OpenTable Data Sharing Opt-Out

OpenTable is a convenient option for making restaurant reservations at any time of the day or night, especially if you prefer not to talk to anyone on the phone. But if you have an OpenTable account, you are most likely giving the platform permission to use and share your data, including your eating habits and point of sale information in general.

Your OpenTable account automatically authorizes you to share your food profile and preferences with other establishments in the same restaurant group as well as “restaurant partners and affiliates”. The default settings also share your personal information with unspecified third parties – and OpenTable receives data from point of sale in restaurants where you dine, which can be merged and shared with designated restaurants.

If you do not want OpenTable to have access to so much information, you will have to manually opt out. To do this, open the OpenTable application. From the Home tab, click your profile icon in the upper right corner. Click on “About Me” and scroll down to the “Personal Lunch” section. From there, you can turn off sharing settings related to your lunch, third-party sharing, and point of sale information. Click Save.

To opt out of participation through the OpenTable website, sign in and click the radio button in the upper right corner to open My Profile. Go to Account Information> Power Settings and uncheck any checkboxes for the settings you want to opt out of.


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