Terms & Conditions

OUR SERVICE 

Bluethumb acts as a service provider for artists looking to sell their artwork, and individuals interested in purchasing artwork, through an online art marketplace. This site is operated by Bluethumb Pty Ltd, which has offices in Adelaide, South Australia and Melbourne, Victoria, and offers Australian art to a global audience of art lovers and collectors.

INTRODUCTION

Before you use the Bluethumb website you must read, agree with and accept all of these Terms and Conditions of Use, and Bluethumb's policies, including its Privacy and Security PolicyShipping Policy, Art Consignment and Sale Agreement and Refunds and Returns Policy. These policies change from time to time, and they form part of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Bluethumb reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to change or modify all or any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time, effective immediately upon publishing on the website (www.bluethumb.com.au).  If at any time these Terms and Conditions of Use are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease use of the Bluethumb website.

If you do not agree to accept and abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use, you should not access or use the Bluethumb website. 

These Terms and Conditions of Use are separated into three sections:

Definitions
Terms & Conditions of Agreement
Contact & Acknowledgement


DEFINITIONS

Artist Artist is defined as the person who created the original artwork, has the right to sell the artwork, and is selling the artwork via the Bluethumb website.
Purchaser Purchaser is defined as the person who has made a purchase on the Bluethumb website through an online payment.
Member Member is defined as any person who has created an account on the Bluethumb website, whether they are an Artist or a Purchaser.
User User is defined as any person, member or not, who browses or uses the Bluethumb website for any purpose.
Content Content is defined as data, text, images, user names, graphics, photos, paintings, drawings, artworks, profiles or links or any other information whatsoever that is posted by Bluethumb or a member of the website.
Artwork Artwork is defined as any piece of original work that is offered for sale on, or sold via the website.
Copyright Copyright protects the original expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. It is free and automatically safeguards your original works of art from copying and certain other uses. For more information refer to the information sheets on Artists & Copyright, Infringement, or the Copyright Act 1968. 
Original Original is defined as a primary and original work, as opposed to any copy, reproduction or imitation. Copies, reproductions, prints and electronically altered works are not considered original for the purposes of these terms and conditions. Copyright must belong to the creator of an artwork in order for it to be considered original.



TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

Service Region: Bluethumb services and ships within the Australian community and globally, including (but not limited to) the USA, UK, Europe and Asia.
Age and Responsibility: The user represents and warrants that they are of sufficient legal age to use the Bluethumb website and to create binding legal obligations for any liability they may incur as a result of the use of the Bluethumb website. The user agrees to be responsible for all of their use of the Bluethumb website (as well as for use of their username and password(s) by others, including without limitation, minors living with them). The user agrees to supervise all usage by minors of the website under their name or account.
Unauthorised Use: The Bluethumb website must not be used for any illegal or un-authorised purpose. The Bluethumb website must not be hacked and/or any adaptations made to any aspect of the website. Posting of advertisements or links to any other websites, including but not limited to social networking sites, is not allowed without express written permission from Bluethumb.
Acceptable Content: Bluethumb aims to promote hand-made, original artworks and does not allow digitised or electronically produced or enhanced mediums such as photographs or other works created and/or modified by computer.

Artworks may include drawings, watercolours, paintings, mixed media, ink works, etc.
Photography, sculptures, textiles, craft, jewellery, glassworks and electronically produced works are not accepted.

Artworks must be pictured and sold unframed.

Artworks must be unique or sold as one in a series of limited edition artworks and clearly titled so (eg. "My Artwork ed. 2 of 10").
Unacceptable Content: Users posting content on the Bluethumb site must not infringe any copyright and/or intellectual property rights of any person, entity, organisation, trademark or other. Users must not misrepresent content, including artwork for sale, in the picturing and description of that content.

Bluethumb does not accept content that is obscene in any way, pornographic, indecent, inflammatory, defamatory or racist to any person or group of people. Artistic nudes are accepted at the discretion of Bluethumb.

The content posted on the Bluethumb website must not be fraudulent or illegal in any manner nor contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or any other programming that may interfere, disrupt or corrupt the smooth operations of the entire Bluethumb website, including all databases.

Bluethumb encourages all users to the site to report any inappropriate content through the "Report this Content" link provided beside each artwork, or via the Contact Us page. Bluethumb will not manually screen all postings and therefore welcomes the assistance from the Bluethumb community where possible.

Bluethumb has the right, but has no obligation to, remove any content posted at its absolute discretion. Bluethumb does not condone the posting of inappropriate content and makes a concerted effort to remove such content as soon as possible.

Any unlawful, misrepresented or offensive content posted on the website is the sole responsibility of the user/member that posts such content.

