Effective Date : February 1, 2024
Your privacy is important to us. Dine Brands Global, Inc. understand your concerns regarding how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will use and share information about you carefully and sensibly.
Dine collects personal information relating to you and your use of the Sites to provide services and features that are responsive to your needs. Dine collects personal information in the following ways:
Personal Information You Provide Directly to Us
We collect personal information that you directly provide to us, including but not limited to:
Personal Information We Collect From Third Party Sources
When you apply to become a franchisee, we will obtain your consent to collect personal information about you from third parties including individuals you provide as references, financial and other institutions, schools, credit reporting agencies, professional and academic certification organizations, law enforcement agencies, former employers, and the military for purposes of evaluating your application to become a franchisee. Such personal information may include information about your financial, educational, and criminal histories, as well as information concerning your character and reputation. Dine does not share this information with any third parties except its service providers and retains it for as long as necessary to evaluate your application. You may withdraw your consent at any time. To exercise any of privacy rights that may be afforded to you under applicable data protection laws, including withdrawing your consent, please see the section below titled “Your Privacy Rights.” For more information about Dine’s practices with respect to retention of your personal information, please see the section below titled “How Long Do We Retain Your Personal Information?”
Information We and Our Third-Party Service Providers Automatically Collect on our Sites
When you use our Sites, we and our third-party service providers automatically collect information about how you access and use the Sites and information about the device you use to access the Sites. We typically collect this information through a variety of tools including cookies, web beacons, pixels, social media widgets, other tools to enable data recording and indexing, and similar technology. We and our third-party partners may automatically collect such information as:
We collect and use personal information for a variety of purposes. For example, we use your personal information to:
We do not sell your personal information to third parties, except we may share your personal information in the circumstances described below.
We offer certain choices about how we communicate with you and what personal information we obtain about you and share with others.
Dine uses Google Analytics to process personal information about your use of our Sites. Google sets cookies on your browser or device, and then your web browser will automatically send information to Google. Google uses this information to provide us with reports that we use to better understand and measure how users interact with our Sites.
We use third parties and/or service providers to provide interest-based advertising services. These services may serve advertisements on our behalf that are customized based on predictions about your interests generated from your visits to websites (including our Sites) over time and across different websites. The data collected may be associated with your personal information. These advertisements may appear on our Sites and on other websites and may be sent to you via email.
To change your preferences with respect to certain online ads or obtain more information about ad networks and online behavioral advertising, visit your Google advertising settings, the National Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out Page or the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Program . Changing your settings with individual browsers or ad networks will not necessarily carry over to other browsers or ad networks. As a result, depending on the opt-outs you request, you may still see our ads. Opting out of targeted advertising does not opt you out of all ads, just those targeted to you.
This section provides additional information regarding Dine’s processing of Personal Data of people located in the European Union (“EU”), European Economic Area (“EEA”), Switzerland, and the United Kingdom (“UK”) in accordance with the EU Data Protection Regulation, UK Data Protection Regulation, and the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act. For purposes of this section, “Personal Data” has the definition set forth in the foregoing data protection laws.
Dine does not intend to collect any Special Category Data, which is any data that reveals your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, moral, or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetics, biometric identifiers, and health or sex life and/or sexual orientation. Please refrain from sending us any Special Category Data.
Dine does not make any automated decisions on your behalf or about you without first obtaining your express, opt-in consent. In the event we secure your consent to do so, you have the right to object to the processing of Personal Data via automated decision making at any time by contacting us at [email protected].
Personal Data that we collect or receive may be transferred to and/or processed by third parties that are located outside of the EU, EEA, Switzerland, or the UK, some of which applicable authorities may not consider to have an adequate level of protection for Personal Data. Dine will only transfer Personal Data to third parties located outside of the EU, EEA, Switzerland, and the UK when it has ensured appropriate safeguards for such Personal Data through use of the standard contractual clauses or other lawful and approved methods.
Depending on where you live, you may have the following rights with respect to your Personal Data under applicable data protection laws:
To exercise any of the privacy rights afforded to you under applicable data protection laws, please email [email protected].
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our apps. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. We urge you to read the privacy policies of other websites before submitting any information to those websites.
Dine has implemented reasonable physical, technical, and administrative security standards to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. We strive to protect your personal information against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, using security technologies and procedures, such as encryption and limited access. Only authorized individuals access your personal information, and they receive training about the importance of protecting personal information.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on the Sites or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at [email protected].