This policy explains the way that we collect, use and protect your data as well as your choices with regard to your data.
We’ve tried to be as clear as we can be and to avoid unnecessary jargon, while including all the relevant information – but please do firstname.lastname@example.org if anything doesn’t make sense or needs expanding on. Because, by necessity, this is a long document and because we’re all pressed for time, we've summarised the key points.
Our aims and duty of care
We recognise our duty of care with regards to your data and will always endeavour to do the right thing with the personal data you choose to share with us, including: not compromising your anonymity; protecting your privacy; storing your data securely and giving you control over your own data.
Your data - what we store and why
We store IP address, cookies, your device’s unique ID, page browsing history, ads you’ve viewed and clicked, searches you’ve made on site, approximate location, and any enquiries you’ve made. For registered members we also store username, password and email address; discussions you may have with Vegan to Dinner site moderators; comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile data e.g. how many people in your household, approximate age of household members, eating lifestyles of household members.
We store your email address to register you and contact you (if you have asked for email updates and invitations) and we store things such as IP address, cookies and device ID so that our systems recognise you if you return to Vegan to Dinner. We store things such as your device’s reading habits to show you things we think may be of interest to you (eg content or ads).
When we look at this information across large numbers of users, it helps us see which parts of Vegan to Dinner are well-used and which aren’t, and this helps us to decide what sort of content and features might be useful to develop. The information you provide helps us to provide and operate the service from Vegan To Dinner; and to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalised service-related noticed and promotional messages. The aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred non-personal information which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services.
When you provide feedback (e.g. a product review, comments on a recipe or menu, your opinion about an issue or question posed to the forum, or behavioural data) we use this in two ways - to understand your consumer opinion in a non-personalised/anonymous way and to amalgamate the data provide by you with information gathered from other users. The aggregated data helps us to analyse opinions and behaviour amongst a wider population. We do not attribute comments to you or any individual personally in any analysis or reporting undertaken by Vegan to Dinner.
How we collect information
When you register on our Vegan to Dinner website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us - such a your name, email address and other personal details relating to your household demographics and lifestyle. Your personal information will only be used for the specific reasons stated above only.
Posting on Vegan to Dinner
Of your registration data, your Vegan to Dinner username will be the first part of your email address unless you choose to change it through going into My Account. This username will be displayed on screen for other Vegan to Dinner users to see – but posts on Vegan to Dinner Forum are visible to anyone on the internet. So when posting, you should bear in mind that any personally identifying details you include in the text or pictures you post could be seen by anyone.
We also provide an anonymised copy of all Forum posts to a handful of carefully chosen organisations so that they can analyse social trends. None of your personal information is ever shared and we remove Vegan to Dinner usernames before sharing this information.
Your permissions and choices
You can change your registration data and your email preferences on Vegan to Dinner at any time on your My Account page. You can also choose to disable cookies – click on this section for how to do this, but remember this site and others may not work as well. You can delete your account by going to My Account. If you don't want us to process your data anymore, or if you would like to correct, amend, or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at email@example.com
How long is your data held
Any personal data you give us, or that we collect when you use Vegan to Dinner, will be retained by us for as long as it’s needed to perform its function. Registration data is held permanently unless you deregister. There’s no one-size-fits-all time limit, but we regularly review the data we hold to ensure it is still necessary.
Signing in with Facebook or Instagram or Google
You can choose to log in to Vegan to Dinner using Facebook or Instagram or Google. When you do this, Facebook or Google will know you’ve logged in to Vegan to Dinner. By logging in via Facebook or or Instagram or Google you grant us access to your Facebook or Instagram or Google registered email address. We do not use (and cannot obtain) your Friends list and we do not ask for or receive any data that Facebook holds on you.
Where is your data stored
Vegan To Dinner is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to provide our services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com's data storage, databases, and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
Unless you have turned cookies off, some data technology companies (such as Google and Lotame) store your cookies; they do not have access to any personal information about you beyond your browsing habits.
How do we communicate with visitors to Vegan to Dinner?
We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to invite you to take part in polls or participate in surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise to necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, or text messages.
Exceptional circumstances - safeguarding and official investigations
If there are obvious safeguarding reasons, or if we are contacted by the police about a possible breach of the law, we may share your personal information with public authorities without your permission. If we are compelled to do so by a court order, we will share your personal data to the extent specified in the order.
Complying with the law and best practice around data
The way we store and process data is compliant with the UK 1998 Data Protection Act, the 2018 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other relevant pieces of legislation. We always aim to comply both with the spirit as well as the letter of the law and to be responsible with your data.
If our data is compromised
If our security is breached, our data is compromised or if we fail to comply with the law, we will tell affected users as soon as we become aware of the failure. We will report any data breach to the Information Commissioner and, if appropriate, the police, in a timely fashion.
Used appropriately, we strongly believe using data improves the user experience on Vegan to Dinner and supports our aim of making consumers' lives easier. Data you give us when filling in forms on site (when joining, for example) or when you're using the site or our apps helps us show you more relevant things and improve Vegan to Dinner for everyone.
Website owner, the offering, and binding of Terms
This website is owned and operated by Vegan to Dinner Ltd. Our intention is to trade mark the brand Vegan to Dinner.
These Terms set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use our website and services as offered by us. This website offers visitors menus and recipes to help create Flexitarian meal solutions, discussion forums, feedback opportunities, and news relating to relevant market, product and consumer developments. By accessing or using the website of our service, you approve that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms.
