Last updated: June 2020
Please read this Policy carefully before using this website.
“Content” shall be defined as the words, graphics (including the Lettuce Veg Out logo), images, information, products, courses/ course material, documents, and all other information and intellectual property, in any format, available on or through this Website.
If the content of the Policy is updated, the date of the update will be indicated at the top of this Policy and a notification will be given via email and/or a notification when you next visit the Website. Continuing to use the Website after receiving this notification means you have read and agree to the new Policy.
If you do not agree with this Policy or any changes made to it, you can request to have your information removed at any time by emailing [email protected] and refrain from visiting this Website again. If you have any questions about this Policy or the Terms of Service, you can email [email protected]
Information Collection and Use
When interacting with our Website and services, we may collect two types of information from you: personal and non-personal information.
While using our Website, you may voluntarily provide us with information that is personally identifiable. “Personal Data” refers to information that can be used to contact or identify you and includes but is not limited to: email address, first and last name, mailing address, billing address, credit card information, phone number, customer preferences or other information required during the sign-up process. Typically, this information will be provided to us when you choose to opt-in for a free download, participate in a survey, use a contact form on the Website, purchase a product from the Website, or communicate with us via email, text, phone call, social media messaging or any other form of communication. If you choose to send us emails, any personal information you disclose will also be stored on our email server.
Non-personal information (“Non-Personal Data”) has no personal identifiers linked to it and is only analyzed in an aggregate manner and cannot be linked to any one individual. Non-Personal Data includes but is not limited to: IP address, type of device the Website was accessed on, city the Website was accessed from, the type of browser used, the date, time and length of your visit, referring website address, the way you navigate our Website and the content you viewed or interacted with including the pages of the Website that you viewed.
Why We Collect Information
The Personal Data and Non-Personal Data collected are used to operate this Website and provide our services.
Personal Data is collected to send you emails or reply to inquiries, complete a purchase, supply the products or services you have purchases (and keep records of such transactions), and/ or during customer service relationships. We only process the minimal amount of Personal Data necessary to operate our business.
Non-Personal Data may be analyzed in-house and shared with third-party advertisers who whish to advertise on our Webstie. This information helps us understand our customer base and helps advertisers understand our market reach, and can in no way be traced back to you individually. It also helps us improve our Website, maintain quality services, provide general statistics regarding use of this Website and continue to create content and offers that we believe you will enjoy.
How We Use the Information We Collect
Personal Data and any other type of data collected will be stored for the period necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected unless a longer retention period is required by law.
We use traffic log cookies in conjunction with Google Analytics to identify which pages are being visited on our Website. This helps us analyze data about what pages and post are most and least popular, so that we can create more of the content our readers really want. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our Website or from being able to use some portions of our Website.
How We Use Analytics
Google analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google and it tracks and reports website traffic to monitor the use of our Website. This data is shared with other Google services and Google may use the data collected to personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
You can opt-out of having your activity of our Website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. For more information you can visit the Google Privacy and Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
When visitors leave comments on this Website, data is collected in the comments form. The visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string is also collected to help detect and block spam.
If you disclose Personal Data, any personally identifiable information or any other type of information through the public comment boards contained on this Website, this information may be collected and used by others. This Website is not responsible for how third-parties access or use that information.
If you leave a comment on this Website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies; this would allow you to post another comment without providing this information again.
If you leave a comment on our Website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Use of Email Addresses
We collect your email address to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries and/or other requests or questions
- Send you additional information regarding products and/or services
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after a first transaction has occurred
In accordance with CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation), we:
- Obtain consent prior to adding a user to our email marketing lists
- Do not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
- Have a no spam policy
- Include the physical address of our business
- Allow users to unsubscribe to newsletters or email updates at any time by using the link at the bottom of each email
- Honor opt-out/ unsubscribe requests quickly
We use an email management system to store and manage our email list. Personal Data you provide to enable email communication, provided when signing up for a newsletter or opt-in download or when making a purchase or completing another activity including filling out a comment form, is stored on our email server (first and last name, email address, IP address, any other information you provide). If you have questions or are experiencing problems unsubscribing, please contact us or email [email protected]
If you have opted to receive any of our free or paid products, services, downloads, webinars, trainings or live events, you will only be enrolled in our free email newsletter if you affirmatively request to be added.
If you would like your email address and personal information to be permanently deleted from the database please email [email protected]
Financial Information including Payments and Payment Processing
If you purchase products, courses, or services on this Website, we use third-party services for payment processing and these services may collect:
- Billing and credit card information (including credit card number, expiration date, etc.)
- Mailing and billing address
- Phone number
- Customer preferences
- Other information required in creating an account through the third-party service(s)
Payment processing companies may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from the policy you are reading now. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies of the payment processing companies. You release the Company, our affiliates, and our payment processing company from any damages that you incur and agree not to make any claims against us or them, that have come from your purchase through this Website or its Content.
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.
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.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
Links to Other Websites, Products or Services
Our Website may contain links to third-party sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party’s website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies and we have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services. We strongly advise you to review the privacy statement of every site you visit. We do seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these third-party sites.
Embedded Content from Other Websites or Services
Articles on this Website 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.
Who We Share your Data With
We will never use or share your personal information to send you spam or unrelated offers.
We may share your information, including Personal Data, with affiliated companies to manage credit card processing, email systems, website hosting partners and other third-parties who assist us in operating our Website. We only provide the minimum amount of information needed for third-parties to perform their specific function and these third-parties are requested to respect and use the information provided in accordance with this Policy and the law.
Lettuce Veg Out may disclose your Personal Data if we are under a duty to comply with any legal obligation, protect against legal liability, protect and defend the rights or properties of Lettuce Veg Out, or to enforce or apply our Terms of Service or other agreements.
How We Protect your Data
The security of your data in important to us however no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, including using an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security certificate, but we cannot guarantee absolute security of your Personal Data and cannot assume liability for improper access to it.
Should a data breach occur we will notify users via email within 7 business days, from the date we become aware of the data breach, regarding what information may have been compromised, how we corrected the breach, and how to protect yourself moving forward.
How Long We Retain your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.
For users that register on our Website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their 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.
Personal information will be stored until one of the following: 1) you request for your information to be deleted, 2) we discontinue our use of certain third-party tools that collect data, or 3) we decide that the value of the information storage no longer outweighs the costs.
What Rights you Have Over your Data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive a 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, or that we stop processing any data we have collected from you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you notice that any information we have on file is incorrect, you have the right to ask for it to be corrected as soon as possible.
Transfer of Data
What Third-parties We Receive Data From
If you make a purchase through any of the programs we are affiliates for, we may receive an email notification of the sale, which may include personal information about you, such as your name or email address. We keep this information private and will not share it with anyone.
As per our Terms of Service, by accessing or using this Website and its Content, you acknowledge and represent that you are at least 18 years old.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children. If you are a parent or guardian and are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us at [email protected] If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers. We do not specifically market to Children.