Collection of Personal Information
Information you provide. We may obtain information that you provide directly to us through the Services when, for example, you create an account, submit an order, look up nearby restaurants, make a reservation, download one of our apps, sign up for special offers, fill out a contact form, submit an order for a gift card, apply for a job, log in to a WiFi network in one of our restaurants, or otherwise interact with the Services. The information we obtain may include personal information, which is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, company affiliation, payment information, or geolocation.
Information collected automatically. We also may collect certain information about you automatically using various tools and technologies such as cookies and web server logs whenever you interact with the Services. Information collected in this manner may include IP addresses, device identifiers, device model, device carrier information, software version, browser characteristics, operating system details, language preferences, referring URLs, length of visits, MAC address and pages viewed.
A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer. Many web browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you may be able to set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie or to remove or reject cookies. Please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of the Sites or other websites, and disabling cookies may invalidate opt-outs that rely on cookies to function.
We may combine certain automatically-collected information with other information we obtain about you, which may include data we obtain from third parties.
Please note that we or third parties may collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different devices and online properties when you use the Services.
Your web browser may have settings that allow you to transmit a “Do Not Track” signal when you visit various websites or use online services. Like many websites, the Sites are not designed to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from browsers. To learn more about “Do Not Track” signals, visit www.allaboutdnt.com.
Information collected through the Apps. Depending on your personal device and App permission settings, when using the Apps, we may collect or have access to the following types of information:
- Precise geolocation. When enabled, this may allow the Apps to collect real-time information about the location of your device (GPS and network-based) to provide requested location services and to serve you relevant offers or promotions.
- Stored information and files. These may allow the Apps to read, modify, or delete the contents of your USB storage including photographs, audio and video clips, personal contacts, and address book information.
- Camera. This may allow the Apps to access the camera to scan and input payment method details.
- WiFi connection information. When enabled, this may allow the Apps to view WiFi connections.
- Other. The Apps will send and receive data to and from the Internet, and may view network connections, have full network access, control vibration of your device, or prevent your device from sleeping.
We will store personal information we obtain through the Apps for no longer than is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information was collected, or as otherwise required or permitted under applicable law.
Information collected from job applicants. Personal information may be collected from you if you apply to work for us, attend a recruitment event, or otherwise participate in the BBI recruitment process. Your personal information may be submitted through or processed by our service providers, who share your information with us. For example, if you choose to import personal information about yourself from other websites (such as LinkedIn) or use a chatbot to ask recruitment-related queries, send communications, or schedule interviews, your information may be processed by one or more of our service providers. We may also collect personal information from our service providers, including via referrals, recruitment agencies, and background screening providers.
As part of your application, you may provide sensitive personal information (for example, information relating to your gender, race or ethnic origin, physical or mental health, or criminal records). If you do provide sensitive personal information, you do so voluntarily and agree that such information may be used as described in this Policy.
Note that if your application is unsuccessful, BBI may still retain and use the information you provided to us for a reasonable period of time to handle issues that may arise in connection with your application, to contact you regarding other employment opportunities, and for BBI’s legitimate business purposes.
Use of Personal Information
We may use personal information we collect through the Services for:
- Facilitating and personalizing your user experience;
- Responding to your requests, inquiries, or job applications;
- Processing your transactions;
- Communicating or marketing to you;
- Conducting contests and processing prizes;
- Assessing your job application, including to manage your profile in our recruitment system, perform pre-screening checks, send transactional SMS messages about the status of your application, and conduct interviews;
- Monitoring and analyzing trends, usage, and activities of users of the Services;
- Improving the Services (e.g. bug fixes and repairing app crashes);
- Complying with applicable laws, regulations, or legal process as well as industry standards and our company policies;
- Preventing, investigating, identifying, or taking any other action with regard to any suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity, or activity that violates our policies; or
- Any other purpose, with your consent.
We or our service providers may create de-identified information records from your personal information by excluding certain information that makes the information personally identifiable to you. This de-identified information may be used to analyze request patterns or usage patterns to enhance our or our service providers' products and services.
Sharing of Personal Information
Additionally, BBI may disclose personal information when required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal processes, or in response to activities that are unlawful or a violation of BBI’s rules for use of the Services, or to protect and defend the rights or property of BBI.
Analytics and Advertising
We may use third-party technology to collect and use data in connection with interest-based advertising. These ad technology companies and advertisers may use, store, or access cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from the Services and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to provide advertising services to us, including interest-based advertising or advertisements targeted to your interests delivered over time and across online services and devices.
