Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the exact terms of our commitment to your privacy.

Persons/Parties Covered

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover all visitors to this website, all subscribers to mailing lists or newsletters whether paid or unpaid, all members or affiliates whether paid or unpaid, and all customers. Persons who visit or view this website, whether purposely or accidentally, intentionally or unintentionally, whether solicited or unsolicited, are described herein as “Visitors” and are parties to this Privacy Policy. Subscribers to mailing lists or newsletters are referred to herein as “Subscribers” and are parties to this Privacy Policy. Persons who join an organization or marketing endeavor for example, “affiliates”, promoted by this website are called “Members” herein and are covered by this Privacy Policy. Finally, anyone who orders, attempts to order, or receives a product sold (recipients) or advertised on or delivered from this website, even no cost products, is called a “Customer” herein and is subject to this Privacy Policy not only by passive acceptance, but by virtue of the Purchase Agreement contract. The website, its agents, owners, operators, and employees are referred to collectively herein as “Website,” “Site,” and/or “Seller”.

Persons Excluded From This Website Are Still Covered

In the event that a person excluded from this website because of the Terms of Use or from denial of service by the website, who nonetheless unlawfully views this site, that person remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and is in violation of the Terms of Use.

Persons Under The Age Of 18 Are Excluded From This Website

This website is not accessible, lawfully, to persons under the age of 18 years old or who are otherwise covered by the provisions of the Child Online Privacy Act of 1998 (COPA). If you are under the age of 18 years you must leave this site right away. Fraudulent use of this website may make you subject to civil or criminal sanctions.

Viewing And/Or Use And/Or Communication Is Construed As Acceptance Of The Terms Of This Privacy Policy

Acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy is a portion of the consideration required for your right to visit this website. If you do not accept the terms, you have no right to visit this website and you are fraudulently using this website.

A Note To Residents Of California (Online Protection Act Of 2003 – OPPA)

It is the intent of this Privacy Policy to comply with the California Protection Act. Various provisions throughout this Privacy Policy address requirements of the act. In summary, you must presume that we collect electronic information from all visitors. This is not usually personally identifiable information. If you purchase a product or service via this website (and thereby become covered by the Act), the purchase agreement you electronically sign prior to purchase allows the website to collect and archive all the personal information you provide and to transmit and/or transfer that personal information to third parties. There is no way you can modify this information and you have no right to do so. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, you have no right to view or receive any information about our database. In the event that the website, under advice of counsel agrees to divulge information, the requesting party must submit whatever information is demanded by the website to ensure that the website is releasing information to the correct party. Other provisions of the OPPA may exempt this website from complying. While we take measures to ensure that outside parties do not have access to any information we have about you, we do not warranty that outside parties will not breach our system and thus have access to your information. (Important to note: Merchant service providers do not allow us access to your credit card information.) This Privacy Policy is also subject to change without notice. You are required to read it prior to each use of this website. By interacting with this website you agree to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy. By using the website or purchasing a product through this website, you waive the right to use state or federal court systems to address complaints and, instead, agree to use the Canadian Arbitration Association.

About The Personal Data This Website Collects And How It Uses It

This website routinely collects information about its visitors, subscribers, members, and customers. This information is obtained in a variety of ways, such as:

Visitor, Subscriber, Member, Or Customer Information Obtained From “Registration”

“Registration” indicates that the Visitor, Subscriber, Member or Customer takes active, positive steps to communicate information to this website. This can include pages or ‘pop ups’ where you register for a newsletter or subscribe to a mailing list; this can include your participation in visitor surveys; this can include requesting information from the website through email, mail, or courier; this can be from joining an affiliate program or other membership organization, paid or unpaid; this can be from ordering a product.

Occasionally, complete credit card information may be provided to the website via fax or a fill-in form, rather than regular secure merchant service processing. This information is kept at the highest level of security and is never divulged to anyone except the merchant service provider or for the purpose of communication with the customer.

Ordering Online

Online ordering via SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypted communication provided by shopping cart services supporting merchant service companies like Visa and Master Card provides information to the website but does not provide complete credit card numbers. In the process of online ordering, the customer provides, name, address, city, state or province, email address, phone number, CVV or CVV2 (back of card) number, and, occasionally a member password. You should consider all this information available to the website. This information is used to deliver the product, but under the Purchase Agreement you also approve its use for general solicitation purposes.

Visitor Email Inquiries

Website visitors who wish to communicate with the website do so under 2 conditions: 1) they give their permission for contact by the website; 2), they are subject to any ‘submission’ provisions of the Terms of Use, Purchase Agreement, or this Privacy Policy. While your email address may or may not be used to solicit you, it is added to the website’s general solicitation database.

Customer Email Or Testimonials

If you are a customer and send an email to the website, or if you communicate with the site by phone or mail, the website collects information about your communication and by communicating with the site you give your permission to collect, archive, retrieve, and otherwise use any information collected as the website sees fit.

Any communication which, in its sole discretion, the site deems to be a testimonial, may be publicized for commercial purposes.

Information Obtained From Visitor Interaction With Banners, Popups, Or Site Advertisers

Visitors clicking on banners or pop-ups or hyperlinked advertising, appearing on this website must assume that information is being collected about them. This site is not responsible for the use of information collected in such a fashion. Visitors must assume that (1) information will be collected, (2) that ‘cookies’ will usually be placed on their hard drive, (3) that this website does not have any control over what happens with this information, (4) that this website takes no responsibility over the accuracy or content of advertisers, (5) that this website is not responsible for downloads from third party advertisers that contain malware, viruses or worms or other computer code that causes their computer or software harm, and (6) that this website assumes no responsibility for the data that is garnered from the click itself or that the advertiser collects.

