Who we are

Our website address is: https://americanvegan.org

AVS is a registered 501(c)3 organization, EIN 226058533. All donations made to the American Vegan Society are tax deductible.

56 Dinshah Dr. Malaga, NJ 08328 856.694.2887
Copyright © 1960- 2019

This privacy policy demonstrates our commitment to protecting your personal information online. This statement explains how we collect and use the information we learn about you from your visit to our website, and which you give us. A link to this Policy is available from all Vegan Society websites.

We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Non-personal information

We collect and store the following non-personal information from you:

  • the IP address and/or domain name from which you access the internet
  • the date and time you access our site
  • the files requested from our site (as well as whether they were successfully received, or any errors that were encountered)
  • the internet address from which you linked to our site
  • any search terms you used to find our site
  • details of your web browser and operating system

This may be linked to the personal data you have given us.

We use this data to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and evaluate traffic statistics (such as the times of day and days of the week at which we see peak traffic) in order to improve performance and help make our site more useful to visitors.

Except as might be required by law or to carry out our business, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties – other than in an anonymous, aggregated format.

Personal Information

We collect and store the following personal information from you:

  • Name
  • Contact Details
  • DOB
  • Dietary Requirements

In some areas of our website, we ask you to provide personal information that will enable us to enhance your site visit or contact you with the information you request or that may be of interest to you, e.g. when you subscribe to our newsletters, make a donation, or take an online action.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media & Content

If you upload images or documents 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.

Contact forms

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions.

If you sign up to one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Opt-out

If you wish to opt out of specific online or offline communications, or for us to remove you from our database altogether, please contact us

Cookies

Like many websites, The Vegan Society uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalized web service. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How is the information used?

If you’ve indicated that you’re interested in receiving further information about our activities, we may send you any information we believe may be of interest to you. You can ask us to stop sending you such information at any time by contacting us at info@americanvegan.org or by unsubscribing on the email.

We’ll only send you information about our work by email where you’ve given us your consent to do so.

For example, where you have given consent to be contacted by email, we’ll normally sign you up to the monthly email newsletter. You may also receive a welcome email telling you about the newsletter and letting you know about other ways to support us. Emails we send you will always give you the chance to opt out of receiving further emails or alternatively, you can contact us using the contact information above. We don’t send out random, untargeted emails, known as spam.

The American Vegan Society will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except as outlined in this policy or when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe the law requires it.

We may occasionally use carefully selected agents to process information on our behalf, such as a mailing house to post communications to supporters. Third parties to which we transfer your information are only authorized to use that information to fulfill their contractual obligations to us and will not be permitted to use it for any other purpose. We retain full responsibility for how your personal information may be used by our agents.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported 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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Security

We place great importance on the security of your personal information and we always try to take appropriate precautions to protect it.
Our server and its security are monitored regularly.

All pages that accept credit card information use secure server software (SSL) with 128-bit encryption: the industry standard for secure commercial transactions. This encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.

Despite all of our precautions, however, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us online and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.

We are also concerned to protect your personal information off-line. We take steps to ensure that access to personal information is restricted to employees who need it. All American Vegan Society employees who handle personal information are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Our employees are notified and reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure your information is protected.

We cannot, however, be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information whether we hold it on or off-line.

56 Dinshah Lane, P.O. Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 856.694.2887
Copyright © 1960-2019

AVS is a registered 501(c)3 organization, EIN 226058533. All donations made to the American Vegan Society are tax deductible.