Privacy Policy

Effective and Last Updated: April 3, 2019

Adam Vacon (“us”, “we”, or “our”) owns and operates the websites https://www.vaconnutrition.com and https://www.vaconnutritiontoolkit.com (collectively the “Services”). We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors while you interact with the content, products and services on our websites. This Privacy Policy applies to our Services only. It does not apply to other websites to which we link.

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal information in accordance with our Services.

By using our Services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Services.

1.    Information Collected

While using our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information, may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, state, province, ZIP/postal code, city
  • Organization
  • Or other demographic information
  • Cookies and Usage Data

 We collect two types of information from you:

A.  Information you voluntarily provide to us

In the course of engaging with our Services, you may provide Personal Data. Personal Data is often, but not exclusively, provided to us when you sign up for and use the Services, subscribe to our email communication, complete the contact form, send us an email, or communicate with us in any other way. By giving us your Personal Data, you consent to the collection, use and method of disclosure as described in this Privacy Policy.

This information may include:

Subscriber Information: On our websites, there are multiple locations where we will collect your name and email address in exchange for relevant free information, product updates and updates concerning the Services. 

Registration Information: In order to fully access the Services at https://www.vaconnutritiontoolkit.com, you will be asked to complete the registration process. When you register for an account, you will be asked to provide information such as your name, email address, username, and password.

Billing and Communications Information: If you purchase any of our products or training, you may also need to provide us with payment and billing information, such as your credit card details and billing address. We will also maintain a record of your billing transactions and purchases, and any communications and responses.

B.  Information we collect automatically

When you use the Services, we may automatically collect certain information about your device and usage of the Services. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect some of this information.

This information may include:

Usage Data: We may collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Services that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Cookies & Tracking Data: We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on the Services and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies that may also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Services.

Cookies enable us to serve secure pages to you without asking you to sign in repeatedly.  They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf. See information below at “Third Party Services.”

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the Services.

Examples of cookies we use:

Session Cookies: We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

Preference Cookies: We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

Security Cookies: We use Security Cookies for security purposes. 

2.    Use Of Data

Adam Vacon uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide, operate, optimize and maintain our Services.
  • To notify you about changes to our Services.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Services when you choose to do so.
  • To provide customer support.
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Services.
  • To monitor the usage of our Services.
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues.
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information. 

3.    Legal Basis For Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

We may process your Personal Data because:

  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
  • For payment processing purposes
  • To comply with the law

4.    Retention Of Data

Adam Vacon will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Services, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

 5.    Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Canada and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Canada and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Adam Vacon will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

6.    Disclosure Of Data

Disclosure For Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Adam Vacon may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

Adam Vacon may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Adam Vacon
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

7.    Security of Data

The security of your Personal Data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

8.    Accessing and Updating Your Personal Data and Preferences

We provide mechanisms for accessing, correcting, updating or deleting your personal information. If you are a registered user, you may access and update your registration information and your preferences to receive email or other communications from us by contacting us as stated in this Privacy Policy.

If you receive email from us and would like to not receive any future emails, you can contact us or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email. We will promptly update your preferences for correspondence.

9.    Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights Adam Vacon aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Adam Vacon relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

10. Payments

We may provide paid products and/or services within the Services. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

Stripe is the payment processor we work with. Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://stripe.com/us/privacy.

11. Third-Party Services

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and process your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy.

Here is a list of third-party services we use:

  • Google Analytics – We use Google cookies to gather your demographic data in order to improve your overall user experience.
  • Mailchimp.com hosts and manages all email subscribers for our free and paid products.
  • Stripe.com processes all credit card data for our paid training products.
  • Teachable.com hosts our online programs and training delivered through www.vaconnutritiontoolkit.com. Teachable also functions as our payment processor.

12. Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

13. Affiliate Disclaimer

We may occasionally review, recommend and/or giveaway products or services. You may see links on our websites to purchase the product or service we are recommending. Some of the links within our Services are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Affiliate links are always clearly labeled and the small commission we receive comes at no cost to you.

You will also be glad to know that our recommendations are always based on the merits of the items. We would never recommend anything we wouldn’t buy ourselves, nor would we recommend items if we didn’t believe they would add value to you.

Giveaways and Sponsored Blogs

Whenever we write or blog about a product in the form of a review or giveaway, in exchange for compensation from a company, we will always disclose that fact on our websites. We only choose to partner with high-quality companies in order to preserve our reputation. At the same time, we try to be as honest as possible, ensuring that you receive the most truthful information about the products and services we review. Sponsored blogs and giveaways are always clearly labeled.

14. Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this Site.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

15. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy please contact: [email protected]