the well essentials policies, disclaimers, and affiliates


Photography, Recipe, and content policy

Please keep in mind that all content on The Well Essentials is copyrighted material and I’ve worked very hard to produce it. Please see the guidelines below if you are interested in using any of the content on The Well Essentials, and when in doubt always contact us via email for permission. 

PHOTO USE

If you want to use my photo(s) to promote my recipe or my blog in general: You may share my photos as long as clearly link back to the original post, and give appropriate visible credit. You also must email me at: megan [at] thewellessentials [dot] com if you promote my work. If you want to use my photo(s) to promote something else, you must request permission beforehand. I do not allow my photos to be used as clip art/stock images unless we have signed a contract for royalty rights to the photos.

RECIPE and content USE

You may not republish my recipe(s) without my explicit permission. If you would like to share or re-publish a recipe or article of mine, you must first obtain my written approval. Sharing recipes falls within the standards of the U.S. copyright laws for recipes and please contact me with questions or to request permission for the sharing of any and all The Well Essentials content.


Nutrition Disclaimer

The Well Essentials is founded and run by Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN. Megan is a licensed registered dietitian, and has a Master of Science in Nutrition, and a Master of Public Health from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition and Tufts University School of Medicine. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual alone, and the information provided on this website has not be written by a physician or is intended for personalized or individualized medical advice. Before making any changes to your individual health, it is necessary to discuss with your personal physician or dietitian before making any diet, supplement, or health changes. You (the reader or audience members) are responsible for all decisions and changes pertaining to your health.

The Well Essentials does not include the medical treatment of or diagnosis of specific illnesses or disorders within our scope of practice. If you believe that you may have an illness which could require medical attention, please consult with a licensed physician. The Well Essentials, Megan Faletra, and any and all members of our team does not replace your (the reader's) physician and you are encouraged to visit your doctor for all serious medical health concerns. At The Well Essentials we focus on providing nutrition, general public health & wellness, and sustainability information that can educate our audience. Any recommendations for supplements, nutrition behavior change, and all other dietary and lifestyle changes are general and should not be taken as personalized recommendation. Before making any changes to your diet, medication, or supplements you (the reader) is responsible for contacting your personal physician. The Well Essentials, Megan Faletra, and any/all members of her team are not liable for any changes you (the reader) made to your lifestyle, medications, supplement use, etc. You (the reader) are responsible for your personal health and should always contact your personal physician before making any changes.


disclosure policy

The Well Essentials works with a variety of brands that we believe hold a similar philosophy and promote a balanced approach to health conscious, sustainable living that we believe we can stand behind and support. The Well Essentials never associates or works with brands and other companies whose messaging, mission, and philosophy do not directly align with The Well Essentials message, mission, and philosophy. These standards are in place in order to maintain the integrity and trust of The Well Essentials community. Certain companies and brands will send product to Megan and The Well Essentials for review. This content on The Well Essentials is always noted, and the collaboration or sponsorship is made clear to the reader.

The Well Essentials also accepts financial compensation for sponsorship, advertising, and other forms of compensated sponsorship when working with brands that have been deemed to be appropriate for The Well Essentials community. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made on The Well Essentials website, however all opinions are our own and are inline with the overall mission and messaging of The Well Essentials. This particular content, advertising space or article post will be clearly identified as sponsored content, and easily identifiable by the reader. 

No brand, or product will ever be promoted without the full support, and belief by The Well Essentials that the particular product/company is worthy of being integrated into a sustainable healthy lifestyle. However, any product claims about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

Please contact The Well Essentials via email if you have any questions about the FTC Rules on Sponsored Conversations


Release of Liability

product/content liability

Any item promoted/advertised/sponsored on The Well Essentials that you the reader chooses to purchase or partake in is entirely in the readers control and is at the discretion of the reader. The Well Essentials is not liable for any adverse issues, or other problems associated with a product. Any information you, the reader submits to The Well Essentials is at your own will and at your own personal risk and is in no way associated with The Well Essentials. The Well Essentials is not responsible for any negative interaction between you the reader and an external third party brand. Any issues with a particular third party brand or company, outside of The Well Essentials should be brought to that company personally. 

nutrition and health related content liability

The Well Essentials is written and produced for informational purposes only. Statements within this site have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Content should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. The reader assumes full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns, and before starting a new diet or health program. The writer(s) and publisher(s) of this site and all of The Well Essentials team members are not responsible for adverse reactions, effects, or consequences resulting from the use of any recipes or suggestions herein or procedures undertaken hereafter.