We may use certain web analytics services, for example, Google Analytics, to help us understand and analyze how visitors use the Services and to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. We have implemented Google Analytics Advertising Features such as remarketing with analytics, interest-based advertising, demographics and interests reporting, user segment analysis, and impression reporting. We and third-party vendors, such as Facebook and Google, may use first-party cookies or other first-party identifiers as well as third-party cookies or other third-party identifiers to deliver advertisements, create a profile of you, measure your interests, detect your demographics, detect your location, personalize content, or create an account for management of our customer loyalty program.
You may be able to opt out of certain interest-based advertising using the settings on your browser or mobile device. In addition, the following services or organizations offer tools that you can use to limit or opt out of interest-based advertising:
- Facebook: To change how Facebook can use your data, included in relation to targeted advertising, by log in to your Facebook account and change your privacy or advertising settings as per Facebook’s opt-out instructions.
- Google: For more information on how Google Analytics uses data collected through the Services, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners. To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, visit adssettings.google.com and tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
- LiveRamp: You can learn how to opt out of the use of your personal information by LiveRamp at optout.liveramp.com/opt_out.
- Industry organizations: To opt out of interest-based advertising from companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance or Network Advertising Initiative opt-out programs, please visit youradchoices.com/control and optout.networkadvertising.org.
Your opt-out choice may apply only to the browser or device you are using when you opt out, so you should opt out on each of your browsers and devices if you want to disable interest-based advertising for those browsers and devices. If you opt out, you will still receive ads, but they may not be as relevant to you and your interests. Please note that we do not control how other parties manage their opt-out processes.
Certain features of the Services may permit you to initiate interactions between the Services and other parties, such as social networks (for example, to log in to a restaurant’s WiFi network or invite friends to log-in to Dine Rewards). Using these features may allow both BBI and the other service to access certain information about your use of our Services and theirs, including personal information. You should review the terms, policies, and settings of those third-party services to learn more about their data practices and/or adjust your settings.
Sweepstakes, Contests, and Other Promotions
We take reasonable measures to protect personal information from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the Internet and digital storage are not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through the Services.
Communication preferences and marketing. If you do not wish to receive marketing emails from us, you can opt out of future marketing emails by following the instructions provided in the marketing emails. Opting out of marketing emails will not affect our administrative or transactional emails to you (e.g., emails about your transactions, a job application, or policy changes) which we may send you, for example, to notify you of an issue with an order you have placed with us.
If you provide your phone number through the Services, we or our third party vendor may call or send you a transactional SMS message about the status of or issues with a recent transaction (e.g., an order you have placed with us) or job application. In addition to transactional SMS messages, we may send you marketing communications by SMS. However, we only send marketing SMS messages to those who have expressly opted-in to receiving marketing communications by SMS message. If you no longer wish to receive SMS messages from us, you can opt out of future SMS messages by replying to one of our SMS messages with the word “Stop.”
Additionally, you may request to stop receiving marketing communications by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you download and utilize our Apps, we may send you transactional push notifications about the status of or issues with a recent transaction (e.g., an order you have placed with us) or job application. In addition to transactional push notifications, we may send you marketing communications by push notification. However, we only send marketing push communications to those who have expressly opted-in to receiving marketing communications by push notification. If you no longer wish to receive push notifications from us, you can opt out of future push notifications by changing the settings on your mobile device.
Accessing, changing, and deleting your personal information. If you are a registered user of the Services, you may review and change certain personal information (e.g., email, password, phone number, payment information) at any time by accessing your account online.
Location tracking. You may be able to enable or disable location tracking through the Apps by adjusting the permissions in your account or device settings. Be aware that if GPS precise location services are disabled, other means of establishing or estimating location (e.g., connecting to or proximity to WiFi, Bluetooth, beacons, or our networks) may persist. Enabling location tracking may enable an App to track your location in the background, which may decrease battery life.
App permissions. You may be able to enable or disable certain features (e.g., allowing the Apps to read, modify, or delete the contents of your USB storage; take pictures and videos; view WiFi connection; send push notifications) by adjusting the permissions in your device settings.
Uninstallation. If you want to terminate our ability to obtain information from you through the Apps, you may uninstall the Apps from your device.
California residents may click here to view our California
Nevada residents may click here to exercise their privacy rights.
Information for Users Outside the United States
California Privacy Notice
This California Privacy Notice (“Notice”) applies to “Consumers” as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) as a supplement to other privacy policies or notices issued by Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (“Bloomin’” “us” “we” our”). In the event of a conflict between any other Bloomin’ policy, statement, or notice and this Notice, this Notice will prevail as to California Consumers and their rights under the CCPA.
