/ TERMS OF USE /



1. Your relationship with Arttraffic
1.1 Your use of the website at www.arttraffic.co.uk (the Site) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and Arttraffic, whose principal place of business is at Unit 12, Greenbank Industrial estate, Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland BT34 2QU.
1.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing with Arttraffic, your agreement with Arttraffic will always comprise, the terms and conditions set out in this document. This is so even if you register to sell artistic works on the Site (in which case you will be required to agree to the Artist's Terms), or if you want to buy artistic works on the Site (in which you will be required to agree to the Buyer's Terms). These are referred to below as the Terms. These Terms form a legally binding agreement between you and Arttraffic in relation to your use of the Site.
1.3 Arttraffic reserves the right to change and update the Terms from time to time, at its sole discretion. When these changes are made, Arttraffic will make a new copy of the Terms available at www.arttraffic.co.uk. You understand and agree that if you use (or continue to use) the Site after the date on which the Terms have changed, Arttraffic will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Terms.
1.4 References to Clauses are (unless otherwise provided) references to the Clauses of these Terms. Words in the singular include the plural and in the plural include the singular. A reference to a particular law is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being taking account of any amendment, extension, application or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it. References to including and include(s) shall be deemed to mean respectively including without limitation and include(s) without limitation.
2. Accepting the Terms
In order to use the Site, you must first agree to the Terms. You may not use the Site if you do not accept the Terms. You can accept the Terms by:
2.1 clicking to accept or agree to the Terms, where this option is made available to you by Arttraffic in the user interface for any Site; or
2.2 by actually using the Site. In this case, you understand and agree that Arttraffic will treat your use of the Site as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
3. Provision of the Site by Arttraffic
3.1 Arttraffic is constantly innovating in order to provide the best possible experience for its users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Site which Arttraffic provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you.
3.2 As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that Arttraffic may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Site (or any features within the Site) to you or to users generally, at Arttraffic's sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Site at any time. You acknowledge and agree that if Arttraffic disables access to your account, you may be prevented from accessing the Site, your account details, or any files or other content which is contained in your account.
3.3 Your access to the Site is free of charge, unless otherwise stipulated by Arttraffic. In the event that, and to the extent that, Arttraffic makes no such stipulation, Arttraffic's fulfillment of its obligations imposed by these Terms is in consideration of your fulfillment of all obligations imposed by these Terms upon you. If you want to buy an artistic work, you will have to pay the sum specified for that artistic work and agree to the Artist's Terms.
4. Use of the Site by you
4.1 You agree to use the Site only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the legal jurisdiction(s) relevant to you (including any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the United Kingdom or other relevant countries).
4.2 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Arttraffic. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Site through any automated means, including use of scripts, robots, spiders, scrapers or web crawlers. You agree that you will not (a) take any action that imposes, or may impose (in each case in Arttraffic's sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Arttraffic's infrastructure; (b) copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any Content (as defined at Clause 7 of these Terms) without prior written consent from Arttraffic and any third party determined by Arttraffic as appropriate; (c) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; (d) bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures Arttraffic may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.
4.3 You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Site, or the servers and networks which are connected to the Site.
4.4 Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with Arttraffic, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Site for any purpose.
5. Your passwords and account security
5.1 You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Site. Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to Arttraffic for all activities that occur under your account, as determined, noted, or recorded by Arttraffic. Such determination, notation, and record shall at Arttraffic's sole discretion, and shall serve as conclusive proof of the facts stated therein and to which they attest.
5.2 If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify Arttraffic immediately at info@arttraffic.co.uk.
6. Data protection
Your use of the Site, including any registration process, may involve your disclosure to Arttraffic of personal data (which term shall include sensitive personal data) relating to data subjects (as those terms are defined in the Data Protection Act 1988). In the event that you do so disclose such personal data you:
6.1 warrant and represent to Arttraffic that you have secured all consents and permissions, and have taken all actions necessary, as may be required by applicable law for the purposes of disclosure to Arttraffic and subsequent use by Arttraffic of such data in the provision of the Site by Arttraffic in accordance with Arttraffic's Privacy Policy
6.2 in relation to any personal data relating to you, consent to the use of such personal data in accordance with Arttraffic's Privacy Policy.
7. Content in the Site
7.1 You understand that all information (including all artistic works on the Site, as well as data files, written text, computer software, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos or other /images, and the like) which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Site are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. All such information is referred to in these Terms as the "Content".
