Disclaimer, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy

Le Disclaimer aka the boring stuff you don't even read

(yes that last part was Baymax)

On this blog I offer my personal views on a healthy lifestyle. Any advice is based on personal experience, opinions, and research – it shouldn’t be considered medical advice.

The author of this site encourages you to consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. No information on this site should be relied upon to determine diet, make a medical diagnosis, or determine treatment for a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.

If you attempt any workout provided by this blog, you’re doing so at your own risk.

All images and text on my blog belong to me unless otherwise stated, and may only be used with my permission.

Embedded posts (from twitter, instagram, vine, youtube, giphy etc.) belong to the original poster.

SPONSORED CONTENT

This one gets its own special little header, because transparency is very important for me.

All posts will always be 100% my own honest opinion and text. I don’t accept guest posts or pre-written content by brands – but you might see a guest post from a blogging friend once in awhile.

When a product is gifted, I will refer to them as so (marking them ‘courtesy of’ or ‘c/o’), and I will always disclose when a post is sponsored, contains PR samples or similar to maintain an honest relationship with you,  my readers.

I only agree to write about products/services I like, fits the blog and can bring value to you, my readers. I’d never pretend to like something just to earn a few $. My blog is my baby and I want to take good care of it – I don’t want to waste time writing about something I don’t enjoy and you don’t want to read.

That’s why I actually decline about 95% of offers that come my way.

If there’s something I know I’m not going to like, I won’t accept it for a review.

It’s important for me that it’s a win-win-win situation: For you, me and the brand – I want to provide value for everyone. It might surprise you, but there’s a lot of work involved in running a blog – sponsored posts are a way brands compensate a blogger for the time and work they put into writing, photography and promoting a post, not paying a blogger to lie. I mean, everything here is available to you 100% free. Not to mention the cost of servers, hosting and other tools that’s necessary to keep the blog running. I hope this can help you see things from my perspective.

Affiliate links

Affiliate links are sometimes incorporated into posts to monetize links. With affiliate links, I get a tiny % if you decide to purchase something through an affiliate link on my site. The products do not cost more with affiliate links, and it’s completely up to you if you want to buy a product I mention on this site. I’m not paid to place affiliate links, I’m signing up for these programs on my own accord – and therefore only chose to link to content that I adore and would recommend anyway. I also join affiliate programs because in some cases that allow me to share the shop’s images without breaking copyright laws.


There are a few bloggers who gives all of us a bad rep. I’m just as much a blog reader as a blogger, and I know it’s essential that you can trust the blogger when it comes to working with brands.

If you ever have a question about any of this, or feel like I’m not being transparent enough, please email via the form onthis page.

Comments

While I’m not a big fan of link dropping in comments I will allow them IF the comment is relevant to the post or the discussion. If your comment is only a link, or says something like ‘nice post – here is my blog’ etc it will be treated as comment spam. I’m the judge of what is and isn’t spam. The best thing you can do is keep your comments helpful, engaging and on topic and you won’t have a problem. I use ‘no follow’ tags in comments anyway – so you will not benefit in an SEO sense by doing it either legitimately or spammily.

Terms & Conditions

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, Annesmiles.com and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights published on this website and materials used on Annesmiles.com. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages, files or other content from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website in neither print nor digital media or documents (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website;
  • redistribute material from this website – except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution; or
  • republish or reproduce any part of this website through the use of iframes or screenscrapers.

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organisation.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of Annesmiles.com or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to this website without Annesmiles.com’s express written consent.

This includes:

  • scraping
  • data mining
  • data extraction
  • data harvesting
  • ‘framing’ (iframes)
  • Article ‘Spinning’

You must not use this website or any part of it to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without the express written consent of Annesmiles.com.

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. Annesmiles.com reserves the right to restrict access to certain areas of this website, or at our discretion, this entire website. Annesmiles.com may change or modify this policy without notice.

If Annesmiles.com provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. You alone are responsible for your password and user ID security.

Annesmiles.com may disable your user ID and password at Annesmiles.com’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Annesmiles.com makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Annesmiles.com does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Limitations of liability

Annesmiles.com will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if Annesmiles.com has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit the liability of the site owner in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by the negligence of Annesmiles.com or its agents, employees or shareholders/owners;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Annesmiles.com; or
  • matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Annesmiles.com to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other parties

You accept that, as a limited liability entity, Annesmiles.com has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Annesmiles.com’s officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Annesmiles.com’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as Annesmiles.com.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

Indemnity

You hereby indemnify Annesmiles.com and undertake to keep Annesmiles.com indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Annesmiles.com to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Annesmiles.com’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Annesmiles.com arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to Annesmiles.com’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Annesmiles.com may take such action as Annesmiles.com deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

Annesmiles.com may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

Annesmiles.com may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with Annesmiles.com’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with Annesmiles.com’s Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and Annesmiles.com in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Privacy Policy

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address and in some cases a phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities. This information will never be shared or sold without permission from the user.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. This information is used to track visitors and provide statistics.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience and load content quickly. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Our site may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  •  To improve customer service information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  •  To personalise user experience we may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  •  To send periodic emails, we may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

This site has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.



Last updated: September 2016