Terms of Service Last Updated September 9, 2015

ARTdefs, LLC, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions and their website, ARTdefs.com, bring all information and services contained within this site to you, the user, that is conditional upon your acceptance of the following terms and conditions and policies. Use of ARTdefs.com constitutes your agreement with these terms, conditions and policies. If you the user are not in agreement with these terms, conditions, and policies, please do not use the ARTdefs.com website, and please refrain from accessing ARTdefs.com.
ARTdefs, LLC, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions and ARTdefs.com are all the same company. The names ARTdefs, LLC, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions and ARTdefs.com are all the same in name and representation.

ARTdefs, LLC, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions and their website, ARTdefs.com do not share, sell or otherwise divulge your content information other than what you choose to display on the ARTdefs.com Website.

ARTdefs, LLC, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions reserves the right to change, modify or remove portions of these terms at our sole discretion and any such changes will be immediately effective upon posting to ARTdefs.com website. ARTdefs, LLC reserves the right to change, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all parts of ARTdefs.com and ARTdefs, LLC shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any such modification or discontinuation of this site.

By using ARTdefs.com, you warrant that you will not use this website ARTdefs.com or any content from this aforementioned site for any purpose that is unlawful or is prohibited by these terms, conditions, and policies. Any violation of these terms and conditions and policies will automatically terminate your permission to use the ARTdefs.com website.

The terms constitute the entire agreement between each user and ARTdefs, LLC and govern each user's use of the ARTdefs.com website, superseding any prior agreements. Each user may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when that user uses affiliate services, third party content or third party software. The terms and conditions and policies and the relationship between each user and ARTdefs, LLC shall be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona without regard to its conflict of law provisions and each party shall submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Phoenix, Arizona. If any provision of the terms and conditions and policies is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and all the other provisions of the terms and conditions and policies remain in full force and effect.

VIOLATIONS

Please report any violations of the terms and conditions and policies (except for claims of intellectual property infringement) to ARTdefs, LLC

USER ACCOUNTS

Acceptance

Your acceptance for inclusion is based upon the overall good of ARTdefs.com, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions website and presence on the Internet. ARTdefs, LLC and ARTdefs.com have the complete discretion as to the type and quality of the fine art, art, object art, arts & crafts, and installation art and other types of art that is submitted for inclusion. The submissions need to be appropriate for ARTdefs.com. The vast majority of submissions are approved for inclusion in ARTdefs.com. Should your inclusion be unacceptable you will be notified by e-mail and a refund to your credit card will be issued promptly. Re-submissions are allowed and encouraged by ARTdefs.com.

When asked, each ARTdefs.com user will provide true, accurate, current and complete information on our ARTdefs.com registration form, and as necessary, will promptly maintain and update this data to ensure accuracy. If, after investigation, ARTdefs, LLC has reasonable grounds to suspect that any user's information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate that user's account and we may prohibit or restrict any and all current or future use of the ARTdefs.com website by that user.

Each registered user of ARTdefs.com, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions will receive passwords and account designations upon completing the ARTdefs.com registration processes and is wholly responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of those and is liable for all activities occurring thereunder. ARTdefs, LLC cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a user's failure to comply with this, including any loss or damage arising from any user's failure to notify ARTdefs, LLC or ARTdefs.com of any unauthorized use of his or her password or account or any other breach of security; and ensure that he or she exits from his or her account at the end of each session.

BACKLINK - Remote Site Link

Upon acceptance to ARTdefs.com, we will provide each member with a code snippet (no programming) to display a small ARTdefs.com logo and/or link for each member to place on their website or blog that will link back to ARTdefs.com. These code snippets can be found in your User Account/Administration area, titled "BACKLINKS". This ARTdefs.com requirement will facilitate proper SEO (search engine optimization) and will assist in creating traffic to your website or blog. Back-links are important especially when they originate from a highly trafficked site within your industry. They will be of benefit to all parties.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

ARTdefs, LLC, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions and ARTdefs.com or a third party may provide links to other websites. ARTdefs, LLC and ARTdefs.com exercises no control whatsoever over such other websites and web-based resources and is not responsible or liable for the availability thereof or the content, advertising, products or other materials thereon. ARTdefs, LLC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss incurred or suffered by any user in connection therewith. Any user's access and use of linked websites, including information, content, material, products and services therein, is solely at their own risk.

ARTdefs, LLC's Privacy Policy is applicable only on ARTdefs.com and if a user chooses to link to another website, the user should read that websites privacy statement before disclosing any personal information.

