ONLINE PURCHASING POLICIES
"I've had troubles in life. I've had success in life. Through it all, I have always considered myself an artist. And as an artist, my main goal is not to become rich and live the privileged life, it is to inspire others—to help others—either through my art itself or through my many ups and downs which I have constantly continued to learn from.”
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How to Buy:
Please view over the pages of buyable items. Once you have found something you would like to buy, you should place it in your Shopping Cart and then proceed to Checkout. During the checkout process, review the item(s) in your cart, making sure that what is there is what you want to purchase. You will then be asked to enter your delivery and contact details and to select a payment option. All credit card transactions are conducted on PayPal secure servers.
Methods of Payment:
Sales Within The United States:
Chris J. Melanson currently accepts Paypal, credit and debit cards via Paypal, personal checks, and USPS Money Orders (which are United States Postal Service only.) Money Order or check must clear before item is shipped.
Chris J. Melanson currently accepts Paypal, credit and debit cards via Paypal, and wire transfers.
Shipping & Insurance:
Shipping and Insurance (United States orders):
Shipping and insurance is free for all items shipped to locations within the continental United States. There may not be any additional charge for certain residents of Alaska and Hawaii. If you are outside of these “Free Shipping & Insurance” areas and a shipping and/or insurance charge is required, please review the following. The amount you see in your shopping cart is the charge with-out shipping and insurance charges. Once you have made your purchase, you will be promptly notified (once amount is determined) and asked to pay these charges. Items are not shipped until all such fees are paid.
Shipping and Insurance (International orders):
Buyers are responsible for all shipping, insurance, and handling charges, VAT, and customs duties and fees. NOTE: The amount you see in your shopping cart is the charge with-out such charges. Once you have made your purchase, you will be promptly notified (once amount is determined) and asked to pay these charges. Items are not shipped until all such fees are paid.
Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for delivery. (United States)
Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery. (International)
30% Charitable Donation:
When you purchase selected original Chris J. Melanson artwork, thirty percent (30%) of the total purchase price (the price you pay for the original artwork, before any shipping, insurance, and handling charges, VAT, and customs duties and fees, if applicable.) You will be contacted by Chris J. Melanson personally, one week after your purchase, and asked which charity you prefer the thirty percent check to be sent. If you do not have a desired charity, Chris can recommend one from a list of his favorite charities. The thirty percent donation will be made in your name (the purchaser's name) and any documents from such charity (receipts and/or tax deduction documents) will be sent to your address, and in your name, directly from such charity. The charity must be a legitimate and legal charity. The donation is not sent to the charity until 60 days have passed from the original purchase date.
You are entitled to cancel your order, in part or in full, at any time prior to the works being dispatched to you. If, following delivery, you decide that something is not for you - or your house - you may return any work to Chris J. Melanson (cjmcreates.com) by contacting us within 14 days of receiving the item(s), and sending it/them back to us, in the original packaging, within 30 days of receiving the item(s). You will be refunded in full, less any original shipping, insurance, handling, VAT, customs duties and fees paid by you. You are responsible for all shipping, insurance, handling, VAT, customs duties and fees for returning the item(s). All returned items must be insured for full cost through the carrier of such returns. For returns, please contact the studio office at (508)-434-0609.
Damaged and Incorrect Items:
Please take a few moments to inspect the packaging prior to signing for, and accepting delivery of, your cjmcreates.com order. If the packaging is obviously damaged you should open it immediately, in the presence of the delivery company representative, before signing for it. Inspect the contents: if anything is damaged, you should either refuse to accept delivery or get a signed statement from the delivery company representative stating that the contents were damaged in transit. In both cases, please contact us immediately so that we can follow it up with the delivery company. If you find that an item has been dispatched in a damaged state, or that the incorrect item has been dispatched, please contact us immediately and we will either arrange for the item to be repaired or replaced, or for you to receive a full refund including the cost of the return delivery. Please contact the studio office at (508)-434-0609 with any concerns or to report a problem.
Chris J. Melanson (cjmcreates.com) only uses well known and reliable delivery companies, such as USPS, UPS, and FedEx, who are able to provide a consistent, reliable, and global service. We look to ensure that your order is dispatched via a service that provides an on-line tracking number so that you can view the progress of your order and know when to expect its delivery.
Further questions or problems:
If you have any further questions regarding making a cjmcreates.com purchase, please contact us and we will happily assist you.
OWNERSHIP RIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT:
The artwork you buy is exclusively yours. No reproductions may be made of any Chris J. Melanson artwork without the written consent of Chris J. Melanson or assigned representatives of such duty. These rights will last for the artwork’s(s') life/lives, in accordance to copyright laws in the United States and Canada about "Ownership Rights of the Artist" and backed by international treaties. Chris J. Melanson maintains, even after sale or resale, any copyrights placed upon the artwork, and may continue to place them, even after any artwork is no longer in his possession. Any resellers henceforth must be in agreement with the "OWNERSHIP RIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT" section of this document and all future owners of purchased artwork must agree and bind themselves to it.
In the event of an exhibition of the artwork, Chris J. Melanson must be properly identified as the author of the work(s) and be notified of said exhibition.