Copyright Policy

Copyright Policy of www.arts-wales.co.uk

There is enough inspiration in this world to not have to copy someone else’s work. I will not tolerate anyone who does not respect the intellectual property rights of any of the members and publishers of information on this site.

This Copyright Policy contains the following statements:

Statement of Values

Statement of Obligations regarding Copyright

Implications of Copyright Infringement

Instructions for Reporting Copyright Infringement

Disclaimer

 

Statement of Values

I, Georgina Lester, recognise and respect intellectual property rights and I am committed to fulfilling my moral and legal obligations with respect to my use of copyright-protected works wherever possible, within my personal power as an individual. In short I do not approve of plagiarism and will do everything I can to encourage others to follow original thought and not disrespect the works of artists, writers, and other creators of original work.

Statement of Obligations regarding Copyright

 

  1. This site, http://www.arts-wales.co.uk remains the property of Georgina Lester who is the designer, creator, administrator and publisher.
  2. Copyright of all content of the site, other than that which has been written by the site’s members, remains the property of Georgina Lester. No part may be copied, transferred or published elsewhere in any format whatsoever, including the Privacy Policy, Copyright Policy and our Terms and Conditions, unless permission has been sought and given by Georgina Lester.
  3. Copyright of individual pages created by artists and businesses remain the property of the original creators, however, I reserve the right to use any content published on this site for promoting the site as a whole.
  4. I reserve the right to publish any information on this site and its associated material, including newsletters, e-books, correspondence, etc on any other sites, in any other formats, including digital, print, audio, audio-visual, with the aim of promoting the site as a whole and the work that I do.
  5. In all instances of using material created by other artists, designers, creators, writers, publishers, businesses, credit will be given in full where appropriate. If it proves to be impossible to give full credits on other sites, then recognition will be given in full on www.arts-wales.co.uk
  6. All employees, sub-contractors or persons employed to work with me on the site www.arts-wales.co.uk will be expected to comply with this copyright policy and respect the intellectual property of other individuals and businesses.
  7. Where required, permission for other material used will be obtained prior to publishing from the copyright owner.
  8. All users of this site are requested to respect the intellectual property rights of the site and all its members and formally request permission to use copyrighted materials from the originator.
  9. The absence of the copyright symbol © does not constitute a right to use the material elsewhere – permission must be sought from the originator in all instances.
  10. All members of this site will be required, as a part of the terms and conditions of membership of the site, to respect the copyright policy of the site.
  11. All members will be required, as part of the terms and conditions of membership of this site, to respect the copyright ownership of all other individuals, publishers, creators wherever they may reside, work or even exist. No plagiarism will be tolerated in any form whatsoever, excluding the possibility of similarity of ideas that are proven to have no direct link with other creators of original works.

 

Implications of Copyright Infringement

Any member proved to be copying, plagiarising, or stealing copyrighted materials in any form whatsoever, whether these activities are carried out on this site, or elsewhere, will be banned with immediate effect and no refund whatsoever will be offered or given.

Where there is doubt about the origins of the work that has allegedly been copied from another creator, the site owner reserves the right to suspend membership until appropriate legal obligations have been satisfied and the allegations have been proved correct or not. Refunds will be offered at the discretion of the site owner.

 

Instructions for Reporting Copyright Infringement

If any user, member, affiliate, sponsor, or advertiser suspects that intellectual property rights have been infringed then they are asked to contact the site owner as soon as possible using the appropriate form on the Contact Us page.

 

Disclaimer

I, Georgina Lester, the site owner can take no responsibility for the actions of the members of www.arts-wales.co.uk . I will also not willingly or knowingly disrespect the intellectual property rights of any other individual. If any person has any questions or suggestions about this Copyright Policy or the content of this site, then please contact me using the appropriate form on the Contact Us page.

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