What is your return policy?

Returns

You may return most new, unused, unassembled items for a refund, less a 10% restocking fee and shipping. The item must be returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of purchase.  If you decide you do not like the item, or it needs to be sent back due to any reason outside of manufacturing defects, we cannot refund shipping charges or pay for the return shipping.  If you used a discount coupon for the purchase, that amount will be deducted from the refund.  All purchases made with a Free Shipping offer will be refunded as stated above minus the actual shipping costs to you.  Custom/Special orders are not returnable nor refundable.

 

You should expect to receive your refund within four (4) weeks of giving your package to the return shipper. However, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to inspect and process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

What is your privacy policy/terms & conditions?

Privacy Policy
This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To quickly process your transactions.
• To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
• Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
• Keep track of advertisements.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It won’t affect the users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

However, you can still place orders .

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links

We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
• Demographics and Interests Reporting

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
• On our Privacy Policy Page
Users are able to change their personal information:
• By logging in to their account

How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
• Within 7 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Trafco LLC collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the GardenInMinutes.com website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Trafco LLC.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the siteplace an orderfill out a form and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information,

Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously.

We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Trafco LLC collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
    Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To improve our Site
    We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To process transactions
    We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature
    To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails

    The email address Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website\’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Trafco LLC has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page,. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
Trafco LLC

GardenInMinutes.com

info@gardeninminutes.com

Do you ship to AFO/APO or PO Boxes?

Unfortunately our carrier UPS does not ship to APO/AFO/PO Box addresses”

Do you ship to Canada?

Unfortunately we don’t have the ability to ship to Canada, yet. But we do accept Canadian payments! You can place an order with Canadian payment, but would need to list a US shipping destination for delivery.

Where do you ship?

We ship to the contiguous 48 states in the U.S.!

Can you connect The Garden Grid™ to a rain barrel?

The Garden Grid™ watering system requires a minimum of 10psi to operate to it’s full ability. If your rain barrel is elevated enough (approx. 25 ft), you should be fine. If not, a pump is recommended.

How much soil do the raised garden beds/kits take to fill?

For every 4×4 area you will need approximately 12 cubic feet of soil. You can look on our shop page to see how much each Garden Bed will need.

Can I expand my Garden In Minutes Raised Garden Bed to make it larger?

Yes! Our Raised Garden Beds are all expandable by using our Expansion Kits! You can expand your raised garden to any shape or size! View our expansion kit.

What can you plant in Raised Garden Beds?

You can grow vegetables, herbs and flowers in our Raised Garden beds. Tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, green beans, corn, peppers, basil… The list goes on and on!

Do you need a garden hose for each Garden Grid™?

You can run multiple Garden Grids™ from a single garden hose by using our 2-way water flow valves and short connector hoses.

What is The Garden Grid™ made of?

All of our Garden-Grid™ Watering Systems are primarily made of LLDPE (Linear Low Density Polyethylene) FDA approved tubing (commonly used in water purification systems) and ABS plastic fittings. Our Garden Grid™ Watering Systems are designed to withstand a wide range of temperatures and are UV resistant.

How long does it take to assemble a Garden In Minutes Raised Garden

Our Raised Garden Beds assemble in just a few minutes, and do not require any tools! And they’re expandable!

Can The Garden Grid™ be used in my existing raised garden beds?

The Garden Grid™ can be used in raised garden beds or at ground level. Please refer to the dimensions of the Garden Grids™ on our shop page to see if they will fit in your raised garden bed!

Are payments secure?

Transaction security and buyer confidence is of an utmost importance to us.

All sensitive and private data exchanged between our site (GardenInMinutes.com) and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

 

How fast is your shipping?

We generally process all orders within 3-5 business days, sometimes sooner. We have partnered with UPS for secure and timely delivery of all orders.  We utilize UPS Ground shipping which typically delivers most packages within 2-7 business days, after processing, depending upon your location.

Also, for added convenience you will receive an email with a UPS tracking number so you can see how close your order is!

What are the characteristics of Cedar wood in your Raised Garden Beds?

Characteristics of Cedar:

Cedar is a beautiful, strong, and character filled wood! Its durability and longevity make it ideal for raised bed gardening.  Our Cedar Raised Bed boards are generally 1-3/4″ x 8″,  but can range in size from 1-5/8″-1-3/4″ in thickness and from 7-5/8″- 8″ in height. To assure a high level of quality, we handpick and cut all of our Cedar Raised Garden Bed boards, so we know that everything fits together perfectly and will last many seasons to come!

 

  • Cedar varies in color from brown tones, to red, to nearly white, sometimes within the same board.  Like all of us, as Cedar ages it will become light gray in color. Very distinctive!

  • We use “Rough Sawn Cedar” which has a naturally splintery surface (so make sure you wear your gloves!) and will have some knots in various areas of the board which we feel adds beauty and character to our Raised Garden Beds.

   

  • Cedar  will “check” – it looks like splitting – but it is only a crack from drying and doesn’t go through the whole board.

Most wood, cedar included,  is subject to a natural process called “checking”. As wood releases moisture, checking can occur across or through its annual growth rings. This normal result of wood seasoning occurs only on the surface of the wood, and does not affect the wood’s structural performance or integrity. Checking can range from very slight slivers, to cracks running the full length of the board to the heart of the wood. Checking is completely normal and in no way affects the integrity of the wood or the strength. In fact, these characteristics really add to the natural beauty of gardening with real wood!