Privacy Policy

Client information is private and confidential; we do not share, trade, or sell to anyone.

We work very hard to make sure our listings are accurate. If you see a problem with any listing on our site, please report it immediately.

Terms of Use

Welcome to Grandpa’s Art. By using this website (the “Site”) and services (together with the Site, the “Services”) offered by Grandpa’s Art, (together with its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, consultants, employees, officers, and directors — collectively, “Grandpa’s Art,” “we,” or “us”), you’re agreeing to these legally binding rules (the “Terms”). You’re also agreeing to our Privacy Policy.

We may change these terms from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any material changes, either by notifying you on the Site or by sending you an email. New versions of the terms will never apply retroactively — we’ll tell you the exact date they go into effect. If you keep using our website after a change, it means you accept the new terms.

Submitting Your Art for Sale

To submit your art to us, you must be 18 years of age or older. You’re responsible for your submission and all information submitted.

You can browse our site without purchasing any items or submitting art for sale. Submitting art requires you to open an Artist account. If you decide not to post any art for sale or we find it inappropriate or incomplete, no image will be submitted for you.

Artist are responsible for the quality of their work. You are responsible for all products and information describing the physical items for sale to be 100% accurate.

To submit your art for sale, you need to be at least 18 years old, or old enough to form a binding contract where you live. If necessary, we may ask you for proof of age.

Things You Should Never Do

This section is a list of things you already know to never do — lie, break laws, abuse people, steal data, hack other people’s computers, and so on. Please use our site with integrity. Don’t ever do any of these things.

Many people use Mako Consultants. We expect all of them to behave responsibly and help keep this a safe space. Don’t do any of these things on the Site:

  • Don’t break the law. Don’t take any action that infringes or violates other people’s rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone.
  • Don’t lie to people. Don’t post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Don’t do anything deceptive or fraudulent.
  • Don’t offer prohibited items. Don’t offer any rewards that are illegal, violate any of Grandpa’s Art policies, rules, or guidelines, or violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation.
  • Don’t victimize anyone. Don’t do anything threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, obscene, profane, or invasive of another person’s privacy.
  • Don’t spam. Don’t distribute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters. Don’t run mail lists, listservs, or any kind of auto-responder or spam on or through the Site.
  • Don’t harm anyone’s computer. Don’t distribute software viruses, or anything else (code, films, programs) designed to interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or equipment on the Site (whether it belongs to Grandpa’s Art or another party).
  • Don’t abuse other users’ personal information. When you use Grandpa’s Art — and especially if you sale your art — you may receive information about other users, including things like their names and postal addresses. This information is provided for the purpose of participating on Grandpa’s Art as an Artist: don’t use it for other purposes, and don’t abuse it.

We also need to make sure that the Site is secure and our systems function properly. So don’t do any of these things — most of which comes down to “don’t try to mess with our system.”

  • Don’t try to interfere with the proper workings of the Services.
  • Don’t bypass any measures we’ve put in place to secure the Services.
  • Don’t try to damage or get unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information, whether it belongs to Grandpa’s Art or another party.
  • Don’t take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, or on our third-party providers. (We reserve the right to determine what’s reasonable.)
  • Don’t use any kind of software or device (whether it’s manual or automated) to “crawl” or “spider” any part of the Site.
  • Don’t take apart or reverse engineer any aspect of Grandpa’s Art in an effort to access things like source code, underlying ideas, or algorithms.

Selling your Art

This section goes over the details of submitting and selling art pieces — things like how money gets collected and whether sales can be returned or exchanged.

