Privacy Policy

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

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, phone carrier, the applications on your phone, and social media platforms that Green Vegans subscribe to have their 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.

The 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 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 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 first and last names, email addresses, subjects, and messages. 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 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. We will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices when you log in. 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.

An additional cookie will be saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one 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 the 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 tool 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 tool from Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout  

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments 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 do 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 information 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 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 do we protect your data?

We use secure server protocols to protect your data.

What data breach procedures do we have in place?

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

What third parties do we receive data from?

We receive metadata from Google Analytics.

What automated decision making and profiling do 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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