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Russian Paintings Gallery - painting gallery dedicated to the contemporary Russian fine art: painting, graphic arts, batic, art object, sculpture, icon, mosaic, art embroidered painting, art dolls, art glass, art enamel, hand-made copies of paintings, wall painting, аpplied arts, aerography arts, prints, giclees, posters, portrait on order, photography.

Web Site Service Agreement

The following is the Web site service agreement (the "Agreement") under which you (the "User") may use the services provided on the Russian Paintings Gallery (the "Company") Web site (the "Web Site" - https://www.russianpaintings.net/). Please read this page carefully. Using the services provided by the Company through the Web Site, you accept and agree to be bound, without modification, limitation or qualification to the Agreement. The Company may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise the Agreement at any time by updating the text of this page. You are bound by any such modification or revision and should therefore visit this page periodically to review the Agreement.

Contents

1. Subject of the Agreement

2. Entry of the Agreement into Force

3. Costs of the Paid Services

4. Rights and Obligations of the Parties

5. Liability and Liability Limitations of the Parties

6. Rules of Using of the Web Site

7. Rules of Publishing Information about Artworks

8. Rules of Selling Artworks

9. Rules of Ordering Advertisement on the Web Site

10. Final Provisions

1. Subject of the Agreement

1.1 The subject of the Agreement is provision the following services to the User by the Company:

1.1.1 Providing opportunities to discuss and rate artworks and articles published on the Web Site, participate in the Forum in accordance with the Rules of Using of the Web Site.

1.1.2 Providing opportunity to publish information about artworks on the Web Site in accordance with the Rules of Publishing Information about Artworks.

1.1.3 Providing escrow services in accordance with the Rules of Selling Artworks.

1.1.4 Providing opportunity to publish information about artworks on the Web Site in accordance with the Rules of Ordering Advertisement on the Web Site.

2. Entry of the Agreement into Force

2.1 The User accepts (expresses the acceptance of) the terms of the Agreement at the time of the User's registration on the Web Site.

3. Costs of the Paid Services

3.1 Publishing information about artists from all countries and their artworks is paid. The monthly advance payment of the equivalent of 2 € is charged for each placement of the new author. The payment for at least 3 months is charged for the initial placement of each author. The price of placement is described in more details on the Prices page.

3.2 The Company charges a fee for the transactions made by the User with the assistance of the Company, as well as for some paid services. The order of transactions and provision of paid services is governed by the Rules of Selling Artworks and the Rules of Ordering Advertisement on the Web Site.

3.3 Amount of Commission

3.3.1 The amount of commission is selected by the User for each submitted by him artist in the "Payment for Site Services" section of this artist on the basis of the available values.

3.3.2 The amount of commission may vary under different conditions of the transaction. Read more about the various terms of the transaction in the Rules of Selling Artworks section.

3.3.3 If according to the customer's wish the transaction is carried out directly between the User and the buyer, the minimum commission is 15%. Commission is taken from the displayed price of the artwork.

3.3.4 If according to the customer's wish the Company provides escrow services in the transaction, the minimum commission is 20%. Commission is taken from the displayed price of the artwork.

3.3.5 If according to the customer's wish the Company provides escrow services in the transaction and delivers the goods, the minimum commission is 25%. Commission is taken from the displayed price of the artwork.

3.3.6 The amount of commission can be higher if the User chose other values for the amount of the commission for any added by him artist. The selected amount of commission affects the artist's rating in the system: the higher the commission percentage, the higher the rating of the artist.

3.4 At least 1 time in 30 days the user must confirm the actuality of information for each of submitted by him artists. Confirmation is carried out in the Personal area by checking of the reliability of information provided in all sections related to the artist and subsequent clicking of the actuality confirmation button on the "Actuality of Information" page of each artist. Artists with overdue actuality of information are being removed from the website, and users who sumitted them are being blocked from being able to submit artists and artworks. For unlocking of this option an advance payment of the equivalent of 25 € is charged.

3.5 The costs of advertising is indicated in the Advertising Campaign section of the Personal area.

4. Rights and Obligations of the Parties

4.1 User Rights

4.1.1 To publish the information about artists and artworks on the Web Site.

4.1.2 To discuss and rate the artworks published on the Web Site.

4.1.3 To participate in the Forum.

4.1.4 To publish thematic materials on the Web Site in agreement with the Company.

4.1.5 To abandon the use of services under the Agreement at any time in the absence of financial indebtedness to the Company notifying the Company via e-mail.

