Terms of Use

Brickartist.com is a web site about artwork created primarily from, among other materials, LEGO® building bricks. Your use of Brickartist.com is governed by these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully.

  • Interactive features of Brickartist.com are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
  • Brickartist.com is not sponsored, owned or endorsed by The LEGO Group.

Agreement

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Brickartist.com website and all content and interactive features available on the website (collectively, the “Website”). The Website is owned and operated by Nathan Sawaya, Inc. (the “Owner”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, our Privacy Policy) and procedures that we may published from time to time on this page (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before using the Website. By using any part of the Website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, then you may not use the Website or any of its services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Brickartist.com or the Owner, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

Responsibility of Contact Page Users. If you use the CONTACT US page,  SIGN UP option or otherwise make material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), you agree that you are at least 13 years old and you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • The downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party.
  • If your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content.
  • You have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms.
  • The Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content.
  • The Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing).
  • The Content is not libelous or defamatory (more info on what that means), does not constitute hate speech (including but not limited to racism, sexism, or homophobia), does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, is not sexually explicit or otherwise obscene, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
  • Your display name does not mislead Website contributors or fellow readers into thinking that you are another person or company. Your display name, website URL, and website name must not appear to be the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own.

By submitting Content to Brickartist.com or the Owner for inclusion on the Website, you grant Brickartist.com and Owner a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your content. If you delete Content, we will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, we have the right (though not the obligation) to, in our sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in our reasonable opinion, violates any Brickartist.com or Owner policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in our sole discretion.

Responsibility of Website Visitors. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use, or effects. By operating the Website, the Owner does not represent or imply that it endorses the material here posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that you find offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Owner disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content here posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Brickartist.com links, and that link to Brickartist.com. The Owner does not have any control over those websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to an external website or webpage, The Owner does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Owner disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of external websites and webpages.

Copyright Infringement. As we ask others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Brickartist.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify us. We will do our best to respond to all such notices in a timely manner, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Brickartist.com, the Owner or others, we may, in our discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website.

Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from the Owner to you any of the Owner’s or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with the Owner.

  • LEGO, the LEGO logo, and the Brick configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own or endorse this site.
  • The Owner, Brickartist.com, the Brick Artist logo, The Art of the Brick logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Brickartist.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Brothers Brick. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Brickartist.com or third-party trademarks.
  • Original Content on the Website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

Changes. The Owner reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. The Owner may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Termination. The Owner may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Website. The Owner can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. The Owner and its, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither the Owner nor its directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability. In no event will the Owner, nor its directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; or (iii) for interuption of use or loss or corruption of data. The Owner shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with our Privacy Policy with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Owner, its contractors, suppliers and licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Owner and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and may only be modified by the posting by the Owner of a revised version on this page. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in New York, New York. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in New York, New York, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; the Owner may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Privacy Policy

We take online privacy and security concerns seriously. At the same time, we are continually working to make your personal experience when visiting or using our site as exciting and pleasant as possible. To help us accomplish that goal, we may collect and use some information from you when you use our site.

Brickartist.com may collect information from you – personal as well as non-personal – for internal use only. In some instances, we may need to disclose personal information about you to companies that we hire so that we may provide you with the best possible service – for example this might be a company that we have employed to promote an exhibition or a reputable research company hired by us to conduct a survey of our consumers. However, such companies will be under an obligation to keep your personal information confidential.

We may disclose personal information collected from you as required by law, for example in response to a court order or subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a specific request from a law enforcement agency.

Except as set out above, we will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose any personal information to any company or person outside of our company, without obtaining appropriate permission prior to such disclosure. We may collect information about you through active as well as passive means.

We may collect information about you and your interests on our site for our own purposes, through active as well as passive means. We may collect personal information directly from you through our sites when you sign up to be notified about the Exhibition Tour and in some instances, when you enter contests and participate in various activities featured on Brickartist.com. We also use passive means to collect some information, such as tracking what pages you go to on the site. This information is used in order for us to determine how to make your experience at our site more enjoyable.

We will not use personal information we collect from you for purposes other than those for which the information was collected, without asking for appropriate permission prior to such use.

We may use your name and address information to send you exhibition announcements and other product and service information that we believe you may find of interest if, permitted by law. You may opt out of receiving such announcements and other product and service information (including, but not limited to, marketing research and/or being contacted by a researcher) at any time by calling by sending an e-mail to privacy@brickartist.com.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our policy is to limit any interactive elements of Brickartist.com to individuals who are at least 13 years of age.  In instances where a child under the age of 13 contacts Brickartist.com, we will only request the first name and email address of the child in order to complete an immediate request from the child. The information that is collected will only be used for the requested purpose and will be deleted immediately. Brickartist.com will not store or otherwise use that information.

When a child under the age of 13 visits Brickartist.com, for example to participate in a contest, we will collect that child’s email address and the e-mail address of the child’s parent or guardian. We will use the child’s e-mail address only for the purpose for which it was collected, and we will use the e-mail address of the parents or guardians only to provide notification about the child’s contact with us, and to provide notification of the types and uses of information collected as required under the law. We will also provide information as to how the parent or guardian of the child can review and request deletion of the child’s personal information, and how to prevent further collection and use of personal information concerning the child.

As a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 from whom we have collected personal information, you have the right to review and have deleted such personal information, and to refuse to permit further collection or use of such information. To do so, you should contact us by using the contact information set forth at the end of this privacy policy.

No personal information collected from children under 13 will be sold, rented or otherwise disclosed to any company outside of Brickartist.com, except for disclosure to companies acting as our agents to help us provide services requested by the child, or pursuant to court order, subpoena or a specific request from a law enforcement agency.

We cannot and will not establish conditions that will require or encourage children to disclose personal information over and above what is reasonably necessary to participate in any activity features on our web site.

Children under 13 years of age may be allowed to participate in certain contests, as the rules provide. However, if such a child wins, notification will be sent to the parent or guardian’s e-mail address (provided by the child when he/she enters the contest). Also, we will not ask the child for any personal information beyond e-mail addresses without obtaining prior parental consent. Any personal information obtained from children and parents during contests will be kept until the contest ends and prizes are delivered, and then it will be deleted.

Please contact brickartist.com at any time regarding privacy questions or concerns, or to request to review what personally identifiable information we have collected from a child. Parents may also contact us at any time to request that we delete the personally identifiable information of a child or a parent and/or refuse to permit further collection or use of a child’s information.

Email: privacy@brickartist.com