Last Updated: January 2020
This website is owned and operated by Emma Witte, trading as Black Chalk Collective, an Australian business. Our principal place of business is located in Melbourne, Australia.
You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to use our website. Use of this website is at your own risk. We host our site on a reputable platform and take reasonable efforts to maintain and host the site. However, we make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety or your individual use of the website. The Terms and Conditions contained on this page is subject to change at any time.
By clicking “Complete my purchase,” “Purchase,” “Join,” or any other phrase on the purchase button, entering your credit card information, or otherwise enrolling, electronically, verbally, or otherwise, you (the “Student”) agree to be provided with products, programs, or services as part of The Watercolour Academy website (“Membership”) operated by Emma Witte (“Owner”), acting on behalf of The Watercolour Academy (“Company”), and you are entering into a legally binding agreement with The Watercolour Academy, subject to the following terms:
Terms of Membership
(a) Upon purchase and execution of this Agreement, the Student will be provided with the following content and/or services as detailed on www.thewatercolouracademy.com (“the Website”) and selected prior to purchase for their own personal, non-commercial use. Content, programs, and/or services (collectively known as “the Services”) may include but are not limited to:
(b) Though the Owner and The Watercolour Academy ambassadors comment on Student paintings and Facebook posts, the Student is NOT guaranteed direct feedback on any paintings or comments they post to the website or Facebook group from the Owner or any member of their team.
(c) The scope of Services rendered by the Owner pursuant to this Agreement shall be limited to those contained herein and/or provided for on www.thewatercolouracademy.com as part of the Membership.
(d) The Owner reserves the right to substitute Services equal to or comparable if reasonably required by the prevailing circumstances.
(e) The Owner may from time to time offer extra Services to Student for an additional fee.
(f) Students will have access to The Watercolour Academy for the duration of their current subscription, whether that be on a monthly; 6 monthly or annual basis.
(g) The Owner reserves the right to cancel or terminate a Student's use of and access to the Website without prior notice if they do not comply with our Terms of Purchase.
(h) At any point, should the Owner be terminating the Company, the Student will be given at least sixty (60) days notice.
(i) Students have the option to cancel their membership at any time in writing via email to [email protected], or via the Student's account details on the website www.thewatercolouracademy.com and cancellation will take effect at the next billing cycle.
Payment and Refund Policy
(a) Upon execution of this Agreement, the Student agrees to pay to the Company the purchase amount as stated on the Company's Website or via a sales promotion.
(b) The Student agrees to provide us with true, accurate and complete information as required by the sign-up process (“Subscription Data”), including their legal name, address, email address and applicable billing and shipping information.
(c) The Student agrees to maintain and promptly update the Subscription Data and any other information provided to us. If the Student provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such is the case, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate the Student's subscription, and if applicable, their user account, and refuse any and all current or future use and/or access by the Student to the Website.
(d) With their initial payment the Student commits to either a one (1) month term to the Membership; a six (6) month term or an annual term dependent on the subscription chosen by the Student.
(e) After the initial one (1) month term; six (6) month or annual term, the Student will then automatically be charged payment according to their selected payment plan: every thirty (30) days, every six (6) months, or every twelve (12) months, at which time the payment will be automatically debited via the account information included upon purchase.
(f) Credit Card Authorisation. Each party hereto acknowledges that the Company will charge the credit card chosen by the Student on the date of renewal and for the amounts specified upon purchase.
(g) In the event the Student fails to make any of the payments as outlined above, the Company has the right to immediately disallow services and benefits of the School to the Student until payment is paid in full.
(h) The Student agrees not to assign, transfer or sublicense their rights as a subscriber.
(i) The Company reserves the right to increase fees, or to institute new fees at any time, upon advanced notice communicated to the Student via email.
(j) If the Student is not entirely happy with what’s on offer in The Watercolour Academy website and would like a refund, they are to let the Company know within 7 days of their purchase and they will be refunded. Refunds after 7 days are at the discretion of The Watercolour Academy.
Intellectual Property Notice
All images, text, designs, graphics, trademarks and service marks are owned by and property of The Watercolour Academy, trading as Black Chalk Collective, or the properly attributed party. It is a violation of federal law to use any of our intellectual property in whole or in part, and modification of any materials contained on this site is illegal and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible should we choose to do so, including asking for financial penalties (damages) and/or an injunction forcing you to stop using our intellectual property immediately.
You may use our intellectual property with clear and obvious credit back to our site, as well as links back to the page where the materials, designs, images, text, quote or post is located when it is appropriate to do so. However, you may never claim any of our intellectual property as your own or your unique creation, even with attribution.
(a) The paintings Students produce as a result of taking the Owner's video tutorials are considered legally to be ‘Derivative Works’ and as such the copyright remains with Emma Witte and any other photographer whose work has been used for these.
(b) Students may share photographs of the paintings they create based on the Owner's video tutorials online but they must always credit The Watercolour Academy whenever the work is displayed (including online).
