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Disclaimer

BottleGourdHerbs.com is operated by Bottle Gourd Studio LLC, a collective of independent researchers of ethnobotany and traditional herbalism & healing modalities of world cultures. Members of Bottle Gourd Studio LLC are not medical doctors and therefore do not provide nor prescribe medical advice. All products on BottleGourdHerbs.com are sold as natural curios, presented as the fruits of our research. Such items are not recognized nor evaluated by the FDA and we therefore make no medical claims nor health claims. Rather, all information presented regarding the products, in their listing, or on any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only, presented in context of historical or anecdotal usage as well as based on publicly available research of published studies and writings on the product or product contents, and should be seen as entertainment.
Therefore:
The products and information presented in their listings are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
The information presented in product listings is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.
You should not use this information for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem.
You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
Claims for traditional use do not establish that a product will achieve desired results and are not a substitute for scientific research testing the efficacy of a product. We make no claims with respect to product efficacy for any purpose whatsoever. When purchasing any product in our shop you agree to full understanding of this disclaimer and take full risk and responsibility for how you use the product. Bottle Gourd Studio LLC and its members are not responsible for the use of the products available on BottleGourdHerbs.com and when purchasing you agree not to hold Bottle Gourd Studio LLC or any of its members liable. Your use of this site indicates your agreement of understanding this disclaimer and that you are bound by this agreement.

Privacy Policy

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Our website receives the following information exactly as you enter it during checkout: 1. your name, 2. your shipping and billing addresses, 3. your email address and 4. your phone number. The order notification email you receive containing this information is also received on our secure and protected email account. With this information, we are able to successfully fulfill your order, ship your order and contact you in case of any issues or updates regarding your order. This information is temporarily stored on both our secure and protected website and email account. This information is then completely deleted periodically from both our website and email account. Order information that is printed as a hard copy for processing and shipping fulfillment only contains your name and shipping address; hard copies are stored in a secure and protected environment and are then destroyed periodically.

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Information for international orders, including those from the EU, are never received on our website. Payment information for international orders is processed securely (encrypted) solely via the PayPal payment platform. The only information we receive for international orders is your name and shipping address as provided, as well as your contact email address in order to successfully fulfill and ship your order as well as contact you for any issues or updates regarding your order. This information is stored in our secure and protected email account and deleted periodically.

Your personal information is never used in any other way than mentioned herein. Your personal information is never released to a third party. When entering personal information on this website and when placing an order on this website you allow this website to process your personal data.