In accordance with the CCPA’s requirements, this Notice covers the calendar year 2020 and describes our collection, use, disclosure, and “Sale” of California Consumers’ “Personal Information” or “PI” as defined by the CCPA, as well as the rights California Consumers have under the CCPA. Terms defined in the CCPA that are used in this Notice have the same meanings as in the CCPA.
Consistent with the CCPA, job applicants, current and former employees and contractors, and subjects of certain business-to-business communications acting solely in their capacity as representatives of another business, are not considered Consumers for purposes of this Notice or the rights described herein.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect PI about California Consumers as described in the table below.
|Category||Examples of PI Collected||Sources of PI||Purposes for PI Collection||Categories of Recipients|
|Identifiers||Name, postal address, Internet Protocol address, email address, telephone number, MAC Address, device model, device carrier information, software version|
|Customer / Individual Records||Name, address, telephone number, email address, subset of payment card details|
|Commercial Information / Purchase Details||Purchase history or tendencies|
Name, Address, email address, telephone information, payment details
|Internet Usage Information||Browsing history, information regarding interactions with our website or advertisements|
|Geolocation Data||Precise physical location,|
In addition, we may collect, use, and disclose your PI as required or permitted by applicable law. We do not treat “Deidentified” data or “Aggregate Consumer Information” as PI, and we reserve the right to convert, or permit others to convert, your PI into Deidentified data or Aggregate Consumer Information. We may share your PI with certain business partners, service providers, vendors (including those that facilitate interest-based advertising and other advertising and marketing), and other parties as described in the table above.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under the CCPA, California Consumers have certain rights which they may exercise independently or through an authorized agent. CCPA rights requests are subject to an identification and verification process. We will not fulfill a CCPA request unless we have been provided sufficient information for us to reasonably verify the identity of the requestor and the validity of the request.
Some PI we maintain about Consumers (e.g., clickstream data) is not sufficiently associated with enough PI about the Consumer for us to be able to verify that it is a particular Consumer’s PI. Accordingly, we will not include such information in response to Consumer requests. If we cannot comply with a request, we will explain the reasons in our response. You are not required to create an account with us to make a verifiable request, but you may use your account to do so. We will use PI provided in your request to verify your identity or authority to make the request and to track and document request responses, unless you also provided the PI to us for another purpose.
Your California Consumer privacy rights are described below. To make a request, CLICK HERE to connect with our CCPA portal and provide the following information, including the nature of your request.
- First Name
- Last Name
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Subject: CCPA Request
or call us at 866-265-0174.
In order to verify your identity, you must contact us from the email or phone number associated with your request. We will then follow-up with an outbound communication to you where you may be required to take further action to confirm your identity. Please follow the instructions above and promptly respond to any follow-up inquires. Once your identity has been verified, if you have requested that we provide you with specific pieces of information which BBI has about you, we will promptly respond.
For requests through an authorized agent, contact us via phone, or you may send mail to:Attention: Legal Counsel Bloomin’ Brands, Inc Suite 500 2202 N. Westshore Blvd Tampa, FL 33607
Authorized agents must provide either a valid Power of Attorney or proof that you have registered with the California Secretary of State to act on behalf of the identified individual.
We may collect, use, and disclose your PI as required or permitted by applicable law. Please note we are not obligated to comply with Consumer requests to the extent that doing so would infringe on our, or any other person’s or party’s rights, or conflict with applicable law.
You have the right to request that we disclose the following information about your PI that we have collected and are maintaining for the 12-month period prior to your request date. Consumer requests of this nature may be made no more than twice in a 12-month period.
- The categories of PI we have collected about you.
- The categories of sources from which we collected your PI.
- The business or commercial purposes for collecting or Selling your PI.
- The categories of third parties to whom we have shared your PI.
- The specific pieces of PI we have collected about you.
- A list of the categories of PI disclosed for a business purpose in the prior 12 months, or that no disclosure occurred.
- A list of the categories of PI Sold about you in the prior 12 months, or that no Sale occurred. If we Sold your PI, we will explain:
- The categories of your PI we have Sold.
- The categories of third parties to which we Sold PI, by categories of PI Sold for each third party.
You have the right to obtain a transportable copy of your PI that we (1) collected in the 12 months prior to the request date, and (2) currently are maintaining. Please note that we retain PI for various time periods in accordance with applicable law and our internal recordkeeping policies and procedures.
