How is my information collected and used?
VegWeb will use reasonable efforts to prevent the disclosure or use of your personal information. We will not sell, share, or rent your information in any way different from what is disclosed in this statement. VegWeb collects information from you at several different points on our website. This information is used to enhance your experience on VegWeb and as described below. We collect information in the following areas:
VegWeb does not collect your personal identifiable information unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you wish to use certain features on VegWeb.com, you must first complete an online membership form. Such features include, but are not limited to:
Grocery List, Meal Planner, Recipe Box
Contests and Promotions
What information will you ask me for? When you register for a VegWeb.com membership, you will be asked for some general identifying information which will enable us to provide you with this individualized service, including a pseudonymous name (nickname) for your profile. We also gather contact information (like your email address). This information is used to provide the services that you have requested, or to contact you about the service on our site for which you have expressed interest. We may contact you from time to time with news. Once you have registered, you will be asked for some personal but non-identifying information to complete your profile (ie, hobbies, whether you have dependents, companion animals, etc.), should you opt to display a profile.
How will this information be used and who has access to it?
Your non-personally identifying information is used to personalize your experience, allow other members to find you through a search, and to compose your personal profile, which is associated with a pseudonymous identity you have created.
How long do you keep the information I've given you?
We keep the information you have given us for as long as you are a member on the site or for as long as we are required to do so by law, whichever is longer.
You can always verify or request the removal of the personally identifiable information we have collected and change your registration information by logging in and selecting "My Account" from the top-right of any VegWeb page.
Do you monitor online behavior?
Contests and Promotions
You must be a VegWeb member in order to enter contests and promotions on VegWeb. Participation in these events is completely voluntary and we do not require you to disclose information. Information requested may include contact information (such as your name and shipping address) and demographic information. Your contact information will be used to notify you if you've won and to award prizes.
Your personally identifying information may be used for editorial purposes (such as attributing your submitted recipe to you). We may also use this information to contact you should we have any complications with your recipe.
Like most websites, we use "cookie" technology on our website. We may place a "cookie" in the browser file of your computer, however the "cookie" contains only your membership username and encrypted password. The "cookie" does not extract any information off your computer. We use the "cookie" to allow you access to use the features on our site which require membership.
If your browser rejects cookies, you may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that you will be limited from accessing the features of our site which require membership.
Log Files and IP addresses
Each time a VegWeb page is requested from your browser, we log your computer's IP address into our log files. Your computer has been pre-assigned a 12-digit number. This number is the IP address. We use your IP address to analyze trends, administer the site, track your movements on the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Polls and Surveys
From time to time, our site requests information from you via polls and surveys. This information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Polls and surveys may also be used to determine how you and other users of VegWeb feel about various issues. Participation is completely at your discretion.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
At any time, you may update your VegWeb member information by editing your Member Profile. After you log into VegWeb, click on the "My Account" link near the top-right of the page, and follow the prompts. In addition, you may notify us if you wish to cease the use of any of your information by sending a message with this form. and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.
Our Policies May Change
Please contact us with any questions or comments
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with VegWeb, please contact us by email or with this form.