Terms & Conditions

This Website, The Plant Based Catholic, and its Content is owned by Elizabeth Varga (“I” or “me”). Any mention of “you” or “your” refers to any visitor or user of this Website.

Please read these terms carefully. I reserve the right to change these terms at any time, without warning. You, as the visitor or user of this Website agree to these terms whether or not you have read them. If you do not agree, please end your use of this Website.

Any and all content on this Website is my property and is protected by U.S. intellectual property laws. When you access this Website you agree that you will not copy, duplicate, steal, or reproduce my content (except as allowed under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act) in any way without my express written permission. The content on this Website is for personal use only.

I am not liable for any incorrect information or omissions on this Website. While I do follow the advice that I give on this Website, I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, nor am I a religious counselor or expert. I am not acting in any professional capacity on this Website. Please contact a doctor, religious counselor, or priest for professional advice.

In accessing this Website, you agree to use this site in a manner that is not against the law or fraudulent in any way.

I reserve the right to block or terminate your account for any abuse of the above policies, if you post an inappropriate comment, or for any reason I see fit.

I am not responsible for any content or sites that I link to on this Website. The content and sites I link to have their own policies and you should refer to their terms and conditions for information regarding their policies.

These terms are governed under the law of Ohio and the United States.

Any updates to these terms and conditions will be published on this page. I reserve the right to update the terms and conditions as I see fit.

See the privacy policy below to understand how your information is being used.

If you have any questions, contact me at: theplantbasedcatholic@gmail.com

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read my privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with my website.

In using this Website, you may provide information about yourself. For example, if you comment on a post, you are giving implied consent to any information you provide to be displayed on this Website. I am not liable for the actions of other individuals who use your information in an unauthorized or unlawful manner.

If you choose to interact with me on social media accounts associated with this Website, you agree that your interactions are public.

As an Amazon Associate I make money from qualifying purchases, at no extra cost to you.

What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog?

When commenting on my site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do I collect information?

I collect information from you when you or enter information on our site through a comment.

How do I use your information?

I may use the information we collect from you when you enter a comment in the following ways:

      To personalize your experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

      To improve my website in order to better serve you.

      To allow me to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

      To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do I protect your information?

I do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

I only provide articles and information. I never ask for credit card numbers.

I do not use Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

I implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Do I use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Cookies are also used to help me understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables me to provide you with improved services. I also use cookies to help me compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that I can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

I use cookies to:

      Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.

      Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the site.

Third-party disclosure

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless I provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist me in operating my website or serving my users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


I, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to my website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, I will add a link to it on my home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering my website.

My Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

      On my Privacy Policy Page

Can change your personal information:

      By emailing me

How does my site handle Do Not Track signals?

I honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does my site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that I do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

I will notify the users via in-site notification

      Within 7 business days

I also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

I collect your email address in order to:

Respond to your comments

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, I agree to the following:

      Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

      Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email me at

theplantbasedcatholic@gmail.com and I will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Me

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact me using the information below.


Last Edited on 2018-06-17