Privacy Policy

Hooters of America, LLC ("Hooters") is committed to protecting and safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our website, www.hooters.com, including mobile versions of our website ("Sites"), and users of our mobile device application, the Hoot Club ("Mobile App").

Many of our restaurants are owned and operated by franchisees, and are independent businesses. This privacy statement does not apply to our franchisees or to websites or mobile apps they operate. Please see our franchisees’ privacy policy notices for information on how they use customer information.

We are based in the United States and do not own or operate any Hooters locations outside of the United States. This site is intended for U.S. audiences only. We do not knowingly collect any personal information of European Union ("EU") residents or residents of other countries outside the United States. If you reside outside the United States and provide personal information, you agree that the personal information will be transferred to and processed in the United States. The laws that apply to the use and protection of personal information in the United States may be different than the laws and protections in your country.

By using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, do not use the Site.

1. ​The Personal Information We Collect

We may collect different types of personal and other information based on your use of our products and services and our relationship with you ("Personal Information"). Some examples of Personal Information we may collect include:

We collect information you give us.

We collect information through automated methods.

Also, when you visit our Sites or Mobile App, we may collect certain information via automated means (such as cookies, web beacons, and server log files).

For example, our systems may collect information about the following:

• your activity on the Sites and Mobile App (i.e., pages you visit, address of a referring website (if any), identifiers for your mobile device, and Internet Protocol (IP) address) • type of mobile device and its settings • geolocation and current location (if you do not turn off GPS locator on your phone) • communications to us or regarding us on social media • other automatically gathered information when you interact with our Sites or App

We may use this automatically-collected information to help tailor the ads you may see on the Sites and the messaging on the Mobile App. Further, we use this information to operate, maintain, and manage our Sites and Mobile App.

For most mobile devices and computer systems, you are able to withdraw your permission for us to collect this information by using the device or web-browser settings. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive certain types of cookies, and you can also set your browser to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note that if you do restrict or disable cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of our Sites and Mobile App.

2. ​How We Use The Personal Information We Collect

We may use the Personal Information we collect in a variety of ways, including to:

• Provide you with the best customer experience possible; • Provide the products and services you purchase, and to respond to your questions; • Communicate with you regarding offers, special events, promotions, and sweepstakes; • Deliver customized content and advertising that may be of interest to you; • Address network integrity and security issues; • Locate your nearest Hooters and take/process online food orders; • Create and manage a Hooters Club membership; • Evaluate job applications and respond to your inquiries into potential employment; • Evaluate franchisee applications; • Respond to your requests, questions, and/or comments; • Perform data analyses (including market and consumer research, and trend analyses); • Maintain, manage, and improve our products, marketing, and services.

3. ​Personal Information We Share With Others

Hooters does not sell your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties.

Hooters may share your personal information with parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates (Hooters of America Companies, or "HOA Companies"), as well as with Hooters franchisees. Hooters requires these entities to comply fully with this Privacy Policy. Subject to applicable legal restrictions, the HOA Companies may share your Personal Information with each other to make sure your experience is as seamless as possible, and you have the full benefit of what Hooters has to offer. For example, if you select a Hooters franchise as your favorite Hooters location, that franchisee may be provided with Personal Information such as your contact information and birthday, in order to make special offers to you.

Hooters may share your Personal Information with non-HOA companies that perform services on our behalf, as necessary for them to perform those services. HOA requires those non-HOA companies to have reasonable safeguards in place to protect any Personal Information they may receive in a manner consistent with applicable law. Further, Hooters may share information collected by cookies and other automated means with sites you link to from the Sites or Mobile App, or social media providers (such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+) that you visit by clicking through from our Sites or Mobile App. Please note that while Hooters does not capture or store your login information or any other personally identifiable information for Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks, their websites may store session information or cookies on your computer or wireless phone.

In Other Circumstances: Other than as noted above, we may provide Personal Information to non-HOA companies or other third parties for purposes such as:

• Complying with court orders and other legal processes; • To assist with identity verification, and to prevent fraud and identity theft; • Selling HOA Companies’ assets, or in process of arranging for the dissolution of the HOA Companies through bankruptcy; or • Enforcing our agreements and property rights.

