Terms & Conditions
This website is operated by Maee & Co and powered by Shopify. The following Terms and Conditions apply to the relationship between Maee & Co and our site’s users.
At all times, any reference to ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ throughout the following Terms and Conditions, and this website, refers to Maee & Co.
At all times, any reference to ‘you’ or ‘your’ refers to our users/customers.
The below Terms and Conditions govern the use of the Maee & Co website. By engaging in our service, you’re assumed to have read and understood these Terms and Conditions - and are therefore bound by these Terms and Conditions, at all times, whilst interacting with our brand.
Maee & Co creates thoughtful and carefully designed pieces and artwork. We specialise in interior décor and gifts. We’re all about high-end, unique products and unsurpassed customer service.
If you’d like to chat about our pieces, ask us about styling advice, or anything else, get in touch with us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, at any time, if we deem him/her to be misusing our service, or using our service in an unlawful manner.
Furthermore, we reserve the right to make alterations to our service, products or prices, at any time, without notice or consequence.
Once you know which pieces you would like from our website, place them in your shopping cart by clicking the “Add to cart” button on each product you’d like to purchase. Once the products are in your cart you can begin our secure checkout process.
During checkout, you can create an Maee & Co account with us or checkout as a guest. Creating an account lets us get to know you better so we can make future orders much quicker for you. An account also allows you to keep track of your order history.
All prices in our store are listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and our store is hosted by Shopify (www.shopify.com).
We use PayPal as a payment method on our website as it is one of the safest options available on the internet. Note that you don’t need a PayPal account to checkout and pay with PayPal. PayPal accepts all major credit and debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express.
We can’t be held responsible for any delays in payment clearance and we can’t ship orders until we have received payment in full. We also can’t promise the availability of your desired stock if payment doesn’t clear or can’t be made for any reason.
Please double check your order before finalising the checkout, because once your order is confirmed, we’re unable to accept cancellations. We’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can in the selection of your items.
Maee & Co currently only ships orders within Australia however are working on worldwidel
All of our products are made to order. Please allow two to three weeks for your order to be completed, before postage, during non-peak periods.
Once your order has been shipped, Maee & Co cannot accept responsibility for loss or any damage to your package, however we can try assist in any way possible. Please note that Maee & Co can not be held responsible for postage delays that occur after your order has left our care.
Shipping includes careful packaging of delicate items, and Australia Post delivery. Prices are determined by the weight and packaging requirements of your order, in line with Australia Post and Fastway Couriers estimations.
Please note that selecting Express Shipping ensures your order is moved through the postal service quickly via Australia Post, but does not mean production time in our studio will be faster.
Please select your preferred postage service at the checkout. If untracked postage is selected, please know we cannot take responsibility for locating your parcel once it has left our care. Once your order has been shipped, Maee & Co cannot accept responsibility for loss or any damage to your package.
Australia Wide Postage
If you encounter any issues with the service provided by Australia Post, including non-delivery of a parcel or if any part of your order is damaged during transit, you can contact them directly.
If you opted for regular tracked or express postage with your order, a tracking number will be included in the Shipping Confirmation email you receive from us. You can use this number to lodge an enquiry with Australia Post to locate your missing parcel.
If any item in your parcel was damaged during postage and you would like to submit a claim for compensation with Australia post, we recommend doing so within a 48 hour period after receiving your order. Please also notify us of the claim so that we can contact you with any communication Australia Post provides us regarding your order. We can be contacted via email at email@example.com. Kindly include photographs of the damaged item in its original packaging and details of your claim with Australia Post. Please note: they will only allow compensation claims for 30 days after receipt of your parcel.
You have the option to elect for Registered postage, giving you an added level of security, and item/s will be upgraded to require signature upon delivery. This feature is only available by email request, prior to placing your order.
While Maee & Co cannot take any responsibility for lost or damaged mail once it has left our care, we are here to help. If you require any assistance with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
RETURNS, EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS
Maee & Co cannot take any responsibility for lost or damaged mail once it has left our care. We also don’t offer refunds or exchanges on personalised and custom orders.
Lots of love and care goes into packaging orders for shipment, and each item is inspected thoroughly before it’s sent.
If your item arrives damaged please contact us within 24 hours with your order number and photographs and descriptions of the damage exactly as they have arrived to you. We’ll assess damage on a case-by-case basis, and it’s at our discretion to determine whether an item can be returned and replaced or repaired on the basis of damage. Furthermore, we’ll refuse a damaged return if you haven’t sent us an email notification and appropriate corresponding photographs within the specified timeperiod after receiving your order.
Where repair or replacement is deemed necessary by our team, your initial item must be returned to us in an unused condition, including all original packaging. All return shipping costs are payable by the customer. We recommend that you carefully repackage your item to avoid any damage during delivery and consider using tracked or registered mail carrier to track your item for your own peace of mind.
