Artacademia.net is an original site and a social networking service to host text, images, photographs, videos and music on the theme of art free of charge and to allow users to view, listen, put online, store, share and comment on their own artistic creations and those of other users.
Users may not communicate through this site any content (text, photos, video, works of art, sound recordings, data etc.) which is protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights owned by third parties, unless permission to do so has been expressly granted by the rights holder. Proof of such permission must be supplied when uploading the content.
Artacademia.net does not and cannot review content uploaded by users, and is not responsible for any content posted. Artacademia.net reserves the right to refuse, delete, move or edit, at its sole discretion, content that it deems in violation of the law. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of the content they communicate.
If you are registered and you have an account through which you publish your texts, images, photographs, audiovisual work, videos and music online, as well as your comments (all of which are called hereafter “Your Content”), Artacademia.net does not acquire any property rights with regard to Your Content. If you choose to make Your Content accessible to other users (individually or in groups), you declare that you accept that they can, free of charge and to purely personal ends, download, copy, view, listen to and share Your Content on the Site or from the Site, on other fixed or mobile electronic communications media, for all of the time that Your Content is hosted on the Site. In addition, during the time that Your Content is hosted and strictly within the scope of applications making the Site accessible via Internet or other electronic communications media, you authorize us to reproduce and/or represent Your Content and, if need be, adapt its format to this effect. You are also informed that, in view of the intrinsic characteristics of the Internet, data submitted, in particular Your Content, is not protected against risks of appropriation and/or hacking, for which we will not be held responsible in any case whatsoever. It is up to you, if relevant, to take all appropriate measures to protect this data.
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You agree that Artacademia.net will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors or omissions, loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of use of any content posted on this site. You agree that you 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.
We are not legally bound to any general obligation of surveillance of content transmitted or stored via the Site.
Generally, Artacademia.net will not be held responsible under any circumstances for content made available through the Site and for relations that may be established between users of the Site, in particular if information and/or data should be false, deceptive or misleading in their appearance.
In addition, the Site may contain links to other Internet sites that have no affiliation with Artacademia.net. Artacademia.net makes no guarantee and will in no case be held responsible for the nature and content of the said sites nor for damage or prejudice that you might suffer through connection to the said sites, even by clicking on a link appearing on one of the pages of the Site.
Users may not communicate through this site any content which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or in any way violates any laws.
By placing Your Content on the Site, you are bound to comply with legal and regulatory provisions in force. It is therefore your responsibility to ensure that the storage and distribution of Your Content via the Site does not constitute (i) a violation of third party intellectual property rights (copyright and/or similar rights), (ii) damage to persons (in particular defamation, abuse, etc.) or invasion of privacy, (iii) offences to public order and standards of good behaviour (in particular, vindication of crimes against humanity, incitement to racial hatred, child pornography, etc.). By putting Your Content online and at the disposal of Other Users on and/or through the Site, you guarantee that you hold all rights and authorizations necessary from holders concerned, and that Your Content in no case constitutes one of the offences stated in (ii) and (iii) above.
In addition, you undertake to make very effort to ensure that all information and data in Your Content is correct and cannot mislead Other Users. Failing this, Your Content will be removed and/or your account will be deactivated without prior notice. Moreover, you will personally incur civil and/or penal sanctions specific to the litigious content (prison terms and/or fines and/or sentence to pay damages, publicity measures, etc.). In view of the community nature of the Site and in order to respect the sensibilities of other users, it is up to the user to maintain certain ethics as to the content placed online and in particular to abstain from distributing any content of a violent or pornographic nature.
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We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Artacademia.net or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it. You should take adequate steps to ensure that you virus check regularly when using Artacademia.net on your computer, PDA or phone.
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You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
The Site is normally accessible continuously, apart from interruptions, programmed or not, for maintenance or cases of force majeure. We will not be held responsible for any damages, whatever their nature, as a result of the Site not being available.
The computerized registers conserved in our systems in accordance with due diligence with regard to security, are considered as proof of sending of emails, registration forms, and downloading of content. Archiving of registration forms is carried out using media that can ensure faithful and durable retention as required by the legal provisions in force. If there is a divergence between our registers and documents on paper or electronic format that you possess, our computerized registers will constitute final proof.
Data collected and later processed by ourselves concerns data that you send to us voluntarily via the Site registration form and includes at least your username and a valid email address. Data collected automatically by the Site includes your IP address (the address of your computer), and excludes any other. You are informed that the Site may implement an automatic tracking procedure (cookie) that you can block, if you are not a registered user, by modifying the relevant parameters of your Internet browser.
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Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Artacademia.net; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
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