4.2 User Responsibilities

4.2.1 To observe the Rules of Using of the Web Site, the Rules of Publishing Information about Artworks, the Rules of Selling Artworks, the Rules of Ordering Advertisement on the Web Site.

4.2.2 To provide the accurate contact information (full name, country and city of residence, e-mail address, phone numbers) for communication by filling in the registration form. Keep information up to date.

4.2.3 Provide for the immediate sale any artwork with the status "For sale" at the request of the representative of the Company.

4.3 Company Rights

4.3.1 To implement moderation on the Web Site at its sole discretion.

4.3.2 To edit and / or delete any information of the User from the Web Site if it is contrary to the Agreement and the laws of the Russian Federation.

4.3.3 If the Company becomes aware of the violation of the Agreement by the User, the Company may suspend the User's access to various Web Site services, reduce the rating of the artist, refuse to provide services to the User, restrict User's access on the Web Site.

4.3.4 If the User has been inactive on the Web Site for a long time, his account may be blocked or deleted by the Company.

4.3.5 To set, cancel or change fees for the provided services.

4.3.6 To determine the rating for each artist posted by the User on the Web Site.

4.3.7 To estimate the correspondence of assigned by the user costs of the artworks placed by him to their artistic level and art education of an artist.

4.4 Company Responsibilities

4.4.1 To provide the User with the opportunity to publish information about artists and artworks on the Web Site.

4.4.2 To assist in the subsequent artworks selling in accordance with the Rules of Selling Artworks.

4.4.3 To provide the User with the opportunity to discuss and rate artworks publeshed on the Web Site, as well as to participate in the Forum.

4.4.4 To provide the User with order information and contact details of buyers via e-mail upon receipt of orders for artworks published by the User on the Web Site.

4.4.5 To inform the User of setting, cancelling or changing fees for the provided services by changing the Agreement.

5. Liability and Limitation of Liability

5.1 The parties bear responsibility for any failure to perform or improper performance of their obligations under the Agreement in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation.

5.2 Any liability of the Company to the User is also subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Web Site usage.

5.3 The User is responsible for the accuracy of the publishing information about artworks and for its compliance with the laws of the Russian Federation.

6. Rules of Using of the Web Site

6.1. The User is Forbidden

6.1.1 To register multiple accounts.

6.1.2 To register User name and use avatars violating generally accepted moral and ethical standards, containing advertising, similar to those already existing to the extent of mixing.

6.1.3 To offend users of the Web Site in any form.

6.1.4 To publish links to Web sites, advertising texts, messages of a commercial nature, images containing advertising, trademarks, logos, contact information in any public area of the Web Site unless unless it is the Forum "Advertisements" or "Vacancies and Resumes" section.

6.1.5 To publish any information violating the exclusive intellectual property rights of other users or third parties.

6.1.6 To use for communication any language other than English, transliteration, pseudographics, to write in capital letters and to use too many emoticons and quotations.

6.1.7 To publish posts that are entirely or mostly italicized, bolded, underlined or shown in other than standard messages color, font or font size.

6.1.8 To publish non-informative threads and posts, to provoke debates, or to focus on the details minor to the issue under discussion.

6.1.9 To duplicate topics and posts.

6.1.10 To quote personal correspondence.

6.1.11 To publicly discuss the rules, action (or "inaction") of the moderator.

7. Rules of Publishing Information about Artworks

7.1 The User can publish information on the Web Site about an unlimited number of artists and artworks.

7.2 Only high-quality JPEG images are accepted for publishing on the Web Site:

- the image size should be at least 700 pixels on any side;

- the image resolution should be at least 96 ppi;

- the image should be sharp and should not contain compression artifacts;

- the image of a painting should not contain background outside the painting, it should be properly cut off on the edges;

- the image should not contain any inscriptions or other elements added by camera and software;

- graphic image background should contain texture and should not be purely white as being created by scanner and software.

7.3 Artist biographies and artwork descriptions shall be written in a grammatically correct Russian and English. It is not allowed to specify any contact information (for example, phone number, messenger, site), titles of any commercial organizations, publications, etc.

7.4 At least free artworks of the artist shall be sumitted during the first submission to be admitted to the Web Site after moderation. At least one artwork must be with the status "For sale" during the entire period of placement of the artist on the Web Site.

7.5 Artworks created in the following techniques should be added to the Graphic Arts section by default: watercolor, pastel, pencil, pen, marker, felt pen, liner, gouache, coal, ink, ink, sanguine, etching.

7.6 If any correction to the information is required, the Company gives the User an appropriate notice on the artist's profile page of the Personal area.

