Terms and conditions


  1. Introduction
  2. Registration Conditions
  3. Terms of Use
  4. Your Responsibilities
  5. Privacy, Data and Information Protection
  6. Termination of Your Registration
  7. Disclaimers and Limitations
  1. Introduction.
    1. Vintage.vg (or further on mentioned also as Vintage) is a site for serious, decent and socially concerned people, who wish to promote and/or invest into Art and Beauty. Vintage belongs to the company Art-Vintage SRL, incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Moldova.
    2. Registering with Vintage confirms that you have read and accepted these terms of use, and that you agree to be bound by them. This agreement describes the terms and conditions for the use of Vintage site as follows further below.
    3. We reserve the right to modify and amend these terms of use from time to time, for any reason, and without prior notice; if you actively use the website, it indicates your acceptance of any changes. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms of use.
    4. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate, at our discretion your registration account for violations of our rules, guidelines, or terms of use.
  2. Registration conditions.
    1. Our website is a free platform, available to the general public and requires a simple registration.
    2. After registration, you become a registered user, and you acknowledge that you meet our requirements for a registered user. As a registered user, you may not have more than one registration, nor may you transfer your account to another person, nor accept or use an account that was not originally yours. If an account violates these conditions, we reserve the right to terminate it immediately.
    3. Your registration on Vintage and use of it is based upon the assumption that all information you provide is truthful and accurate. Misleading or false information may also become a sufficient reason for us to terminate your account.
    4. We reserve the right to change or adjust registration criteria at any time and without prior notice.
  3. Terms of Use.
    1. Vintage.vg is intended for individual use, businesses and other legal entities, who all may use Vintage solely for purposes in line with the site's concept and goals.
    2. Vintage.vg is a global trading platform and environment for renting, selling and tracking arts, collecting and promoting information about arts from its users and for its users. In case Vintage registered users enter into any kind of agreements between them, we are not a contracting party to these agreements and cannot be held liable or accountable regarding these agreements.
    3. We reserve the right to remove any content posted by any Vintage user at our sole discretion, for reasons including but not limited to that it is unlawful, threatening, offending, libellous, defamatory, fraudulent, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or because it may infringe or violate any party's intellectual property or privacy.
    4. While we do our best to monitor the content of the website, you understand and agree that you may encounter material with which you disagree or find objectionable, and that you use the website with this understanding and acceptance, and do not hold Vintage liable.
    5. We strongly call Vintage users to express/post only decent and reliable information. However, we do not endorse, support, or ensure the accuracy, truthfulness, or reliability of any content posted on the website, nor does Vintage endorse opinions expressed on the site.
    6. Vintage.vg reserves the right to make changes to the website or our services without prior notice, and to charge for our services or for particular features, and to modify any fees or services without prior notice.
    7. By posting your arts or submitting content or information on the website, you automatically grant Vintage.vg a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to display such content on our website.
    8. Artists or art owners willing to rent or sell their art pieces will provide only originals, which lawfully belong to them, or they have a legal representation from the art owner. Vintage does not bear any liabilities otherwise. In order to enforce authenticity of art works sold on Vintage, artists/sellers indisputably agree to provide their ID data during their registration on Vintage web site.
    9. Every time when an artwork is sold, Vintage issues a certificate of authenticity on behalf of the artist that he needs to print and include it in the shipping box (Vintage Artwork Passport). This Certificate can be further used by the buyer to resell the purchased artwork.

      In case the collector is selling an artwork that was prior purchased on Vintage he needs to include the Artwork Passport in the delivery package, that he received from the Artist.

