Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Last modified April 2018

Welcome to www.functionalnutritionanswers.com (“Website”). This Website is created and run by Erica Julson (and any employees, independent contractors, volunteers, and interns) (together, “we”, “us”). Erica Julson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified LEAP Therapist who also has a masters in Nutritional Science. Erica’s mission is to help readers learn more about functional nutrition, and share the expertise of registered dietitians who specialize in this area.

Before reading any articles on the Website or subscribing to the free email list, we recommend that you thoroughly read through these Terms of Service (“Terms”) and the Privacy Policy (“Policy”) (found here: https://www.functionalnutritionanswers.com/privacy-policy/). The Terms and Policy apply to anything posted on the Website, along with products and memberships available for purchase (together, “Services”). When choosing to become a paying member of The Functional Nutrition Library, you will be presented with additional terms you must agree with before completing your purchase.

Before using the Services, please read these Terms carefully. By accessing the website and using any Services, you are acknowledging that you have read the Terms and Policy and agree to them. Your agreement signifies that you are at least 13 years old and eligible by law to use these Services. You agree by using these Services that you have provided true information as requested on any registration forms. By navigating this website, you agree to be bound to these Terms. If you do not agree or do not meet the eligibility requirements, you may not use these services.

We reserve the right to change or modify these Terms at any time. Any and all updates made are effective immediately, and you will be notified of any changes via email or prominent notification on the website. By agreeing to the changes, you may continue to use our Services. If at any time you no longer agree to the Terms, you must immediately suspend your use of our Services. If you violate any of the Terms of Service, we reserve the right to terminate your access to the Services. We also reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time, for any reason. If you have any questions whatsoever about the content of these terms, please email us at erica@www.functionalnutritionanswers.com.

Please be aware that agreeing to these Terms by using the Services holds the same weight as a written and signed contract. You agree that you will not challenge the enforceability of these Terms based on the fact that they are electronic.

Third Party Links

Some content on the Website may contain outbound links to other websites that contain relevant content or research articles. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of these websites, and we do not endorse and are not responsible for any advertisements featured on these websites. You agree that we will never be held liable (directly or indirectly) for any losses, damages, or health concerns that may have been incurred from your use of materials, service, or content on these websites. You agree that you will use the content from these websites at your own risk.

Health Disclaimer

Erica Julson is a registered dietitian nutritionist who holds a masters degree in nutritional science from California State University, Los Angeles. In addition, she has completed 1,200 hours of supervised practice at local hospitals, schools, and nutrition-related businesses.

Please note that Erica Julson (as well as her staff, interns, employees, independent contractors, or volunteers) are not licensed physicians, and cannot diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical conditions. Always let your physician know about any of your health concerns, and check with your doctor before making any diet, medication, exercise, or lifestyle changes. Erica’s work, and that of all dietitians associated with these Services, are guided by the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics. Nutrition services are not licensed in the state of California. I understand that Erica and her team are not providing health care or medical services and will not diagnose, treat, or cure in any manner whatsoever any disease, condition, or other physical or mental ailment of the human body.

All information included on the Website is original, but is in no way claiming to be comprehensive or conclusive. The information  is meant for educational purposes only. It is NOT meant to be interpreted as medical advice for any individual. This information does not replace the advice of a medical professional, and should not be relied on as medical advice or advice on diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. If you have concerns about your health, you should always consult with a medical professional. Do not delay consultation or treatment from a medical professional because of something read on this website. Use of any information provided on this Website or the Functional Nutrition Library is 100% AT YOUR OWN RISK.

No information provided on www.functionalnutritionanswers.com and/or the Functional Nutrition Library should be interpreted as medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, diagnosis, prognosis, health care treatment, instruction, advice, or any other individualized medical service. The information is for educational purposes only.

You should not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

The Functional Nutrition Answers Team is committed to presenting all sides of the information on various topics, to allow the readers to form their own conclusions.

Service Disclaimer

We do our best to ensure continued service of the Website and the Functional Nutrition Library. In the event of any emergency repairs, natural disasters, or unforeseen technological errors that may interrupt our Services, you agree to under no conditions hold us liable for any losses, lack of availability, discontinuance, suspension, or termination of our Services. You agree that your access and use of Services is on an ‘As Is” and “As Available” condition.

We also reserve the right to modify Services at any time, and will not be held liable for any price increases, service changes, or discontinuation of Services. We are not responsible for any technical malfunctions of online systems, servers, service providers, or email accounts that prevent the timely delivery of our Services. We are also not responsible for any damages that may occur from downloading any content from the Website. Use of these Services is at your own risk.

No Guarantees

We make no guarantees in regards to any of the recommendations or advice given on the Website or other Services. While the advice provided may have worked for us or others, there is no guarantee that it will also work for you, or that if you do the exact same steps you will see the same results. Please use and implement the advice at your own risk.

