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Affiliations and Disclosures

Amazon affiliation

What is the effective date?

This policy is valid from 01 May 2013.

What does this affiliation mean?

BlackPineHealing.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Melissa Dana manages this site solely, answering all emails, and operating all related social media accounts independently. While Melissa does not currently receive compensation for recommending any product or service on this site, she regularly will include affiliate marketing links to products posted on BlackPineHealing.com. This means if you click on an Amazon link and purchase the item, Black Pine Holistic Healing will receive an affiliate commission. Please assume any link to Amazon is an affiliate link. This is disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Why does BlackPineHealing.com use these affiliate links?

Maintaining a blog takes countless hours to research, formulate, compile and package. Including affiliate links is one small way to recoup costs associated with maintaining this site. It’s Melissa’s priority to continue to be able to provide helpful, relevant information, at no cost to readers.

Am I incurring charges because of these links?

No, purchases made through these links generate revenue for Black Pine Holistic Healing, without any increase in price for our visitors.

Is there a conflict of interest?

No, the views and opinions expressed on this site are purely the Melissa’s own; she does not currently receive compensation for providing positive feedback on a service or product. This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Neither Melissa or BlackPineHealing.com holds responsibility for purchases that are made on an erroneous recommendation or statement from this website. Consumers must carry out their own research when looking to purchase a product and contact the manufacturer directly for certified information.

How do these links affect my privacy?

Melissa is committed to safeguarding your information while you visit BlackPineHealing.com; however, please be aware that she is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. Amazon uses cookies to track purchases which last 24 hours as of 12/2015. You are encouraged, when  leaving this website, to read the privacy policy (or privacy statement) of each and every website you visit, as each privacy policy applies solely to that particular website.

I use outside advertising networks and companies in order to display ads on this site. These ads may contain cookies and/or web beacons in order to collect data in the ad serving process. These such cookies and/or web beacons are collected by the companies and/or advertising networks, themselves. I do not have any access to this information.

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about any products with outbound links on this site, please contact Melissa directly via her secure form. Thank you!

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for BlackPineHealing.com. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Melissa Dana is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. She only has access to/collect information that you voluntarily give her via email or other direct contact from you. She will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

She will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted her. She will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

If you opt-in to BlackPineHealing.com’s newsletter and/or if you enroll in one of Melissa’s courses, she may contact you via email in the future to tell you about news about products, services or courses, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from Melissa at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting her via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data she has about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data she has about you.
  • Have us delete any data she has about you.
  • Express any concern you have about her use of your data.


Melissa takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever she collects sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to her in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While she uses encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, she also protects your information offline. Only associates or employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information under a business associate agreement. The computers/servers in which she stores personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that Melissa is not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact her immediately via email or the secure form on this site.



This blog contains general information about medical conditions and treatments.  The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.


The medical information on this blog is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  Melissa Dana of Black Pine Holistic Healing makes no representations or warranties in relation to the medical information on this blog.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Melissa Dana of Black Pine Holistic Healing, does not warrant that:

  • the medical information on this blog will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the medical information on this blog is complete, true, accurate, up-to-date, or non-misleading.


You must not rely on the information on this blog as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.


Nothing in this medical disclaimer will limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law, or exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.


This medical disclaimer  was created using a Contractology template available at http://www.freenetlaw.com.