Terms of Service



The following Terms and Conditions and any other rules posted on our Site (collectively the “T&C”) constitute an agreement between Akamae LLC (“Akamae”, “we”, “our”, “us”) and you, the visitor, governing your access and use of all content and functionalities available at the Akamae website, related micro-sites accessed through the URL www.bywaysofchange.com, related domain names, and any other website or micro-site of Akamae (collectively the “Site”). 

By visiting the Site, you are accepting and consenting to our policies set forth below relating to the terms of purchase, our other practices described in this T&C and our Privacy & Cookie Policy also posted on the Site (“Privacy Policy”) which Privacy Policy is incorporated herein in its entirety. We may modify this T&C and/or our Privacy Policy from time to time and your continued use of this Site (or any of our other Sites) following such change shall signify your agreement to be bound by the modified T&C and Privacy Policy. We recommend that you regularly check these pages to ensure that you have read the most recent version. 

Please exit the Site immediately if you do not accept this T&C and our Privacy Policy or are accessing the Site in a country or other territory where use of the Site is not permitted.



If you are under 18, we require that you inform, and obtain consent from, a parent or guardian about your use of the Akamae Site, this T&C and the Privacy Policy before registering with Akamae or placing an order with Akamae.



To use some of the services or features made available to you on this Site you will need to register. When you register you are required to provide information about yourself that is true, accurate, current, and complete in all respects. Should any of your registration information change, please notify us immediately at the following e-mail address, info@akamae.com. We may also change registration requirements from time to time, which may require you provide updated information.

The account password you provide should be unique and kept secure, and you must notify Akamae immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Akamae will not be responsible or otherwise liable for your losses or damages caused by any unauthorized use of your account and you will be responsible and liable to Akamae for any losses or damages suffered by Akamae due to such unauthorized use.



The purchase of merchandise through the Akamae LLC is strictly limited to parties who can lawfully enter into and form contracts on the Internet in accordance with the laws of the State of California.

The purchase of merchandise through the Site is available only to individuals and entities (“Purchasers”) who have been issued a valid credit/debit card by a bank acceptable to Akamae or possess a valid PayPal Account, and which Purchasers have authorized Akamae to process a charge or charges on such Purchasers’ credit/debit card or through PayPal in the amount of the total purchase price for the merchandise purchased by the Purchaser. By placing an order on the Site, Purchaser represents and warrants to Akamae that all personal information provided by Purchaser to Akamae is current, accurate and complete and that Purchaser is or has been authorized to make the purchase transaction. All products sold through the Akamae Site are to be purchased by the Purchaser for personal use or as gifts and may not be re-sold, used for commercial purposes or any other commercial benefit.



All orders are subject to acceptance, payment confirmation and stock availability. Items in your shopping basket are not reserved, may be purchased by other customers and may be delayed on back order. 

Akamae generally offers products for sale that are in stock and available for prompt dispatch from our distribution center. Occasionally, however, we may be over-sold with back orders to be fulfilled upon our receipt of additional shipments from our artisans. Consequently, you may from time to time be offered the option of making an Advance Payment for certain out of stock, back order items in which case you will be given shipment priority over subsequent Waiting List orders for the out of stock, back order item. Akamae will only take Advance Purchase orders for stock that has been scheduled for delivery. Your rights regarding Advance Purchase are the same as those for any other purchase at Ways of Change. 

Please be aware that Akamae may be unable to deliver or substantially delayed in the fulfillment of selected Advance Payment merchandise orders due to production problems or quality control issues. In these circumstances we will notify you by email and refund the Advance Payment to your credit/debit card or PayPal Account within thirty days of being advised that merchandise has become unavailable or substantially delayed. 

If you have registered your email address for notification of the arrival of a specific product featured on our Site, we will attempt to notify you by email within 48 hours of the product becoming available for purchase on the Site. Please note that products will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and on occasion certain products that are in particularly high demand will sell out during the notification period.



Prices shown on the Site are in US Dollars and are exclusive of taxes. If you are shipping within the USA, sales tax will apply and be charged as required by the applicable state. 

All prices and offers are subject to change without notice but remain valid as advertised until changed on the Site. The US Dollar price of a product displayed on the Site at the time the order is accepted will be honored notwithstanding subsequent pricing changes. 

For international orders, import duty or tax costs will be invoiced to you directly from the appropriate carrier or an import broker appointed by you. Please contact Akamae at info@akamae.com for any questions regarding international orders, and we will be in touch to confirm shipping and customs requirements to purchase completion. 

If you are a customer whose credit/debit card or PayPal Account is not denominated in US Dollars, the final price will be calculated in accordance with the applicable rules, requirements and exchange rates of your credit/debit card issuer or PayPal Account.



Once you have made your choice and your order has been placed, you will receive an email acknowledging the details of your order along with your payment receipt. You should retain the email confirmation for your personal records. Payment in full for the merchandise ordered is required through a valid credit/debit card or PayPal Account at the time of ordering. No orders will be processed or accepted on account these terms are not met. Akamae prides itself on being as eco-conscious and green as possible. Consequently, unless your order is international, you will not receive a paper invoice or other order confirmation in your shipment. 

Akamae reserve the right not to accept your order in the event that, for example, we are unable to obtain authorization for payment, shipping restrictions apply to a particular item, the item ordered is out of stock or does not satisfy our quality control standards and is withdrawn, or you do not meet the eligibility criteria set-out within the T&C. 

Furthermore, we may refuse to process a transaction for any reason or refuse service to anyone at any time at our sole discretion. Akamae will not be liable to you or any third party by reason of our withdrawing any merchandise from the Site whether or not that merchandise has been sold, removing, screening or editing any materials or content on the Site, refusing to process a transaction or unwinding or suspending any transaction after processing has begun.



Payment can be made by debit card o the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card or Maestro. You confirm that the credit/debit card that is being used is yours or that you have been specifically authorized by the owner of the credit/debit card to use it. All credit/debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorization by the card issuer. Payments by credit/debit card will be processed immediately upon Checkout. If the issuer of your credit/debit card refuses to authorize payment to Akamae, your order will be cancelled and we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery. 

You can also choose to pay with your PayPal Account. When selecting this option at checkout, you will be directed to the PayPal site to 'Log In' and review the amount shown before clicking 'Pay Now'. Once this transaction is complete, you will then return to http://www.akamae.com. Payment will be debited and cleared from your account upon immediately upon your clicking ‘Pay Now’. 
We take reasonable care to make our Site secure. All credit/debit card transactions on this site are processed using Stripe, a secure online payment gateway that encrypts your card details in a secure host environment. If you are a registered Akamae user, we will securely store your credit/debit card details on our systems. These details will be fully encrypted and only used to process card transactions that you have initiated. 

Furthermore, we take reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order and payment secure. However, in the absence of gross negligence or intentional misconduct on our part, Ways of Change will have no liability or obligation for any loss or damage you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorized access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the Site.



Promotion codes are non-transferable and there is no cash value, redemption or alternative. Furthermore, promotional codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion code or offers, and must be redeemed by the date published, if provided, or the expiration of the promotional code period.



Akamae values input from its customers. We welcome your questions and comments. We can only improve our service if you tell us what we can do better and how to better serve our customers. Please direct all enquires by email to info@akamae.com. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.


Date last revised: April 28, 2015