Users of the site understand that exposure to inappropriate content may occur and browsing of the website is at the user's own risk.
Prices: All prices shown on the Bluethumb website are in Australian Dollars (AUD) or US Dollars (USD). Prices of artworks shown on the Bluethumb website are set at the discretion of the Artist. 
Trademark: The Bluethumb logo is a trademark of Bluethumb. Use of the Bluethumb logo is not authorised without express written permission from Bluethumb.
Copyright: All content on the Bluethumb website are copyright of either Bluethumb or the Artist. Content must not be downloaded or used without express written permission from Bluethumb, or the Artist where the content is their own work.

The Artist retains all copyright for physical artworks (which includes reproduction rights) even when the physical property is transferred to the Purchaser. If the Purchaser wishes to reproduce the Work, this must be separately negotiated with the Artist.
Refusal & Termination of Service: Bluethumb reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and at its absolute discretion. Bluethumb reserves the right to modify, terminate or suspend member accounts, at any time, at its discretion, and without prior notice.

Bluethumb reserves the right to terminate the Bluethumb service at any time and at its absolute discretion without prior notice.

Upon termination, any rights granted by the Artist to Bluethumb under this agreement immediately revert to the Artist.
Warranties: Bluethumb offers an "as is" service. Bluethumb does not supply any warranties in relation to content represented on the Bluethumb website.
Disputes & Release: Bluethumb is released from any claims arising from disputes between users and members of the website, including disputes between Artists and Purchasers, between Artists and Artists, and between Purchasers and Purchasers.
Liability: The user assumes all responsibility and risk for use of the Bluethumb website including and without limitation any of the content or information contained therein. Bluethumb accepts no liability for any failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions of Use where such failure is due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
Including your work in promotions: Including your art in promotions means occasionally a discount could be applied by bluethumb to your listed artwork of 10 to 20%. The discount is designed to run special campaigns that will generate even more engagement with our buyers and increase your exposure. The discount also allows greater integration with industry buyers such as interior designers, encouraging them to work with bluethumb and artists. If a promotional discount code is redeemed, the discount will be deducted from the total price of the artwork and the usual 70/30 split will then be calculated. This means that you as the artist and bluethumb will share the discount.
Disclaimer: Bluethumb does not represent or guarantee that the Bluethumb service or the Bluethumb website, or any other website that is accessible using a hyperlink from this website will be current, or free from errors or viruses. Bluethumb does not represent or guarantee that access to the Bluethumb service or these websites will be uninterrupted.

The user acknowledges that the Bluethumb service or the Bluethumb website may be affected by outages, faults or delays. Such outages, faults or delays may be caused by factors, including but not limited to technical difficulties with the performance or operation of Bluethumb's or another person's software, equipment or systems, traffic or technical difficulties with the Internet or infrastructure failures.

Bluethumb does not warrant that any members' uploads to this website will be protected against loss, or misuse or alteration by third parties. Bluethumb does not warrant that all uploaded content will be available on our website. If Bluethumb elects in its sole discretion to make available content on its website, it does not warrant that it will be available within a certain time frame. Bluethumb reserves the right to cancel and refund any sale made through the Bluethumb website. 

It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that they are not exposed to viruses, Trojan horses or any other code of a destructive nature.

Bluethumb does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence), that users may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with their use of this website or any linked website, nor does it accept any responsibility for any such loss arising out of a user's use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through this website.

To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty that would otherwise be implied into these Terms and Conditions of Use is hereby excluded. Where legislation implies any condition or warranty, and that legislation prohibits us from excluding or modifying the application of, or our liability under, any such condition or warranty, that condition or warranty will be deemed included but our liability will be limited for a breach of that condition or warranty to one or more of the following:
  1. if the breach relates to goods:
    • the supply of equivalent goods;
    • the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or
    • the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and
  2. if the breach relates to services:
    • the supplying of the services again; or
    • the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again
This disclaimer does not attempt or purport to exclude liability arising under statute if, and to the extent, such liability cannot be lawfully excluded.



CONTACT & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Contact: If you have concerns relating to the Bluethumb website or these Terms and Conditions of Use, please contact Bluethumb via any of the following means:
 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1800 122 486 (Australian phone numbers only)
Post: 81 Sackville Street
Collingwood, Vic 3066
Australia
 

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS "CREDIT"

  1. Credit accrued cannot be exchanged for cash
  2. Credit accrued expires in 12 months if not used
  3. Credit accrual policy can be changed or cancelled at bluethumb's absolute discretion.
No. friends that buy Total credit you'll receive Individual referral value
1 $30 $30
2 $60 $30
3 $90 $30
4 $120 $30
5 $250 $50
6 $300 $50
7 $350 $50
8 $400 $50
9 $450 $50
10 $1000 $100
11 $1100 $100
12 $1200 $100
13 $1300 $100
14 $1400 $100
15 $1500 $100