Terms of use

Welcome to VeganVenues

A. Legal information

B. Terms of use

C. Privacy Policy

A. Legal information

VeganVenues is an establishment and published by Soul Trek Ventures which is located in The Netherlands registered at the Dutch CoC: 69352143.

VeganVenues is build and supported by Best4U Group B.V.

Zaadmarkt 95

7201 DD Zutphen

0575 512 125

www.best4u.nl

B. Terms of use

These terms of use outline the rules and regulations for the use of the VeganVenues website.

Last update: November 5 2018

These Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy are your agreement with Soul Trek Ventures. If you are a restaurant owner, company and / or franchise holder who accepts the listing via the VeganVenues website, These provisions are applicable together with the general user and sales conditions and the special conditions applicable from your registration. Read them through carefully, these provisions are binding as soon as you use the VeganVenues website. By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use the VeganVenues website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

1. Definitions

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You”, "visitor", "User", and “Your” refers to you, the person or company accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, "The Website", "Soul Trek Ventures", "VeganVenues" "veganvenues.com" refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, "Company"or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves.

2. Definition of  the VeganVenues platform

2.1 Introduction
The VeganVenues website is a free platform that gives the User the possibility to find and add vegan locations in addition to other functionalities. VeganVenues allows the User to search for venues in a distraction free environment, with a strong focus on it's functionality. In return it creates free gain of exposure for the vegan venues which can lead to more traffic/clients for the venue owner. In that respect, VeganVenues only acts as an intermediary when the User visits and / or attends a location. VeganVenues is a community based platform which content is amplified  by the 'vegan' community and/or establishments and companies maintaining a vegan target audience.

2.2 Free of use and charging
The services offered on the VeganVenues website are free of charge. It is free to search and add locations, for visitors including restaurant owners, franchise holders, supermarkets, entrepreneurs, content creators, press agencies, etc. To use The VeganVenues website, no registration for visitor and /or company is acquired.

Rates may be charged if changes are made to the services offered, the evolution of the network, the technology (mobile apps) and / or legal requirements. Users will be duly informed about this by means of an addition to these Terms and Conditions and / or by the addition of special conditions concerning the paid services on the VeganVenues website.

2.3 Business opportunities
Soul Trek Ventures enables advertisement space on the VeganVenues website which is not free of charge and maintain competitive fees.

The possibility to add multiple locations (e.g. franchises, supermarkets) performed by Soul Trek Ventures at request can be charged by competitive handling fees.

2.4 Donations
Vegan Venues is a free platform and it's goal is to serve a bigger growing community. Therefore VeganVenues allows to receive donations for the sole purpose of continuity, improvement of user experiences and functionality and development of future (mobile) apps. Donations are collected and managed by Soul Trek Ventures.

3. Development and changes

All information that can be found on the VeganVenues can be changed at any time, taking into account the interactivity of the website, without this being the responsibility of Soul Trek Ventures. In view of the specific characteristics of the internet, Soul Trek Ventures does not guarantee the continuity of the service, but keeps it under an obligation of effort.

4. Websites and third parties

4.1 Services offered by third parties
Users acknowledge that the VeganVenues website can redirects to third parties via two ways, a Google Map implemented functionality and a external website link of venues/advertisers. Each location on the VeganVenues website refers to, for example, a restaurant, food stall, franchise and / or organization.

4.2 Links to third party websites
The VeganVenues website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. The links are for information purposes only. Soul Trek Ventures does not control these websites and is not responsible for their content or the privacy policy or other methods of those websites. Displaying links to such websites can not be seen as an approval of those websites nor as a possible relationship with the publishers of those websites. It is the responsibility of the User to perform necessary or appropriate checks before using these websites or carrying out transactions with one of these websites.

5. Content management

VeganVenues reserves the right to delete, delete or change all or certain parts and/ or functionalities of the VeganVenues website or services offered on the website without prior notice. VeganVenues also reserves the right to deny access to the VeganVenues website for all or certain Users at any time in case of maintenance, emergency (cyber attack, etc.).VeganVenues has no obligation to check or delete locations. VeganVenues has great trust in the responsibility of the community itself. Directed to visitors as well to venue owners; the economical benefit for the venue owner and the usability for the visitor or end user, at both sides lies in the hands of the vegan community. The purpose of checking these assessments is to ensure the conformity of these assessments with these Terms of Use in terms of publishing, refusing or removing the assessment. Each location is subject to a check by automatic filters and, if indicated, to a human check prior to publication. It takes a maximum of two weeks to check a location . Users can ask to check a previously published review by sending an email to mail@veganvenues.com with a clear indication of the reason for the check. No claim can be made about the response time of emails in any case.

6. Request and report

6.1 Reporting a venue
The Visitor and/ or Company can report venues which no longer exists. Companies (Restaurant owners, brands or venues etc.) has a parent position when it comes to requests for changes in text, imagery and/or complete removal of the VeganVenues website.

Each Visitor and /or Company who has added a location may later request that this location be removed by sending an e-mail to mail@veganvenues.com. When We are informed that a restaurant has been closed or changed to a non vegan menu, all content for that location will be removed. Users can be contacted by Us by e-mail to verify the authenticity of their assessment. A location  can be forwarded to a partner website of Us and can be published on that website. VeganVenues will attempt respond to requests and reports  as soon as possible. No claim can be made about the response time of emails in any case.

6.2 Review of location additions
Location (venues) additions may be (partial) deleted for the following reasons:
-If requested by the venue owner;
-if turns out the venue is not vegan or has not at least 1 vegan option(s) on the menu;
-if  We are of the opinion that his civil or criminal liability can be held liable;
-if the loction content or the elements about the identity of the author contain insults or incidents;
-if the text of the location content contains random characters or sequences of meaningless words;
-if the location Content is not related to the restaurant being assessed;
-if the location Content contains a (possible) violation of the intellectual property rights of a third party;
-if the assessment creates conflicts of interest or deceit, or if We believe that it could generate such conflicts or deception;
-if the text of the location Content is so badly written that it is incomprehensible;
-if the text and/ or imagery of the location Content is inappropriate;
-if the location Content contains personal information or elements that could lead to identity theft, in particular the first or last name of persons who are not public persons, a telephone number, a postal address or an e-mail address;
-if the location Content is clearly spam.

7. Rating and Reviews

VeganVenues explicitly has chosen to not maintaining a rating system for venues. The VeganVenues website is meant to be a tool for the community and not a gratification platform like for example social media platforms. It is therefor also not possible to comment or review about a certain venue and/ or experience. However, visitors can 'like' a venue but there is no possibility to show an 'unlike'.  Added to that, likes on VeganVenues website are never going to be analyzed and or used/sold for marketing purposes. If their are any changes made in this article about rating and reviewing venues, we advise the User to check and read the Terms of Use on a regular base.

8. Content Liability

8.1 Limitations
We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Soul Trek Ventures declines all responsibility for all damage or losses related to the use or inability to use the VeganVenues website, except for exceptions provided for by law.

Users expressly acknowledge that the photos on the VeganVenues website are not contractual. If agreed with the relevant party.

8.2 Warranty
Soul Trek Ventures can not guarantee that the information provided is detailed, complete, verified or correct. The venue details, information, restaurant pages and the complete content displayed on the VeganVenues website is provided 'as is', without any express or implied warranty of any kind whatsoever.

The parameters of the real time location functionality depend partly on the information provided and / or entered by the venue. That information may not match reality. In this way, for example and not exclusively, Users acknowledge and accept that VeganVenues can not be held liable in any case if the venue closes the doors, for whatever reason, or if the expectation(s) do not comply, for which reason. In the same way and for the same reasons Users accept that Soul Trek Ventures is in no way liable if a venue does not apply a product or special menu, for whatever reason.

9. Intellectual Ownership

9.1 Ownership
All moral and material intellectual property rights concerning the content and information on the Vegan Venues website belong to Soul Trek Ventures, with the exception of the rights belonging to third parties and of which Vegan Venues has obtained the necessary rights or permissions.

9.2 License
Unless otherwise stated, Soul Trek Ventures and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on VeganVenues. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from https://veganvenues.com for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:
-Republish material from https://veganvenues.com;
-Sell, rent or sub-license material from https://veganvenues.com;
-Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from https://veganvenues.com;
-Redistribute content from Vegan Venues (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

The rights granted to the User for the purpose of using the Vegan Venues website and the services offered by Soul Trek Ventures do not imply any transfer or consent with regard to the management or use of any element of the Vegan Venues website.

9.3 Protection of all elements: trademarks, designs, logos, hyperlinks, information, etc.
All elements (brands, designs, texts, hyperlinks, logos, images, videos, sound elements, software, lay-out, databases, codes, etc.) on the Vegan Venues website and social media channels are protected by national and international legislation on intellectual ownership. Those elements remain the exclusive property of Soul Trek Ventures and / or its partners.

