the well essentials terms of service, policies, and disclaimers


Terms of Service

The Well Essentials was founded and run by Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN (and any employees, independent contractors, volunteers, and interns). Megan Faletra is a registered dietitian nutritionist, sustainability expert, and public health consultant committed to helping others living sustainably healthy lives.

In order to purchase or access certain content on The Well Essentials website, you may need to provide some personal information (see or Privacy Policy for more details). You agree that any information you provide is accurate, current, and complete. You also understand and agree that any information you provide is subject to the Privacy Policy.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the services, or with any of these Terms of Service, it is your sole responsibility to discontinue using the services.

Any logins, accounts, usernames, and password created on The Well Essentials are for your personal use only, and cannot be shared with others. Each account is to be used by one person only. If we find that you are in violation with these terms, we will immediately terminate your membership with no refund. You are responsible for any fees, including internet or mobile fees, incurred while using these services.We reserve the right to shut down accounts who have violated these Terms at any time, without prior notice.


terms and service of the well library

Before subscribing to The Well Library, a product of The Well Essentials, we recommend that you thoroughly read through these Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy. The Terms of Service and Privacy Policy apply to The Well Library memberships and associated products.

By subscribing to the The Well Library, you verify that you have read these Terms of Service, and agree to them. Your agreement signifies that you are at least 18 years old and eligible by law to enroll in these services. By navigating this website, you also agree to these Terms of Service.

You may not subscribe to the The Well Library without agreeing to the Terms of Service. We reserve the right to change or modify these Terms at any time. Any and all updates made are effective immediately, and you will be notified of any changes via email or prominent notification on the website. By agreeing to the changes, you may continue to use our services. If at any time you no longer agree to the Terms of Service, you must immediately cancel your membership to the The Well Library. If you violate any of the Terms of Service, we reserve the right to terminate your membership to The Well Library. We also reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time, for any reason. If you have any questions whatsoever about the content of these terms, please email us at megan@thewellessentials.com.

By subscribing to The Well Library, you agree to be solely responsible for maintaining the security of your account. Megan Faletra and The Well Essentials are not responsible for any fraudulent charges made on your account, or stolen logins or passwords. You agree to notify us immediately at megan@thewellessentials.com if any suspicious activity has occurred on your account.

Please be aware that agreeing to these Terms by using the Services holds the same weight as a written and signed contract. You agree that you will not challenge the enforceability of these Terms based on the fact that they are electronic.

health disclaimer of the well library

All information included in The Well Library is information that Megan Faletra (MS, MPH, RDN) has curated, and is in no way claiming to be comprehensive or conclusive. The information provided on www.thewellessentials.com and The Well Library is meant for educational purposes only. It is NOT meant to be interpreted as medical advice for any individual. This information does not replace the advice of a medical professional, and should not be relied on as medical advice or advice on diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. If you have concerns about your health, you should always consult with a medical professional. Do not delay consultation or treatment from a medical professional because of something read on this website. Use of any information provided on this website or The Well Library and all other programs and offerings through The Well Essentials is at your own risk. 

No information provided on The Well Essentials or through The Well Library should be interpreted as medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, diagnosis, prognosis, health care treatment, instruction, advice, or any other individualized medical service. The information is for educational purposes only.


Third Party Links

Some areas within the The Well Library and The Well Essentials Website will contain outbound links to other websites that contain relevant content or research articles. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of these websites, and we do not endorse and are not responsible for any advertisements featured on these websites. You agree that we will never be held liable (directly or indirectly) for any losses, damages, or health concerns that may have been incurred from your use of materials, service, or content on these websites. You agree that you will use the content from these websites at your own risk.


Health Disclaimer

Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist who holds a masters degree in nutrition from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition and a masters of public health from Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition, she has completed 1,200 hours of supervised practice at local hospitals, schools, and nutrition-related businesses.

Please note that Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN is not a licensed physician, and cannot diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical conditions. Always let your physician know about any of your health concerns, and check with your doctor before making any diet, medication, exercise, or lifestyle changes.  I understand that Megan Faletra is not providing health care or medical services and will not diagnose, treat, or cure in any manner whatsoever any disease, condition, or other physical or mental ailment of the human body.

You should not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.


