We protect your privacy:
We limit data access to those who need to know:
Within our organization, your personal data is accessible to only a limited number of employees with special access privileges. Although we may, from time to time, compile general demographic information based on your order, this information is shared within our organization only and has no identifiable personal data associated with it.
To enable you to place an order on our site, we need to have the following basic information about you: Your First Name, Your Last Name, and Your Address, City, Zip code, State, Country, Phone Number and Contact E-mail address.
Apart from this, our systems gather certain details about your computer’s internet connection like your IP address when you visit our site. Your IP address does not identify you personally. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to customize our site as per your interest, to calculate the number of visitors on our site and to know the geographic locations from where our visitors come.
We do not allow any unauthorized person or organization be it other members, visitors, and anyone not in our organization to use any information collected from you.
You can modify your personal details by accessing Edit Profile option anytime from our site.
Probably this is the most important question in your mind as to with whom do we share your information? The answer to this question is that we do not rent, sell, barter, or give away your information to anyone. To some extent, information has to be passed on to the courier companies, credit card processing companies, vendors, etc. to enable them to perform their functions related to your order fulfillment. Apart from this normal business requirement, information may also be needed to be shared with law authorities, for fraud detection, and for the safety of our site, employees, management, users, members and other affiliates associated with us.
The most important usage of the information collected from you is your email which is used to inform you that your order has been confirmed/executed. Your email is also used to inform you for your customer service related queries and for any newsletters sent. All other information collected is confidentially stored and will not be disclosed unless needed as per the requirement of the law authorities or in case of any disputes.
Return & Refund Policy:
An E-mail containing your package tracking information will be sent after shipment. You can also sign-in with your details and track status with your AWB number. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Cancellation of Order by User:
After placing an order, a customer can only cancel the order if the order state is showing as "pending" under Order History. Cancellations have to be made within (maximum) 6 Hours of placing an order. For canceling your order, you will either send us a mail or change the status in your Account section. If the products have been dispatched, then we would not be able to cancel the order. However, based on Refund policy, returns would be considered.
In case we receive a cancellation e-mail and till that time the order has already been "processed" by us, the order cannot be canceled. thecookgarden. has complete right to decide whether an order should be canceled or not. Also, the customer agrees not to dispute the decision made by thecookgarden.com and accept thecookgarden.com decision regarding the cancellation.
In case of Perishable Goods:
In case if a customer wants to cancel the order for perishable products, the cost of the products will have to be borne by them.
In case of Gift Certificate:
Gift Certificate will not be canceled, the user can demand for extension of expiry date within 5 days of purchase.
Cancellation of Order by Thecookgarden.com:
Thecookgarden.com reserves the right to refuse or cancel any order placed for a product that is listed at an incorrect price or for any other reason. This shall be regardless of whether the order has been confirmed and/or payment been received. The 100% payment shall be refunded and the User shall be informed of the same.
If a non-delivery or late delivery occurs due to a mistake by the User (i.e. wrong or incomplete name or address or recipient not available or any other related reason) any extra cost spent by thecookgarden.com for re-delivery shall be claimed from the User.
Replacement / Return Policy by Thecookgarden.com:
In 7 days except the following:
- Products perishable in nature
- Gift Certificates
- Items that have been used or opened
- An item not returned in the condition it was received.
- Any item received by us in a damaged condition.
- Items sourced or delivered outside India.
We take stringent measures to ensure that the items delivered to you are in perfect condition. However, there is a remote possibility that:
- the item may be damaged during transit
- or there might be a manufacturing defect
- or that a wrong item is delivered to you
In only such cases as given above, we will replace the item at no extra cost, provided that the request for replacement/return of the item is made within the stipulated time-frame as given below. No returns or replacements will be allowed after the order is processed, except for the reasons given above.
To get a replacement, email us your Order Number and the Reason for returning. Only after receiving our confirmation for the return, you are requested to send the item back to us. We will then arrange for the replacement of the item through our logistics partner. We shall not be responsible for any items sent to us for return/replacement without our confirmation.
Our Return Policy:
- Replacement request must be made within 7 days of purchase and must not be part of above list
- There are no extra shipping charges for the delivery of replacement items for the reasons mentioned above.
- In the case of a replacement, our logistics partners will attempt delivery of the items thrice. In case the delivery is not executed during all the three attempts, due to the recipient not available / premises locked, etc., the customer shall still be charged for the order.
- In the case of perishable items or custom-made non-perishable items, neither thecookgarden.com nor our enabling partners will be able to accept any returns or replacement of such items.
Refund Policy byThecookgarden.com:
Refunds would be made via the same mode as received and would be made within 7 days to your account. Please note that refunds are initiated from our side within 48 hours of confirmation of refund to you. However, if our payments are routed via our third-party partners, it would generally take 3-7 days to credit the amount to your account.
Cases of goods unavailability or service problem:
- If the item sent for replacement is not available, we will try to give you best possible alternatives, but at the end choice of customer will be final
- If the order is confirmed by us and order is not able to ship the product on time, then we give refunds to customer if customer demands
- 100% refund will be given if product is not available or vendor is not able to ship the products
- For couriered products, If the delivery address is outside the service area, then only 100% refund will be given
Shipping Returned Merchandise:
In most cases, we book the return pickup with our Courier partners. However, in cases where we do not book the return pickup for you, we recommend shipping returned merchandise via courier or insured parcel post for tracking purposes. Thecookgarden.com does not take any responsibility for reimbursement or compensation in the event that any returned packages are lost, stolen, or mishandled. We do not refund shipping or insurance costs.
Items Damaged in Shipping:
Products received in a damaged state can be returned, if informed within 24 hours of receipt of the products. Kindly note that we would require an image of the product to approve returns, to ensure that we track the reason for damage - if it is a courier issue or a packaging issue.
Food items once opened, would not be taken back.