Information Gleaned From Referring Emails And Referring URLs

If you send a friend an email from this site or if you send the url or one of our web pages to a friend, you must assume that some data is collected about your IP address or your email address and that of your friend. You must assume that referred emails or web pages may appear to come from your email. You must accept full responsibility for referring pages or email to a friend and agree to indemnify this site for any damage, intentional or unintentional that results from said referrals.

Information Gleaned From Voluntary Visitor, Subscriber, Member Or Customer Surveys

Unless otherwise specified in the survey, you must assume that any information provided to the website as part of a survey in which you participate may be used for general solicitation for commercial purposes and that such information will be shared with joint venture partners, affiliates, marketing organization or used by the site itself for product design or solicitation purposes.

Information Gleaned From Electronic Means And use Of Cookies

This website, like many others, collects information about your computer, your email address and your IP address. You must assume that your web-viewing or web-use activity is monitored, tracked, and information is being collected. This information is not usually of a personal nature, but it may help define your viewing habits and product preferences even though the website may or may not have any idea who you are personally.

“Cookies” is web-speak for bits of computer code placed on your computers hard drive. Websites use this to keep you ‘logged in’, to keep track of search criteria, to monitor use, to password protect use of this website or use of products sold by this website. Cookies can also be used to obtain information about your computer configuration or your use of your computer.

Cookies can be used to electronically gather information about you. Again, it may or may not be personal information, but it is information, and by using this site you are expressly giving permission to use ‘cookies’ and to use the information gathered from their use to benefit you. You also give permission to collect, archive, retrieve, and use any information collected for product design, product offers to you, and general commercial solicitation purposes by this site or joint venture partners, affiliates, and marketing organizations.

How Information Collected May Be Used

The use of information as described below may or may not be how information that is collected is customarily used by this site. While actual use of any information collected may be used quite conservatively, you must assume that it is not. You must assume that information collected is shared with other persons or entities for commercial purposes. While this is uncommon in practice, you must assume that it is, as you make your decision whether or not to view or interact with this website. This type of shared information may include your name, address, phone number, email address and buying habits, as well as other information. This information may be used for general commercial solicitation by this website or other persons it is sold to, rented to, or shared with.

Information That Is Not Shared

Credit card information or other financial information is not usually known to this website. However, in the event that it is made known, that information is never revealed to anyone except to processing authorities or law enforcement agencies. However, the provider of such information gives express permission to use it in fraud investigation or for litigation.

Public Forums And Bulletin Boards

Visitors, subscribers, members, or customers who use any site provided bulletin boards or other public forums, such as chat rooms, do so at their own risk. You may not assume that this website monitors these services or protects you in any manner from information you post publicly or share with anyone else via these services.

Spam

By providing to this website information that forms the basis of communication with you, such as an email address, you waive all rights to file complaints concerning unsolicited email or spam from this website since, by providing such information, you agree to receive communication from us. However, all email communication with you shall contain an ‘unsubscribe’ link where you may notify the website that you no longer wish to receive solicitations or information from the website and your name will be removed from the general solicitation database.

Data Security

This website takes measures to protect its data that contains information related to you. However, as a consideration for viewing this site or interacting with this site in any manner, you waive all claims of any nature against this site concerning the loss, alteration, or misuse of information. You must assume that it is possible for your personal data to be obtained by others, such as “hackers,” and used in an inappropriate manner that may cause you harm and that you agree that the site is not responsible for damages to you.

Questions, Comments Or Reporting Of Incidents

You may direct all inquiries to: http://rawfoodblog.info/contact/

Changes To This Privacy Policy Without Prior Notice

This Privacy Policy is dynamic. It will continually change. You may not assume that it remains the same and you agree to check the privacy policy each time you visit the site for changes. Unless, in the sole opinion of the website, this policy changes so drastically as to suggest a posted notification on the site or via email, you will receive no notification of changes to this Privacy Policy nor, under any circumstances, does this site promise notification. Your continued use of this site always evidences your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy and any and all modifications.

Latest Update

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: July 30, 2011

Disputes

As part of the consideration that this Website requires of the Visitor to view, use, or interact with this site, Visitor agrees to use binding arbitration for any claim, dispute, or controversy (“CLAIM”) of any kind (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) arising out of or relating to this purchase, this product, including solicitation issues, privacy issues, and terms of use issues.

Arbitration shall be conducted pursuant to the rules of the Canadian Arbitration Association, which are in effect on the date a dispute is submitted to the Canadian Arbitration Association. Hearings will take place in the city or county of the Seller.

In no case shall the Visitor have the right to go to court or have a jury trial. Visitor will not have the right to engage in pre-trial discovery except as provided in the rules; you will not have the right to participate as a representative or member of any class of claimants pertaining to any claim subject to arbitration; the arbitrator’s decision will be final and binding with limited rights of appeal.

The prevailing party shall be reimbursed by the other party for any and all costs associated with the dispute arbitration, including but not limited to attorney fees, collection fees, investigation fees, travel expenses.

Jurisdiction And Venue If any matter concerning this purchase shall be brought before a court of law, pre- or post-arbitration, Visitor agrees that the sole and proper jurisdiction to be the province and city declared in the contact information of the web owner unless otherwise here specified. In the event that litigation is in a federal court, the proper court shall be the closest federal court to the Seller’s address.

Applicable Law Visitor agrees that the applicable law to be applied, shall, in all cases, be that of the province and country of the Website owner(s).