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Thank you very much for visiting SportingArtisans.com. Please read all of these these terms and conditions. The descriptions and sale of products and services on the web site are all subject to them. Use of our web site by you means that you accept and agree to these Sporting Artisans terms and conditions, and the use of this site is at your own risk. 

We may revise or update content and images without prior notice. We may update these terms and conditions without prior notice. Disputes are governed by the laws of the State of Michigan.

Contact: For more information, price or how to order, you can email: info@sportingartisans.com

How the web site works: Product OrdersSporting Artisans facilitates orders through Pay Pal invoicing and does not have an on-line cart. Each product includes our e-mail address and we respond with more inormation and pricing. A Pay Pal invoice is sent to you when you approve of price and shipping conditions.  You must provide your physical shipping address, phone and the name of the recipient, who will have to sign for the item if its value is over $200. If a product needs to take longer than 3 weeks to complete, you we may ask for 50% down with the remainder due at time of shipping.

You do not need to have an account with Pay Pal to make a transaction.

Sporting Artisans accepts no personal checks, money orders or wire transfers. 

Paintings: All paintings are on the web site as display only. If the artwork is available or you wish to commission a piece like it, we will put you in direct contact with the artist and/or his/her gallery. You can order artwork directly from the artist or gallery and Sporting Artisans will not facilitate the order nor take a commission from it.

Carvings and Sculptures: Work under $1000 can be ordered through this site through a Pay Pal invoice. If artwork over $1000 is available or you wish to commission a piece like it, we will put you in direct contact with the artist. You can then order the artwork directly from the artist.

Commissioned Items. All commissioned paintings, carvings and sculptures are purchased directly from the artist who will provide his/her own terms and conditions and will complete these sales. They will also provide you with shipping options ands costs. Sporting Artisans does not take a commission from these special orders. All details and status concerning commissions will be provided by the artist. We are not responsible for any delays in timing and delivery of commissioned-as-new art or products, or customized and modified art or products. We will make every attempt to provide you with information about the progress of your art or product as often as possible and at your request.

Sporting Artisans is not able to see, collect, store or process any business or customer credit card numbers doing business with Sporting Artisans, and does not take credit card numbers over the phone, by email or any other communication. If you believe your card was used at Sporting Artisans without your approval, please contact your bank or credit card company as soon as possible. (Sporting Artisans would never charge a card that was not a legitimate order - that is meaning - communication would have been made between customer and Sporting Artisans prior to the actual sale.)

Sporting Artisans will always communicate with you prior to an actual sale.

We Welcome Your Comments and FeedbackThe only way to get better is to get better feedback, so any comments as to how to improve the use, accuracy and availability of content and images on this site is welcome.

Privacy Policy. Sporting Artisans will not share your e-mail or physical address with any third party without your permission, but may provide your contact information to an artist from which you are requesting more information about a product or service. Sporting Artisans does not knowingly collect information from any child under 13 years of age. 

Testimonials and user comments. Sporting Artisans may from time-to-time solicit or ask permission to use testimonials made by you. We do not accept responsibility for the accurateness or legality of your testimonials. We will not publish these without your permission. We will not use your name or location in association with a testimonial without your permission. 

If however, you wish to comment upon content or information by posting it on the Sporting Artisans web site or Sporting Artisans social media pages, these comments become the sole property of Sporting Artisans and can may be reposted or reprinted without your permission and without compensation to you in any way. We don’t accept the responsibility for accurateness or legality of any of your comments.

Restrictions Regarding the Use of this Site. You may access and view all of the content and images on the web site for personal, non-commercial use only. All artists and vendors on the web site retain the copyright of their artwork. Sporting Artisans and the artists retain the copyright of descriptions of their artwork. You may not download or use the artist’’s work for commercial purposes. All artists retail the full property rights of images of their artwork.

Pricing, Quantity, Availability and Product Descriptions. Much of the artwork and merchandise of the site is made to order, or may be custom made or modified for you by the artist. Most merchandise is available upon order, and if not, we will notify you promptly. 

Almost all of the original work is shipped to you directly from the artist or manufacturer. Each artist makes an attempt to get the work to you promptly and as safely as possible. Because many of the products are artwork and one-of-a-kind or limited editions, there are quantity limits on applicable art or products.  We cannot guarantee that an artwork or product currently displayed on the web site is still available, because in some of these cases for example, the artist may have sold the one-of-a-kind piece or sold out of the edition. We will make every attempt to keep the art and product offerings current, but Sporting Artisans is not responsible for the product’s availability.

Sporting Artisans may elect to connect you directly with an artist or vendor at any time during the communication and sale in order to help you get better information about the art or product. 