CONTENT

All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever (which is collectively called, "content"), whether content publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. Therefore, the user, not ARTdefs, LLC, is entirely responsible for all content that he or she uploads, posts, blogs,emails or otherwise transmits on ARTdefs.com, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions. No user shall transmit content or otherwise conduct or participate in any activities on ARTdefs.com that, in our judgment, is likely to be prohibited by law in any applicable jurisdiction, including laws governing the transmission of obscenity, or the permissible uses of intellectual property.

ARTdefs, LLC, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions and ARTdefs.com reserve the right to refuse or delete any content it deems necessary, as well as to refuse or delete any content that it reasonably considers to violate the Terms, Conditions and Policies or be otherwise illegal. ARTdefs, LLC, in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or judicial or governmental mandate or as reasonably determined useful by ARTdefs, LLC to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ARTdefs.com's users and the public. ARTdefs, LLC, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions does not control the content posted to ARTdefs.com and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. Under no circumstances will ARTdefs, LLC, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions or ARTdefs.com be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, the liability for any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the ARTdefs.com website. By using ARTdefs.com each user may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Each user must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

RIGHTS & OTHER TERMS

Use, reproduction, modification, and other intellectual property rights to data stored on the ARTdefs.com, ARTdefs - Artistic Definitions website will be subject to licensing arrangements that may be approved by ARTdefs, LLC as applicable to such content.

With respect to text or data entered into and stored by publicly-accessible site features such as forums, comments, reviews, blogs, social media, images or other content deemed public, the submitting user retains ownership of such; with respect to publicly-available statistical content which is generated by the website to monitor and display content activity, such content is owned by ARTdefs, LLC. In each such case (excluding artworks, which may be displayed worldwide), the submitting user grants ARTdefs, LLC and ARTdefs.com the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, all subject to the terms of any applicable license.

ARTdefs, LLC will use reasonable efforts to back up site data and make such data available in the event of loss or deletion, but has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by ARTdefs.com. ARTdefs, LLC reserves the right to mark as "inactive" and archive accounts and/or content that are inactive for an extended period of time. ARTdefs, LLC does reserve the right to change these general practices at any time, in its sole discretion, with notice to users and the public as deemed necessary by ARTdefs, LLC.

TERMINATION

ARTdefs, LLC reserves the right to terminate a user's account for any reason. ARTdefs, LLC is especially likely to terminate for reasons that include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) violation of these Terms, Conditions, and Policies; (b) abuse of site resources or attempt to gain unauthorized entry to the site or site resources; (c) use of ARTdefs.com in a manner inconsistent with the Purpose; (d) a user's request for such termination; or (e) as required by law, regulation, court or governing agency order.

Termination of any user's access to any or all of the ARTdefs.com website may be effected without notice and, on such termination, ARTdefs, LLC may immediately deactivate or delete user's account and/or bar any further access to such files. ARTdefs, LLC shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any termination of that user's access or account hereunder. In addition, a user's request for termination will result in deactivation but not necessarily deletion of the account. ARTdefs, LLC reserves the right to delete, or not delete, a user's account at our sole discretion, as well as to delete, or not delete, content at our sole discretion.

INDEMNITY, DISCLAIMER, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

Each user shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless ARTdefs, LLC and ARTdefs.com and their respective officers, employees, agents and contractors from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, and liabilities including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of that user's acts or omissions, including claims arising out of that user's use of ARTdefs.com; his or her submission(s), posting(s) or transmission(s) of content or his or her violation of the terms and conditions and policies.

Each user's use of the ARTdefs.com website is at his or her sole risk. The ARTdefs.com website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and ARTdefs, LLC assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. Each user will be solely responsible for any damage to his or her computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. ARTdefs, LLC expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. ARTdefs, LLC makes no warranty that ARTdefs.com or any service thereon will meet your requirements, or that any user access will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, or that the quality of any content, products, services, information or other material obtained by any user will meet his or her expectations, and finally that any errors in the software will be corrected. ARTdefs, LLC shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from any user's use or inability to use any service on ARTdefs.com; the cost of procurement of substitute services; unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; statements or conduct of any third party on the ARTdefs.com website; or any other matter relating to the ARTdefs.com website. In no event shall ARTdefs, LLC's total cumulative liability to any user or other party under these terms of service or otherwise exceed $750.00 USD. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. Nothing herein shall be deemed to create an agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship of any kind between ARTdefs, LLC or ARTdefs.com website and any user or other person or entity nor do these terms of service extend rights to any third party. As noted above, ARTdefs, LLC does not and cannot control the actions of its website users, visitors or linked third parties. We reserve the right to report any malfeasance or questionable practices that comes to our attention to the appropriate authorities. SculpSite, LLC does not guarantee continuous uninterrupted or secure access to the ARTdefs.com website. Operation of ARTdefs.com may be subject to interference from numerous factors outside our control. Further, scheduled and preventive maintenance as well as required and emergency maintenance work may temporarily interrupt services or access to the website. The disclaimers of warranty and limitations of liability apply, without limitation, to any damages or injury caused by the failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of or the use of any asset, whether arising out of breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence or any other course of action by ARTdefs, LLC.

