WHAT INFORMATION DOES VH COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Voluntarily Submitted Information to the Website: VH may collect personal information from you such as your first name, last name, website or email address. This may occur when you leave a comment on the Website, subscribe to a newsletter, or contact VH.
Information VH Collects from Others: VH may receive information about you from other sources. You may be a user of a service called Gravatar, from which VH may receive your profile picture, which will appear when you leave a comment on the Website.
Automatically-Collected Information: VH automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters with the latest recipes on VH. Each email promotion will provide information on how to unsubscribe from future mailings;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
VH may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Furthermore, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of VH’s business.
VH is member of certain social media platforms. This Website uses buttons from these platforms on its sub-pages.
These buttons are getting downloaded from the specific platform. During this process, the platform is made aware of what sub-page has been visited.
When you are logged in to one of or more of these social platforms. The platform may connect the visit or use of the sub-page to your account on this platform. This may occur whether or not you use the social button. If this is not desirable, you may log yourself out of the social platforms when visiting and using this Website.
When you actively use one of these social buttons, the social media platform will receive this information and may display this use on your respective account.
Social Buttons that are currently being used on this Website:
- Reddit; and
This list may be amended from time to time in the sole discretion of VH.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.
Users may see your username, Gravatar profile picture, and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
VH is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
On the Website, you may subscribe to VH’s newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, VH may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in VH’s emails. You may also notify VH at Sina@veganheaven.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information VH has about you by submitting a request to Sina@veganheaven.org.
Amend – You may contact VH at Sina@veganheaven.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that VH erases or forgets your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to Sina@veganheaven.org.
Please note that VH may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at Sina@veganheaven.org and VH will use its best efforts to promptly remove such information from its records.
VH may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 16, 2018.