Privacy & Disclaimer

The privacy of our visitors is important to us. By visiting the Everyday Allergen Free website, our visitors agree to the following:

  • The recipes presented are developed by Amanda Orlando unless otherwise stated. 
  • No purchase is necessary and we do not collect any billing information from our readers. 
  • At Everyday Allergen-Free, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit Everyday Allergen-Free, and how we safeguard your information. 
  • We never sell your personal information to third parties.
  • We do use Google Analytics however to cater our content to readers like you.
  • Log Files - As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files includeyour IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
  • Cookies and Web Beacons - We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.
  • All recipes are usually catered to Amanda's food allergies only and must be reviewed carefully before preparation to ensure they fit your dietary restrictions. 
  • All Cookbook reviews are not paid for by cookbook authors. Authors are usually invited by the EAF team however to join us on set at their own discretion.
  • All sponsored content will always be clearly indicated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why teens and adults?
The goal of Everyday Allergen-Free is to inspire confidence in teens and adults living with food allergies. Amanda struggled with insecurity surrounding her food allergies from a very young age, which led her to put herself in potentially dangerous situations just because she didn't want to draw attention to her condition. There are so many negative stigmas surrounding food allergies, not to mention bullying and the growing pains of learning how to manage your allergies on your own. Teens are among the most affected by serious reactions causing death. That's a statistic we want to change. At EAF we're all about inclusivity, empowerment, and building confidence. Don't let your allergies stop you from being you.

Is Everyday Allergen-Free a healthy-only website? 
As much as we try to keep a healthy diet, we know how rewarding and satisfying a few indulgences are and so often include options for all palettes. 

Do you count calories? 
The focus of this website is to encourage teens and young adults to speak about about having food allergies and be confident in doing so so we do not focus on the calories in our meals nor do we detail diet information. Please speak with your nutritionist, dietician or doctor for any specific health concerns you may want to address.

Can I use your photo or recipes on my blog?
Absolutely, you are encouraged to share our photos and recipes as long as you give credit to the original piece. Each piece on the EAF website takes careful consideration and time to produce so a link back to the original page on the EAF website is highly recommended when using content from this website. 

I have food allergies, can I guest post on your website?
You certainly can, we have a space dedicated to accepting submissions from readers like you. See here.

Can you review or giveaway my product?
The products we review must be in line with our brand and we must be able to try the product first for safety reasons first and foremost before we can recommend it to our readers. We do giveaways frequently and use Rafflecopter, details can be found below. 

Do you endorse allergy testing apps or new products?
Unfortunately the room for error is quite wide when it comes to self-allergy testing applications so far so we cannot endorse products through any form of testing, beta or otherwise.


Giveaways

  • You must be 18+ (or the age of majority in your place of residence) to enter giveaway
  • Odds of winning are dependent on the amount of entries received.
  • Giveaways may end and/or be cancelled without notice.
  • All giveaways winners are chosen via Rafflecopter.
  • Per Canadian regulations, winners must answer a Skill Testing Question (STQ). Failure to answer STQ correctly will result in disqualification & another winner will be chosen.
  • Winners must respond within 48 hours to the email announcing their win (unless otherwise noted in giveaway rules). If the response is not received within that time period, another entrant will be chosen.
  • Everyday Allergen-Free will not be held responsible in the unlikely event that a winner does not receive a prize from a sponsor in the event of a sponsored giveaway. Everyday Allergen-Free will do everything possible to help ensure winners receive their prizes within a timely manner.

Comments Policy

Unlike most of the Internet, we take our readers safety very seriously and any personal attacks will get you banned. 

That, most important, statement out of the way, here’s more you should know whether you’re a regular commenter or new to the site.

Although we can’t be everywhere at once, here are some of the kinds of comments we’re going to do our best to curtail:

  • Promoting your own brand, product, or blog. So you’ve got a product you want us to talk about, try hitting us in the Contacts section and we'll let you know how we can work together.

  • Impersonating authors or other commenters. We can’t believe we have to say this, but: Don’t do that. It’s weird.

  • Comments that are completely out of left field. Sometimes discussions veer off a bit, but are still related to the original subject. That is fine. Hijacking the conversation to promote off-topic commentary is not.

  • Threats — no matter how vague — against the author or other commenters. Things can get heated. Before you casually mention your foe’s home address, think of your Mother Earth. (Bonus points if you never use the phrase “Mother Earth.”)

  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, you get the drift.

  • Trolling. 

If your comment does not immediately appear on the site after posting, it may have been flagged for review. There are a number of things which will get your comment flagged for review, we ask that you please keep that in mind before resubmitting the comment multiple times or contacting us about it.

  • Use of any of the curse words and/or slurs we have on our blacklist will automatically flag a comment so it won’t appear on our site. Sometimes these words are used as part of a good discussion, these comments will be approved by a moderator when appropriate.
  • Using a Disqus account without a verified email address will automatically flag a comment.
  • Fluctuations in the space time continuum. Sometimes things just get auto-flagged and we don’t know why.
  • Comments can also be flagged for review by our readership (please do not abuse this option for other users you simply disagree with, it makes our moderation jobs a lot harder).

Here are some things which will get your comment deleted.

  • Personal attacks against another commenter or the writer of the post/website. 
  • Jokes or aggressive negative comments on the aesthetic appearance of a person (commenters, writers, and folks mentioned in an article alike).
  • Hate speech or other clearly intentional jerk behaviour. 

Here are some things which will get your account banned.

  • Engaging in any of the previously mentioned delete-worthy behaviors consistently and as part of a clear pattern OR presenting a particularly egregious example of one of those behaviours as a first comment (New to the site? Stopped by just to say something horrible? We don’t need you here.) 
  • Hate reading. If your history of commenting on Everyday Alergen-Free is only targeted at bullying the Allergy community, be sure you will be banned.
  • It is at the editors’ discretion to ban anyone whom they determine to be a detriment to the atmosphere of the comments section, the site in general, and our regular readers.

There will be some who look at these rules and think that the moderators of Everyday Allergen-Free have too much power to shut down conversations. We have two responses to this.

First: It’s our site, we get to make the rules. We’re not taking away your freedom of speech by deleting/banning you. You can take your anger elsewhere, we don’t want it.

We try to treat our comment section like a series of dinner parties, where our job as hosts is to foster interesting, free discussion for all our guests, not just the loudest, most assertive, scariest ones. You can be a poor conversationalist, present a different viewpoint, or talk loudly and brashly. But if you threaten, annoy, derail, or in other ways spoil the atmosphere of discussion for others, we reserve the right to not invite you back next time. If that principle is too restrictive for you, there are many other sites out there that share our coverage and have more liberal commenting rules.

Second: We ask everybody who comes to Everyday Allergen-Free to remember that conversations require listening as well as speaking. And we are firm believers in the fact that banning a commenter only prevents them from speaking, not from listening.

A note to our regular readers:

We love you! Everyday Allergen-Free wouldn’t be what it is without your awesome support. As we mentioned above, flagging comments which violate our policy is a great help but please take this responsibility seriously. Flagging a user who isn’t really causing trouble but who you personally feel is just being obtuse is not a good use of this power. Also, engaging with users who are clearly trolls may be fun for some of you but causes us larger headaches (especially with overly large threads). Flag and move on.