Please retain proof of postage until we have confirmed your replacement has been processed.
We reserve the right to refuse returns if they don’t meet the conditions above.
Refunds and replacements will not be offered if the customer:
- simply changes their mind
- decides they do not like the purchase
- decides they have no use for it
- damages the goods by not handling carefully as per our Product Care, and/or mounting items securely to surfaces
If you request a return of an item purchased through Afterpay, and this is deemed appropriate, we will offer you a store credit only. Please note, your personal agreement with Afterpay will still stand and you will continue to pay any scheduled repayments. Maee & Co is unable to offer partial refunds/store credits. The store credit will be created for the total value of the item(s) returned. For any repayment queries please contact Afterpay on 1300 100 729.
Our Personalised Products and Custom Designs are made-to-order according to each customer's specifications, so changes and requests for returns or re-makes where the customer has made a personalisation error or simply changed their mind are not possible. We understand that these things happen sometimes though, and where we can, we'll try to help out with an affordable solution if we receive notification within time period specified above.
If your order is incorrect for any reason, please contact us within 24 hours with your order number and photographs and descriptions of what you have received.
From time to time we may offer promotions including, but not limited to, discount codes, vouchers or giveaways.
These promotions will only be valid for specified periods, and any and all conditions must be complied with in order to successfully redeem or qualify for promotional benefits.
We reserve the right to suspend, cancel or modify any such promotions, at any time without notice or consequence. Vouchers won as part of promotional competitions are not valid with any other offer, and are applicable to purchase prices only (excluding shipping costs).
While we will never share your personal details, from time to time we may use photos and/or videos of our products with your images/photos/logos on them for promotion and marketing on our digital channels (including, but not limited to: our website, our social media, our emails). You can request for products with your images/photos/logos not to be used for our promotional purposes by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and a specific request not to include any of the pieces from your order in our image/video promotions and marketing.
We take care to ensure that the images and descriptions of our products are accurate. We can’t, however, be liable for differences in colour or appearance that may be attributed to variations in calibration of your computer monitor or handheld device as compared to the printed colour of our products.
Kindly note, actual products may vary slightly in colour from those shown on your monitor. We do our best to display our products as accurately as possible in photographs and video, however we cannot guarantee the identical match of these colours. If you wish to have a sample of any material posted to you prior to ordering, please contact us at email@example.com
In addition to this, because our items are handmade, they may differ slightly from product to product. Any variation that may exist in colour, grain, appearance or otherwise, is not considered a fault and is instead reflective of the uniqueness of each item.
We don’t offer a warranty period for any of our products. We encourage you to follow all product care guidelines listed in the product description, or that accompany your product, and to take all reasonable precautions to ensure the long-life and quality of your items. Please contact us at enquires if you require any further information regarding the long-term care of your particular product.
All of the designs, images, photographs, illustrations, logos, text, HTML code or other intellectual property that has been made available on our website or throughout our social media, is the copyright material of Maee & Co and remains our property at all times.
This content may not be reproduced, re-published or disseminated in whole or in part without the express consent of the authors and copyright owners of Maee & Co. The use of our intellectual property in relation to any business or for the advancement of any commercial venture, or otherwise, is strictly forbidden.
Action may be taken against any person or persons who is found to be misusing our intellectual property.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
On occasion we might provide links to third party websites throughout our website or social media channels.
Following any third party links is at your individual discretion and we don’t assess or police these services or their policies and practices. You should always read the policies available before you engage in any third party service.
We will not be held liable for any loss, damage or otherwise that may occur through the use of any third party links.
Maee & Co uses social media channels to update our customers about our brand, our products, and our promotions.
We encourage everyone to join us on these platforms. If you do join us on social media, please be aware that we have specific standards of conduct and behaviour.
We welcome all kinds of comments and thoughts - supportive, opposing, critical, etc., as long as they're made in the spirit of constructive and civilised manner. Please use polite language.
Please do not re-post our images without permission. Any image re-posted from our website or social media must be credited to us. We may refuse access to our social media for any person that repeatedly misuses our images.
We are always keen to hear people’s thoughts and feedback about our products and service. We reserve the right to publicly display any feedback shared with us - the feedback may be displayed on our website or via our social media channels.
If your feedback is shared by us, this will only ever be done using your first name and state where you live, or using your social media handle (i.e. account name).
If you don’t wish for us to share your feedback, please notify us.
CHANGES TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Maee & Co is always evolving, and as such, we may occasionally make alterations to our Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to make such modifications without notice or consequence.
Any changes to our processes and procedures that will affect our Terms and Conditions and therefore our customers, will be published on our website and will take immediate effect from their time of publication.
WHOLE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This document comprises the whole of the Terms and Conditions that govern the use of the Maee & Co website.
These Terms and Conditions are current as of April, 2020. If you have any questions, concerns or simply require further information about Maee & Co, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to assist you.