Help & Support
Our customers are very important to us, and we want to make sure you have everything you need. Learn more about our shop's policies and ordering info below. If you can't find what you are looking for or need immediate assistance, please contact us via phone or email and we'll be happy to help!
Are you a real florist?
Yes, we are a real brick-and-mortar florist located at 1984 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA near the Tysons Corner Center. We were established in 1989 and are still managed by the founders – Penha and Brad Parker. We import flowers from around the world, have fantastically talented designers whose creations we deliver daily in our own easily recognizable purple delivery vans throughout the entire metro DC region.
Don’t be fooled by internet only florists who imply that they are a local “family-owned” business. Drill down and try to find a local address. You probably won’t be able to, but if you do, it’s liable to be several time zones away. Internet only florists typically take a large chunk of your money off the top before they sub-contract out your order to a variety of fulfillment centers.
We strive every day to be an authentic florist seeking to use flowers in a most beautiful way to honor your sentiments. The trust our customers put in us means a great deal to us.
What is your guarantee?
All of our work carries a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are displeased in any way, please contact us immediately. We want to hear from you and make right any problem with your order. You can call us at: 703-442-8203 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your delivery policy if the recipient is not available or not home?
We make every effort possible to get your order delivered to the recipient on the day requested. When a delivery is going to a business we typically must leave it with a receptionist or with a security guard. We then get a verbal commitment from them that they will get it to the recipient. We rarely ever have a problem with deliveries going to businesses as everyone loves to be involved with such beautiful gifts.
When delivering to a resident where nobody is home, our first option is to leave it at the door if the weather is not too hot or too cold and there is also adequate protection. After leaving it at the door we will leave a message on the recipient’s phone as to exactly where the package has been left to insure completion of the delivery. If conditions do not allow us to leave the package at the door, we will leave it with a neighbor. After doing so, we will leave a message on the recipient’s phone with the neighbor’s address. We also tag the front door indicating the address where their package was left.
What about deliveries going out of state?
Many of our customers trust us to find the right florist for their out-of-state needs. In fact, we have developed over the years our own preferred list of floral partners within the Teleflora network who we have vetted and found to have our same high standards. When placing your out-of-town order with us, you can rest assured it will be properly cared for, and it also carries our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Furthermore, we can take orders out-of-state for same day delivery right up to 1pm in the time zone of delivery. Thus, with us being on the east coast, we can take orders to the west coast right up until 4pm EST.
How can I make my flowers last longer?
- Keep in a cool place and away from direct sunlight, heating and cooling vents and fans, and way from other sources of heat such as radiators, stoves and televisions.
- Add water every day, particularly in the first 24 hours when they are thirstiest.
- If you have received flowers not already in water (perhaps as a presentation bouquet), get your vase first filled with warm water (add floral food if you have it) and then cut the stems with a sharp knife. Immediately upon cutting a stem put it in the vase. Don’t leave it out in the open air.
- Use floral food whenever possible. The floral food includes nutrients for the flowers and also controls bad bacteria that can clog the stems interfering with their ability to drink. Follow the directions so you get the proper ratio of water to flower food.
How can I go about getting an order changed or cancelled?
For day of delivery requests, we highly recommend that you call us as early as possible. If it is before business hours, please leave us a message on our after-hours voicemail. Orders already delivered or out on delivery cannot be cancelled. If your request is for a future date, it can called in or it can be submitted by email to: email@example.com. We always do everything possible to accommodate your requests.
What is your substitution policy?
Occasionally, it is necessary to substitute some flowers due to seasonal factors or supply chain interruptions. However, we always seek to substitute with equal or greater value and to maintain the same look and feel of the design chosen. If we feel major substitutions are necessary, we will contact you to discuss alternative options.<br>
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
I. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We collect the following categories of information when you use our Services (including when you download or launch our mobile applications) or when the application is running on your device in the background:
- Information you provide directly to us.
- Contact Information, including name, alias, maiden name, email address, telephone or mobile phone number, address;
- Sign-In Information, including username and password, account name, account number;
- Profile Information and Survey Responses, including your interests, preferences, physical characteristics or description, feedback, educational or professional information, employment, employment history, marital status, date of birth, age, significant dates such as birthdays, anniversaries and religious holidays you may observe;
- Commercial information, including records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies;
- Information about other people, (for example, if you order a gift and want it sent directly to the recipient) including recipient's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number;
- Geolocation data;
- Transaction and Billing Data, including bank account and payment card details, (credit card number, expiration date, and credit card security code, where needed to complete a transaction), billing address, delivery address, signature, transaction history; and
- Correspondence you send to us.
