Privacy Policy

Let's look in the kitchen and see what data Costmenu collects about you. Here we explain what we collect and when we collect it. You can also learn about how it's used - and as importantly, how it's not used. Lastly, let's walk through how you can control and manage this data.

What is Costmenu?

Costmenu is the company home of Costmenu Inc, food costing, menu builder and catering/event-oriented business insight as they relate the food service industry. As a company, Costmenu helps restauranteurs or food industry business determine their food costs calculations through it SAAS system located at

Costmenu sets only its own privacy policy, not the privacy policies of Costmenu customers, affiliates, or others who use Costmenu services. You should ask all of those involved in administering and hosting websites that you use for their privacy policies.

How does Costmenu collect data about me?

Costmenu collects data about you:

  • When you browse
  • When you create and use an account on
  • When you license products and services from Costmenu through the web store
  • When you contact Costmenu by e-mail for support or other help
  • Costmenu does not buy or otherwise receive data about you from data brokers.

What data does Costmenu collect about me, and why?

Costmenu collects data about visits to

When you visit, whether you have an account or not, the site uses cookies, server logs, IP location addresses and other methods to collect data about what pages you visit and when.

Costmenu uses data about how you use the website to:

  • Optimize the website, so it's quick and easy to use
  • Diagnose and debug technical errors
  • Defend the website from abuse and technical attacks
  • Associate your browsing session with an affiliate if you click through an affiliate's referral link
  • Associate your account with an affiliate if you buy after clicking through an affiliate's referral link
  • Compile statistics on feature and subscription popularity
  • Compile statistics on the kinds of software and computers visitors use

Costmenu usually stores data about how you use the forum in identifiable form for just a few weeks. In special circumstances, like extended investigations about technical attacks, Costmenu may preserve log data longer, for analysis. Costmenu stores aggregate statistics about use of the website indefinitely, but those statistics don't include data identifiable to you personally.

Costmenu collects account data.

To purchase the Costmenu subscriptions, access the features, and configure its services, you need a account. To sign up for an account, Costmenu requires your name, your business's name, if any, and your e-mail address.

Costmenu uses your account data to identify you on

Costmenu uses your e-mail address to:

  • Announce new versions or updates of the software and services
  • Advertise new Costmenu products and services
  • Send you alerts about Costmenu services
  • Reset your password and help keep your account secure
  • Contact you in special circumstances related to your account
  • Contact you about legal requests

Costmenu stores your account data as long as your account remains open.

Costmenu collects payment card data.

To buy licenses and sign up for Costmenu, Costmenu requires your payment card data. Costmenu does not collect or store enough information to charge your card itself. Rather, Costmenu's payment processors collect that data on Costmenu's behalf, and gives Costmenu security tokens that allow Costmenu to create charges and subscriptions.

Costmenu uses your payment card data only to charge for Costmenu products and services. Costmenu instructs its payment processors to store your payment card data only as long as you use paid Costmenu services.

How can I make choices about data collection?

You're free to visit without logging in. You may also configure your web browser to disable cookies when visiting the website.

You can opt out of Google Analytics using a browser extension.

Costmenu does not respond to the Do Not Track HTTP header.

Where does Costmenu store data about me?

Costmenu stores account data, data about website use, and data about content delivery network use on servers in the Netherlands.

Does Costmenu comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

Costmenu respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information that GDPR requires Costmenu to give can be found throughout these questions and answers.

Where can I see, change, and erase data about me?

You can see and change your account data at any time by visiting your account page on

You can cancel your Costmenu subscription at any time. Canceling subscription will also start the process of deleting your account data.

Does Costmenu share data about me with others?

Costmenu does not sell or give information about you to other companies or services. However, Costmenu does use services from other companies to provide, content delivery networks, and to distribute and develop food costing software. The companies behind those services may collect data about you on their own, for their own purposes. Some of these services may be used to collect information about your online activities across different websites.

Affiliates are companies or individuals who recommend Costmenu and refer customers through links that enable us to pay them a sales commission. We do not share any personally identifiable data about you with affiliates, even if you purchase Costmenu through an affiliate's link. We provide affiliates with summary reports of sales and commissions, and a detail report that shows time-stamped log entries of when sales occur.


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How can I contact Costmenu about privacy?

You can send privacy-related questions, complaints, and requests to Costmenu at

For complaints under GDPR more generally, European Union users may lodge complaints with their local data protection supervisory authorities.

How can I find out about changes?

This version of Costmenu's privacy questions and answers took effect April 15, 2022.

Costmenu will post the next version at Costmenu may change how it announces changes in future versions. In the meantime, Costmenu may update its contact information and list of service providers without announcing a change. Please refer to for the latest information at any time.