Terms and Conditions of Sale
We accept Visa,
Master Card, American Express, and Discover Cards (with verifiable shipping address) and PayPal.
When placing your order, be sure to provide your name as it appears on your credit card, your exact credit card number, expiration date, credit card ID #(authorization code- the 3 digit code on the back of your card), and billing address that your credit card bank has on file. Incorrect information will cause a problem in credit validation, which may cause a delay in processing your order.
For your protection, orders are sent only to the billing address of the cardholder. Special arrangements may be made for orders that need to ship to an alternate address. Your credit card will only be billed for the items shipped and any applicable shipping and handling charges. Multiple items from the same order may be shipped separately. If items are shipped separately, you will be charged as if they were shipped together in a single shipment.
ALL ORDERS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF STOCK ON HAND.
Tracking Your Order
You can check the shipping status of your order by logging in to our secure site to review your order history and carrier tracking information. We also provide you information via e-mail with messages for the services you request while on our site.
Shipping Times and Policies
Our goal is to ship all orders within 1-3 days of the day your order was received. Most items are in stock and ready for immediate shipping except where marked "Special Order." Your order will either ship via USPS 1st-class mail or UPS Ground. Priority and Express shipping can be requested at an additional charge. If you have other handling instructions contrary to the above policy please specify them in the Check Out screen.
Orders placed after October 15 will not be guaranteed for delivery by Halloween unless expedited shipping is requested. All such orders will be subject to expedited shipping charges.
Special Order items may require as much as an additional four weeks before they can ship. Special Order items include some of our custom made jewelry and replica costumes. These items will ship directly from the distributor or manufacturer. Special Order items will require a minimum additional $10 shipping charge.
Domestic orders shipped within the 48 States: Shipping costs are estimated in our Shopping Cart after you enter your order.
Orders shipped outside of the 48 states (including Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, The U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam): Shipping costs are determined by box size, weight and destination. International shipping charges will vary. Additional shipping charges for International orders will be emailed to you. We require a $150 minimum order amount for all orders going outside the continental United States.
An additional shipping charge may be added to orders with oversize
freight or heavier items. Heavier items or over-sized items are identified with
the words "Must Ship Via Truck" in
our product displays. You will be emailed if there is an additional cost.
Skeleton Foundry reserves the right to refuse shipments to any country outside the United States.
Shipping charges are non-refundable.
An email will be sent to you on the status of your order and you will be notified via email when your order ships.
Product Warranty & Returns
Guarantee/Terms: If you are not completely satisfied with any merchandise purchased from Skeleton Foundry, you may return it within 15 days of the shipping date for a full refund of the purchase price, subject to the terms and conditions below:
Refunds are for the cost of the merchandise only. A credit to the card (used in the original transaction) will be issued for the purchase price of the item(s).
Due to the nature of our business, we cannot accept returns or give refunds for items during the month of October, unless your item arrives broken or defective. If an exchange is possible, items must be returned in original packaging in like-new condition. Purchaser is responsible for all shipping fees, including the costs for returning the original item with Delivery Confirmation and for the shipment of the new item.
- Please e-mail us at email@example.com for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.
- You must include your name, address, & original invoice number with your return. Returns should be sent UPS or insured mail, in case it is necessary to verify that they were received. We are not responsible for returns if these precautions are not taken.
- Items must be received in new/unused condition and not missing any items in the original unopened and factory sealed package. (Please look at each item carefully before opening the factory sealed packaging.)
- Any return received with missing items or without original packaging will not be credited.
All returns will be processed within 1-3 days of the date of receipt of the returned item(s).
Merchandise returns should be sent to: Skeleton Foundry, P.O. Box 23087,
San Jose, CA 95123
Skeleton Foundry is not responsible for damaged or lost packages where the buyer chose a non-trackable shipping method.
We cannot accept returned items in previously sealed packages or items that have been worn, used or altered. 4th Quality skeletons, bones, and skulls are non-returnable under any circumstances.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Skeleton Foundry is not responsible for any damages incurred by you due to late shipments, misuse of products, or any other losses in excess of the total price of items purchased. Purchaser agrees to release Skeleton Foundry, its owners & affiliates from all liability over and above the original purchase price of the product(s).
