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SoulCollage® Circle members, please scroll down to the bottom of this page for important information on Circle member ordering!

Shipping Policy

In an attempt to keep shipping costs low and to offer flexibility to our customers, we offer a variety of methods for calculating the shipping cost. If you choose "shipping by number of items" or "shipping by weight", we will ship via UPS ground, FedEx ground, USPS Priority Mail, First Class Mail, or Media Mail, at our option (in most cases we will ship using USPS Priority Mail). If your shipping address for the post office is different from your UPS address, please make note of this and provide the additional address in the Comments section. Also, please include any special shipping instructions there. Generally, we will ship on the business day following the receipt of an order. We receive quite a few notes of appreciation for how quickly packages arrive (Thank you!), however we are very small and sometimes 2 or 3 days will go by when we cannot ship, due to illness or the like. So please allow plenty of time for your order to arrive, and let us know in the Comments section of the order if you have a particular arrival date in mind, and we will try to respond accordingly. See the next paragraph for important information on shipping times.

We also offer the option to choose specific shipping options offered by the USPS and by UPS. (These are generally, but not always, available.). Generally. we will ship using USPS Priority Mail, as that is the fastest service. Please remember that your package will most likely not ship until the business day after you place your order. Also, please note that shipping times are not guaranteed. For example, you may see "Priority Mail 2-Day", but these packages may take 3 or even 4 days to arrive.

International shipments are shipped via USPS International First Class (airmail) or Priority Mail International. There have been instances of delays in the arrival of packages, presumably due to customs delay in the destination country, and of damage to shipments due to rough handling. Hanford Mead will pack carefully (but not double box) and ship promptly, but cannot guarantee delivery of packages to international destinations. Customers are responsible for any customs or import duties which may be assessed.

Shipping to Canada

We generally ship to Canada using either USPS First Class International or Priority Mail International. There have been reports of long delays in customs (as much as 6 weeks) when shipping to Canada. We no longer ship to Canada using UPS or FedEx due to customer complaints regarding the imposition of Customs clearing charges by these carriers. UPDATE as of September 2014: it has been many months since we have received reports of these long delays, so it may be the bottleneck problem has been solved. 

Return and Exchange Policy

We don't issue refunds or accept returns on book and product sales. We will exchange products damaged in shipping if the damaged product is returned to us within 14 days of receipt by the customer.

Cancellation Policy

When you place an order, your credit card or PayPal account is charged immediately. Orders cannot be canceled once they have been shipped. If you wish to cancel an order, please call and email customer service immediately, giving the reason for the cancellation, and we will use our best efforts to cancel your order, assuming it has not already shipped. We cannot guarantee cancellation, as orders may be shipped immediately upon receipt. For canceled orders, we will issue a credit back to your method of payment, less the amount of any credit card or PayPal charges we incur. To avoid cancellation issues, please be sure that your order is correct before completing it!

Our Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy at HanfordMead.com. We will not collect any personal information from you that you do not volunteer, and we are the sole owner of all information collected on this site. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that we have not mentioned in this statement. Click herefor more information on our Privacy Policy.

Cookies

HanfordMead.com uses cookies for the purpose of saving your shopping cart as you move from page to page in our web site. Cookies are not used for tracking or statistical purposes, and all cookies are deleted once the web browser is closed.

Third parties

Hanford Mead Publishers, Inc. may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our customers, traffic patterns, and related site information. This data reflects site usage patterns gathered during thousands of customer visits to our Web site each month but does not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual member, unless that member has given us permission to share that information. We may also provide log files and other databases of user information to third parties for analysis, so we can get a better understanding of traffic through our site and thus improve our content offerings. Hanford Mead Publishers, Inc. also may use third party companies to provide delivery of e-mail newsletters and other messages over e-mail. We may buy and sell business assets and/or divisions; customer information is generally part of such a sale.

Security

We use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose both in your browsing and your purchases and to only release this information to third parties we believe share our commitment to privacy. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties. All online transactions are made through a secure connection to a reputable payment gateway. No credit card information is stored on our servers. Once a transaction is made, all payment information is cleared from our systems for security reasons.

