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TRACKING IS PROVIDED ON ALL ORDERS!!
- Domestic (USA): A majority of our items are Seeds, which don’t weigh all too much. This explains why we offer FREE Shipping on all Orders over $50 dollars. We’re Farmers. Not Postal workers. Things work at a slower pace around here during the off-season, at which time we ship all our Orders once every week or two. For best Selection & Prices, Order in January. March is when Peak Season begins, at which point, we try to ship every 3 to 5 business days. Tracking Provided for every Order.
- International: We ship everywhere, except Australia, and a few of the other Islands,
We are located in the States, but Shipping & Handling Organic Matter to cross any Borders becomes quite the effort on our part (filling out Declarations, etc) due to U.S. Customs and the USDA’s Import Laws & Restrictions towards Invasive Species, and Infectious Diseases.
- All International Import Laws require that the Customer (aka: Importer) be aware of their own Country’s Import Laws, as wee cannot be responsible for knowing EVERY Country’s Laws around the world.
- ALL Seeds shipped overseas are labeled as “Botanical Research Specimens for Research & Educational Purposes ONLY – NOT for sowing“.
- All of the above, is taken into consideration when setting our prices and allotted time for Shipping & Handling across borders. (Hence the word “Handling”). Depending on your order, shipping is usually between $3.79 and $6.99 on most international orders with a Maximum of $10.00, and all shipments are Trackable (except for those Countries that the USPS does not offer Tracking) and are guaranteed to arrive or we will refund or reship. We usually ship orders as soon as possible. We’re Farmers, not postal workers. So please be patient. It may take a couple weeks to arrive, depending on what Country. If you file a Dispute with Amazon, please be aware that you will only slow this process down more.
Although the actual Postage Fees from the USPS may be much less than what we charge, it is understood that the majority of our Fees are applied to the “Handling” of the each Order. Which we reserve the Right to charge whatever we feel is reasonable to compensate our employees for the additional time it takes to prepare International Orders.
- BULK: Please allow a Minimum of 15 *Business days for all Orders of 1 KILO or more since we Process all Bulk Items based on each Customer’s Order. (we grow most of our own seed, but for Items that we cannot grow in our USDA Zone, we outsource to Growers who work exclusively with us ONLY. So sometimes we forward your Order to them, who then either ship directly to you (w/ Satisfaction Guarantee), or sometimes they ship to us first when we are Ordering to re-stock Inventory (then we separate your Order, inspect it, and ship to you). These growers are Trusted by us and are Certified Farmers from around the World who we have worked with for over 15 years and they stand behind the quality of their product, as do we.
- DOMESTIC: On most items (excluding Bulk Poppy Seed Orders over $50), we will always gladly issue a refund, or issue Store Credit if you are unsatisfied with the product you receive. Simply send back the unused Portion (that you aren’t satisfied with) for a Prorated Refund, or for Store Credit (add 10%). Since 99% of our Orders are under 1 Ounce, we ask that the Customer cover the return Shipping Costs, which will be reimbursed with the refund. But larger Poppy Seed Orders ($50 & over) are Considered to be for “Culinary Use” (rather than Seed Sowing). So unfortunately, we cannot accept returns, or offer refunds on Orders (over $50) for Items deemed “Edible” by the FDA (i.e.: Poppy Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Sunflower Seed etc). This is due to FDA/USDA ‘Public Health & Safety’ & ‘Poison Control’ Laws to control Abuse and Product Tampering.
- International: As stated by the US Postal Service and Customs Agency, it is the responsibility of the “Importer” to know and understand their own Country’s Import Laws before Ordering something from Overseas. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for Packages that are Intercepted by Customs. On the other hand, we have a Success Rate of Delivered Packages Overseas of over 90%. That is because we take all precautions to make sure your Package will Pass inspections. Such as Properly Filling out Customs Forms, to purchasing Phytosanitary Certificates (at no extra Cost to our Customers)
- BULK ORDERS (Intl.): Generally, we don’t accept Refunds or Exchanges of International Bulk Poppy Seed Orders (KILOs) as the same ‘Health & Safety’ Laws set forth by the FDA/USDA also apply to International. Not to mention, the Shipping Charges alone (3 ways), usually would not be worth the Contents of the Package.
If item was never received, we will re-Ship.
User’s are urged to Communicate with OrganicalBotanicals.com to resolve any disputes, dissatisfactions, or refund requests they may have.
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This mainly has to do with the fact that OrganicalBotanicals.com does not Store, Log, or Process ANY Sensitive Information entered by the *User during Checkout; including, but not Limited to; Payments, Passwords, Transactions, Financial Information and/or Records, from/or not from, their Institutions of any kind.
We do not act as a Payment Processor, nor do we use Merchant Accounts or Services of our own.
Although the Individual(s) who own and run OrganicalBotanicals.com are Licensed in the State of Washington to Legally Operate a Business, OrganicalBotanicals.com is not BBB Accredited, nor is it required to be by law.
*=aka: *Customer, *Buyer, *Payor, *Spender
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From time to time, you may come across Items listed on OrganicalBotanicals.com that have alleged to have been used by Ancient Cultures, Tribes, and/or Religions as means to Heal the Spirit, Alter the Mind, Connect, Re-Connect, or otherwise Dis-connect to/from alternate Physiological States. These items may or may not have the same alleged Potential uses today, in which case OrganicalBotanicals.com does NOT condone.
