By registering on and/or using the artistsdirectory.co.uk website you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as set out below.

1. INTRODUCTION

Artistsdirectory.co.uk has been created to become a definitive internet directory (and future archive) of current UK Visual Artists.

When registered as a visual artist on the directory, it is an aptly named and superb user friendly website/internet platform from where you can showcase and promote more widespread awareness of your work and any other information you wish to have showing such as a profile etc to viewers of the directory via having total control in easily creating managing and updating all of your registered and viewable details and images at any time by using your registered email address and password to login to your 'personal home page' from where you can access the 'steps' of your content management system within.

Once initially created via your 'steps', your viewable introductory 'strip-profile' listing, main 'gallery/profile page' and any 'extra gallery pages' will be permanently viewable on the directory in their last updated and current state unless you should ever wish to temporarily 'hide' all of those viewable details at any time or for any reason wish to be permanently deleted from the directory.

2. FREE REGISTRATION

Free for life registration with no future fees (unless at any time purchasing optional 'extra gallery pages') includes your content management system and viewable 'introductory strip-profile listing' and 'main gallery/profile page'.

3. OPTIONAL EXTRA GALLERY PAGES

The current price for optional 'extra gallery pages' may change and nominally increase from time to time depending on the economic climate and future administration costs of the website as it grows. (For the current price, see paragraph seven under the heading 'creating your viewable details' on the 'about artistsdirectory' page.)

4. NO AGENT OR COMMISSION FEES

When registered, artistsdirectory.co.uk has no involvement if you are commissioned or sell any work through being contacted via the website and therefore charges no agent or commission fees.

5. REFUNDS

Any purchased optional 'extra gallery pages' will be non refundable unless due to special circumstances at the sole discretion of artistsdirectory.co.uk

6. WHO CAN REGISTER

Registration on artistsdirectory.co.uk is only open to UK visual artists that are professional, semi professional, current student or competent aspiring amateur (subject to sections 13 and 14 below) that are involved in producing fine, commercial or decorative artforms that relate in any way (subject to section 13 below) to any of the different artforms as listed on the home page.

Registration is also open to those outside of the UK that may have some kind of UK connection and feel it would be beneficial to them in registering and showcasing their work on the artistsdirectory.co.uk website.

As the website has been specifically designed for showcasing the work of UK visual artists, you therefore acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to delete from the website without prior notification anyone registered that it solely deems as not being based in or genuinely connected in some way to the UK.

7. YOUR REGISTERED NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS

You may only register as an 'individual' under your own personal or 'Artist' name and personal email address and showing your own personal work and not that of a company or organisation name or email address.

Therefore you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to delete anyone registered that disregards this.

8. YOUR REGISTERED EMAIL ADDRESS

We ask that you always keep your registered email address up to date for contacting purposes in relaton to the website. Should you ever change your email address, you can update it at any time via your 'registered personal details' when logged in.

9. YOUR REGISTERED PASSWORD

Your password is personal and private to you and therefore you acknowledge and agree that you shall be solely responsible for any actions under your password. Should you ever wish or need to change your password, you can do so at any time via your 'registered personal details' when logged in.

10. PERSONAL WEBSITE LINKS

When registered, you may only show a link to a website on your 'gallery/profile page' that is personal to you, or personal to yourself and a limited number of colleagues.Therefore you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to delete any website links of those registered that disregard this.

11. YOUR SPECIALIST ARTFORM CATEGORIES

When registered, you can at any time choose and be listed in up to 3 'artforms' that you specialise in. If you choose more than one 'artform', your 'strip-profile' will appear in each of those 'artform' listings. For this reason and for the 'viewer', your 'strip-profile' should show at least one introductory example image of each 'artform' that you have chosen.

When choosing your specialist 'medium' and 'subject' categories, you should only pick those that you actually specialise in and that will predominantly relate to actual work that you have showing on the website.

The above is to ensure that viewers using the artistsdirectory.co.uk website are able to view examples of the kind of work they are searching for via the 'artform' listings and 'search art/artist by category' search fields.

Because of this, you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to at any time:- 1. Deselect any of your chosen specialist 'artforms' if any you have chosen do not relate in any way to the images/work that you have showing on your 'strip-profile'. 2. Change any image that you have showing on your 'strip-profile' via your image library if any that you have showing do not relate to your specialist chosen artforms. 3. Deselect any of your chosen specialist 'medium and subject' categories if any that you have chosen do not relate in any way or generally do not relate predominantly enough to the images/ work that you have showing among your viewable details.

12. YOUR VIEWABLE IMAGES

When registered, apart from if you wish to show an image of yourself as part of your profile on your main 'gallery/profile page', you may only show images of artistic/creative work. Therefore you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to delete/remove any images of those registered that artistsdirectory.co.uk solely alone judge as not being in any way of an artistic/creative nature or representing an artistic/creative form.

13. PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ARTFORM

Photography is limited to particular artistic subject matter of which the current list can be viewed via the 'search art/artist by category' button on the home page. You cannot register under the guise of photography and show common everyday subject matter such as images of holidays/family/friends//occasions etc or any images that would normally be regarded as not being of an artistic nature.

Therefore you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to remove/delete from the website anyone registered that chooses photography as their specialist artform and shows images that artistsdirectory.co.uk solely alone judge as not being in any way of an artistic nature.

14. QUALITY OF WORK

For viewers and the integrity of the website, you should only register as a visual artist on artistsdirectory.co.uk if you have a volume of work in whatever its form or subject matter that shows an obvious visual degree of competent artistic/creative ability and that could be regarded as visually interesting to those using the artistsdirectory.co.uk website to view particular artforms or specific categories of medium and/or subject matter an artform.

Therefore, you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to change any images showing on the introductory ‘strip-profile’ listings of anyone registered that artistsdirectory.co.uk solely alone judge as generally not being artistically or creatively competent enough to be initially visually interesting to viewers of the website, or to switch the visibility button to ‘off’ of anyone registered that has not yet uploaded enough sufficient images to do this.

You also acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to remove/delete from the website without prior notification anyone registered showing images of work that artistsdirectory.co.uk solely alone judge as generally not being artistically or creatively competent enough in their volume to be of any visual interest to viewers of the website.

15. VIEWABLE CONTACT DETAILS

When registered, showing your email address, personal website address, telephone number/s, postal address or any other form of personal contact details that you choose to have showing will be at your own discretion and risk. Therefore you acknowledge and agree that artisisdirectory.co.uk cannot be responsible or liable for any unsolicited correspondence you may receive or for anything that may happen as a result of others contacting you through any viewable contact details that you choose to have showing.

As artistsdirectory.co.uk has no involvement and charges no fees if you are commissioned or sell any work through being contacted via any contact details you choose to have showing, you therefore acknowledge and agree that artisisdirectory.co.uk cannot be responsible or liable for any loss or damages to artworks or monies involved in any transactions between yourself and anyone contacting you via the website to commission or purchase.

16. VIEWING EXTERNAL LINKS

artistsdirectory.co.uk does not imply any endorsements of resources, products or the services of any viewable websites via any of the links on the artistsdirectory.co.uk website such as art related links on the home page and personal website links of those registered. Therefore you acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites and resources and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk cannot be responsible or liable for anything that may happen as a result of that use.

17. CONTACTING THOSE REGISTERED

artistsdirectory.co.uk does not imply any endorsements of those registered in way of their work or services. Therefore you acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any of the contact details of those registered and also acknowledge and agree that artisisdirectory.co.uk cannot be responsible or liable for anything that may happen as a result of you contacting those registered through whatever contact details they choose to have showing.

As artistsdirectory.co.uk has no involvement and charges no fees if you commission or purchase any work through contacting any of those registered, you acknowledge and agree that artisisdirectory.co.uk cannot be responsible or liable for any loss or damages to artworks or monies involved in any such transactions between yourself and any of those registered.