9.4 Prohibition of use without permission and sanctions
Users may not, without the prior written consent of Soul Trek Ventures and / or its partners, reproduce, present, republish, redistribute, adapt, translate and / or modify information of the Vegan Venues website, in whole or in part, or transfer such data to another medium.

Users acknowledge and understand that non-compliance with the provisions of this Article is a violation that can be sanctioned by civil and criminal law.

10. Hyperlinking to our Content

10.1 Guidelines
Organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

10.2 Approval
We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations
representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from
the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of ; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to mail@veganvenues.com. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response. No claim can be made about the response time of emails in any case.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:

By use of our corporate name; or
By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or
By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.

No use of VeganVenues’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

10.3 Iframes
Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

10.4 Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our VeganVenues website. You agree to immediately remove all links to our VeganVenues website upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our VeganVenues website, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

10.5 Removal of links from our website
If you find any link on our VeganVenues website or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date. No claim can be made about the response time of emails in any case.

11. Other provisions

If a provision of these Terms of Use is invalid, illegal, unenforceable or unenforceable, the validity, legality, enforceability or enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms of Use will under no circumstances be affected or influenced. These provisions remain in force and retain their full effect.

Soul Trek Ventures can draw up a new provision with the aim of restoring the common will of the parties, as expressed in the original clause and in accordance with the applicable legislation.

The titles of the paragraphs in this document are purely indicative and are not considered to be an integral part of these Terms of Use.

To the extent permitted by law, these Terms of Use and the relationship between Soul Trek Ventures and the Users are managed and interpreted in accordance with Dutch law. To the extent permitted by law, the Dutch version of these conditions will take precedence over the versions translated or prepared in other languages

12. Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.
To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

C. Privacy Policy

13. Definitions and policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 5th 2018. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and invite you to consult it regularly so that you are kept informed of possible updates.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the VeganVenues Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources. This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

This Privacy Policy provides a detailed description of our policies and procedures for any collection, use and disclosure of your personal data. We value it very much and make every effort to ensure the security and confidentiality of the information you provide us during your visit to our site or the use of our services. It is VeganVenues’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to the VeganVenues website, which is a community based platform that allows users ('you', 'your') to search and add vegan venues worldwide. Our website, mobile sites and related applications (together 'our site') are managed and processed by Soul Trek Ventures ('we', 'we', 'us', 'our') as owner and controller, and Best4U Group B.V. as (technical) support. By visiting our site and using our services, you confirm that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and the procedures described here for the collection and management of information.

14. Cookies

By using the VeganVenues website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with VeganVenues’s privacy policy.

14.1 Procedure
To enrich and perfect your online experience, VeganVenues does not use "Cookies" to achieve this. The VeganVenues website remains 'light weight' by the design of it's framework. The VeganVenues website is meant as a free tool for the user, and to gain free exposure for venues. It has no intent to gather or analyze data like similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

14.2 Cookies and other web technologies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. VeganVenues does not identify and track visitors, their usage of https://veganvenues.com, and their website access preferences. Most of the modern day interactive web sites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies. Cookies contain basic information about your internet usage. Your browser sends these cookies every time you visit our site, so that your computer or mobile device is recognized. This way it can improve your browsing experience.  In our Cookie Policy you will find more details about cookies and similar technologies that we use.

At http: // www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ you will also find more information about cookies in general, including how you can see which cookies are installed on your (mobile) device and how you can manage and delete them.

14.3 Use of cookies by VeganVenues
According to the builder of this website Best4U Group B.V. , we do not use cookies on our website for general purposes as:
To identify your browser when you visit our site again, to save and remember preferences that you have indicated on your previous visit. For example: when you have registered on our site, the cookies ensure that we can remember your login details, so that you do not have to enter these details again and again.
To match your browsing experience and the content on our site to your needs. For example: when you visit a webpage, we, our service providers or our partners automatically install a cookie to recognize your browser when using the internet so that we can show information that may be of interest to you.
To measure and document the effectiveness of certain functions, offers and electronic communications (by determining which e-mails you have opened and whether you clicked on a link in the e-mail message).

Geolocation and other information received from your mobile devices:  we may collect information about your location with your consent if your mobile device is configured to send that type of information to the Veganvenues website  (see the privacy settings of your mobile device). For example, we may use this information to display vegan venues in your area. You can change the privacy settings of your mobile device at any time and disable the location data sharing feature with the browser you are using. Disabling location data sharing can, however, affect some features of the website. Consult the manufacturer of your mobile device for help with privacy settings.

