The Simple Green (“Site) is an internet based Sole Proprietorship operating from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. This Site is dedicated to sharing plant-based recipes, food photography, and organic gardening.
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Site, register on the Site, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name and/or email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Web browser cookies
The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies and tracking signals using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Website may not work properly or at all. Our Site may not respond to Do Not Track signals sent by your browser.
How we use collected information
This Site may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
- To run and operate our Site, We may need your information display content on the Site correctly.
- To improve customer service Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
- To personalize User experience, We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- To improve our Site, We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
- To send updates, newsletters, run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
- To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
- To send periodic emails, We may also use the email address provided to send User information and updates. It may also be used to respond to your inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
- To allow Users to provide comments and feedback on posts.
How Users information is protected
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not always 100% secure. We do our best to protect your Personal Information, however, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk.
Users acknowledge that the personal information voluntarily shared with this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through this Site without our knowledge or permission. You release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and Users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use trusted third party service providers to help us operate this Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out email newsletters, surveys, or other weblog elements. We may share your information with these trusted third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission by signing up/ subscribing to the mailing list.
If Users decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include recipes, news and updates, related to this Site. We may use trusted third party service providers to help us operate our business, the Site and/or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. Again, We may share your information with these trusted third parties for those limited purposes only provided that you have given us your permission by signing up/ subscribing to the email list.
Updating Your Information
User rights under data protection laws include the right to access, erase, correct, restrict, and/or object to our use and processing of your personal data. You have the right to confirmation as to how and where we process your data. You have the right to withdraw, opt-out, cease use of this Site, or unsubscribe at any time.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising, links or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, other blogs, products, and other third parties – We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and you understand and agree that We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site, and We are not responsible for your use or misuse of any information or services on those sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on or to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
If you are under the age of 18 (or under the age of majority in your jurisdiction/province/territory/country) you may use our websites only with the consent of a parent or guardian. We ask minors (people under the age of 18 or under the age of majority in their jurisdiction/ province/ territory/ country) not to send any personal information to our website without the consent of a parent(s) or guardian(s). Parent(s) and/or guardian(s) are fully responsible to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personal information on the Internet. We do not knowingly collect or solicit data online from or market online to minors under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
This Site and any related materials, recipes, printed, and/or published information and the like are not intended to diagnose, cure, or otherwise treat or manage any medical or physical condition. Please consult a medical professional before trying any recipe, ingredient, and/or product shared directly or indirectly on this Site. You agree to indemnify and save harmless this Site and its owner, Heidi Eileen Richter, for any direct or indirect loss incurred as a result of your use or misuse of this Site and any related communications or information on or from this Site. You expressly acknowledge and understand that any information or knowledge gained as a result of your use of this website is used at your own risk. The owner of this Site takes no responsibility for any actions or omissions you choose to make as a result of accessing or using this Site, or any related materials, recipes, printed, and/or published information, and the like. Use this Site at your own risk.
Intellectual Property & Copyright
All images, written text, graphics and illustrations are owned by this Site and its owner Heidi Eileen Richter, unless otherwise stated. The intellectual property on this Site may not be used in any way, including republishing or syndication of text or images contained herein. It is a violation of law to use any intellectual property on this Site in whole or in part, and modification of any materials contained on this site is illegal and may be subject to prosecution to the fullest extent possible, which may include seeking financial compensation, damages, and/or an court injunction.
Should you wish to share any text or images from this Site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission in advance. Generally, I am happy to share one image, a summary and a link back to the original post on this Site, however, please request permission in advance.
The information contained herein constitutes the entire agreement between a User(s) and our Site relating to the use of this Site.
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