The Simple Green ("Site" or "Website") is an internet based food blog operating from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. This Site is dedicated to sharing plant-based recipes, food photography, and organic gardening.
Personal identification information
This Site may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit this Site, register on this Site, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources available on this Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name and/or email address. Users may, however, visit this Site anonymously. This Site 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
This Site may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with this Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to this 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 this Site. This Site 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 this Site may not work properly or at all. This Site may not respond to Do Not Track signals sent by your browser.
How this Site uses collected information
This Site may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
- To run and operate, this Site may need your information to display content on this 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, this Site may use information in the aggregate to understand how Users as a group use the services and resources provided on this Site.
- To improve this Site though any feedback you provide regarding recipes, products and/or services.
- To send updates, newsletters, run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature.
- To send Users information they agreed to receive.
- To send periodic emails, this Site 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 on this Site.
How Users information is protected
This Site adopts 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 this Site. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not always 100% secure. This Site and its owner do their best to protect your Personal Information, however, this Site and its owner cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to this Site. Any transmission of Personal Information on this Site 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 this Site and its owner are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through this Site without the owners knowledge or permission. You release this Site and its owner 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
This Site and its owner do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. This Site and its owner may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and Users with this Sites business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. This Site may use trusted third party service providers to help operate this Site or administer activities on this Site's behalf, such as sending out email newsletters, surveys, or other weblog elements. Your information may be shared with these trusted third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission by voluntarily submitting it.
If Users decide to opt-in to the mailing list on this Site, they will receive emails that may include recipes, news and updates, related to this Site. This Site and its owner may use trusted third party service providers to help operate this Site and/or administer activities on behalf of this Site, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. Again, this Site and its owner 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 the use and processing of your personal data. You have the right to confirmation as to how and where this Site processes 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 this Site that link to services of partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, other blogs, products, and other third parties - this Site and its owner do not control the content or links that appear on these websites and you understand and agree that this Site and its owner are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from this Site, and this Site and its owner are not responsible for your use or misuse of any information or services on those websites. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These websites 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 this 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, or country) you may use this Site only with the consent of a parent or guardian. Minors (people under the age of 18 or under the age of majority in their jurisdiction, province, territory, country) must not send any personal information to this Site without the consent of a parent(s) or guardian(s). Parent(s) and/or guardian(s) are fully responsible to instruct any children under their care in the safe and responsible use of personal information on the Internet. This Site and its owner do not knowingly collect or solicit data online from or market online to minors under the age of 18 (or under the age of majority in any jurisdiction, province, territory, or country).
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
This Site may use affiliate links to sell certain products or services. This Site and its owner expressly disclaim any and all liability as a result of your purchase through any affiliate link on this Site. This Site will lawfully notify you when and where affiliate links have been placed in any post, or page, in addition to this disclaimer located on this page. You accept express liability for any and all consequences or benefits of clicking the affiliate links contained on this Site or any related communications.
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 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 Site 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.
The Site owner or any contributors are not responsible for the outcome of any recipe found on this Website or linked to from any other source. The desired outcome of recipes may not be achieved due to several factors, including ingredients, equipment, errors/typos, or the User's individual cooking ability.
General Food Safety
The User(s) assumes full responsibility for using their best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as flour, beef, poultry, or eggs, and seeking information from an official food safety authority if they are unsure. The User(s) must also take care to not physically injure themselves by coming into contact with hot surfaces, sharp blades, and other kitchen hazards. It is the responsibility of the User(s) to review all listed ingredients in a recipe before cooking to ensure that none of the ingredients may cause a potential adverse reaction to anyone eating the food based on recipes featured on the Website.
Occasionally, nutritional information such as calories, fat, carbohydrates, etc. may be displayed with recipes found on this Website. This information is provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. This information is generated by an online API including but not limited to WP Recipe Maker that recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size selected by the recipe developer. Under no circumstances will the Site owner or any contributor(s) be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on the nutritional information.
While this information can be helpful in estimating the nutritional information of a recipe, it is by no means accurate or official, and is not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or any other agency or official organization. As these figures are only estimates, the User(s) should be advised that nutritional content may vary due to several factors such as how much of an ingredient is used, how much will actually be eaten, brand differences, etc. To ensure the most accurate nutritional information, the User(s) should make calculations based on the ingredients actually used, using their own preferred method, or consulting with a licensed nutritional expert or registered dietician.
This Website is not a source of nutritional or food safety advice, and as a User, you assume full responsibility for any decisions made regarding your own health and safety.
This Website and its owner cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies published. This Website and its owner disclaim all liability or loss in conjunction with any content provided here. This Website and its owner disclaim any liability for products or services recommended on the site.
Intellectual Property & Copyright
All images, written text, graphics and illustrations are owned by this Site and its owner 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 copyright 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.
The information contained herein constitutes the entire agreement between a User(s) and this Site relating to the use of this Site.
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