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Disclosures

The information on this website represents my own views and experiences. The information is not meant to provide individualized advice on fitness regimes or diet. I am not a registered dietitian nor do I have formal nutritional training.  I am a licensed Zumba instructor, Spencer Pilates instructor and hold a group fitness certification from the Australian Institute of Fitness.  Any photos or videos depicting fitness routines or exercises are for personal use and if you choose to participate in them, you do so at your own risk. Before making any changes to your diet or fitness routine, please consult your physician.

Unless otherwise noted, the reviews on this website are based upon my own research and experiences and are in no way paid for or sponsored by any person associated with the product or service. When a post or review is sponsored, it will be clearly marked as so and will be based on my own honest opinions of the product or service provided to me.  It will not in any way be influenced by compensation or other reward.

I use affiliate links across my site and posts. If you click on them, I receive a small compensation. I love to recommend products and services that I’ve tried and think will be beneficial to you.

Intellectual Property

All photos and content are subject to copyright to My Own Balance.  I welcome and encourage the use of my photos and content on social media to promote visitors to My Own Balance.  Please feel free to pin my photos and link to My Own Balance. All links and use of my photos must provide credit to me or My Own Balance.  Please feel free to contact me about using any of the content on this website.

Limitation of Liability 

THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE IS IN NO WAY INTENDED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GUIDANCE AND CARE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN. CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE BEGINNING ANY DIET, NUTRITION, OR FITNESS PLAN OFFERED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. YOUR PHYSICIAN SHOULD ALLOW FOR PROPER FOLLOW-UP VISITS AND INDIVIDUALIZE YOUR DIET, NUTRITION, OR FITNESS PLAN AS APPROPRIATE. NOTHING STATED OR PRESENTED ON THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION, YOUR DIET, NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS, AN EXERCISE REGIMEN, OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.

The contents of this Website, including the videos, text, graphics, images, and information obtained from My Own Balance’s third-party content providers, sponsors, suppliers, and licensors (collectively “Providers”), and any other materials are to be used for informational purposes only.

License and Access. My Own Balance grants you a limited license to access to the Website. This license is solely for your individual use and may not be transferred to anyone else. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Website or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Website or its contents; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The Website or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of My Own Balance Fitness. 

Health and Medical Concerns. My Own Balance includes information and instruction relating to exercise and fitness. You agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all such information, instruction and services.

Before participating in any exercise program or using any fitness products or services that may be described and/or made accessible in or through My Own Balance, we strongly recommend that you consult with a physician or other healthcare provider. Not all exercises are suitable for everyone. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately. You are responsible for exercising within your limits and seeking medical advice and attention as appropriate. My Own Balance is not responsible for any injuries that result from participating in the exercises contained on or accessed through this site.

My Own Balance and the content-providers are not licensed medical care providers, are not rendering personal medical advice or treatment, and have no expertise in advising on, diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a known or unknown medical condition.

You should never disregard medical advice or delay seeking it because of a statement you have read on the Website and/or the Services. My Own Balance should not be used in lieu of advice given by qualified medical professionals such as your doctor or registered dietitian. It is important that My Own Balance is used only in conjunction with qualified medical guidance. If you know or suspect that you may be pregnant, have an eating disorder, have diabetes, or have any other physical or medical condition, it is imperative that you seek the advice of your doctor prior to using the Website and/or the Services.

If you experience any discomfort or pain during an exercise routine you must immediately cease the activity and seek the assistance of a physician.

Limitation of Liability. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, My Own Balance will in no event be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including lost profit damages arising from or in connection with any use of the Website and/or the Services, and/or any website with which they are linked, and/or any content, information, products or services accessible through the Website and/or the Services, even if My Own Balance Fitness has been advised of the possibility of such losses or damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the aggregate liability of My Own Balance to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to My Own Balance.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless My Own Balance and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims, damages, losses and costs that: (i) arise from your activities on or associated with your use of My Own Balance; (ii) assert a violation by you of any term of this Agreement; or (iii) assert that any content you submitted to My Own Balance violates any law or infringes any third party right, including any intellectual property or privacy right.

