LAST UPDATED November 30, 2021
Welcome to LiveArt, the leading-edge platform for art sellers to meet art buyers and transact easily and securely via our online process. Our amiable concierges and supplementary services (including anonymous virtual deal rooms, escrow services, storage and online shipping services) are available when you need them.
Our platform also provides broad search capabilities, auction sale results, up-to-date art news, and access to live auction sales. Our proprietary, AI-generated LiveArt Estimate™ can give you an estimate on the value of the artwork on our Site or uploaded by you. The LiveArt Estimate reflects millions of data points, including real-time changes based on new market events. The LiveArt Estimate incorporates public, private, and user-submitted data, taking into account particulars of the artwork, transaction history, similar sales, and real-time market conditions. Bringing much-needed transparency in the art market, the LiveArt Estimate is a resource to help you make informed choices as you value, develop, and expand your art collection.
2. The Services
Our Site creates an efficient art marketplace that allows parties to transact securely, lawfully and efficiently as well as providing a platform that can help you research works of art and find information regarding the valuation of art works (the “Services”). Our Services include hosting and maintaining this Site for prospective buyers and sellers of art works and providing support. This can include storing your art work, creating anonymous virtual deal room to negotiate the sales, escrowing the payment, third-party shipping services (including condition checking), providing a standard Sale + Purchase Agreement (aka “SPA”) for the parties to use, concierge services to help facilitate sales and providing estimates on the value of art works.
LA is an intermediary and not a “middleman” in any sale through the Site—we help a seller pass title to an artwork to a buyer in a fine art warehouse in Delaware, but do not pass title ourselves. Our job is to facilitate a sale between parties, and we are not acting as any party’s agent, advisor, fiduciary, attorney or representative. LA makes no representations or warranties with respect to the value, condition, authenticity, title or other information concerning the art works, and disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied. Additionally, our Services are not intended to provide you with any financial, appraisal, insurance or related advice of any kind.
3. Registration and Work Information
Use of certain of the Services may require you to register for an account on the Site. By registering, you can browse art works for sale and upload your art works to receive a LiveArt Estimate. At the time of registration, you will be asked to provide us with information about yourself including your first and last name, electronic mail address, phone number or other contact information (“Registration Data”). By registering, you agree that all information provided in the Registration Data is true and accurate, and that you will maintain and update this information as required in order to keep it accurate. The information that you provide us may affect what you can see on the Site, and whether you can transact through our platform. For example, if you like to engage with certain sellers of certain higher-value art works on the Site or sell your art works on our Site, we may need additional information from you for KYC purposes or to establish your capacity to purchase and/or sell those works.
When registering, you will be asked create a username and password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for any and all statements made and acts or omissions that occur through the use of your password and account. You agree to use a strong password and to keep it confidential. Our personnel will never ask you for your password. You may not transfer or share your account with anyone, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate your account in the event of any unauthorized transfer or sharing of your account. You agree to notify us immediately if your account has been compromised.
6. User Conduct on Site
By using the Site and/or the Services and/or posting Work Information, you agree not to:
- use the Site or the Services for unlawful purposes, in violation of any applicable local, state, national or international law, or to promote any unlawful activities (including, without limit, engaging in any intellectual property infringement);
- impersonate another person, misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity, or make any representation to us or any third party under false pretenses;
- upload or post any Work Information that we in our sole judgment and discretion determine infringes, misappropriates, or encourages infringement or misappropriation of the intellectual property, confidentiality or privacy rights of others or that is obscene, defamatory, harmful, objectionable, abusive, threatening, false or otherwise illegal;
- remove or modify any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property notices that appear in the Services or on any images or other content made available on this Site;
- upload invalid data, viruses, worms or other software agents to the Services;
- reproduce, modify, distribute, display or otherwise provide access to, create derivative works from, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any portion of the Services;
- distribute or post spam or other unsolicited messages, chain letters, pyramid schemes or similar communications through the Services;
- interfere with, or compromise the system integrity or security of the Services, or otherwise bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services;
- conduct automated queries through the Site (including screen and database scraping, spiders, robots, crawlers, bypassing “captcha” or similar precautions or any other automated activity) with the purpose of obtaining data or other information from the Services;;
- take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- access or use any of the Services to develop competitive products or services; or
- attempt to, or permit or encourage any third party to, do any of the above.
Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability. You agree that we may at any time, and at our sole discretion, terminate your access to the Site without prior notice to you for violating any of the above provisions. In addition, you acknowledge that we will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.
7. Third-Party Websites and Information
This Site may link you to other websites or otherwise include references to information, databases, websites, documents, software, materials, and/or services provided by other parties, including our affiliates. These other sites and parties are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites, nor are we responsible for errors or omissions in any references to other parties or their products and services. The inclusion of such a link or reference is provided merely as a convenience and does not imply endorsement of, or association with, the site or party by us, or any warranty of any kind, either express or implied. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.
8. Materials on the Website
The Site is owned and operated by LA and certain Services are provided by affiliates of LA. User interfaces, website design and layout, information, trademarks, services marks, data, code, software, graphics, algorithm and other elements of the Services (the “LiveArt Materials”) are protected by intellectual property and other laws and are the property of LA, its affiliates and its third-party licensors. The LiveArt Materials may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors.
We do not assert copyright ownership in the art works depicted on the Site. Any use of the art work or the images is subject to the copyright owner’s permission and the requirements of applicable law. We make no warranty or representation that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, this Site will not infringe the rights of third parties. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this Site may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.
The Site is not intended for minors and the Site may contain art that includes nudity or other graphic or literary content that some people may consider offensive.
9. Claims of Copyright Infringement
LA respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your copyright in a work has been infringed, you should notify our Designated Agent (as identified below) immediately. To be effective, the notification must include:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address;
- Identification of the material that is allegedly infringing and a description of where the allegedly infringing material is located on the site;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, agent or the law; and
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that the complaining party is the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright.
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C.A. Sec. 512(c), (“DMCA”) , you can send your notification to our Designated Agent::
Designated Agent for Copyright Infringement notifications:
Attention: Data Protection Officer
Live Art Market, Inc.
700 Rockland Road
Rockland, DE 19732
10. DISCLAIMERS, INCLUDING A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
WHILE WE FIRMLY BELIEVE IN AN INFORMATION AND DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO ART COLLECTING AND VALUATION, ARTWORKS AND THE ART MARKET ARE COMPLICATED. DESPITE OUR EFFORTS TO BRING MORE TRANSPARENCY, WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO EVERY TRANSACTION IN THE ART MARKET, A MARKET WHICH CAN BE OPAQUE. AS PROUD AS WE ARE OF OUR ALGORITHM, IT CANNOT PREDICT WITH PRECISION WHAT AN INDIVIDUAL ARTWORK WOULD REALIZE GIVEN THE MYRIAD ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CURRENCY FACTORS THAT MIGHT INFLUENCE THE SALES PRICE OF AN INDIVIDUAL ARTWORK AT A PARTICULAR TIME, INCLUDING OWNERSHIP, PROVENANCE, CONDITION, FRESHNESS TO THE MARKET, MARKET STATURATION AND OVERALL MARKET CONDITIONS. THE VALUE-RANGE ESTIMATES AND OTHER INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY FIND ON THE SITE, SHOULD NOT BE USED YOU AS THE BASIS FOR ANY SPECIFIC FINANCIAL TRANSACTION. TO BE CLEAR, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR STATEMENTS OF FACT WITH RESPECT TO THE VALUE OF AN ARTWORK, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WHAT ANY SPECIFIC ARTWORK OR CATEGORY OF ARTWORK WOULD REALIZE THROUGH A PUBLIC AUCTION OR PRIVATE SALE. NOR ARE WE PROVIDING AN APPRAISAL OF ANY INDIVIDUAL ARTWORK.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT WE DO NOT PHYSICALLY INSPECT ANY ARTWORK, CONDUCT INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INTO THE ARTWORK, NOR DO WE SEEK TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION THAT (1) YOU HAVE PROVIDED ABOUT YOUR ARTWORKS, (2) YOUR OTHER USER CONTENT, OR (3) THE INFORMATION THAT WHICH OTHERS HAVE PROVIDED TO US OR THAT WE HAVE ACCESSED. INDEED, THE SERVICES AND ANY VALUE RANGE ESTIMATES PROVIDED ARE BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE USER CONTENT PROVIDED BY YOU AND OTHERS IS TRUE, ACCURATE, AND COMPLETE.