“DO NOT SELL” RIGHTS
Some browsers have signals that may be characterized as do not track signals, but we do not understand them to operate in that manner or to represent a “do not sell” request by you; accordingly, currently we do not view these signals as a do not sell request. We understand that various parties are developing do not sell signals and we may recognize certain such signals if we conclude such a program is appropriate.
We do not knowingly Sell the PI of Consumers. All consumers, regardless of age, may opt out of our promotional emails by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link on each of our brand emails.
Except to the extent we have a basis for retention under CCPA, you may request that we delete your PI that we have collected directly from you and are maintaining. Our retention rights include, without limitation, to complete transactions and service you have requested, for security purposes, for legitimate internal business purposes, including maintaining business records, to comply with law, to exercise or defend legal claims, and to cooperate with law enforcement.
NON-DISCRIMINATION AND FINANCIAL INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
We will not discriminate against you in a manner prohibited by the CCPA because you exercise your CCPA rights. However, we may charge a different price or rate, or offer a different level or quality of goods or services, to the extent that doing so is reasonably related to the value of the applicable data. In addition, we may offer you financial incentives for the collection, Sale, retention, and use of your PI as permitted by the CCPA; such offers may result in reasonably different prices, rates, or quality levels. The material aspects of any financial incentive will be explained and described in its program terms. For details of our current financial incentive program and its terms, including how to opt-in or withdraw your opt-in, program benefits, refer to DineRewards Terms and Conditions.
Please note that participating in incentive programs is entirely optional; participants affirmatively opt into the program, and can opt out of the program (i.e., terminate participation and forgo the ongoing incentives) by following the instructions in the program’s description and terms. We may add or change incentive programs and/or their terms by posting a notice on the program descriptions and terms linked to above, so check them regularly.
OTHER CALIFORNIA NOTICES
California’s “Shine the Light” law permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of PI to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without either obtaining your consent or giving you the ability to opt-out. If you are a California resident, you may request information about our compliance with the Shine the Light law by contacting us at PRIVACY@BLOOMINBRANDS.COM or by sending a letter toAttention: Legal Counsel Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. Suite 500 2202 N. Westshore Blvd Tampa, FL 33607
Any such request must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, ZIP code, email address and telephone number. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address or mail address.
Please note that “Shine the Light” rights and CCPA rights are established under different legal regimes and must be exercised separately.
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If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility or usability of any particular web page on this website, please contact us at email@example.com or 866-886-1346. If you encounter any accessibility/usability issues, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible to you.
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Please send the written notice to our Copyright Agent at the following address by mail or e-mail:Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. Attn: Copyright Agent/Legal Department 2202 N. West Shore Boulevard, Suite 500 Tampa, FL 33607 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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OUR CONTACT INFORMATIONBloomin’ Brands, Inc. 2202 N. West Shore Boulevard, Suite 500 Tampa, FL 33607 Telephone: 813-282-1225
GIFT CARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read these terms and conditions carefully.
Your purchase and use of Bloomin’ Brands Gift Cards and eGift Cards (collectively, "Gift Cards") constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions (the “Terms”). Our Gift Cards may be branded under the name Bloomin’ Brands, Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Outback and Carrabba’s Express, and/or Aussie Grill.
Gift Cards must have a corresponding four-digit pin to be redeemed. A physical, plastic Gift Card must be presented in person to redeem any Gift Card that was previously issued without a four-digit pin. Gift Cards are redeemable at all Bloomin’ Brands locations in the United States including Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Outback and Carrabba’s Express, Aussie Grill and online at each brand website that offers online orders (Outback.com, Carrabbas.com, Bonefishgrill.com, Flemings.com, and AussieGrill.com).
Gift Cards are NOT redeemable at our airport restaurant locations or our food trucks, nor at the original Carrabba’s restaurants located on Kirby and Voss streets in Houston, TX. Gift Cards may not be returned and may not be redeemed for cash except as required by applicable law.
Expiration & Fees
Gift Cards do not expire and are not subject to any service fees.
Lost, Damaged, or Stolen Cards
Lost, damaged, or stolen Gift Cards will not be replaced, and Bloomin’ Brands will not be responsible if your Gift Card is used without your permission. Title to and risk of loss for Gift Cards pass to the purchaser upon sale. Please treat your Gift Card like cash and safeguard it accordingly.
Bloomin’ Brands and its affiliates, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to refuse to accept Gift Cards that they suspect were obtained fraudulently or are presented for redemption in a fraudulent manner.