18. COPYRIGHT

When registered, artistsdirectory.co.uk does not claim any form of copyright or ownership over any of your images that you have showing on the website. Images lawfully owned by you that you have showing on the website will be copyright to you, i.e. to the name of the 'registered artist' they relate to. (This is also mentioned as part of the copyright copy at the bottom of all 'strip-profile' results pages on the website.)

You may only show images on the artistsdirectory.co.uk website that are copyright to you, i.e. images of your own creation or lawfully owned by you. Therefore you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to remove/delete with no refund of any purchased extra gallery pages anyone registered deemed to be showing images that are the copyright of others.

(If you wish, via your 'image library' account step when logged in, you will be able to include i.e.'Copyright© your name 2009' to show alongside any of your images as part of their picture details when they are clicked to enlarge by viewers of the website.)

As artistsdirectory.co.uk is not the publisher and merely provides a website platform for those registered to show images of their work, it cannot be responsible or liable for any form of copyright infringement in way of any images showing on the viewable details of those registered. Should you believe that any images showing are not copyright to the name of the 'registered artist' they relate to, we ask that you contact artistsdirectory.co.uk with details of the copyright infringement including the name of the 'registered artist' and any contact details.

19. OFFENSIVE MATERIAL

When registered, You may not show images, text, or websites via links that would normally be regarded as offensive. Therefore you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to remove/delete any images, text or links to other websites of anyone registered that artistsdirectory.co.uk solely alone judge as being visually or verbally offensive such as pornographic, racist, obscene, violent or lewd material. You also acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk reserves the right to remove/delete anyone registered that blatantly disregards this.

20. TECHNICAL

You will need to ensure that your computers web browser is capable enough for usability of the website, as older versions of web browsers may not be designed to cope with basic current website technology which may result in pages among websites not viewing or working properly. We recommend that you keep updated and download the latest versions of your web browser that are compatible with your computers operating system. (Web browsers and their updates are free to download.)

We would also recommend downloading and using Mozilla 'Firefox' which is generally regarded as an excellent web browser and that by default upgrades/updates itself.

You will also need to ensure that your computers operating system is up to date enough for usability of the later versions of web browsers. If unsure, you should contact the supplier or manufacturer of your computer.

Out of the most commonly used web browsers and for optimum use of the website, we recommend that your web browser should be at least the following:-

Explorer 6 or higher

Safari 3 or higher

Firefox 2 or higher.

21. AVAILABILITY/MAINTENANCE

artistsdirectory.co.uk may occasionally have to go off air and be unavailable for brief periods of time due to routine maintenance and upgrades. Therefore you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk cannot be responsible or liable for any form of loss due to unavailability during any such periods.

22. SECURITY

Although the utmost is done to ensure security of the website, internet security is a complex issue and no system can be considered 100% secure. Should a security breach occur we would endeavour to react as quickly as possible to remedy the problem, however, you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk cannot assume responsibility or be liable for anything that may happen as a result of registered details being compromised in the unlikely event of a security breach.

23. FUTURE

Although artistsdirectory.co.uk has been created with the aim of it also becoming a future archive, the life span and longevity of the website obviously cannot be stipulated or guaranteed in any way simply through being unable to foresee any future circumstances or events that may possibly prohibit that aim. Therefore you acknowledge and agree that artistsdirectory.co.uk cannot be responsible or liable to reimburse the cost of any extra gallery pages or any form of loss if the website becomes unavailable or is deleted or destroyed due to any circumstances or events on the internet infrastructure that are outside of its control.

You acknowledge that artistsdirectory.co.uk cannot be responsible for any form of loss should you need to re-upload images and/or re-create worded details in the extremely unlikely event of them being lost or deleted from your viewable details because of a technical aberration..Should any such extremely unlikely event occur and 'all' of your registered and viewable details are lost or deleted from the website, you also acknowledge that artistsdirectory.co.uk cannot be responsible or liable for any form of loss other than to reimburse by way of supplying free registration and free extra gallery pages to re-create them.