Copyright. © My Own Balance. All materials and contents contained on the Website (including but not limited to the text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software), and the Website itself, are copyrighted materials belonging exclusively to My Own Balance and are protected by United States and international copyright law. My Own Balance enforces its copyright interests to the fullest extent permitted under the law, and shall seek civil and criminal remedies where appropriate, including the remedies provided for under sections 501 et seq. of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. All rights are reserved.

International Use. Due to the global nature of the Internet, you acknowledge and agree that you are obliged to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding the access to and use of My Own Balance. By way of example only, you acknowledge and agree that you are obliged to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside, and that restrictions on access to and/or use of some Site Content may apply to users based on their place of domicile, residence and/or use.

Privacy Policy

From time to time, I will collect information from you but please be rest assured that I am committed to keeping all information I collect here private and confidential. This privacy policy covers andy and all data collection and usage on this site.  By visiting MyOwnBalance.com, you agree to the following policy:

Collection of Information:

This website collections information from time to time including:

  • Voluntarily provided information which may include your name, address, email address, billing and/or credit card information etc., which may be used when you purchase products and/or services and to deliver the services you have requested.
  • Information automatically collected when visiting our website, which may include cookies, third party tracking technologies and server logs.

This site will only collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide by way of surveys, completed membership forms, and emails. It is the intent of this site to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested and any additional uses specifically provided on this site.

Occasionally the site will collect anonymous demographic information that may not be unique to you and may even gather additional or other personal and/or non-personal information, such as age, gender, household income, political affiliation, race and religion, at a later time.

It is even possible that we may gather information about your computer hardware and/or software. Such collected information may include, but may not be limited to, your IP address, browser type, domain name, access time and various website addresses. The gathering of this information may be used for maintaining the quality of service we provide, as well as providing overall general statistics related to the use of our website and others.

Use of Information Collected:

My Own Balance collects information to better offer products and services and meet your expectations.  The information will be used for:

  • Improving products and services.
  • To send out emails periodically to promote new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, I may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. I may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. I may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

 

My Own Balance does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of its customer lists and/or names to any third parties.

My Own Balance, from time to time, may feel it necessary to make contact with you on behalf of other external business partners with regards to a specific offer which may be of interest to you. If you consent or show interest in presented offers, then, at that time, specific identifiable information, such as name, email address and/or telephone number, may be shared with the third party.

My Own Balance may find it beneficial to share specific data with their trusted partners in an effort to conduct statistical analysis, provide you with email and/or postal mail, deliver support and/or arrange for deliveries to be made. Those third parties shall be strictly prohibited from making use of your personal information, other than to deliver those services which you requested, and as such they are thus required in accordance with this agreement to maintain the confidentiality of all your information.

My Own Balance may deem it necessary to follow websites and/or pages that their users may frequent in an effort to gleam what types of services and/or products may be the most popular to customers or the general public.

My Own Balance may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so pursuant to applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or required to:

  1. Conform to decrees, laws and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon My Own Balance and/or its website;
  2. Safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of My Own Balance; and
  3. Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of myownbalance.com and/or the general public.

Children Under Age of 13

My Own Balance does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out

All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website please send an email that you wish to the email on our website. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our website does contain links to affiliate and other websites. My Own Balance does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.

Security

My Own Balance will endeavor and will take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to its offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.

Changes to Privacy Policy Agreement

My Own Balance reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our privacy policy, and will post those change to our website homepage at myownbalance.com, so that our users and/or visitors are always aware of the type of information collected, how it will be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information. If at any point in time My Own Balance decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.

Acceptance of Terms

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with the terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of the site. In addition, your continued use of the website following the posting of any updates or changes to the terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

Any questions: contact me at myownbalanceblog@gmail.com