art, magic & mental health: a good witch's recovery diary
To keep things professional, pleasant and safe, I put together the following legal
I made it as simple and readable as I could, but the fine print is available when you click each subheading. By continuing to access my content and/or use my services, you agree to be bound by these terms.
Updated September 16, 2018.
“MOONGIRL,” alternatively “MOONGIRL BLOG” or “MOONGIRL MNL” is:
(i) a personal blog site,
(ii) owned and maintained by one Apple Nocom, who produces most if not all of the nonprofit content and provides the affiliated for-profit tarot reading services,
(iii) not currently a government-registered commercial entity, though that is subject to change in the near future; and
(iv) intended for the purposes of entertainment and informal education only.
Affiliated platforms and channels include:
Self-hosted blog website www.applenocom.com
Email addresses hosted by the domain, such as email@example.com
Tarot Reading Services
Word Weaver Mailing List
Social media accounts
Instagram (@missmansanas, @moongirlmnl)
Tarot is not a proven science, a fortune-telling service or a qualified substitute for your legal, financial, medical or psychological counseling needs. Similarly, a lot of the website content that I create about mental health, psychology, spirituality and others is based on my experience and research.
I am not an expert on these topics unless I state and prove otherwise. I offer input based on my own interpretations, beliefs and perspectives but will never impose any of it on you.
While I make my best effort to share information that is accurate, updated and true, I encourage you to proactively ask questions, research on your own from other sources and form your own conclusions.
You are never compelled to follow anything that I say or imply through my blog posts or tarot sessions. You are therefore liable for any actions you choose to take, or choose not to take, as a result of my content.
Any advice I offer should be taken as entertainment or friendly advice at best.
To avail of my tarot services, and to a lesser degree interact with my content, you must:
(i) be eighteen years of age or older,
(ii) be of safe or stable mental and emotional state,
(iii) be free from the influence of drugs and alcohol,
(iv) read and agree to the disclaimers, terms, policies and guidelines; and
(v) provide true and complete information about yourself as required.
The above requirements are set to ensure that you are able to make safe, legal, healthy and responsible decisions when interacting or transacting with me.
I have the right to refuse any kind of connection with any person whose backgrounds or actions clash with my deepest human values and advocacies. Empathy and compassion are central to most of my output, and I do not want the work linked with individuals or groups that have any habit or history of cruelty, violence, abuse of any kind, corrupt or criminal acts and any other concerning or harmful traits and incidents.
I may also choose to keep my work away from anyone who supports, defends, assists or enables such acts; I may do so even if the incidents occur outside the context of my brand, or if they were only brought to my attention after any exchange or transaction was completed.
Part of practicing holistic wellness is honoring a person’s right to safely and freely express who they are, what they like and what they believe, as long as it does not harm or get in the way of another person’s way of life.
That said, persons of all religious practices, races, abilities, educational or economic backgrounds, and SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression) are welcome in all the spaces I create and to all the services I offer. Bear in mind that I may still choose to deny service or access if you happen to violate any other term of service.
I want my spaces and services to be safe places, and I as much as possible want you to feel lighter after our encounter. To protect this energy, I may decide to delay, decline or discontinue an interaction if:
(i) I feel that the conversation will result in heightened emotions and distress, potentially but not necessarily leading up to harm or violence; or
(ii) I feel that you were distressed, anxious or emotionally unstable to begin with, and would benefit from contacting a trusted friend or professional as soon as possible.
Your holistic health is extremely important to me, so for your protection I will most likely insist that our session or conversation be moved to a time when you are calmer and safer.
I also reserve the right to reject or ban persons, whether temporarily or permanently, who:
(i) purposefully misrepresents information about themselves or others,
(ii) are found to be rude or disrespectful in any way,
(iii) purposefully ignore or refuse to acknowledge the publicly available information regarding the site and service,
(iv) purposefully ignore or refuse to comply with the terms of service; or
(v) act against or disagree with the values and ethics that I uphold.
It is within my sole discretion to apply the appropriate response to the presented behavior.
I may ask for limited personal information when you request content where I need to get in touch with you, such as my newsletter or tarot services. I will require the minimum I need to perform the service, such as your name and email address.
I may give you the option to provide, or ask your permission to record, additional information that I feel may improve the quality of my service to you, such as your birthday or preferences.
Any information will be collected by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent.
Once your information is with me, I will store it for only as long as that service is operational or until you request deletion of your records.
The information will be retained within the boundaries of the service you consented, which may occasionally include third-party applications, and cannot be used or carried over into any other service associated with the brand without your knowledge and agreement.
For example, receiving your information for a tarot purchase does not allow me to subscribe you to my mailing list, unless you explicitly request or give me permission to do so.
I may occasionally ask your permission to record or take notes of our exchanges, mostly as feedback for improving my services but mostly as a reference to create a more customized experience for you in the future.
This includes, but is not limited to, your messages to me about the session or service, information you volunteered as context for tarot readings or even the actual outcome of your reading. If you consent, all of this info will be protected with the same confidentiality as the rest.
I use and occasionally move between programs and applications that help me run my business or analyze how it’s performing. Some of these third parties may require access to your personal information, but they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
A list of service providers in use is appended below.
While I make an effort to keep my website ad-free, I may occasionally link to external sites for reference or guidance. These sites are not operated or necessarily endorsed by me, and I do not have control over the content and practices of those sites.
I have never and will not ever ask for sensitive information such as your passwords and credit card information. As of publishing, my business is made up of almost 100% digital transactions and would have no need to ask for a physical address.
Please be wary of anyone claiming to be me while asking for such information.
You can absolutely deny us access to your personal information if you wish, with the understanding that I will be unable to provide some of your desired services.
WordPress.com is my current CMS provider, along with select plugins and extensions. Your information that may be captured here include information you give through the comments or through the contact form.
Google Analytics is what I use to log web traffic and usage from users by logging your anonymized IP addresses. Google Analytics may also use web-standard cookies to study your Internet behavior and customize your browsing experience. You may opt out of Google Analytics altogether through this link.
MailChimp is the email marketing platform I use to collect and store information of persons interested in receiving emails from me, as well as to facilitate the sending of said emails to subscribers. MailChimp’s policy can be found here.