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siegelNowadays there are many websites that provide information about food intolerance. It is not always easy to identify the motive of those providing the information nor, especially, is it straightforward to assess the quality. Unfortunately the often debatable quality of content from some of these providers can lead to patients and other users of websites drawing the wrong conclusions. It can even lead to patients being invited to undertake some form of self-therapy. It is also not clearly stipulated how these websites handle their visitors' data.

The information provided by the food intolerance network, which is always offered free of charge, is created in compliance with a self-imposed quality management procedure.

We have defined the following criteria for this:

  • Articles are scientifically verifiable through research published in specialist journals
  • Strict prohibition of promises of a cure or remote diagnosis
  • Data protection of user data, strict prohibition of resale of user data
  • Non-profit status, of benefit to the public
  • Independence from pharmaceutical companies and other corporations
  • Clear distinction between advertisements and editorial content (rules for advertisement see below)
  • Clear language and clear wording
  • Transparency regarding financing and information about the qualification of publishers
  • Information provided is intended to serve as a support but not as a replacement for the relationship between the medical professional and patient
  • Data has been listed in accordance with the guidelines of the Austrian e-commerce law, media law, the guidelines of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and the quality criteria of the European Commission
  • Transparency concerning the retrieval and storage of data

We believe that these strict self-monitoring parameters will sustain the quality of the food intolerance network.

We should not be your only source of information, but you can be assured that we deliver information of a very high qualitative standard.

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website is funden by advertising - strict rules for advertising on our website

All contributors and editors cooperate on a voluntary basis and free of charge to run The Food Intolerance Network website. The project is operated by the "Gesellschaft für Öffentliche Gesundheit" (Society for Public Health). The costs for the running of such a project are relatively high due, for example, to server and domain charges or for a computer programmer who needs to close certain security gaps. In order to be able to continue to finance this project, and in order to be able to continue to offer our information to you free of charge we need to insert advertisements.

All advertisements are clearly identified as such.  You can support us by always using one of our links when you shop on Amazon. We will receive a small percentage from every purchase. THANK YOU for your support!

The following advertising space is available:

  • On the right-hand side of the layout there is 1 ad banner, showing either Google, Amazon or editor selected ads.
  • Under the main menu there is 1 ad banner sized 728x90 Pixel, showing either Google, Amazon or editor selected ads.
  • At the end of the page there is 1 ad banner sized 728x90 Pixel, showing either Google, Amazon or editor selected ads.
  • Book reviews automatically link to the corresponding books on the Amazon website.

Web-Tip

On the Home page and the weblinks page the editorial team will continue to introduce interesting Web pages (Web-Tip). These tips are of editorial character and cannot be bought as advertisements. They are websites which the editorial team have classified as interesting and important and would thus like to make them available to the wider public. The owners of the websites have no influence on the design, placement or the duration of the placement of the links. Should an owner not agree with the linking of their website, they are welcome to ask for the deletion of the link via e-mail.

Principles of the placements of ad banners

The following products or services may not be advertised: erotic content, games of chance (gambling), tobacco, weapons or pyrotechnical substances, political advertisements. The advertisements may not contain deceptive, misleading, fraudulent, malicious or offensive elements.

In principle a strict separation between advertising and editorial content is provided on all pages in order to safeguard our independence. The ad banners are accordingly clearly marked as “Advertisement”. The placement of promotional displays has no influence on editorial activity.

We want to ensure the compliance with all national and international advertising laws and also expect this from our advertising partners and sponsors. The advertising partners carry the responsibility for observing these general conditions.

How can I place an ad on The Food Intolerance Network website?

Just send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We shall then send you the current media data and advertising rates.

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Disclaimer

The information provided on the Food Intolerance Network website is no substitute for a visit to a registered dietician, nutritionist or a doctor. The information that you will find here may not be used as a substitute for professional advice and treatment by a medical professional or approved and registered dieticians. The content of the Food Intolerance Network website may not be used as a basis or means for any form of self-diagnosis.

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