Terms & Conditions
Protecting Your Art Portfolio
As an artist, it's important to protect your rights and work. The Terms & Conditions set forth the legal boundaries governing the activities of the website visitors, or your customers, while they visit or engage with your art portfolio website. The T&C are meant to establish the legal relationship between the site visitors and you as the owner of this website.
The Importance of T&C for an Art Portfolio Website
Having said that, T&C should be defined according to the specific needs and nature of your art portfolio website. For example, the T&C may outline the permitted use of your artwork, the restrictions on reproducing or distributing your work, and the copyright ownership. T&C provide you as the website owner the ability to protect yourself from potential legal exposure, so make sure to receive local legal advice if you are trying to protect yourself from legal exposure.
What to Include in the T&C Document
Generally speaking, T&C often address these types of issues: Who is allowed to use the website; the possible payment methods; a declaration that the website owner may change his or her offering in the future; the types of warranties the website owner gives his or her customers; a reference to issues of intellectual property or copyrights, where relevant; the website owner’s right to suspend or cancel a member’s account; and much much more. To learn more about this, check out our article “Creating a Terms and Conditions Policy”.