This Privacy Statement was last updated on January 2, 2018.
Frnd-Ships may collect personal information to help you place and receive delivery orders and to improve
the Frnd-Ships service. This Privacy Statement explains how Frnd-Ships, Inc. (“Frnd-Ships,” “we,” “us,” or
“our”) handles your personal information when you visit or use www.FrndShips.com (the “Site”), the
Frnd-Ships mobile application, and any other website or mobile application that links to this Privacy
Statement (collectively, the “Services”).
Please review this Privacy Statement carefully. By using our Services you consent to the use and sharing of
your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with these practices,
please do not use the Services, or otherwise provide us with your personal information.
Your access to and use of our Services are subject to our Terms and Conditions, which define some of the
terms used throughout this Privacy Statement. Frnds should refer to the Dasher Privacy Statement for
information on how Frnd-Ships collects and uses Frnds’ personal information.
Collection of Information
When you use our Services we may collect or receive information about you.
Information You Provide Directly
You may provide information to us when you use our Services, including when you register with FrndShips, search within or place orders through our Services, contact us with inquiries, respond to surveys, or
otherwise access our Services. This information may include your name, email address, phone number,
delivery address, and payment information, including credit card information and billing address used to
complete the purchase transaction, and other information that may identify you. When you place an order
through our Services we collect information related to that order, including the products or services
purchased, and the date and time of the purchase and delivery. You may also choose to provide ratings for
your Dasher and for the Food Service Provider you ordered from.
Information We Collect Automatically
We also may receive and store certain information about you and your device(s) automatically when you
access or use our Site and Services. This information may include:
• Information related to the device you use to access our Services;
• The type of web browser and operating system you use to access our Services;
• Your IP address;
• The domain name of your Internet service provider;
• The specific Frnd-Ships pages you visit, content you view, features you use and the date and time
of your visits; and
• Your search terms, the website you visited before you came to our Services, and other clickstream
personalize your experience with our Services. Cookies are small web files that a site or its provider
transfers to your device’s hard drive through your web browser that enables the site’s or provider’s system
convenience, for example, to recognize you when you return to Frnd-Ships and to remember information
information about your activities over time and across third party websites or other online services in
modifying your browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies you may not be able to fully experience
the interactive features of our Services. For more information on Cookies and how to disable Cookies
visit www.ftc.gov/ftc/cookies.shtm or www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.
Use of Information
We may use the information we collect or receive about you to:
• Connect your orders to a Dasher and complete your deliveries;
• Complete your purchase transactions;
• Contact you in connection with your orders and deliveries;
• Contact you with promotional offerings or other communications that may be of interest to you;
• Respond to your questions and assist with problems with our Services;
• Personalize the content and features you see when you visit our Services;
• Serve advertisements tailored to your interests;
• Improve the content and functionality of our Services;
• Help the Food Service Providers on our platform improve their offerings;
• Better understand our users’ demographics, interests and behaviors;
• Enhance other information we have about you to help us better understand you and determine
• Provide recommendations to you;
• Manage our everyday business needs, such as auditing, administration of our Services, forum
management, fulfillment, analytics, fraud prevention, and enforcement of our corporate reporting
obligations and Terms of Service, or to comply with the law;
• Calculate the total number of visitors to our Services and to each page or feature of our Services.
We may use your information for any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect or receive the
information, or otherwise with your consent.
Any communication or material you transmit to us via e-mail or otherwise, including any data, questions,
comments, suggestions or the like, but not including your personal information and any requests,
comments or concerns regarding your personal information, will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary.
When you use the Services, we may collect precise location data about the progress of your order from the
Frnd-Ships app used by the Dasher. If you permit the Services to access location services through the
permission system used by your mobile operating system (“Platform”) or browser, we may also collect the
precise location of your device when the Frnd-Ships app is running in the foreground or background of
your device while we are processing your order. We may also derive your approximate location from your
IP address. We use your location information to provide more accurate deliveries of your orders. You can
choose whether to enable the location tracking feature through the settings on your device or Platform or
when prompted by the Frnd-Ships mobile app. If you choose to disable the location feature, the Dasher
will not receive precise location information from your device, which may compromise the accuracy of
deliveries in some situations, for instance, if you are located in a large area, such as a park.
Sharing with Third Parties
To help us run our business, we may share your information, including your contact information, ratings,
other information you provide directly, and information collected automatically, with entities that
provide services to us, including third parties that provide payment processing, advertising services, web
analytics, data processing, IT services, customer support and other services. To help provide you with a
high quality delivery we also may share your information, including your personal information, with the
independent contractor Frnds, who complete your requested deliveries. Similarly, we may share your
name, phone number, order information, customer feedback and other information related to your orders
with Frnd-Ships Food Service Providers. We may also disclose aggregate, anonymous information to these
third party service providers.
