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Terms & Conditions for Artists
These terms and conditions apply to all artist membership subscriptions to The Artist Studio, by subscribing to this website you are agreeing to comply to these terms
The term "The Artist Studio" www.theartiststudio.co.uk, "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the website, address : 120 Stour Rd, Christchurch, Dorset, England BH23 1JP. The term "you" refers to the artist member, user or viewer of our website.
Membership Of The Artist Studio
To subscribe to this site as an artist you must be over 18 years of age and a resident of the UK, Europe EU or USA, we do not accept artists from any other countries at this time, we will only accept individual artists, not galleries or groups, the majority of artists on the site are from the UK we have a limited amount of spaces available for artists not resident in the UK
You warrant that the personal information you must provide when registering as an artist or customer is true, accurate, current and complete in all respects. You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity or to use any false name or any name that you are not authorised to use.
Once accepted as a member artist you will receive an email confirming your membership with
The Artist Studio, you will be entering into a legally binding contract
with us and your membership to our service will commence.
We reserve the right to decline any artists application or terminate an artists membership at any time
It is free for artists to join and list art, we charge a commission fee of 25% on sales of your art through the website, this includes commissions that are arranged via the website
We reserve the right to not display or remove any images or text that are inappropriate, not family friendly, or images that are of very poor quality and therefore do not accurately represent the item for sale will not be accepted.
If you are unhappy with our service for any reason you may cancel your membership at anytime
Your Membership Obligations
'You' 'The Artist' 'Seller' agree to adhere to the following:
You agree that there will be a commission fee of 25% on all art sales through the website or for commissions that are arranged via the website
Buyers pay for their purchases through the website, after the buyer has received the artwork and the artwork is not being returned (the buyer has up to 14 days to return the artwork) we will send the artist the payment for the artwork less 25% commission fee
Your payment will be paid to you by paypal, bank transfer or cheque
We will notify you by email or telephone when your art has sold
Photos of your artwork must as accurately as possible represent the artworks for sale (within reasonable limits i.e. different monitor settings/image compression factors).
Please have a minimum of 2 artworks available to buy now in your gallery for your account to remain active, these can be commission pieces if you have no art available for sale.
Delete or mark as 'sold' any artworks which are no longer available.
Despatch in stock artworks to the buyer within 7 working days of receiving the order
(commissions excluded). Please inform us if you expect any delay in sending the artwork
Send your artworks by a reputable courier, or royal mail, preferably using a signed for or trackable service so we have confirmaton the buyer has received the artwork
The Buyer has 7 days to inform 'us' if an artwork is to be returned and a further 7 days - 14 days in total to return the artwork for a refund (refunds do not include P&P unless the artwork has been damaged in transit)
International Orders / Deliveries
You agree to accurately complete all the required customs forms and commercial invoices with all the required information including the value of the item, it is your responsibility to ensure that this information is clearly displayed for all International orders. Inaccurate or false claims on customs declarations can result in non delivery, conviscation of the goods or prosecution
Quality of Goods
In accordance with the Sale of Goods Act, the 'Seller' must supply Goods which are of a satisfactory quality. This means Goods must be of a standard that a reasonable person would regard as satisfactory, the description of the goods, fitness for the purpose for which goods of the kind are supplied, and the appearance and finish, therefore the Seller will ensure that the Goods will correspond to the description given by the Seller at the time of despatch.
Rights of Seller
The ' Seller' reserves the right to amend the price and specification of any goods advertised on their gallery pages here at The Artist Studio at any time.
The ' Seller' reserves the right to withdraw any goods from their gallery pages here at The Artist Studio at any time.
Despatch, Delivery or Collection
The 'Seller' agrees to the following:
The Goods must be safely & securely packed to prevent damage in transit and a reliable insured courier or delivery method must be used.
The Buyer must inspect the Goods immediately upon receipt and must notify the 'Seller' within 48 hrs of delivery if the Goods are damaged or do not comply with the Contract. If the Buyer fails to notify the 'Seller' and return the Goods within 14 days then the Buyer will be deemed to have fully accepted the Goods.
