TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

General
The website www.holisticthyroidcare.net and https://holisticthyroidcare.net (collectively, the “Site”) are owned and operated by Shannon Garrett, BS, RN, CNN, CHLC and SGW, INC., dba Holistic Thyroid Care (“COMPANY” “we” or “us”).  By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms & Conditions, our Privacy Policy, our Refund Policy, our Testimonials Policy, our Intellectual Material/Intellectual Property Policy, and the Terms & Conditions in its entirety all applicable laws and regulations, and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site or to products and services available through the Site or from the COMPANY.  Accessing the Site, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.

We reserve the right to change these Terms & Conditions or to impose new conditions on the use of the Site as needed in which case we will post the revised Terms & Conditions on this website.  By continuing to use the Site after we post any edits or additions to the Terms & Conditions, you accept the revised Terms & Conditions.

Intellectual Property | Intellectual Material

This Site and all the materials available on the Site are the property of us and/or our affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is provided solely for your personal non-commercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Service or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site. You may, however, from time to time, download and/or print one copy of individual pages of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Your License to Us

By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, comments, blog entries, Facebook postings, photos and videos) to us via the Site, internet groups, social media venues, or to any of our staff via email, text or otherwise, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older. In addition, when you submit, email, text or deliver or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

Testimonial Terms and Conditions of Use
Permission
You hereby grant us permission and limited license to use and reproduce your testimonial(s) (“Testimonial”) in whole or in part on the Site, social media sites administered by the Site (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogs) or in other official printed publications without further consideration.  You agree and grant permission to us to retouch, edit, or summarize Testimonial for display, or otherwise, create derivative works from Testimonial for display.  We shall use such Testimonial only for the intention of a “Share Your Story” communication purpose.  You represent that your Testimonial is your original work.  Your Testimonial may be used by us to provide basic content for a national based advertisement campaign.  Testimonials may be rejected or approved for posting on the Site.  Further, Testimonials may be removed from the Site at any time and for any reason at our sole discretion.  You acknowledge that we may elect not to use Individual’s Testimonial at this time, but may do so at its own discretion at a later date. You grant us the option to include your first name and your photograph (either provided by you or your Facebook profile picture) to be featured with your Testimonial.  You also agree to provide us with your full name, address and phone number for internal use only.  Only your first name and geographic location (city, state) shall be posted with your Testimonial and picture on the Site. 

Refund Policy
All digital/downloadable products (eBooks, eGuides, Workbooks, Pamphlets, Recipe Guides and other forms of downloadable intellectual property), online programs and/or test kits purchased from us are non-refundable. If you have any questions whatsoever about a particular product or program please email us at info@holisticthyroidcare.net prior to purchasing.

No Warranties
It is to be understood that we make every effort to support all clients and that each clients success depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to: adherence to program recommendations, motivation, understanding, commitment, and compliance.  You are in no way guaranteed of any specific results. We accept no liability for outcomes related to your use of any program including blog suggestions, guest blog posts, recipes, recommended vitamins and supplements, general lifestyle and wellness recommendations, educational videos, e-Courses, webinars, summits and/or podcasts.   The user’s continued reading and use of the Site indicates the user’s acceptance of these terms and conditions. 

Scope of Practice & Medical Disclaimer
Shannon Garrett, BS, RN, CNN, CHLC is an Autoimmune & Thyroid Wellness Nurse Expert, Certified Holistic Lifestyle & Wellness Consultant, Certified Nurse-Nutritionist [not a registered dietitian (RD) or licensed dietitian (LD)] and is certified by the Nurse-Nutritionist Certification Board.  She is also a Nurse Educator.  She is not a medical doctor.  The information presented on the Site has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and the information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health issue.  The information shared is intended to serve as a guideline to assist the reader in using preventative health knowledge effectively for improving overall health.

1.   All information on this website should NOT substitute for sound clinical judgment or conventional therapies that may be needed for a particular individual.
2.  Before starting on any product(s) read carefully and consider all directions and warnings on the product label.  Individuals are responsible for what they choose to put in their body.
3.  The guidelines, suggestions, and tips offered on this website are intended to assist individuals in achieving optimal health and well-being.
4. Diagnosing nutritional issues is not covered under a Nurse License Scope of Practice.  Nurse licensing boards in both the USA and Canada believe that treating nutritional issues are not covered under a Nurse License Scope of Practice. These boards prefer RNs not use their nurse license when treating nutritional issues unless they are doing so under the supervision of a primary care physician. Therefore, Shannon Garrett, RN does not engage in diagnosing or treating nutritional issues. Registered Nurses may, however, use their license and any certifications they have to teach the public about nutrition and nutritional issues as long as they do not diagnose nutritional issues. As a nurse-owned business we function as a Certified Holistic and Lifestyle Wellness Consultant, Certified Nurse-Nutritionist, Autoimmune/Thyroid Wellness Nurse and Nurse Educator may coach, consult, educate, empower, facilitate, instruct, mentor, supervise, guide, train and tutor clients through their own discovery process to  empower them in making their own health, healthy eating, and wellness decisions. We reserve the right to outsource nutrition consultation services by contracting with independent Registered Dieticians (RDs), Medical Doctors (MDs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and diagnostic lab facilities who provide RD services, prescription services, diagnostic services, nutritional lab interpretations, and recommendations. 

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, INCLUDING OUR MESSAGING, BLOGS, COMMENTS OF OTHERS, BOOKS, EMAILS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR BY US IN ANY WAY, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE AND THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR MATERIALS.

