Last updated: July 17, 20202
We may provide different or additional terms in relation to some of our Products or Services, and those different or additional terms become part of your agreement with us if you purchase those Products or use those Services. If there is a conflict between these Terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.
We may make changes to these Terms from time to time. If we make changes, we will provide you with notice of such changes, such as by sending an email, providing a notice through our Services or updating the “Last Updated” date above. Unless we say otherwise in our notice, the amended Terms will be effective immediately, and your purchase of a Product or continued use of our Services after we provide such notice will confirm your acceptance of the changes.
If you have any questions about these Terms or our Products or Services, please contact us using the contact information at the end of the Terms.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use our Services. If you use our Services on behalf of another person or entity, (a) all references to “you” throughout these Terms will include that person or entity, (b) you represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms on that person’s or entity’s behalf, and (c) in the event you or the person or entity violates these Terms, the person or entity agrees to be responsible to
3. User Accounts and Account Security
You may have the option to register for a Springboard Arts Chicago account to create a customer profile and manage your preferences. If you register for an account, you must provide accurate account information and promptly update this information if it changes. You also must maintain the security of your account and promptly notify us if you discover or suspect that someone has accessed your account without your permission. If you permit others to use your account credentials, you are responsible for the activities of such users that occur in connection with your account. We reserve the right to reclaim usernames, including on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim, including trademark rights, in those usernames.
4. Payment and Billing Information
By providing a credit card or other payment method that we accept, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to use the designated payment method and that you permit us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge your payment method for the total amount of your order, including any applicable Taxes (defined below) and other charges. If the payment method cannot be verified, is invalid or is otherwise not acceptable, your order may be suspended or canceled. You must resolve any problem we encounter in relation to the payment method you select to proceed with your order.
Our presentation of Products shall not be considered a binding offer, but rather an invitation to place an order. When you conclude the online purchase process, we will have a binding contract of sale. You may update your cart at any time before concluding the online purchase process. We will not proceed with the delivery process until your payment has been received.
5. Pricing and Availability
All prices are shown in U.S. dollars. Prices do not include applicable Taxes (defined below), shipping and handling charges, or other fees, unless we clearly state otherwise or are required by law to display prices inclusive of any Taxes, charges and other fees.
All Products offered for sale are subject to availability and we reserve the right to impose quantity limits on any order, reject all or any part of an order, and discontinue sales of Products without prior notice. Prices for Products are subject to change at any time, but such changes will not affect any order for Products you have already placed.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you are responsible for any applicable sales, use, duty, customs or other governmental taxes, levies or fees (“Taxes”) due with respect to your purchase through our Services. Orders placed outside the U.S. may incur Taxes as determined by the customs agency within the destination country. We will collect applicable Taxes if we determine we have a duty to collect Taxes. We will present an estimate of Taxes we collect at checkout, except where we have clearly stated in writing that a price includes Taxes. For U.S. users, the actual Taxes charged may be adjusted from the amount shown at checkout. Several factors may cause this, such as variances between processor programs and changes in tax rates. You may have a duty to directly report and pay Taxes if we do not collect such Taxes.
7. Shipping: Risk of Loss
Shipping is an additional fee paid to a third party and shipping arrangements must be confirmed within 7 days of the order. Packing, crating, shipping, delivery and insurance fees are non-refundable. You are responsible for contracting with packing, crating, shipping, insurance companies. You may arrange your own shipping and may elect to use any shipping company of your choice. Alternatively, you may request Springboard Arts Chicago to obtain packing, crating and shipping estimates (but you are responsible for the actual selection of a shipping company). We will coordinate with the carrier of your choice on your behalf. The packing, crating, shipping, insurance companies that you designate are your agents and you bear all applicable costs and will pay such costs directly to the agents. If there is damage from packing or shipping, you must notify shipper immediately to find a resolution. If the delivery address is within 30 miles of Springboard Arts Chicago’s gallery, arrangements can be made for delivery at an additional charge. An authorized individual must be home during your scheduled delivery window to accept and inspect your items and sign the delivery receipt. Unless stated otherwise, risk of loss or damage to a Product passes to you upon delivery of the Product to your carrier for packing, crating, and shipment, when the Product leaves our gallery, or when you pick up the Product from our gallery, as applicable. We are not responsible for Products that remain in our gallery for more than 30 days after an order is successfully placed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding shipping, please contact us at
8. Returns and Refunds
Except as otherwise stated in the Product offer, we accept returns and issue refunds for Products (other than special orders) that you purchase directly from us under certain conditions. In order to return a Product and receive a refund you must contact us within 7 days of your receipt of the Product to obtain a return authorization number. The Product must be received by us in an unopened and pristine condition within 10 days of the issuance of a return authorization number. You are solely responsible for any return shipping costs. Products must be insured for full value when being returned and it must be received back in the same condition that it was originally sent out for the return to be accepted. Upon return, your return will be inspected. Springboard Arts Chicago reserves the right to refuse returns at our sole discretion. If Springboard Arts Chicago determines that you are eligible for a refund, such refund will be issued within 30 business days of our acceptance of the returned item to your original payment method for the total amount paid for the applicable Products, less any shipping costs that are not eligible for a refund. Delivery shipping costs may only be refunded if you return all of the items in an order. Any costs associated with expedited shipping will not be refunded under any circumstances. Special orders are eligible for return solely at our discretion.
