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Written by Whitney Lauritsen on . Posted in Discover (About)

This is a personal website by Whitney Lauritsen. The opinions expressed here represent my own, and they may change from time to time (I am constantly evolving). The website is intended to provide a view of my personal experiences as a vegan and environmentalist, and the information provided is believed to be accurate based on my best judgment. All posts and information provided within this website are for informational and educational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. I have no special training in these fields aside from extensive research and in-depth conversations with professionals.

While every caution has been taken to provide my readers with most accurate information and honest analysis, please use your discretion before taking any decisions based on the information in this website. I will not compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer a loss/inconvenience/damage because of/while making use of information in this website. Any advice I give is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care specialist regarding the suggestions and recommendations made here.

Any photos used on this site that are not watermarked with "Whitney Lauritsen" are stock images from the internet, so I cannot grant you permission to use them. However, if you would like to use a photo that I took please contact me via email - I will most likely say yes. Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each website entry, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane, rude, or anonymous comments) – so keep it polite, please. : )

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Privacy Policy

Written by Whitney Lauritsen on . Posted in Discover (About)

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or mailing address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

1. To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)

2. To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

3. To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

4. To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

5. To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

6. To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?

We do not use cookies.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe 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 our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 5/1/12

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
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Written by Whitney Lauritsen on . Posted in Discover (About)

Website: A Different Feather

A Different Feather is a boutique web marketing firm that specializes in increasing online visibility for small businesses and non-profits. Their clients are business owners who are enthusiastic about growing their online presence but prefer not to devote in-house resources to develop and execute a winning web marketing strategy. They help by building and maintaining attractive websites for them, managing their social networks, overseeing their e-mail marketing campaigns and creating unique blog content. 

Logo: Yashesh Vaghela

Yashesh Vaghela is a graphic designer specialising in the fields of corporate identity (logo) design, web design and photo retouch.

Various Website Elements: Nouri Zarrugh

Nouri Zarrugh is an artist and feelance illustrator based in Austin, Texas.

Header Photo: Jorge Moreno

Words from Jorge, the self taught photography addict: "My photography leans towards portraits which are intimate and personal. I believe people make the best subjects, yet I try to give that intimacy to any subject I shoot. I use photography as a means of self-expression – I make pictures for myself, to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to better understand my reality, to express my interpretation of the world around me, and to interact with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. My goal is to use my camera like Alice’s rabbit hole, to open an unexplored world, a place of curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships, new experiences and most importantly new stories. My work is passionate, expresses intense feeling, and it is spunky, full of liveliness. When people see my work I would like them to feel a connection with the subject."

Video Music: Don Bodin

Don Bodin is a composer, songwriter and music producer who has been composing music for Whitney since 2004. He is also a very talented photographer.

Video Introduction: Salman Khan of VideoExplainers

VideoExplainers is a visual communications and productions company specializing in complete web videos, audio video productions, post production 3d and 2d animations, graphic design and multimedia for web, and broadcast and print media. Their strength is visuals, imagery so powerful that it drives a constant message that helps viewers understand, attracts them to the message and meets the bottom line. Expect great quality and commitment, and excellent customer service.

Editorial Team

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Written by Whitney Lauritsen on . Posted in Discover (About)

Hi! If you have a question, comment, or request here are the ways to get in touch with Whitney. Keep in mind, it may take some time for her to get back to you, so please follow up if necessary.

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Pinterest (visual recipes, beauty, lifestyle tips and inspiration)
Instagram (mobile photo app)

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