Policies

The following policies apply to Healthy Lifestyles Media, and its subsidiary sites and pages, DIY Healthy Lifestyles Center and Community Club,  DIY Healthy Lifestyles Journal, and the Thrifty Lifestyles eCatalog, 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.

PRIVACY POLICY and INFORMATION USE

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 overall site statistics and regional demographics

Postal mailing addresses are collected only to send out freebies, prizes, print newsletters and promotional material that you have requested to receive, or to ship products ordered through the DIY Healthy Lifestyles Center or Healthy Lifestyles Media . You may choose which communications you’d like to receive and can cancel at any time.

DISCUSSION GUIDELINES

Discussions and forums will be conducted wlth respect, kindness, tolerance, and civil behavior*.  Acting outside of these guidelines will result in a warning and then banishment if the behavior continues after the warning. Serious Trouble will be reported to appropriate authorities, so behave 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, or have take place near you.

Anyone finding a post containing any of the above offenses, please report it as soon as you see it to admin@healthylifestylesmedia.com

We trust that most of you are here because you’re interested in wellness and like what you’ve seen, so you’re quite probably not a troublemaker.

But there are always those who’ll climb on a soapbox, spew venom, and rip on the world in general, so this message is for Those People.  Respectful and intellectual soapbox climbing and civil discussion is mostly tolerated but being rude, crude and socially unacceptable is not.  The first time is the last time it will happen. Depending upon the circumstances, it may also be reported to proper authorities.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

The DIY Healthy Lifestyles Community Hub at Facebook is (at this time) the primary meeting place for members and non-members.  Others (at this time) include WordPress Blog, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Healthy Lifestyles Media uses Google+ and Hangouts for some of its interactive e-courses and classes, so if you don’t have a Google account, you would need to set one up to access some of the learning modules.  There is also a YouTube Channel for courses, classes, and videos and if you have a Google account, you’ll be able to save them to your own lists.

COMMENTING AND SHARING

Classes, courses, eGuides, and discussions contain digital worksheets (quiz/comment forms) that you fill out and submit. There are sometimes multiple choice lists that ask you to reveal  personal health and wellness, health issues you may have or are concerned about.

This information is used only within our service operations to determine members’ needs for specialized information we can deliver. It is also used to guide our own research into things our readers know about that we may not be familiar with.

Any information you enter in any of the Research NoteBooks, quizzes, surveys, polls, comment boxes, or forms is not shared outside of the group, and when is shared, does not contain personally identifying information.

For example, a summary report of  selected responses may be shared to show how the group as a whole responded. The report does not include written responses.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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 strive to use recycled and fiber-based papers and ecologically-friendly printing processes.

We do the same with promotional products such as t-shirts, caps, key chains, or water bottles. We like cool stuff that won’t get tossed in the garbage so we try to choose things we know you’ll like or if you don’t, will use for re-gifting and keep it out of the landfill.

We also like environmentally-friendly products using sustainable natural resources and recycled or recyclable materials. For our own shipping, we use recycled boxes and re-usable packing materials.

We do use styrofoam sheets in some boxes that need more stability. We’re reusing these so we can keep them out of our local landfill. We’ve found that these sheets can be re-purposed into pin-up note boards, water floats, unused window insulation or, with a roll of duct tape, can be assembled into food and beverage coolers.

Finally, regarding paper, we send paper mail only to people who really like getting paper mail. We don’t like wasting resources by sending unrequested mail that will only go from the mailbox to the shredder.

If you ever receive anything you didn’t request, paper or otherwise, please let us know so we can correct the error and stop doing that.

AFFILIATE MARKETING DISCLAIMER

Some products, services, or sources mentioned are through affiliate programs from whom Healthy Lifestyles Media receives compensation in exchange for promoting their products.

We are very particular and don’t promote products we or our review circles have not personally tried, researched, or recommended.  We choose affiliate programs based upon quality of products, relevancy to our content, and good company reputation.

We really don’t want our sites all mucked up with ads for cheap junk products. Far too many aspiring webmasters are told that’s the way to “make big money online” but we know it isn’t. Basically we don’t promote anything we would not use or try ourselves.

Shopping Privacy at Our Sites

Your transactions with our  affiliates are through secure servers that do not transmit personal information to us. Billing issues are resolved through your direct contact with that vendor. If you do experience problems with an affiliate order, please contact us so we can provide further support from our side if needed.


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