Eat Local will never rent or sell your email address to anyone-ever.
We value the trust you place in Eat Local. We want to ensure that you understand what information we gather about you, how we use it, and the safeguards we have in place in order to protect it. If you have additional questions or would like further information on this topic, please feel free to email us at or call (877) 229-7299. Eat Local may update this policy from time to time. Please check back periodically for changes.
When and how does Eat Local collect information about me?
Whenever Eat Local needs information about you, we explicitly ask for it. When you first register an account with Eat Local, we ask specifically for your name, address, email, phone number, and date of birth. Additionally, each time you make a purchase with a Eat Local merchant, the purchase amount (in the form of "points" is also logged in our database).
Only Eat Local and the merchants you visit have access to your individual information. The Eat Local program helps local merchants better understand shopping/dining trends in their customer base and ultimately improve their products and services. Sharing your information with the merchants you visit helps them to communicate with you on a personal level, to keep you informed, and to increase quality control measures.
Occasionally, we send email and/or US mail on behalf of our merchants-this includes birthday notes and invitations to special events. The merchant provides us with the mailing piece, and then we approve the piece, affix mailing labels, and send the piece to you.
Other examples of when we may ask you to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information include if you subscribe to our email program (information such as your name and e-mail address), choose to provide us preference information (such as interests, product preferences, and items purchased), or when you enter a sweepstakes or one of our promotions (information such as name, address and telephone number).
How does Eat Local keep my information secure?
Eat Local maintains practices and procedures designed to ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of your information. We restrict and limit access to customer information only to those employees who need it to carry out their business functions, and educate our employees about safeguarding customer information and preventing its unauthorized access, disclosure, or use. When credit card information is transmitted online, Eat Local uses industry standard security measures including, but not limited to 40-bit encryption and VeriSign/Thawte certificates. Eat Local will monitor and adopt, as appropriate, new technological improvements that are designed to aid in ensuring the accuracy and security of customer information.
Yes - In the Member Area you can choose to store your Eat Local number on your computer as a cookie. When you return to sign in to the Eat Local Member Area, your number will automatically be entered for you. If you wish to remove this cookie, simply uncheck the box labeled: "Remember my card # on this computer". The cookie stores no additional information.
How does Eat Local handle personally identifiable information collected on children?
Our policy is to not collect information from or about anyone under 14 years old.
Can I "opt out" of receiving promotional emails from Eat Local?
Yes, every email sent from Eat Local has a link at the bottom to "UNSUB".
Please Note: Eat Local email is opt-in only. This means that we do not send you unsolicited email. You have to specifically subscribe to our newsletter-and select the topics you are interested in to receive it in the first place. If you believe you have received email from us in error, just let us know and we will remove your name from our send list
How can I access my Eat Local information?
You are able to edit your personal information and profile online at http://www.powercard.com/members/.
We are also available to assist you via email or by calling (877) 229-7299