Privacy Policy

TheSmartVegetarian.com recognizes that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information received when you use TheSmartVegetarian.com, as well as some of the steps taken to safeguard that information.

TheSmartVegetarian.com hopes this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with this site.

TheSmartVegetarian.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all dealings with readers, advertisers and others and is dedicated to protecting customers’, consumers’ and online visitors’ privacy on this website.

Personal Information

TheSmartVegetarian.com collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to this website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.

This information is collected if you request information from TheSmartVegetarian.com, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, and/or sign up to join the email list or request some other service or information from TheSmartVegetarian.com. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of the website, notify visitors of updates and to respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in TheSmartVegetarian.com files. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

If material changes are made in the collection of personally identifiable information, TheSmartVegetarian.com will inform you by placing a notice on this site.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

TheSmartVegetarian.com uses cookies to help personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable this site's systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. If you personalize any of this site’s pages, or register with any of this site’s services, a cookie enables TheSmartVegetarian.com to recall your specific information on future visits.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your web browser however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this site.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages, and content on the pages, of a website.

TheSmartVegetarian.com
allows third-party companies, including ad networks, that use cookies and web beacons to serve advertisements, provide other advertising services and/or collect certain information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) when you visit this website in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you.  No personally identifiable information you give to TheSmartVegetarian.com is provided to these companies for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information on this website. To learn more about Interest-Based Advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit AboutAds.info/choices or www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

Some third-party advertisements are provided by Google, which uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google uses the DART cookie, which enables them to serve ads to this site's users based on their visits to this site and other sites on the web. You may opt out of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn’t cause a problem with the TheSmartVegetarian.com site, should you so choose.

Children’s Online Protection Act

TheSmartVegetarian.com is directed to adults, it is NOT directed to children under the age of 13. This site is operated in compliance with the Children’s Online Protection Act, and TheSmartVegetarian.com will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Non-Personal Information

TheSmartVegetarian.com may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. This information, which does not identify individual users, is used to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about the TheSmartVegetarian.com user audience as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If TheSmartVegetarian.com is sold, the information that has been obtained from you through your voluntary participation in the site may transfer to the new owner as part of the sale in order that the service(s) being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through this website of that change in control and practices, and TheSmartVegetarian.com will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

How to Correct or Remove Information

TheSmartVegetarian.com provides this policy as a statement to you of the commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through this website and would like that information deleted from TheSmartVegetarian.com records or would like to update or correct that information, please click on this link and/or use the Contact page.

Updates to this Policy

TheSmartVegetarian.com reserves the right to make changes in this privacy policy. If there is a material change in the privacy practices, TheSmartVegetarian.com will indicate on the site that the privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new policy. You are encouraged to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information TheSmartVegetarian.com collects and how that information is used.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to the TheSmartVegetarian.com Privacy Policy as posted here, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to read this Privacy Policy. Please also read the TheSmartVegetarian.com Terms of Use. If you have any questions or comments about TheSmartVegetarian.com please click on this link and/or use the Contact page.



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