These are the terms that apply when you’re submitting your art for sale:

  • First you must contact us to get a link for the broker agreement. Fill out the form including all required fields describing the piece(s). Upload the images for your art and your total sales price. We will charge a  commission of the total sales price when the piece is sold. You can upload unlimited art pieces.
  • The Estimated Shipping Date is the date the Artist or Mako Consultants estimates your piece will be delivered to you.
  • It is important that the shopping experience is completely satisfying. We want all products to be 100% to the customer’s satisfaction. Therefore we stand behind our Money-Back Guarantee for returned undamaged items within 14 days of receiving the order. The shipping fee of $12.75 is not refundable plus there is a 15% restocking fee.  The Artist/Mako Consultants must refund the full cost of the print minus the restocking fee to the customer. Mako Consultants  will return 20% of the sales price back to the Artist.These are the terms that apply when an art piece is sold.
  • Don’t assume you’ll be able collect your money right away, after the payment is processed. We will send the money to the Artist within 48 business hours; there could be a reason we’re not able to accept it, or a problem that takes time to resolve. Don’t take any actions in reliance on collecting any of the money from your sale until you actually have the ability to withdraw it from your account and spend it.
  • We’ll charge our fees before putting funds in your account. 

Things We Don’t Do and Aren’t Responsible For

We don’t oversee Art quality, submitted by Artist, and we don’t mediate disputes.

Grandpa’s Art isn’t liable for any damages or losses related to your use of the Services. We don’t become involved in disputes between buyers and Artist, or between participants and any third party relating to the use of the Services. We don’t oversee the quality or punctuality of the art, and we don’t endorse any content Artist add to the Site. When you use the Services, you release Grandpa’s Art from claims, damages, and demands of every kind — known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed — arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Services. All content you access through the Services is at your own risk. You’re solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.

 Fees

We charge a $0.40 surcharge and commission for all sales.

If your art sells, Mako Consultants collects a commission and our payment partners collect a fee before the money is deposited. Please review various payment fees with PayPal. We will not collect any fees without giving you a chance to review and accept them. If our fees ever change, we’ll announce that on our Site. All purchases are collected by payment providers. Each payment provider is its own company, and Grandpa’s Art isn’t responsible for its performance.

You’re responsible for paying any additional fees or taxes associated with your use of Mako Consultants.

Other Websites

If you follow a link to another website, what happens there is between you and them — not us.

When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. We don’t control or endorse those sites.

Mako Consultants partners with other companies (such as PAYPAL) for payment processing. When you make a purchase, you’re also agreeing to the payment processor’s terms of service.

Your Intellectual Property

We don’t own the pieces that’s posted on our site. But when we post it on our clients behalf, you’re giving us permission to use or copy it however we need in order to run the site, or show people what’s for sale on it. (We generally just use this to promote Artist and bring awareness to our site. 

We do not own content you submit to us (your “Content”). But we do need certain licenses from you in order to perform our Services. When your art for review, you agree to these terms:

  • We can use the content you’ve submitted. You grant to us, and others acting on our behalf, the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub licensable, transferable right to use, exercise, commercialize, and exploit the copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights with respect to your Content.
  • When we use the content, we can make changes, like editing or translating it. You grant us the right to edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, delete, or translate any of your Content.
  • You won’t submit stuff you don’t hold the copyright for (unless you have permission). Your Content will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material, or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material (and to grant Mako Consultants all the license rights outlined here).
  • Any royalties or licensing on your Content are your responsibility. You will pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on your Content, or on Mako Consultants’ hosting of that Content.
  • You promise that if we use your Content, we’re not violating anyone’s rights or copyrights. If Mako Consultant or its users exploit or make use of your submission in the ways contemplated in this agreement, you promise that this will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including (without limitation) any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
  • You’re responsible for the stuff you post. All information submitted to the Site, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom that content originated.
  • We’re not responsible for mistakes in your content. Mako Consultants will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. The content on Mako Consultants is protected in various ways. You do have the right to use it for certain personal purposes, but you can’t use it for anything commercial without getting permission first. Mako Consultants Art grants you a license to reproduce content from the Services for personal use only. This license covers both Mako Consultants own protected content and user-generated content on the Site. (This license is worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sub licensable, and non-transferable.) If you want to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, or store any of this content for a commercial purpose, you need prior written permission from Mako Consultants or the relevant copyright holder. A “commercial purpose” means you intend to use, sell, license, rent, or otherwise exploit content for commercial use, in any way.
  • We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. To learn more about how we deal with claims of copyright infringement.
  • Our designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement is:Mako Consultants
    Attn: Copyright Agent
    4bbrown@bellsouth.net