7.7 The Company accepts artists and artworks for the Web Site at its sole discretion. If the placement of information on a new artist is rejected, the Company gives the User an appropriate notice on the artist's profile page of the Personal area or via e-mail.

7.8 It is recommended to place images of paintings without frames.

7.9 The User personally sets prices for the artworks and places the information on them on the Web Site.

7.10 Prices set by the User shall include the cost of the Company's services.

7.11 The User can set prices in Euro or in other currency equivalent.

7.12 On the Web Site prices are displayed in the United States dollars (USD).

7.13 Prices set by the User in USD are automatically converted into other currencies at the current rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

7.14 Artwork prices shall not include delivery costs and other extra costs (export permition, packing, transportation, etc.). Additional costs paid by the buyer separately.

7.15 If an artwork for sale is framed, the User shall note it in a special field while submitting the information on the Web Site. At that the framing cost shall be included into the artwork price.

7.16 Artworks for which the Web Site does not provide the appropriate section (e.g. digital graphics, work performed using computer technology, collage, etc.) are not accepted for publishing on the Web Site.

8. Rules of Selling Artworks

8.1 All services connected with selling artworks through the Web Site shall be paid by the User according to the rates selected by the User in the Personal area on the day of the order receipt.

8.2 The Company informs the User of the artwork order via e-mail.

8.3 The User immediately informs the Company of the order receipt in the response letter.

8.4 Depending on the buyer wishes, the transaction can be carried out in three different ways:

8.4.1 Directly between the User and the buyer.

8.4.1.1 The Company provides the User contacts of the buyer.

8.4.1.2 The User personally deals with the goods payment and delivery issues.

8.4.1.3 Upon receiving the payment and delivery the artworks, the User wire transfers the commission fee to the Company's bank account within 3 days.

8.4.1.4 The bank (payment system) wire transfer fee shall be paind by the User in excess of the amount transferred.

8.4.1.5 The transaction is completed.

8.4.2 The Company provides escrow services in the transaction.

8.4.2.1 The buyer trasfers the funds by check, money order, wire transfer or by credit card online. Escrow service confirms the payment receipt. Processing time of the payment received can vary depending on the payment method.

8.4.2.2 After confirmation of payment receipt, the Company provides the User the shipping address.

8.4.2.3 The User personally deals with the goods payment and delivery issues providing the Company with the information to track the delivery. The company confirms receipt of the goods by the buyer.

8.4.2.4 The buyer has a set number of days for an inspection of the goods quality and the ability to accept or ship the goods back.

8.4.2.5 The Company pays the User via a wire transfer.

8.4.2.6 The transaction is completed.

8.4.3 The Company provides escrow services in the transaction and delivers the goods.

8.4.3.1 This service is valid on the territory of the Russian Federation and Ukraine only.

8.4.3.2 The buyer trasfers the funds by check, money order, wire transfer or by credit card online. Escrow service confirms the payment receipt. Processing time of the payment received can vary depending on the payment method.

8.4.3.3 After confirmation of payment receipt, the Company provides the User the shipping address.

8.4.3.4 The User is authorized to deliver the goods to the Company.

8.4.3.5 The Company ships the goods to the buyer and confirms receipt of the goods by the buyer.

8.4.3.6 The buyer has a set number of days for an inspection of the goods quality and the ability to accept or ship the goods back.

8.4.3.7 The Company pays the User via a wire transfer.

8.4.3.8 The transaction is completed.

9. Rules of Ordering Advertisement on the Web Site

9.1 The User can order an advertisement on the Web Site in the Advertising Campaign section of the Personal area.

9.2 The cost of advertising services is calculated depending on the number of advertised artworks, sections and the time of advertising.

9.3 All advertising services are provided after the full payment for the advertisement on the Web Site for a specified time.

10. Final Provisions

10.1 In the event of any disagreement arising under the Agreement, the parties undertake to resolve them through negotiations.

10.2 If any disputes, controversies or claims arising under the Agreement or in connection therewith, including the execution, breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall not be solved in accordance with the paragraph 10.1 of the Agreement, the case shall be reviewed in court in accordance with the existing laws of the Russian Federation.

10.3 The Company has the right to amend the Agreement at any time by posting of its new version on the Web Site.

10.4 In case of disagreement with a new Agreement version the User may unilaterally refuse to follow it in the absence of financial indebtedness to the Company notifying the Company via e-mail. All information published by the User on the the Web Site shall be immediately removed, and the User registration shall be immediately canceled.

10.5 The User continuing to use the services of the Company shall be automatically deemed to have agreed to a new version of the Agreement.