Service Disclaimer

We do our best to ensure continued service of the Website and The Well Library. In the event of any emergency repairs, natural disasters, or unforeseen technological errors that may interrupt our Services, you agree to under no conditions hold us liable for any losses, lack of availability, discontinuance, suspension, or termination of our Services. You agree that your access and use of Services is on an ‘As Is” and “As Available” condition.

We also reserve the right to modify Services at any time, and will not be held liable for any price increases, service changes, or discontinuation of Services. We are not responsible for any technical malfunctions of online systems, servers, service providers, or email accounts that prevent the timely delivery of our Services. We are also not responsible for any damages that may occur from downloading any content from the The Well Library or Website. Use of these Services is at your own risk.

We make no guarantees in regards to any of the recommendations or advice given on the Website or other Services. While the advice provided may have worked for us or others, there is no guarantee that it will also work for you, or that if you do the exact same steps you will see the same results. Please use and implement the advice at your own risk.


Submissions

If you submit any content to the Website, including comments, we do not own those materials, but you are granting us permission to use the submitted content in our business. You agree by submitting any comments, commentary, photos, or feedback to give us the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, post on social media, reproduce, and reformat your submission, and post your name with it, without compensation. We are not obligated to use the submission, but we reserve the right to at our discretion. We also reserve the right to delete any submissions at our discretion. The Well Essentials has a no tolerance policy for all spam, derogatory, sexist, racist, and overwhelmingly negative comments for the sake of being negative and causing harm to others. Individuals who submit comments or content to The Well Essentials in this manner will be automatically deleted and blocked from social networks if applicable.  


Indemnification

You agree to hold us (Megan Faletra and all staff and partners of The Well Essentials) harmless and indemnify us from and against any third party claim(s) arising from your use of our services. This includes any liability or expenses arising from all claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorney fees. You also agree to relinquish any and all rights or benefits you may have under any other state or federal statue or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.


Additional Information

Please also review our Privacy Policy located at https://www.thewellessentials.com/policies


Purchase & Use Information

The Well Library is a one time service that provides ongoing access to The Well Library content. When you subscribe to these Services, you are committing to a one time, non-refundable charge on your credit card to continue membership and receipt of Services.

Each membership is to be used by one person only. Please do not falsely create accounts for any other individuals. Do not share your account with anyone else. If you enjoy our Services, please share the The Well Library sign-up page, and encourage your friends to sign up for a membership themselves. If we find that you are in violation with these terms (to not share your login with anyone else), we will immediately terminate your membership with no refund. You are responsible for any fees, including internet or mobile fees, incurred while using these services.


Intellectual Property Rights

All content available on The Well Essentials and within The Well Library is written by Megan Faletra in her own words, unless otherwise indicated. All the materials available on the site are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You agree to use the site solely for personal noncommercial use. Unauthorized copying, reproducing, republishing, downloading, uploading, posting, transmitting, translating, selling, exploiting, distributing, or creating derivative works of the information without our explicit consent is not allowed and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent available under the law. This includes transmitting the information via email or other electronic means without consent. You are allowed to print the material for personal, non-commercial use, with proper attribution.

By posting any information on our site, including comments or information on discussion boards or social media, you agree that you are the owner of any materials posted, and are not violating any copyright or intellectual property laws.

You may hyperlink back to our site, as long as the link does not imply that The Well Essentials or the The Well Library, or Megan Faletra and her team sponsor or endorse anything on your site without our express consent.


Disclaimers

The information, products, and services offered on https://www.thewellessentials.com, by Megan Faletra and her associates, or through The Well Library are provided on an “as-is” basis, with no express or implied warranties of any kind. We disclaim all warranties to the fullest extent allowable under the law, including any implied warranties of the use of the information for any particular purpose. We do not warrant that the site or its contents will be error-free, accurate, timely, or reliable, although efforts will be made to correct errors when found.

Some content may include advice from guests who are not affiliated with https://www.thewellessentials.com. We make no claims unto the accuracy or validity of any advice given by these guests. All individuals who provide guest contributions to the site agree to give us the intellectual property rights to the content.


No Joint Venture or Other Business Relationship

Users and guests of The Well Essentials do not have any form of partnership or employment relationship with Megan Faletra or https://www.thewellessentials.com.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us using the following information: megan@thewellessentials.com

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 & health 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


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, 2018