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Privacy Policy

Green Vegans has updated its Privacy Policy to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is a European Union (EU) law that took effect on May 25, 2018. The goal of GDPR is to give EU citizens control over their personal data and change the data privacy approach of organizations across the world. This progressive law increases your protections over your personal data—how it is shared, stored and the consistent requirement for permissions from you on how your personal information is used. Since the Green Vegans online platform is accessed by EU citizens, we are gladly complying.

Green Vegans respects your privacy and protects your personal information.

By using any portion of the Green Vegans website, including mobile versions, you consent to the terms of the updated Privacy Policy.

Scope of Privacy Policy

Green Vegans owns, operates, or provides access to greenvegans.org and Green Vegans mobile applications, email newsletters, and other communications. This Privacy Policy Applies to Green Vegans: https://www.greenvegans.org

Your web browser, you phone carrier, the applications on your phone, and social media platforms that Green Vegans subscribes to have their own specific privacy policies. This Privacy Policy applies to your Personal Data when you visit Green Vegans and does not apply to online websites or services that we do not own or control, including websites or services. Green Vegans interfaces with Twitter, Facebook, Google and PayPal. Please refer to their policies and select your privacy settings with them.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture, if any, is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Our contact form adheres to GDPR standards. We are collecting your fist and last names, email address, subject, and message. We collect it to respond to your comments and requests.

Cookies

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Green Vegans subscribes to Google Analytics.  If you want to opt-out, use this toll from Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout  

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics tracks your online activity including the Green Vegans platforms. If you want to opt-out, use this toll from Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout  

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.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

The following services we use are GDPR compliant and have their own privacy policies: 

Mail Chimp – https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ 

PayPal – https://www.paypal.com/gi/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full 

Your contact information

We do not share or sell your information ever, unless compelled by a lawful court order.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use secure server protocols to protect your data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We store your email address, name if given, and encrypted password only and all other data is handled by PayPal and Mail Chimp. Green Vegans will notify you of any breach of your data that we control withing 24 hours of discovery.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive metadata from Google Analytics.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Information entered for donations, subscriptions is automatically sent to PayPal and Mail Chimp. Their updated privacy policies can be found above under the heading, “Who We Share Your Data With”.

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