Our Pledge to You
Oscars Originals will:
NOT sell, rent, or lease your personal information
NOT keep you on our mailing lists if you have requested to be removed
NOT share your information with any trading partners unless you have requested information, products, or services that can be best handled by another artist.
Oscars Originals will:
Oscars Originals is an Alaska Native Yup'ik owned business in rural Alaska. The images shown are samples. Every 3-D Original work is individually handcrafted using templates, sized, dressed and painted to the best original version. One Quality Art - Every Time!
We offer the finest quality art every time. We limit advertising, no annoying and constant Email campaigns. To provide the best service, we receive, collect and store any information that only you enter on our website, through your membership subscription or interactive connectivity. In addition, by subscription you offer our permission to collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. For purposes of our marketing services or merchant transactions we may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.
When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.
Terms and Conditions
This website is owned and operated by Oscars Originals to which these Terms and Conditions provide oversight to our services. We offer visitors limited quality hand carved paintings. By accessing and viewing this website for our services, you approve that you have read, understood, and agree to the Terms and Conditions described herein. In order to use our website and/or receive our services, you hereby justify and possess the legal age and authority, right and freedom to enter into these Terms as a binding agreement. You are not allowed to use this website and/or receive services if doing so is prohibited in your state, country or under any law or applicable regulations in the United States.
Shipping and Handling
Membership Benefits and Discounts
Use of Natural Parts
The security of your information is very important to us. Oscars Originals follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. We use state-of-the-art data encryption technology to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of your user information. Secure Socket Layers (SS encrypt the information sent between your computer and our database).
To be sure you're browsing secure pages, check your Web browser's status bar for the closed padlock icon. This icon appears to tell you that you are viewing a secure web page. Also, all browsers display an "s" after the "http" (https://www..) which indicates you're in a secure environment.
Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the state-of-the-art security applications. They store your data on secure encrypted servers behind firewalls.
Our electronic ordering system is certified by SSL Secure Connection and by PCI-DSS, internet leaders in security transactions. All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and our trusted service providers.
We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or money owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.
When buying an item, you agree that:
(i) you are responsible for reading the full item listing before making a commitment to buy it
(ii) you enter into a legally binding contract to purchase an item when you commit to buy an item and you complete the check-out payment process.
The prices we charge for using our services for our products are listed on the website. We reserve the right to change our prices for products displayed at any time, and to correct pricing errors that may inadvertently occur. The information on pricing and description will be shown on the payments page.
3. SHIPPING AND HANDLING
The shipping fee is added at checkout to cover shipping supplies, custom made packaging, priority mail and applicable insurance. Based on the United States Postal Service (USPS) fees in Bethel, Alaska; we only ship by Priority Mail anywhere in the United States. Our USPS location does not offer Express Mail.
Each artwork is inside a custom made recycled cardboard box, inside another box. A box-within-a-box protection with recycled cardboard and bubble wrap in between. The fragile stick-on signs are also reused. Priority Mail is inexpensive and reduces handling time during transit.
We can ship anywhere in the USA at your request for shipment to another address. Tracking numbers are provided to your Electronic Mail. If you wish, we can also notify by Messenger or mobile phone text. Currently we do not ship to Asia at this time. We only use Priority Mail shipping from and within Alaska and the contiguous USA.
4. RETURN POLICY
For any undamaged product, simply return it with its included accessories and packaging along with the original electronic receipt (or gift receipt) within 30 days of the date you receive the product, and we will exchange it or offer a refund based upon the original payment method.
When we receive a valid claim for a product purchased from us, we will either repair the relevant defect or replace the product. If we are unable to repair or replace the product within a reasonable time, the customer will be entitled to a full refund upon the prompt return of the product to us. We will pay for shipment of repaired or replaced products to customer and customer will be responsible for return shipment of the product to us.
Our Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Oscars Originals Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof without express written contract with the Oscars Originals having exclusive property rights and reproduction.
5. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS
Starting June 1, 2020, Automatic Discounts of 10% will be available to Members only. From time to time you will receive "promotional codes" that are greater than 10%. The 10% discount is always active but NOT while the higher discount "Promotional Code" is active. The higher discount offers will NOT be applicable to "One Of A Kind Commissions" and general orders that have been established, committed and in production.