Submissions

If you submit any content to the Website, including comments, we do not own those materials, but you are granting us permission to use the submitted content in our business. This includes comments, testimonials, feedback, etc. You agree to give us the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, post on social media, reproduce, translate, edit, and reformat your submission, and post your name with it, without compensation. We are not obligated to use the submission, but we reserve the right to at our discretion. We also reserve the right to delete any submissions at our discretion.

Indemnification

You agree to hold us (Erica Julson and all staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, employees, and partners) harmless, and indemnify us from and against, any third party claim(s) arising from your use of our Services. This includes any liability or expenses arising from all claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorney fees. You also agree to relinquish any and all rights or benefits you may have under any other state or federal statue or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Applicable Law

You agree that by using our Services, the laws of California will govern these Terms and any dispute that may arise between you and the company.

Additional Information

Please also review our Privacy Policy located here: https://www.functionalnutritionanswers.com/privacy-policy/

Purchase & Use Information

The Functional Nutrition Library is a monthly or annual subscription service that provides ongoing access to functional nutrition notes to subscribers. When you subscribe to these Services, you are committing to a monthly or annually recurring charge on your credit card to continue membership and receipt of Services. Charges are processed monthly or annually, depending on susbscription level, and we are not able to offer prorated refunds at this time. Once payment has been processed for the month, it is non refundable. Cancelled memberships means that any future scheduled monthly recurring payment will not be processed, and will never be processed unless membership is resumed. You may cancel your subscription at any time by logging into the Website and selecting the Cancel or Pause membership options. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Services, or with any of these Terms of Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Services.

Each membership is to be used by one person only. Please do not falsely create accounts for any other individuals. Do not share your account with anyone else. If you enjoy our Services, please share the Functional Nutrition Library sign-up page, and encourage your friends to sign up for a membership themselves. If we find that you are in violation with these terms, we will immediately terminate your membership with no refund. You are responsible for any fees, including internet or mobile fees, incurred while using these services.

Intellectual Property Rights

All content available on www.functionalnutritionanswers.com and within the Functional Nutrition Library membership area is written in the author’s own words, unless otherwise indicated. All the materials available on the site are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You agree to use the site solely for personal noncommercial use. Unauthorized copying, reproducing, republishing, downloading, uploading, posting, transmitting, translating, selling, exploiting, distributing, or creating derivative works of the information without our explicit consent is not allowed and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent available under the law. This includes transmitting the information via email or other electronic means without consent. You are allowed to print the material for personal, non-commercial use, including when seeing clients in your private practice or when teaching, as long as proper attribution to Functional Nutrition Answers and/or The Functional Nutrition Library are given.

By posting any information on our site, including comments or information on discussion boards or social media, you agree that you are not violating any copyright or intellectual property laws. You also agree that Functional Nutrition Answers is not obligated to keep any comments private, to pay users for comments, or to respond to any comments. Once comments are left, they become the intellectual property of Erica and her team.

You agree to refrain from posting comments that may be libelous, profane, abusive, or obscene. Erica and her team reserve the right to delete or block comments made by users at any time, for any reason, and without explanation. We also reserve the right to disclose your information and/or identity to any third party who files a complaint that your comment has violate their copyright or intellectual property rights.

Erica and her team have the right and may be required by law to comply with any law enforcement investigations or court orders that require the release of identifying information about anyone posting content on this Website. You agree to waive and hold harmless Erica Julson and her team, including affiliates, employees, independent contractors, volunteers, and interns from any claims that may result from any of these types of investigations.

While Erica and her team will do their best to review content regularly, they are under no obligation to remove offensive or objectionable material as soon as it is posted. Erica and her team are not held liable for any violations made by users of the Website. You agree to access the content and Services at your own risk.

You may hyperlink back to our site, as long as the link does not imply that Erica Julson, Functional Nutrition Answers, nor the Functional Nutrition Library, sponsor or endorse anything on your site without our express consent. However, you may NOT frame or inline link any of the content of the Website, or incorporate into another website or other service, any of our material, content, or intellectual property without prior written permission.

Disclaimers

The information, products, and services offered on www.functionalnutritionanswers.com and www.functionalnutritionlibrary.com, by Erica Julson and her associates, or through the Functional Nutrition Library membership area are provided on an “as-is” basis, with no express or implied warranties of any kind. We disclaim all warranties to the fullest extent allowable under the law, including any implied warranties of the use of the information for any particular purpose. We do not warrant that the site or its contents will be error-free, accurate, timely, or reliable, although efforts will be made to correct errors when found.

Some content may include advice from guests who are not affiliated with The Functional Nutrition Library. We make no claims unto the accuracy or validity of any advice given by these guests. All individuals who provide guest contributions to the site agree to give us the intellectual property rights to the content.

No Joint Venture or Other Business Relationship

Users and guests of this Website and Services do not have any form of partnership or employment relationship with Functional Nutrition Answers or www.functionalnutritionanswers.com.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us using the following information:

Erica Julson, MS, RDN, CLT
3520 Hughes Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
erica@www.functionalnutritionanswers.com