If the Goods are damaged or defective, the Goods will be returned by the Buyer to the 'Seller'. The Buyer will be entitled to receive a full refund (including the delivery cost) plus the cost of returning the Goods by insured delivery.
If you are a Consumer, you have the right, in addition to any other statutory rights, to cancel the Contract and receive a refund by informing the 'Seller' in writing or by email within 7 working days of receipt of the Goods. When any Goods are returned the Buyer must notify the Seller that the Goods are to be returned and return the goods within 14 days. In this instance, Goods must be returned at the Buyers own cost and should be sent by insured delivery. The Buyer will receive a full refund of all monies paid for the Goods (less delivery charges) within 30 days of cancellation.
If returned Goods are found to be damaged which is the fault of the Buyer, the Buyer will be liable for the cost of repairing such damage.
The Website Owner is not responsible for any material submitted to the public areas by you (which include bulletin boards, hosted pages, chat rooms, or any other public area found on the website. Any material (whether submitted by you or any other user) is not endorsed, reviewed or approved by the Website Owner. The Website Owner reserves the right to remove any material submitted or posted by you in the public areas, without notice to you, if it becomes aware and determines, in its sole and absolute discretion that you are or there is the likelihood that you may, including but not limited to -
1. defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of other users or any third parties;
2. publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;
You further agree not to use the website to send or post any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, indecent, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, sexually orientated, racially offensive, profane, pornographic or violates any applicable law and you hereby indemnify the Website Owner against any loss, liability, damage or expense of whatever nature which the Website Owner or any third party may suffer which is caused by or attributable to, whether directly or indirectly, your use of the website to send or post any such message or material.
3. post or upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the operation of the Website Owner's and/or a third party's computer system and/or network;
4. violate any copyright, trade mark, other applicable Great Britain or international laws or intellectual property rights of the Website Owner or any other third party
You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, damages, expenses, legal fees, incurred by us or arising out of or in connection with your artwork or products, activities or the content of your individual gallery, including, without limitation, any actual or alleged infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights.
You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, damages, expenses, legal fees incurred by us and arising out of or in connection with any transactions carried out between you and your customers. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Artist Studio and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of The Artist Studio. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, The Artist Studio takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
All aspects of this web site : design, text, graphics, applications, software, underlying source code and all other aspects are copyright www.theartiststudio.co.uk and its affiliates or content and technology providers.
In accessing these web pages, you agree that any downloading of content is for personal, non-commercial reference only. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the Website Owner.
For rights clearance please contact the individual artist.
You agree that the artwork that you display in your gallery on www.theartiststudio.co.uk is your own original work and as such these artworks do not infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any other parties. Copyright © www.theartiststudio.co.uk 2008 - 2016
The Artist Studio respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. All The Artist Studio users are subject to the Copyright Policy detailed in Artist T&C's sections: User Submissions and Copyright
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, please report alleged copyright infringements to us by sending us the following information
1) Identify the copyrighted work(s) that you claim has been infringed
2) Identify the material that you claim is infringing which is to be removed or access to which is to be removed, and the URL of the page on The Artist Studio website containing the alleged infringment
3) Send us your postal address, telephone number, and email address.
4) Include the following statements in the Notice: (1) "I hereby state that I have a belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g.as a fair use); and (2) "I hereby state that the information is accurate and that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright that is allegedly infringed."
5) Provide your full legal name and electronic or physical signature.
Email this to: info(at)theartiststudio.co.uk
Or send to The Artist Studio :
The Artist Studio
120 Stour Rd
On receipt of your notice we will take prompt action, at our sole discretion, to include immediate removal of the material from The Artist Studio website
Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on this website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive the newsletter. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie folder of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.
The Information We do not Collect:
Credit/Debit Card Information, this information is handled entirely by PayPal (secure online payments system) 'We' or the 'artists' do not have access to your payment details.
The Way We Use Information:
The member artists use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. The artists do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
'We' or the 'artists' use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
You can register with our website if you would like to receive updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment To Children's Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 18.
Changes To These Terms And Conditions
We reserve the right to change the Terms & Conditions, with the new version taking effect from the time of being published onto the site.
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