Terms of Sale + Use + Privacy + Shop policies

 

Shop Policy

PAYMENT
All orders are processed via PayPal (which also accepts major credit cards even if you don’t have an account).
Once the payment process begins you will be redirected to the PayPal site. If you wish to pay by check, please contact us via email to arrange payment. Items are not shipped until payment has cleared.
I will accept Cash/Check for local deliveries. Please contact me in order to make arrangements if you are interested in a piece of art or class and would like to pay at time of service/delivery.
We happily accept payment plans and layaway.
THE ARTWORK
All work is created with loving intention and with fine quality products. Artwork comes unframed. Paintings on paper are usually varnished and should be noted in the description on the store page. Canvas pieces are wired for hanging. If you wish to see additional pictures before purchase, please let us know and we would be happy to accommodate.
Artwork should be hung out of direct sunlight or extreme cold or hot temperatures. While most pieces are painted with excellent quality acrylic paint, some colors will fade over time, particularly if they are in direct sunlight. In the case of using pigment that is not as lightfast or a piece that has a digital transfer or collage element, I use a UVLS topcoat and/or varnish for extra protection. However, it should be noted particularly with digital transfers that it is unknown how long these pieces will remain 100% intact without fading. Likely they will last upwards of 100 years but over time may fade. Ultimately tests have shown that they will last 100 years without fading, but there is no guarantee that there will not be some fading over time, so their care and placement hanging will provide a longer life.
Paintings on canvas can be wiped with a clean and very slightly damp cloth when dusting. Do not use any cleaners unless recommended by a restoration specialist. Paintings on paper are most protected by professional framing in order to provide a lasting condition.
Paintings on canvas can be wiped with a clean and slightly damp cloth. They are best hung on a wall
Copyright of all artwork remains with Michelle Turbide. While you purchase the original or a print of an original it does not give you the right to redistribute, duplicate, or in any way use the image for anything other than the physical possession of the artwork. If you wish to use the image for anything else, you must contact Michelle Turbide directly to discuss licensing and use agreements and purchase. You may however, sell the artwork at your discretion to another collector with the same understanding of copyright.
Works of art created by me can and will be used for marketing, cards, licensing, and prints.
In the case of commissions I will never use them for the sale of prints of the piece to honor your personal story. However, the copyright remains with me and I may use pictures of the piece for marketing and demonstration.
SHIPPING
All shipping costs are listed with the item. If it is not listed than Shipping is included in the cost of the item for continental US shipping.
All orders are shipped within 5-7 days once payment is confirmed. Please make sure your shipping address with Paypal is correct as this is how we ship the item to you.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
At this time we only ship items internationally on a case by case basis. This will depend on the shipping charges/policies of your country. Please contact us to discuss what shipping charges will apply above and beyond what is already included in the price.

REFUNDS

Typically, we do not provide refunds for artwork or downloads purchased in our shop. We want you to be happy with your purchase. Please let us know (within 3 days of receiving your items) if there is a problem or if your purchase does not meet you expectations. We will do our best to make you a happy customer.
We do not accept returns on items that have been damaged after they were delivered. All sales on downloadable items are final.

 

Terms of Use Agreement

Thank you for using this website, Art and Soul Journey (ASJ), and for coming to this page to read the terms of use agreement. If you continue to use this website, you agree to be bound by both this agreement and our privacy policy.

This agreement is between the user of this website (“you”), and Michelle Turbide of Art and Soul Journey. When this agreement says “the parties” it means both you and Michelle Turbide and ASJ, the parties to this agreement.

This agreement, along with our privacy and sales policy, constitutes the entire agreement between between you and Michelle Turbide and ASJ, regarding your use of this website.

This agreement is updated periodically and can be changed at any time. The last update was on January 15, 2014. The parties are bound by the latest version of the agreement.

 

Content:

The content of this website is for your general education and information. This website is not providing therapy, medical advice, mental health advice, business coaching, business consulting, or any other professional advice.

While I provide services as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Vermont, I am not offering such services on this website or through this blog.

Clients or family members of clients of my private psychotherapy practice are not able to participate in offerings on this website due to dual relationships.

Michelle Turbide and ASJ does not provide any warranty or guarantee that the information contained on this site is accurate or complete. The information on this site may contain errors. Michelle Turbide and ASJ disclaims any liability from such errors, to the extent allowed by the law.

Your use of the content on this site is at your own risk. Michelle Turbide and ASJ does not guarantee any results from using this content. It is your responsibility to do your own research and obtain any professional, medical, legal, financial, or other help that you may need for your situation.

