Store Policies & Terms of Service

last updated: December 2023

Before you proceed to place an order, I kindly request that you review these Terms of Service attentively.

Your decision to place an order signifies your acceptance & agreement to these terms.

Terms and Conditions

Refund/Exchange/Return Policy

As a small business operated entirely by one person, I genuinely aspire to provide the best policies similar to those of larger companies. However, it's important to acknowledge that, at this time, I am only able to offer returns/exchanges in a limited capacity.

Returns:
My return policy lasts 14 days past the date of delivery.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs and items must be returned in their original conditions.

To be eligible for a return, the item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it - including original packaging.

If 14 days have passed from the date of delivery, I cannot offer a refund or exchange on your order.ย 

Refunds:
Once your return is received and inspected, you will be sent an email to notify you that I have received your returned item. You will also be notified of the approval/rejection of your refund.ย 

Exchanges:

I only replace items if they are defective within 14 days of receipt.

Any item returned not in its original condition, has damaged or missing parts, or returned later than agreed may be subject to only a partial refund.

Non-returnable/Non-exchangeable Items:ย 

  • Gift Cards
  • Digital Downloads
  • Items marked as "Seconds/B-Grades" or "Final Sale"
  • Items purchased at an in-person event
  • Made-to-Order items (including, but not limited to apparel, tote bags, towels, and mugs)
  • Any and all Face Masks
  • Custom or Personalized Items

To complete a return, I require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Cancellations:ย 

Please contact me immediately if you need to cancel your order.

Once a package has been shipped, cancellations cannot be accommodated. If the package has already shipped, initiate a return upon its arrival and contact me.

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Your Privacy:
At Byte Size Treasure, we take your safety, security, and confidence while using our website/shop seriously. We highly value our users' privacy, and this privacy policy is designed to provide you with insights into how we collect, utilize, and safeguard your personal information. We want you to know what we do and do not do with the data we collect.

Use of Information:
All information collected on this site is exclusively used for the purpose of fulfilling orders and will never be utilized for any other purpose by the site's owner. Rest assured, your credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks to ensure its security.

Cookies - Not the Tasty Kind:
When you visit our shop, we collect cookies from your device โ€“ although, regrettably, they're not the delicious kind. These cookies are text-based files that provide us with insights into the web pages and/or products you view, the source through which you found our site (such as via Google search or social media), and whether you've visited our site previously.

Details from these cookies are also collected by Google Analytics, offering us information about the number of visitors on our website at any given time and the duration of their visits. While we can access general information about our visitors, like their time zone or country of origin, it's important to note that neither Google nor we can access any of your personal information or information about your computer through these cookies. For more information about cookies, please feel free to explore further.

Privacy Policy Updates:
We may periodically update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices or for operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Any future changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page. We strongly encourage you to regularly check this page.

Click here to view the Privacy Policy in its entirety.

Chargebacks

Dispute Resolution and Chargebacks:
Chargebacks, which are disputes filed through PayPal and credit card companies, can have detrimental effects on small businesses and consume valuable time for both sellers and buyers. I kindly request that you thoroughly review all my policies before placing an order to acquaint yourself with my site's procedures.

Contact Me for Assistance:
If you encounter any issues with your order, please reach out to me at help@bytesizetreasure.com, and I will make every effort to assist you in accordance with our policies.

Chargebacks and Policy Compliance:
In the event that a chargeback is initiated against this site, it is essential to highlight that my policies are transparently communicated to all users. Such actions may be viewed as potential evidence of behavior resembling fraud on the part of the buyer. To dispute a chargeback, I may present evidence, including the timestamp indicating the buyer's agreement to our terms and any relevant correspondence. Furthermore, please be aware that, in such circumstances, I reserve the right to refuse all future orders from the same customer.

I greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Cancellation Policy

After placing an order, you retain the right to request its cancellation at any time until the order is shipped. Please note that once you have received a shipping notification and the package has been dispatched to the post office, orders cannot be canceled.

Refunds and Processing Time:
Upon cancellation of an order, any funds paid will be promptly released to you. However, it may take 5-7 days for the funds to appear in your account, depending on your bank or payment method.

Requesting Order Cancellation:
To request an order cancellation, please contact me at help@bytesizetreasure.com. I'll be able to assist you with any cancellation inquiries or concerns.

General Policies & Acceptance of ToS

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions:
By utilizing the Byte Size Treasure website, you acknowledge and agree to abide by the terms and conditions outlined in the Privacy Policy Agreement. If you do not concur with these terms and conditions, we kindly advise refraining from any further use of this site.

Eligibility and Legal Compliance:
By agreeing to these Terms, you confirm that you have achieved the age of majority in your state or province of residence. Alternatively, you certify that you are of the age of majority in your state or province and have granted us consent for any minor dependents to use this site.

Authorized Usage and Compliance with Laws:
You are strictly prohibited from employing our products for unlawful or unauthorized purposes, and you must adhere to all applicable laws in your jurisdiction, including but not limited to copyright laws, when using this site. Transmission of viruses or any malicious code is strictly prohibited. Any violation of these Terms will result in an immediate termination of your services.

Order Refusal and Limitations:
We retain the right to decline any order placed with us. Additionally, we may, at our sole discretion, restrict or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household, or per order. These restrictions may encompass orders placed under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that share the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that an order is modified or canceled, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you through the provided email address at the time of order placement. We also reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, scammers, resellers, AI users, or distributors.

Shipping Policies & Information

Sustainability Promise

I'm as wild about the environment as I am about the animals that call our Earth home. That's why I've embarked on an eco-adventure to reduce my business' footprint. I've pledged to use recycled, sustainable, and eco-friendly products throughout my store. Why? Because I believe that even small steps can create big waves of change.

Find out more information on my Sustainability Promise page.

International Shipping

While the shipping platform I use typically provides tracking for most countries, it's essential to understand that once your package leaves the USA, you may not receive updates until it reaches your local postal system.

Currently, I do not offer shipping services to the following countries: Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, France, Austria and any company currently listed on the USPS Service Alerts page.

For all international buyers, please be aware that you are responsible for covering any VAT (Value Added Tax) or other customs fees and charges that may apply upon receiving your package. Refunds will not be provided for international packages that remain unclaimed at customs.

I am committed to complying with customs regulations and will not undervalue merchandise or label items as "gifts" in an attempt to avoid customs charges. Your package will be declared accurately and truthfully to ensure transparency and adherence to customs requirements.

For more information, check out the Shipping Info page.

Shipping Times

All of my in-stock products are shipped from Northern Virginia, USA. Estimated shipping times indicate the approximate duration it will take for your order to reach you after you've received a shipping confirmation, and the order has been dispatched at the post office.

Please be mindful that shipping may still be affected by the ongoing global pandemic, regardless of whether restrictions in your area have eased. Additionally, shipping times can be influenced by other factors like adverse weather conditions and global events. These estimations are based on historical data and represent average delivery ranges.

For more information, check out the Shipping Info page.

Processing Times

Typically, orders are prepared for shipment within 7 weekdays from the date of purchase.

However, during peak periods, (shop updates or convention & holiday seasons) the processing time may extend to 2 weeks before your order is shipped. For preorders, please refer to the preorder page for specific handling time updates.