THE VALUE-RANGE ESTIMATES PROVIDED ARE SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. THESE RANGES DO NOT CONSTITUTE A USPAP-COMPLIANT, IRS COMPLIANT, OR FAIR MARKET OR REPLACEMENT VALUATION AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSES.
THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE MATERIALS AND SERVICES ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY SERVICES LISTED HEREIN AND THE ADDITION OF SUBSCRIBER FEES, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE MATERIALS OR SERVICES AT THIS SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND WE MAKE NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH MATERIALS OR SERVICES.
OWING TO THE ABOVE, OUR SERVICES ARE MEANT TO SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUPPLANT, YOUR OWN GOOD SENSE AND JUDGMENT. AT ALL TIMES, YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
WE PROVIDE THESE SERVICES ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT LEGALLY PERMITTED, AND AS SET FORTH IN THE REGISTRATION AGREEMENTS AND THE SPA,WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT OUR SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL (A) MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) BE SAFE, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, ACCURATE OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM OUR SITE WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THAT THE INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR BE FREE FROM MISTAKES, ERRORS OR DEFECTS.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, AND POSSIBLE USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR VALUE-RANGE ESTIMATES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE. IN PARTICULAR, YOU ARE URGED TO CONSULT AN ACCREDITED FINE ART APPRAISER OR AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION BEFORE RELYING ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE.
THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER ACQUISITION OF ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS, STATES, PROVINCES, ETC. DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSS OF SAVINGS, REVENUE OR PROFITS OR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR OF ANY WEBSITE REFERENCED OR LINKED THROUGH THIS SITE. FURTHER, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THIRD PARTY GOODS AND SERVICES LINKED THROUGH THIS SITE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and our affiliates harmless from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including legal expenses such as attorney’s fees, that arise from your use or misuse of this Site and/or the Services, including, but not limited to, Work Information that infringes the rights of a third -party or is uploaded without the consent of the owner or the use of any documents or information from this Site for purposes other than education and research. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
13. Participation in Promotions
From time to time, this Site may include advertisements offered by third parties. You may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of the advertisers showing their products on this Site. Any such correspondence or promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such correspondence or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser. We assume no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such correspondence or promotion.
14. Termination of Use
15. Governing Law
All content on the Site and the Services are based in the State of Delaware in the United States of America and are provided for access and use only by persons located in the United States. You acknowledge that you may not be able to access all or some of the content and Services outside of the United States and that access may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. Although this Site may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any service or information available through this Site is void where prohibited.
16. Notices/Contact Information
All notices to a party shall be in writing and shall be made either via electronic mail or commercial overnight carrier mail. Notices to us must be sent to the attention of firstname.lastname@example.org, if by electronic mail, or at Live Art Market, Inc., 700 Rockland Road, Rockland, DE 19732 if by commercial overnight carrier mail. Our telephone number is +1 484-531-4805.
Notices to you may be sent either to the electronic mail address supplied for your account or to the address supplied by you as part of your Registration Data. In addition, we may broadcast notices or messages through the Site to inform you of changes to the Site or other matters of importance, and such broadcasts shall constitute notice to you.
In addition to any excuse provided by applicable law, we shall be excused from liability for nondelivery or delay in delivery of Services available through our Site arising from any event beyond our reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable by either party, including but not limited to, labor disturbance, war, fire, accident, adverse weather, inability to secure transportation, governmental act or regulation and other causes or events beyond our reasonable control, whether or not similar to those which are enumerated above.