Compliance with laws
By purchasing or using a Gift Card, you are certifying and representing to Bloomin’ Brands that the activities for which the Gift Card will be used comply with these Terms and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and that the Gift Card will not be used in any manner that is fraudulent, deceptive, unfair, or otherwise harmful to consumers or Bloomin’ Brands. In addition, you agree to defend and indemnify Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates from and against any claims, expenses or liabilities made against or incurred by any of them in connection with your use of the Gift Card or violation of any of these Terms.
From time to time, Bloomin’ Brands may offer promotional cards labelled as “Bonus Cards.” Bonus Cards are not Gift Cards. Bonus Cards are also subject to terms and conditions that control their use and redemption. Please see the specific Bonus Card for terms and conditions.
Limitation of Liability
GIFT CARDS ARE PROVIDED ON AN 'AS IS' BASIS, AND BLOOMIN’ BRANDS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ITS GIFT CARDS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BLOOMIN’ BRANDS AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT YOUR GIFT CARD WILL ALWAYS BE ACCESSIBLE OR ACCEPTED. BLOOMIN’ BRANDS AND ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER WHATSOEVER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM THE GIFT CARDS OR USE OF SUCH GIFT CARDS. IN THE EVENT THAT BLOOMIN’ BRANDS OR ITS AFFILIATES ARE FOUND LIABLE TO YOU, YOUR SOLE REMEDY WILL BE TO RECOVER ACTUAL AND DIRECT DAMAGES WHICH SHALL NOT EXCEED THE UNREDEEMEDBALANCE OF YOUR GIFT CARD. CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO CONSUMERS WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY OR IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Dispute Resolution & Applicable Law
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to Gift Cards will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution process and requirements set forth in these Terms.
THIS SECTION LIMITS CERTAIN RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO MAINTAIN A COURT ACTION, THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL, THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FORM OF CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE CLAIM, THE RIGHT TO ENGAGE IN DISCOVERY EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN AAA OR JAMS RULES AND THE RIGHT TO CERTAIN REMEDIES AND FORMS OF RELIEF. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU OR BLOOMIN’ BRANDS WOULD HAVE IN COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION.
Except where prohibited by law, you agree that: (1) whenever you have a disagreement with Bloomin’ Brands arising out of, connected to, or in any way related to these Terms and/or your purchase or use of a Gift Card(s), you will send a written notice to Bloomin’ Brands (“Demand”). You must send any Demand to the following address (the “Notice Address”): Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., Attn: Chief Legal Officer, 2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Suite 500, Tampa, FL 33607; (2) You will not take any legal action, including filing a lawsuit or demanding arbitration, until ten (10) business days after you send a Demand. If Bloomin’ Brands does not resolve the disagreement to your satisfaction within such ten (10) business days, and you intend on taking legal action, you agree that you will file a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”). Please note that for any such filing of a demand for arbitration, you must affect proper service under the rules of the AAA, and that notice to the Notice Address may not suffice. If, for any reason, the AAA is unable to provide the arbitration, you may file your case with any national arbitration company. The arbitrator shall apply the AAA Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedure as effective September 15, 2005. You agree that the arbitrator will have sole and exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute you have with Bloomin’ Brands. You understand that the Federal Arbitration Act allows for the enforcement of arbitration agreements, and you agree that it applies;(3) you will not file any lawsuit against Bloomin’ Brands in any state or federal court. You waive any right to a trial by a jury or a state or federal judge. You agree that if you sue Bloomin’ Brands in state or federal court, and Bloomin’ Brands brings a successful motion to compel arbitration, you must pay all fees and costs incurred by Bloomin’ Brands in court, including reasonable attorneys’ fees. You will not file a class action or collective action against Bloomin’ Brands, and you will not participate in a class action or collective action against Bloomin’ Brands. You will not join your claims to those of any other person; (4) Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms, if this class action waiver is invalidated, then the agreement to arbitrate is null and void, as though it were never entered into. Any dispute at that time in arbitration will be dismissed without prejudice and refiled exclusively in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, or in the Circuit Court in and for Hillsborough County, Florida. Under no circumstances do you or Bloomin’ Brands agree to class or collective procedures in arbitration or the joinder of claims in arbitration; (5) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (6) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
The Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal laws, and the laws of the State of Florida, USA, are the applicable laws to the interpretation, validity, enforceability, and construction of these Terms or the rights and obligations of you and Bloomin’ Brands in connection with the Terms, and all matters relating to Gift Cards and the use of Gift Cards, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, but subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and other federal law relating to the arbitrability of claims.
We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms at any time and will provide notice of such changes as required by law. If any of these Terms shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.