INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW IT IS USED
Information you voluntarily submit to the Site: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Site by subscribing to our email newsletters, leaving a comment or submitting a contact form. Your email will be used for the purposes for which you provided to us and for providing you with products or services we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.
Information we collect from others: We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the Site, they may transfer information to us for fulfilment.
Automatically collected information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Site. For example, when you use the Site, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed and the dates and times when you accessed the Site. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Site, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Site. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your web browser and persistent cookies, which will be stored by your web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted prior, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Site.
Different ways we collect information are detailed below. We reserve the right to change this list in our sole discretion.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either persistent cookies or session cookies. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most web browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser and from version to version. Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites including our website. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.
REGISTRATION OR ACCOUNT DATA
We may collect other information from you when you register with our Site in order to use various features. Such information could include your name, birthday, post code, username and password (if applicable). As you use the Site, we could collect other data that you provide voluntarily such as, comments that you post. We may also collect information about you through other methods including research surveys, social media platforms, verification services, data services, as well as public sources. We may combine this data with your registration data in order to maintain a more thorough profile. We may use your personally identifying information for a variety of our internal business purposes, such as creating a better user experience for the Site, diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions on the Site, better understanding how the Site is used and making personalised recommendations to you.
THIRD PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information. Additionally, the Site may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Site. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This may be amended from time to time in the Site’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 Site to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.
WHAT RIGHTS WE HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER SITES
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on the site or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA RESIDENTS
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, ensure the accuracy of your personal data, have us delete it, the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your county of residence in the event that data is misused and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behaviour using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us at email@example.com. If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
The Site does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian who believes that the Site has personally identifiable information of your child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
On the Site, you may subscribe to our 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, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Site to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
The Site may engage in affiliate marketing which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. 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. thevegetarianlab.com is a participant in the Amazon Services 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, the Site will post customised links provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By visiting and using the Site, you agree that under no circumstances shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary or other damages arising from your use of the Site or its services.
SALE OF BUSINESS OR ASSETS
In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.
Effective 1st August 2018