Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid as of December 21, 2015 and was updated September 27, 2021.

Thank you for visiting our website. Nickel Food Allergy, LLC and nickelfoodallergy.com (“us”, “we”, or “our”) are owned and operated by Christy Cushing. We write, edit, and own the website content, including but not limited to photos, text, images, and all other information and data therein. There are some instances where we’ve received permission to use a photo on this website that belongs to someone else and credit is given to this third party when this occurs.

Why We Blog:
The purpose of this website is to promote our personal experience living with a systemic nickel allergy and severe atopic dermatitis. We also wanted to connect with others, like you.

Copyright/Tradenames and Trademarks:
All of the website content is protected under U.S. copyright law and/or trademark and tradename law, including the published blog posts, writing, copy, photography, images, logo and our tagline “Eating Thoughtfully.”

If you would like to use any of our website content, contact us to seek permission by emailing Christy Cushing at christy[at]nickelfoodallergy.com or by using the contact form at https://nickelfoodallergy.com/contact/.  Seeking permission doesn’t mean you to have permission to use, unless permission is granted in writing. We are under no obligation to grant any permission and we reserve the sole and absolute discretion to decide if or when we grant permission or license to any of our content.

Privacy Policy:
We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. Click here to read the full Privacy Policy.

Medical Disclaimer:
This website is not intended to provide medical or professional advice or legal opinions of any kind. We are not a doctor and the content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All of the website content is for informational purposes only and is based on our own personal experiences. In posting contents to this website we are not advising or suggesting any reader of the same act or refrain from acting in any manner.

Hold Harmless:
We do not intend to harm anyone visiting or reading our website. All opinions are our own and are the opinions of a layperson. None of the content is meant to be advise, legal counsel or medical treatment. We do not request nor suggest anyone justifiably rely on what has been written in taking any legal or medical course of action. Written content is not to be taken as fact, exhaustively researched, or absolute. We are not responsible if you use any tips or recommendations or decide to recreate the experiences written about and you and are injured or suffer property damages or loss of any kind in the process.

Guest Bloggers:
Occasionally we invite others to write a guest blog post. We diligently try to ensure the content is his/her own or permission is granted for use of content not theirs. We reserve the right to edit guest blog posts.

We do not intend on any content from guest bloggers to harm anyone. All opinions are those of the guest blogger. We are not responsible if you use any tips or recommendations from a guest blogger and are injured in the process.

Truth in Advertising:
Per FTC guidelines, Nickel Food Allergy, LLC may be compensated by companies mentioned through advertising, affiliate programs or otherwise. Any references to third party products, rates, or websites are subject to change without notice.

Occasionally we seek and receive payment in the form of cash, advertising, sponsorship, free products, free services, travel, event tickets and other forms of payment from companies and organizations. If we chose to blog about any products or services which we have also received payment from or “payment in kind” from, we will disclose the same at the time we write the blog post. If we have written a blog post about a product or the service entity, we will ensure all present and future blog posts will disclose the payment and/or “payment in kind” but prior blog posts shall remain without reference to any such payment.

All of our opinions are our own and 100% honest in relationship to our own personal findings, beliefs or experiences of such products or services. We only agree to accept payment of “payment in kind” or work with a brand if I feel it is a good fit for both us and you, our readers.

There have been free products we’ve received where we chose to not write about, as our experience wasn’t effective in helping me cope with our systemic nickel allergy or atopic dermatitis.

Even if we receive payment or “payment in kind” from a vendor or product or service provider, whether we blog or post content about said vendor, product or service provider if entirely within the purview of our own personal discretion as the purpose of this website is to share our personal experiences as we feel appropriate.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Changes to Our Disclosure Policy:
We reserve the right to change our disclosure policy. Any changes will be updated on this page.

Contact Information:
If there are any questions regarding this Disclosure Policy you may contact Christy Cushing by email at christy[at]nickelfoodallergy.com or by using the contact form at https://nickelfoodallergy.com/contact/By sending Christy Cushing an email, you consent to give her your name and email address to contact you.