Terms of Service

Introduction

Welcome to Vector Art Academy, accessible at https://vectorart.academy. Our website is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for those passionate about vector art and design. We offer a range of services including interactive tutorials, online courses, forums for community discussions, and various resources tailored to enhance the skills and knowledge of artists and designers at all levels.

This Terms of Use agreement sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of Vector Art Academy. It governs your access to and use of the information, content, features, technologies, and functions provided on our website.

By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the Vector Art Academy website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, and all other policies and procedures that we may publish from time to time on the site. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site.

We encourage you to read this agreement carefully before using our services. If you have any questions regarding these terms, please contact us.

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing and using Vector Art Academy (https://vectorart.academy), you signify your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use. This agreement is applicable to all site visitors, users, and others who access or use the Service.

If you choose to use our website, participate in any of our courses, forums, or interactive features, or provide any personal data through our website forms, you do so under the agreement to these Terms of Use.

Your continued use of the site following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes. If you do not agree with these terms, please refrain from using our website and its services.

It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically for updates or changes. Your continued access or use of the website following any changes signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified terms.

Definitions

In the context of this agreement, the following definitions apply:

1. 'Website' refers to Vector Art Academy, accessible via https://vectorart.academy.
2. 'Visitor' denotes any individual who accesses the Website without registering or engaging in any transactions.
3. 'User' is an individual who has registered on the Website to engage in transactions or to access various services provided by Vector Art Academy.
4. 'Personal Information' means any information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.
5. 'Services' encompasses all the functionalities, features, applications, and services provided by Vector Art Academy through the Website.
6. 'Content' refers to Text, images, audio, video, and all other forms of data or communication provided on our website, including user-generated content like comments, posts, artwork, and messages.

Use of the Site

This section outlines how you may use Vector Art Academy and the expectations we have for all users:

  1. Permitted Use: Vector Art Academy is designed for accessing tutorials, participating in courses, engaging in forum discussions, and using resources to learn and improve vector art skills. We encourage active participation and sharing of knowledge within these bounds.

  2. Prohibited Activities

    To ensure a safe and productive environment on Vector Art Academy, we strictly prohibit the following activities:

    1. Posting or Sharing Mature Content: It is prohibited to post or share any content that is adult in nature or inappropriate for a general audience.
    2. Engaging in or Promoting Hate Speech and Discrimination: Any engagement in or promotion of hate speech, discrimination, or harmful rhetoric against any individual or group is strictly prohibited.
    3. Discussing or Promoting Piracy: Users are prohibited from discussing or promoting piracy in any form.
    4. Conducting Commercial Activities: The site must not be used for any unauthorized commercial activities, including selling, posting affiliate links, or other forms of unauthorized commercial solicitation.
    5. Uploading or Sharing Dangerous Files: Users are prohibited from uploading or sharing files that are malicious in nature, including viruses, malware, or other harmful software.
    6. Unauthorized Sharing of Community Content: Sharing any community content outside of Vector Art Academy, including discussions, personal information about members, images, or premium content intended solely for community members, is strictly prohibited.
  3. Intellectual Property: The content provided on Vector Art Academy, including but not limited to tutorials, articles, design resources, forum and messaging discussion content, user generated content and uploaded media is protected by intellectual property laws. Users are not permitted to copy, redistribute, or create derivative works from our content without explicit permission.

  4. Account Security: Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account information and are accountable for all activities conducted under their account.

  5. Content Submission: Users may submit content such as forum posts, comments, or artwork. We reserve the right to moderate this content and use it within the platform in accordance with our policies.

  6. Modifications to the Site: Vector Art Academy reserves the right to modify or discontinue any part of the website, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice.

  7. Reporting Violations: If you encounter any violations of these terms, we encourage you to report them to us.

By using Vector Art Academy, you agree to adhere to these terms. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in suspension, deletion or removal of your account or other legal action as deemed necessary.

Registration and Account Security

Vector Art Academy values the security and integrity of our users' accounts. To ensure a safe and secure user experience, we have established the following guidelines and requirements for account registration and security:

  1. Account Creation: When creating an account on Vector Art Academy, you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form. It is your responsibility to maintain and promptly update this information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete.

  2. Account Responsibilities: You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account login information, including your password, and for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.

  3. Age Requirement: Users must be 18 years or older to create an account on Vector Art Academy. By registering, you represent and warrant that you meet this age requirement.

  4. Account Security Best Practices: We recommend that you use a strong password and never share your account details with others. Regularly updating your password and using different passwords for different services can further enhance your account security.

  5. Prohibited Uses of Accounts: You may not use another user's account without permission. Creating multiple accounts, impersonating other individuals, or providing false information are prohibited and may result in account termination.

  6. Termination of Accounts: Vector Art Academy reserves the right to terminate your account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current, or incomplete. We also reserve the right to suspend or terminate accounts that are involved in activities that violate our Terms of Use or other policies.

By registering for an account on Vector Art Academy, you agree to comply with these terms and take responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and any actions taken in connection with it.

Intellectual Property Rights

  1. Ownership of Content: All content present on Vector Art Academy, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Vector Art Academy or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright and intellectual property laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Vector Art Academy.

