FatfreeVegan.Com Privacy Policy 

Fatfree Vegan Recipes and FatFree Vegan Kitchen are owned and operated by Susan Voisin.  Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to me, and I want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Fatfree Vegan Recipes makes available recipes submitted by site members as well as recipes in the archives of the Fatfree_Vegan email list.  Members are asked to post only their own original recipes, and we make every attempt to assign authorship to recipes when it is known.  If your recipe appears on FatFreeVegan.com without your permission, please contact the webmaster at ADMIN (at) FATFREEVEGAN (dot) COM and request that the recipe be removed. All efforts will be made to honor such requests.

If you wish to retract information that you have posted directly to this site, please contact the webmaster at ADMIN (at) FATFREEVEGAN (dot) COM and request that the information you have posted be removed. All reasonable efforts will be made to honor such requests.

INFORMATION FATFREE VEGAN GATHERS AND TRACKS

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

FatfreeVegan.Com gathers two types of information about users:

FatfreeVegan.Com Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Registered member/forums policy

Users of the site must register (free of charge) in order to post recipes and forum messages, although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.

2. Polling and recipe ratings

We may offer interactive polls and the opportunity to rate recipes to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about individual recipes. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. FatfreeVegan.Com may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

Usage tracking

FatfreeVegan.Com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. FatfreeVegan.Com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

FatfreeVegan.Com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. FatfreeVegan.Com uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

USE OF INFORMATION

FatfreeVegan.Com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to enable users to participate in polls and forums and submit recipes. 

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

FatfreeVegan.Com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

FatfreeVegan.Com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

ADVERTISING

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads based on your visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

AMAZON.COM 

Fatfree Vegan Recipes is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

LINKS

FatFreeVegan.Com contains links to other sites. Please be aware that FatFreeVegan.Com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by FatFreeVegan.Com.

CHILDREN

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by FatfreeVegan.Com If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the policy and practices related to this site, please feel contact me at ADMIN (at) FATFREEVEGAN (dot) COM.