We attempt to be as accurate as possible and to eliminate errors on our Services; however, we do not represent or warrant that the descriptions, pricing or other Product-related information on our Services is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. In the event of an error, we reserve the right to correct such error and revise your order accordingly (which includes charging the correct price) or to cancel the order and refund any amount charged.
10. Prohibited Conduct
When using our Services, you will not violate any applicable law, contract, intellectual property right or other third-party right or commit a tort, and you agree that you are solely responsible for your conduct. You will not:
- Engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
- Use or attempt to use another user’s account without authorization from that user and Springboard Arts Chicago;
- Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Sell, resell or commercially use our Services;
- Copy, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform or publicly display all or portions of our Services, except as expressly permitted by us or our licensors;
- Modify our Services, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative works based upon our Services;
- Use our Services other than for their intended purpose and in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying our Services or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of our Services in any manner;
- Reverse engineer any aspect of our Services or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any part of our Services;
- Use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods designed to scrape or extract data from our Services;
- Develop or use any applications that interact with our Services without our prior written consent;
- Bypass or ignore instructions contained in our robots.txt file; or
- Use our Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or engage in, encourage or promote any activity that violates these Terms.
11. Ownership; limited license
The Services, including the text, graphics, images, photographs, videos, illustrations and other content contained therein, are owned by Springboard Arts Chicago or our licensors and are protected under both United States and foreign laws. Except as explicitly stated in these Terms, all rights in and to the Services are reserved by us or our licensors. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are hereby granted a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use our Services for your own personal, noncommercial use. Any use of the Services other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited, will terminate the license granted herein and will violate our intellectual property rights.
“SPRINGBOARD ARTS CHICAGO”, and our logos, our product or service names, our slogans and the look and feel of the Services are trademarks of Springboard Arts Chicago and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos featured on the Products or Services are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by us.
You may voluntarily submit or otherwise communicate to us any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, original or creative materials or other information about Springboard Arts Chicago or our Products or Services (collectively, “Feedback”). You understand that we may use such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you, including, without limitation, to develop, copy, publish, or improve the Feedback in Springboard Arts Chicago’s sole discretion. You understand that Springboard Arts Chicago may treat Feedback as nonconfidential.
14. Third-Party Content
We may provide information about third-party products, services, activities or events, or we may allow third parties to make their content and information available on or through the Services (collectively, “Third-Party Content”). We provide Third-Party Content as a service to those interested in such content. Your dealings or correspondence with third parties and your use of or interaction with any Third-Party Content are solely between you and the third party. Springboard Arts Chicago does not control or endorse, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, any Third-Party Content, and your access to and use of such Third-Party Content is at your own risk.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless Springboard Arts Chicago and our current and any future parent company, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of our respective officers, directors, agents, partners and employees (together with Springboard Arts Chicago, the “Springboard Arts Chicago Parties”) from and against any losses, liabilities, claims, demands, damages, expenses or costs (“Claims”) arising out of or related to (a) your access to or use of the Services or Products; (b) your Feedback; (c) your violation of these Terms; or (d) your violation, misappropriation or infringement of any rights of another (including intellectual property rights or privacy rights). You agree to promptly notify the Springboard Arts Chicago Parties of any third-party Claims, cooperate with the Springboard Arts Chicago Parties in defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees). You also agree that the Springboard Arts Chicago Parties will have control of the defense or settlement, at Springboard Arts Chicago’s sole option, of any third-party Claims. This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between you and the Springboard Arts Chicago Parties.
Your use of our Products and Services is at your sole risk. Except as otherwise provided in a writing by us, our Products and Services and any content therein are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In addition, Springboard Arts Chicago does not represent or warrant that our Products or Services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. While Springboard Arts Chicago attempts to make your use of our Products and Services and any content therein safe, we cannot and do not represent or warrant that our Products, Services, or servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Products and Services.
17. Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law the Springboard Arts Chicago Parties will not be liable to you under any theory of liability—whether based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, warranty, or otherwise—for any indirect, consequential, incidental or special damages or lost profits, even if the Springboard Arts Chicago Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
The total liability of the Springboard Arts Chicago Parties for any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Products or Services, regardless of the form of the action, is limited to the greater of USD$50.00 or the amount paid by you to purchase the Products or use our Services that are the subject of the claim.
The limitations set forth in this Section 17 will not limit or exclude liability for the gross negligence, fraud or intentional misconduct of the Springboard Arts Chicago Parties or for any other matters in which liability cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. Additionally, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
18. Dispute Resolution; Binding Arbitration
Please read the following section carefully because it requires you to arbitrate certain disputes and claims with Springboard Arts Chicago and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us, unless you opt out of arbitration by following the instructions set forth below. No class or representative actions or arbitrations are allowed under this arbitration agreement. In addition, arbitration precludes you from suing in court or having a jury trial.
