We ship via USPS from Carlisle, PA. We do not ship over weekends and try to ship all orders within 48 hours. Some items are made-to-order, so delays may occur. We pack our orders very carefully, but due to the fragile nature of candy, some damage can occur in shipping beyond our control. Shipping during hot weather of perishable items are at the buyer's own risk.
Some items, such as soda, are only available for local pick up. If an item is designated as such, we will not ship it. Orders placed by 1:00 on order fulfillment days may be ready for pick up the same day. Orders placed after 1:00 should be ready the next delivery day. Please wait for an email notification that your order is ready before coming to the store for pick up.
We are unable to accept most returns due to COVID-19 and the perishability of our products. For gift items, please contact us directly to inquire if a return is possible. Damage that occurs in shipping is beyond our control and not our responsiblity. Insurance can be purchased for an additional charge--please request insurance at check out and expect an additional invoice to be sent.
We do our best to accurately describe and represent our products, but unexpected changes to packaging and products may occur. Sometimes, we can run out of an item or an item included in a gift box. We will substitute an appropriate item for gift box orders and refund money for stand-alone products that are out of stock if we do not have a close substitute in stock. Packaging changes can also occur.
We share equipment for all of our handmade sweets, so cross contamination can occur. Those with serious food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, and so on should double check with us before ordering or consuming our products. We are not responsible for allergens in commercial products. We advise you to check with manufacturers for up-to-date details on allergens.
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Georgie Lou's Retro Candy and our website; http://www.georgielousretrocandy.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order.
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You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:
Users may be asked to first complete the registration form to use this website. During registration, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you. We do not have any access to your financial information provided to our payment processors.
We do not share the information collected on this website with any third party except in the follow cases:
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Notification of Changes
Changes to this policy will appear in this portion of the website, and we may notify you via email of such changes.