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Terms and Conditions

Hot Dot Designs welcomes all Australian and most International customers.
Unfortunately, we do not accept orders from some countries with a history of online fraud and will be declined upon receipt of the order

Hot Dot Designs specializes in; an eclectic range of products that are hand selected by Carolyne
You will find interesting and unusual components that will add to your jewellery and beading designs.
Hot Dot Designs offers a great selection in Jewellery, Glass, Clay bead making classes and workshops please see below for all terms and conditions

General

By using the Hot Dot Designs web site, you agree to be bound by these terms of use - Hot Dot Designs reserves the right at any time to change or add to this web site, including these terms of use. If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of the terms of use which will continue in full force and effect.

Disclaimer

The information on this web site is provided in good faith and Hot Dot Designs believes it to be accurate - you should not rely solely on the information in this web site but should make specific enquiry concerning the nature of the services and their suitability for the use to which they will be put. Unless stated otherwise, all information on this web site is supplied without any warranty, condition or other term as to the quality of any services or their suitability for any particular purpose.

is not liable to you or anyone else for any loss of income, profit, business contracts or goodwill or any indirect or financial loss suffered whether arising in contract, negligence or otherwise arising in connection with use of this web site.

Copyright

This web site is the copyright property of Hot Dot Designs. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, you may not, in any form or by any means adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this web site; or commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this web site, without the written permission of Hot Dot Designs.

Linked websites

This web site may contain links to other web sites. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. Links to those web sites should not be construed as any endorsement, approval, recommendation or preference by us of the owners or operators of those web sites, or for any information, products or services referred to on those other web sites. Unless stated otherwise, we have no relationship with the owners or operators of those linked web sites and no control over or rights in those linked web sites. You link to any such web site entirely at your own risk. NB: Any party seeking to link to this site either directly or from within a frameset must first seek consent from Hot Dot Designs.

Privacy and security

Respecting your privacy as our customer is our main concern. We will not disclose your details to any other parties. We will only use your personal information to process orders that you place with us. We will also use your email address to send you newsletters to update you on new products and Industry techniques and tips, You may unsubscribe from newsletters.
Please do not send credit card details via email or through this website, as we cannot guarantee their security.

Materials and Products

Materials and products on this website belong to Hot Dot Designs, and may change from time to time. Hot Dot Designs own or have a right to use the copyright and trade marks in the material on this website. Nothing on this website gives you a right to use any of the copyright material or trade marks shown on this website without our prior written consent. You may, unless the relevant page says otherwise, store a reproduction of our material on your computer only to view it and print hard copies for your non-commercial use. Otherwise, subject to the Copyright Act, 1968 (Cth), you may not reproduce, distribute, adapt, or communicate any part of the material on this website without our prior written consent. Hot Dot Designs reserve all rights in this website. We may change the material on this website from time to time and may need to prevent access to the website to do so, or for other reasons.

GST

All prices shown on the website are in Australian dollars; all purchases within Australia incur a 10% GST component which is included in the item price. If goods purchased are to be delivered outside of Australia, we will deduct 10%

How to place an order

Ordering your selection from our web site is as easy as entering your desired quantity of product and selecting add to Basket When you have completed shopping and wish to confirm your order, select go to cart
(the cart button is on the right hand side of the screen up the top near the About Hot Dot Designs in the menu)

You can then change the quantity of goods that you would like to purchase, or remove goods from your basket. Your order will be finalised when you select Check Out.
You will then see there is a flat shipping rate of $10.00 (this may change in the future) Extra freight charges may apply if your order is over 3 kilos in weight, if this is that case we will contact you)
To confirm your order, please complete the form with your details and we'll be in touch to organise payment
 by submitting your order, you agree to these terms and conditions, the terms and conditions that apply to use of the website and our privacy and security policy.

Order cancellations: An order may be cancelled any time prior to despatch. Please contact Hot Dot Designs as soon as possible should you wish to cancel your order. Once an order has left our warehouse it cannot be cancelled.
Orders are processed from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) and will normally be shipped on receipt of payment. . All orders are subject to confirmation and acceptance by Hot Dot Designs.
Hot Dot Designs reserves the right not to accept an order in the event an item has been incorrectly priced.

What happens when we receive your order?

