Disclosure & Privacy Policy

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Disclosure & Terms and Conditions

Gluten Free Alchemist is a personal blog, where I write about and share gluten free recipes, travel experiences and other related interests. For the most part, posts are personal and do not rely on financial or other compensation. From time to time, I may work with brands and PR agencies who have asked Gluten Free Alchemist to try or review relevant products or to create recipes which may promote products either through the blog or through social media accounts. Posts relating to this work may receive payment 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. Any and all views and opinions relating to a product and published on Gluten Free Alchemist (whether via formal review or because I have discovered a product on the market and trialled it for the benefit of myself and my readers) are my own, unless otherwise clearly stated and are an honest reflection of my experience. I will never endorse, recommend or link to a product or service unless I like it and I believe my readers will too.

Paid Advertising
At the time of writing this disclosure, Gluten Free Alchemist does not feature paid advertising. Should this change in the future, the disclosure will be updated accordingly.

Gluten Free Alchemist does not accept paid links and does not use information for direct market purposes.

Photographs and Content 
All content including photographs and images used on the Gluten Free Alchemist blog and in related social media accounts are my own work and must not be used by another individual or company without my express permission. Where I have used an image or content from another source on Gluten Free Alchemist, I always endeavour to ensure appropriate permissions are secured before publishing and that full credit is given to their use. 

Reader Comments, Feedback and Other Submissions
Gluten Free Alchemist welcomes comments on material published on the blog and through social media as feedback, enquiries and queries, or relevant discussion. Whilst we are under no obligation to respond to reader communications, at Gluten Free Alchemist, 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 site 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.

For further information on how we use your data, please refer to the Privacy Policy below.

Links to Other Websites
Gluten Free Alchemist may contain links to other material and websites that are considered to be related, informative and relevant to content published. Whilst I have sought to clarify and verify links prior to publication on this site, I am 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. 

Once a reader has clicked and used these links to leave Gluten Free Alchemist, we are no longer responsible for the experience of the user, or for the protection and privacy of any information provided to the third-party site visited.  As such, the use and protection of information (personal or otherwise) when visiting linked sites is not governed by the Gluten Free Alchemist Privacy Statement (below) and readers are advised to check the privacy statement applicable to the relevant website.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how Gluten Free Alchemist collects, uses, stores and protects any information shared with glutenfreealchemist.com. At Gluten Free Alchemist, we recognise that your privacy and personal information is important and we are committed to ensuring that we do all we can to ensure your privacy is protected. Any information you share whilst visiting the site will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

It should be noted that whilst this site is independently managed and administered by Gluten Free Alchemist, it is powered by Blogger which forms part of Google. You can view Google's Privacy Policy here.

Information Collected and How We Use It
When you visit Gluten Free Alchemist and as you browse the site, information about the content and web pages searched and viewed, as well as the websites, search engines or search terms that refer users to Gluten Free Alchemist and how those users subsequently interact with the site will be tracked and stored. This information is standard internet log information detailing visitor behaviour patterns and thus is general statistical information and does not identify individual users.

To enable the identification and collection of this information and to improve your experience when using the site, Gluten Free Alchemist uses Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are used widely to provide a better user experience and to enable websites to work more efficiently. They support the retention of user preferences and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications such as Google Analytics (which is used by Gluten Free Alchemist). See Google's Privacy Policy to read about how Google uses your personal information.

As with the majority of websites you visit, Gluten Free Alchemist uses cookies to help us provide you with a better website. The EU Cookie Law requires every site in Europe to inform visitors that they are using cookies and to get their consent (usually via an opt-in 'got it' tick box tab on first entering the site) to store or retrieve information. If you wish to disable cookies (both here and on other sites), you can modify your browser settings to decline them. For further information on cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

In addition to statistical information, Gluten Free Alchemist may collect personal information from some users, such as names and contact details (e-mail addresses, connected web addresses, physical addresses or phone numbers). This information is received through processes when a reader leaves a blog-post comment; chooses to enter a linky, competition or giveaway; contacts Gluten Free Alchemist via e-mail or some other means to make an enquiry, request or suggestion; or is asked for and provides contact details to enable delivery of a prize or giveaway that has been won. A facility is available to enable readers to remain anonymous when leaving a comment on the blog, should they prefer to do so and no email addresses will be visible on comments left. Where a user chooses to leave a blog comment with the inclusion of identifiable details, they consent to the personal details given being collected by Gluten Free Alchemist (a consent explanation is placed at the comment section of each blog post/page for consideration prior to use).

Contact details received by e-mail and other direct means will be stored by Gluten Free Alchemist following initial response to enable further contact as deemed appropriate, such as informing about further services, to provide support, or to provide follow-up information linked to the initial contact. Such information will be stored for up to 6 months following final contact before being deleted/destroyed.

Only where there is a legal obligation will we share your personal information to comply with relevant law or regulation, to respond to subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information received by Gluten Free Alchemist or to otherwise protect our rights.

Otherwise, Gluten Free Alchemist will never share or sell 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.

I reserve the right to quote comments and contacts shared with Gluten Free Alchemist as testimonials both on the blog and in linked social media, but will do so in a manner which protects the original author and does not enable obvious identification, unless I have requested and am given permission to do so.

Information collected by Gluten Free Alchemist is used solely for the purposes stated above, to maintain the legitimate activities of the blog, to assess its progress and improve our products, services and user experience and to contact you where appropriate and necessary.

Your Rights
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 glutenfreealchemist@gmail.com.

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 above email address.

From time to time, Gluten Free Alchemist may update this privacy policy in line with changes of regulation and guidance or to reflect changes in the use and remit of the blog and its associated services and media. This policy was last updated on 6th May 2018 to comply with GDPR legislation.

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