  2. Use of Content: The content on Vector Art Academy is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not permitted to copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any content from this site in any form or by any means without prior written permission from us. Unauthorized use of our content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

  3. Trademarks and Logos: The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the site are registered and unregistered marks of Vector Art Academy and others. Nothing contained on the site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark without the express written permission of Vector Art Academy or the respective trademark owner.

  4. User-Generated Content: Users retain copyright over any original artworks and materials they post or submit to Vector Art Academy. By uploading or posting content to our website, users hereby grant to Vector Art Academy a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to display such content on the site. This license does not authorize Vector Art Academy to redistribute, sublicense, or use the content for any commercial purposes outside of the website, except with the explicit consent of the copyright holder. Vector Art Academy may seek permission from the user to utilize their content in promotional activities or materials. Users reserve the right to remove their content from the website at any point

  5. Content Reporting: If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon by our website content, please notify us by providing a detailed description of the alleged infringement. We take such matters very seriously and will look into individual cases thoroughly.

By using Vector Art Academy, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to respect the intellectual property rights of Vector Art Academy and third parties.

User Conduct

Users of Vector Art Academy are expected to adhere to our Community Code of Conduct, which upholds the standards of respect, professionalism, and constructive engagement. A summary of these standards includes:

  1. Community Tone: Users should maintain a balance between friendliness and professionalism. Communication should be akin to that with a coworker, colleague, or client.

  2. Respectful Address: Users are encouraged to address each other by their chosen display names and to repect the preferred pronouns indicated in member profiles. Calling other member by overly familiar or casual generic terms should be avoided to maintain a respectful and professional interaction.

  3. Seeking and Providing Help: Queries should be concise, specific, and respectful. Users providing help should ensure their responses are accurate and objective and refrain from guessing or providing information beyond their knowledge.

  4. Critiques and Feedback: Feedback should be polite, constructive, and professional. Critiques should only be provided when solicited and in designated areas.

  5. Self-Promotion: Users may share their art and professional links, but should avoid explicit advertising, recruitment to external communities, and posting of affiliate links.

  6. Prohibited Discussions: Discussions should not involve personal grievances, divisive topics, or piracy. The focus should be on art and creativity within a positive, supportive and respectful framework.

  7. Appropriate Content: All shared content must be safe for work. Offensive material, including NSFW content whether written, audio, or visual is strictly prohibited.

  8. Language Use: Language should be respectful and inclusive, avoiding slurs, insults, or NSFW discussions.

  9. Job Solicitations: Direct job solicitations or advertisements are not permitted, to maintain the community's focus on learning and growth.

  10. Spam and Relevance: Users should avoid spamming and ensure their contributions are relevant and constructive.

  11. No Piracy Discussions: Any form of discussion or promotion of piracy is strictly forbidden.

  12. User-Generated Content: Sharing or distributing any community content outside of Vector Art Academy, including but not limited to images, audio, video, text content of forum and messaging discussions, personal information about members, or premium content intended only for community members, is strictly prohibited.

All community members must read and agree to the complete Community Code of Conduct.

Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in appropriate actions, including but not limited to, warnings, suspension, or termination of community access.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Vector Art Academy provides its services "as is" and without any warranty or condition, express, implied, or statutory. We specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

We do not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the content, services, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within our website. This includes content generated by users, such as images, messages, forum discussions, and any form of communication occurring in private or group conversations (including voice and video calls). Vector Art Academy is not responsible for monitoring or controlling the content of user-generated discussions and does not accept liability for any harm or damages resulting from these communications.

Additionally, we do not warrant that the website will operate error-free or that the website and its servers are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If your use of the website or the content results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, Vector Art Academy is not responsible for those costs.

The use of the Vector Art Academy website and its content, including any user-generated content or private communications, is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the website and may be made at any time without notice to you.

Limitation of Liability

Vector Art Academy, its affiliates, and its service providers will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the website; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the website, including without limitation, any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users or third parties; (iii) any content obtained from the website; and (iv) unauthorized access, use, or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed its essential purpose.

Specifically, we are not responsible for any content uploaded, posted, sent, received, or stored, including without limitation, data, text, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links, and other content by users or third parties. We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites.

Vector Art Academy does not monitor or control private or group conversations, forum discussions, voice and video calls between members and is not responsible for the safety, accuracy, or quality of the content shared within these interactions.

Please understand that you use the website and engage with its content and services at your own discretion and risk.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Vector Art Academy, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Website's content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

This indemnification obligation will survive the termination or expiration of these Terms of Use and your use of the Website.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of British Columbia, Canada, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the provincial and federal courts located in British Columbia, Canada. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Changes to the Terms

Vector Art Academy reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Use at any time. If a revision is material, we will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 30 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

We may notify you of such changes by posting an announcement on our website or sending you an email to the address you provided us. It is your responsibility to regularly check our website for any changes to these Terms of Use.

By continuing to access or use our Website after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Website.

Contact Information

For further information or inquiries about our Terms of Service, you can contact us at  support@vectorart.academy or submit a message via our contact form. If you prefer traditional correspondence, our mailing address is: 

Vector Art Academy
#210-347 Leon Avenue
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 8C7