Policy - Terms and Conditions

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.

We Welcome Your Comments and Feedback. The 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 art and 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. If for example, an artist is at a show, he/she may not be able to send your work until arriving back in the studio. However, 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 because an artwork or product is displayed on the web site, that it 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.

Galleries and Shows. We try to offer only works that are available directly from the artist, but are sometimes unaware that a piece might go to a gallery, or may be at a show. Some of the artwork, carvings and sculptures are exhibited for display or sale at art events or galleries throughout the year. Therefore, some of the works on the site may be sold or are in the process of being sold independently by the artist, and we do not compete with galleries or shows. Sporting Artisans attempts to keep up to date on available works, but cannot always guarantee their availability. If you purchase any one-of-a-kind piece that happens to be at a gallery or show, we will get you in contact with them directly to purchase it from them, and we take no commission from it. We are not responsible or liable for any art or product displayed on the web site that has already been sold at a gallery or show, and are not required to replace and sell such sold item.

Even if an original work or limited edition sculpture or carving is sold out, in most cases, you may commission the artist to create a custom work similar, but not identical to it. Some works on display on this site are in fact 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. 

Errors or Omissions. Sporting Artisans works hard 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. 

Commissioned-as-new, customized or modified art or merchandise. Sporting Artisans, or the artists doing the work, will at your request, provide a price quote or estimate for any product that is commissioned as a new creation, customized or modified from the description or image of the art or product on the web site. We may provide price quotes, timing and delivery to you, or allow you to get this information directly from the artist or manufacturer. 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.

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. 

Downpayment. Many times the artist will require a downpayment of a commissioned-as-new, customized or modified artwork or product. Sporting Artisans will collect at least 33% but no more than 50% of the agreed purchase price, with the remainder due upon completion. A refund of the downpayment cannot be issued on commissioned-as-new, customized or modified products, should you cancel the order for the art or product before completion or if you receive the completed undamaged art or product and are not satisfied. However, if you are not satisfied, you will be directed to return the art or product back to the artist and will not be required to pay the remainder of the purchase price. Any regular shipping charges will be refunded to you. Expedited shipping charges will not be refunded. You are responsible for the shipping and charges for shipping the art or product back to the artist or Sporting Artisans.

Payment Options. Sporting Artisans takes all major credit cards, but no personal checks. Cards are generally charged at order or shipping, and orders over $200 are usually charged 24-72 hours before the art or product is scheduled to ship.

Sporting Artisans allows you to pay via the web site shopping cart with authorize.net as the gateway. Or you may use Pay Pal. You do not need to have an account with Pay Pal. All phone orders will be directed to Pay Pal via an e-mail to you. Sporting Artisans does not see, collect or store any business or customer credit card numbers doing business with Sporting Artisans.

Domestic and International Shipping. All products, unless otherwise requested, are shipped using regular ground or air shipping methods. 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. Sporting Artisans does not add any cost to the artist’s shipping and handling.

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.

Any order over $200 will require a direct signature upon delivery. 

Sporting Artisans can ship most, but not all products internationally. No products using African animal hides or parts can be shipped internationally.

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, customized or 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.

Queen Lace Crystal can be replaced with another Queen Lace Crystal item, but not refunded. If a Louis Lejeune ornament is not in stock and must be created per your specifications, it cannot be refunded, but can be replaced with another ornament.

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. 

Custom Merchandise. Customized merchandise, such as embossed hand-painted or engraved items, cannot be returned or refunded.  

Order Cancellation. You may cancel an order at any time. If however, it is a commissioned-as-new, customized or modified art or product per your specifications, the downpayment required at time of order cannot be refunded, unless the artist makes specific arrangements with you.

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 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. 

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 Websites. Sporting 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.