TRADEMARK

ARTdefs, LLC, , ARTdefs.com, the ArtSearchLinks logo, our service marks, and product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States. All other names and designs may be trademarks of their respective owners.

COPYRIGHTS

With regard to copyrights, ARTdefs, LLC respects the intellectual property rights of others, and requires that the people who use ARTdefs.com do the same. It is our policy to respond promptly to claims of intellectual property misuse.

If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by at the contact information provided on the site and provide us with the following information in writing:

(a) the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
(b) identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit ARTdefs, LLC to locate the material, including the full URL.
(d) your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
(e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(f) a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
If ARTdefs, LLC receives such a claim, we reserve the right to refuse or delete content as described above, or to terminate a user's account as indicated above.

Upon receiving a claim of infringement, ARTdefs, LLC will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act aka DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, ARTdefs, LLC will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity, and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. ARTdefs, LLC will take reasonable steps to expeditiously notify the subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to such material. Upon receipt of a proper counter notification under the DMCA, ARTdefs, LLC will promptly provide the person who provided the initial notification of claimed infringement with a copy of the counter notification and inform that person that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten (10) to fifteen (15) business days. Additionally, ARTdefs, LLC will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it within ten (10) to fifteen (15) business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless we first receive notice from the person who submitted the initial notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the ArtSearchLinks system or network.

You may provide us with a counter notification by providing us with the following information in writing:

(a) your physical or electronic signature;
(b) identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled, including the full URL;
(c) a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
(d) your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which ARTdefs, LLC may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the initial notification of infringement.
Every user or visitor to ARTdefs.com must abide by the existing Copy Right Act as amended, ignorance of the law is never an excuse in this matter. Any type of violation of law, which includes copying the artwork by any person, including the works of another user of ARTdefs.com, by any means or methods available, will break the provisions of Copy Right laws, both National and International.

The provisions of Copy Right law will be invoked in any of the following cases:-

(a) Copying any art work of another person and displaying it on ARTdefs.com.
(b) Copying, by electronic or by any other method, the art work of a user or any other person without his or her prior consent.
(c) Print, sell or display art works without the consent of the artist from his profile on ARTdefs.com. or from any other connected or linked sites.
(d) Misrepresentation of the individual details and facts of a user and displaying forged works by means of computer software, or by any other techniques, altering, modifying or changing another person's artwork and displaying such works on ARTdefs.com.

ARTdefs, LLC DISCLAIMERS

ARTdefs, LLC again reiterates that any user, who violates the Copy Right law, is solely liable for the costs and consequences of any legal proceedings and ARTdefs, LLC holds no responsibility, in such situations.

ARTdefs, LLC disclaims any responsibility for copyrights of work directly purchased by a purchaser from a user of the ARTdefs.com website, because ARTdefs.com is an open public website and any one can enter and exit without the knowledge of ARTdefs.com and /or ARTdefs, LLC. ARTdefs, LLC disclaims any responsibility for infringement of the copyright of the work of a user of the site if anyone, by any method, copies a work which was displayed at ARTdefs.com.

Whenever there will be any clash between the Copy Right law of another Country or Nation with the Copy Right law of the U.S.A., the latter or existing International law, if any, will prevail.

PRIVACY POLICY

ARTdefs, LLC and the website, ARTdefs.com, is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. We intend to provide as much control as possible over personal information, including registration data, as part of the normal operation of the ARTdefs.com website. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect about our users and how that information may be used, ARTdefs, LLC will track the domains from which people visit the ARTdefs.com website in order to gain data that may be analyzed for trends and statistics. Subject to the provisions of this Privacy Policy, ARTdefs, LLC may use accumulated aggregate data for several purposes including, but not limited to, marketing analysis, evaluation of ARTdefs.com services, and business planning.

ARTdefs, LLC may conduct surveys or other studies of its user base and usage for marketing and planning purposes. Participation in such surveys is at the user's option. With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey and ARTdefs, LLC will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where ARTdefs, LLC advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, we reserve the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such a survey, provided that no personal information identifying that user is disclosed. Circumstances under which ARTdefs, LLC would publicly disclose aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to our advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, business planning, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.

