Terms & Conditions

Nutshell: Reel Happiness offers educational information that is not intended to provide diagnoses or counseling services of any kind; since it’s impossible to anticipate every person’s sensitivities, the site and its related materials contain no “trigger warnings” of any kind. You understand that it is up to you to make responsible film selections both with regard to subject matter and to your personal tolerance for suspense and intensity. We promise never to sell, share, or rent your contact information; your financial information is processed entirely by PayPal and we never see it or store it, ever. Refunds vary by product, and for digital products or those below $15, all sales are final. Your use of this site and its related materials indicates that you are at least 18 years of age and that you consent to the full contents of this page; if both are not true, please discontinue using the site and its accompanying materials immediately. Thank you!

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Terms & Disclaimers

The intent of this website and its accompanying materials is only to offer information to help you on your quest for well-being. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

It represents the opinions of author/publisher Lisa Elin and is not intended to provide counseling services of any kind, or to diagnose, prevent, cure, or treat any disease or condition.

This website is intended for educational use only and should only be used as a guide. There is no warranty of any kind in this site, neither express nor implied. If you need expert advice, please seek the services of a competent professional.

Although I as the author/publisher strive to provide accurate content, I cannot guarantee that the information on this website or in the accompanying materials is free of errors. The website includes links to third parties, and I may recommend products by third parties for which affiliate compensation may be received. I have no control over or responsibility for the activities of these third parties, and your use of their websites and products is entirely at your own discretion. In using this website and its accompanying materials, you agree never to share, reproduce, or disseminate the information in any form without express written permission from me, except for brief excerpts in public reviews, or copies made for personal use.

Neither Reel Happiness.com nor its author/publisher assume any liability to any person or entity in relation to any loss or damage, of whatever nature, directly or indirectly related to this website or its information, and will not provide any compensation or remedy for any such losses or damages, direct, indirect, consequential, punitive, incidental or otherwise, arising from this website, including those from negligence, strict liability, or breach of contract or warranty, even after notice of the possibility of such losses or damages.

Your Info & Privacy

Your personal information is stored securely for purposes of providing you with information and protected content access that you have requested. It will never be sold or shared unless required by law, and you may unsubscribe or delete it at any time.

If you sign up for a membership granting access to protected site content, whether free or paid, your profile information will be stored securely on this site until such time that you cancel your account and request deletion. This information would include your name, email address, and chosen site username and password.

All financial transactions are processed entirely by PayPal and no one involved with Reel Happiness sees or stores your financial information, ever. You do not need to have or create a PayPal account in order to make a purchase, the exception being a recurring draft such as an ongoing site membership or purchase broken into payments. In such cases, PayPal manages the recurrence, so you must have an account set up with them (there is no fee to use PayPal to purchase goods or services).

When you purchase or request to download a product or service from Reel Happiness, you may receive email communications related to that item, and will automatically be subscribed to the general newsletter (only when there’s something useful to say, and no more than twice per month).

There are edit and unsubscribe links at the bottom of every email message that goes out, and you may edit your information at any time or unsubscribe from such communications with a single click. If you maintain a profile for logging into the site itself, please consult the FAQ/Support page for details on canceling a subscription or deleting your account entirely.

Returns & Refunds

My standard is that you be completely happy with everything you purchase, and I give my best to make sure that what you receive is what you expected and delivers as promised (and better!). Returns and refunds do vary a bit by type of product, and are clearly presented on the item’s info page. Unless otherwise noted in the product’s description, sales are final for items priced $15 or less.

If anything should ever arrive damaged it will of course be replaced without delay, and if there’s anything that’s not as described, just email me upon receipt and we’ll make things right. I’ll either tweak the purchase to honor what you expected, refund the purchase price, or send you a coupon of equal value that you can use toward another purchase.


Occasionally I’ll recommend a product or service not my own, and may receive a small financial benefit from this in the form of an affiliate payment. However, this will never affect the price you would pay for the product or in any other way affect you.

If that causes discomfort for any reason, it’s no problem. You can just Google the item itself and go straight to the product’s website without clicking my link.

I never recommend anything I haven’t personally used and found beneficial, and I’m never paid for my opinion. In the case of reviews, when I screen a film in advance I may or may receive compensation from the outlet on which the piece appears, but in either case, my opinion is entirely my own and not for sale.

IP & Legal

I take the intellectual property conversation extremely seriously; to me, it’s the ultimate representation of creativity, cooperation, and common decency in action. I don’t want anyone taking credit for my work, and I strive to remain above reproach in my dealings with others.

Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy, the sunflower with film reel logo, Reel Delights, 3Rollers, 1Role Wonders, 10+ Titans, MovieClues, Cinemacrostix, and other site graphics, logos, and service names are trademarks of Lisa Elin. These may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not mine, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Reel Happiness or myself.

No portion of the content at ReelHappiness.com or its accompanying materials may be used in any form without my explicit written permission in advance. That said, if you’d like to collaborate in some way, I very much welcome that conversation. Please simply contact me and we’ll go from there.

All images and clips on this site fall into one of four categories. Either I have (1) made them myself from scratch, (2) purchased a license, (3) been granted permission, or (4) employed them under the Fair Use clause of the copyright code.

The writing is all, entirely, originally, unequivocally mine. At some point I’ll probably include guest contributors, in which case they’ll be celebrated and made abundantly obvious.

If you feel I have incorporated your intellectual property in error, I want to correct this immediately. Please send me a takedown request via email describing the details, and send supporting documentation confirming your ownership to me via postal carrier.

All my contact information may be found here.

Dispute Resolution

By using the this site and/or its products or services, you agree to its stated policies. Any dispute shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas; each party to this agreement submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts having jurisdiction in the County of Harris in the State of Texas, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. (In other words, we’ll handle it here in Houston; I’m sure we’d iron things out way before this, but my health prevents me from traveling so I’m calling dibs that we’d deal with it here.)


If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding these policies or anything not addressed, please do not hesitate to contact me.


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