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Copyright and Trademark Notice
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Unless otherwise specified, all materials appearing on this site, including the text, site design, logos, graphics, icons, and images, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof, are the sole property of Rosaries by Speziale Copyright © 2003, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  You may use the content of this site only for the purpose of shopping here or placing an order and for no other purpose. No materials from this site may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means without our prior written permission. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this site may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.
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HELP! What to do when your computer “freezes” while trying to pay for your order
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The most common reason for computers “freezing” or “timing out” during the payment process is a full cache. Credit card processing systems are normally designed to “time out” after a few minutes of inactivity for security reasons. But if you are finding that your system is timing out sooner, then clearing your cache will most likely fix the problem. “Time outs” can also be caused by older processors too small to handle the load (i.e. really old computers that may not be able to handle today’s technology) or even something as simple as internet congestion, but these are less common.
 

Either way, we have a couple options to try.
 

1. Clear Your Cache: If you feel comfortable, you can clear your cache history and try to process the payment again. If you have an account, the store will remember where you left off (even if you close the window), so all you have to do is go back to your shopping cart and retry the process once your cache is cleared.
 

2.  Request Invoice: If you are uncomfortable with cache clearing, you can choose the “request invoice” option and complete the order without paying. Once I receive the order I will send over a credit card payment request that will allow you to complete the process directly without the worries of a full cache.
 

3.  Email Your Order: If this all seems too overwhelming, you can just email your order directly to me at spezialeinfo-service@yahoo.com. When choosing this option please remember to include your name, address, and phone number so that I can create a manual invoice for you. Once that is done, I can then send over a credit card payment request for the payment part (just like above).
 

 

Here are a couple of links to help you learn how to clear your cache. You can also check the help and support section on your PC for more information. :)
 
Ask Leo: What is a browser cache? How do I clear it? This link shows how to clear Internet Explorer and FireFox
 
UITS: How to clear browser history. This link shows how to clear Internet Explorer, FireFox (Windows & Mac), Chrome, Safari, Moblie Safari and Android.
 
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Help! Browser Basics
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What does CACHE mean?

 

In the simplest terms, a cache is a file on your hard drive where your internet history is stored. In the interest of saving time, browsers are designed to automatically save information from the web pages you visit just in case you might need them again in the future. This saves time by allowing those pages to load much faster. Here is a perfect example...notice how quickly your WebPages load when you use the back or forward buttons on your browser? This is because the information is already stored in your cache.

 
Now.... if your cache gets too full, it can also significantly slow down your browser’s loading and closing times which can cause certain programs or WebPages (i.e. PayPal and other secure sites) to “time out. “Clearing your cache” means you basically empty out your cache file which gives you more available disk space. Actually, many people regularly delete, or clear, their cache, cookies, and browsing history purely for security and privacy reasons.
 
What is a COOKIE?

A cookie is also a file that gets stored on your computer. Websites can request (through coding) that your browser create a “cookie” which is how your browser remembers things like user names and passwords (to sites you regularly visit), as well as shopping cart info and other info you add when filing out forms and such. Normally, your browser will automatically delete these files after a certain amount of time, but if you have a bunch of them stored on your hard drive they can also slow your system down a bit.
 

What is BROWSER HISTORY?


Your browser history is where your surfing history is stored. It gives you an easy way to go back and find WebPages you’ve visited before. Windows organizes these files by date (i.e. today, yesterday, Monday, Tuesday, this month, last month, etc.) To find them In Windows XP, just click on the “Favorites” button (the one with the little gold star next to it) on your favorites tool bar. That will bring up your favorites list along with 2 other tabs: one for “Feeds” and the other for “History”. These files also usually delete after a certain amount of time, but like I said before, some folks opt to clear their history regularly for privacy reasons, especially if sharing a computer or using a public one (i.e. at the library or coffee shop).
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Links
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This site contains links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties.  I have received written authorization from each party for use of their link on my site.  Please keep in mind, that although I try to only add the most reputable companies to my links page, Rosaries by Speziale is not responsible for the operation of, or content located on or through, any other website.  When leaving Rosaries by Speziale via one of my links, please check that company's copyright and trademark policies to avoid any violations.  

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Order Acceptance Policy
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Your receipt of an electronic order confirmation does not guarantee acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. Sometimes, a receipt will be sent even though payment has not yet been completed.  Rosaries by Speziale reserves the right, at any time after receipt of your order, to accept or decline it for any reason.  In some very rare cases, it may be necessary to supply less than the quantity ordered of certain items.  If this happens, I will send an email to confirm the situation or issue.  Don't worry, I'll never leave you hanging.  If you are ever unsure as to whether or not your order went through, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I'm here to help!

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Other Conditions
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These Conditions will supersede any terms and/or conditions you include with any purchase order, regardless of whether Rosaries by Speziale signs them or not. We reserve the right to make changes to this site and these Conditions at any time.
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Payment Policy
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I accept PayPal, all major credit cards, cash, and money orders.  The past issue regarding American Express should now be fixed, but if you have a problem completing your transaction with Amex, please let me know so I can check into it for you.  In those situations, we can always create a manual invoice for the payment part.

Full payment is due within 10 DAYS OF PURCHASE.  Buyers in the state of Colorado will be charged up to 8.35% sales tax (depending upon where you live).  Buyers in all other states may be liable for sales/use taxes
 
**Please contact your local city/county/state government for more information on how to pay those taxes.**
 
Credit Cards/PayPal: There is no surcharge for using your credit card or PayPal account to make purchases. Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number (i.e. the address and phone number your credit card bank has on file for you). Incorrect information could cause a delay in processing your order.
 
Request PayPal Invoice:  This option is for those who want to combine multiple orders, are having computer issues, or just don't feel themselves computer savvy.  The invoice will still allow credit card, PayPal, or e-check payments by providing a direct email link all without having to deal with things like multiple shipping charges, computer incompatibility or a full computer cache slowing things down. :) 
 
Cash/Money Orders: I also accept cash and money orders (in U.S. Dollars only). I'm sorry, but personal checks are no longer accepted due to the high percentage of bounced checks. When sending either cash or a money order, it is very important to insure the package. Rosaries by Speziale can not be held responsible if a payment gets lost in the mail.
 
Please send money order payments to:
Rosaries by Speziale
5644 W. 118th Place
Westminster, CO 80020
 
I will notify you as soon as your payment arrives. Depending upon the time, your order may be processed and shipped that same day.

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Privacy
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We hate spam E-mail too!! So we only gather information we need to serve you better and will not, without your consent sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement except in cases where in good faith we believe that the law requires us to do so, it is necessary to protect Rosaries by Speziale's rights and/or property, or if circumstances necessitate acting to protect the personal safety of staff or of the public.

Keeping your personal information private and secure is one of my main priorities. When making a purchase from Speziale, you provide your name, email, credit card information, address, phone number, and a password (if you choose to create an account). This information will be used to process orders, keep you updated on order status, as well as personalize your shopping experience.

Our secure servers protect your information using advanced encryption techniques and firewall technology. "Cookies" are used to help keep track of your current shopping session so that you may retrieve your shopping cart in the future.

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Returns
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Your satisfaction is guaranteed!! If you are not happy with your online purchase you may return it within 30 days of payment for a Full Refund!! The only exceptions are custom rosaries (since those are handmade according to your specifications) and special order rosary parts. All return shipping and insurance charges will be the responsibility of the customer.
 
Remember: If you are uncomfortable with computers, I would be happy to create your order for you. Just email me your order (to spezialeinfo-service@yahoo.com) and I will create your invoice and send a confirmation E-mail back to you with shipping and payment details.
 
Freebies:  I often have people asking for freebies. Things like, pouches, discounts on rosaries, booklets, free shipping, or even free shipping supplies. I try my best to keep my prices as low as possible which means my profit margin is much lower than other seller’s.  I will always do my best to keep my prices low, but just keep in mind when purchasing the more expensive sterling, stone, or Swarovski crystal rosaries, you are getting a better price from me than you will from many other sellers. The 20g wire and 18g chain used on my more expensive items are much thicker than what you will find elsewhere. The reason I bring this up is because it makes me feel horribly guilty when people want something for free and I can’t afford to give it.  Most other sellers take their cost for supplies, double it and then add cost of time on to that in order to come up with their prices. That’s something I’ve never done because for those choosing Swarovski, sterling, and stone the cost for the finished item would almost double.
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Rosaries & The 2008 CPSIA Lead Law
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Rosaries for Children and the CPSIA:  In the Catholic faith it is not uncommon to give a new rosary as a gift for important events like Baptism, Communion, or when a child is sick.  But, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (enacted by Congress as a solution to Chinese manufactured items containing toxic levels of lead and/or phthalates) has greatly restricted our ability to continue that tradition.  