What is a 4th Quality Skeleton?
Good question! We've all been to the doctor's office, the chiropractor's office, or university classroom and seen the models of the human skeletal system that they use for demonstrations or instructional use. They are molded from actual human bones and are made of a highly durable plastic. These models are of the highest quality and must pass a series of rigorous quality control measures in order to be sold into such places.
The ones that don't pass, in short, become 4th Quality parts. They may be slightly discolored, or a bit malformed, or may be missing some hardware (screws, springs, etc.). As such, they are offered at a substantial discount from their 1st Quality cousins.
These skeletal parts can be sanded, drilled into, painted ... pretty much whatever. The plastic is very durable (very difficult to break - trust us!) and will last for years.
4th Quality skeletons, skulls, and bones are sold "as is" and cannot be returned. But, after you get yours, we doubt you'll want to.
If you are missing some hardware, let us know exactly what it is
(via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
and we'll try to find you replacements free of charge.
Skeleton Foundry respects the privacy concerns of its customers and website users. Although the web storefront collects order information, financial information will only be used to the extent reasonably necessary to process your order and asure your creditworthiness for your purchases. We use the PayPal internet transaction processing service, which helps to assure the privacy and security of your personal information. Please read PayPal's terms and conditions regarding their handling of your personal information. Your privacy is very important to us. Please be assured that Skeleton Foundry will never sell, rent or share your personal information - period!
We take your business seriously and use every reasonable precaution necessary to ensure your shopping experience is safe! Skeleton Foundry uses Secure Socket Layer (aka "SSL") encrypting to keep your private information as secure as possible. As you click on the CHECKOUT button to place your order, you will be transfered to our SECURE server to complete the transaction.
Personally identifiable information that may be collected in connection with your voluntarily filling out forms on the site will only be used to better understand your use of our site and to support advertising transactions made on the site.
The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for our website.
- In order to place an order with Skeleton Foundry, you must register for an account. We maintain your address information and order history on our server.
- This site contains links to other sites. Skeleton Foundry is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
- 4. Our site uses an order form for customers to request products and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like their email address) and financial information (credit card numbers). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders to our customers. The customer's contact information is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. Financial information is removed from the server at the time of processing.
Terms and Conditions of Use of This Site
Acceptance of Terms & Conditions
The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and Skeleton Foundry (skeletonfoundry.com). By accessing, browsing and/or using this web site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree, to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including export and re-export control laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this web site.
Information may be changed or updated without notice. Skeleton Foundry may also make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in this information at any time without notice.
Skeleton Foundry assumes no responsibility regarding the accuracy of the information that is provided by Skeleton Foundry and use of such information is at the recipient's own risk. Skeleton Foundry provides no assurances that any reported problems may be resolved with the use of any information that Skeleton Foundry provides. By furnishing information, Skeleton Foundry does not grant any licenses to any copyrights, patents or any other intellectual property rights.
Trademark Notice and Copyright
Unless otherwise specified, all materials appearing on this site, including, without limitation, text, site design, logos, graphics, icons, and images, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof, are our sole intellectual property or are the property of our licensors. All content on this website it copyrighted and all rights are reserved by Skeleton Foundry and our licensors. You may use the content of this site only for the purpose of shopping or placing an order on this site, but for no other purpose. No materials from this site may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means without our prior written permission. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Any material copied or used without permission on this page or any part of this website will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
In the event a product is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical errors or errors in pricing information, we shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price.
Jurisdiction and Venue
You agree that any legal action brought against us shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree that the sole jurisdiction and venue for any litigation arising from your use of or orders made on our site shall be an appropriate federal or state court located in California.
Limitation of Liability:
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO PRODUCTS SOLD ON THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO US ARISING FROM ANY PRODUCT SOLD ON OUR SITE SHALL BE THE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT ORDERED. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR COMPANY, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RELATED TO PRODUCTS SOLD.
Contacting Skeleton Foundry
If you have questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with Skeleton Foundry, please feel free to contact use our
or call our customer service representatives toll free at 1-888-SKEL-666.
You can also contact us at Skeleton Foundry, P.O. Box 23087,
San Jose, CA 95123.
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