Policies

The following policies and disclaimers apply to Healthy Lifestyles Media, and its subsidiary sites, DIY Healthy Lifestyles Journal and the Thrifty Lifestyles thrift shop pages, herein known as the Healthy Lifestyles Media Group. “We” and “Us” refers to this group, its administrator, and staff. “You” refers to the persons and users reading this page and using the above-listed sites.

HEALTH DISCLAIMER

Health information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to represent or replace professional health advice. Please talk to your health care provider before trying any natural treatments or remedies, especially if you take prescription medications . Some natural remedies can interact with your meds and make you ill, so please consult a professional if you have questions.

Every effort is made to provide information about interactions that we are aware of, but we do not currently have medically-trained staff qualified to consult or advise on what might be best for you. That being said, the Healthy Lifestyles Media group cannot be held responsible for any illness or injury incurred by anyone not taking the recommended precautions before use, or by choosing to by-pass reading cautions or disclaimers.

PRIVACY POLICY and HOW INFORMATION IS USED

Information collected in registration boxes, forms, quizzes or surveys is kept secure and is not shared with any third parties. Zip or postal codes may be requested in order to evaluate site usage statistics, and to help us know where readers are from.

Postal mailing addresses are collected only when you’ve requested or opted-in to receive tangible (non-digital) freebies, prizes, print newsletters, or goods ordered directly from our sites. You may opt out from future mailings at any time.

PRODUCT EVALUATION

Healthy Lifestyles Media and its sites may periodically offer samples of its own or business partner products for market testing. PLEASE NOTE: These are not “get-paid-to-review-products” programs. There is no compensation in exchange for reviews or hidden incentives to encourage only good reviews. We simply want to know if our audience likes what we offer, and if not, why. You do get to keep the items you review but know that they are small things, so don’t get excited–we’re not sending out Ninja blenders or anything like that.

AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER

Some products, services, or sources mentioned are things we’ve personally tried, liked, and highly recommend to others. Some of these may be affiliate programs from whom Healthy Lifestyles Media receives compensation in exchange for promoting their products. This compensation goes to support our sites and publications, and to provide you with new and improved content and services.

Ads are sometimes used to promote products and services specific to a project, course, or program you participate in on this site, so if you use ad blockers on your devices, you may wish to allow these ads so you can access things you may need. Please note that we choose  affiliates on the basis of quality, relevancy, and good reputation.

Transactions with these affiliates are completely secure. We don’t receive any personally-identifying transaction information when you order from a vendor. On that note, any issues will need to be resolved through your direct contact to the vendor. This is another level of ensuring your privacy. However, we do want to know about any problems you have so we can also look into the issue and review any action we need to take. See the Support page for contact information.

As mentioned above, revenue from affiliate sales goes toward supporting the Healthy Lifestyles Media group’s operations.  It does not  (yet) support a beach-side cottage in the French Riviera but if it ever does, we’ll invite everyone to a big Customer Appreciation bash.

DISCUSSION GUIDELINES

All discussions will be conducted with respect, kindness, tolerance, and civil behavior*. Anyone found to be acting outside of these guidelines will be warned, and will then be banned if uncivil behavior continues after the warning. Serious trouble will be reported to appropriate authorities. So be nice or be escorted from the playground.

*Civil behavior = NO bigotry, racism, bullying, pornography, foul language, belittling others, name-calling, harassment or anything else that you would not want to have done unto you.

Anyone finding a post containing any of the above offenses, please report the post as soon as you see it to the admin email address on the Contact Us page.

We trust that most of you are here because you’re interested in wellness and like the content you find so it’s likely that you’re not a troublemaker. But there are always those who like to climb on a soapbox and spew venom so this message is for Those People.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Regarding mailings, Healthy Lifestyles Media strives to be a “green company” so we don’t do massive paper postal mailings. When we do use print and paper, we use recycled and natural fiber-based papers and ecologically-friendly printing processes.

We do the same with promotional products like key chains, notepads or water bottles. We like recycled earth-friendly materials and we like cool stuff that won’t get tossed in the garbage. We also use recycled boxes and packing materials when shipping our own products.

And we mail only to people who want the mailings. We don’t like wasting resources by sending things that weren’t requested to people who will only toss them out. If you ever receive anything you didn’t opt in for, please let us know.

We invite our members to join us in using our Planet’s resources wisely.