Certain states and other governing agencies may provide for rights not explicitly stated herein. It is our intent to honor those rights, but perhaps more importantly, it is our intent to assure that both we and our customers have reasonable expectations of satisfaction. To that end, all work is sold subject to the following warranty:
- All goods may be returned for refund within ten days with proof of purchase. Shipping and handling not included. Returned goods must be in undamaged condition and if shipped, returned insured for their value in original packing.
- All goods may be returned for store credit within thirty days with proof of purchase. Shipping and handling not included. Returned goods must be in undamaged condition and if shipped, returned insured for their value in original packing.
- All original work sold here has in fact been personally produced by the Artist.
- Delivery is guaranteed. In the event of apparent non-delivery and contingent upon proof of purchase, we will at our option either ship a replacement order or refund the full cost of the order, including shipping charges.
- Delivery in good condition is guaranteed. In the event of the receipt of damaged goods and contingent upon proof of purchase, we will at our option either ship a replacement order or refund the full cost of the order, including shipping charges. We may request that the damaged goods be returned to us, in which case we will pay the shipping costs.
- Our liability shall in no event exceed the total cost of goods sold plus shipping charges if applicable.
This copyright notice assumes that the general public is honest enough to read and follow these guidelines. Please do not violate an artist's copyright.
All copyright protections, for all images displayed in web pages from the Vertu Fine Art Gallery, are reserved by the artist of record. The artist has agreed with the Vertu Fine Art Gallery that these particular images may be displayed via the World Wide Web providing that all of the following guidelines are met. Such permission and use shall not be construed as placing any material in the public domain. The material we publish on the Web IS NOT being placed in the public domain. Remember: all copyrights remain with the artist of record and the artist expects to be paid for other than fair use.
Following these guidelines may help you avoid copyright infringement:
- Pay The Artist.
If work is downloaded with the intent of profit then the Vertu Fine Art Gallery and the artist of record shall be paid a license fee and receive other reimbursement as per an agreement negotiated and acceptable to all parties in advance of such showing; violation of this provision shall not negate any rights of the Vertu Fine Art Gallery or of the artist. This paragraph is intended to say “don't rip us off!”
- The Image Shall Not Be Substantially Altered.
Changes in size and/or coloration shall not void the copyright interests of the artist. This paragraph is intended to say “don't mess up the artist's work!” and “don't alter it and say it's yours!”.
- The artist, et. al., Shall Be Cited
Give written credit to the artist for producing the work, to the Vertu Fine Art Gallery for representing the artist, to the fact that the image was retrieved from the web, and to the particular web page where the image was found. This paragraph is intended to say “tell everybody all about the image, how and where you got it, and name the artist.”
- Permission For Other Than Fair Use Shall Be Obtained.
If the work is going to be shown or widely distributed by publishing via any sort of media, the publisher shall first obtain from the Vertu Fine Art Gallery, . an acceptable image for such publishing, and then the Vertu Fine Art Gallery shall be notified in writing at the above address before actual publication occurs. The notification shall include an appropriate copy of the intended mechanism of the showing (tear sheet, video clip, disk, CD-ROM, etc.). This paragraph is intended to say “don't use the material in violation of the law, and let us know before you do use the material.”
The intent of these provisions is to raise your awareness that you must respect the artist's copyright, to remind you that you must appropriately reimburse the artist for the use of their intellectual property, and to provide you with guidelines that seem appropriate to guarantee that you have the ability to behave accordingly. If these guidelines are violated, then the artist's rights have been violated, and we are all the poorer spiritually. Not to mention which, we might prosecute.
We value your privacy.
We want there to be no question about it.
We respect you as a human being as well as a customer, which mandates that we guard your privacy as we guard our own. We want your shopping experience here to be enjoyable and satisfying — we want you to be more than just “satisfied”. We hope that you will recommend us to your family and friends so they can enjoy our art.
Except as stated in this Privacy Statement, Vertu Arts LLC will not provide any of your personal information to other companies, individuals or agencies without your permission; there may be circumstances where you will be asked for such permission so Vertu Arts LLC can offer you special sales incentives. You may elect to not participate in these incentive programs. If so, then your personal information is not released. Vertu Arts LLC does not sell, rent or give away your name, email address, or any other information about you. We may, however, be obligated to release information in response to court orders or lawful requests from governmental authorities.
We would like to use your address or email to inform you of special events you might otherwise be unaware of, but will take you off our mailing list completely if you so request.
Our Shopping Cart collects information when you complete the purchase process. This information may include your name, address, email address, credit card information, and shopper preferences. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing. We do not store your card information. Shopper preferences may include the URL indicating where you came from when you entered the site, information regarding the products you purchased and which pages you viewed once you entered the site.
How To Order
Please use the shopping carts accessible through our online catalogs or from one of our artists' virtual galleries. If you saw something at our gallery that you wish you had purchased, and it is not in our online catalog, please email us. It is likely that we can email you a PayPal "Buy Now" button customized to your needs.
Include your check in US funds, drawn on a US bank, in the correct amount, made payable to Vertu Arts LLC. Shipment will be delayed until the check has cleared.
Make sure the return address is valid so we can contact you by mail if necessary. A valid e-mail address and a telephone number with best time to call helps solve potential problems.
Send your order list and shipping instructions to:
Vertu Arts LLC
Mail Order Department
803 Bursum Place
Socorro, NM 87801
We do not export. Orders will be accepted only for delivery within the United States and its territories.
Can I use one of the images on this site?
All images displayed are covered under the sole and exclusive copyright of the original artist, even after the original has been sold, unless other provisions have been arranged in writing. All materials on this website, including design and layout, are copyrighted; reproduction of such property without express written consent is unlawful and prohibited.
What Is A Limited Edition Giclée Print?
Giclée (pronounced "zhe-clay") prints are produced by an ink jet technology where tiny droplets of ink are placed with excruciating precision onto a surface. According to several sources "The term giclée originated in 1991 with Jack Duganne who coined the term to refer to fine art prints created with digital output. It was intended to be a word which would be added to the lexicon of print making terms in the vocabulary of fine art print making. It’s derivation comes from 'le gicleur', the french for 'nozzle'. Gicler is the french verb 'to spray' (as from a nozzle) and thus the direct object of the 'spraying nozzle' would be giclée, as many digital printers today use nozzles to direct ink onto a substrate. The main intention of the word giclée was to distinguish 'fine art prints' from those created for non-art or commercial purposes." Digital prints today usually meet a high standard of archivabliity; there is an expectation that a giclée print should be a long-lasting print.