Site Policies and Legal Info

Legal Notices

The policies below apply to all web sites and social media accounts managed and operated by VCNFM, Inc. (Natural Grocers) including but not limited to Twitter and Facebook.


The products and claims made about specific products on this site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information presented on this website and in other forms of media is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice to replace that of your health care provider. Some content may not represent the opinion of Natural Grocers. 


Independent consumer comments posted to our web sites or social media accounts may not represent factual or scientifically supported points of view or evidence and should not be relied on in any way as an advertisement or endorsement of a product or therapeutic practice by VCNFM, Inc.  Please consult your healthcare provider for guidance.


Certain functionality provided via this website may be covered by U.S. Patent 5,930,474.


This site is operated by Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (VCNFM). All products may not be available in our retail stores. Online pricing may vary from store pricing and is valid in our retail stores.  


Ingredient Notice and Disclaimer

Read all ingredients carefully before consuming any product offered on this web site. Manufacturers can change ingredients or manufacturing processes without notice or warning. Natural Grocers will not assume liability for any cross contamination of ingredients, misprints, or adverse reactions to any ingredients in the products we carry. Natural Grocers will not honor pricing errors and reserves the right to change pricing at any time.


All Rights Reserved

All content on this web site is copyrighted by VCNFM unless otherwise stated. VCNFM allows free use of this content if: 1) it is republished in its entirety without textual changes; 2) the subtitle "from" is included with the headline; AND 3) an active link back to the original article is included with the text. You may also summarize the content in your own words when the summary references a link to the complete content, subject to the conditions of use above. Use is not allowed under terms of the GNU Free Documentation License or other Fair Use rules. Notification of link-back is requested using the Contact Us screen on this site.


Fair Use Notice

The material on this site is provided for educational and informational purposes. It may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of scientific, environmental, economic, social justice and human rights issues etc. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have an interest in using the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. The information on this site does not constitute legal or technical advice.



Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To help you understand what we do to protect your privacy we have provided this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.


We do not allow the use of our mailing lists or your personal information by anyone else. You never have to worry about your name, address, phone number, or any other personal information being used outside of our business. In addition, if we reuse any part of your communication with us, such as product reviews or other feedback, we will remove all personal identifying information prior to doing so. If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices, please contact us at Customer Service.


Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage does not utilize any of its own tracking software on any of its web sites.  We have implemented Google Analytics which to our knowledge does not collect user-level information beyond the IP addresses of site visitors. Please contact in regard to its specific tracking methods, which may change over time.


Securing Credit Card Information

We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading secure credit card payment system, to accept credit cards and electronic check payments safely and securely for our online customers.  The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through its encrypted electronic check and credit card processing networks. However, your actual credit card information is never transmitted to our systems, eliminating much of the risk of data theft.  Our company maintains Level III audited PCI compliance and we participate in the Verified Merchant Seal system.


For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy.