Terms & Conditions of Sale

Policies: Terms & Conditions of Sale

We reserve the right to revise these policies.

Most of the answers to your questions can be found below or on the HELP page.

Important: Once the order is placed, we can't add items to the order, so please double check your order.

All sales are final and we do not accept returns.

We are an internet based company, not a mail order company, and communication is solely by email. So, if you have to question contact us, at mail@reimerseeds.com or use our online live Chat service

When you shop at this website, you agree to the Terms & Conditions of Sale as stated hereto, so please read them carefully.

For security reasons, we do not accept telephone orders. You must place your order using our secure website. We accept Credit Cards, PayPal, eChecks, Checks, Money Orders, and Western Union payments.

IMPORTANT: All credit card information is verified for accuracy, and if any of the information does not match what is on record with the credit card company (especially the billing street address), the transaction will be declined. So please double check the information.

We only sell only to those who speak and understand the English language!

If you want your order filled quickly, add EXPEDITED SERVICE to your order, otherwise your order will be filled in the order it was received.

Once the order is shipped, the order can't be cancelled, so please review your order before you complete the order.

We never send substitutions!

Valid Email Address and Junk Mail Adjustments
All customers must create an account with us to place an order. All email addresses are verified by the Automated Email Verification System. If the email address can't be verified, the system will not allow you to continue to create a new account. A valid email is required so we can email you the Order Confirmation and Tracking Information.

Please adjust your email preferences to accept emails from mail@reimerseeds.com

We do not respond to any email request for us to click a link to add our email to your email service, so please adjust your email preference now. Also, If we receive an email notification that your email is invalid or that are not accepting emails, your order will be cancelled and payment will be refunded.

Tracking Your Order
When you place an order through our secure website you will receive an email confirmation that your order was successfully placed. You will also receive an email when your order is shipped with a tracking number.

To check the status of your order, login to your account and click Review Order History. When you click the Tracking Number, the system will show you tracking Information from the US Post Office website.

International Orders: Tracking information is available to some countries, but not all countries. International customers should contact their local Post Office and Customs Office for inquiries about their order.

Shipping Address Verification
All addresses are verified by the Automated Address Verification system. If the shipping address can't be verified through the Automated Address Verification system, the order will not be processed! If the system can't verify your address, please contact your local Post Office to get the addresses that is in the Postal database.

Credit Card Requirements
The credit card information is verified by the Automated Fraud Detection system. If the billing street address and zip code, or any of the credit card information does not match exactly what your credit card company has on file, the charges will be declined.

You must provide the exact billing street address that appears on your credit card statement or the transaction will be declined.

If any of the information is enter incorrectly, or left blank, the transaction will be declined.

When a credit card is declined, it will appear on your credit card statement as an attempted credit card transaction, but this does not mean it is a charge. It is just a record that the credit card charge was authorized, but the attempted charge that was declined because something did not match what was on file with your credit card. The declined credit charge authorization transaction will drop off your statement in about 3 to 5 business days depending on your credit card company's policies.

International Orders
International Customers bear all risk in ordering from us and should check with their local Post Office and their Customs Office to see if there are any restrictions or requirements for seeds entering their country. If the US Custom Office or the Foreign Custom Office removes a restricted item, the customer bears all risk and is not entitled to a refund for the items removed from the order. The customer is responsible to check with their Customs Office to see if any variety is restricted! Most countries do not require a Phytosanitary Certificate when you place an order for small packs of seeds. Some countries may require a Phytosanitary Certificate for bulk seeds. If you are not sure of your country's requirements, please contact your country's Customs Office before ordering.

For Australia, a Phytosanitary Certificate is not required on orders where the seeds are less than 100 grams. Australia has a restriction and no longer allows tomatoes and corn to be shipped into their country.

All orders shipped to India require an Import Permit and the customer must request an Import Permit from the Indian Government and send it to us.

If your country requires a Phytosanitary Certificate, please add the Phytosanitary Certificate Fee to your order.

International customers should consider adding Insurance Protection to their orders, as we are not responsible for lost shipments!

If a package is returned to us for any reason, the customer will be responsible for the shipping fees charged. If we have to ship the order a second time, because the customer provided an invalid address, or the order required a Phytosanitary Certificate, the customer will be required to pay additional shipping fees. On some items, such as Seed Starting Potting Mix, there may be additional shipping fees because of the weight of the shipment. You will be notified before the order is shipped if there are additional shipping fees on these types of items.

International Orders to Italy
There is a high percentage of orders being returned by the Italy's Post Offices. Many packages are returned to us from Italy because there are restrictions on the products you ordered. We strongly recommend that you have your order shipped to a friend or family member in another EU country and then forwarded to you. If Post Office returns the shipment to us, the customer is not entitled to a refund for shipping fees, Insurance fees, or Expedited Service fees. We are not responsible for lost shipments to Italy!

Out of Stock Policy
We don’t substitute if an item is out of stock! At times, an item you ordered may be out of stock. This seldom occurs and is usually a result of an inventory adjustment. If we find out that an item is out of stock, we will either issue you an immediate refund, or backorder the item if the item is due to arrive shortly from our seed supplier. The backorder will be shipped as soon as it becomes available. There will be no additional shipping fee when a backorder is shipped. All backorders will be shipped via First Class Mail. If you receive the shipment and can't wait for the backorder, just notify us by email and we will delete the item from the order and issue a refund for the item! Once the backorder has been shipped, the backordered item can't be cancelled or returned. If an item is not available (Out of Stock), it will say so on the product page. You can click the button to be notified when the item is back in stock. Please do not email us about when the item will be back in stock. Just click the "Notify Me When This Item is in Stock" button, and you will be automatically notified via email when the item is back in stock and available for purchase.

Planting Instructions
The planting instructions can be found on our website by clicking the Planting Instruction button on the product page. The planting instructions are too detailed to include on the seed packet. Please read and follow the instructions carefully. The Money Back Guarantee Warranty is only valid if you follow the planting instructions on our website.

Money Back Guarantee
We guarantee that our seeds will grow!

If the seeds do not germinate, you get your money back!**

You must notify us know within 120 days of purchase if you experience any germination problems. We will test the seeds and see if we can find a problem with the seeds. In most situations, the problem with germination is a result of the temperature being too low, the soil being too moist, or using the improper seed starting mix.

The only requirements on the Money Back Guarantee, is that you must follow the Planting Instructions and the Hot Pepper Growing Tips on our website. You must also answer the questionnaire that we will email you, so we can evaluate the problem and let you know what may have caused the problem.

Insurance Protection
We ship all orders via the US Post Office. The optional Insurance Protection protects you from a lost or damaged shipment. Insurance Protection is recommended as seller's liability ceases upon release of goods to Post Office. We are not responsible for lost or damaged shipments. Protect yourself by adding the Insurance Protection to the order. You must contact us and file a lost shipment claim within 30 days of the order being shipped, no exceptions! International customers must notify us within 30 days of the order being shipped that the order has not been received, but we have to wait 60 days to allow time in case the package was returned by the Post Office or Customs Office. International customers should contact their Post Office and Customs Office before contacting us about the status of the order, as they may be holding the order for your signature. You must notify us within 7 days of receiving the shipment of any missing items from the order!

Shipping and Handling Fees
The shipping and handling fees are determined by the following factors: the shipping address, the shipping method, and the dollar amount of the order. The shipping and handling fees do not just include postage, but includes the cost of packaging, labels, etc., and the cost to fill the order. By completing the order, you accept the shipping and handling fees.

Estimated Time to Leave Our Warehouse

The busiest time of the year is between January and June, so consider selecting Expedited Service if you want your order filled quickly. Also consider selecting Priority Mail or Express Mail during checkout. Again this year we are experiencing an extremely high number of orders, and assume that many are growing gardens this year because of the recession. You can expect a week delay in processing your order, because of the high number of orders, so please consider adding Expedited Service to your order.

Orders are filled in the order they are received, except for Expedited Orders which are filled first. The delivery time depends on the method of shipment you selected during checkout.

The estimated time to leave our warehouse is:

Expedited Orders take at average of 1-2 business days to leave our warehouse. Expedited Orders placed on a Friday will be processed the following Monday.