7.2 You should be aware that Content presented to you as part of the Site, including but not limited to advertisements in the Site and sponsored Content within the Site, may be protected by intellectual property rights which are owned by the sponsors or advertisers who provide that Content to Arttraffic (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on this Content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told and authorized that you may do so by Arttraffic, or by the owners of that Content, in a separate agreement.
7.3 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Arttraffic has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Content that you create, transmit or display while using the Site and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which Arttraffic may suffer) by doing so.
7.4 In these Terms intellectual property rights shall mean all intellectual property rights wherever in the world arising, whether registered or unregistered (and including any application), including copyright, know-how, confidential information, trade secrets, business names and domain names, trademarks, service marks, trade names, patents, petty patents, utility models, design rights, semi-conductor topography rights, database rights and all rights in the nature of unfair competition rights or rights to sue for passing off.
7.5 By uploading any Content you represent and warrant that:
7.5.1 you have the lawful right to reproduce and distribute such Content:
7.5.2 the uploading, downloading, posting, emailing or transmission by any other means of the Content will not constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law; and
7.5.3 the Content posted by you will not be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar, harassing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, inflammatory, libelous, tortious, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or invasive of another's rights including rights of celebrity, privacy and intellectual property.
8. Proprietary rights
8.1 You acknowledge and agree that Arttraffic (or Arttraffic's licensors) own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Site, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Site (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). You further acknowledge that the Site may contain information which is designated confidential by Arttraffic and that you shall not disclose such information without Arttraffic's prior written consent.
8.2 Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with Arttraffic, nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use any of Arttraffic's trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) which may be affixed to or contained within the Site.
8.3 Other than the limited license set forth in Clause 9, or as otherwise may be agreed in accordance with the Artist's Terms, Arttraffic acknowledges and agrees that it obtains no right, title or interest from you (or your licensors) under these Terms in or to any Content that you submit, post, transmit or display on, or through, the Site, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in that Content (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with Arttraffic, you agree that you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and that Arttraffic has no obligation to do so on your behalf.
9. Content license from you
9.1 By submitting, posting or displaying the Content you give Arttraffic a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Site. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Arttraffic to display, distribute and promote the Site.
9.2 You understand that Arttraffic, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Site to other users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit Arttraffic to take these actions.
9.3 You agree that Arttraffic has the exclusive right to un-publish, take offline, delete, archive, prohibit, ban, or otherwise remove Content that, in Arttraffic's sole opinion, does not relate or bears no relation, or, in any manner or form, is improper or inappropriate to the Site (including any Content which, in Arttraffic's sole discretion, places you in breach of the warranties given by you at Clause 7.5).
9.4 You confirm and warrant to Arttraffic that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
10. Termination
10.1 Arttraffic may at any time, terminate its legal agreement with you and the supply to you of the Site if:
10.1.1 you have materially breached any provision of the Terms (or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the Terms)and, where such breach is capable of remedy, Arttraffic determines that you have not so remedied within fourteen days of notification; or
10.1.2 Arttraffic is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Site to you is, or becomes, unlawful); or
10.1.3 you cease to trade; or become insolvent or unable to pay your debts within the meaning of the insolvency legislation applicable to you; or a person (including the holder of a charge or other security interest) is appointed to manage or take control of the whole part of your business or assets, or notice of an intention to appoint such a person is given or documents relating to such an appointment are filed with any court; or the ability of your creditors to take any action to enforce your debts is suspended, restricted or prevented or some or all of your creditors accept, by agreement or pursuant to a court order, an amount of less than the sums owing to them in satisfaction of those sums; or any process is instituted which could lead to you being dissolved and your assets being distributed to your creditors, shareholders or other contributors (other than for the purposes of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction): or
10.1.4 the provision of the Site to you by Arttraffic is, in Arttraffic's opinion, no longer commercially viable.
10.2 Nothing in this Clause 10 shall affect Arttraffic's rights regarding provision of Site under Clause 4 of the Terms.
10.3 When these Terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and Arttraffic have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of Clauses 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 14.6 shall survive termination of these Terms.
10.4 Arttraffic reserves the exclusive right and prerogative to retain, maintain, archive, protect, use, or store any and all data or information, without regard as to time or duration, as it may deem reasonable or necessary in the pursuit of its business or interests, or in protecting such business or interests, notwithstanding the termination or cessation of your relationship with Arttraffic.
