Welcome to Art Mashariki!
Art Mashariki (the "Site") is provided to you for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication through our featured content and interactive functionality available via the Internet (the “Art Mashariki Services").
Content on the Site
You understand that all information, data, text, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, software, tags, advertisements or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not Art Mashariki, are entirely responsible for all Information and Content that you fill in and give us to upload on your portfolio page on Art Mashariki. We only create our member’s pages from the information and images they send to us and do not control the Content found on our members’ pages and, as such, we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and disclaim any and all liability in connection with such Content. The opinions expressed in postings or other Content provided through the Art Mashariki Services are not necessarily those of Art Mashariki or its owner, content providers, advertisers, sponsors, affiliated or related entities. You understand that by using the Art Mashariki Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. You understand that we are not obligated to pre-screen, regularly review, monitor, delete or otherwise change the Content associated with the Art Mashariki Services. We do, however, reserve the right to do so at any time in our sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, and to delete any Content with or without notice. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available through the Art Mashariki Services.
Responsibility for Your Content (Member Content)
Because Art Mashariki does not permit infringement of intellectual property rights through the Art Mashariki Services, we will remove all Member Content if properly notified that such Site Content or Member Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights and at our sole discretion.
You agree that you will not submit Member Content that violates the Rules, found here, or material contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
Member Content: Ownership & Licenses
We do not claim ownership rights over your Member Content. Art Mashariki will not use or share any of our Members’ Content without seeking express written permission from the Owner of the Content.
However, you grant us the following worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to publicly display Member Content through the Art Mashariki Services, solely for the purpose for which such Member Content was submitted or made available. This limited license exists only for so long as you elect to include Member Content through the Art Mashariki Services and it will terminate at the time you remove or we remove such Member Content from the Art Mashariki Services. You grant each user of the Art Mashariki Services a non-exclusive license to access your Member Content through the Art Mashariki Services.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that once Member Content is incorporated into other aspects of the Art Mashariki Services by Art Mashariki and/or its members, Art Mashariki is under no obligation to delete or ask or require other Art Mashariki members to delete that Member Content, and therefore, it may continue to appear and be used through the Art Mashariki Services indefinitely pursuant to an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license. You understand and agree that we may retain, but will not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of Member Content that have been removed or deleted.
Permitted Use of Content
The content associated with the Art Mashariki Services, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photographs, sounds, music, videos, visual interface, design, computer code, interactive features and the like ("Site Content") and the trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos contained therein, except all Member Content, are owned by or licensed to Art Mashariki, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, Art Mashariki does not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in and to the Art Mashariki Services and the Site Content are retained by Art Mashariki.
Copyright Infringement Policy
We have adopted a policy of disabling or terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, the account of any Art Mashariki member who infringes the intellectual property rights of you, us, or any third party. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to have an Art Mashariki portfolio page, you must complete and submit an application form that will then be vetted by our admin to determine whether the portfolio page will be created or not.
Each member's right to use the Art Mashariki Services is personal to the member and members are entirely responsible for any and all activities which occur under their account whether authorized or not authorized. You agree to notify Art Mashariki of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known or that should be known to you. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your interaction with other members of the Site, and that we have no obligation to monitor or resolve disputes between members of the Site.
Act as an agent, affiliate or representative of the Art Mashariki Services and utilize the Art Mashariki Services or Member Content or Site Content for any commercial purpose other than for which the Art Mashariki Services is intended without our express written permission,
Access, monitor or copy any content or information of the Art Mashariki Services using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission,
Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionate burden on our infrastructure, or
"Frame," "mirror" or otherwise incorporate any part of the Art Mashariki Services into any other website without our prior written permission.
You agree not to use the Art Mashariki Services for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of Art Mashariki. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without our express approval:
Sale of access to the Art Mashariki Services on another website,
Use of the Art Mashariki Services for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue,
Sale of advertising on the Art Mashariki Services or any third-party website, targeted specific Member Content or Site Content, and
Use of the Art Mashariki Services that we find, in our sole discretion, to use our resources or Member Content with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for the Art Mashariki, Site Content, or Member Content.
