This policy explains how Metro Asian Food Magazine (hereinafter the “company” or “MAF” or “we” or “our” or “us” or the “magazine”) and metroasianfood.com, all the sub-domains, and all the web pages in them (hereinafter referred collectively as the “website”) collect, use and disseminate information about individuals who visited the website, hereinafter referred to as the Visitor.1. Materials
All the materials contained on this website are Copyright © Metro Asian Food Magazine. All rights reserved. The materials posted on the Website by the Company may be retrieved solely for personal use and may be downloaded solely for personal use. No materials contained on this website may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast, or otherwise distributed without the prior written permission from us. Metro Asian Food, MAF Club, 食為天, 食為天網, and/or any other names of products or services provided by MAF referred to on this website are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MAF. The names of other companies, products, and services referenced herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
The information contained on this website or any other website owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by MAF, as well as the design and layout of such websites, contain elements protected by trade dress, copyright, and/or other laws, and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No text, logo, graphic, sound or image from any MAF website may be copied or retransmitted without the express written permission of MAF.
While we have made every effort to maintain accurate information on this website, the information contained herein may contain errors or omissions.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE ACCURACY OR SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS," AND WITH SPECIFIC DISCLAIMER OF ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT HOSTS THE SITE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER FORMS OF HARMFUL COMPUTER CODE. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR COMPANY, ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, OR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, OR DELIVERY OF THESE PAGES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE.2. Links
Links to other websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated by publishers at those websites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this site. Links to other websites are provided by MAF solely as a convenience and marketing to its users. We are not responsible for the materials contained at any website linked to this site.3. Interactive Material
Portions of this site may allow users to post their own material such as recipe submission, restaurant reviews, food reviews, cooking videos, how-to articles, and any form of visitor/guest/user submitted materials including but not limited to personally identifiable information such as name, address, email addresses, age, gender, race, ethnicity, income bracket, occupation. The materials do not necessarily reflect the views of MAF. By posting materials to MAF’s website, you represent that you have all necessary rights in and to such materials, and that such materials will not infringe on any personal or proprietary rights of any third parties, nor will such materials be defamatory, unlawful, threatening, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable. We reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any material posted by users that we deem defamatory, unlawful, threatening, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY MATERIAL COMMUNICATED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.
By posting materials to our website, you authorize MAF to use and/or authorize others to use any such materials in any manner or medium. You may not advertise or solicit on this website without our express permission.4. Information Collection & Use
We collect information from individuals when a visitor voluntarily completes any form, any surveys or polls, a registration form online, whether by the company or any of our business partners or affiliates (as used herein, "online" means using the Internet and related technologies). MAF or our partners/affiliates (the "third party" or “third parties”) may ask an individual to provide various information, which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers, cell phone numbers, phone carriers, birth date, age, gender, salary range, education, marital status, occupation, employment information, personal opinions & interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time. However, providing such information, as well as visiting the website is voluntary: all individuals are under no obligation to visit the website or to provide such information to the company or third parties. Nonetheless, by providing the above-mentioned information, the visitor agreed to receive further communication in any form such as direct mail, email, newsletter, and faxes, from MAF or the third parties in exchange for providing information, including but not limited to electronic newsletters, promotional mailings, software programs, screensavers, sweepstakes entries etc. In addition, by visiting the website, you agreed to be bound by the terms of this policy in its entirety. Visitors are encouraged to leave if they find this policy objectionable in any way.
The company may also request personal information on other occasions, including (1) when a visitor makes a claim for a prize or seeks to redeem an incentive offered by the company or by a third party; (2) when the visitor requests assistance through our customer service department; and (3) when the visitor voluntarily or involuntarily subscribes to a company service or newsletter. MAF Members who enrolled in our email newsletter program may also receive newsletters from our associated partners*. The company may receive information about visitors from third parties. The methods and means of obtaining such information or the usage of such information will be at the sole discretion of the company, as long as compliance with existing laws is observed.
We do not intentionally collect personal information from children who are younger than age 13. MAF therefore has no such information to disclose to third parties or to use. We may use visitor information for any legally permissible purpose at our sole discretion. The following describes how we currently use visitor information, but we reserve the right to modify or broaden its use at any time. We may update this policy from time to time and it is the sole responsibility of the visitor to check for the latest policy before providing information. The company may use visitor information to provide promotional offers to visitors by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.
We also use individual information to provide promotional offers by email to individuals. The company may maintain separate email lists for different purposes and may send promotional offers from more than one list. If email recipients wish to be removed from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list.
We may gather visitor information to make a profile of a person for marketing purposes. A profile is created by associating the various sources of visitor information. The company may store the visitor information on company computers or commercial web hosting companies. We provide no guarantee that the security of all the computers storing the visitor information will be sufficient, in spite of reasonable efforts made by the company. We will not be liable for any damages resulting from providing visitor information, nor the accidental disclosure, deliberate theft of visitor information that is in our possession.
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, "advertisers") who place advertisements on company web sites may use their own cookies or any methods of information collection. We do not control the advertisers’ use of the information they collected. Therefore, we take no responsibility the use of information gathered by them. It is the responsibility of the visitor to read, understand, and agree or disagree to advertisers’ terms & conditions and privacy policies.
MAF may, at its discretion, sell or transfer individual information to third parties for any purpose.5. Disclosure
Tphe Company may disclose individual information in response to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal process to comply with local or federal laws. We may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons, for any purpose at our discretion.6. Jurisdiction
This website is operated by MAF in the United States, and is intended for use only within the United States. We make no representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with their local laws. If any disputes arise relating to this website between the user and MAF, the user agrees that the federal or state courts of New York shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims, and that such claims will be adjudicated under the laws of the state of New York.7. Changes & Updates
We reserve the right to revise this policy from time to time without prior notice. It is the responsibility of the visitor to check this page regularly.
*Our associated partners: TodayNYC, 1StopGoGo, EshopGoGo, FoodGoGo, MLSEXP,
21CBIUS, Citywide Media and others as updated on our websites.
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