14.4 Disclamation
VeganVenues visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using VeganVenues’s websites. The drawback that certain features of Vegan Venues’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies is not applied according the builder of this platform. By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to VeganVenues's use of cookies.

14.5 Landing page notification about cookie policy
According to the builder of this website Best4U Group B.V.  it is not mandatory to show a cookie policy buttonon our homepage to agree with by the Visitor. The matter of fact is that the VeganVenues websites holds and/or uses no personal data to function properly, as defined in article 2 of Terms of Use.

15. Personal Data

VeganVenues does not collect personal data of users. The visitor and/or the Company who added a location remains anonymous.

The data we manage are locations (adresses), websites, images, of venues. This data is always provided among other things by users and /or companies (eg: restaurant holders, organisations) and is meant as beneficial for both parties. It is not possible to create accounts for visitors and/or users (yet), therefore we cannot collect any personal data. If VeganVenues in the future 'going to collect data from new functionalities like user accounts, we recommend the User to check on the Terms of Use by that time.

16. Data analysis 

Unlike most website operators, VeganVenues does not collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

VeganVenues will not release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

VeganVenues also never collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://veganvenues.com blog posts. On top of that, We have chosen to unable personal user accounts, commenting and/or reviews on this platform.

17. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to VeganVenues’s websites choose to interact with VeganVenues in ways that require VeganVenues to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that VeganVenues gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, depending which web browser a visitor uses, it may ask visitors their current location for optimal use of the map functionality. VeganVenues is not gathering location data, although a web browser or navigation website/app can, please read the applicable user terms of the party or application.

18. Aggregated Statistics

VeganVenues does not collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. VeganVenues does not display this information publicly or provide it to others. VeganVenues will ongoing  improve the overall functionality and user experience of the website. Although VeganVenues does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

19. Security

The security of your Personal Information 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 Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

20. Advertisements

Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by VeganVenues and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. The only advertisement space available is on our homepage in form of an (moving) image or slide show. The background images are not linked. Only a hyperlink (marked as an icon) will bring you to; or a content page of VeganVenues's website, or the advertiser's requested url.

VeganVenues holds the right to develop it's advertisement program which may touches cookie policy and such, if the actual market demands that. We recommend the User to check on updates of  the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy on a regular base.

21. Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Our website may contain links to third party sites, plug-ins and apps. If you visit other sites through links on our site, the administrators of these sites may collect information about you or share information about you. This information will be used in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from our Privacy Policy. We exercise no control over these third party websites and recommend that you read the privacy policy on their websites so that you know exactly what procedures they use to collect, use and disclose personal information.

22. Affiliate Disclosure

The VeganVenues website may use affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.

23. Responsibility

Users guarantee that they are fully aware of the properties and limitations of the internet. In particular, they acknowledge that it is impossible to guarantee absolute protection of data transmitted by Users via the internet. Soul Trek Ventures can not be held liable for possible incidents arising from the transfer of these data.

The Users undertake to indemnify Soul Trek Ventures for the costs that Soul Trek Ventures incurs by the User in a claim or dispute, legal or otherwise, in relation to the use of the services described herein, and indemnifies Soul Trek Ventures from any condemnation in the event of legal proceedings.

In any case, Users expressly acknowledge and accept that they use the VeganVenues website at their own risk and on their own responsibility.

All Users may submit a complaint or objection in the case of unlawful elements that are published on the VeganVenues website.

If Users are of the opinion that elements or content published on veganvenues.com  may be unlawful and / or infringe the acquired copyright, they must immediately inform Us here by sending an e-mail to mail@veganvenues.com  and choose report as subject, supplemented with all available evidence to support the property right. After that procedure has been followed, and after the correctness of the report has been checked, we will make every effort to remove the illegal content as quickly as possible.

Soul Trek Ventures acts as an intermediary in providing services to Users. Therefore, Soul Trek Ventures can not be held criminally liable for the information stored on the VeganVenues and/or it's other channels. If the company was not aware of the unlawful activity or information (including imagery/text, location Content, Restaurant Data, etc.) or if it immediately took action to remove or block access to that data.

24. Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, VeganVenues may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in VeganVenues’s sole discretion. VeganVenues encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

25.Contact Information

If you have any questions about our terms and conditions and/or privacy policy, please contact us via: mail@veganvenues.com

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