What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It
When you access and/or browse through this website, we may collect personal information from you such as your name, email address, and IP address. Below we break down the areas in which this information may be collected and why.
Information you voluntarily submit to the website:
Email E-Newsletter Subscription: We collect your name and email address when you sign up to receive our e-newsletter in order to contact you via email every other week or so with recipes, events, or other news we think you’ll love.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking the 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of any newsletter email that you receive from us. You can also edit your information by contacting us directly at info@vege-cooking, contacting Mailchimp directly, or by updating your preferences via an email received by us.
If you leave a comment: By leaving a comment and checking off the consent box, you are giving us permission to collect your name, email address, IP address, your website url, and any information that you voluntarily provide within your comment. A browser user agent string is also collected to help detect spam. This information is only collected and used purposes of responding back to you and for making improvements on our website. Your email address is never shared with the public, only your name, website url (if provided), and gravatar profile picture are shown. Please note that anything that you disclose of in the comment section is available to the public and we are not responsible for how they may use this information.
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Contact forms: If you ever have a question or concern and you contact us via the 'contact us' form, we will collect your name, email address and may also collect your IP address. We collect this information for purposes of responding back to you. We do not do anything else with this personal information. This information is kept indefinitely for customer service purposes. Upon your request - we can delete your information. Please send a request to email@example.com.
If you send us an email: If you send us an email at info@ vege-cooking.com, we may be able to see your name and email address in that email and will use it to respond back to your inquiry/concern/questions. This information is kept indefinitely for customer service purposes.
Surveys and polls: We may at certain times offer surveys, opinion polls, or request feedback regarding your experience with our website. This information is used for purposes of improving our website and user experience, and is not shared with any third party services without your explicit written (or checked off through a box) consent.
Contests: We may also from time to time organize and host contests, sweepstakes, giveaways, prize draws or other promotions ("collectively contests") on our website or through the use of any of our social media channels where we may offer a prize. We may need to collect personal information for entry into these contests which may include your name, email address, and personal contact information such as your phone number and/or mailing address. This information is collected to contact the winner, and to send them the prize if applicable. These contests are completely voluntary, and you will always be asked for explicit consent for this personal contact information. This information will only be used for purposes of the contest.
Automatically Collected Information:
When you visit and/or browse our website (this includes moving around from page to page, leaving a comment, signing up for email newsletters, and/or contacting us in any form), we automatically receive and collect information which may in certain circumstances be considered personal information. This type of collection is explained below:
Web Hosting Company:
Web log files:
Just like many modern websites, www.vege-cooking.com uses web log files. Log files automatically record basic information about anyone who visits www.vege-cooking.com. The information in our log files helps us improve user experience by providing analytical information that will help us design a better website for you.
Web log information includes:
the type of browser and operating system that you use
pages visited and links clicked
how a user moves around our site
referring pages (where a user came from into our site)
exit pages (where a given user left our site from)
your Internet Protocol (IP) address
the date and time in which you used the website
This information is used as research to study trends within our site, to see what content is working better than others, and to improve our website and user experience. When we know what IS working vs what is NOT working, then we can build a better experience for you.
Google Analytics Tools:
We use analytics services by third parties (Google Analytics) to collect information about the use of this website. Such information includes: number of visits to this website, what pages are visited, how a user moves around through the website, popularity of certain content, entry/exit pages, how much time is spent on the website or on certain pages. All IP addresses are anonymized and we do not collect any demographic or ethnic information at this time. We use this data to learn about how our website works and to improve user experience by continuing to build on what works, and change what doesn't. At this time, the information we receive via google analytics is not shared with any other third-party service or company.
You can opt out of google analytics by downloading this google browser extension.
Newsletter Analytics Reports:
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 Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Embedded content from other websites:
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Links To Other Sites:
We may at times include other website links in this website. We cannot guarantee the privacy practices of those websites. If you submit any personal information to those sites, it will be subject to their respective privacy policies.
This website sometimes participates in affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is done by using embedded tracking links. If you click on a link that is labeled 'affiliate link' next to it, then a cookie will be placed on your browser for a given period of time in order to track any sales for purposes of commissions. The 'cookie' allows the merchant to know what website that sale came from in order to provide payment. This comes at no extra cost to you. You will not be paying a higher price for a product by clicking on an affiliate link. Our website simply gets a small commission from that sale.
For more information on cookies and how to disable them - you can see the cookie policies below.
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Sensitive Personal Information:
At no time will this website request, nor should you submit to this website, any sensitive personal information such as your social security number, financial information, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, or health information.
This website is intended for use by adults 18 years and older. We do not intentionally, nor knowingly, collect personal information from minors without parental consent. If you are under the age of 18, you must cease use of this website immediately.
How This Information May Be Used:
The information we collect on this website may be used in the following ways:
To operate, maintain, and improve the design of our website
To provide content that is of interest to the readers
To study trends within our website using analytics
To send you promotional/marketing information via email such as our newsletter. You can always unsubscribe.
To respond to your comments and/or inquiries either via the comment section or if you contact us via email.
To track and measure advertising on the Website;
To keep the website safe and free from hackers, spam, and bots;
To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
How This Information May Be Shared:
Comments - Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
When required by law - We will disclose Personal Information when we are required to do so by law for example in response to a court order or subpoena, or law enforcement agency's request.
With your explicit consent - We may share and disclose information, that you have authorized us to share, with third parties.
How Long We Retain Your Data:
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you sign up to receive email newsletters - your information is kept indefinitely for the purposes of sending you our email newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by hitting the unsubscribe button which is found on the bottom of any email received by us.
For European Economic Area Residents:
Under certain circumstances, users may have the following rights to their information:
Opt out of any further email communications; You can do this by unsubscribing from our email newsletter by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' button on the bottom of any email received from us. You can also contact us or Mailchimp directly.
Request to access a copy of any personal information which we may have collected about you;
Withdraw your consent to using your personal information;
Request to update or delete personal data which we hold about you;
All requests will be considered on an individual basis. Please note that certain personal information may be exempt from those requests in certain circumstances, which include a need to keep processing information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. If such an exception applies, we will notify you when responding to your request. Please note that we may ask you to provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding in order to protect your privacy. Please send all requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies And How They Benefit You
Our cookies help us:
Make our website work as you'd expect
Remember your settings during and between visits
Improve the speed/security of the site
Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
Continuously improve our website for you
Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do - which is FREE at this time.)
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
More About Our Cookies
Website Function Cookies:
Remembering your search settings
Allowing you to add comments to our site
Remembering your name, email address and website url on the comment form section for ease of use.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Social Website Cookies:
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites we have included sharing buttons on our site. At this time, we use a plug-in called Social Warfare which makes the sharing capabilities available to you as a user. Social Warfare has stated that they DO NOT collect nor store any information from the users who click on these share buttons.
If you click on any of the social sharing buttons available on this site, then that corresponding social sharing site may place cookies on your browser, and your information is subject to their privacy policies.
The following social sharing buttons are available on this website and may place cookies in your browser:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
This website displays embedded YouTube Videos. What this means is that our recipe videos, that we upload to YouTube platform, are 'embedded' using a code so that our users on our website can watch the video from our site instead of having to go watch it on YouTube. If a user presses play and watches one of these videos, then YouTube places a cookie in your browser. Unfortunately, there is no way for our website to stop YouTube from doing this. What you can do is: you can choose not to play videos while visiting this website, or you can block cookies from your browser altogether. Learn how below.
Visitor Statistics Cookies:
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Turning Cookies Off
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