The purpose of this page is to let everyone know how things go down here at Gluten Free Anonymous. Most of you already know how blogs work and make money (sometimes), but just in case you don’t (and to comply to FTC rules), this page is for you.
Firstly: We are Gluten Free Anonymous. Great to have you! As most of you know, this blog was created to assist others in their quest to live a gluten free life (not an easy task!). It is primarily written by Brooke and Bri with occasional help from family members. Brooke is gluten intolerant, having been tested by doctors and being passed off as such. Bri is a Celiac, having been tested by doctors and being passed off as such. Neither are doctors, medical professionals, or experts, and should not be considered as such (though years of life experience has led to the development of our blog posts – we just share what has worked for us).
To be even more clear, Gluten Free Anonymous has been created to be an information resource. It is not intended for use in diagnosis, treatment, or any other medical application. Questions should be directed to your physician. This is no warranty on this information and no liability is assumed by the author(s) or any group for the recommendations, information, dietary suggestions, menus, and recipes promulgated. Products mentioned or omitted do not constitute endorsement.
Secondly: The FTC has some stringent (and not super fun) requirements. If we receive free product and use it in any way on our site or affiliate sites, we have to disclose it. If we use an affiliate link that makes 5 cents, or one that makes 0 cents, we have to disclose it. If we interview someone and they buy us a smoothie, we have to disclose it.
We do our best (and are learning, as we are new to the blogging sphere!) to disclose when necessary (the purpose of this page) even though it’s tedious and gets in the way of your reading experience.
In order to cover ourselves, add more transparency, and preserve your reading experience, please assume the following (for links and products we use):
- We may or may not make money from certain posts we put on our blog. Ultimately we do hope to earn enough to cover costs and help this blog reach as many people as possible.
- Some links in our posts are affiliate links. This means we make a little dough if it results in a purchase. Please realize that we do not expect you to buy anything, but if you do, we hope you did your research and that you enjoy your purchase.
- Some of the products we write about on this blog we receive for free. This does not mean, in any way, that we will give it a positive review. If we like it, we’ll say so, if we don’t, the same.
- We could make money from our social media efforts (e.g. tweets) using affiliate links or other means.
- You will see advertisements on our site. We try to keep these as relevant as possible.
- Again, in the case we do make money from posting, sharing, tweeting, or wearing a t-shirt, it does not mean we will give a positive review, blog post, or endorsement. We might actually end up being a little harsh (us Glutenites can be a little opinionated, especially regarding our food).
We hope this page will clear up any possible misunderstandings with our blog posts or other methods we use to share the gluten message. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us.