Who is permitted to use the website and services
In order to use our website and/or receive our services, you must be at least 18 years of age, or of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, and possess the legal authority, right and freedom to enter into these Terms as a binding agreement. You are not allowed to use this website and/or receive services if doing so is prohibited in your country or under any law or regulation applicable to you.
Retention of right to change offering
We may, without prior notice, change the services; stop providing the services or any features of the services we offer; or create limits for the services. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend access to the services without notice and liability for any reason, or for no reason.
Ownership of intellectual property, copyrights and logos
The Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Vegan to Dinner. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof.
Right to suspend or cancel user account
We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of these Terms or any applicable law or regulations. You may discontinue use and request to cancel your account and/or any services at any time. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, with respect to automatically-renewed subscriptions to paid services, such subscriptions will be discontinued only upon the expiration of the respective period for which you have already made payment
You agree to indemnify and hold Vegan to Dinner harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against them by any third party due to, or arising out of, or in connection with your use of the website or any of the services offered on the website.
Limitation of liability
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Vegan to Dinner, be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, the service.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Vegan to Dinner assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of our service; and (iii) any unauthorised access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein.
Right to change and modify Terms
We reserve the right to modify these terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Therefore, you should review these pages periodically. When we change the Terms in a material manner, we will notify you that material changes have been made to the Terms. Your continued use of the Website or our service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future version of the Terms, do not use or access (or continue to access) the website or the service.
Promotional emails and content
You agree to receive from time to time promotional messages and materials from us, by mail, email or any other contact form you may provide us with (including your phone number for calls or text messages). If you don't want to receive such promotional materials or notices – please just notify us at any time on contactus@VegantoDinner.com
Preference of law and dispute resolution
These Terms, the rights and remedies provided hereunder, and any and all claims and disputes related hereto and/or to the services, shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in all respects solely and exclusively in accordance with the internal substantive laws of the United Kingdom, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any and all such claims and disputes shall be brought in, and you hereby consent to them being decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in London, United Kingdom. The application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded.
Concerns regarding content on the Vegan to Dinner site
If you have any concerns with content on this site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We will review the matter and remove any material that is deemed unacceptable or inappropriate.
If you do have comments you wish to share with us please email Contactus@VegantoDinner.com
We aim to deal with all emails and correspondence speedily and sympathetically. All complaints are logged, investigated and replied to.
Provisions recommended for websites with user communities
Vegan to Dinner offers its users/members the ability to interact with other users/members through posting comments, material and providing feedback. Your Vegan to Dinner username (which is drawn from the first part of your email address) is displayed on screen for other Vegan to Dinner users to see – but posts on Vegan to Dinner Forum are visible to anyone on the internet. All users that join the Vegan to Dinner community have a public profile that is publicly visible to Vegan to Dinner visitors, and you should bear in mind that your public activity (such as your posts or comments) will be visible to other visitors of the website and could be seen by anyone on the internet.
These Terms are effective from 30 July 2018 and will be updated every time there is a material change.
Code of Conduct
Posting on Vegan to Dinner and its Forum
Vegan to Dinner forums are visible to search engines. This means that any personal information users choose to share in their posts on Vegan to Dinner can be seen widely. We cannot control who sees these posts. However, wherever appropriate we remind users that Vegan to Dinner forums are highly visible and can be read by anyone, anywhere.
In all your posts on Vegan to Dinner, in personal messages to other users, and in choosing your username, you should be mindful about the possibility that information you choose to disclose could lead to someone working out who you are in ‘real life’. For example, anything that references your real life name, your children’s real names, where you live or your date of birth could make it easy for someone to work out who you are. Other personal information in your posts – how many children you have, what job you do, that you work from home on Mondays, that your spouse is a motorbike enthusiast – might also allow people reading Vegan to Dinner to work out who you are (through joining difference information pieces together).
When posting on the Vegan to Dinner Forum, members and visitors are expected to be respectful and polite. Offensive or rude comments are not allowed, and will taken down. Members posting are expected to be tolerant and to welcome different opinions and diversity. Visitors to the site are expected to behave in an acceptable manner that does not harm the site, its visitors/members, or its commercial viability. Unacceptable posts or behaviour includes hacking, introducing viruses, and uploading illegal or defamatory content.
The forum is designed to encourage discussion of issues which relate to cooking and food, and through sharing experiences and knowledge, members can benefit each other. It is not a forum designed to exercise or share political views and it is not a campaigning forum.
It is within the rights of the moderator to exclude individual members from the discussions if they do not adhere to the rules of the Forum.
Vegan to Dinner is a site for grown-ups and we believe that our users are adults who can decide for themselves what information they choose to share on Vegan to Dinner Forum. That said, if you’re ever worried that you’ve said too much, hit ‘report’ on one of your posts and explain the problem to our site moderation team; they will be happy to help if they can.
You should be aware that the moderation team and a small number of other members of staff at Vegan to Dinner have access to your posts and can see that content in combination with your registration data. We restrict to the minimum the number of staff who have access to this data and we constantly review this. You can check your registration data in My Account.
We provide a copy of all Forum posts to a small number of organisations for analysis or to create software analysis tools to analyse brands and sentiment towards topics. Your personal data and username is not included in the copies of posts that we provide to these organisations.