Privacy Policy

Privacy is designed into the products I build as an independent maker. I personally audit all third-party services and go out of my way to avoid collecting personal information. I believe the practice of bulk data collection and tracking is wrong.

Most of the specifics in this privacy policy likely won’t apply to you if you haven’t signed up for email updates or contacted me with a question. While there’s a lot of discussion of personal information, all of Fuel’s features and integrations operate anonymously.

No data is saved or copied when verifying subscription purchases. Searches log only your IP address and are not accessible by Fuel directly. These IPs are deleted automatically by our search provider after 90 days. Anonymous search terms are saved to find cases where no food matches are found.

Fuel doesn’t store, copy, or transfer any user data except 1) as necessary to save foods, meals, and other user entries to your private iCloud database and on device, and 2) to upload, with permission, foods created for inclusion in Fuel’s food search. Fuel connects via Apple provided authentication mechanisms to transfer data to your private iCloud account.

What follows is boilerplate text designed to make necessary legal clarifications.

Personal Information

It is Ciarlo Software, LLC's policy to respect your privacy and comply with any applicable law and regulation regarding any personal information we may collect about you, including via our app, Fuel, and its associated services.

Personal information is any information about you which can be used to identify you. This includes information about you as a person (such as name, address, and date of birth), your devices, payment details, and even information about how you use an app or online service.

In the event our app contains links to third-party sites and services, please be aware that those sites and services have their own privacy policies. After following a link to any third-party content, you should read their posted privacy policy information about how they collect and use personal information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any of your activities after you leave our app.

This policy is effective as of 29 September 2021.

Last updated: 7 May 2022

Collection and Use of Information

Personal Information

We may collect personal information from you when you do any of the following on our website:

Diagnostic & Usage Data

Ciarlo Software, LLC does not collect or receive diagnostic and usage data, with the following exceptions:

Children’s Privacy

We do not aim any of our products or services directly at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information about children under 13.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

We may disclose personal information to:

Third parties we currently use include:

The Fuel website located at integrates with Google Analytics to track industry-standard metrics. These metrics include but are not limited to referrals, visit duration, and visitor origin.

Ciarlo Software, LLC does not use tracking cookies beyond those provided by Google Analytics.

Your Rights and Controlling Your Personal Information

Information from third parties

If we receive personal information about you from a third party, we will protect it as set out in this privacy policy. If you are a third party providing personal information about somebody else, you represent and warrant that you have such person’s consent to provide the personal information to us.

Marketing permission

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us using the details provided at the end of this policy.


You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you.


If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant, or misleading, please contact us using the details provided in this privacy policy. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information found to be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, or out of date.


We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights over your personal information. Unless your personal information is required to provide you with a particular service or offer (for example serving particular content to your device), we will not deny you goods or services and/or charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties, or provide you with a different level or quality of goods or services.


If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory body or data protection authority in relation to your complaint.


To unsubscribe from our email list or opt-out of communications (including marketing communications), please use the opt-out facilities provided in the communication.

Business Transfers

If we or our assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, we would include data, including your personal information, among the assets transferred to any parties who acquire us. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any parties who acquire us may, to the extent permitted by applicable law, continue to use your personal information according to this policy, which they will be required to assume as it is the basis for any ownership or use rights we have over such information.

Limits of Our Policy

Our app may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.

Changes to This Policy

At our discretion, we may change our privacy policy to reflect updates to our business processes, current acceptable practices, or legislative or regulatory changes. If we decide to change this privacy policy, we will post the changes here and on our website.

If required by law, we will get your permission or give you the opportunity to opt in to or opt out of, as applicable, any new uses of your personal information.

Contact Us

If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with any service that we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, you may contact us using the following details:

Michael Ciarlo
Official Support Form