Terms and Conditions 

Applicable to this web site as well as: Ron Mello Studio, 8 Joseph Robert lane, Middleboro MA 02346    Email  rmello1@comcast.net

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE PURCHASE, USING, LINKING, OR COPYING FROM THIS WEBSITE OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY CLASSES OR WORKSHOPS OFFERED AND RUN by Ron Mello Studio (text, pictures, graphics or videos). All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site. 

Copyright

The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of Ron Mello Studio. The collective work includes works that are licensed to Ron Mello Studio ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized Ron Mello Studio in writing. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.

Returns:

Ron Mello Studio does off a return policy. We do hope that you will love the work you purchased But, If for any reason the it does not meet your expectations, Ron Mello Studio will accept returns. We must be advised (via email) within 7 days of receipt of the work. Returned work must be properly and carefully packed (preferably in the original packing) and returned via Priority Mail, insured)

Upon receipt of the work Ron Mello Studio will issue a refund of the purchase price. You may choose from one of the options below.

  • Request a full refund for the price of the piece. (minus shipping)

  • Apply the price of the piece towards another purchase from the online showroom.

  • Client assumes all shipping costs.

Breakage:

  • If you receive a piece that has been broken during shipment, please notify us within 24 hours. It is essential to save pieces and original packing materials for inspection by your post office.

Packing for return shipment:

  • Please reuse our original packing materials and make sure the piece is well wrapped and cushioned. We cannot refund or give credit for chipped, cracked and broken pieces or damage that occurred during return shipment if your shipper does not accept responsibility for the claim.

Shipping charges are not refundable. All artwork is properly packaged for shipment anywhere in the world. Insurance claims from damage due to shipping mishandling of the package or artwork will be initiated by the buyer of said work.

Warranty Disclaimer

This site and the materials and products on this site are provided "as is" and as described. The limited product warranty above applies to purchased ceramics and other artwork only. They are without further warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Ron Mello Studio disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Ron Mello Studio does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Ron Mello Studio does not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you. 

Limitation of Liability

Ron Mello Studio shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages or injuries that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site, the performance of the products, or accidents occurring at gallery, studio, classes or Ron Mello Studio workshops, even if Ron Mello Studio has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation of exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. 

Typographical Errors

In the event that a Ron Mello Studio product is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price Ron Mello Studio  reserves the right to refuse or cancel any class or program registration placed that listed at the incorrect price. Ron Mello Studio reserves the right to refuse or cancel any such orders.

 Term; Termination

These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the site and/or completing the registration forms for workshops or classes, or shopping and purchasing products. These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be terminated Ron Mello Studio without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination.

Notice

Ron Mello Studio may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to Ron Mello Studio.

Miscellaneous

Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Massachusetts, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site (including but not limited to the purchase Ron Mello Studio products) shall be in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site (including but not limited to the purchase of Ron Mello Studio products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Ron Mello Studios failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. Ron Mello Studio may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you. 

Use of Site

Harassment in any manner or form on the site, or any other Ron mello Studio site including face book or other social sites including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a Ron Mello Studio or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasion of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.

 Participation Disclaimer

Ron Mello Studio does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the above sites, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, Ron Mello Studio is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. However Ron Mello Studio reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Ron Mello Studio in its sole discretion.

 Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Ron Mello Studio., its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively the "Service Providers") from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any other person accessing the site.

 Third-Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, Ron Mello Studio may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with Ron Mello Studio, Ron Mello Studio has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of Ron Mello Studio. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, Ron Mello Studio seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).

Please contact Ron Mello Studio via Email for more details.

Copyright 1995 by Ron Mello Studio. All rights reserved. Revised: 22 May 2011 08:00:27 -0400  No part of this website may be copied or used with out direct written permission of the author.

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