Information We Collect
When inquiring about use of or using the Site, you may be required to provide certain personally identifiable information necessary for use of the Site and for communicating with you. The data collected includes information about you that can be used to contact or identify you, and information related to your use or potential use of the Site (collectively, “Personal Information”). Personal Information that we collect may include, for example, name, email address, phone number, mailing address, birth date (month and day), age and geolocation.
Privacy Notice (Updated December 30, 2019) / Your California Privacy Rights: For example, we may collect Personal Information from you when you perform the following activities on the Site:
We may use “cookies” to recognize you as you use or return to our site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any Personal Information you submit while using the Site.
We may use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some areas of our Site will be limited.
We also may use web beacons and other similar technologies to track your use of the Site. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the Site and to measure the overall effectiveness of our Site’s content, programming and other activities.
Use of Information
We may use your Personal Information to provide the features on the Site, including, for example:
Comments or questions sent to us using email or other messaging tools will be shared with our staff that is most likely to be able to address your concerns. We may archive your messages once we have provided you with a response. Please note that email communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly, you should not include sensitive information in email correspondence with us.
Golden Corral may aggregate your information with other users’ information to determine and distribute aggregated statistics and information about the Site and its use and users. This aggregated information will not identify any specific user.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We may also disclose your information for legal, health and safety purposes, such as:
To learn about opting out of the sharing of your Personal Information, see the “Your Choices and Changing Your Information” Section.
Third Parties, Transfers and Links
We and our suppliers may use collected information to establish connections among related web browsers and devices (such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and TVs) for targeted advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. We and/or our suppliers may match your browsers or devices if you log into the same online service on multiple devices or if your devices share similar attributes that support an inference that they are used by the same person or household. This means that your online behavior (information about your activity on websites or apps on your current browser or device and your device’s geolocation (which may include specific longitude and latitude)) may be combined with information collected from your other browsers or devices. For example, our suppliers may use this information to deliver an ad on your tablet or smartphone, to limit the number of times you see an ad across your devices, and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns across devices.
Your Choices and Changing Your Information
Golden Corral will offer you the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether your personal information is (a) to be disclosed to a third party (other than a Golden Corral employee or contractor), or (b) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you.
If you wish to opt-out of receiving certain marketing communications from us, please contact us through our web form on the “Contact Us” page of the Site. In addition, all marketing e-mails from Golden Corral will provide you with the opportunity to unsubscribe from future marketing mailings.
You may opt out of certain of our supplier’s targeted marketing practices in web browsers and mobile applications by following the instructions below. Please note that the opt-out will apply only to the specific browser or device from which you opt-out. You will need to opt-out separately on all of your browsers or devices. If you delete or reset your cookies or mobile identifiers, change browsers, or use a different device, any opt-out cookie or tool may no longer work and you will have to opt out again. Note that some suppliers may also make their own opt-out process available. Please note that even if you choose to opt-out of receiving targeted advertising, you may still receive advertising about Golden Corral – it just will not be tailored to your interests.
If you would like to request that Golden Corral limit the use or sharing of your Personal Information for other targeted marketing purposes, such as to deliver targeted ads to you on your TV (where available), or other online service based on your Personal Information, please contact us through our web form on the “Contact Us” page of the Site. If your Personal Information has previously been shared with our suppliers or other third parties, any request to limit such sharing may not be effective with respect to such previously shared Personal Information. Some of the suppliers that display our ads on their services may provide you with additional choices to opt out of targeted advertising. For example, social media and TV providers may allow you to control your advertising preferences directly through their services. Please review the privacy policies of the third-party services you use for more information.
We intend to protect your privacy to the fullest extent possible as described in this policy while also fulfilling our responsibility to uphold all applicable laws and regulations. Due to potential legal requirements and other possible circumstances, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed or accessed in ways not otherwise described in this policy. We may be compelled under law to disclose information to government or third parties under certain circumstances or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Further, we can, and you hereby authorize us to, disclose any information to law enforcement or other government officials that we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in compliance with the law and/or government requests.
Golden Corral and its franchisees operate restaurants only in the United States. As such, this Site is intended for U.S. citizens and residents only. If you are outside the United States, or if you are not a U.S. citizen, do not provide your Personal Information on this Site.
We have implemented reasonable and industry standard security measures on the Site to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the Personal Information under our control. We take reasonable measures to ensure that our third-party business partners, including our hosting partners and service providers, provide sufficient protection for Personal Information. We will promptly make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. In the unfortunate event that your “personally identifiable information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail (at our sole and absolute discretion) to the last e-mail address you have provided us.
You acknowledge that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, and that we cannot guarantee absolute security. If you have any questions about security on the Site, you may contact us.
Privacy of Children
While we are happy to have you visit our restaurants and the Site with your children, the Site is a general audience site and is not designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of 13 (and in some cases, under the age of 18). Please contact us via the “Contact Us” section of this policy if you believe we may have collected information from your child, and we will work to delete it.
Notice to California Residents
By using this Site and submitting the Personal Information requested, you consent to the collection and use of the Personal Information in the manner described in this policy.
This policy may be revised by us from time to time. By using this Site, you agree that we have a right to change our policy without prior notification. The revised policy will appear on the Site with the date of last revision. Your continued use of the Site following such revisions will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any changes to these Terms.