Unauthorized commercial uses do not include uploading Member Content to the Art Mashariki Services to promote your business or artistic enterprise, or any use that Art Mashariki expressly authorizes in writing.
In addition, the following behaviors or activities are strictly prohibited when using the Art Mashariki Services by any member or Art Mashariki Services user:
Strong, vulgar, obscene or otherwise harmful language,
Racially, ethnically or otherwise, objectionable language,
Harassing, intimidating, stalking or threatening other Art Mashariki members,
Libelous, defamatory or otherwise tortious language,
Impersonation of another person,
Posting, distributing, transmitting or promoting illegal Content,
Invasion of another's privacy,
Actions that are hurtful to minors,
Posting, providing, transmitting or otherwise making available any materials or information infringing on the rights of a third party,
Posting, providing, transmitting or otherwise making available any junk mail or spam, and
Posting, uploading, emailing or otherwise transmitting any material that contains any malicious computer code, or reverse engineering or hacking any materials associated with the Art Mashariki Services.
Termination of Service
Membership Fees / Refund Policy
Membership fees are charged up-front. Art Mashariki does not provide refunds or credits for any membership fees. Downgrades to a less expensive membership or cancellation of any membership or termination of any membership will not result in any refund or credit of fees already paid. The cancellation or downgrade of a membership will go into effect at the end of the then-current billing cycle. We may offer other paid services or features associated with the Art Mashariki Services, subject to specified terms and conditions, which are incorporated by this reference.
The Art Mashariki Services may provide links to other websites or resources. Because we have no control over such websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Art Mashariki is not responsible for the availability of such external websites and resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that we will not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.
Children Online Protection Act Notification
We hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at ParentalSoftware.org's website, http://www.parentalsoftware.org.
Art Mashariki is a registered trademark and logo. You agree that all Art Mashariki's trademarks, including Art Mashariki trade names, service marks, logos and service names are trademarks and the property of Art Mashariki. Without our prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner any Art Mashariki mark. All trademarks included in the Art Mashariki Services not owned by Art Mashariki are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Art Mashariki Services may be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any right or license to use any trademark.
Disclaimer of Warranties / Limitation of Liability
You understand and agree that the Art Mashariki Services are provided "AS-IS" or "AS AVAILABLE," and that we assume no responsibility for your ability to (or any costs or fees associated with your ability to) obtain access to the Art Mashariki Services, nor do we assume any liability for the failure to store or maintain any user communications or personal settings.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer, exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the foregoing disclaimer, exclusion and limitation may not apply to you, and you may have other legal rights that vary according to jurisdiction. In no event will damages provided by law, if any, apply unless they are required to apply by law, notwithstanding their exclusion by contract.
We disclaim all liability for any loss or damage arising out of your communications or dealings with any of the businesses, advertisers, Art Mashariki members or users of the Art Mashariki Services. Your communications or dealings with such businesses, advertisers, members and users are solely between you and them, although we reserve the right to monitor disputes between you and them.
Our maximum aggregate liability to you for any causes whatsoever, and regardless of the form of action, shall at all times be limited to the greater of (A) the amount paid, if any, by you to us in connection with the Art Mashariki Services in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, or (B) KES 10,000.00. You and Art Mashariki agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Art Mashariki Services must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
If you promote a contest, sweepstakes or giveaway on Art Mashariki without our express, advanced approval, you do so at your risk and you assume all risk and liability; you further agree to hold Art Mashariki harmless from any claim, demand or damages.
If there is any claim or dispute about or involving the Art Mashariki Services, you agree that the claim or dispute will be governed by the laws of The Republic of Kenya, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to waive any and all objections to jurisdiction and to venue. The Art Mashariki Services are controlled and offered by Art Mashariki in Kenya and we make no representation that materials associated with the Art Mashariki Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from jurisdictions where the content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to use or access the Art Mashariki Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.