provide specific services, such as synchronization of your contacts with other software applications, in accordance with your instructions. These third parties are required not to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by you.

    We may share your personal information with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, "Affiliates") that we may have now or in the future, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires our company or our assets, that company will possess your personal information, and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

    We share personal information and traffic data with our affiliates, vendors, and business partners who assist us by performing core services (such as business consulting and continuity planning, marketing, promotion, data analytics, data processing, hosting, storage and security) and/or by making certain services available to our users. Those affiliates and business partners are bound to uphold the same standards of security and confidentiality that we have promised to you in this privacy policy, and they will only use your contact data and other personal information to carry out their specific business obligations to and to provide you with site related services.

    We may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. Please note that we are not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that we receive.

    We may disclose information in the aggregate to third parties relating to user behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners.

    We also share restaurant partner feedback provided about you with other restaurant business partners that you dine with through BigDish in order to ensure the best possible experience for all parties involved. For purposes of this privacy policy, such restaurants are deemed our business partners.

    • Information Collected by Third Parties not Acting on Behalf of BigDish
    • Certain content and services offered to you through our sites are served on websites hosted and operated by a company other than BigDish or our affiliates ("third party contractor websites"). BigDish does not disclose your personal information to these third party contractor websites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose once you access these other websites is not subject to this privacy policy. BigDish does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these third party contractor websites. You should review the privacy policy posted on any other website to understand how that third party contractor website collects and uses your personally identifiable information.

    • Links to other websites
    • BigDish sites contain links to other affiliates' and third party sites. BigDish is not responsible for their privacy practices. In cases where some sites may have the look and feel of our BigDish sites, please be aware that you may be on a different site and that this privacy policy only covers our BigDish sites. Should you decide to visit one of these sites, we suggest that you read its privacy policy.

    • Indemnification
    • You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BigDish and our affiliates from all liabilities, claims, damages, losses, and expenses, including attorneys' fees that arise from your use of the sites and services. BigDish reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with BigDish in asserting any available defenses.

    • Security
    • The personal information we collect about you is stored on a secure, password-protected server and only authorized personnel have access to your information. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of personal information you submit to us on the site and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be safe 100% of the time.

    • Choice/opt-out
    • If you no longer wish to receive emails, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each email, or by contacting us via the “Contact us” form.

    • Transfer and Storage of Data
    • The sites are hosted on servers in Hong Kong. Accordingly, if you are located outside of Hong Kong, the personal information you provide to us will be transferred to Hong Kong. By submitting your personal information, you consent to its transfer and storage in Hong Kong and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected.

    • Changes to This Privacy Policy
    • BigDish reserves the right to delete, add, or change privacy policy at any time at its sole discretion without any prior notice. As such, you should revisit these policies frequently as revised versions will be binding on you. If we do, then we will notify you here, as well as by posting a notice on our sites and/or by e-mailing you. In all cases, use of information we collect is subject to the then-effective privacy policy.