Terms of Service

The Thoughtful Dietitian: Terms of Service

Updated 7 May 2019

Welcome to www.thethoughtfuldietitian.com (“Website”, “we”, “us”). This website is created and run by Yan Yin Phoi. Yan Yin Phoi is an accredited practising dietitian (APD) who provides online dietetic consults, and writes food and nutrition related articles in the hope of improving the eating habits, nutrition knowledge, and health of clients and readers.

Before subscribing to or using the Website, we recommend that you thoroughly read through these Terms of Service (“Terms”) and the Privacy Policy (“Policy”) (found here: https://www.thethoughtfuldietitian.com/privacy-policy/). The Terms and Policy apply to The Thoughtful Dietitian’s products and services, and anything posted on the Website (together, “Services”).

By making a purchase through the Website, you verify that you have read these Terms, and agree to them. Your agreement signifies that you are at least 18 years old and eligible by law to enroll in these Services. You agree by using these Services that you have provided true information as requested on the registration forms. By navigating this website, you also agree to these Terms.

You may not make a purchase on the Website without agreeing to the Terms of Service. We reserve the right to change or modify these Terms at any time. Any and all updates made are effective immediately, and you will be notified of any changes via email or prominent notification on the website. By agreeing to the changes, you may continue to use our Services. If at any time you no longer agree to the Terms, you must immediately suspend your use of our Services. If you violate any of the Terms of Service, we reserve the right to terminate your access to the Services. We also reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time, for any reason. If you have any questions whatsoever about the content of these terms, please email us at yanyin@thethoughtfuldietitian.com.

You agree to be solely responsible for maintaining the security of your account. We are not responsible for any fraudulent charges made on your account, or stolen logins or passwords. You agree to notify us immediately at yanyin@thethoughtfuldietitian.com if any suspicious activity has occurred on your account.

Please be aware that agreeing to these Terms by using the Services holds the same weight as a written and signed contract. You agree that you will not challenge the enforceability of these Terms based on the fact that they are electronic.


In order to purchase or access certain content on the Website, you may need to provide some personal information (see Privacy Policy for more details). You agree that any information you provide is accurate, current, and complete. You also understand and agree that any information you provide is subject to the Privacy Policy.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Services, or with any of these Terms of Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Services.

Any dietitian consult session or package purchased through this Website is for your own use only, and cannot be shared with others. Please do not falsely buy sessions or packages for any other individuals. Do not share your session or package with anyone else. If you enjoy our Services, please share the Website, and encourage your friends to use our Services. If we find that you are in violation with these terms (to not share your session or package with anyone else), your session or package will be immediately terminated with no refund. You are responsible for any fees, including internet or mobile fees, incurred while using these services.We reserve the right to shut down accounts who have violated these Terms at any time, without prior notice.


Some content on the Website contains outbound links to other websites that contain relevant content or services. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of these websites, and we do not endorse and are not responsible for any advertisements featured on these websites. You agree that we will never be held liable (directly or indirectly) for any losses, damages, or health concerns that may have been incurred from your use of materials, service, or content on these websites. You agree that you will use the content from these websites at your own risk.


We do our best to ensure continued service of the Website and Services. In the event of any emergency repairs, natural disasters, or unforeseen technological errors that may interrupt our Services, you agree to under no conditions hold us liable for any losses, lack of availability, discontinuance, suspension, or termination of our Services. You agree that your access and use of Services is on an ‘As Is” and “As Available” condition.

We also reserve the right to modify Services at any time, and will not be held liable for any price increases, service changes, or discontinuation of Services. We are not responsible for any technical malfunctions of online systems, servers, service providers, or email accounts that prevent the timely delivery of our Services. We are also not responsible for any damages that may occur from downloading any content from the Website. Use of these Services is at your own risk.


Please note that all content available on this Website is intended for personal educational and informational use only. Although blog content may contain nutritional information, they are for the general audience, and should not be construed as personalised professional advice. If you have a medical condition that requires specific dietary advice, do contact Yan Yin at yanyin@thethoughtfuldietitian.com.