Obtaining your consent

By using our Web site, you give Hanford Mead Publishers, Inc. permission to collect information about the pages served to you as an anonymous user for the purpose of calculating aggregate site statistics. If you register at HanfordMead.com, you authorize Hanford Mead Publishers, Inc. to use information you provide to personalize the information we deliver to you and to use your demographic information when calculating aggregate customer data. Hanford Mead Publishers, Inc. may occasionally amend this policy. We suggest that you bookmark this page and check to see if it has changed from time to time.

Questions?

If you wish to change any information you have given us, or have any questions on our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at info@hanfordmead.com.

Contact us:

Hanford Mead Publishers, Inc.
PO Box 8051 Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8051
Tel: (831) 459-6855 (But the best way to reach us is by email. See below.)
Fax: (831) 401-2300
Email: info@hanfordmead.com

If we are out of the office or out of town for a period of time, we usually receive our emails, but not phone messages. Please email us if at all possible for fastest response.

A warm welcome to SoulCollage® Circle members:

Hanford Mead Publishers, in partnership with SoulCollage Inc., is please to offer a 40% discount to SoulCollage® Facilitators who are Circle members. Note that your Circle member status is maintained at soulcollage.com, and you can log in to your Facilitator account there to make sure your membership is up to date. There are some nuances to making sure that the discount is properly applied to your order, so please read the instructions below carefully before placing your order.

1. Please be sure that you are using exactly the same email address at hanfordmead.com as you are using at soulcollage.com (including the use of any capital letters). And you must log in at hanfordmead.com, whether or not you are already logged in at soulcollage.com.

2. If you already have an account at hanfordmead.com, please do not create a new account. Instead, log in to the old one and change the email address (if necessary) to match the email address at soulcollage.com. If you have forgotten your pw, you can use the Request new pw feature on the login page. Be sure to check your spam or promotions folder for the reset email if it does not show up in your inbox right away. After you make the change, be sure to log out of the account and then log back in, so that we can detect your Circle member status.

3. Once logged on, you will be able to tell immediately if we recognize your Circle member status. The message at the top right of the screen will now change from "Welcome, Guest!" to "Welcome, [your name], Circle member!" If the words "Circle member" do not appear next to your name, do not continue. Try logging in to your account at soulcollage.com, then go to the Facilitator Home Page where your circle member status and renewal date are displayed. Please email us right away (see Contact us above), and we will fix any discrepancies so that you can order.

4. After logging in at hanfordmead.com and seeing Welcome.....Circle member, please check to be sure that your address and phone number are set up correctly in your account. If you do this before placing items in the Cart, this will make the checkout easier.

5. As you place items in the Shopping Cart, they will show at retail price. Then on the Checkout page, you should see the discount as a separate line item below. As you proceed through the Review Order and Submit Order pages, please be sure that the discount is there and that all of your address, phone and shipping information is correct before completing the order.

6. Newly trained Facilitators take special note: Your Circle membership for one year is included in your Training fee. If you have previously ordered from Hanford Mead, then your account at hanfordmead.com should reflect this new status within 96 hours of completing the Training. However, this will only work properly if the account you created at soulcollage.com prior to the Training has the same email address as the one you have been using at hanfordmead.com. If this is not the case, please change your email address at hanfordmead.com to match the one you use at soulcollage.com (or vice versa). DO NOT create a new account at hanfordmead.com if you already have one, as that will cause confusion in our system and possibly jeopardize your ability to receive your discount. NOTE: if you have NOT previously ordered at hanfordmead.com, then you should simply create an account, being sure to use the same email address as you are using at soulcollage.com. After creating the account, you may have to log out and then log back in order to see your Circle member status. Also, be sure to fill out all of your address, phone, and other account info before beginning to place items in the shopping cart.

7.  it is expensive for us to correct, change, or cancel an order once it is placed, and we are now charging a $25 fee for this service, in an attempt to partially recover these costs. This especially includes orders which are placed by Circle members which do not, for one reason or another, reflect the Circle member discount in the order. If the amount of the discount you should have received is greater than $25, please contact us, and we will refund the amount of your discount, less the $25 fee. If the discount amount is $25 or less, no correction will be made. We apologize for the need to apply the $25 change fee to these orders, but we simply cannot afford to provide retail-level customer service AND provide the substantial discount to Circle members. Part of the deal is that Circle members agree to undertake extra responsibility to be sure that their orders are correct before finalizing them. Please note also that we cannot solve the problem of non-discounted orders by simply cancelling your order and starting over, as this entails the same expense to us as processing the partial refund back to your credit card.

Thanks,

Jim