Commissioned Paintings, Sculptures or Carvings. You may commission an artist to do a painting, sculpture or carving. In most cases, you may commission the artist to create a custom work similar, but not identical to what is shown on the site. Some works on this site are sold, but displayed specifically to encourage you to commission a piece similar to it by the same artist. You are free to ask for more descriptions and images of artist’s original works, and Sporting Artisans can put you directly in contact with the artist so you may ask more questions about their work. Sporting Artisans does not take a commission from commissioned paintings, carvings and sculptures.

We are not responsible for errors in quotes or delivery times made by an artist directly to you. If you receive a price quote from Sporting Artisans, keep in mind that we will not add more cost to the quote that the artist may give you. Our quote, as well as information about timing and delivery to you will be the same as quoted by the artist to us.  

Sculptures and Carvings. Because sculptures can have limited editions and we cannot guarantee their availability, many sculptures and carvings on the site are display only.

We are not responsible or liable for any art or product displayed on the web site that has already been sold out at a gallery or show, and are not required to replace and sell such sold item.

Errors or Omissions. Sporting Artisans tries to ensure that the availability of art and products, as well as the content, images and pricing are accurate and up-to-date. Even so, we can’t guarantee that the content, descriptions of product, images and pricing are free from errors, inaccuracies or omissions. These errors, inaccuracies or omissions may relate to product pricing, services, availability or time of delivery. Because some of the products are commissioned or created upon order or created with custom modifications, we can only estimate delivery times for these products, but will make every attempt to be as accurate as possible. Changes or modifications to a product or service that you request may affect the pricing and timing of delivery. 

Out of Stock Items. Because of the nature of artwork and custom products, Sporting Artisans is not always aware of a work of art or product that is out of stock or no longer being made. Sporting Artisans cannot ensure that an out-of-stock product or artwork can be available again for sale and reserves the right to cancel such order if this product or artwork cannot be made or duplicated. In some cases, artwork or products are not in stock because the artist does not have enough demand for that item and may elect not to reproduce it unless there is such demand. Sporting Artisans will not have the artist or manufacturer create such artwork or product if it is deemed not to be finanically or logistically viable for the artist or Sporting Artisans.  

Domestic and International Shipping. All products, unless otherwise requested, are shipped using regular ground shipping methods in the continental US only. Any expedited overnight, 2- or 3-day shipping methods will be charged to you if you request these methods. We will provide a quote to you subject to your approval before shipping anything expedited. Some products come with free US ground shipping in the continental US. If so, this is indicated on the product page. Oversized items such as furniture or sculptures do not have free shipping,

Timing and delivery of commissioned-as-new-customized or modified art merchandise varies in regards to pricing, timing and delivery. These factors are dependent upon the artist or manufacturer. Sporting Artisans makes no guarantees on delivery dates for any item, but will try to accommodate as best as possible. 

Orders over $200 will require a direct signature upon delivery. 

Sporting Artisans does not ship products internationally, nor takes orders in which the billing address is outside the US, eventhough shipping may be within the US. Shipping is within the 48 contiguous states only. No products using African animal hides or parts can be shipped internationally, and no Crocodile or elephant hide products can be shipped to California.

On the website, when stating that ground shipping is free, this means standard shipping within the contiguous 48 states of the US only. The only exception is shipping from the UK to the US for Louis Lejeune hood ornaments to continental US customers. Hood ornaments are usually shipped overnight from the UK and Sporting Artisans charges 50% of that shipping cost and covers the other 50%.

Please be aware that orders needing to arrive for Christmas cannot be guaranteed.

Colors. We try to display artwork and products as close to the original work as possible, but because computer monitors vary, the color may be slightly different in the original from what you see on your monitor. We cannot guarantee that what you see on your monitor is exactly the color you will see in the original art or product.

Repair or Replacement. Regarding original art, the artist repairs or replaces the art or product if they are able to do so. It is at their discretion. Defective or damaged in-transit art or merchandise will be replaced or refunded, unless it is a one-of-a-kind piece. If it is a one-of-a-kind piece, it is up to the artist’s sole determination as to whether it can be repaired or replaced. If it can’t we will notify you and either refund your money or allow you to commission another piece similar to the piece damaged. Any repair or replacement costs are up to the artist’s discretion. Sporting Artisans will not add any charges to repair or replacement costs.

Gift Certificates. You may request a custom gift certificate for any of the art or merchandise on SportingArtisans.com. These may be used within one year of issue unless otherwise specified.

Refunds and Returns. Original non-commissioned, non-customized or non-modified art or products may be returned within 30 days of receipt unless specified here or in the product description. You are responsible for shipping the art back to the artist or Sporting Artisans. You are responsible for the cost of shipping the art and insuring it at the full retail price. The artwork’s price and shipping to you at time of order, except for overnight 2- or 3-day shipping methods, will be refunded to you upon return of the item.

