My Disclosure Statement
The content that appears on my website is an expression of my personal knowledge and experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist. I do not allow the influence of organizations to alter my views on food and nutrition. However, as a small part of my work as a food and nutrition writer, I have accepted particular writing and communication projects in which I may write specific content in relationship to a food company or organization. On these occasions, I ensure that my assigned writing project is very clearly defined and that it does not affect my coverage of food and nutrition in other areas. For example, I may accept a project to write a white paper on a particular food or nutrient that is limited in scope to that particular project. Or I may provide consulting services to an organization to research and summarize the nutritional benefits of a particular food or nutrient. On occasions, I will offer a giveaway and a sponsored post for products I support professionally to my community. As a respected journalist, I do not let these assignments interfere in my unbiased coverage of food and nutrition. I disclose all relationships with food companies and organizations on this website, as well as the specific posts which are sponsored. I maintain the standards for RDs4Disclosure, regarding my professional standards pertaining to ethics.
The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.
Currently I am offering my services as a nutrition and communications expert to Tomato Products Wellness Council, American Pistachio Growers and Oldways.
Sharon Palmer provides the site www.sharonpalmer.com as a service to the public. Sharon Palmer is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and up-to date. Although www.sharonpalmer.com may publish links providing direct access to other Internet resources, including websites, Sharon Palmer, as the owner and operator of www.sharonpalmer.com is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites. Links from www.sharonpalmer.com to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by Sharon Palmer of the parties or their products and services. The appearance on the website of advertisements and product or service information does not constitute an endorsement by Sharon Palmer, and Sharon Palmer has not investigated the claims made by any advertiser.
What I collect
I may collect the following information:
· contact information including email address
· demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
· other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What I do with the information I gather
I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
· I may use the information to improve our products and services.
· I may periodically send promotional emailsabout new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
· From time to time, I may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. I may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. I may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure,I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies helps me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.
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Links to other websites
My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
· whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
· if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting me.
I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell me that you wish this to happen.
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If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact me.