      In case the collector is selling an artwork that was purchased via means other than Vintage, he needs to attach a different Certificate of Authenticity when uploading the artwork on our website. In case he does not have any proof of Origin, Vintage needs to be informed for further consideration.
    10. Once the art piece is posted for sale or rent on Vintage.vg the seller guarantees its availability for the buyer. Failure to do so will imply penalties, established by Vintage, and payable by the seller of the art piece, who failed to deliver the prior exhibited art for sale. If the seller enters into any transaction agreement with a third party, he is obliged first to announce Vintage.vg in advance and retract the art piece previously posted for sale.
    11. In case the artwork exhibited on Vintage is rented, a "Rented" banner will be displayed over the artwork. If a buyer chooses an artwork for purchase, which has been rented earlier, he reserves the artwork that will be delivered after the renting period ends.
    12. Once the sellers and the buyers register on Vintage, they irrevocably and indisputably agree that Vintage will charge a certain amount of fees for its services for every sales transaction, including as follows: a) artist's payment fee of 3.5%, payable by the artist; b) a service fee of 18% from the costs of the art, payable by the Buyer; c) delivery and customs duties, if applicable, payable by the Buyer; d) if VAT is applicable, the VAT amounts will be added to the final checkout page.
    13. In case of renting arts, Vintage service fee equates to 50% of the total renting price of the artwork/month. Vintage will charge a tax fee on the artist's share, if applicable.
    14. Shipping of artworks purchased on Vintage remains the sole responsibility of the Artist/Seller, who will use registered express mail services like DHL, TNT, EMS, UPS and the like, unless Vintage implements its own delivery system. The Seller should keep the original dispatch bills for a minimum of 45 days. The Buyer will immediately notify Vintage upon receiving the purchased artwork by clicking the respective field on Vintage web site. In case there are complaints about the artworks received, the Buyer shall contact Vintage.
    15. For securing customers' satisfaction Vintage is having a 14-days return policy for our customers. From the moment we receive the payments, the money will be blocked on our account for a period which will sum up the delivery period and the 14 days return time frame (up to 30 days). It means that during every transaction, we will have at least 14 days to see if the payment was rightly done and there is no need for a refund.
    16. In case the customer wants to return the goods because he/she does not like it or because the good's authenticity is questioned, we will refund the cost of the good less the costs of return shipment and the transaction costs (banking fee). In case the customer wants to return the merchandise because it was damaged during the delivery, and it has been damaged by the fault of the shipper, the customer receives the whole amount paid less transaction costs (banking fee), provided the shipper's fault is duly registered and proved.
    17. You may use Vintage in accordance with the above terms of use. Failure to do so may lead to cancellation of your service or registered user status without prior notice.
  4. Your Responsibilities.
    1. You may not use Vintage.vg name or logo for any purpose, event or promotion without our prior express consent.
    2. You may not monitor, data-mine, or copy our web pages or any content within the site, nor collect, archive, trade or sell any personal data or communications about other users.
    3. You may not distribute, display or publish in any form, electronic or print, any content from the website or the names of any users without our express consent, nor can you share, transmit or sell any content on the website with anyone for whatever reason.
    4. You will not send or distribute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, chain letters, spam, pyramid schemes, or any other type of solicitation to other users, nor will you stalk, harass or unreasonably disturb any other user.
    5. Confidentiality and security of your registration username, password and usage of the site is your own responsibility. You are also accountable for all activities regarding your account, with or without your knowledge or permission. If you provide your log-in information to another person, Vintage assumes no liability for activities of your account accessed through your password and username.
    6. Use of Vintage.vg for any illegal purpose in any country or jurisdiction is not permitted.
    7. You are more than welcome to express yourself, posting on Vintage.vg. However, you cannot post content, or initiate any communications that we consider libellous, scandalous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, unlawful, or otherwise offensive or objectionable.
    8. It is not permitted to make available any content or initiate communication that infringes upon the patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights of third parties, whether personal, corporate or governmental/public.
  5. Privacy, Data and Information Protection.
    1. Vintage.vg is based upon trust and decency. All personal information provided to Vintage will be treated with the utmost confidence and care.
    2. We will not disclose any personal data to any third party without being entitled to do so and with your express permission.
    3. While we make every effort to keep Vintage a trusted open environment, Vintage cannot be held liable should content you have posted on the website that is viewable by users be copied or distributed elsewhere.
    4. Access to your private registration account information is limited to Vintage web administration. No other employees, contractors or third parties will have access to this information without your express permission.
    5. We respect your privacy and ensuring this is important to us. Your email-address registration is required for a sole purpose of preserving the integrity of the site and avoiding its abuse. Your email address can be also used to send you information about Vintage, if you choose such an option during registration. We will neither sell nor distribute your email address or personal information without your explicit consent.
    6. When you submit your personal information to Vintage, only the site administrators can view it. When you place specific information on the site, it will be viewed by the whole world and is free of any interference. We may, however, analyse the types of information submitted to determine its compliance with the general terms of use and to see how our members use the site and make improvements accordingly.
    7. Vintage may access, preserve, and disclose the contents of your account if required to do so by law, or in the belief that such actions are reasonably necessary to comply with legal requirements or to protect the rights and property of Vintage.vg , or to eliminate bugs or faults, and/or in order to improve the functionality of the site.
  6. Termination of Your Registration.
    1. You may terminate your registration at any time without cause, penalty or explanation. Your account will be held by Vintage in hidden mode after your cancellation for a period of 60 days. It will not be visible to the general users, only for your use in case you want to retain valuable data, after cancelling your account. Within these 60 days you will be able to re-activate your account.
    2. Our proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, indemnities, limitations of liability and other provisions of these terms and conditions continue after termination of your registration. We will not be liable to you or any third-party for the termination of your registration.
  7. Disclaimers and Limitations.
    1. Disclaimer of Warranties: Vintage.vg and its affiliates, licensors, partners, suppliers, consultants and agents ("Vintage") disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability, or availability of information or art materials displayed on our website. Vintage disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for the conduct of any user. The Vintage services, and all art materials, information (including, without limitation, any information or materials obtained or accessed through the Vintage website), products and services included therein are provided "as is", with no warranties whatsoever. Vintage expressly disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all implied and statutory warranties, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights. You agree that your use of Vintage is entirely at your own risk. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Vintage from and against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of our services and website, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorney's' fees, of every kind and nature.
    2. Limitation of Liability: Under no circumstances will Vintage be liable to you for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with your use of Vintage, whether or not Vintage has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Such limitation of liability shall apply (i) whether the damages arise from use or misuse of and reliance on Vintage services, from inability to use Vintage, or from the interruption, suspension, or termination of the Vintage website (including such damages incurred by third parties), and (ii) notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy and to the fullest extent permitted by law.
    3. Miscellaneous Provisions: These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Moldova, without giving effect to its conflict of law's provisions or your actual state or country of residence. The parties agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the arbitrary court located in Kishinev, Republic of Moldova. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these terms and conditions to be unenforceable, the remainder of the terms and conditions will continue in full force and effect. You shall not assign these terms and conditions or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without our prior written consent. Any such purported assignment or delegation will be null and void and of no force or effect. Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall Vintage be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, software failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning. These terms of use constitute the entire agreement between you and Vintage with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the terms and conditions by a party will be effective only if in writing and signed by a party.
    4. Copyright and Trademarks: Vintage and its affiliates and licensors own and retain all rights in the Vintage website and service, which contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. ("Vintage" and) "Vintage.vg" are respective trademarks. All content on Vintage.vg is copyright.