Once Hot Dot Designs has received your order, we will email you an invoice, and your payment options. Your invoice must be paid within 7 days. Your order will be despatched on payment
Payment options You can pay us by one of the following methods

Direct Deposit if choosing this method you will be asked to email a receipt copy of your transaction
Goods will be dispatched on the day that payment is received into Hot Dot Designs bank account
for direct deposit up to 7 days for delivery

Bank cheque made out to Hot Dot Designs by Carolyne Brennan
send to PO Box 210 Chester Hill 2162, Sydney NSW Australia.
Goods will be dispatched when deposited.

Personal cheques made out to Hot Dot Designs by Carolyne Brennan
send to PO Box 210 Chester Hill 2162, Sydney NSW Australia.
Goods will be dispatched only when the cheque has cleared
for cheque up to 9 days for delivery

Australia Post money order made payable to Hot Dot Designs by Carolyne Brennan
send to PO Box 210 Chester Hill 2162, Sydney NSW Australia.

Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard and Bankcard are accepted, and will incur a 1.9% card fee.
we can only process transactions over the telephone. We do not store your credit card details. Please specify a contact number. Please do not sent credit card details to us over the internet or by email.
for credit card payments expect delivery within 3 days of payment

Our website is not secure and we are unable at the present to process Credit card transactions over the internet we ask for a telephone number and do not store details for your safety.

How are goods sent to you

Australian Shipping: Orders are shipped via Australia Post, Express Post
please contact us immediately if your parcel does not arrive after7 days after we have notified you that your order has been sent to you, or arrives damaged.
Express Post: Australia Post estimates that parcels will arrive 1-2 business days from dispatch..
(Flat shipping rate of $10.00 this may change in the future) Extra freight charges may apply if your order is over 3 kilos in weight, if this is that case we will contact you)

International Shipping: Orders are shipped by Australia Post Air Mail. From the shipping date your parcel should arrive at the ship-to address within 7 to 10 business days, depending on destination. Your packages may be subject to the customs fees and import duties of the country to which you have your order shipped. Any customs or duty charges are always the responsibility of the recipient. Unfortunately, we do not accept orders from some countries with a history of online fraud and will be declined upon receipt of the order

FAQ

Can goods be returned? goods are carefully examined before dispatch to ensure that they are in good condition when sent to you. We do not exchange goods because you have changed your mind about your purchase after you have placed your order. We do not offer refunds. However, if we believe that goods were defective when we gave them to Australia Post, we will replace them. This does not exclude any rights that you might have under any applicable law to a return or refund which cannot be excluded at law.

If you need to return goods because they are defective other than because of damage during the shipping process, please contact us within 3 days of receipt of parcel to carol@hotdotdesigns.com.au
If you do not contact us within that time, the goods will be considered to have been delivered in good condition and accepted by you. . All postage and insurance costs are to be paid by the buyer.

Do you accept international orders?
Yes, the Shipment costs are based on weight and insurance (if needed) of parcel and we will have to get back to you with details. Goods will be dispatched only when full amount is paid
International Shipping: Orders are shipped by Australia Post Air Mail. From the shipping date your parcel should arrive at the ship-to address within 7 to 10 business days, depending on destination. Your packages may be subject to the customs fees and import duties of the country to which you have your order shipped. Any customs or duty charges are always the responsibility of the recipient.

Will the goods that I am sent be the same as those shown on the website? While we do our best to ensure that the quality of our products is standard, our products are mostly handmade and may vary in quality, colour and other features. We endeavour to describe items as accurately as possible. However, we do not guarantee that our descriptions are error free. Also, because of your screen display and other external factors, colours and details of our products may not appear correctly when displayed. This may mean that the features of the goods you receive do not appear the same as when you viewed them on our website.

Are trade and wholesale discounts available?
The prices that apply to our goods are set out in the website inclusive of GST.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you will become a VIP member, which entitles you to
10% discount (excluding Bioflow products)on our products with every order over $100.00 (to subscribe see top of website page type your email address in the space provided)
you will be sent an email of confirmation, please respond to this email or you will not be added to the mailing list.