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Disclaimer of Warranties
THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS THEREON, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTIED RESULTS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. OrganicalBotanicals.com DOES NOT WARRANT THE EXACT RESULTS DISPLAYED IN THE PRODUCTS PHOTOS OR VIDEOS WILL BE THAT OF THE PURCHASER. OrganicalBotanicals.com MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE PURCHASER WILL EXPERIENCE THE EXACT RESULTS DEPICTED IN THE IMAGES AND DESCRIPTIONS PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. ALL IMAGES PROVIDED ON OrganicalBotanicals.com SHOW THE RESULTS WE HAVE ACHIEVED AS PROFESSIONAL GROWERS AND FARMERS. USERS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE AND/OR EXPERIENCE WITH THE ITEMS THEY SEEK TO PURCHASE. SINCE WE DEAL WITH ORGANIC, NATURAL PRODUCTS, THE RESULTS THAT USERS EXPERIENCE MAY VARY DEPENDING ON LOCATION, SEASON, WEATHER, TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE, ALTITUDE, USER’S GARDENING EXPERIENCE, BIRDS, SLUGS, FLOODS, TORNADOS, DROUTS, AND ALMOST ALL OTHER ACTS OF GOD, WILL ULTIMATELY EFFECT THE OUTCOME EXPERIENCED BY EACH USER.
THEREFORE, ALTHOUGH WE DO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE WHAT IS DEPICTED & DESCRIBED WITHIN EACH LISTING‘S DESCRIPTIONS, AND THE SEEDS WE SELL DO COME FROM THE PLANTS/SPECIMENS SHOWN IN OUR PHOTOS, WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OUTCOME OF USER’S RESULTS, BUT WILL ALWAYS MAKE AN EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE OUR CUSTOMERS WITHIN REASONABLE MEANS.
WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE SURE YOUR ORDER ARRIVES EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED, BUT WE CANNOT HOLD OURSELVES ABOVE GOD, OR MOTHER NATURE. THEREFORE, WE ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO DELIVER A HIGHER QUANTITY PER ITEM/PER LISTING, THAN THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED IN EACH ITEM/LISTING. (i.e.: If Buyer orders a Pack of x300 Seeds, we actually ship them 400+ to make up for any variables that may cause user dissatisfaction such as: Accidental Cross pollination, Incorrect label, Small Leak in Paper Storage Bags, or a couple Stray seeds that may escape during harvesting, processing, and Storage, which, in rare cases, may accidentally end up in the wrong seed pack during the packaging process, but only in trace amounts.)
The information herein provided throughout this website on various natural botanical products and alternative health remedies is for general information only, and provided to the best of our knowledge. The information on products we provide are not intended to diagnose, treat, remedy, or cure any illnesses, ailments, or health conditions- as they have not been Approved by the FDA. OrganicalBotanicals.com, its employees, and Affiliates cannot be held liable for the improper, Illicit, or prohibited applications of the Products, including, but not limited to, all Information provided within Product Descriptions OrganicalBotanicals.com.
Links to Other Sites
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Coupons, Promos, Discounts
In order to prevent fraud and/or abuse of our Promos and Discounts Coupons, we may ask that you provide Proof of your Participation either via Public Profile, or Social Share URL. We have the right to use our OWN discrepancy to determine whether or not to issue a Coupon, even if user has followed all instructions of such Promotion. 90% of the time, users are honest and they will receive a Coupon. But there are also people who feel entitled to a Discount- and will share our Promo on a “Junk” Account with Ghost Followers, etc. What they don’t realize is that we have worked in the SEO & Social Media Profession for Several Years and can tell the difference between a Genuine Account, and ones that are newly created just for the sake of our Promotion, or ones used for AddmeFast Spam.
This is why we provide Multiple Social Networks for you to share to. So in case one might not have a Twitter™ account (or an established account on one of the provided Networks), surely they will have an Established on one of the others such as Facebook™, Pinterest™, or Google+™
To ensure your Account will Qualify for a Coupon, just use common sense and try to view it from our Perspective. Will it be worth it for us to sacrifice 20%-40% of our Gross Income, in order for you to send a Tweet to your SEVEN Twitter Followers who all have “egg” Avatars and no Profiles? Probably not.
Most ‘Promo’ Coupons will come with Partial Limitations. Again, this is to Protect against Fraud and Abuse, and are based on reason & practicality. If you don’t agree with these, you need not Participate. As much as we like to satisfy our Clients, we need to set some Maximum Limits otherwise, we’ll go Bankrupt!
For example, if someone shares a Facebook Post, and buys a $600 dollar Item, we simply can’t afford to pay $120.00 Dollars for a Single Facebook Post (especially when anyone can get HUNDREDS of Social Media Promotions for just $1 Dollar EACH at places such as: aDollarSEO)
Unless otherwise specified or previously agreed upon, most 20% Off Coupon Codes are good for any SINGLE ITEM Listed in our Store ($78.99 Max).
All Coupons ABOVE 10%, will usually be Limited to Single Item POPPY SEED Orders ONLY! With a MINIMUM SPEND of: $25.00, and a MAX. SPEND of: $78.99 (amounts may vary by + or – %5)
For most “REVIEWS”, the Discount is usually Restricted/Applied to the Category and/or ‘Subject Matter’ of the Product(s) originally Reviewed. (i.e.: If someone writes a review about “Izmir Afghan Poppy Seeds”, the Discount can be applied to “Izmir Afghan Poppy Seeds”)
If a Review covers abroad Range of Categories, or is simply a ‘Generic’ review of the Store, the Default Category will always be “Poppy Seeds”
Coupons, Promos & Discounts DISCLAIMER:
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Modifications to the Site and the Services
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