This policy is valid from 1 September 2009.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Mel Lockcuff. For questions about this blog, please contact Mel at email@example.com.
Adventures of Mel sometimes accepts forms of paid advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. We also participate in affiliate programs which means that if you click on an affiliate link, I will either be paid for referring you there or paid a commission if you make a purchase.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics, or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space, or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner of this blog is sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog sometimes receives compensation for posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
Anything you read on this blog, you read of your own free will. This blog is our own opinions/reactions/words, and Adventures of Mel/Mel Lockcuff will not be held liable for any errors, losses, or damages incurred from its use thereof. We do not seek to offer professional advice, so reading is done at your own risk. We are not responsible for advertisers’ actions; if you purchase a product from a site advertised here on Adventures of Mel, and there is a problem with said product, you must take action with that company to find a solution.
All material/written posts/personal photos on our blog may not be used, reprinted, or published without our written consent.
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Essential Oils Disclaimer
The information shared on this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.
Please always check with your doctor/caregiver before using essential oils. I want your experience to be safe and enjoyable. I am not a doctor and will never recommend treatment or claim that oils can cure a disease. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.
Take special care in researching your own needs and the needs of your family when considering the use of oils. Special precautions should be taken for those pregnant and nursing, as well as children. Trust your gut, do your own research, and never use an oil in a way which makes you feel uncomfortable.
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Giveaways are occasionally posted here on Adventures of Mel. Each giveaway is usually run for a period of 3 weeks or less, according to Mel’s discretion. Winners are selected via a random generator/platform and contacted via email. Once contacted, giveaway winners have up to 72 hours to respond to Mel’s email; if they do not respond within that timeframe, another winner will be chosen and notified.
Entrants for giveaways on Adventures of Mel must be 18 years of age or older. All giveaways end at 11:59 pm CST unless otherwise stated. Mel reserves the right to disqualify entrants, change the giveaway end date without notice, or make any changes to the giveaway.
Mel is not responsible for lost or damaged items in the mail/delivery service, but she will do her best to contact the company/brand on your behalf, so that a resolution may be found.
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information (for orders placed). Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about User’s means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
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How we use collected information
Adventures of Mel may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:
- To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
- To process payments
We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
- To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or User may contact us via email.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
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This document was last updated on January 30, 2015.