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privacy policy

For nearly 40 years, customer privacy has been a priority at Bud's Art Books. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web page, customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, used to notify consumers about updates to our website, and used by us to contact consumers for marketing and customer service purposes. Additional privacy and security issues include:

Secure Ordering and Credit Card Security. We have taken several precautions to make your transactions secure. When you submit sensitive information via our website, the information is protected by SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology, which encrypts the data. Once you have clicked on the checkout button, your browser looks for a digital certificate. We use VeriSign™ as our SSL (Secure Socket Layer) digital certificate provider and to verify that BudsArtBooks.com is a VeriSign™ secure site. All sensitive information you enter during the checkout process (including credit card number, name, and address, etc.) is encrypted under this protocol while traveling the Internet. Depending on your connection and browser capability, the VeriSign system uses a minimum of 40-bit, and up to 256-bit, SSL encryption.

All credit card transactions are authorized securely through a reputable credit card processor.

During checkout, look for a locked key or closed padlock symbol to confirm your browser is in a secure mode. Also, in secure mode, the address will begin "https://". The "s" denotes a secure connection.

Browsers and Cookies. We use cookies to store visitors' preferences, record session information, such as items that consumers add to their shopping cart, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, customize web page content based on visitors' browser types or other information. Cookie data is used primarily as a convenience for the user, but can be purged anytime the user so chooses.

Personal Information. The personal information you have provided us and information about your order may be shared with third parties. This information may be combined with other personally identifiable information (such as demographic information) available from our records and other sources. This information will be used solely to make future marketing efforts more relevant and worthwhile, alerting you to items apt to be of interest to you, while suppressing those notices pertaining to products outside your area of interest.

We do not trade, rent, or sell email addresses. Similarly, we do not trade, rent or sell phone numbers, nor do we engage in telemarketing of any kind. Occasionally, we make customer names available to firms offering merchandise that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please mail, email, or phone us with the address, keycode, and ID Code from your catalog. We will gladly remove your name from the shared list.

If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by contacting customer service.

Telephone numbers are only used for the purpose of customer service contact concerning orders placed with Bud’s Art Books. Again, we do not engage in telemarketing, nor do we disclose phone numbers or email addresses to outside parties.

Upon request we provide site visitors with access to their unique identifier information (e.g., customer number or password) that we maintain about them, transaction information (e.g., dates on which customers made purchases, amounts and types of purchases) that we maintain about them, contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them. Customers can access their information online by logging into their account, or by contacting customer service.

Visiting BudsArtBooks.com constitutes acknowledgment and acceptance of the privacy policies described herein.

If you have additional question or concerns, please contact us, and again, thanks for shopping Bud's Art Books.




 

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Deeply Discounted! Most items 50% OR MORE OFF! Check out Part 1 and Part 2 in full on our blog.

Bud's Incredible Catalog

Our latest full-color, 24-page Incredible Catalog is now available. If you ordered from us in the past year, your copy was mailed July 25th. Allow 7-14 days (up to 3 weeks if you are overseas). Call or email us for a free copy. Or click here and add it to your order.

Exclusive signed books
and bookplates!

We work closely with many artists and writers who will sign books especially for us, sign bookplates, or occasionally create a specially illustrated bookplate. All free to you! Click here for our TOP 100 signed books.

Plastic Bags, Backing Boards, Mylar, and Book Jacket Covers

New Econo-Folds! Clear acetate protection for books without dust jackets!

We offer a full line of supplies to help you protect your valuable collectibles. Attractive acetate book jacket covers, plastic bags from Paperback to Large Magazine sizes, Mylar and Mylites. Click here to check them out.

Give the Gift of Choice
for any Occasion

Click here to purchase a gift certificate. Good for any item.

Save with low shipping rates!

Just $3.95 for orders under $25. Orders over $300 are shipped FREE! (U.S. only) Click here for details.

Now Save Every Day! Discounts on New Arrivals and Backlist!

We are now offering brand new items at discounts up to 25% off. Look for the "Save" and "Published at..." message. Save every day, on high-ticket volumes like Archives and comic strip collections from Dark Horse, IDW, Hermes and other publishers as well as graphic novels and art books! We also have lots of sale-priced books at up to 80% off cover price.

Hard to Find & Out of Print

We scout out limited editions, signed convention sketchbooks, and limited-distribution items from small specialty publishers. For instance, click here for our entire selection of signed sketchbooks! And here for some of our Deluxe Limited Editions.

Exceptional service

We love books as much as you do! We pack and ship your order as if it were our own--Bud is a fan and collector himself and wants no book to arrive with any damage whatsoever. Customer Service: we have experienced staffers who know our products and who will try and answer any question.

Bud Plant and Hutchison Books - Out of Print and Rare Comic-Related, Illustrated and Children's Books

We have a sister business. Anne Hutchison and I also sell out-of-print books in many areas. Click here to see our current offerings on ABE Books. These are NOT on the Bud's Art Books website. Call Anne during normal working hours to ask about anything you might be looking for, or to get on her occasional email catalog list: 530-273-9762. Email: bpandhbooksme.com.

Booktown Books

This is a local used & rare co-op book store in Grass Valley, boasting 12 booksellers. In my space you'll find everything from art books and pop culture to out-of-print rarities in the brand new Rare Book Room. Plus you'll find Bud's Amazing Fantasy Room with old comics, sci-fi and fantasy art and comics-related goodies. booktownbooks.com

About Bud

I've been actively collecting, buying and selling now since 1968. I received a San Diego Comic-Con Inkpot Award in 1994. I am in Fifty Who Made DC Great (1985) , Founders of Comics Fandom (2010), Comics: Between the Panels (1998), etc.

I opened my first comic store with six partners in 1968, co-owned a chain of seven comic stores from 1972-1988, and distributed comics and specialty items from seven warehouses in four states until I sold that portion of the business to Diamond Comic Distributors in 1988.

I've exhibited at every San Diego Comic Con since the first in 1970. I've twice been on the Spectrum Jury panel and am on the advisory board, I've helped publishers assemble books using my own collection as source material, and I provide input or advice to publishers on new projects.

I have never stopped collecting and learning about comics and art history. I'm pleased that my enthusiasm and interest can help me to better introduce customers to new as well as vintage artists and collections. I use "Recommended," "Highly Recommended," and "Our Highest Recommendation" to show my personal endorsement and enthusiasm for items that I am most excited about.