TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This website and blog are operated by Helen Shiner. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before you start to use this website and/or blog. By using this website and/or blog, you indicate that you accept the terms and conditions and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using this site.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, Helen Shiner makes no warranty in respect of the timeliness, accuracy or availability of information provided on this website and blog. The information provided is subject to our Privacy Policy, which you should read before accessing such information.

LEGAL AGREEMENT

By visiting this website and blog, and/or any page accessible on this site you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions set out below (‘the Terms’) without modification. By accessing and using the website and/or blog, you acknowledge that you are bound by the Terms.

If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms, you should not access or use the website or blog.

Helen Shiner may modify the Terms at her absolute discretion from time to time without individual notice to you. You will be deemed to have accepted any modifications, if you continue to use the website and blog, after they have been posted.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Helen Shiner (‘I’, ‘my’, ‘we’, ‘our’ and related expressions) is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on this website and blog (including its layout, design and graphics), subject to the qualification mentioned in the next paragraph, and of all materials published on it. These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Photographs of various artists’ works are reproduced on this website and blog. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that we are the owner or licensee of the copyright of each photograph reproduced on this site. However, it is possible that we may have inadvertently reproduced a photograph, which we are not authorised to do so. No permission is given by the copyright owner of any such unauthorised photograph and any visitor to this site who uses or downloads it may infringe the owner’s rights. If you believe that you are the copyright owner of a photograph reproduced on this site without your authority, please contact Helen Shiner at info(at)helenshiner.co.uk or via our Contact page.

Without the express written consent of Helen Shiner, you may not use, transfer, copy or reproduce any part of the content, the website or blog or its source HTML code in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, except for the sole purpose of viewing its content. This includes electronic reproduction by uploading or downloading.

You warrant that it is legal for you to view this site in the jurisdiction to which you are subject. You are responsible for compliance with all laws of that jurisdiction, in viewing or using the content.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors and owners of copyright of material on our website and blog must always be fully and properly acknowledged.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website or blog in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR BLOG

Wherever you are asked to provide information in connection with this website and/or blog, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete details. You are not obliged to provide us with any optional information requested.

You agree not to:

• impersonate another person or use a false name or a name you are unauthorised to use, or create a false identity or origin or e-mail address or try to mislead us or others as to identity or origin of any communications or to provide inaccurate or unreliable contact details;

• modify, access or make available data stored on a computer or device which you have accessed through our network, when either: the owner of the data, computer or device has taken steps to prevent you from doing this; or the owner has expressed a wish that you do not do this;

• make available or upload files that contain software or other material, data or information not owned by or licensed to you or collect information about others (eg. names/addresses) without their prior consent;

• damage, interfere with or disrupt access to the website and/or blog or do anything which might impair its functionality;

• use the website and/or blog in any way to send unsolicited (commercial or otherwise) e-mail (‘spam’) or any material for marketing or publicity purposes, or any similar abuse of either; publish, post, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit, defamatory offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent or other unlawful or objectionable material or information;

• make available, upload or distribute by any means any material or files that contain any viruses, bugs, corrupt data, ‘trojan horses’, ‘worms’, or any other harmful software;

• falsify the true ownership of software or other material or information contained in a file made available via the website and/or blog;

• or obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorised access, through whatever means, to the website and/or blog.

OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

Please see our Privacy Policy.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY

You agree to use this website and/or blog entirely at your own risk.

In preparing the website and blog, Helen Shiner has endeavoured to offer current, correct and clearly expressed information. We make no representations or warranties of any kind about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information contained on the website for any purpose. Helen Shiner expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including, without limitation, warranties of technical efficiency, satisfactory quality, availability, non-infringement, completeness and fitness for a particular purpose. Helen Shiner accepts no liability for any reliance placed by any person on such information.

The material displayed on it is provided on an ‘as is’ basis without any guarantees or warranties of any kind, express or implied. To the extent permitted by law, we, any employees and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it (including, without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts and loss of goodwill) and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

We reserve the right to remove any information or material on the website and/or blog without warning, and without prejudice to any other accrued rights, and/or make available such information or material when required to do so by law or when requested to do so by regulatory bodies or law enforcement organisations.

AVAILABILITY

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, your access to or use of the website and/or blog with or without notice.

VIRUS PROTECTION AND COMPATIBILITY

While certain precautions have been taken to detect computer viruses and ensure security, we cannot guarantee that the website and blog are virus-free and secure.

Helen Shiner shall not be liable for any loss or damage which occurs as a result of any virus or breach of security. We do not give any warranties as to the compatibility of the website and/or with your computer systems, software and/or hardware.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

This website and blog contain links to websites operated by parties other than Helen Shiner (‘third party websites’). These links are provided for your convenience. When you activate one of them, you will leave this website and/or blog. We have no control over, and will accept no responsibility for, or liability in respect of, material on any website that is not under our control.

The inclusion of links to third party websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their operators.

You agree not arrange for any third party website to be connected to any part of this website and/or blog by way of hyperlink or otherwise without Helen Shiner’s written consent.

TERMINATION

We may restrict your access to the website or blog, refuse to correspond with you, and/or remove your details from the relevant database without prejudice to any other accrued rights, without prior notice to you where:

there is a regulatory or statutory change limiting the ability to provide access to the website and/or blog; there is any event beyond our reasonable control, which prevents access to the website and/or blog (for example, and without limitation, technical difficulties, capacity problems and communications failures); or we consider in our sole discretion that you are abusing the website and/or blog or are otherwise acting in breach of these Terms.