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Legal Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

This Web site is operated by the San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN) and is subject to copyright.

The content of any web site which is referred to at this Web site or hyper-linked to this Web site is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by SDVAN unless expressly stated to the contrary.

SDVAN does not and cannot monitor or control the content or availability of information accessed using this Web site and shall not be held responsible in any way for any such content or information.

SDVAN makes no representations about the content or suitability of this Web site or the information found at this Web site. It is provided "AS IS" and to the extent permitted by law, is supplied without any express or implied warranty. Readers are strongly advised to undertake their own independent research and obtain professional advice before relying upon any information whatsoever found at this Web site. The materials contained on this website are provided for general information only and do not constitute any form of advice or endorsement.

SDVAN does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

and now the fine print:


You agree to provide accurate information to us when registering to use the service. You agree that you will comply with any reasonable instructions or directions issued by us from time to time concerning access to the service and that you will only use the service in a manner consistent with these Terms of Use. You agree that you will not use the service for any unlawful purpose or in breach of any applicable law or regulation. In particular you will not use the service to commit any criminal act or any act constituting infringement of any intellectual property right, or to transmit any material that is blasphemous, obscene, indecent or pornographic or which is of a defamatory, abusive, or menacing character or which may cause deliberate offence, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person. We reserve the right to remove any material from the service which we at our sole discretion find objectionable. If you see any material that breaches your or anyone else's rights or should be removed please let us know immediately. You agree to keep secret any password issued to you and not to allow anyone else to use it.

We reserve the right to bar users from this site on a permanent or temporary basis at our discretion. Any such user shall be notified and must not then attempt to use this site under another name or through another user.

You agree to indemnify us against all losses (including, without limitation, legal costs) we may incur as a result of any breach by you of these Terms of Use.


We will provide you with the right to use the service. We will observe all relevant US data protection legislation in relation to the data you provide to us and we will only use it for authorised purposes. For further information about privacy please see our "Privacy Policy", below. We will provide the service to you with reasonable care and skill. However, we cannot guarantee that the service will be continuous or error free. We do not accept liability for any special loss or any indirect or consequential loss of any nature (including without limitation any economic loss or other loss of business, production, revenue, profit, goodwill or anticipated savings), whether arising in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, and whether or not the possibility of such loss arising has been brought to our attention.

We do not monitor the service continuously but we reserve the right to do so. We take no responsibility for material that has not been introduced by us. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any material introduced by you.


You use the service at your own risk. The service is provided as is and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. We disclaim all warranties and conditions of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose to the fullest extent permissible. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the result of the use of the material in this service in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.


The contents of this site are protected by copyright. You may download information from this site for your own personal use only. You are not entitled to pass the information from this site to third parties for their use. Unauthorised reproduction of its content is forbidden.

You undertake that you have read our Privacy Policy below, and are familiar with its contents.

We reserve the right at any time, in our sole discretion, to make any changes to these Terms of Use. Any changes will be notified to you by e-mail or by publishing the revised Terms of Use on this site. By continuing to use the service after such notification you agree to be bound by such changes.

These Terms of Use are to be interpreted in accordance with United States law and, in the event of any dispute, you and we irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Courts.

Finally, nothing in these Terms of Use is to be interpreted as an attempt to limit or exclude our liability for any personal injury resulting from our negligence and, if you are a consumer, nothing we say affects your statutory rights.


Your privacy is of the highest importance to us. Our relationship with you is based on trust and we aim to maintain this trust. This policy describes how we deal with personal information. Please note that this policy may be amended in future to reflect any changes in the law or our organisation.


We will only use personal information provided by you to us for the purposes for which it was originally provided to us. These purposes include i) allowing you and us to keep abreast of where your contemporaries and other members of the San Diego Visual Arts community are and what they are doing, ii) allow us to administer the San Diego Visual Arts Network and keep in touch with members, and iii) allow us to support the activities of the SDVAN activities. The information we keep is never sold or passed on to commercial third parties for unconnected purposes; it is only used by SDVAN or by third parties for purposes related to the SDVAN.


All of the email content that we send to people includes a permission based or opt-in email facility. The opt-in approach requires that the recipient requests further contact. We will always provide recipients with an opportunity to opt-out or "unsubscribe" from receiving further email content.


Our web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by us. However, if you have any concerns about privacy on sites to which we have links please let us know.


We do not knowingly get involved in "spamming" activities of any kind (i.e. repeated unsolicited emails) and we work only with people who we believe have similar anti-spamming policies.


We will always comply with the legal obligations on us in relation to data protection set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.


We take every precaution to protect your information. When sensitive information is sent to us it is protected both online and offline.


We welcome your questions both about this policy and our use of personal information about you. If you have any such questions please contact us using our contact details as shown below.