No Representative Actions. You and Springboard Arts Chicago agree that any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or our Products or Services is personal to you and Springboard Arts Chicago and that any dispute will be resolved solely through individual action, and will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative proceeding.
Arbitration of Disputes. Except for small claims disputes in which you or Springboard Arts Chicago seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court located in the county of your billing address or disputes in which you or Springboard Arts Chicago seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, you and Springboard Arts Chicago waive your rights to a jury trial and to have any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or our Services resolved in court. Instead, for any dispute or claim that you have against Springboard Arts Chicago or relating in any way to these Terms or our Products or Services, you agree to first contact Springboard Arts Chicago and attempt to resolve the claim informally by sending a written notice of your claim (“Notice”) to Springboard Arts Chicago by email at [email protected] Arts Chicagoarts.com or by certified mail addressed to 1910 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 United States. The Notice must (a) include your name, residence address, email address, and telephone number; (b) describe the nature and basis of the claim; and (c) set forth the specific relief sought. Our notice to you will be similar in form to that described above. If you and Springboard Arts Chicago cannot reach an agreement to resolve the claim within thirty (30) days after such Notice is received, then either party may submit the dispute to binding arbitration administered by JAMS or, under the limited circumstances set forth above, in court. All disputes submitted to JAMS will be resolved through confidential, binding arbitration before one arbitrator. At Springboard Arts Chicago’s option, the arbitration proceedings will be held in Chicago, Illinois or may be conducted telephonically or via video conference in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (“JAMS Rules”). The most recent version of the JAMS Rules are available on the JAMS website and are hereby incorporated by reference. You either acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the JAMS Rules or waive your opportunity to read the JAMS Rules and waive any claim that the JAMS Rules are unfair or should not apply for any reason.
You and Springboard Arts Chicago agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this Section 18 will be substantively and procedurally governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1, et seq. (the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the JAMS Rules, the arbitrator will have exclusive authority to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding any dispute and to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court, including the power to determine the question of arbitrability. The arbitrator may conduct only an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual.
The arbitrator, Springboard Arts Chicago, and you will maintain the confidentiality of any arbitration proceedings, judgments and awards, including, but not limited to, all information gathered, prepared and presented for purposes of the arbitration or related to the dispute(s) therein. The arbitrator will have the authority to make appropriate rulings to safeguard confidentiality, unless the law provides to the contrary. The duty of confidentiality does not apply to the extent that disclosure is necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration hearing on the merits, in connection with a court application for a preliminary remedy or in connection with a judicial challenge to an arbitration award or its enforcement, or to the extent that disclosure is otherwise required by law or judicial decision.
You and Springboard Arts Chicago agree that for any arbitration you initiate, you will pay the filing fee and Springboard Arts Chicago will pay the remaining JAMS fees and costs. For any arbitration initiated by Springboard Arts Chicago, Springboard Arts Chicago will pay all JAMS fees and costs. You and Springboard Arts Chicago agree that the state or federal courts of the State of Illinois and the United States sitting in Chicago, Illinois have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award.
Any claim arising out of or related to these Terms or our Products or Services must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, the claim is permanently barred, which means that you and Springboard Arts Chicago will not have the right to assert the claim.
If any portion of this Section 18 is found to be unenforceable or unlawful for any reason, (a) the unenforceable or unlawful provision shall be severed from these Terms; (b) severance of the unenforceable or unlawful provision shall have no impact whatsoever on the remainder of this Section 18 or the parties’ ability to compel arbitration of any remaining claims on an individual basis pursuant to this Section 18; and (c) to the extent that any claims must therefore proceed on a class, collective, consolidated, or representative basis, such claims must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration, and the parties agree that litigation of those claims shall be stayed pending the outcome of any individual claims in arbitration. Further, if any part of this Section 18 is found to prohibit an individual claim seeking public injunctive relief, that provision will have no effect to the extent such relief is allowed to be sought out of arbitration, and the remainder of this Section 18 will be enforceable.
19. Governing Law and Venue
Any dispute arising from or related tothese Terms or our Products or Services will be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, except to the extent preempted by U.S. federal law, without regard to conflict of law rules or principles (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any dispute between the parties that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in small claims court will be resolved in the state or federal courts of Illinois and the United States, respectively, sitting in Chicago, Illinois.
20. Modifying and Terminating Our Services
We reserve the right to modify our Services or to suspend or stop providing all or portions of our Services at any time. You also have the right to stop using our Services at any time. We are not responsible for any loss or harm related to your inability to access or use our Services.
If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
The failure of Springboard Arts Chicago to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity. You agree that communications and transactions between us may be conducted electronically. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California consumers are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite N-112, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at 1 (800) 952-5210.
Address and Contact Information
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 United States