Our customers come first, please do not hasitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. We will resolve all issues and will make sure your shopping experience is 100% satisfactory.
We want to create a channel between you and gifted artisans across the globe. We want to offer you direct access to handicraft that are distinctive and stylish at great bargains that is made possible by the current global economy.
At the core of our philosophy is Fair Trade and fostering a sustainable future based on the principle that trade should have a sense of integrity and responsibility. We strive to enable and empower the artisans to earn a living through the practice of their craft. The artisan has a true stage to showcase their creativity, which is a reflection of their cultural heritage and traditions. We want you to know about who creates the pieces you purchase. We feel satisfied when you the shopper feel a connection to the product and to the hands that shaped it.
AeraVida is committed to protecting our customers' personal information. All orders are transmitted in an encrypted format. To be sure that your order is secure, simply check your Web browser while you are in the ordering section. Most browsers use some sort of symbol to alert the user is on a secured Web site.
We will store your shipping and billing information when you order with us, but this information will only be used by AeraVida and the third parties who provide related services as described below.
At checkout, we require the credit card number if you use a credit card to make your purchase. Your credit card number will not be stored; therefore you will need to provide the number every time you make a purchase on AeraVida.com. AeraVida only stores the last 4 digits for reference.
In addition, the credit card Customer Identification Number (CIN) is required with every online purchase made with American Express, MasterCard and Visa Cards. The CIN is a 3 or 4 digit, numeric value that provides a cryptographic check of the information embossed on the card. This security feature is designed to protect you against consumer fraud. Similar to the credit card number, your CIN will not be stored; therefore you will need to provide the number every time a purchase is made on AeraVida.com.
When you place an order with us, we ask for the standard personal information in our order form (such as name, address, email, contact phone number, and so forth) in order for us to properly ship your order to you. This information is kept secure in protected systems. If necessary, we may use this information to contact you (via email for example) regarding a pending order.
From time to time, you may receive promotional/special offers through e-mail or regular mail from AeraVida.com and/or our marketing partners. However, if you do not want to receive e-mail communications or other promotional offers, you are free to opt-out of our mailing list at any time. We do not sell, lease, or rent your email address without your permission. From time to time, we make certain third party offers are available through our site. If you accept such an offer, we will disclose your contact and billing information to that third party, even if you have previously opted out of our mailing list.
Like most other websites, we monitor the traffic statistics on our website. This is done in order to provide our customers with better and more efficient service. These general statistics do NOT personally identify our customers and site visitors.
We use affiliate software to track where potential customers are coming from so that the affiliate site may be paid as a result. This software logs computer ID as a security precaution.
We encrypt order information for your protection. The AeraVida website uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on areas of our website where personal information is needed. AeraVida.com does not accept email registration, nor contest participation from children under the age of 13 due to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If you are under the age of 13, you must get parental permission to divulge your email address and order-related information before using this site.
AeraVida endeavors to make a positive impact on the environment by implementing responsible practices for the conservation of energy and natural resources and the reduction of waste. We commit ourselves to the adoption of cost neutral or cost-saving measures to prevent pollution and minimize our overall environmental impact. We also recognize that reducing the environmental impact of our products and operations is an important part of the value we deliver to our customers. We seek to educate our employees, our customers and our community on environmental responsibility, and to foster an understanding of the importance of making environmentally responsible decisions. AeraVida resolves to become a model for environmental stewardship throughout our industry and the world.
Our commitment to the environment is ongoing and will take constant improvement. Periodically, we will review our practices to ensure they are as environmentally and economically sustainable as they can be. Being Green is about ideals, character, choices, and altering your way of thinking. It requires developing a mindset toward sustainability which can be implemented into our daily routine. At AeraVida, we seek a company culture based on values that reflect an environmental ethic and social conscience.
All orders received before 9 am central time will ship the same day. Order received after the cutoff time will ship next business day. Shipping transit times vary depending on the shipping method. It also depends on your shipping route. We ship Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays) via US Postal Service and FedEx. All U.S. orders (within the continental US) will include delivery confirmation. Please make sure that you provide the proper address for your shipment. The shipping address you provide MUST be a valid address with the US Postal Service. We are not responsible for orders that are sent to incorrect or incomplete addresses.
We ship worldwide. Our shipping fees do not include charges imposed by your country's customs agency. You are fully responsible for any additional fees imposed by customs such as tariffs and/or duties. Sometimes customs will charge a fee and other times they will not. If you have any questions regarding tariffs and duties please contact your customs agent.
Items are shipped within 24 hours of payment clearing our system.
Shipping methods and their fees are subject to change. We will pick the best method on the day of shipping to meet or exceed your expectations. The delivery times shown below are typical.
|Standard Domestic Shipping||FREE||Delivered in 2-5 Business Days|
|USPS Priority||$6.95||Delivered in 2-3 Business Days|
|USPS Express||$44.00||Delivered in 1-2 Business Days|
|Standard International **||$9.75||Delivered in 4-6 Weeks. Tracking not available.|
|USPS Priority Mail International **||$24.00||Delivered in 2-4 Weeks. Tracking not available.|
Our mission is to make your transactions at AeraVida pleasant. We are committed to providing the following:
If our product or transaction does not meet your expectation, please allow us an opportunity to resolve any problem or issues. Our dedicated staff will strive to rectify any problems or issues. Our goal is to ensure your shopping experience with us is enjoyable.
If you are not fully satisfied, please contact us within 5 days, and postmark the return within 30 days for a full refund (excludes shipping and handling fees).
Unauthorized or delayed returns will not be accepted. Abuse of our hassle-free return policy is unfair; we reserve the right to deduct a restocking fee for excessive returns on a single transaction.