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Any references below to "the artist" refers to me -- Jon Baas -- the owner and creator of any images or ideas on this website. Any reference to "the purchaser" or "client" refers to you, the individual or individuals who have purchased a creative work from me. As an independant artist, this disclaimer exists merely to protect my work.

Copyrights:  Any images containing original art, or any other creative endeavor on this web site, are copyrighted by the artist, and may in no way be used for any purpose other than viewing online, unless they are part of a written contract agreement, or with specific permission.

This restriction INCLUDES:
  • downloading for personal or public use
  • use in other electronic formats
  • emailing images or text
  • re-printing or publishing in any format
  • resale
  • copying an image or product idea to pass off as your own
All images are the intellectual and creative property of the artist and/or the client for whom they were created -- as the case may be in a contractual agreement. Any alteration or unauthorized use violates the copyright restrictions that have been here set forth.

Any profits made off of any form of the artist's work, must be shared with the artist in accordance with contracts or agreements previously agreed upon. Not all client contracts will be structured by way of percentage of sale. Those that are must adhere to stated copyright restrictions. No resale of artwork outside of stated copyright is permitted.

Artist rights:  The artist reserves all right of reproduction, and all copyrights in the work sold to the purchaser, the preliminary design, and any incidental works made in the creation of the work -- unless specifically stated in a contractual agreement.

Copyright notice in the name of the artist shall appear on the work, and the artist shall receive authorship credit in connection with the work or any reproductions thereof. The sale of an original art piece does not include the transfer of rights to reproduce or use the image in any other way beyond personal display. Unless stated in writing, the artist still retains all rights and copyrights to all of the images and creations. Permission to use them for any other purpose must be directed specifically to the artist.

Exhibition:  Before committing the work to a public show or any other display, the purchaser must give the artist notice of his/her intent to do so. All details of the show should be made known to the artist.

Privacy:  The purchaser gives the artist permission to use the purchaser's name (or company name), along with a reproduction of the item purchased from the artist (including but not limited to a portrait, writing, idea, or anything available on or listed on this web site) for (including but not limited to) exhibition, website display, advertising, and online resume and gallery, without violation of the purchaser's rights of privacy, or any other personal or proprietary rights the purchaser possess in connection with the reproduction and sale of the work, the preliminary design, or any incidental works made in the creation of the work.

Destruction and restoration:  The purchaser agrees that the purchaser will not intentionally destroy, damage, alter, modify or change the original work in any way.
The purchaser agrees to see that the original work is properly maintained. If any alteration of any kind occurs after receipt by the purchaser, whether intentional or accidental and whether done by the purchaser or others, the work shall no longer be represented as the work of the artist without the artist's written consent. If the work is damaged, the purchaser will consult the artist before any restoration and must give the artist the first opportunity to restore it, if practicable.

Kill fee:  In event of a cancellation of an agreed upon Work, the Artist will be paid 50% of the agreed upon final fee for time and effort invested in the Work ("kill fee"). The Artist will also retain the actual Work and all rights laid out in the contract as if the Work had been completed. If the Purchaser is still not satisfied with the final work, even after the Artist's best efforts to reach his/her satisfaction, the Artist will retain the aforementioned kill fee for time and effort invested in the work.

Satisfaction:  If the Purchaser is not satisfied, the Artist will work to change and complete the work -- within reason -- for the Purchaser or Client. The Artist will stay within the limits of his own style and manner of working, while understanding that the Purchaser is already aware of the qualities the Work will have upon completion. If no reasonable resolution can be reached with the Work, the Purchaser may cancel the project with the stated "kill fee" still applying.

Permission:  If you wish to have permission to use something from this site, or have any questions, please email your question to the artist.

Jon Baas, or any known aspect of -- will not use any personal information provided by you in emails for any purpose other than to answer a question or coorespond personally with you as necessary. Your email or personal address will not be sold or given out to anyone else, unless specifically requested by you. If, however, someone sends me an email or message with something quotable or important to say, I do reserve the right to place it on this website -- unless preference against is specifically stated by the contributer. I will give credit -- where possible -- to the contributer for such a quote or shared information.

Prices and policies are subject to change without notice.

All legal and intellectual copyright terms listed here are effective for all contractual work agreed upon as of June 1, 2004. Wherever possible, these terms are also retroactive to all recent previous work, taking into consideration previous contract agreements up to this date.

Any violation of these terms, both direct or implied as set out here, will result in legal and compensatory action.
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