Purchases of Original Works of Art
As a client, you may purchase Original Works of Art that are listed by the Artists on the services. When you purchase such an Original Work of Art through the services at Galleria Balmain, you are purchasing the work from the Artist or merchant identified on the listing for such work and not from Galleria Balmain. Prices for Original Works of Art and other products will be as specified on the applicable listing. You acknowledge that prices do not include shipping and handling charges (unless specifically indicated on the Site) or applicable Taxes (defined below) including VAT, if any, for which you are responsible and which will be separately identified on your receipt. Galleria Balmain and/or its third party service providers will collect your billing and shipping information and process your payment. Certain Original Works of Art (including, but not limited to, oversized works and sculptures) may require additional shipping and handling charges and special arrangements. The Artist identified on the listing of the Original Work of Art will ship the purchased work directly to you, using our tracked and insured courier where necessary. The terms and conditions of Galleria Balmains then-current Return Policy apply to any Original Works of Art that you purchase through the services. When you purchase Original Works of Art via Online Sales (other than via the services) such purchases will be subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Online Sales channels which will be presented to you at the time of purchase.
As a client, you may purchase Printed Works that are listed by the Artists on the Galleria Balmain website. Prices for Printed Works will be as specified on the applicable listing. You acknowledge that prices do not include shipping and handling charges or applicable Taxes (defined below), including VAT, if any, for which you are responsible and that will be separately identified on your receipt. When you purchase Printed Works through the services, Galleria Balmain and its third party service providers will collect your billing and shipping information will be collected, your payment will be processed, Printed Works will be shipped directly to you, using our tracked and insured courier where necessary. The terms and conditions of Galleria Balmain then-current Return Policy apply to any Printed Works that you purchase through the services. When you purchase Printed Works via Online Sales (other than via the services) and Offline Sales such purchases will be subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Online Sales and Offline Sales channels, which will be presented to you at the time of purchase.
THE SERVICES, GALLERIA BALMAIN CONTENT AND ARTIST OR MERCHANTS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, GALLERIA BALMAIN EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. GALLERIA BALMAIN MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, SERVICES, GALLERIA BALMAIN CONTENT, ARTIST OR MERCHANT CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. GALLERIA BALMAIN MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY WORKS, SERVICES, CONTENT OR PRODUCTS PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM GALLERIA BALMAIN OR THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. NO ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN OR PURCHASE MADE BASED UPON ANY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES. YOU SHOULD SEEK INDEPENDENT ADVICE FROM A PROFESSIONAL AND/OR A PERSON WHO IS KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE APPLICABLE AREA BEFORE ACTING UPON ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS OR USERS OF THE SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS, GALLERIA BALMAIN DOES NOT SCREEN OR INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ARTISTS OR MERCHANTS OR OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES, NOR DOES GALLERIA BALMAIN MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ANY MEMBERS OR USERS OF THE SERVICES. GALLERIA BALMAIN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SERVICES. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH GALLERIA BALMAIN AND MERCHANTS OR USERS OF THE SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Galleria Balmain, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the services, Galleria Balmain content or online content, or your violation of these Terms.
Limitation of Liability
You acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the entire risk arising out of your access to and use of the services, Galleria Balmain content and its online content remains with you. Neither Galleria Balmain nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the services, Galleria Balmain content or online content will be liable for any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages, including lost profits, loss of data or loss of goodwill, service interruption, computer damage or system failure or the cost of substitute products or services, or for any damages for personal or bodily injury or emotional distress arising out of or in connection with these Terms or from the use of or inability to use the services, Galleria Balmain content or its online content, or from any communications, interactions or meetings with other clients or users of the services or other persons with whom you communicate or interact as a result of your use of the services, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or any other legal theory, and whether or not Galleria Balmain has been informed of the possibility of such damage, even if a limited remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
In no event will Galleria Balmain aggregate liability arising out of or in connection with these Terms or from the use of or inability to use the services, Galleria Balmain content or its online content exceed:
(i) if you are an Artist who has sold Original Works of Art or has licensed Digital Works and has received any Artist Revenue Share from Galleria Balmain from the sale of Printed Works, the total payments made or credited to you by Galleria Balmain for the sale of your Original Works of Art and/or from the sale of Printed Works based on your licensed Digital Works during the three (3) month period preceding the date a claim for liability arises under these Terms; and
(ii) if you are a client who has purchased Original Works of Art or Printed Works, the total payments that you made to Galleria Balmain for the Original Works of Art and/or Printed Works that are the subject of a claim. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between Galleria Balmain and you. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Proprietary Rights Notices
All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of Galleria Balmain used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Galleria Balmain or its licensors. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective parties.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You and we expressly agree that any claim or dispute must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court or arbitration located in Los Angeles County, California, except as described in the Agreement to Arbitrate below or as otherwise mutually agreed by the parties.
It is our goal that the services meet your expectations and provide excellent service. However, there may be instances when you feel that we have made a mistake or left you disappointed in some way. In those instances, we are committed to working with you to reach a reasonable resolution that satisfies you; however, we can only do this if we know about and understand your concern. Therefore, for any problem or dispute that you may have with us, you acknowledge and agree that you will, as an initial matter, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to describe to us the nature of your complaint or dissatisfaction. This should lead to resolution, but if for some reason your problem or dispute is not resolved satisfactorily within thirty (30) days after our receipt of your written description of it, you agree to the further dispute resolution provisions below. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the informal resolution process described in this paragraph is a precondition to pursuing any other process, so please do not forget to contact us first.
