How we collect information about you. We collect information in three ways:
- We collect information that our customers supply to us.
- We collect information from e-mails, texts, social media messages, faxes and other contacts sent to us by our customers and users of our website, social media pages and texts and fax programs.
- We collect information electronically on all users of our website (e.g., the Salem’s Gyros & More® Sites), including customers, by means of cookies, as well as all users of our social media, message boards, texts or other electronic communication services.
Further details are provided below.
What personal information we collect from our users
When you set up an account at salemsgyros.com to use our online ordering service, you are required to provide us with your full legal name, e-mail address, full street address including city, state and zip code, and telephone number. You must also choose your Username and Password and provide those to us.
Every time you use our Services, including via e-mail, text, social media, e-mail marketing, click through activities, fax, message boards, other posting methods, we may collect information about the Salem’s Gyros & More® Restaurants you select your habits and preferences using the Services, your user information, including personal information, and the orders you consider or place.
When you place an order with us by telephone or means other than our online ordering service, you may be required to provide us with your full legal name, full street address including city, state and zip code, and telephone number. Every time you place an order, we will collect information about the Salem’s Gyros & More® Restaurants you select and the orders you place.
We may share any information we gather from you among our franchisees and affiliates and Salem’s Gyros & More® Restaurants, as well as with our vendors and other suppliers, as well as to use it for marketing programs, such as e-mail, text, social media, direct mail and other marketing methods.
Online ordering, customer registration for on-line ordering, and customer feedback pages of this website are directed toward and designed for use by persons aged 18 or older. We do not establish or maintain registrations for any child whom we know to be under the age of 18. We do not solicit or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If we discover that we have received personally identifiable information from an individual who indicates that he or she is, or whom we otherwise have reason to believe is, under the age of 18, we will delete such information from our systems.
We collect additional information about how you use our Salem’s Gyros & More® websites and Service.
If you contact us by letter, phone, or e-mail, social media, messaging and/or through the contact information on the “Customer Feedback” page, we will collect your sender information and may collect the other information you voluntarily disclose to us.
The site analytics cookie information may be examined in concert with data from online ads served through the DoubleClick for Advertisers platform or similar providers. This is to help us understand how anonymous users interact with the website after seeing advertisements online, and this data may be used to optimize ad campaigns.
How we store the information we collect
We store the information you provide to us and the information we collect electronically in our computer databases. We own, maintain and operate our computer servers containing our databases. Access to our computer servers is controlled by firewalls and security gatekeepers.
How we use the information we collect.
We use the personal information about you stored in our member database in various ways. First, the next time you use our online ordering service and enter your User ID and Password, we will call up your information from our database to make processing your order faster and easier.
When you use your salemsgyros.com account, we also keep track of your food and beverage preferences and restaurant choices and analyze that information. We do so in order to be able to e-mail to you special advertisements, offers and notices regarding foods and restaurants that seem to fit with your preferences.
We also use the personal information about you stored in our customer database through e-mail, text, social media, message boards, telephone and other on-line and non-online orders in various ways. Each time you place an order, we will call up your information from our database to make processing your order faster and easier. We also may keep track of your food preferences and restaurant choices and analyze that information in order to be able mail to you special advertisements, offers and notices regarding foods and restaurants that seem to fit with your preferences. We may also use the information to contact you concerning your level of satisfaction with our products and services, to verify incomplete orders, rectify problems or delays with your order or otherwise communicate with you concerning your transactions with us.
We may provide your personal information to our restaurant affiliates and franchisees in order to enable your local Salem’s Gyros & More® Restaurant(s) to better serve you and engage in marketing efforts. We also aggregate information about how our online ordering service is used (without specific identification to any particular user) to be able to improve our service and marketing offerings and make it more responsive to our customers’ preferences. We also make such aggregate information (without identification to any specific individual) available to our restaurant affiliates and other affiliates in order to obtain information about products, services, offers and notices which we believe will be useful and informative to our website users.
If you use our Salem’s Gyros & More® websites to purchase gift cards or other promotionals without setting up a salemsgyros.com account, your personal information is used solely to process and confirm your transaction.
Promotions and Prizes
We search for and establish relationships with merchants, marketers and/or vendors who sponsor promotions, offer prizes (Contests), give our customers great discounts or make available other offers that we believe may be of interest to our customers and our franchisees. When we find such merchants, marketers and/or vendors, we may provide to them the means via our website, mail, or e-mail to contact you about their offers. However, if you have opted not to receive e-mails or other communications from us (See “You can control how information about you is used” below), will not provide your e-mail address, mailing address or other data or information to any third party for promotional or other commercial purposes, except with your prior consent.
You can control how information about you is used.
You can also limit our communications directly to you. If you have a salemsgyros.com account and do not want to receive e-mails, text messages or social media messages from us telling you about great eDeals, Contests or other promotional offers in the future, please let us know. You can change your preferences, or opt out of receiving e-mails from us, at any time (except when you are in the process of placing an order) by going to My Account Information on the log in page. There, you can update your e-mail address, phone numbers, password, address and you can uncheck the “Send me special offers from Salem’s Gyros & More® Restaurants” box. Our e-mails or text/social media messages to you will stop within 5 business days and we will not thereafter provide other merchants the means to contact you by e-mail about their Contests or other offers.
Salem’s Gyros & More® Restaurants may from time to time send nonpromotional e-mail to all registered users of our online ordering service for the purpose of gathering and dispersing data to provide better services to our customers. Except for provision of additional information necessary to complete a transaction initiated by a registered user, registered users will be under no obligation to reply or answer questions in said nonpromotional e-mail. Nonpromotional e-mail may include, but will not be limited to, surveys, maintenance notices, system updates and confirmation or other notices in connection with completion of a transaction initiated by a registered user.
If you would rather not receive offers or mailings other than e-mails, text messages or social media messages from us or other merchants that we select, please use the Customer Feedback link on our website or send your name and address to:
Consumer Services Team
Attention: Privacy Officer
11007 N. 56th Street, Suite 209
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Our policies may change
You can access your information
Upon your reasonable request, we will provide you with access to your unique account-related information and information from contacts that we maintain about you. We do so within the time frame we deem reasonable. In your request, please provide us with your current specific contact information so that we can accurately check our records. If you don’t provide us current contact information or other information we may request to verify your identity, we will not provide this information to you.
How is my information protected?
Any information you post to any publicly viewable part of our website is publicly viewable and not protected by us. Otherwise, your information is password-protected. In order to maintain this protection, we caution you not to provide your password to anyone. We do not give your password to anyone. We recommend that, if you share your computer with other people, you close your browser window when your session is completed. Signing off will protect your information if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library.
Please contact us with any questions or comments. We want you to enjoy your use of salemsgyros.com’s service. If you have any questions, or believe that a violation of this policy may have occurred, please let us know. Our complete contact information is provided on the Customer Feedback link on our website at www.salemsgyros.com.