Thank you for visiting this website, a digital service presented to you by Vegan News Daily. Please note that Vegan News Daily (“we”, “us”, “our”) values the privacy of our users (“you” or “user”). This Privacy and Cookie Compliance Policy (“Policy”) explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our Website [www.VeganNewsDaily.com] and/or Mobile Application including any other media form, Website and/or Mobile Application, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site and/or Mobile Application”). Please read the Policy carefully.
If you do not agree with the terms of the Policy, please do not access the Site and/or Mobile Application.
We reserve the right to make changes to the Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Policy on the Site and/or Mobile Application, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.
You are encouraged to periodically review the Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Policy by your continued use of the Site and/or Mobile Application after the date such revised Policy is posted.
COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
We receive both information that is directly provided to us, such as personal information you provide when you visit the Site and/or Mobile Application, and information that is passively or automatically collected from you, such as anonymous information collected from your browser or device. In this Policy we refer to all of this as the “Information”.
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site and/or Mobile Application includes:
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, shipping address, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, may be accessed upon visitation to our Site and/or Mobile Application, when you register with the Site and/or Mobile Application, or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site and/or Mobile Application, such as online chat, Website and/or Mobile Application browsing, contact forms, and more. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from fully accessing all the features of the Site and/or Mobile Application.
Personally identifiable information is only collected by the Site and/or Mobile Application from users visiting via devices based in North America at the time of Site and/or Mobile Application visitation. Personally identifiable information for users outside of North America – including visitors with European Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses — shall not, in accordance with GDPR, be collected, used or transferred in any manner.
If you are accessing a Service from a mobile device or through a mobile application, you may be asked to share your precise (GPS level) geo-location information with us so we can customize your experience on our Site or on other Site, when we work with a Partner such as a third party mobile ad platform. If you agree to such collection, in most cases, you will be able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device and/or through the settings in the applicable mobile application.
Information our servers may automatically collect for North American IP addresses only when you access the Site and/or Mobile Application, include the following: your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site and/or Mobile Application. If you are using a mobile browsing device or application, this information may also include your device name and type, your operating system, your phone number, your country, your likes and replies to a post, and other interactions with the application and other users via server log files, as well as any other information you choose to provide.
The Site and/or Mobile Application may by default access for North American IP addresses only your Facebook basic account information, including your name, email, gender, birthday, current city, and profile picture URL, as well as other information that you choose to make public. We may also request access to other permissions related to your account, such as friends, check-ins, and likes, and you may choose to grant or deny us access to each individual permission. You can find additional information regarding Facebook permissions at the Facebook Permissions Reference page.
When we interact with you through our content on third party websites, applications, integrations or platforms, we may obtain any information regarding your interaction with that content, such as content you have viewed, your game performance, high scores, and information about advertisements within the content you have been shown or may have clicked on.
Data From Social Networks
User information from North American IP addresses only may be obtained from social networking Sites and/or Mobile Applications, such as Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn, including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you connect your account to such social networks.
Mobile Device Data
Device information from North American IP addresses only, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, may be collected if you access the Site and/or Mobile Application from a mobile device.
Information North American IP addresses only from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, may be collected if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Site and/or Mobile Application permission to access this information.
Mobile Application Information
For North American IP addresses only, if you connect using our mobile application:
● Geo-Location Information.We may request access or permission to and track location-based information from your mobile device, either continuously or while you are using our mobile application, to provide location-based services. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.
● Mobile Device Access.We may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s [bluetooth, calendar, camera, contacts, microphone, reminders, sensors, SMS messages, social media accounts, storage,] and other features. If you wish to change your access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.
● Mobile Device Data.We may collect device information (such as your mobile device ID, model and manufacturer), operating system, version information and IP address.
● Push Notifications. We may request to send you push notifications regarding your account or the Application. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected from North American IP addresses only about you via the Site and/or Mobile Application to:
We, along with Partners, may use the Information to:
1. provide and communicate with you about the services we provide or your account with us,
2. fulfill your requests regarding the Services, including without limitation requests for newsletters and notifications,
3. respond to your inquiries
4. communicate with you about other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you,
5. enforce the legal terms (including without limitation our policies and terms of service) that govern your use of our Services, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the Information,
6. provide technical support
7. prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities (including, without limitation, copyright infringement) on or through the Services,
8. protect the safety of our Users,
9. customize or personalize ads, offers and content made available to you based on your visits to and/or usage of the Services or other online or mobile websites, applications, platforms or services, and analyze the performance of those ads, offers and content, as well as your interaction with them,
10. perform analysis regarding how you use the Services or any part thereof,
11. send gifts, cards, invitations or emails if you use these services, to your designated recipients.
