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Golden Lion Tamarin photo (see below)

Photo by Luiz Marigo
Of Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia)
or "Mico-leão Dourado" in Brazil
Endemic to the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil
Status: endangered

Context:
The strikingly beautiful golden lion tamarin, endemic to Brazil, as all lion tamarins or "mico-leões" including the golden headed, black, black faced, was saved from extinction by internationally supported local conservation efforts. In the 1970s, the golden lion tamarim population plummeted to less than 200, due to habitat loss, but also illegal animal trade, placing it on the critically endangered list. Conservation efforts initiated by primatologist Adelmar F. Coimbra Filho in collaboration with the United States National Zoological Park / Smithsonian Institution, IBAMA (then, IBDF) and the Rio de Janeiro Primatology Centre led to the creation of the Poço das Antas Biological Reserve in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's first Biological Reserve. Today, they number 1,500, but remain on the endangered list. The Golden Lion Tamarin Association as well as the Ecological Research Institute continues conservation efforts focused on reforestation and metapopulation management critical to the species' survival.

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Artisanal Nature of Products

Many of our products are artisanal and handmade of natural materials, in many cases by different individuals within a group. Due to these materials and unique production processes, our products are subject to small variations in dimensions, form, coloring, pattern and texture between items. Furthermore, as many of these products are made from natural materials, they will reflect the organic imperfections and inconsistencies of these materials which we believe are part of the distinctive character and value of these objects.

Availability

Some of our products may not be available at the time of order due to limited production quantities and/or the timing of shipments and logistics matters. We may run out of stock in which case we may be able to arrange for a back-order. We may also offer items on a pre-order basis which we expect to have in stock in the near future. Partial or full payment may be required for back-orders or pre-orders. We also offer products on a special order basis (please see Special Order section of our site). Special orders must be paid in full at the time of purchase. All of these cases are subject to terms and conditions agreed to at the time of order.

Wholesale orders will be subject to special terms and conditions as agreed with the buyer.

We reserve the right to refuse service or cancel orders at our sole discretion.

Shipping

ECOSTASY.com utilizes FedEx Ground service to ship purchased merchandise unless another option is arranged with the customer. ECOSTASY.com will use its best efforts to ship all merchandise within the time periods stated on our site, or as otherwise indicated. Where possible, we accept international orders in which case the customer will be responsible for any and all applicable duties and customs.

Please notify ECOSTASY.com immediately if you receive an item that has been damaged in shipping, and we will advise you on how to proceed. Do not dispose of the damaged merchandise or package without our written authorization. Failure to comply with these conditions may void any damage-related claim.

Returns

Merchandise purchased from ECOSTASY.com may be returned for a refund or store credit. In both cases, a 15% restocking fee will apply. Returned items must be post-marked within 14 days of receipt of purchase and must be in their original, undamaged condition in original packaging.

All special orders are final and are neither cancelable nor returnable.

Shipping and handling charges are the sole responsibility of the customer and are not reimbursable. Please insure return packages for their full value and retain tracking information. ECOSTASY.com cannot assume responsibility for return packages that are not received.

Returns must be authorized in advance by phone or email and, upon receiving email confirmation of approval, should be mailed to the address provided at that time.

Prices

Prices are subject to change without notice. If an incorrect price is listed, ECOSTASY.com reserves the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

Taxes

ECOSTASY.com will withhold sales taxes for purchases shipped to any location within the state of New York at the prevailing sales tax rate. Users are responsible for all sales taxes and other taxes on merchandise shipped to other states.

User Requirements

You must be 18 years of age or older to place an order on ECOSTASY.com. If you are under 18, you may use ECOSTASY.com only with involvement of a parent or guardian.

Security

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive / credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above.

We NEVER store credit card numbers on our servers.

If you create an online account with ECOSTASY.com, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.

Copyright Information

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Links

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Cookies

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Privacy Policy

We collect information from you when you register on the site, place an order, respond to a communication or respond to another site feature. When ordering or registering, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other information. We also collect information about gift recipients. You provide this information so we can process and ship your order.

We are the sole owner of the information collected on ECOSTASY.com. The information is used entirely and only by us, except in cases where we use third-party agents to perform certain functions, such as credit card processing, delivering packages, fulfilling orders, or analyzing data. In those cases, we provide only the information necessary for the performance of those specific functions. These companies are not authorized to retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

We will not sell, share or rent this information to any other entity for any reason. We use the information you give us to personalize the service to individual needs, to service customer requests, to quickly process your transactions, to respond to customer queries and other communications and to improve our service generally.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users in advance by email and users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.

Changes to Terms and Conditions

ECOSTASY.com reserves the right to modify or change the terms of use of this site without notification.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless ECOSTASY.com, Ponte NYC LLC and its officers, directors, employees and suppliers (collectively, "ECOSTASY"), from any claim, demand, action or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made or incurred by any third party arising out of or related to your use of this site.

Warranty Disclaimer

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Discounts, offers or special promotions cannot be combined and must be used individually. We reserve sole discretion to discontinue any discount, offer or special promotion at any time without prior notice. Discounts, offers or special promotions do not apply to shipping costs.

Choice of Law

By visiting ECOSTASY.com you agree that the laws of the State of New York, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these terms of use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and ECOSTASY. Any disputes arising between you and ECOSTASY shall be settled and determined in New York, New York, in any court having jurisdiction thereof. By visiting ECOSTASY.com, you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of any of said courts for purposes of resolving such d isputes and waive any claims or defense of inconvenient forum or lack of personal jurisdiction.