We make no guarantees in regards to any of the recommendations or advice given on the Website or other Services. While the advice provided may have worked for us or others, there is no guarantee that it will also work for you, or that if you do the exact same steps you will see the same results. Please use and implement the advice at your own risk.


Yan Yin Phoi also moderates a public Facebook page, called The Thoughtful Dietitian Page. This page is controlled and governed by Facebook’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, so you should read those documents to familiarize yourself with the terms.

In addition to these requirements, you agree to follow the group’s guidelines, posted in the Facebook group. We reserve the right to remove, delete, block, or ban anyone who posts abusive, defamatory, aggressive, prejudiced, or disrespectful comments or content, without notice. You agree not to post any copyrighted content that you do not have the rights to, or any material that contains viruses or other harmful materials.

Please note that anything posted in this page can be seen by anyone in the page, and we make no guarantees regarding privacy with any content shared within the page. We do not endorse anything shared in the page, and are not liable for any of the content or advice posted. Please be careful when sharing any personal information in the page, as you are solely liable.


If you submit any content to the Website, including comments, we do not own those materials, but you are granting us permission to use the submitted content in our business. This includes comments, testimonials, feedback, etc. You agree to give us the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, post on social media, reproduce, translate, edit, and reformat your submission, and post your name with it, without compensation. We are not obligated to use the submission, but we reserve the right to at our discretion. We also reserve the right to delete any submissions at our discretion.


You agree to hold us harmless and indemnify us from and against any third party claim(s) arising from your use of our Services. This includes any liability or expenses arising from all claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorney fees. You also agree to relinquish any and all rights or benefits you may have under any other state or federal statue or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.


You agree that by using our Services, the laws of Singapore will govern these Terms and any dispute that may arise between you and the company.


Please also review our Privacy Policy located here: www.thethoughtfuldietitian.com/privacy-policy/


All content available on the Website is written in the author’s own words, unless otherwise indicated. All the materials available on the site are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You agree to use the site solely for personal noncommercial use. Unauthorized copying, reproducing, republishing, downloading, uploading, posting, transmitting, translating, selling, exploiting, distributing, or creating derivative works of the information without our explicit consent is not allowed and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent available under the law. You are allowed to share the Website and its pages on social media. You are allowed to print the material for personal, non-commercial use, including when teaching, as long as proper attribution to The Thoughtful Dietitian and Yan Yin Phoi are given.

By posting any information on our site, including comments or information on discussion boards or social media, you agree that you are not violating any copyright or intellectual property laws.

You agree to refrain from posting comments that may be libelous, profane, abusive, or obscene. Yan Yin reserves the right to delete or block comments made by users at any time, for any reason, and without explanation. We also reserve the right to disclose your information and/or identity to any third party who files a complaint that your comment has violate their copyright or intellectual property rights.

Yan Yin has the right and may be required by law to comply with any law enforcement investigations or court orders that require the release of identifying information about anyone posting content on this Website. You agree to waive and hold harmless Yan Yin from any claims that may result from any of these types of investigations.

While Yan Yin will do her best to review content regularly, she is under no obligation to remove offensive or objectionable material as soon as it is posted. Yan Yin is not held liable for any violations made by users of the Website. You agree to access the content and Services at your own risk.

You may hyperlink back to our site, as long as the link does not imply that Yan Yin Phoi or The Thoughtful Dietitian sponsor or endorse anything on your site without our express consent. However, you may NOT frame or inline link any of the content of the Website, or incorporate into another website or other service, any of our material, content, or intellectual property without prior written permission.


The information, products, and services offered on www.thethoughtfuldietitian.com, by Yan Yin Phoi are provided on an “as-is” basis, with no express or implied warranties of any kind. We disclaim all warranties to the fullest extent allowable under the law, including any implied warranties of the use of the information for any particular purpose. We do not warrant that the site or its contents will be error-free, accurate, timely, or reliable, although efforts will be made to correct errors when found.


Users and guests of this Website and Services do not have any form of partnership or employment relationship with Yan Yin Phoi or The Thoughtful Dietitian.


If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us by email at yanyin@thethoughtfuldietitian.com.