No product will be replaced until the product you've purchased has been returned to Sporting Artisans or to the artist. You are encouraged to keep a copy of the tracking number, should the item get lost in transit. If an item is lost via shipping, it will not be reimbursed unless there is a tracking number and the shipper fails to find it. Sporting Artisans does not pay for your shipment of the replacement back to us, but we do not charge for shipping a replacement item back to you.

An item must be in original condition, and unused to qualify for a full reimbursement. Sporting Artisans will refund for full cost of the product plus the shipping you paid. Sporting Artisans will not pay for the shipping of the product back to Sporting Artisans from the customer desiring a refund.

Because all payment is done through Pay Pal, only refunds will be processed through Pay Pal.

Belts - Belts on this web site include instructions for sizing. You are responsible for the correct sizing. We can exchange belts for correct sizes, but you must pay the difference and the shipping costs.

Queen Lace Crystal - A Queen Lace Crystal item can be replaced by another item of equal value, but not refunded.

Louis Lejeune Hood Ornaments - If a Louis Lejeune ornament must be created per your specifications, such as custom painting, or alterations to fit a vehicle - it cannot be refunded. An ornament that has not been painted can be replaced with another ornament of equal value. Hood Ornaments that are not in stock must be cast and can take as much as 10 weeks and sometimes if customization or painting is required - 12 weeks to complete. No orders after October 1 can be guaranteed for Christmas delivery. Hood ornaments are usually shipped overnight from the UK and Sporting Artisans charges 50% of that shipping cost and covers the other 50%. 

Order Cancellation. You may cancel an order at any time. If however, if you commissioned a new, customized or modified art or product per your specifications, and the artist has begun the work on it, the downpayment cannot be refunded, unless the artist makes specific arrangements with you.

Sporting Artisans reserves the right to refuse a sale or service. Sales are not refused or cancelled for example, based upon age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or political affiliation - just to name a few of the legal parameters.

Sporting Artisans reserves the right to cancel and refund an order at anytime. If this is the case, efforts may be made to allow you to purchase a product from another vendor or directly from the artist.

Errors. Sporting Artisans maintains the right to update, correct or change any errors, inaccuracies or omissions - or information without prior notice.  We may refuse or cancel any orders containing any error, inaccuracy or omission - whether it be information or price - whether or not your order has been submitted to us, if your credit card was charged, or if you have received a quote or information directly from any artist on the web site that may differ from the price or information on the web site. If any product order or service is cancelled, and your credit card was charged, we’ll promptly credit your credit card back.

Sales Tax. Sporting Artisans is an internet-only site operating in the state of Michigan and will collect all sales taxes within the state, or sales taxes for other states when a sale meets that state's tax requirement. 

Proprietary Rights. The Sporting Artisan’s logos and trademarks are property of Sporting Artisans. Any artist’s marks, trade names, images or logos on this web site are property of the artist or their respective owners. You may not reproduce, copy, change, manipulate or use them without the prior consent of the artist or their owners.

All artist’s product images are the property of the artist and are used here by permission of the artist, and are here for personal, non-commercial use and for the sale of such artist’s art and products on the web site only. You cannot reproduce, distribute, modify, publicly display, republish, or use any of their works for commercial purposes without the expressed consent of the artist.

Products or images on third party web sites. Sporting Artisans uses only art images and product images - as well as their respective definitions and any other information relating to them - by permission from the artist or manufacturer. In respect to firearms, Sporting Artisans may display images and content of such firearms that are for sale on a third party web site. However, Sporting Artisans does not sell, assist in the sale, nor does it get any commission or other compensation for the sale of any firearms. Display of firearms on the Sporting Artisans web site are for your information only - or to direct you to visit the third party web site that displays and sells them.

Liability Limitations. No Sporting Artisans employee, representative or artist we represent shall be liable to you for any damages resulting in the use of this website in any event whatsoever.  If you are not happy with this web site in any way, your sole, exclusive remedy is to cease your use of the web site. Any costs associated with the service, use or repairs of any equipment you use to access the site are at your own risk and Sporting Artisans is not liable for any damages related to the use of this web site. 

Links to Third Party WebsitesSporting Artisans may contain links to other web sites, including social media sites. These sites are not owned or operated by Sporting Artisans, but we may have an affiliation with them. They are provided for your information and convenience only, but Sporting Artisans makes no representation whatsoever and is not responsible for the content or images in any third party web site. A link to a third party web site does not mean that Sporting Artisans sponsors, endorses, approves or is responsible for the content or use of our link on their sites. Any terms and conditions of these sites may differ and we encourage you to review them. Third party web sites are goverened by their own terms and conditions and Sporting Artisans has no effect upon those terms and conditions.

The Terms and Conditions are the entire agreement between you and Sporting Artisans as it pertains to this web site. Most art and merchandise is available upon order, and if not, we will notify you promptly. Sporting Artisans reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.