Gluten Free Alchemist is a personal blog, sharing gluten free recipes, travel experiences, insights and support on Coeliac life and other related interests. Gluten Free Alchemist may be commissioned to work with brands and PR agencies to try, test or review relevant products and services, or to create recipes which may promote products either through the blog or through linked social media accounts. Posts relating to this work may receive payment and/or goods to cover the cost of recipe development/product trial/work undertaken.
Where a recipe, review or other content is created in collaboration with a brand or PR agency, this will be made clear and transparent via disclosure in or at the end of the published post.
Gluten Free Alchemist also seeks to share freely with readers our personal product finds, food and travel experiences/services and anything else we feel may be helpful to the gluten free and Coeliac community. This content (including social media posts) is provided based on personal experience in the course of our personal and family life and is not paid or commissioned.
Any and all views and opinions relating to a product/service/experience and published on Gluten Free Alchemist (regardless of benefit) are our own, unless otherwise clearly stated and will always be an honest reflection of our experience. Gluten Free Alchemist maintains strong ethical integrity and will never endorse or recommend any product or service unless it is genuinely enjoyed/valued by us and considered of potential benefit to readers. We are not however, responsible for the direct experiences of readers and others when using the same products or services.
Display Ads : At the time of writing this disclosure, Gluten Free Alchemist does not feature paid display advertising. Should this change in the future, the disclosure will be updated accordingly.
Paid-For Advertorial Content : Where I have received a fee to create a post, it will be clearly labelled “AD”. Where I have received goods to review, this will also be clearly stated at the end of the post (and is particularly relevant to older posts that have not been updated).
Where payment is involved, this is to reflect the work that has been undertaken (eg, recipe development; cooking; photographing; copy-writing). Regardless of payment, all thoughts and views shared on any product will be honest.
Affiliate Program Membership : This Website may engage in affiliate marketing on some posts. This is processed through tracking links embedded into the Website. If you click on links for affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for the purposes of assigning commission.
Currently, Gluten Free Alchemist is a member of the Amazon Associates Program. This is an affiliate advertising programme which provides a way for websites to earn fees by advertising links to Amazon. As part of this process, Gluten Free Alchemist will post clearly stated customised links (provided by Amazon) to track referrals to their website. If you choose to buy any product as a result of clicking on one of these links, you will NOT be charged any more for the product than you would with Amazon direct, but Gluten Free Alchemist will receive a very small commission.
Gluten Free Alchemist will only ever provide a link to a product that we would use ourselves and would thus recommend. Income generated through any affiliate program will always be in line with the integrity of the content.
Alcohol Disclaimer : Where recipes contain alcohol, these are suitable for adults only and according to the laws of the country where the reader resides. Any purchase or use of alcoholic products on the back of reading a recipe on this Website remains the responsibility of the reader/user. Alcohol should always be drunk and used responsibly and with awareness of who will be consuming the product. For more information, see the Drink Aware website.
Copyright – Images & Content
All content including photographic images used at Gluten Free Alchemist and in related social media accounts are my own work (except where stated) and must not be used by another individual or company without express permission from Gluten Free Alchemist. Where material belonging to Gluten Free Alchemist has been found to be taken and republished on other websites or media without our permission, we are not responsible for accuracy, content or opinion.
Where an image or content from another source has been used by Gluten Free Alchemist, we will endeavour to ensure appropriate permissions are secured before publishing and that full credit is given to their use as required. Some images may be utilised from attribution-free image resources, in which case, credit will not be provided.
Recipes : Except where clearly stated, all recipes published on Gluten Free Alchemist have been uniquely developed. Should you wish to reproduce copy of these recipes elsewhere, please request permission by contacting [email protected], and ensure credit and link to the original content is included. You can access a Contact Form here.
Expectations of User Communication & monitoring of Comments
Gluten Free Alchemist welcomes comments on material published on the blog and through social media as feedback, inquiries, queries, or relevant discussion. Whilst we are under no obligation to respond to reader communications, we believe it is courtesy to acknowledge and communicate with our audience and will endeavour to do so where appropriate and reasonable.