AFFILIATE DISCRETION NOTICE

The Well Essentials is a participant of a variety of affiliate based programs. These programs are designed to provide a means for sites, brands, and companies to advertising content, and by linking directly to specific products that The Well Essentials philosophy genuinely likes and stands behind. If you click on any of these “affiliate links”, and make a purchase that is usually designated within a particular timeframe, The Well Essentials will receive a small commission for each transaction. That commission is always paid through a third-party and is never associated with the individual who made the purchase. Affiliate links on The Well Essentials website help to ensure that The Well Essentials is able to continue to provide our audience with free content, and support our efforts of sharing and spreading a sustainable health conscious message with the world.

amazon affiliate disclosure

The Well Essentials is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.thewellessentials.com. Any amazon affiliate links are for products that are personally supported and consistent with The Well Essentials brand and messaging. 

skimlinks disclosure

The Well Essentials website uses Skimlinks to create a small revenue if a reader of The Well Essentials chooses to make a purchase off of a link on The Well Essentals. Skimlinks is a company/website that converts product links into affiliate links. This has no impact on you the reader other than I will recieve a small portion of that product purchase, which helps run The Well Essentials and allows us to provide free content to our readers.

share a sale disclosure

The Well Essentials website uses Share A Sale to create a small revenue if a reader of The Well Essentials chooses to make a purchase off of a link on The Well Essentials. Share A Sale is a company/website that converts product links into affiliate links. This has no impact on you the reader other than I will receive a small portion of that product purchase, which helps run The Well Essentials and allows us to provide free content to our readers.

CJ Affiliates

The Well Essentials website uses CJ Affiliates to create a small revenue if a reader of The Well Essentials chooses to make a purchase off of a link on The Well Essentials. CJ Affiliates is a company/website that converts product links into affiliate links. This has no impact on you the reader other than I will receive a small portion of that product purchase, which helps run The Well Essentials and allows us to provide free content to our readers


privacy policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which The Well Essentials collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from readers and users  of the http://www.thewellessentials.com website. This privacy policy applies to The Well Essentials website and all products and services offered by The Well Essentials.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from readers, "users" in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when any user visit our site "https://www.thewellessentials.com", register on the "site", place an order, fill out a form, respond to a survey, 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, mailing address. 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.

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.

Web browser cookies

Our "site" may use "cookies" to enhance the "user" experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. The 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

The Well Essentials may collect and use users personal information for the following purposes: To run and operate our site: We may need your information to display content on our site correctly and appropriately. To improve our customer service: Information you provide may be used to help us respond appropriately to your customer service needs. To make the user experience more personalized: We may use information to understand how our users as whole are utilizing our content and services on our site. To generally improve our Site: We may use feedback provided by our users to improve our products and services. To process payments: We may use the information provided by our users about themselves when placing an order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service. To run a promotion, contest, survey or other feature: This helps us better tailor the information and offerings we send to our users based on information they provided to us. To send periodic emails: We may use the email address to send the user information and updates pertaining to the information they expressed interest in. It may also be used to respond to any inquiries, and requests by the user.

facebook pexels

We do have facebook pexels loaded on The Well Essentials which helps us collect information about how our audience is using The Well Essentials, and helps us better target our advertising to our audience who is interested in The Well Essentials and our content. We will never share or sell any information collected from facebook pexels on our site. 

How we protect your information

We have adopted appropriate data collection, storage and processing security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between our site and you the users occurs over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent any of our users personal identification information to any other providers. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, and approved affiliates for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys.

Electronic newsletters

If a 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. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and our 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.

Email Subscribers

On The Well Essentials you can opt to enter your email address to receive website updates on recent posts. We will never send you spam messages or give out your email address. We do not sell, trade, or transfer any personal information to outside parties.If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

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.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site 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 non personal identification 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 does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Well Essentials has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. 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. 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.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.

This document was last updated on May 24th, 2918