Last updated August 15, 2019
Vegan Outreach (VO) is committed to maintaining the privacy of donors, volunteers, and website visitors. We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy.
PO Box 1916
Davis, CA 95617-1916
VO collects information from website visitors at several different points on this website. We collect only the domain name of visitors to our website, aggregate information on what pages visitors access, and information volunteered by the visitor such as survey information, email, and other personal information.
The information we collect is used to improve our website and to follow up with visitors, including to notify them about updates to our website and alert them about issues and opportunities at VO. The information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. All personal information is stored on a secure server with password protection.
Visitors under the age of 13 (US) or 16 (EU and elsewhere), please ask your parent or guardian for consent before submitting personal information to this site. If we have reason to believe a visitor is underage and we have collected their personal information without proper consent, we will delete that information in a reasonable period of time.
To process a charitable contribution or product purchase, it is necessary for VO to gather the donor’s name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and credit card information. This data is used to verify identity and execute the financial transaction. Additionally, phone number and email address information may be used to contact visitors regarding the transaction.
VO may use service providers such as merchant banks and ecommerce companies for the express purpose of conducting financial transactions. It is important to note that credit card numbers are used only at the time of the transaction, and are not stored following the conclusion of the transaction unless a transaction is selected that occurs on a regular basis. For transactions that recur, credit card information is stored in an encrypted format.
Your Data, Opt Out, and Right to be Forgotten
Supporters and donors can email [email protected] to obtain details about what information we store about them, to opt out of our lists, or to request changes to personal data as collected by VO.
Supporters and donors have the “Right to be Forgotten” and can email [email protected] to request that we remove their personal contact information from our records.
Donors should please note that we are obligated to store monetary transaction records per our document retention policy in keeping with best practices for 501c3 organizations.
News and Action Alerts
If a site visitor chooses to subscribe to any of our electronic emails through the sign-up forms on our site or while making a donation, VO requests contact information such as name and email address.
This information is stored securely with a third-party service provider (our agent) for the sole use of VO.
10 Weeks to Vegan and Get Healthy
If someone chooses to subscribe to any of our series of electronic emails or phone texts through the sign-up forms on our site or in person gathered through one of VO’s staffers or volunteers, VO requests contact information such as name, email address, and phone number.
This information is stored securely with a third-party service provider (our agent) for the sole use of VO. Only designated VO staffers have access to this data.
VO doesn’t share or sell any data that we collect. We only use collected data for sending our series of electronic emails or phone texts, as well as for sending electronic surveys to measure and analyze the impact of VO’s work.
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the website or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and more useful to you.
When you use and access our website we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use both session and persistent cookies on our websites. We use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. In addition to our own cookies, we use various third-parties’ cookies to report website usage statistics and track the effectiveness of our web-based advertising.
Third Party Websites
VO is not responsible for the privacy practices of non-VO sites to which our website links. Site visitors are encouraged to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our websites.
VO 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.
Changes to this Policy
VO reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this website. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.