Last modified on July 29, 2016.
This document is incorporated by reference into the Vegan Meal Planning Terms of Service. Any capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meaning given to them in the Terms of Service.
2. The Personal Information That We Collect
The information we gather from users enables us to personalize and improve our services and to allow our users to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with other users through the Website. We collect the following types of information from our customers:
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to register with us or to take advantage of some of the features of our Website.
Personal information collected automatically – Whenever you interact with our Website, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, “cookie” information, and the page or pages you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your computer through your browser that allow us to recognize your browser or mobile device, and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. We may also record the referring page that linked you to us, the page you visit after our site, the ads that you see, the ads that you click on, information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using, search terms you have entered on the Website or a referral site, and other usage activity and data.
When we collect usage information (such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Website), we only use this data in aggregate form, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. For example, this aggregate data tells us how often users use parts of the Website, so that we can make the Website appealing to as many users as possible.
Email and other communications
When you register for the first time on the Website, you will be automatically opted in to receive email notices, including Vegan Meal Planning announcements, Vegan Meal Planning platform changes, and notices about public Vegan Meal Planning activity by other users. We may also receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us improve our emails and services.
3. The Personal Information Vegan Meal Planning Shares With Others
We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone.
Sharing with businesses and websites we do not control – In certain situations, businesses and third-party websites, including businesses and third-party websites we may be affiliated with, may offer to sell items or provide services to you through the Website (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when a business or third-party is involved with items or services offered for sale to you because you will have to click on a link and you will be re-directed to a third-party website to purchase the items or service. We will share your Personal Information with that business or third-party website only if you authorize us to share that information, and only to the extent that such information is needed in connection with your purchase of items or service on that business or third-party website.
We may provide non-personally identifiable information, including anonymized Personal Information, to various third-parties, such as advertisers and potential advertisers.
We may offer you the ability to automatically transmit information in your Website profile to your Third-Party Accounts. We have no control over the policies and practices of your Third-Party Accounts, with third-party websites, as to privacy or anything else. Therefore, if you choose to allow automatic transmission of your information, we strongly recommend that you review all third-party websites’ policies and practices that may be applicable to such information.
User profiles – User profile information that you chose to provide may be displayed to other users. Your User Profile, and any information that you voluntarily make available to other users through the Website (e.g. images, captions, comments) is not treated as Personal Information; such information becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others, and redistributed through the internet and other media channels.
Communication about the website – As part of the Website, you may receive communications from us, whether by email or other means. We and our agents may send you email, contact you, or engage you in other communications that we (or they) determine relate to your use of the Website.
Business transfers – If ownership of all or part of the business of Vegan Meal Planning were to change, information about you pertinent to that business, or the business segment’s operations, might be transferred to, or licensed for use by, the new owner. Vegan Meal Planning might also retain some or all of the information. In addition, parties exploring a potential transaction described above that is not consummated might be granted access to some information for purposes of evaluation of the transaction pursuant to a suitable confidentiality agreement.
Protection of Vegan Meal Planning – We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with lawful requests, subpoenas, and court orders, to enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Vegan Meal Planning, our employees, our users, or others. This may include, for example, sharing information with other companies, attorneys, credit bureaus, agents or governmental agencies in connection with issues related to fraud, credit or debt collection.
With your consent – Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.
4. Protection of Your Personal Information
Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. It is your responsibility to prevent unauthorized access to your account by selecting an appropriate password, by protecting your password appropriately, and by limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your account information and the Personal Information we collect. We also work to protect user information offline. All of your information is housed in secure, access-restricted areas. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific function are granted access to personally identifiable information. ALTHOUGH WE WILL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ALL OF THE FOREGOING SECURITY FEATURES, AND TO TREAT ALL DATA AND INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLICIES SET FORTH HEREIN, AS WITH VIRTUALLY ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM, THERE CAN BE NO ABSOLUTE ASSURANCE THAT SECURITY BREACHES WILL NOT OCCUR AND VEGAN MEAL PLANNING HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY SUCH SECURITY BREACHES. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. In the event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we will endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, we may do so by email.
5. Links to Other Sites
6. Notice to California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code § 1798.83, a California resident with whom we have an established relationship has the right to request certain information concerning the types of personal information we have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and the identities of those third parties, within the immediately preceding calendar year (i.e., requests made in 2014 will receive information regarding information shared in 2013), subject to certain exceptions. All requests for such information must be in writing and sent by mail to Vegan Meal Planning.
7. Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13, and persons under 13 are not eligible to register on the Website as a User. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register and do not send any information about yourself to us. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
8. Personal Information You Can Access
Through your user profile, you may access and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you’ve provided to us. The information you can view, update, and delete through your user profile may change as the Website changes. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us.
9. The Choices You Have
You can always opt not to disclose Personal Information to Vegan Meal Planning, but keep in mind that some information may be needed to register with us or to take advantage of some of the features of the Website.
You may be able to add, update, or delete certain information as explained above. When you do so, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. We may use any aggregated data collected prior to any change in your information, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
You may delete your account. Please note that some information may remain in our records after the closing of your account.