4. ​Anonymous & Aggregate Information

Hooters also collects some Personal Information on an anonymous basis, and/or anonymizes the Personal Information we collect about you. We obtain aggregate data by combining anonymous data that meet certain criteria into groups. When we employ non-HOA companies to anonymize or aggregate data on our behalf, Hooters requires those non-HOA companies to protect any Personal Information they may receive in a manner consistent with this Policy. We may share aggregate or anonymous information in various formats with trusted non-HOA companies, and may work with those entities to do research and provide products and services.

5. ​Our Online Privacy Policy for Children

The Sites are not designed to attract children under the age of 13, and the Mobile App is designed to be used only by persons above 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifying information from anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a visitor under the age of 13, we will delete the information from our records. A child’s parent or legal guardian can request that Personal Information of their child be deleted from our records, if it has not been already. To make such a request, please contact us at the contact points provided below.

6. ​Safeguarding Your Personal Information

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we will take reasonable steps to help ensure the privacy and security of your Personal Information. We have implemented encryption or other appropriate security controls to protect Personal Information when stored or transmitted by Hooters. We require non-HOA companies acting on our behalf to have reasonable safeguards in place to protect any Personal Information they may receive in a manner consistent with applicable law.

However, you understand and agree that such steps do not guarantee that use of the Sites is invulnerable to all security breaches, and that Hooters makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation that use of any of our Sites is protected from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities.

There are several measures you can take to protect your Personal Information. One option is simply not to volunteer it to us. The Federal Trade Commission’s site, www.ftc.gov, also offers useful information about how to protect personally-identifiable information provided online or through mobile applications.

7. ​Links to Other Sites

We may offer links to sites or to social media providers that are not operated by Hooters. If you visit one of these linked sites, or access social media from our Sites or Mobile App, you should review the privacy and other policies of those other sites.

Please note that several third-party sites have limited licenses to use Hooters’ trademarks, but that those sites are not operated by Hooters. For example, there are independent companies who sell Hooters-branded products, process Hooters job applications, take entries into Hooters sweepstakes, and/or sell Hooters gift cards. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies, and any personal information you submit to those companies online is subject to their websites’ privacy policies, which we encourage you to review.

8. ​Social Media and Personal Information

Hooters uses a variety of new technologies and social media options to communicate and interact with consumers, and has links to certain social media provider available on its Sites and Mobile App. When interacting with the Hooters presence on those websites, you may reveal certain Personal Information to Hooters or to third parties. Except when used by a Hooters employee for the purpose of responding to a specific message or request, Hooters will not use, share, or retain your Personal Information. The privacy policies of the social media providers will control any personal information you provide on those sites.

9. ​Notice to California Residents

Subject to certain limits under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the "How to Contact Us" section below. We will provide a list of the categories of Personal Data disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties.

We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted to addresses other than the addresses specified in the "How to Contact Us" section below.

10. ​Accessing, Changing, Or Suppressing Your Personal Data

If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict or delete Personal Information that you have previously provided to us, you can contact us at privacy@hooters.com, or by mail:

Privacy at Hooters
Attn: Legal Department
1815 The Exchange
Atlanta, GA 30339

In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed, or other limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. For your protection, we only fulfill requests for the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable, within thirty (30) days.

11. ​Your Consent

This Privacy Policy applies to all information gathered for and on behalf of Hooters through its Sites including, but not limited to www.hooters.com, together with any and all future websites operated by or on behalf of Hooters (collectively, the "Websites"), and to its Mobile App, together with any and all future mobile applications operated by or on behalf of Hooters (collectively, the "Applications"). By using the Websites or Applications, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Statement.

12. ​Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. By continuing to use the Sites, you consent to any changes in this Policy. This Policy was last modified on 05/21/18.

13. ​How to Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Email:
privacy@hooters.com

Mail:
Privacy at Hooters
Attn: Legal Department
1815 The Exchange
Atlanta, GA 30339

When contacting us, so that we can respond, please include your full name and the contact information for your preferred mode of contact (mail, email, or phone), and please describe the specific nature of your request.

Thank you.