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partnership POLICY
 My blog is written by me, and always written in my own voice. For that reason, I am unable to receive direction on what to say or what opinions to put out. While I do work with brands on a sponsorship basis, I reserve the right to maintain my full opinions across the blog.


This site will occasionally use affiliate links, which generate a small commission, to link out to specific products featured. Products received for promotion by a brand, will be disclosed in posts where they appear. 


Copyright Policy
All content and materials available on hayetrida.com, including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images and logos are the intellectual property of Hayet Rida, and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any inappropriate use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of any content on this site is
strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by myself.

Boo.  This is never really any fun, but I read somewhere that if I don’t want to get in trouble with the law, I have to have this stuff written and live on my blog.  So bear with me, here we go:

Terms of Use
I am so happy that you are coming to my blog to read my journey!  Part of the journey, too, is knowing that I am writing and sharing my journey as a form of expression.  While I hope you may find some things interesting on here, please note that you are reading at your own risk and of your own free will.  Also, while I encourage comments, please note that vulgarity and/or inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated.  This is a place for well-being and a better tomorrow!  If there is something that I feel that will subject me to a third party liability or if it is found offensive, it will be removed from this site. This is a personal blog. Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to the blog owner and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that the owner may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Happy place, Happy people! 

Joanne Encarnacion (GOFITJO)  is currently enrolled at Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is not a certified nutritionist or certified personal trainer. This blog should not be utilized in any manner relating to medical or professional advice and is intended solely for informational purposes. Please visit a professional health care provider prior to making any dietary alterations. Statements within this site have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Content should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Copyright Policy
I am always observing my own self and the world around me.  When I write, it is all of my original content.  Unless otherwise noted, I am the legal copyright holder of all material on this blog (posts, pictures, tears).  If you would like to reprint or publish any or all content, please note that you my written consent tis required. 

Photos: Unless stated, all photos are the work of GOFITJO or Encarnacion Photography and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. If used with watermark, no need to credit to GOFITJO or Encarnacion Photography.  For any edit to photos, including cropping, please contact me first.

Downloadable Files: Any downloadable file, including but not limited to pdfs, docs, jpegs, pngs, is provided at the user’s own risk. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages resulting from a corrupted or damaged file.

Hold Harmless
I am so happy that you are coming to my blog to read my journey!  Part of the journey, too, is knowing that I am not a professional and that I am writing and sharing my journey as a form of self-expression.  I am not providing any medical, legal, or other professional advice.  If you do try anything I say, please note that you are doing it at your own risk.

The reader assumes full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns, and before starting a new diet or health program. The writer(s) and/or publisher(s) of www.gofitjo.com are not responsible for adverse reactions, effects, or consequences resulting from the use of any recipes or suggestions herein or procedures undertaken hereafter.

Privacy Statement
Just because I am out here sharing my life, it doesn’t mean that I am going to go out there and share yours!  I will not sell any of your personal or contact information to another company.  Heavens, no.  Nor will I put your information on any spam lists (I’m not about that life).  However, if there is some advertising that pops up here or there on this site, please note that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my advertisers or those who comment on the blog.  Also, when subscribing to the newsletter, you are adhering to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy.

Reserve Rights
As all things in life are ever-changing (and what about those curve balls that are thrown at us?!), please know that I reserve the right to change the focus of my blog, shut it down, sell it, or change the terms of use at my own discretion, with or without advance notice.

Advertisers and Sponsors
If there comes a day where advertising shows up on my site, please note that it’s an opportunity for them to deliver relevant information/products to you.  Please note that I am not responsible for the actions of the advertisers or sponsors on this site.  If you buy or use a product of service based on a link from this site, you must take action and resolve any issues with that exact company, not with me. Know that I do work with brands occasionally on my Instagram and my blog, all my sponsored posts will be properly disclosed according to the FTC Guidelines

Letters to the JOANNE

I LOVE hearing from you and am interested in what you have to say!  If you contact me -be it a letter, email, tweet, Instagram DM, Facebook post, whatever!- please know that I will keep your identity confidential, but if I feel like something you said (content wise) was so wonderful, I may use it as a mention in a future blog post!