Non-Personally Identifiable Consumer Data
VEGETARIAN EXPRESS collects Non-Personally Identifiable data including but not limited to web surfer's IP address, web pages which have been viewed by a web surfer, date and time, domain type, and responses by a web surfer to an advertisement delivered by us. We use different types of technologies to collect this type of information, including cookies and web beacons (1x1 pixels). As a part of the registration process , we may request and collect additional non-personally identifiable information about the visitor. Examples of other non-personally identifiable data that may be requested include age, gender, and interests. None of the foregoing information (collectively referred to as "non-personally identifiable data"), by itself, or together, can by its nature be tracked to a specific individual.
Personally Identifiable Consumer Data
We ask people to register and provide personally identifiable data. VEGETARIAN EXPRESS is committed to making sure that clear notice and choice is provided to all consumers before the personally identifiable data is collected, and that they have opted-in to our use of their data. Examples of personally identifiable data that may be requested include name, address, and email address. Web surfers who have provided personally identifiable data may elect to have their data deleted from our files, or kept from being used for purposes other than for the service requested, by following our Opt-Out procedures.
How Information Is Collected
In order to use part of this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide additional information, but encouraged so we can provide a more personalised experience on our site.
We request information from the user on our contact forms. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and address). This information is used for contacting the customer.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may be unable all or part of the site. Cookies may also be used to enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may provide an email newsletter service in which we ask for contact information such as name and email address.
Special Features, Special Offers, Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time we may add a special section to our website which may include promotional details, competitions, surveys or other features. Participation in of they above is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to discplose personal information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as postcode, age level). Information collected may be used to contact a person or for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
We may provide a referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. VEGETARIAN EXPRESS will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. VEGETARIAN EXPRESS stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact VEGETARIAN EXPRESS at www.vegetarianexpress.co.uk to request the removal of this information from their database.
How Collected Information is Used
The non-personally identifiable data that VEGETARIAN EXPRESS collects is used for marketing and sales efforts to better target advertisements and other content to individuals in an effort to create a personally relevant experience for each person. The data is also used to predict responses to advertisements, and to help determine which marketing campaigns perform best and which content is most appropriate for different individuals. If a user elects to provide VEGETARIAN EXPRESS with personally identifiable data, we may utilise such data for marketing purposes. In addition, that data may be combined with information collected from other sources to assist with targeting sales to a user's preferences and behaviours, and for other sales and marketing efforts.
Sharing With Third Parties
All personally identifiable data provided by individuals is maintained in confidence by VEGETARIAN EXPRESS. There are instances, however, in which personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information is shared with third parties, as described below.
The non-personally identifiable data may be shared with third-party partners of VEGETARIAN EXPRESS on an anonymous basis.
With respect to personally identifiable information, VEGETARIAN EXPRESS may, from time to time, provide information to certain third-party administrative vendors for efficiency purposes in providing administrative services such as billing or for other services related to providing an VEGETARIAN EXPRESS product or service. Any third-party vendor so used will be required to enter into a confidentiality agreement with VEGETARIAN EXPRESS.
VEGETARIAN EXPRESS may also share personally identifiable information with third parties who enter into business relationships with us. These business partners may include financial service providers (including credit bureaux and insurance agents); non-financial companies (including retailers, online and offline advertisers, membership list vendors, direct marketers and publishers); companies that perform marketing services on our behalf, and others such as non-profit organisations. We may also disclose information to a third party who provides substantially similar services as the original service signed up for, we decide to stop providing such services ourselves. In such situations, we will provide our users with an opportunity to opt-out of such sharing. Please be aware that VEGETARIAN EXPRESS is very careful about which companies it does business with.
In addition to the above, there is also the possibility that VEGETARIAN EXPRESS, or part(s) of VEGETARIAN EXPRESS, may one day be purchased by, or merged with, another company. In such a case, the acquiring (or merging) company will have access to your information.
Finally, VEGETARIAN EXPRESS may share information on individuals as it deems necessary to comply with a court order or to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials.
VEGETARIAN EXPRESS makes significant efforts to maintain the security of its network and the data we collect. We use various technologies, including, in certain instances, encryption, to ensure the high security standards. Any data that is stored on VEGETARIAN EXPRESS's servers is treated as confidential and is not generally available to the public. VEGETARIAN EXPRESS has an internal security policy with respect to the confidentiality of customer and other data, limiting access only to those employees who we reasonably believe need to know such information for the purpose of performing their jobs. Please keep in mind, however, that the Internet is not a 100% secure medium. Therefore, although we use reasonable efforts to protect information, the possibility of somebody defeating our security measures does exist.
Access to Data
VEGETARIAN EXPRESS allows users who have voluntarily provided personally identifiable data access to their data to ensure that it is correct and to make any changes. Please contact us.
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