Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid as of December 21, 2015 and was updated December 1, 2019.

Thank you for visiting my site. My name is Christy Cushing and I write, edit and own the site content, including by not limited to photos, text, images, and all other information and data therein. There are some instances where I’ve received permission to use a photo on this site that belongs to someone else and credit is given to this third party when this occurs.

Why I Blog:
The purpose of this website is to promote my personal experiences about my nickel food allergy, nickel allergy and eczema. I started this website to share my own story of living with a nickel food allergy and severe atopic dermatitis. I also wanted to connect with others, like you.

Copyright/Tradenames and Trademarks:
All of the site 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 my tagline “Eating Thoughtfully.”

If you would like to use any of my site content, contact me to seek permission by emailing me 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. I am under no obligation to grant any permission and I reserve the sole and absolute discretion to decide if or when I grant permission or license to any of my content.

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

Medical Disclaimer:
My blog is not intended to provide medical or professional advice or legal opinions of any kind. I am not a doctor and the content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All of the site content is for informational purposes only and is based on my own personal experiences. In posting contents to by blog I am not advising or suggesting any reader of the same act or refrain from acting in any manner.

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

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

I do not intend on any content from guest bloggers to harm anyone. All opinions are those of the guest blogger. I am 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, this website and/or I as the blogger 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 I seek and receive payment I in the form of cash, advertising, sponsorship, free products, free services, travel, event tickets and other forms of payment from companies and organizations. If I chose to blog about any products or services which I have also received payment from or “payment in kind” from, I will disclose the same at the time I am making the blog post. If I have made a blog post about a product or the service entity, I 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 my opinions are my own and 100% honest in relationship to my own personal findings, beliefs or experiences of such products or services. I only agree to accept payment of “payment in kind” or work with a brand if I feel it is a good fit for both me and you, my readers.

There have been free products I’ve received where I chose to not write about, as my experience didn’t soothed my eczema and/or wasn’t effective in helping me cope with my nickel food allergy.

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

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

Changes to My Disclosure Policy:
I reserve the right to change my 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.