When Required By Law
We recognize that information related to your orders could contain private information. However, we
may be required to disclose your information to third parties including law enforcement agencies when
required to protect and defend our legal rights, protect the safety and security of users of our Services,
prevent fraud, comply with the law, respond to legal process, or a request for cooperation by a
government entity. We have developed a process that strikes a balance between protecting customer
privacy and responding to valid law enforcement requests that can be found
In the event of sale, transfer, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event we may transfer your
information to one or more third parties as part of that transaction.
Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information
Keeping your personal information current helps ensure that we provide you with the most relevant
offers. You can access and update your personal information via your Account profile. While we are ready
to assist you in managing your subscriptions, deactivating your account, and removing your active profile
and data, we cannot always delete records of past interactions and transactions. For example, we are
required to retain records relating to previous purchases through our Services for financial reporting and
compliance reasons. In addition, because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete certain
information, we may temporarily retain backup copies of such information before it is permanently
We will retain your personal information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you
services and to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting purposes. We will also retain
and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and
enforce our agreements.
Frnd-Ships may retain aggregate or anonymized data indefinitely
Third Party Sites
Some of the functionality on our Services may be provided by third parties that are not affiliated with
Frnd-Ships. These entities may collect or receive certain information about your use of our Services and
and similar technologies. For example, we use services like Google Analytics to help us see traffic patterns
on Frnd-Ships.com. Frnd-Ships is not responsible for the privacy practices of these entities. In addition,
our Services may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by Frnd-Ships. Such websites
are not under our control and we are not responsible for their privacy policies or practices. If you provide
any personal information through any such third party website we recommend that you familiarize
yourself with the privacy policies and practices of that third party.
You may choose to enable or log in to our Services via various online services, including social networking
services like Facebook. Our Services also may enable you to access social networking services such as
Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (collectively, “Social Network”) directly or indirectly through our
When you link a Social Network account to Frnd-Ships or log into our Services using your Social Network
account, we may collect relevant information necessary to enable our Services to access that Social
Network and your data contained within that Social Network. We also may share your information with
the operator of that Social Network to facilitate or enhance delivery of that Social Network or other
services to you. A Social Network may provide us with access to certain information that you have
provided to them, and we will use, store, and disclose such information in accordance with this Privacy
Statement. Additionally, a Social Network may collect personal information and information about your
use of our Site or Services automatically. The manner in which a Social Network collects, uses, stores, and
discloses your information is governed by the policies of such third parties and Frnd-Ships shall have no
liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any Social Network that may be
enabled within our Services.
You may also have the option of posting your activities on our Services and other content to a Social
Network when you access content through our Services. For example, you may post to Facebook that you
placed an order with Frnd-Ships. Keep in mind that your activity on a Social Network is governed by that
Social Network and not by Frnd-Ships, and may be visible or accessible to the public.
If you are a registered Frnd-Ships user you may access or modify your personal information by logging
into our Site using your username and password and visiting the “Account” page. You may also contact us
at privacy@FrndShips.com to access, modify, or request deletion of your personal information or delete
If we send you marketing emails about services that may interest you, each email will contain instructions
permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future marketing or other communications.
Your California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain
information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established
business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding
calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories
of personal information that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third
parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a
copy of the information disclosure provided by Frnd-Ships pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California
Civil Code, please contact us via the email or mailing address provided below. Please allow 30 days for a
California Do Not Track Disclosure
Frnd-Ships does not have a mechanism in place for responding to browser “do not track” signals or other
similar mechanisms used to limit collection of information for use in Online Behavioral Advertising.
Our Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal
information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of
13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us please contact us
at privacy@Frndships.com. A parent or guardian of a child under age 13 may review and request deletion
of the child’s personal information.
Frnd-Ships allows users to invite friends to sign up for our Services by submitting a friend’s name and
email address to Frnd-Ships. Sometimes we offer a promotional value for every friend that signs up and
places an order through your referral link. By choosing to invite a friend you represent that you have
received the friend’s consent to provide his or her name and email address to us. Frnd-Ships will use that
information to send an email inviting him or her to visit the site and will store that information to track
the success of the referral program.
Frnd-Ships is based in the United States and, regardless of where you use our Services, the information
collected as part of that use will be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the United States.
Any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with U.S. privacy laws, regulations,
and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. By using our
Services, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the
Frnd-Ships has implemented commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security
controls that are designed to safeguard personal information. However, no online activity is ever fully
secure or error-free. Therefore, Frnd-Ships does not guarantee that your personal information is absolutely
secure. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any personal information or other information to FrndShips.
You are responsible for safeguarding your username and password
Changes to This Privacy Statement
Our Services may change from time to time. As a result, we reserve the right to update or modify this
Privacy Statement at any time and from time to time without prior notice. If we make any material
changes to the way we use or disclose your personal information, we will notify you by email, at the email
address you have provided to us. If you object to any changes you must cease using our Services. Please
review this Privacy Statement periodically by visiting this webpage. This Privacy Statement was last
updated on the date indicated at the top of this page. Your continued use of our Services after any changes
or revisions to this Privacy Statement indicates your agreement to the terms of the revised Privacy
If you have any questions or concerns relating to this Privacy Statement or our privacy practices please
contact us at:
San Antonio, Texas