What does this mean to you?  According to the government source I spoke with, the fear is that a child under the age of 13 will swallow the rosary (or parts of it) and become sick.  The CPSIA law now requires small businesses like mine to pay for expensive and destructive 3rd party testing, certification, and permanent labeling for all items intended for children under the age of 13Even if we provide documentation from the manufacturers proving the safety of all rosary components, we still must have every children's rosary tested and engraved to prove "the combination of products doesn't push lead and/or phthalates above the acceptable level".  This new cost would be well over $150.00 per item making purchasing an affordable child's rosary much more difficult than in the past.  Unfortunately due to the high cost of complying with this new legislation and the huge price increases that would result, I'm sorry to say my rosaries, supplies, charms, and pins are no longer recommended for children under the age of 13. 

The good news is you now have another option.  Introducing The Rosaries by Speziale Family RosaryThis fully customizable "Family Rosary" is meant to be used by the child’s family until he/she reaches the legal age.  Parents, God Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and anyone else who wishes to, are meant to use this rosary to pray for the health, well being, and future of their very special loved one. Then, once the child is of age, he/she will receive their special rosary with all the good intentions and family prayer mojo passed right along with it!  Like most of my rosaries, these can be customized in many ways by mixing bead colors, adding charms and medals, and choosing the center and crucifix combination that best fits your growing child's personality.    

 If you would like more information regarding CPSIA lead law, visit the official CPSIA web site.  If you would like to request prayer beads and religious articles be exempted from the list of banned items or if you would like to voice your opinion, please contact your local state Senator or Congressman.

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Shipping Policy
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Orders usually ship within 12-24 hours via the US Postal Service.  Other options are available on request, but the USPS is usually the least expensive option.  
 
U.S. 1st Class Shipping is a FLAT $3.50 if all items are paid for WITH 1 PAYMENT.  The flat fee doesn’t apply for those who pay with multiple payments (since I get clobbered by additional credit card fees).  1st Class shipping usually takes 3-7 days.  Other options like Priority shipping (not guaranteed and takes 2-3 days), or Priority Express (guaranteed 2 day) are also available.  I ship Monday through Friday and some Saturdays (depending on whether I have enough time to process the payment before the post office closes).  Free upgrade to Priority for all orders over 1 lb.  All USPS shipments also include delivery confirmation.
 

Shipping Insurance is optional and costs $2.20 for totals under $50.00, $2.75 for totals up to $100.00,  $3.50 up to $200.00 and $5.80 for totals up to $300.00.  Insurance is strongly recommended: I'm sorry, but I can not be held responsible for any loss or damage to your package, or its contents, incurred during the shipping process.  Please keep in mind that once your package leaves my hands, I no longer have control over its safety, which is why I highly recommend shipping insurance to all of my customers.

 
Canadian Shipping is a FLAT $11.00 when all items are paid for with 1 payment, but other shipping options may be available depending on where you live.  Please keep in mind that basic first class international shipping is, unfortunately, not guaranteed through the US Postal Service because it does not include tracking or insurance.  We can add a certificate of mailing for $1.30 as proof of shipping, but that's about it for now.  If you are interested in other shipping options, tracking, or insurance, please contact me directly for details.  Without some sort of tracking or insurance I am unable to guarantee delivery of your order once the package leaves my hands.  I’m also unable to give an accurate estimate of delivery time or import taxes for Canada because of customs.  If a package gets held up in customs, I can’t say how long it might be there.  It really depends on the Canadian government at that point.  I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
In situations where we receive 2 different “ship to” addresses, your items will be sent to the shipping address on your credit card account. If your package is returned to sender due to a wrong address, you will be responsible for the cost to re-ship your items.  Please be advised it can take MONTHS for the post office to return an undeliverable package. Please be sure to check and make sure your shipping address is CORRECT when placing your order.
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