USE OF COOKIES

ARTdefs, LLC uses "cookies" to provide users with tailored information. A "cookie" is an element of data that a web site, when visited by a user, sends to that user's browser which, in turn, may store that element on the user's hard drive or memory. ARTdefs, LLC uses cookies to better serve our ARTdefs.com users. Any cookies sent by ARTdefs, LLC will be marked so that they will be accessible only by the ARTdefs.com website subject to this Privacy Policy. However, at the user's option and at the user's sole expense and responsibility, any user may block or delete ARTdefs.com cookies from the user's hard drive or memory. However, by disabling cookies, certain site features and functionality of the ARTdefs.com website may no longer work properly, or at all.

NOTIFICATIONS

In order to implement or enforce the terms and conditions and policies, ARTdefs, LLC may use user-provided email addresses to contact users on an individual basis. At no time, unless such disclosure is required by law, a governmental agency, or specifically authorized by the user, will ARTdefs, LLC disclose individual user personal information to unrelated third parties that is not publicly available.

LINKS

ARTdefs.com contains links to other websites and the privacy policies of these sites may differ from ARTdefs.com's Privacy Policy. ARTdefs, LLC is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any linked website. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any web site you may visit.

EMAILS

Users may "opt-in" to receive event announcements, site notifications, or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any email sent to an "opt-in" list will include directions for how a user may remove himself or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions.

ACCOUNT DISPLAY

In some cases, a user's personal information may be publicly available through such user's profile display. In such cases, users have the option to opt out of publicly displaying their personal information, including email addresses. Users may also enlist this technique when posting comments on ARTdefs.com. In cases where site profiles allow users to display optional information publicly, such entry and display is at the user's discretion and may be changed at any time by the user.

EMAIL DISPLAY

ARTdefs.com allows users to email information from our site to other parties. In such cases, a user's valid email address and real name will be included with such messages. In order to prevent abuse, users may not opt-out of such a display, but may choose to refrain from using ARTdefs.com to transmit an email message.

ACCESS

ARTdefs.com allows users to view their data on their personal profile page. When technically feasible, users are permitted to update their personal information directly through ARTdefs.com. In the event this updating service is not technically feasible, ARTdefs, LLC will make reasonable efforts to assist users in updating their personal information.

SECURITY

To secure site integrity, ARTdefs, LLC employs measures, including but not limited to security audits, use of encryption tools and software, and other reasonable security measures and procedures. Internal access to users' private and nonpublic personal information is restricted to site administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis.

ENFORCEMENT

In the event that ARTdefs, LLC becomes aware that site security is compromised or nonpublic user information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to external security attacks, ARTdefs, LLC shall take reasonable measures which it deems appropriate, including but not limited to internal investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities, notwithstanding other provisions of this Privacy Policy. If ARTdefs, LLC becomes aware that a user's personal information provided to us has been disclosed in a manner not in accordance with this Privacy Policy, ARTdefs, LLC shall make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that ARTdefs, LLC knows this information.

NO GUARANTEES

While this Privacy Policy expresses ARTdefs, LLC's standards for maintenance of private data, it is not in a position to guarantee that the standards will always be met. There may be factors beyond ArtSearchLinks's control (e.g., "script kiddies", "crackers and other malcontents") that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, ARTdefs, LLC disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information.

COOKIES AND THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING

Third party web advertising partners may be employed by ARTdefs, LLC to serve up ads appearing on ARTdefs.com. In the event a third party is used, they may place or recognize a unique cookie on a user's browser. Information about users' visits to ARTdefs.com, such as the number of times users have viewed an ad, are used to serve ads to visitors. As with other cookies and consistent with ARTdefs, LLC's policy on cookies stated above, the user may block or delete such cookies from the user's drive or memory.

REFUNDS

ARTdefs.com offers an unconditional 100% 30 day money back guarantee. If you are not happy with ARTdefs.com for any reason, just let us know within 30 days of your joining ARTdefs.com and we will refund all of your participation charges in full, no questions asked.

If you violate any of ARTdefs, LLC's and ARTdefs.com's terms and conditions and policies, we reserve the right to terminate your inclusion with no refund, in addition, you will not be entitled to make any claims or file for any damages.

Any liability by ARTdefs, LLC and ARTdefs.com will be limited at all times to the exact amount paid by the user to ARTdefs, LLC and ARTdefs.com for services and usage as part of the site inclusion.

If inclusion is declined by ARTdefs, LLC and ARTdefs.com your inclusion fee will be refunded immediately by the method of payment used.

COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS

ARTdefs.com welcomes your comments & suggestions so we can better serve you the Artist and affiliated members in our services and offerings. There are always better ways and tweaks (large or small) of serving a community. Please send all of your suggestions and comments, we would appreciate hearing your valuable input.