Disclosure and Privacy Policies.

This policy was last updated on April 8th, 2014.

This website is a personal blog written by me, Kim Vlasnik, and is intended for information-sharing, entertainment, and support. I am not a medical professional and should not be taken as such. I am only speaking from personal experience, and I'll be the first to admit that I'm frequently wrong so please read at your own risk. Opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect that of any organization or entity I may be affiliated with.

Disclosures:

TextingMyPancreas.com is funded by Kim Vlasnik and does not have any sponsorship or financial ties to any outside organization. I do not receive compensation for anything I do or say on Texting My Pancreas. No one is paying or sponsoring me to endorse their products or services, but I will definitely talk about one if I personally think it's stellar. (Same goes for if I think it's horrid.) Please do not email me to ask if you can place content here for products/services/other business ventures you're trying to promote. The answer will always be "no".

Any ad banners will be clearly marked as such. I do not run Google Ads, but will consider specific banner placement on the sidebars of this site. Advertisements and the funding they potentially can provide do not bear any editorial influence on content found on Texting My Pancreas.

If and when I accept free products, services or invitations to events/conferences/summits/whatever, I do so with the understanding that what I (and whether or not I do) write is completely up to me and the acceptance of free swag, accommodations, etc. will be disclosed to my readers.

From September 2011 through June 2012 I was a paid contributor to the Sunday Funnies section at diabetesmine.com. Related to my diabetes advocacy activities, I have been an invited guest of organizations such as JDRF, Medtronic Diabetes, Lilly Diabetes (U.S.), Sanofi Diabetes (U.S.), and Roche Diabetes Care (U.S.). I was a paid consultant for Whitewater Health, Inc from January 2013 - July 2014. I am featured on Dexcom's website and have signed a release with Dexcom that allows certain words and images of mine to be featured in their promotional materials, at their discretion. (More info on that here.)

Privacy:

The personal information collected from the visitors of this website remains confidential. I respect the law(s) on confidentiality applicable to this website (U.S.) and will never pass on these data to any third party, unless required by law. This website does not collect any cookies, but if you wanted to snail mail me some snickerdoodles, I wouldn't hate it.

This site currently utilizes Google Analytics for personal viewing by Kim Vlasnik to track things like referral sources and pageviews. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here: http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Because TextingMyPancreas.com and its associated social media channels (YouTube channel, Instagram page, Twitter account, Facebook page) are public-facing, any information found here or on my other social media channels can be viewed and used by anyone. Leaving a blog comment here means that your username (if applicable) and comment will be viewable to all, so please proceed accordingly. You will have the ability to delete, but not edit, your comment after it has posted. Emails or private messages sent directly to me can be assumed to be kept confidential.

Kim Vlasnik can be contacted by email at textingmypancreas [at] gmail.com.

Content Ownership and Source Citations:

Any of the original content found on this site is my property and should not be reproduced, copied, or otherwise used without the author's (that's me) expressed written consent.

Health information coming from sources outside of my own personal experience will be cited and a URL link provided, when possible. Each post will feature the date it was published, and updates to policies will be dated as well.

When leaving blog comments that contain health information, please provide references (URL links) to the health/medical information you mention when it is not based on your personal experience. (Personal experience is any symptom, test, treatment, etc. that you or a close family member has undergone yourself.) All statements you make on this site about statistics, data, studies and new advancement in medicine should have trustworthy sources.

Still have questions? I'd be happy to answer them - just shoot me an email.

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