Policies

I am affiliated with some amazing communities and sponsors. I have a very firm disclosure policy (below) so you’ll always know if I receive compensation. As for the sponsor links on the right hand side of the page, they’re only products I use on a regular basis and believe in 100%.

I DO NOT SELL OUT. I ONLY PROMOTE COMMUNITIES AND PRODUCTS I USE ON A REGULAR BASIS AND BELIEVE IN 100%. I PROMISE YOU THIS WILL NEVER CHANGE.

I spend a lot of time to provide killer content and would love if you’d support me!

 

Disclosure Policy:

Vanilla Bean Lean is a personal blog written and edited by me. I am a fitness, nutrition, and fun connoisseur and every now and again I review products, events, or participate in campaigns. I do this not only for my own research, but to share my opinions with others. They are just that — opinions.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

From time to time, companies will send me products to try, free of cost. Also, when I attend or participate in events, I often receive free samples of foods, drinks or other products.

Whenever I review or refer to a product that was provided to me, I will make it clear in the post. I provide not only details of how I received the product, but I often link to the company itself. My reviews are honest, and if done at the request of a company, rest assured that the compensation of cash or product does not have any bearing on the content. If I do not like a product, I will either contact the company & not review it on the blog, or I will state the reasons why I don’t like it.

If I purchased the product, I will not necessarily state that in the post.

From time to time, I do accept sponsored posts, for which I am paid in cash or other compensation. When I do that, I make it clear in the post and include a link to this policy.

Every now and again, links on the site may be affiliate links, which may include a small commission on purchases made through them. When these are used, I have made clear at some point that this is a sponsor or company I am affiliated with in this manner.

Questions? Please e-mail me (vanillabeanlean@gmail.com) or refer to the FTC’s ruling on blogger disclosure:

FTC Rules on Sponsored Conversations

NOTE: As of May 31 2013, I have adopted a new policy for disclosure outside of my blog:

  • #ad: denotes that a brand has paid me to copy and paste a specific message and share it with little or no modifications (almost NEVER do this)
  • #spon: denotes that I have been compensated for a blog post BUT the message is my own (MOST of what I’ll do!)
  • #freebie: denotes that a product was sent to me — solicited or not — free of charge (in some cases, it’s in exchange for a review and in many cases, it’s just for me to try out with no expectation of review)

More legal speak:

This policy is valid from 31 May 2013
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Electra Liontis.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is occasionally compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics.  Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for some posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. However, the views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

The owner(s) of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. We have a financial interest in the following that are relevant to our blogging: FitFluential LLC.
To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you leave a comment. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
Do we use cookies?
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline. By using our site, you consent to our websites privacy policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below. This policy was last modified on May 31, 2013.
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Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

 

DISCLAIMERS:

HEALTH DISCLAIMER:

The information in this group is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your condition.

Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. Consult your physician and follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program or using any supplement or meal replacement product. The testimonials featured may have used more than one Beachbody product or extended the program to achieve their results. The information on our Web sites is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace the advice of a healthcare professional. If you experience any pain or difficulty with exercises or diet, stop and consult your healthcare provider.

The views and opinions of authors, trainers, experts and any other contributors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect the attitudes and opinions of Team Beachbody or Beachbody. These views and opinions shall not be attributed to or otherwise endorsed by Team Beachbody or Beachbody, and may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes without the express, written consent of Beachbody.

COACHES CODE OF ETHICS:

Beachbody Coaches have the unique opportunity of representing Beachbody, our vision and our products and services in the community at large. For this reason, we expect that Coaches will uphold the standards of our company and that each Coach will serve as an ambassador of our mission and our brands.

  • As an Independent Beachbody Coach, I will conduct myself ethically and with integrity, including treating others the way I would expect to be treated as I establish my organization. I will uphold this Code of Ethics and promote its awareness among my fellow Beachbody Coaches.
  • I will uphold the Beachbody Core Values and Team Beachbody Coach Policies & Procedures and not engage in any deceptive, unlawful, or unethical recruiting practice or otherwise engage or promote any other conduct which may be detrimental to or reflect poorly on myself my fellow Beachbody Coaches or Beachbody LLC. Key prohibited examples would include bonus buying, soliciting Coaches for other MLM business opportunities or selling Beachbody products in prohibited marketplaces.
  • I will learn and understand the Team Beachbody Compensation Plan and Beachbody’s catalog of products and represent them accurately to my customers and prospective Coaches without misleading or false expectations. Any claims, representations or statements I make regarding Beachbody products or the Coaching opportunity will include important notices and disclaimers as provided by Beachbody.
  • I will accept and fulfill my responsibilities to train, motivate and encourage those Coaches personally sponsored by me. I will treat my Beachbody Coach business like any other business and will fulfill each commitment I make to my customers, fellow Coaches or other associates.
  • I will promote the Beachbody business opportunity to prospective Coaches with honesty and integrity. I will not misrepresent actual or potential sales or earnings. I will use business tools provided to me such as the Statement of Independent CoachEarnings and will remind each potential new Coach that each individual’s success is based upon their individual efforts.
  • I will offer my customers the highest level of service, offering assistance with any necessary product exchanges and/or refunds.
  • I will maintain a basic loyalty and professionalism to the network marketing industry as a whole and will not involve myself in any unwarranted criticism of other network marketing companies, including those in direct competition with Beachbody.
  • I will abide by local, state and federal laws which govern my business. I understand that as the CEO of my Independent Beachbody Coach business, it is my responsibility to comply with these laws and with the current Team Beachbody Coach Policies & Procedures.


EARNINGS DISCLAIMER:

There is no guarantee that you will earn any income using the techniques and ideas on this web site. Earning potential is entirely dependent on the person using the ideas and techniques. The examples in these materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of earnings.

Any claims or examples of earnings displayed can be verified upon request. Your ability to attain the same results claimed in our materials is dependent upon your time, effort, finances, knowledge and skills. Since these factors are different for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success or income level. Nor are we responsible for any of your actions.

Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to ours or anybody else’s, in fact no guarantees are made that you will achieve any results from our ideas and techniques in our material.

Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings located on the Coaches Corner on TeamBeachbody.com for the most recent information on our Coaches’ actual incomes.

Statement of Independent Coach Earnings chart:
http://www.teambeachbody.com/incomechart.pdf


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