20% off all orders over $400.00 (excluding Bioflow products)
Total Discounts are applied when we email you for conformation and payment of your order

Total orders over $400.00 receive a 20% discount (excluding Bioflow products)

If you have a problem or a question
Please contact Carolyne

How can I contact Hot Dot Designs
Carolyne Brennan
Phone: 02 97438300
Mobile: 0422089766
email: carol@hotdotdesigns.com.au
Location: Chester Hill Sydney NSW
Studio visit is by appointment only

 

Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery
Studio Terms and Conditions
Hot Dot Designs by Carolyne Brennan and Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery are business ventures operated by the artist, Carolyne Brennan.
Classes and workshops aim to bring students into a safe, respectful, creative comfort zone.
The venue is a place of business for Hot Dot Designs and Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery.
By enrolling and attending classes/workshops you agree NOT to use the venue or any class/workshop to advertise your own business or other commercial enterprise.
Original class/workshop content, concept, technique and design remain the property of Hot Dot Designs by Carolyne Brennan.
Intellectual property, owned by Hot Dot Designs by Carolyne Brennan, is offered in the class/workshop arena for private individual use.
Original techniques, original designs or concepts taught by Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery used for commercial purposes or commercial gain on behalf of the student or a third party without express written permission of the originating artist will result in student suspension from classes
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Note: Students that have a website or existing business which they employ to showcase their works for sale where those works incorporate designs/techniques/concepts obtained as a result of tuition with Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion must obtain all copyright terms and conditions from Hot Dot Designs prior to display of class/workshop projects in these forums.
Headings/Credit must be given to the originating artist on all works that have been completed in term/workshop classes with Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery or in which original Hot Dot Designs concept/techniques/designs are used as the basis for another design.
Students wishing to embark on a business venture utilizing designs/techniques/concepts obtained as a result of tuition with Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery must obtain all copyright terms and conditions from Hot Dot Designs prior to commencement of said venture.
Headings/Credit must be given to the originating artist on all works that have been completed in term/workshop classes with Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery or in which original Hot Dot Designs concept/techniques/designs are used as the basis for another design.
Any behaviour deemed to be in breach of the commercial rights of Hot Dot Designs will not be tolerated and will result in student suspension from classes.
Any student requiring further information regarding classes/workshops operated by Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion, including business/teaching strategies, or wishing to discuss a commercial enterprise or joint venture is to contact the originating artist on a private basis outside of assigned class/workshop schedules.


For Enrolled Term Students and workshop students (Past & Present)
Works completed in class are the property of the student however intellectual property and recognition for the design remain the property of the originating artist.
Original concepts by Carolyne Brennan of Hot Dot Designs
Original Designs by Carolyne Brennan of Hot Dot Designs
It is in the intention of Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery to provide tuition in technique and design through both eight week term classes (classes) and additional special interest workshops (workshops) which will allow the student to develop skills and create their own individual designs.
By enrolling and attending classes/workshops you agree to the following terms and conditions.
Each term consists of eight 2.5 hour classes (20 hours). Cost is POA per term, with a discount applying after the completion of 5 consecutive term periods
• Classes are offered on a weekly or fortnightly schedule, based on individual needs/learning outcomes and vacancy availability
• 7 days notice is required for cancellation of term classes for weekly class students
• 14 days notice is required for cancellation of term classes for fortnightly class students
• Term classes may be suspended (due to illness and/or extenuating circumstances) following discussion with Hot Dot Designs and provision of adequate notice
• If arrangements for absence at class are not made in advance and with adequate notice (seven days prior to class for weekly students, fourteen days prior to class for fortnightly students) the remainder of any classes due for the term period will be forfeit
• Should the student complete a term and suspend further study for a period then elect to return to classes all reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the returning student based on vacancy. NB: Fees will resume at the original rate of POA per term
Each workshop consists of one or two days of intensive study in a particular field of interest with all materials required for the creation of the workshop project included in the workshop fee (Refer website www.hotdotdesigns.com.au for workshop details)
• Term class fees and workshop fees are payable in full in advance unless agreed otherwise with Hot Dot Designs
• Term class fees are not transferable to workshops
• Workshop fees are not transferable to term classes
• Term class/workshops fees are not transferable between students
• Term class fees are non-refundable
• Workshop fees, in the case of cancellation by the student without adequate prior notice and where the vacancy cannot be filled prior to the workshop date, are non-refundable
• Current enrolled Term students receive 15% discount on all workshops offered by Hot Dot Designs
• Students that have suspended studies with Hot Dot Designs receive 10% discount on all workshops offered by Hot Dot Designs
All materials utilized by term/workshop students will be purchased on site via Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery
• Due to OH&S Regulations and insurance requirements closed toe shoes must be worn in the studio at all times
• Students attending class/workshop in open toe shoes or sandals will NOT be permitted entry to the studio - No exceptions

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