Non-Expedited Orders take an average of 3-10 business days (not including Saturdays and Sundays) to leave our warehouse, but it can be a week longer because of the high number of orders this season.

Estimated Delivery Time via USPS - the US Post Office.

Your order will be shipped by the US Post Office only. We do not use UPS or FEDEX. If you have a PO Box, please enter the PO Box address on line 1 of the street address. Do not include a PO Box address and a street address on the street address fields, just include one or the other! Do not repeat the same street address more than one time either on line 2 and line 3 of the street address fields - just leave lines 2 and 3 blank.

US Post Office Holidays (Post Office closed on the Federal Holidays)

Friday, January 1 - New Year's Day Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday Monday, February 15 - Washington's Birthday (President's Day) Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Monday, July 5 - Independence Day Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Monday, October 11 - Columbus Day Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Saturday, December 25 - Christmas Day Saturday, January 1, 2011 - New Year's Day

The estimated delivery time after leaving the warehouse is:

US Orders

First Class Parcels - 3 to 7 business days (Tracking Available)

Priority Mail - 2 to 3 business days (Tracking Available)

Express Mail - 1 business day (2 day deliver for some locations) (Tracking Available)

International Orders

First Class Parcels - 7 to 21 days business days (No Tracking)

Priority Mail - 5 to 10 days business days (No Tracking)

Express Mail - 3 to 5 days business days (Tracking Available)

The total delivery time is based on when the order leaves our warehouse and the shipping method you selected during checkout. International Orders can take longer than 21 days, if the Customs Office in that country decides to inspect the package.

PayPal Payment Requirements
If you selected PayPal as the payment process, you must complete the PayPal payment within 24 hours. The order will be cancelled if we do not receive payment within 24 hours.

Payment by Check or Money Order
We accept payment by check or money order, but you must place the order using the secure website. Select payment by check, or payment by money order during checkout. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The check or money order must be in US funds and drawn from a US bank. Checks or money orders will be destoyed and not be returned, if it is not in US funds, if it is not drawn from a US bank, or if it was sent without being placed using our secure website. Please write the Order Number on the check or money order and mail it to Reimer Seeds, PO Box 206, Saint Leonard, MD 20685-0206.

Shipping Address
Please provide the address where you receive your mail from the Post Office.

Return Policy
All sales are final and we do not accept returns for any reason.

Warranty Policy
Reimer Seeds, Inc. warrants to the extent of the purchase price, and that the seeds sold are as described on the pack, within recognized tolerances. We give no other or further warranty, expressed or implied.

Important Notice About Growing Hot Peppers
Many hot pepper varieties come from dry desert regions and others come from the tropical regions. Please follow the Planting Instructions on our website. You may have success growing some varieties using other growing method, but may experience germination problems with other varieties, so it is important to use our Planting Instructions and Tips on Growing Hot Peppers. Our Planting Instructions are based on years of research and works well for most varieties.

Watermelon Release - Important Notice
Watermelon growers hereby release and hold harmless Reimer Seeds Inc to any damages resulting from Bacterial Fruit Blotch. In any case, buyer's sole and exclusive remedy shall be limited to the purchase price of the seeds. Bacterial Fruit Blotch of Watermelons is a bacterial disease which has resulted in severe economical losses to watermelon growers. Early detection can help limit loses. Bacterial Fruit Bacteria was not detected in a 10,000 seed sample of this lot. This does not guarantee that this lot is free of the seed borne organism. Do not plant these seeds without reading a copy of this notice.

Secure Ordering
When you place an order through our secure ordering system, your credit card information is secure. When the lock at the bottom of your browser is closed, this indicates that the site is a secure site. You must have your browser's SSL turned on. All order transactions are processed through a secure server. The Credit Card Verification System we use prevents fraudulent use of your credit card.

Your Privacy Assured
We will not share any personal information you provided us. We do not make your information available to any outside source.

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Disclaimer Policy
We reserve the right to change pricing and quantity per pack. We also reserve the right to cancel any order, and refuse shipment, for any reason. Your order may be cancelled if the shipping address, telephone number, email address, and/or credit card payment can't be verified, validated, or was entered incorrectly.


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