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1. Collection of Personal Information from Services Visitors
In addition to other collection methods specifically set forth herein, Maine Cater may collect: (a) the email addresses of users that communicate with Maine Cater via email; and (b) information knowingly provided by the user through our Services in informational sections, including any contact, registration, or application forms. Maine Cater may also use Internet cookies and other identifiers or methods of web analysis to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on our Services. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of your information being used in this way, most computer systems and web browsers offer privacy settings and options, such as disabling cookies or opting for “Do Not Track” features. Maine Cater does not override these settings or options, and encourages you to use them to enhance your choices and personalize your experiences. However, in order to access certain content, features, services, products or benefits on our Services, you may be required to provide Maine Cater with certain information, including some types of personally identifying information such as your email, educational institution, business affiliation, address, and phone number. If you do not wish to provide such information through our Services or if you opt to utilize the aforementioned privacy features of your computer system or web browser, you may not be able to obtain certain content, features, services, products or benefits of our Services.
2. Use of Personal Information Collected
Personal information collected by Maine Cater may be used by Maine Cater for limited purposes, including record keeping, editorial and feedback purposes, content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of our Services. Personally identifying information, such as names, postal and email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information voluntarily provided to Maine Cater may be added to Maine Cater’s databases and used for future contact regarding updates to our Services or new services provided by Maine Cater. From time to time, Maine Cater may need to contact you regarding information you submitted to Maine Cater. You agree that Maine Cater may use your personal information for such contact with you. Maine Cater may also desire to contact you for market research purposes or to provide you with marketing information that Maine Cater believes would be of particular interest. You will have the option of not being contacted by Maine Cater and opting-out of such contacts by selecting the opt-out option in your profile.
3. Disclosure of Personal Information to Third parties
Except as specifically set forth herein, any personally identifying information that you provide to Maine Cater through our Services will not be disclosed to third parties not affiliated with Maine Cater. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any information you submit to Maine Cater, including any personally identifying information you include in your personal profile with our Services, may be viewed and accessed by others, and may be indexed and displayed through our Services’s internal search engines and other publicly accessible search engines. Your personally identifying information may also be disclosed to third parties in order to verify that information, including by contacting your educational institution or business affiliation, and in order to provide you with the services requested through our Services, including to third-party payment processors for the processing of payments. Personally identifying information may be used by Maine Cater approved third-party vendors to assist Maine Cater in providing, improving, analyzing, and securing our Services. Identifying and non-identifying user information and data may also be disclosed or distributed to a third-party with which Maine Cater enters or reasonably may enter into a corporate transaction, such as, for example, a merger, consolidation, acquisition, or asset purchase, or to a third-party pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, in response to a request by or on behalf of any local, state, federal, or other government agency, department, or body, whether or not pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, or if determined by Maine Cater in its sole judgment that such disclosure or distribution is appropriate to protect the life, health, or property of Maine Cater or any other person or entity. In addition, identifying and non-identifying user information and data may be provided to third parties that contract with Maine Cater to provide products, information, or other services that Maine Cater believes that visitors to our Services may be interested in obtaining. While Maine Cater may undertake efforts to see that any third-party to which Maine Cater discloses personally identifying information is under an obligation to use the personal information solely for the purposes for which the information was disclosed, such third parties are independent third parties over which Maine Cater exercises no control. Maine Cater is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, the conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices of third parties.
4. Links to Other Services
5. Comments and User Content
All materials or comments posted to public areas of our Services are public. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further details concerning User Content and other materials submitted to our Services. As such, Maine Cater assumes no liability for the accuracy of such information, no duty to update or correct such information, and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.
6. Security Measures and Communicating with Maine Cater
Please be advised that the security and confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted through the Internet, including via our Services or email, cannot be and is not guaranteed. You acknowledge that the technical processing and transmission of our Services’ content may be transferred un-encrypted and may involve: (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Accordingly, Maine Cater is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.
7. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Information; Opt-Out Right
Upon your request, and at Maine Cater’s discretion, Maine Cater may provide you with a summary of any personally identifying information retained by Maine Cater that has been voluntarily provided by you to Maine Cater through email, contact forms, or other online avenues. You may modify, correct, change, or update this information by contacting Maine Cater at the email address set forth below. In addition, except as necessary to obtain the services or information requested through our Services, you may opt out of having your personally identifying information prospectively retained by Maine Cater by contacting Maine Cater at the email address set forth below. This provision does not apply to collection of through the standard data tracking features of our Services, such as Internet cookies and other identifiers or methods of web analysis, or to any other information that does not meet the description here-under. As set forth above, many computer systems and web browsers offer privacy settings and options that may allow you to opt-out of some of these data tracking and collection methods.