Users of the Website are solely responsible for the content and accuracy of any comments and communications sent to Gluten Free Alchemist and we take no responsibility and hold no liability for material contained within such communications. Gluten Free Alchemist however reserves the right to monitor and moderate communications left by third parties on the site, and whilst we will not edit that content, we will not accept material which is unlawful, inappropriate, offensive, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, otherwise objectionable, overtly spam, or that violates another’s intellectual property. Where such material is identified, Gluten Free Alchemist reserves the right to remove the material from the site.
Gluten Free Alchemist reserves the right to quote comments shared with us as testimonials both on the blog and in linked social media, but will only do so in a manner which protects the original author and does not enable obvious identification, unless we have requested and been given permission to do so.
Links to Other Websites
Gluten Free Alchemist may contain links to material and websites which are considered to be related, informative or relevant to content published. Whilst we have sought to clarify and verify links prior to publication on this site, we are not responsible for the services/products or the accuracy or completeness of third party content and information either here or found on the associated links. We are not liable for any errors or omissions in such information, or for the availability of such information, which will be the sole responsibility of the linked website.
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What Information do we Collect?
Relevant definition : Personal data (information) means any information that could identify an individual. It does not include anonymised data. We do not collect any Sensitive Special Category Data about you.
Data You Voluntarily Submit to the Website (Reader Comments, Feedback and Other Submissions)
In engaging directly with the Website or with Gluten Free Alchemist (for example, if you leave a comment, submit a contact form, subscribe to a newsletter, enter a competition/giveaway or send a direct e-mail) you may voluntarily submit personal data (information) which we may collect from you, such as your name, connected web address and e-mail address.
We automatically collect certain data about you and the device with which you access Gluten Free Alchemist when you use the Website. For example, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, any referring website, search engine or search term used, pages viewed and dates/times when you accessed them. We may also collect information about any actions you take in using the Website, such as links clicked. Such data supports Gluten Free Alchemist in gaining both general and specific statistical information and in detailing the search and view patterns of visitors to the website.
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How Your Data May Be Used
Gluten Free Alchemist may use the data information collected as follows :
- To operate and maintain the Website and to provide a helpful and relevant personal experience when using it.
- To send you promotional material that you have requested, such as newsletters (each email will provide information on how to unsubscribe from any future emails).
- To respond to your comments and inquiries.
- To send administrative communications, technical notices, confirmation e-mails, policy updates or security alerts where necessary.
- To measure, track and analyse the statistical performance and use of the Website.
- To protect, deter against and investigate unauthorised or illegal activity.
Third-Party Use of Personal Data
We may share your information with third parties when you have explicitly authorised us to do so.
Currently, Gluten Free Alchemist uses the following providers of services :
Google Analytics – Tracks website usage and provides analytical and statistical information relating to the use of the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but will not collect any other personal information.
Feedburner – Collects voluntarily provided e-mail addresses for the express purpose of delivering e-mail updates on new posts.
Except where required by law, or to respond to subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information, or to otherwise protect our rights, Gluten Free Alchemist will not share, sell or distribute your personal information to third parties without your consent and will not use your information for any purpose other than that set out within this policy.
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It is very important that any information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information we hold about you (known as a ‘subject access request’) and to ask that any personal information held be corrected, updated or deleted. Should you wish to make a subject access request, please contact Gluten Free Alchemist via [email protected]. Contact Form
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions or when required by law.
Should you require further information about how we protect your privacy, or if you have any questions or would like to make a complaint, please contact us using the email address : [email protected]. Contact Form
Gluten Free Alchemist does not knowingly collect any personal identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent/guardian believes that this Website has any such information in its database, they should contact us immediately using either the Contact Form, or direct email at [email protected] and we will endeavour to promptly remove such information from our records.
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