OUR POLICIES

At A.P. Makers, we want to give our customers the most enjoyable shopping experience, one that will keep them coming back to our store time and time again. That’s why we believe that our store policies should be fair, clear and transparent. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

ABOVE ALL, RESPECT

At A.P. Makers, we set out to provide the highest quality product to our clients, and to treat all customers respectfully, fairly and respond to all questions and concerns in a reasonable amount of time. In return, A.P. Makers requests that customers and clients treat the company, employees and representatives in kind. We will not engage with anyone who does not return these courtesies, and will cease any and all communication with anyone who is rude, aggressive, demeaning or threatening toward the company. 

WE USE REAL WOOD

A.P. Makers is proud to create all of its products from real wood. This means that there will inevitably be some variation in colour and grain, texture, and natural knots in the wood. We celebrate these variations as it means that your piece is truly unique. A.P. Makers will strive to give you the most consistency possible in the wood products, but we make no guarantee to the uniformity of the wood. 

SIZES & DIMENSIONS

Further to the point made about the variations in real wood, sizes and dimensions may vary slightly due to the nature of the product. A.P. Makers will strive to size their products exact, however tolerances of +/- 1" on cutting boards and +/-2" on furniture is to be expected. If an exact size is absolutely required, please contact us to inform us, and we will price this into our quotation.

CUSTOMIZATION

For any customized product, A.P. Makers is not responsible for spelling, grammar, or other errors in the submission by the customer. We will make an effort to reach out to the customer if we notice something is incorrect in order to confirm, but the responsibility falls solely on the customer. Any changes to customization requested more than 48 hours after the order is placed cannot be guaranteed.

A.P. Makers reserve the right to refuse to customize any product that we consider to be offensive, derogatory, or in any other way inappropriate, at the sole discretion of A.P. Makers.

ORDER TAKING & REFUSAL

A.P. Makers reserves the right to accept or refuse any project from any client for any reason, at the sole discretion of A.P. Makers. 

RETURN POLICY

Standard products can be returned for a refund within 30 days in their original, unused state. Any signs of use or damage will void a refund request. Any sale of a custom product (including engraved standard products) are final and not eligible for a refund. Return shipping is the responsibility of the returning party.

PAYMENT TERMS

Any standard product offered by A.P. Makers must be paid in advance, prior to fabrication or shipping, in the case that it is a stock item. For any custom commission, a minimum deposit of 50% of the order total will be required. This amount may be adjusted depending on the complexity of the project. Deposits are non-refundable, and are required before plans are completed, material is purchased and fabrication begins.

WEBSITE USE

By using www.apmakers.ca [the "website"], you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Because we gather certain types of information about and from you.  This Privacy Policy discloses what information we gather, how we use it, how to correct or change it, and what steps we take to safeguard personal information provided to us both online and offline. Please read the complete Privacy Policy below, as well as our Terms of Use.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

You can visit our website, read materials, and browse the website's contents without giving us any personally identifiable information. In order to provide you with the most efficient and enhanced personalized service and attention, and to accommodate certain requests which you make, we request information about you in certain circumstances and collect certain information automatically.

We collect personally identifiable information that you enter on the website or otherwise volunteer to us (such as your name, email address, credit card number, home address, phone number, and/or similar information), when you contact us to, among other things, make purchases or request information. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future experiences for you, improving our operations, and communicating with you.

We use collected information to evaluate and administer our website, fulfill your requests, respond to any future problems, such as difficulties in navigating our website or accessing certain features, and to gauge user trends. As in any transaction, when you purchase product, your credit card company will have all relevant information about the name of the vendor, item(s) purchased, date, total cost and other information necessary to process the transaction.

Personal information is available to us and the technical and fulfillment agents, partners and consultants who make our website available to you. Website hosting firms, technical and database consultants, advertising agencies, order processing partners, and other third parties may have access to personally identifiable information in the course of making our website and its contents available. All companies working for and with us must comply with our privacy policies, and are not permitted to sell your information to third parties or to use it except as authorized by us and you, or as permitted or required by law. We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent for the following purposes: as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request; to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our website and our property; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; to fulfill your requests; or to cooperate in any legal investigation.

COOKIES

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many web sites, we use "cookies" and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses our website or advertisements and other content served by us or on our behalf on other websites. We may also automatically collect your Internet Protocol and referring website addresses, browser type and domain name. This information helps facilitate your online experience on our website. We use "cookies" to track usage patterns on our Website and to control the display of ads, as well as to offer other functionalities. You can turn off cookies, but that will affect your online experience.

Your web browser offers so-called "cookies" which, if you allow their use, store small amounts of data on your computer when you visit a web site. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. However, cookies assist us in tracking which of our features you like best and make it easier to use our Website. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser. Our Website is viewable even if you disable the cookie function on your browser. However, if you disable cookies, some advanced and customized features or offerings will not be available to you.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may unsubscribe to any of our online email updates by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any email message. We will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out requests promptly; but you may still receive promotional information from us by email for up to 10 days.

We incorporate standard industry practices internally and with our service providers, which we believe suits the degree of sensitivity of the information involved to maintain the security of your personal information and to avoid its disclosure except as described in this Privacy Policy. Although we have implemented systems and procedures to secure the data maintained by us, security during Internet transmissions can never be assured. Our policy is to limit access to personal data to those employees or agents with a specific need to access or retrieve this information. We store data on multiple service systems, in controlled environments. To maintain security, we conduct internal reviews of our security measures on a regular basis.

OUTSIDE CANADA

Our website and the servers that make this website available worldwide are located in Canada. The Internet laws in Canada govern all matters relating to this website. Any information you provide in subscribing to our website or registering or ordering at our website will be transferred to Canada. By visiting our website and submitting information, you authorize this transfer, processing and use.

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy as necessary to protect our users and to comply with a changing environment. We recommend that you check the Privacy Policy when you visit our Website to be sure that you are aware of and understand our current policy.

CONDITIONS OF USE

If you choose to visit our website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of the Province of Quebec. If you have any concern about privacy at our website, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. As our business changes, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use may change also. We may email periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We will not materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of personal information collected in the past without the consent of affected user.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

We are strongly committed to protecting the safety and privacy of children who visit our website. We do not knowingly collect personal information online from children under 13 and have adopted techniques to ensure compliance with this Privacy Policy and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"). COPPA and its accompanying regulations under United States federal law protect the privacy of children using the Internet. Our Website includes content that we believe to be unsuitable for children under 13 and which are not necessarily monitored. We encourage all parents to talk to their children about online safety and to monitor their children's use of the Internet.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us.