(c) Students may sell the physical paintings they create based on the Owner’s video tutorials (for instance in a local art exhibition) but they must always credit 'The Watercolour Academy' whenever the work is displayed for sale.
(d) Students can reproduce their own paintings provided the reproduction is for their own non-commercial use (for instance they can print it onto a card sent to friends and family) however, they must credit ‘The Watercolour Academy’ along with the reproduction.
(e) Students may not reproduce their own versions of these paintings for commercial use (for instance as an illustration or onto greetings cards they intend to sell).
(f) Students should use the following wording to credit The Watercolour Academy:
In respect of the Material specifically created for the Student as part of this Membership, including video tutorials, videos, documents, or other content (known collectively as the “Material”), The Watercolour Academy maintains all of the copyright, other intellectual property rights and any other data or material used or subsisting in the Material whether finished or unfinished. Nothing in this Agreement shall transfer ownership of or rights to any intellectual property of The Watercolour Academy to the Student, nor grant any right or license other than those stated in this Agreement.
The Student may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever any of The Watercolour Academy’s website, content or intellectual property, in whole or in part without our prior written consent. Any unauthorised copying, reverse engineering, redistribution, reproduction, publication or modification of The Watercolour Academy’s website content by any person without The Watercolour Academy’s prior written authorisation is strictly prohibited, may be a violation of federal or common law, trademark, and copyright laws and may subject such a violator to legal action.
The Services provided to the Student by The Watercolour Academy under this Agreement are provided on an “as-is” basis, without any warranties or representations express, implied or statutory; including, without limitation, warranties of quality, performance, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Nor are there any warranties created by a course of deal, course of performance or trade usage.
By participating in the Membership, the Student acknowledges that The Watercolour Academy makes no guarantees as to the outcome of any Services, sessions, teachings, or modules accessed through this Membership. By participating in this Membership, the Student acknowledges that The Watercolour Academy does not warrant the accuracy of any information provided, is not liable for any losses the Student may suffer by relying on modules, content, videos, services, or products.
By participating in the Membership, the Student acknowledges that The Watercolour Academy nor any of its representatives are medical doctors, psychologists, therapists, or financial advisors, and content and/or services do not replace the care of other professionals. Services provided herein are in no way to be construed or substituted as medical advice, psychological counseling or any other type of therapy or advice.
Any testimonials or examples shown through The Watercolour Academy website are only examples of what may be possible. There can be no assurance as to any particular outcome based on the use of the Membership and/or Services. The Student acknowledges that The Watercolour Academy has not and does not make any representations as to success of any kind that may be derived as a result of use of its video tutorials, products or Services.
Our website and related materials are provided for educational and informational use only. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless our website and company for any direct or indirect loss or conduct incurred as a result of your use of our website and any related communications, including as a result of any consequences incurred from technological failures such as a payment processor error(s) or system failure(s).
While we may reference certain results, outcomes or situations on this website, you understand and acknowledge that we make no guarantee as to the accuracy of third party statements contained herein or the likelihood of success for you as a result of these statements or any other statements anywhere on this website. If you have medical, legal or financial questions, you should consult a medical professional, lawyer or CPA and/or CFP respectively. We expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any actions or omissions you choose to make as a result of using this website, related materials, products, courses or the materials contained herein.
This website is updated on a regular basis and while we try to make accurate statements in a timely and effective manner, we cannot guarantee that all materials and related media contained herein are entirely accurate, complete or up to date. You expressly acknowledge and understand that any information or knowledge you gain as a result of using this website is used at your own risk. If you should see any errors or omissions and would like to let us know, please email us at [email protected].
Recording and Redistribution of Live Group Calls
The Student acknowledges that group calls and/or trainings may be recorded. The Student also acknowledges that the recordings may be redistributed and/or resold at a later date as part of separate offerings sold by The Watercolour Academy.
Limitation of Liability
By using The Watercolour Academy’s Services and purchasing this Membership, the Student accepts any and all risks, foreseeable or unforeseeable, arising from such transaction. The Student agrees that The Watercolour Academy will not be held liable for any damages of any kind resulting or arising from including but not limited to; direct, indirect, incidental, special, negligent, consequential, or exemplary damages happening from the use or misuse of the Membership. The Student agrees that use of this Membership is at user’s own risk
We maintain a right to republish any submission in whole or in part as reasonably necessary in the course of our business. You agree not to submit any content or communications that could be illegal or serve an unlawful purpose, including, but not limited to communications that are potentially libelous or maliciously false, obscene, abusive, negligent or otherwise harmful or inappropriate.
This site may use affiliate links to sell certain products or services. We disclaim any and all liability as a result of your purchase through one of these links. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you when and where we have placed affiliate links in addition to this disclaimer located in these Terms & Conditions. You accept express liability for any and all consequences or benefits of clicking the affiliate links contained on this website or related communications.
If at any time we feel you have violated these Terms and Conditions, then we shall immediately terminate your use of our website and any related communications as we deem appropriate. It is within our sole discretion to allow any user’s access of our website, and we may revoke this access at any time without notice, and if necessary, block your IP address from further visits to our site(s).
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