This site contains materials which are owned or licensed by Michelle Turbide, such as text, photography, videos, graphics, and the design and layout of the site. These materials are protected by copyright law and trademark law, as noticed throughout the site. You do not have a license to use the content or any trademarks for any purpose without written consent from Michelle Turbide.

This site may link to other websites. Links are not an endorsement of the other website, unless specifically stated. Michelle Turbide has no responsibility for content on the linked website.

This site may contain reviews, recommendations, testimonials, or endorsements of other businesses, individuals, events, materials (such as books), products, services, or websites. Michelle Turbide will clearly disclose if it receives an affiliate percentage, free product, free service, discount, or any other compensation for a review.

The content of this site may change at any time, without notice.

Blog Post Comments:

You may contribute content to this site in the form of comments on blog posts where indicated.

The comments feature is intended to facilitate an educational and informative conversation about the topics on this site. Such conversations are not a substitute for professional, medical, legal, financial, or other advice and do not make you a client or customer of Michelle Turbide or ASJ.

If you contribute comments on this site, you agree to the following rules:

You will not use the comments to post spam, including promotions or advertisements for other products and services.

You will not use the comments to abuse, defame, harass, threaten, or post objectionable or illegal content, including hate speech and pornography.

You will only post content that you own or have a license to post, and you will not post content that infringes on a copyright or trademark.

Michelle Turbide and ASJ may moderate, edit, or delete comments at any time, for any reason.

Michelle Turbide or ASJ may ban comment authors at any time, at our sole discretion.

Reporting Copyright Infringement:

This website complies with the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. To report a claim of copyright infringement, please send a claim to our official agent at michelle@artandsouljourney.com containing the following information:

Your contact information (name, mailing address, phone number).
A description of the copyrighted work that you believe was infringed.
A description of the content on this site that you believe is infringing your copyright. If possible, please include a web address/link.
A declaration that: you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted materials described was not authorized by the copyright owner, agent, or the law; that the information in your notice is accurate, and that you declare, under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner or the allegedly infringed copyright or you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Your digital or physical signature.

Important Legal Terms:

Access to this website via an automated service, or for a competitive purpose, is prohibited. Each incident of unauthorized access of this site is subject to liquidated damages.

The content of this site is provided “as is,” at your own risk, without express or implied warranty or condition of any kind. Michelle Turbide and ASJ also disclaims any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

To the extent allowed by law, under this agreement Michelle Turbide and ASJ will not be liable for indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages, regardless of legal theory, whether or not it has been warned of such damages, and even if all other remedies would fail.

The laws of the State of Vermont will govern all matters arising out of this agreement and the use of this website. All claims arising out of or relating to this agreement or the use of this website will be litigated exclusively in Grand Isle, the State of Vermont. The parties consent to venue and personal jurisdiction in Grand Isle, Vermont.

Any questions about the agreement or this website can be directed to: michelle@artandsouljourney.com

 

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting your personal information. Here in this policy we are letting you know about all the ways we could use your information, so you can make an informed choice regarding whether you will visit this website.

We collect your name and email when you subscribe to our email newsletter. When you order a product or sign up for a program on this site, we collect your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. Your credit card information and/or banking account information is held by our payment processor, PayPal, and we do not have access to those numbers.

We use your name and email to send you periodic emails, including email newsletters and occasional business announcements and updates. If you buy a virtual product or sign up for a program, we use your contact information, including your email, to deliver the program to you. If you buy a physical product, we use your mailing address to ship you the product. We may use your phone number to process your transaction. We may use your phone number and/or email to contact you about your order.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include the one-step unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. It’s easy to unsubscribe – you just click on a link.

We use various security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information, including hosting your name and email using a password-protected, secure service such as MailChimp. This service keeps your information confidential, will not sell or share your information, and will not contact you directly. We eCommerce as our shopping cart, and to deliver virtual products. We use PayPal as our payment processor, who stores your private financial information (credit card numbers, banking account information), as per their agreement with you. As we said above, we do not have access to your financial information on PayPal.

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction, so we can optimize our website and create a better user experience for you.

We will not trade, share, or sell your information to any other company, except that we do share your information with specific third parties who assist us in taking care of you (such as the email hosting service and cart service above). These third parties all agree to keep your information confidential. We will also release your information as required by law and if necessary to protect our legal rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding or court order.

We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. This website, products and services are not directed to people who are under 13 years of age.

By using this site, you consent to the terms of this privacy policy.

 

 

If we decide to change this policy, we will post the changes on this page. The last time these policies were updated was September 1, 2014.

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, please direct them to: Michelle@artandsouljourney.com