This site (bellanuda.com) collects certain information from visitors. The site is operated by photographer A K Nicholas. The site collects this information to complete transactions that you initiate or to provide you with information that you request.
If you make a purchase, your email address will be used as a login and to help recover access to your account. I will only share your personal information with third parties when required, such as to complete your order such as USPS or FedEx for shipment.
You will not be placed on a mailing list unless you opt in. You may opt out of all communications at any time by clicking this unsubscribe link or the unsubscribe or manage account link at the bottom of any message you receive.
Security is important to everyone. I protect your data the to same degree I protect my own data. I do not directly collect your financial information. You have your choice of PayPal, Amazon, or Stripe; large e-commerce companies, to send payment. At no time do I have your credit card number or other financial information.
For your convenience, I accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. You can also pay with your PayPal, Amazon, or Apple Pay account.
Pricing and Availability
In-stock books are generally shipped in 1-3 business days. Out-of-stock books can be backordered and are typically processed in 1-2 weeks.
Limited edition photographs are generally shipped in 7 business days. If there is anything unusual with your order you will promptly receive an email with the details. Ask me for shipping details when you place your order.
As an independant artist managing all facets of my business, I know prompt processing is important to you and strive to process your order swiftly. Please understand I am only one person. Photo trips and other circumstances can affect processing times. If I will be gone more than three business days, there will be a notice on the site. If there are unforeseen delays, I will keep customers informed.
Although I take measures to ensure that the web site reflects accurate product information and pricing, sometimes an error can appear on the site. I cannot be responsible for a mistyped price that would cause me to lose money. In case of such an error, I will either give you a full refund or process the order at my loss.
Particular impression numbers (e.g. 4/10) cannot be assured. The impression number shown is an example. Due to the possibility of near-simultaneous sales through multiple outlets, availability cannot be assured. If a limited edition photograph is sold out, any over-subscribed orders will be refunded in full.
Your artwork faces a number of challenges during shipment: potential moisture, crushing, and a long journey. My philosophy: pack well, ship once.
Limited edition photographs are sent via USPS priority mail, FedEx, DHL, or UPS. All are insured against damage and guaranteed to be replaced if not in pristine condition upon arrival. In the unlikely event of damage, photographs must be returned before replacement, contact me for instructions first. Photographs arrive domestically within 3 days of shipment. International delivery times depend on location. Photographs are wrapped in glassine or archival sleeving, double-packed in a round cardboard tube, encased in a triangular mailing tube, and packed with bubble packing. Photographs 40 inches/102 cm and larger will be protected by an outer PVC tube.
Books are shipped domestically via USPS and typically arrive in less than one week (48 United States) after shipment. Expedited US shipping delivers books in 2-3 days. International delivery times depend on location. Priority mail shipping upgrade is available on photobooks for most US destinations at no additional costs. This is helpful when an order is for a gift deadline such as a birthday or Christmas. Books are double-packed with cardboard and bubble wrap.
Undeliverable packages that are returned to me are subject to reshipping charges. Please contact me if you need more information on shipping, such as pre-payment of international tariffs and taxes.
Artwork and autographed photobooks ship from the United States. For international orders, you may have to pick up your shipment at the post office and pay import duties or taxes; these vary by country. For more convenient delivery, direct to you, please contact me either immediately before or after your order. I can research the taxes and duties and charge you for duty-pre-paid shipment via courier (FedEx, UPS, DHL.) Optionally, we can use your (FedEx/UPS/DHL) account for shipping, duties and tax. Photographs are accompanied by a customs "declaration of art", which may entitle you to duty-free and/or reduced VAT/tax under the harmonized tariff heading 9701, depending on your location. Books are not accompanied by any certificate or declaration of art.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Any artwork or book may be returned for a refund within 14 days. Exchanges may be made within a period of 30 days. Artwork must be in its original packaging and the same condition as it arrived. Contact me prior to making returns.
Environmental and Social Responsibility
I strive to constantly reduce the environmental impact of my operations and to operate in a socially responsible manner. I choose vendors for services, materials, and shipping who also reflect this commitment. In cases where options are less than satisfactory, I lobby industry to improve what they offer.
I do not charge sales tax on items purchased at BellaNuda.com that are delivered outside of South Carolina.
I'll treat you the way I would want to be treated.
I am generally available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern time (US, UTC -5) Monday through Friday via text, phone, and email. I will respond to emails as quickly as possible. Customer support page.