THIS SITE IS CONTINUALLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND COMPANY MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, AS TO ITS ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR APPROPRIATENESS FOR ANY PURPOSE.
WITH REGARDS TO CONTENT RELATING TO HEALTH & WELLNESS ON THE SITE:

THIS SITE OFFERS HEALTH, WELLNESS, FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION AND IS DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THIS SITE. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THIS SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL OR COUNSELING CARE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND COUNSELING INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOTHERAPY, OR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TREATMENT, INSTRUCTIONS, DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS OR ADVICE.

Termination
We may cancel or terminate your right to use the Site or any part of the Site at any time without notice. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Site affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Site, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Service, shall survive.

Affiliate Disclaimer:  According to the FTC Rules for Bloggers, including this website must disclose to followers and readers that they may receive a small commission for a recommendation of a particular product or products as well as by participating in affiliate programs.  With that said we never share, endorse, recommend or promote any product or products that we personally have not used or would use.  What this means to you, is that if you opt to purchase a product after clicking on an affiliate or distributor link, we may receive a certain small percentage of the sale.  The cost of the product(s) remains the same regardless of whether you make your purchase through an affiliate link or direct link.  The benefit of purchasing through this website’s affiliate links is that it helps to maintain the website, keep health & wellness consultant services and wellness programs affordable, and allows us to put-forward educational and interesting content for our followers and readers.  We are review website and engage in the sales of products and services either as an affiliate or via a practitioner account for the following services and products: Amazon, The Morrocan Method, Thrive Market, Dry Food Wines, 2Good2Be, Designs for Health, Pure Prescriptions, Viotron International, Xymogen, Cell Science Systems, ZRT Laboratory, Direct Labs, Labrix Labs, Dunwoody Labs, BioHealth Laboratory and Ulta Labs.  Shannon Garrett personally selects all suggested products which may include recommended reading, nutraceuticals, supplements, lab testing suggestions, essential oils, foodstuffs, cosmetics, beauty and other products that may be of potential benefit or interest to her viewers.

Privacy Policy: We do not share personal information with third-parties nor is any information that is collected about your visit to this website used for any purpose other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your internet browser’s settings.  The viewer has the option to subscribe and unsubscribe to our newsletters at anytime. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on the blog or media without permission.

On our site we collect the following when a viewer subscribes to our newsletter:
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Information is collected from you when you:
Subscribe to a newsletter
Post a Comment to a Blog Post
The information collected from you is used in the following ways:
To personalize the user’s experience
To improve the website
To improve customer service
To administer contests, promotions, or a survey or other site feature
To send periodic newsletters via email
How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We do not use an SSL certificate
 We maintain an SSL certificate on HolisticThyroidCare.net.  We do not collect personal data beyond name and email address for the purposes stated above and do not collect credit card or other financial information and we do not participate in direct-selling.
Do we use cookies?
Yes,  to keep track of advertisements, and it won’t affect the user’s experience
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer Personal, Health or Private Identifiable Information.
Third party links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website

California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes by notification on this website.
Users are able to change their personal information
       By logging in to their account
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We do not honor Do Not Track signals.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
We do not allow
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
We do not specifically market to children under 13
Fair Information Practices
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
We will notify the users via in site notification
We agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors
Contact Information
SGW, Inc. 
4117 Hillsboro Pike
Suite 103-261
Nashville, TN  37215
USA
info@holisticthyroidcare.net

Blog Comments
We reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the blog without notice due to:

1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam.
2. Comments including profanity.
3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive.
4. Comments that attack a person or persons individually or collectively

Content is for Health Promotion, Educational, and Informational Purposes Only. 
The content provided on this Site is for informational purposes only. We make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on the site.  We are not liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. We are not liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Non-Medical Advice and Personal Accountability
The information presented has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The following information serves as guidelines to assist the individual in using preventative health knowledge effectively for improving overall health.

  1. The information on this website is not a substitute for sound clinical judgment or conventional therapies that may be needed for a particular individual.
  2. Before starting on any product read carefully and consider all directions and warnings on the product label.
  3. Before making any lifestyle changes please consult with your physician.
  4. The guidelines offered are intended to assist the individual in achieving optimal health and well-being.

While we hope our viewers find our tips helpful, interesting, and inspirational as a learning tool, it is the responsibility of the individual to consult with his or her physician prior to starting any new lifestyle change including, but not limited to diet, exercise, nutrition, medication and/or supplement regimen.  We thank our readers and encourage everyone to share this Site with anyone who may also find it useful.  Thanks for visiting!

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Policy, contain the entire agreement of the parties and supersedes any and all oral negotiations and/or representations of the parties hereto made in relation to this transaction.  This agreement neither confers nor creates any rights or responsibilities not specifically enumerated herein.

Any waiver or forbearance by the Company of any breach by you of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach by you.

This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Company and our respective assigns, successors, heirs, and legal representatives.  Neither this Agreement nor any rights hereunder may be assigned without the prior written consent of the Company notwithstanding the foregoing, all rights and obligations under this Agreement may be freely assigned by the Company to any affiliated entity or any of its wholly owned subsidiaries. 

Class Action Waiver

You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action.  Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren’t allowed.

The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, consolidated action or private attorney general action) unless all relevant parties specifically agree to do so following initiation of the arbitration.

Severability

If any clause within the Provision (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Provision, and the remainder of this Provision will be given full force and effect.  If the Class Action Waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Provision will be unenforceable and the dispute will be decided by a court.

Our policies, terms of use, and conditions are subject to change at any time.

 

 

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