- Information we collect automatically. We collect internet, electronic activity, and other information automatically from the devices and browsers that you use, including your device type; Internet protocol (IP) address; device and advertising identifiers, probabilistic identifiers, and other unique personal or online identifiers; time zone setting and location; browser type and version; browser plug in types and versions; operating system and platform; Internet service provider; pages that you visit before and after using the Services, browsing history, and search history; the date and time of your visit; information about the links you click, pages you view, and advertising you interact with within the Services and other information about how you use the Services; the technology on the devices you use to access these Services; inferences used to create a profile about preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes; and standard server log information. If you or your device experiences an error, we collect information about the error, the time the error occurred, the feature being used, the state of the application when the error occurred, and any communications or content provided at the time the error occurred. Consistent with your mobile device or app permissions, we also collect geolocation information including geolocation information derived from your GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth signals, IP address, and other device information, photos stored on your device, contacts from your mobile address book, audio recordings, and appointments from your calendar.
We also receive the categories of information described above from other sources, including from users of our Services, and third-party services and organizations. For example, if you access any social media or similar services through the Services to login or to share information about your experience on our Services with others, we may collect information from these third-party services.
Without this information, we are not able to provide you with all the requested services, and any differences in services are related to your information.
II. USE OF INFORMATION AND PURPOSE OF DATA PROCESSING
We use and otherwise process each of the categories of information identified above for the following business purposes:
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about things that are similar to those that you have enquired about or may otherwise be of interest to you, or to send promotional materials from us or by our affiliates and trusted business partners.
To improve our Services and to ensure that content is presented in the most relevant and effective manner for you and for your device; to administer our Services, including troubleshooting, data analytics, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; to keep our Services, business and users safe and secure; to comply with applicable laws and regulations; and to protect or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Where we need to collect information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may cancel a product or service you have with us.
III. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect.
- Authorized third-party vendors and service providers. We share your information with third-party vendors and service providers that provide services to us for a variety of business purposes, such as billing, payment processing, customer service, email deployment, advertising and marketing (including counting ad impressions, verifying positioning and quality of ad impressions, ensuring compliance with industry standards and specifications, ad delivery, reporting, personalization, audience segmentation, and analytics), security and performance monitoring, maintaining or servicing accounts, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, research, data hosting, auditing, and data processing.
- Corporate affiliates. We may share your information with our corporate affiliates.
- Business transfers. We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, initial public offering, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
- Legal purposes. We may disclose information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, safety, and security of MyFlorist, our affiliates, users, or the public.
- With your consent. We may share information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent.
If you access third-party services -- such as social media services, third-party single-sign on tools, mobile platforms for in-app purchases -- through the Services, these third-party services may be able to collect information about you, including information about your activity on the Services, and they may notify your connections on the third-party services about your use of the Site, in accordance with their own privacy policies.
If you choose to engage in public activities on the Services, you should be aware that any information you share there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these areas. You should use caution in disclosing information while participating in these areas. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these public areas.
IV. ADVERTISING, COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
The following types of cookies are used on our Services:
- Essential cookies – These cookies enable you to use our Services. These cookies are essential to enable you to browse our Services and use certain features. Disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of the Services. Without these cookies, certain services such as, recognizing you by name when you return to our Services or enabling you to use shopping charts with our Services, cannot be provided. These cookies also help keep our Services safe and secure.
- Preference cookies – These cookies store information such as your preferred country and language selection, login data and website preferences. Without these cookies, our Services may not be able to remember certain choices you've previously made (such as a saved country / language preference) or personalize your browsing experience by providing you with relevant information. These cookies can also be used to recognize your device so that you do not have to provide the same information more than once.
- Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how you use our Services such as which pages you visit regularly. These cookies are used to provide you with a high-quality experience by doing things such as tracking page load, site response times, and error messages.
Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Some mobile and web browsers transmit 'do-not-track' signals. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.
V. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
We do not knowingly collect or sell any information from children, as defined by applicable law, without parental consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.
VII. DATA RETENTION, SECURITY, AND INTEGRITY
Information will be retained only for so long as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out above, in accordance with applicable laws.
We maintain reasonable security measures to safeguard information from loss, theft interference, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We also maintain reasonable procedures to help ensure that such data is reliable for its intended use and is accurate, complete, and current. You should understand that no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, accurate, complete, or current. Please note that information collected by third parties may not have the same security protections as information you submit to us, and we are not responsible for protecting the security of such information.
IX. CONTACT INFORMATION