Deleting Your Images

  • Deleting your images remove your art from being available for sale. Mako Consultants reserves these rights:
  • To operate, we need to be able to maintain control over what happens on our website. So in this section, we reserve the right to make decisions to protect the health and integrity of our system. We don’t take these powers lightly, and we only use them when we absolutely have to.
  • You can delete your images at any time. Contact Us and let us know you would like your Images removed and it will be removed within 72 business hours.

How We Handle Copyright Issues

  • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act lays out a system of legal requirements for dealing with allegations of copyright infringement.  Mako Consultants complies with the DMCA, and we respond to notices of alleged infringement if they comply with the law and the requirements set forth in our Copyright Policy. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate accounts for repeat infringers. (We do this when appropriate and at our sole discretion.)
  • Mako Consultants Services are legally protected in various ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. You agree to respect all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Site. You also agree not to change, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of the Service.

Mako Consultants Intellectual Property

  • We can make changes to the Mako Consultants Site and Services without notice or liability.
  • We have the right to decide who’s eligible to use Mako Consultants. We can cancel accounts or decline to offer our Services. (Especially if you’re abusing them.) We can change our eligibility criteria at any time. If these things are prohibited by law where you live, then we revoke your right to use Mako Consultants in that jurisdiction.
  • We have the right to refund and cancel any purchase or any image submission, at any time and for any reason.
  • We have the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend any Artist registration at any time and for any reason.

Mako Consultants is not liable for any damages as a result of any of these actions, and it is our policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action.

Warranty Disclaimer

We work hard to provide you with great services, but we can’t guarantee everything will always work perfectly. This site is presented as-is, without warranties.

You use our Services solely at your own risk. They are provided to you “as is” and “as available” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

MAKO CONSULTANTS  SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM MAKO CONSULTANTS SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.

Indemnification

If you do something on Mako Consultants that winds up getting us sued, you have to help defend us.

If you do something that gets us sued, or break any of the promises you make in this agreement, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs) that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of Mako Consultants. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to this indemnification clause, in which case you agree that you’ll cooperate and help us in asserting any defenses.

Limitation of Liability

If something bad happens as a result of you using Mako Consultants, we’re not liable (beyond a small amount).

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will Mako Consultants, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages (i) resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services; (ii) for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services; or (iii) for any conduct of content of any third party on the Site. In no event shall Mako Consultants liability for direct damages be in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00).

Dispute Resolution and Governing Law

We’re located in Maryland, and any disputes with us have to be handled in Maryland under Maryland State law.

We at Mako Consultants encourage you to contact us if you’re having an issue, before resorting to the courts. In the unfortunate situation where legal action does arise, these Terms (and all other rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida and the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and without application of the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act or the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods. You agree that Mako Consultants and its Services are deemed a passive website that does not give rise to jurisdiction over Mako Consultants or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms, or your use or non-use of Mako Consultants, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Prince Georges County in the State of Maryland, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any dispute, action, or proceeding.

The Rest

These are our official terms and our rules for how things work. (So if you ever see confusing or conflicting information about any of this stuff, just check these terms — they’re the last word.) Thanks so much for reading them, and for using Mako Consultants!

These Terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and Mako Consultants with respect to the Services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and Mako Consultants with respect to the Services and govern our future relationship. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under the law, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms otherwise will remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either you or Mako Consultants to exercise any right provided for in these Terms in any way won’t be deemed a waiver of any other rights.

These Terms are personal to you. You can’t assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get Mako Consultants prior written consent. Mako Consultants has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent. Mako Consultants will provide you notice via email, written notice, or by conspicuously posting the notice on our Site.

These updated terms went into effect on November 16th, at 7:52 p.m. Eastern Time, and apply to all purchases and services on Grandpa’s Art on or after that date.

 

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