Information VeggieVisitors gathers and how it is used
VeggieVisitors collects data from your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to analyze paths through our Web site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information about our audience which we use to improve the VeggieVisitors Service (for example, how many international users do we have, how many users use version 3.0 of Firefox, etc.).
VeggieVisitors may issue cookies to users when they come to our Web site to allow us to learn how many unique visitors we have, to aid in analyzing navigation paths through our site, for special promotions, and to maintain login information during a subscriber's session. Cookie tracking identifies you by using a unique number; personal information such as name and address are only correlated with cookie information to allow us to manage subscriber login sessions.
Other companies which place advertising on our site also have the ability to assign their cookies to you in a process that VeggieVisitors does not control. However, cookies cannot be used to identify individuals, only machines, so these advertisers will not know who you are - and VeggieVisitors will not tell them.
On occasion, VeggieVisitors conducts online surveys that ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). These surveys are conducted to determine better ways to support our customers. Survey results provide us information that enables us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers better understand the aggregate demographics of our audience. No individual personal data will ever be released from these surveys. Data may be used in aggregate form to learn more about our customers' needs.
VeggieVisitors may present information to advertisers in the form of aggregate statistics compiled among all of our visitors' answers to survey questions as well as grouped on-site behavior. This is to help our advertisers tailor the content of ads to the interests of our customers. At no time is individual data shared with anyone.
VeggieVisitors may occasionally sponsor a Sweepstakes or contest. In these cases, VeggieVisitors will require users name, mailing address, and email address. Should you choose to participate, we will notify you via email of the result. Should you be a winner and prize redemption instructions will be sent via postal mail to the address you gave us with your entry form. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose and you will not receive any additional mailings.
VeggieVisitors may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what the audience thinks about important issues. VeggieVisitors uses a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.