You will enjoy the benefits of community features, deals, giveaways, special offers, special orders, one-of-a-kinds and new design offers.
You can also participate and leave comments to any of the stories posted on the website. You can always refrain from leaving comments and upon doing so, your profile remains hidden. Other comments will be visible to others, your profile name will be visible to site visitors, and posts or comments by other members.
6. ONE OF A KIND COMMISSIONS
Due to their originality, as never designed before, never seen before, never to be reproduced, the special "One of a Kind" orders do not qualify for discounts higher than 10%. The 10% is only applicable to the retail value at completion. One of a kind commissions do not qualify for higher discounts applied to other retail items in our art galleries.
Developing Your Theme: You will be contacted for an interview just to hear your story or imagination to pick out "keyword themes," i.e. fish camp, fish net, family, summer, boating, fish, trees, birds and etc. Draft illustrations with options for your approval will be provided to determine the price range being offered by you. All characters shown on Oscars Originals are based on templates developed by us. Your design will incorporate these templates and cost ready to achieve a flowing format of characters that best illustrates your theme.
Production: Once you approve the draft choice, production begins and progress reports with photos will be provided. These one of a kind orders require more quality time, designing, sizing, flow format, color coordination and the overall impression of its originality.
Time and Cost: The cost is based on time, frame size, complexity of your design, large custom made frames may include lumber, canvas overlay on a plywood backboard to secure masks and figurines, supplies, the number of characters, their complexity, natural materials and the number of carvings determines the cost. Additional figurines around each mask are based on our unique style.
Mixed Media: Traditional and contemporary materials are intermixed to achieve the best impression. They may include more or less of the following natural materials such as driftwood, dentalium seashells, seal or walrus whiskers, empty crab shell, porcupine quills, clam shells, beads, sand, driftwood, goose /ptarmigan /guinea hen or turkey feathers. Paint may include, acrylic, watercolor, ink, natural iron red and copper blue traditionally used for masks and hunting implements. Natural colors are mixed with acrylic as a binding agent to enhance pigmentation and its durability.
7. USE OF NATURAL PARTS
We thank our creator Ellam Yua, for these animals, fish and birds for giving themselves. We show respect by using their parts like our ancestors in our modern day subsistence living.
All natural parts from living animals are acquired through legal subsistence food gathering and hunting by Alaskan Natives. We comply with the following regulations:
Other than all migratory "found" feathers from coastal waters of the Bering Sea and the Yukon and Kuskokwim delta lands or obtained through the subsistence seasonal harvest times, the feathers from Eagles, Ravens and Snowy Owl feathers are never used due to their protective status.
You agree to indemnify and hold Oscars Originals harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against them by any third party due to, or arising out of, or in connection with your purchase(s), use of the website or any of the services offered to you from Oscars Originals.
We may temporarily suspend your access to the service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination the respect and honor of the community and the provision of these Terms or any applicable law or regulations are violated. You may discontinue use and request to cancel your account and/or any services at any time.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Oscars Originals, be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, the service.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Oscars Originals its sole proprietor assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of our service; and (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein.
We reserve the right to modify these terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Therefore, you should review these page periodically. When we change the Terms in a material manner, we will notify you that material changes have been made to the Terms. Your continued use of the Website or our service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future version of the Terms, do not use or access (or continue to access) the website or the service.
You agree to receive from time to time promotional messages and materials from us, by mail, email or any other contact form you may provide us with (including your phone number for calls or text messages). If you don't want to receive such promotional materials or notices – please notify us at any time.
These Terms, the rights and remedies provided hereunder, any and all claims and disputes related hereto and/or to the services, shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in all respects solely and exclusively in accordance with the internal substantive laws as Licensee to operate a business under the State of Alaska, without respect to its conflict of laws and principles. Any and all such claims and disputes shall be brought in, and you hereby consent to them being decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the State of Alaska. The application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded.
11. CUSTOMER SERVICE
We work to provide the best quality on every work as if we are making a very special gift to one of our loved ones with a "Wow" factor. If you don’t want us to process your membership, you have the option to opt-out per the E-mail you received from us. You can also Email: or send us regular mail to: Oscars Originals, PO Box 2420, Bethel, AK 99559.
We offer the finest hand crafted native and contemporary mixed media Yup'ik Fine Art.
Original Quality Art Every Time!