Terms of use

These Terms of Use tell you how you may use our Website and related services as a guest user or as a contributor. Please read them carefully along with our Privacy PolicyCookie PolicyCopyright Statement and Disclaimers.

By using our Website, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and agree to comply with them. We may update the Terms from time to time, so please check this page regularly. When you visit our Website you will be bound by whichever version of the Terms of Use is in force at such time.

1. Information about The Watercolour World

The Watercolour World Ltd (“TWW”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is a charity registered in England and Wales, charity number 1167968. TWW is registered in England and Wales under company number 10179857. Our registered office is Poplar Hall, Burns Green, Benington, Herts, SG2 7DB which is also our main trading address. These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising from them.

TWW provides the content on this Website and related services (collectively the “Website”) for your (“you”, “your”) enjoyment and in support of our mission for the expansion and sharing of knowledge. Our related services cover TWW social media networking pages and tools. We invite visitors to use our Website for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes subject to these Terms of Use.

To contact us with general enquiries about these Terms of Use and related policies, please email us at [email protected].

2. Applicable terms and policies

These Terms of Use incorporate the following additional terms:

(a) Privacy Policy

(b) Cookie Policy

(c) Disclaimers

(d) Copyright Statement

(e) Any copyright notices and restrictions indicated on our Website pages

3. Access to the Website and Services

Access to our Website is provided free of charge on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to withdraw, edit, or amend any or all of our Website at any time and we will not be liable if it is unavailable at any time or for any period.

4. Content on the Website

(a) TWW may update the content on this Website at any time and without prior notice.

(b) Although we make reasonable efforts to check and maintain our Website content, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website is accurate, complete, or up to date and we shall not be liable for any losses or damages arising from reliance on the Website content.

(c) The content on this Website is not intended to amount to advice. You must seek the advice of the contributing collection or an external specialist before placing reliance on any information or content found on this Website.

(d) The opinions expressed by users and contributors on our Website do not represent the views of TWW.

(e) The publication of culturally sensitive material on our Website does not in any way suggest our endorsement of such material. Read our Cultural Sensitivity Warning.

(f) Read our Disclaimers and Copyright Statement before making use of any content on our Website. If you have further queries, please contact [email protected].

5. Submitting content to the Website

5.1 If you wish to submit watercolour images for inclusion on this Website you can do by following the instructions on this page. You may also submit content in the form of comments and information on our social media platforms. Your use of third-party services to submit content is subject to the terms and conditions of those services in addition to our Terms of Use.

5.2 By submitting content to our Website, you warrant that your content:

Complies with all applicable national and international law.

(a) Is accurate, up to date and complete to the best of your knowledge.

(b) Does not infringe on any rights of TWW or third parties, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, intellectual property or right to privacy.

(c) Does not include material that is defamatory, obscene, vulgar or indecent.

(d) Does not promote or incite violence, harassment or abuse of any other person(s)

(e) Does not discriminate against or intimidate any other person(s) on the grounds of ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age, disability, or appearance.

(f) Does not disclose or make available the personal data of any other person(s) without their express and recorded content.

(g) Does not promote or encourage criminal activity of any kind.

(h) Is not used to impersonate any person or entity, nor to falsely imply the endorsement or affiliation of TWW or any third party.

(i) Does not use any existing TWW content in a way that contravenes the Terms of Use.

(j) Does not contain viruses or other damaging software, or otherwise compromise the security of this Website.

5.3 You must notify us if any information or content supplied by you is found to be in breach of these content standards and Terms of Use.

5.4 If any content supplied by you is found in breach of the content standards and Terms of Use you will be liable for any loss or damages arising.

5.5 By submitting content to TWW you grant us the right, free of charge, to publicly present said content on our Website in any way we may reasonably choose. You also grant us licence to use, distribute, display and alter the content in connection with our project across other media, including to promote our Website.

5.6 We reserve the right to decline to publish your content, and to alter, move, add to or take down any content on our Website at our sole discretion, without notice and without liability to you or any third party.

5.7 Although we take reasonable measures to secure the information on our Website we cannot guarantee and shall not be liable for the security of your content.

5.8 We shall not be liable for any loss or damages resulting from a third party’s use of your content, nor shall we undertake to police the use of your content by third parties.

5.9 We have the right to disclose your identity when required to do so by law, or to respond to a third-party claim that your content infringes on their intellectual property rights, copyright, or privacy rights.

6. Intellectual property rights and permitted use

6.1 All intellectual property contained on this Website and in the Website content is owned by The Watercolour World or its licensors. All such rights are reserved.

6.2 Items of media content (images and video) on this Website are released under a variety of licences which are clearly stated on the relevant pages. You are responsible for ascertaining and securing the necessary rights and permissions before undertaking any use of this content. Read our Copyright Statement.

6.3 You may not remove any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property notice contained on our Website or use the associated material in a way that contravenes these rights notices.

6.4 You must acknowledge TWW and any identified contributors or authors as the source of the content on our Website wherever you use it.

6.5 Any use of our content other than that permitted under these Terms of Use may only be undertaken with our prior express authorisation.

7. Links from our Website

Our Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties. These links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents or security of those websites and will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. While we undertake to ensure that all links from our Website are functionable, these links may become defunct and we do not take responsibility for monitoring and updating them.

8. Prohibited uses

Your use of our Website must comply with the law and must not interfere with or cause damage or disruption to our Website and services. You may not use our Website:

(a) In any way that breaches applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

(b) In any way that is fraudulent or harmful, or connected with fraudulent or harmful activity, including for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.

(c) To knowingly transmit, send or upload any material which consists of (or is linked to) spyware, adware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit, time-bomb or other malicious or technologically harmful material.

(d) To gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Services.

(e) To transmit, distribute or solicit unauthorised advertising or promotional material and ‘spam’ in any form.

(f) To conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including scraping, data mining and data extraction).

9. Charges

Access to this Website is free of charge. We will not monetise the Website or its content in any way.

Whilst financial donations are welcome, TWW has no plans to monetise this website or its content in any way.