11. Exclusion of Warranties
11.1 Nothing in these terms, including Sections 14 and 15, shall exclude or limit Arttraffic's warranty or liability for losses which may not be lawfully excluded or limited by applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or conditions or the limitation or exclusion of liability for loss or damage caused by negligence, breach of contract, or breach of implied terms, or incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, only the limitations which are lawful in your jurisdiction will apply to you and Arttraffic's liability will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
11.2 You expressly understand and so agree that your use of the Site is at your sole risk and that the Site is provided "As Is" and "As Available."
11.3 In particular, Arttraffic, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its licensors, do not represent or warrant to you that:
11.3.1 your use of the Site will meet your requirements,
11.3.2 your use of the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or free from error,
11.3.3 any information obtained by you as a result of your use of the Site will be accurate or reliable, and
11.3.4 that defects in the operation or functionality of any Site provided to you as part of the Site will be corrected, rectified, or remedied.
11.4 Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained or accessed through the use of the Site is done at your own discretion and risk, and that you will be solely responsible for any damage, loss, or prejudice to your computer system or other device or loss of data that results from the download or access of any such material.
11.5 No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Arttraffic or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, officials, employees, or personnel, or through or from the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Terms.
11.6 Arttraffic, its officers, directors, staff and suppliers expressly disclaim to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
12. Limitation of Liability
12.1 You expressly understand and agree that Arttraffic, its officers, directors, employees and its licensors shall not be liable to you for:
12.1.1 any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however caused and under any theory of liability. This shall include, but not be limited to:
12.1.1.1 any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly);
12.1.1.2 any loss of goodwill, or reputation (business or otherwise);
12.1.1.3 any loss of data suffered, cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, or other intangible loss;
12.1.2 any loss or damage which may be incurred by you, including but not limited to loss or damage as a result of:
12.1.2.1 the deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store, any content and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of the Site;
12.1.2.2 any effect which use of the Site may have on any software you use in conjunction with the Site;
12.1.2.3 any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy, or existence of any advertising, or as a result of any relationship or transaction between you and any advertiser or sponsor whose advertising appears on the Site;
12.1.2.3 any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy, or existence of any advertising, or as a result of any relationship or transaction between you and any advertiser or sponsor whose advertising appears on the Site;
12.1.2.5 the deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store, any content and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of the Site;
12.1.2.6 your failure, whether resulting from neglect or intent, to provide Arttraffic with accurate account information, or any information required or requested from you by Arttraffic; or
12.1.2.7 your failure to keep your password or account details secure and confidential.
12.2 The limitation on Arttraffic's liability to you in Clause 12.1 above shall apply whether or not Arttraffic has been advised or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses arising. To the extent that applicable law does not allow any limitation of liability in accordance with clause 12.1 you agree and accept as reasonable that our aggregate liability to you in relation to any and all claims will not exceed the lower of a sum comprising the total of all sums paid by you to us in the twelve months preceding the date of your claim against us, or £100.
12.3 You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Arttraffic has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which Arttraffic may suffer) of any such breach. You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Arttraffic against any loss, claim, liability, loss or expense (including reasonable legal expense) howsoever incurred by Arttraffic as a result of your breach of any Term, or of any negligent act or omission of you (including as a consequence of any use, abuse, performance, activity, or access of the Site by you).
13. Other content
13.1 The Site may include hyperlinks to other web sites or content or resources. Arttraffic may have no control over any web sites or resources which are provided by companies or persons other than Arttraffic.
13.2 You acknowledge and agree that Arttraffic is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.
13.3 You acknowledge and agree that Arttraffic is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources.
14. General legal terms
14.1 The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and Arttraffic and govern your use of the Site, and completely replace any prior agreements between you and Arttraffic in relation to the Site.
14.2 You agree that Arttraffic may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Site.
14.3 You agree that if Arttraffic does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which Arttraffic has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of Arttraffic's rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to Arttraffic.
14.4 If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms. The remaining provisions of the Terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.
14.5 You acknowledge and agree that each member of the group of companies of which Arttraffic is the parent shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms and that such other companies shall be entitled to directly enforce, and rely upon, any provision of the Terms which confers a benefit on (or rights in favor of) them. Other than this, no other person or company shall be third party beneficiaries to the Terms.
14.6 The Terms, and your relationship with Arttraffic under the Terms, shall be governed by the laws of Northern Ireland. You and Arttraffic agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland, to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms. Notwithstanding this, you agree that Arttraffic shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.