Terms of Use

Terms and Conditions of use

Visual Arts Scotland (“VAS”) terms and conditions of use of www.visualartsscotland.org (“the website”) are set out below and by using this website you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions. VAS will update these Terms & Conditions from time to time and will notify such changes to you by uploading them on the website. You should review the Terms & Conditions periodically for changes.

1. About the website

1.1 Visual Arts Scotland’s website is operated by the VAS Administrator and members of council. The VAS is a registered Scottish Charity: Registered Charity Number: SC006795. We can be contacted by email at: info@visualartsscotland.org or by post to: 16 Craighall Terrace, Musselburgh, EH21 7PL. Please be aware that the VAS Administrator works part time, flexibly, during UK business hours.
1.2 VAS reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service it provides without notice. VAS will not be liable if for any reason www.visualartsscotland.org is unavailable at any time or for any period.
1.3 Members must create a user name username and password to give them access to a login area of the website. Members agree to treat such information as confidential, and must not disclose it to any third party. VAS has the right to disable any member’s login details at any time, if in our opinion they have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms & Conditions or if their membership subscription is a month or more overdue.

2. Copyright

2.1 The contents of these pages, including all web design, text, graphics and their arrangement, are copyright VAS. All images of works of art remain property of the individual artists unless otherwise stated.
2.2 Reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited unless for personal use. None of the content of this website may be copied or otherwise incorporated into or stored in any other design, logo, website, electronic retrieval system, publication or other work in any form (whether hard copy, electronic or other) without written agreement from VAS.

3. Incorrect Member Generated Content Use

4.1 VAS allows members to add content and update their own personal artist page on the website. Members agree to be considerate, respectful, civil and tasteful with the text and images they add to the website.
4.2 VAS reserves the right to remove content that they deem to be inappropriate without notice. This includes content deemed to be sexist, racist, homophobic, obscene, abusive, threatening or likely to harass or cause distress to visitors to the website.
4.3 All images added by members must depict their own original artwork and, if appropriate, the artist must have permission from the photographer to publish the image and it is the artist’s responsibility to credit images as necessary.
4.4 VAS reserves the right to remove any images that are not of an appropriate standard or quality. See [Image Guidelines] for more info.
4.5 If anyone complains about the content added by a member to their personal page in the Artists section of the website, the member agrees to allow VAS to control the handling of any such dispute and VAS will fully support and co-operate with this.
4.6 Members agree that they will not try to access any confidential information (including usernames and passwords) of any other member.

5. Linking to the VAS website

5.1 VAS encourages links to any of its web pages, providing this is done responsibly and includes the words ‘Visual Arts Scotland’ in the link anchor text.
5.2 If VAS asks you to remove or change a link to the website, you must do so as soon as possible.

6. Viruses, hacking and other offences

6.1 No person shall misuse the website by committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. VAS will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the website will cease immediately.
6.2 VAS 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 the website or to your downloading of any material posted on it.

7. Severability

7.1 If any of these Terms & Conditions is determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8. Entire agreement

8.1 These Terms & Conditions represent the entire agreement between VAS, the member and the visitor to the website and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement, whether oral or in writing.

9. Feedback


9.1 General comments about the website are welcome.