Mutual Agreement to Arbitrate
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS. BY ELECTING ARBITRATION, YOU AND WE AGREE TO ARBITRATE ANY CLAIMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNLESS YOU OPT-OUT. YOU AND WE AGREE THAT ALL SUCH CLAIMS WILL BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PROPOSED CLASS ACTION. WHETHER OR NOT YOU OPT-OUT, HOWEVER, YOU ARE GIVING UP A RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY. YOU AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT DISCOVERY AND APPEAL RIGHTS ARE MORE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, local, or other court or agency, WILL have the exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of THESE TERMS AND this Agreement to arbitrate, including but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of THESE TERMS OR this Agreement to Arbitrate is void or voidable.
You and we agree that, except as expressly set forth below, the sole and exclusive forum and remedy for any and all disputes and claims that cannot be resolved informally and that relate in any way to or arise out of your use of the services and these Terms or to any products or services sold or distributed through the services, will be final and binding arbitration, except to the extent that either party has, in any manner, infringed upon or violated, or threatened to infringe upon or violate, the rights of either party or any third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or publicity rights or is seeking to vindicate public rights, in which case both sides acknowledge that arbitration is not an adequate remedy and that injunctive or other appropriate relief may be sought by either party and/or the applicable third party(ies) on an individual basis in a court located in Los Angeles County, California. You and we acknowledge that this Agreement to Arbitrate affects interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to arbitrations under this Agreement to Arbitrate (despite any other choice of law provision). As a limited exception to this mutual Agreement to Arbitrate, you and we agree that either party may take claims to small claims court, if the claims qualify for hearing by such court.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to our registered agent.
For users in the United States, the arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA’s rules are available at adr.org/consumer or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules.
For users outside of the United States, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, or the breach thereof, will be determined by arbitration administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution in accordance with its International Expedited Procedures (“ICDR Expedited Procedures”). The arbitration will be decided by a sole arbitrator appointed in accordance with the ICDR Expedited Procedures.
Means and Fees
In the interest of efficiency and fairness, you and we agree that the arbitration proceeding will be based solely on written submissions, unless the arbitrator deems an oral hearing strictly necessary. Should the arbitrator deem an oral hearing to be necessary, such hearing will be conducted via telephone or other electronic or technical means, or if that’s not possible, in person in the jurisdiction where you reside or at another mutually agreed upon location. The language of the arbitration will be English or, for users who reside outside of the U.S., the official language of your jurisdiction. The arbitrator’s award will be final and binding, and judgment may be entered upon it by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party will have the right to use legal counsel in connection with arbitration at its own expense. If you initiate arbitration, we will reimburse you for filing, administration and arbitrator fees for claims total less than USD $10,000, unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. We are not responsible for reimbursing you for costs incurred by you for legal counsel, travel or other out-of-pocket costs or expenses. We will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.
Right to Opt-Out
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO OPT-OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE by sending an email to email@example.com or by mailing us at 4 Burland Road, London. SW11 6SA. Attention: Legal Department. Such opt-out must be given within the earlier of thirty (30) days of approving your first purchase of products on the services or your first upload of artwork to the services or if we make any changes to this Agreement to Arbitrate which alter your rights, within thirty (30) days after the effective date of such revision to this Agreement to Arbitrate. Any opt-out received after such deadline will be ineffective and this Agreement to Arbitrate will remain in full force and effect, except as expressly provided above. If you opt-out of this Agreement to Arbitrate, we also will not be bound by the terms of this Agreement to Arbitrate.
Class Action Waiver
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NO ARBITRATION OR OTHER CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS WILL BE JOINED TO ANY OTHER ARBITRATION OR CLAIM, INCLUDING ANY ARBITRATION OR CLAIM INVOLVING ANY OTHER CURRENT OR FORMER USER OF THE SERVICES, AND NO CLASS, COLLECTIVE, AND/OR REPRESENTATIVE ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE PERMITTED. In the event that this CLASS ACTION WAIVER is deemed unenforceable with respect to any particular claim otherwise subject to arbitration, then that claim will not proceed in arbitration but rather will be resolved in a court of competent jurisdiction. If that occurs, however, this Agreement to Arbitrate and this Class Action Waiver still will be fully enforceable as to all other claims, which must be resolved in arbitration on an individual basis.
Waiver of Trial by Judge or Jury
YOU AND WE AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE DISPUTES YOU AND WE ARE GIVING UP ANY RIGHT THAT YOU OR WE MAY HAVE TO A JUDGE OR JURY TRIAL WITH REGARD TO ALL CLAIMS SUBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE. YOU AND WE FURTHER AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM HEARD IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION WILL BE HEARD BY A JUDGE INSTEAD OF A JURY, EXCEPT WHERE A JURY TRIAL WAIVER IS NOT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation of Actions
You and we agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim of cause of action arising from or relating to use of the services, or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or will be forever barred.
Notice for California Users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the online services are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
Users from Other Jurisdictions
The services are controlled and operated by Galleria Balmain. We do not represent or warrant that the services, or any part thereof, are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the services, do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. You also are subject to United States export controls in connection with your use of the services and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including, without limitation, any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. We may limit the availability of the services, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction that we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Galleria Balmain and you regarding the services and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Galleria Balmain and you regarding the services.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Galleria Balmain prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Galleria Balmain may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications permitted to required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be in writing and given: (i) by Galleria Balmain via email (in each case to the address that you provide) or (ii) by posting to the services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
The failure of Galleria Balmain to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Galleria Balmain. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
Galleria Balmain online respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.
It is Galleria Balmains policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Galleria Balmain will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Galleria Balmain website (the "Site") that are reported to Galleria Balmain’s Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to Galleria Balmain’s Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of the notice as described below, Galleria Balmain will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the site.
DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement ("Notice")
"I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed."