Information Collected by Mainly Vegan®
Mainly Vegan® may collect information about Users from several areas of the website, including any information set forth in Profiles; posted opportunities; submitted email or registration forms; and any surveys or contests that Mainly Vegan® may sponsor and in which Users may participate. This information may include, without limitation, name, mailing address, email address, gender, date of birth, phone number, and payment card information. Mainly Vegan® may collect User activity for statistical, archival, and business purposes. Mainly Vegan® may track the IP address of a User’s computer or place a “cookie” in the browser files of a User’s computer. This is required to provide automated features.
Use of Collected Information
Collected information helps Mainly Vegan® better understand Users’ needs in order to improve its offerings. Email addresses may be used to communicate with Users through message alerts, notices, bulletins, newsletters, promotional emails, partner emails or for website administration purposes. Users may choose to have their emails deleted from email lists at their request. Profile information may be used to contact Users for the purpose of research, marketing or customer service, if the User has opted to receive such communications. User search activity may be collected and analyzed and may be utilized by Mainly Vegan® in the aggregate or in the abstract for a variety of business purposes. This information is not shared with anyone outside of Mainly Vegan®. IP address and cookie log data may be analyzed to better understand traffic flows and User preferences. Mainly Vegan® may retain the data it collects indefinitely. Users may edit their Profiles by visiting the website, logging in to their accounts, and following the links to edit their information. Users may also have their Profile information deleted or deactivated by contacting Mainly Vegan® directly at https://MainlyVegan.com/contact/. Users may be asked to confirm their identity in connection with such requests.
Use of Messaging
Users may not use any messaging or other email services that we offer to send spam (i.e., unsolicited commercial email) or otherwise send content that would violate Mainly Vegan®’s Terms of Service. We may monitor, track or save messages sent through the website, but will be under no obligation to do so.
Though Mainly Vegan® makes every effort to preserve privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect Users’ safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request served on our website, and to any other third party with Users’ prior consent to do so.
Mainly Vegan® does not rent or lease User information to any third party, except as disclosed here. From time to time, Mainly Vegan® may obtain information (such as email addresses) from third party providers. It is our goal to only contact persons who we believe may have a legitimate business interest in Mainly Vegan® based on their membership or participation in other organizations or websites, and who have indicated a willingness to be contacted for this purpose. While Mainly Vegan® endeavors to work with other sites and companies with a similar respect for user privacy, Mainly Vegan® cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.
Please be aware that in the event Mainly Vegan® merges with a third party, or in the event all or substantially all of Mainly Vegan®’s assets are acquired by a third party, customer information, including User information, may be shared and/or transferred to such third party. The information may only be used or shared by such third parties for the primary purpose for which the information was originally collected. If such third parties, or if Mainly Vegan® for its own business needs, desire to use User information for another purpose, User will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of such information prior to the information being used for a new purpose, and User will have the opportunity to opt out of such new use of such information.
Security of Personal information
Mainly Vegan®’s Users and their uploaded information are considered to be Mainly Vegan®’s greatest asset and thus their privacy is treated with the utmost regard and respect. Mainly Vegan® takes every reasonable precaution to secure such information within both its computers and its physical premises.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Users’ information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our website, please contact us at https://MainlyVegan.com/contact/.
Social Media Widgets
Our website may include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the Twitter button or interactive mini-programs that run on our website. These social media features may collect Users’ IP addresses, which pages Users are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the social media Features to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these social media features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies offering such social media features.
Links to Third Party Sites
Opting-Out, Editing, Updating or Deleting Information
Mainly Vegan® utilizes email as a vital and primary communication channel with Users. Registered Users acknowledge and grant Mainly Vegan® the permission to communicate with them via email for any purposes Mainly Vegan® determines to be relevant, including, but not limited to, system messages, product updates, alerts, notices, bulletins, newsletters, service announcements and other marketing messages. Mainly Vegan® will use its best efforts to honor Users’ requests to opt out of marketing messages, but under no circumstances will Mainly Vegan® have any liability for sending any email to its Users.
Users who do not wish to receive marketing emails are requested to contact us directly. We also may send Users site and service announcement updates. Users are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about service notices and responsibilities. Mainly Vegan® may occasionally communicate with Users via email about requested services and regarding issues related to their account/profile. It is important to note that this communication is not used for marketing or promotional purposes. Requesting the deletion of certain types of information may prevent Users from accessing some website features.
If, as a User, your information changes, or if you no longer desire to use the services provided by us through the website, you may correct, delete or update your information by making the change on your Account Profile page or by contacting us at https://MainlyVegan.com/contact/.
Mainly Vegan® may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to its Users via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on our website, as determined by Mainly Vegan® in our sole discretion. Mainly Vegan® reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our Users, provided that Users may opt out of certain means of notification as described herein. Mainly Vegan® is not responsible for any automatic filtering Users or their network providers may apply to email notifications we send to the email addresses Users provide to us. We recommend that Users add MainlyVegan.com to their email address books to help ensure receipt of email notifications from us.
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts may be used by Mainly Vegan® and our partners, affiliates, analytics and service providers. These technologies may be used in analyzing trends, administering the Mainly Vegan® website https://MainlyVegan.com (“website”), tracking Users’ movements around the website and gathering demographic information about our User base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as an aggregated basis. At this time, Mainly Vegan® does not respond to Do Not Track browser settings or signals.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you, the User. We do this to improve site functionality, services we offer, marketing and analytics.
We may use Local Storage (LS) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we may partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon Users’ web browsing activity use LS such as HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LS.