When you provide information from your social media account, it can help enable us to do things like (1) give you exclusive content, (2) personalize your online experience with us within and outside our Services, (3) contact you through the social media service or directly by sending you the latest news, special offerings, and rewards, and (4) enable you to share your experience and content via social media services. When you provide information about yourself to us through an application, through our Services, or on social media services or other third party platforms, it may be publicly viewed by other members of these services and we cannot prevent further use of the information by third parties.
We may also use information collected from you via the Site and/or Mobile Application to:
● Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and contests.
● Assist law enforcement and respond to subpoena.
● Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
● Create and manage your account as appropriate.
● Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Site and/or Mobile Application to you.
● Email you regarding your account or order.
● Enable user-to-user communications.
● Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Site and/or Mobile Application more personalized.
● Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site and/or Mobile Application.
● Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site and/or Mobile Application [and our mobile application].
● Notify you of updates to the Site and/or Mobile Application.
● Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
● Perform other business activities as needed.
● Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.
● Qualify your interest in our Site and/or Mobile Application and our products.
● Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Site and/or Mobile Application.
● Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
● Respond to product and customer service requests.
● Send you a newsletter.
● Solicit support for the Site and/or Mobile Application.
Mobile Device Identifiers and SDKs
The Site also may use, or partner with publishers, publisher-facing, or app developer platforms that use mobile Software Development Kits (“SDKs”), or use an SDK with a mobile app that we offer, to collect Information, such as mobile identifiers (e.g., IDFAs and Android Advertising IDs), and Information connected to how mobile devices interact with our Services and those using our Services.
A mobile SDK is the mobile app version of a web beacon (see “Web Beacons” above). The SDK is a bit of computer code that app developers can include in their apps to enable ads to be shown, data to be collected, and related services or analytics to be performed. We may use this technology to deliver or help our Partners deliver certain advertising through mobile applications and browsers based on information associated with your mobile device. If you’d like to opt-out from having ads tailored to you in this way on your mobile device, please follow the instructions in the “Your Ad Choices” section below.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share information we have collected from North American IP addresses only about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
Interactions with Other Users
If you interact with other users of the Site and/or Mobile Application, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs.
When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Site and/or Mobile Application, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site and/or Mobile Application in perpetuity.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site and/or Mobile Application. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and/or Mobile Application and other Website and/or Mobile Applications that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Sometimes, we may associate cookies with the Information, including de-identified, “hashed,” or anonymous versions of Information you have provided (such as during registration), in order to send or help our Partners send ads and offers based on your presumed interests or demographic information.
We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor the Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
Social Media Contacts
If you connect to the Site and/or Mobile Application through a social network, your contacts on the social network might see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.
Other Third Parties
We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
Sale or Bankruptcy
If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline honor commitments we made in the Policy.
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
Cookies and Related Web Beacons
We may work with certain third-party companies that use techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record information about your web surfing activity, including those integrated with our Site. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and those browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques. To learn more about Interest-Based Advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising by those third parties that are members of DAA’s opt-out program, please go to http://www.aboutads.info.
Website and/or Mobile Application Analytics
We may also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, and others, to allow fpr North American IP addresses only tracking technologies and remarketing services through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site and/or Mobile Application, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site and/or Mobile Application, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their respective privacy policies and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATIONS
The Site and/or Mobile Application, for North American IP addresses only, may contain links to third-party Website and/or Mobile Applications and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Site and/or Mobile Application, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by the Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party Website and/or Mobile Applications, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that Website and/or Mobile Application, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other Site and/or Mobile Applications, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Site and/or Mobile Application.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
For North American IP addresses only we use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security.
Use of this Site
By visiting the Service, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge, and agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of the Service through the technologies described above, as well as similar technologies developed in the future, and that we may use such tracking technologies in the emails we send to you.
Our unaffiliated Partners and third parties may themselves set and access their own tracking technologies when you visit our Services and they may have access to information about you and your online activities over time and across different websites or applications when you use the Service. Their use of such tracking technologies is not in our control and is subject to their own privacy policies.
POLICY FOR CHILDREN
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems [and our mobile applications] include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of the Policy.
OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by:
● Contacting us using the contact information provided below
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:
● Contacting us using the contact information provided at the “Contact Us” portion of the Site.
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Site and/or Mobile Application [or our mobile application], you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site and/or Mobile Application [or our mobile application]. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site and/or Mobile Application [or our mobile application], but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.
If you have questions or comments about the Policy, please contact us using the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the homepage.