Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
The Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel (“the Museum or TMB”) provides this website and the Museum Store online (together, the “Museum website”) in support of its mission to collect and preserve it`s collections, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education. Use of the Museum website is subject to the following terms and conditions and applicable federal and state laws. By accessing the Museum website, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. The Museum reserves the right to revise or amend these terms and conditions without notice at any time.
Protection of Privacy
The names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on the Tattoo Museum website are registered and unregistered marks of the Tattoo Museum, including but not limited to the Tattoo Museum Basel, TMB, and Tattoo Museum Basel Store (“TMB trademarks”). You may not use the TMB trademarks without the Tattoo Museum’s prior, written permission.
The trademarks of third parties may also appear on the Tattoo Museum website from time to time; you may not use these trademarks without prior, written permission from their respective owners. You acknowledge and agree that nothing on the Tattoo Museum website, expressly or implicitly, by estoppel or otherwise, grants any right or license to use any of the Tattoo Museum website, or may be construed to mean that the Tattoo Museum has authority to grant any right or license on behalf of any third-party trademark owner.
All Content Is Protected by Copyright Laws
The Tattoo Museum respects the intellectual property rights of artists and others. The Tattoo Museum website and all images and text contained therein are protected by Swiss and international copyright laws, and are owned by the Tattoo Museum or used by the Tattoo Museum with permission from the owners. Copyright for some images are held by the artists and/or their estates. You agree not to download, copy, reproduce, publish or transmit, or otherwise use any portion of the Tattoo Museum website (including any images or text contained therein), except for your own personal noncommercial use or “fair use,” as this term is defined by current copyright laws, without written permission from the Tattoo Museum.
Fair Use Is Permitted
Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text, audio, video, image, and other files from the Tattoo Museum’s website for such uses are welcome to do so without Tattoo Museum’s express permission. Users must cite the author and source of this material as they would material from any printed work; the citation should include the URL https://TattooMuseum.ch.
By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text, audio, video, image and other files from the Tattoo Museum website, whether accessed directly from this website or via other sites or mechanisms, users agree that they will limit their use of such files to fair use, and will not violate the Tattoo Museum’s or any other party’s proprietary rights.
Unauthorized publication or exploitation of Tattoo Museum files is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law must request and receive prior permission. The Tattoo Museum reviews all requests on a case-by-case basis and may require payment of a license fee depending upon the intended nature of such use.
All requests to reproduce works of art from the Tattoo Museum’s collection should be addressed directly to the Tattoo Museum in Basel
Inquiries regarding permissions to publish building images should be directed to the Communications Department.
Reservation of Rights
The Tattoo Museum, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to take all action or inaction as allowed by law. If any term, condition, or provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is determined to be unlawful, invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms, conditions, and provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby. These Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire representation made by the Tattoo Museum relating to the subject matter herein.
Digital Millennium Copyright Agent
The Tattoo Museum respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of the Tattoo Museum website to do the same. The Tattoo Museum may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, take reasonable steps to disable and/or terminate access to the Tattoo Museum website of users who may be repeat infringers of copyright. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information to the Tattoo Museum’s Copyright Agent:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright;
a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Tattoo Museum website;
your address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
The Tattoo Museum’s agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
Swiss Tattoo Museum Basel
Warranty and Indemnification
By using the Tattoo Museum website in any manner, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms and Conditions, including Fair Use. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Tattoo Museum and its affiliates, trustees, directors, officers, employees, or agents harmless from all claims, causes, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages that may arise from or relate to your use of the Tattoo Museum website.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Tattoo Museum provides the site on an “as is” basis. Your use of the site, content, and compilation is at your own risk. The Tattoo Museum disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, copyright ownership, and/or noninfringement of copyrights or other third-party proprietary rights. The Tattoo Museum does not warrant that the site will provide continuous, prompt, secure, or error-free service. The Tattoo Museum makes reasonable, ongoing efforts to revise and update the site, but assumes no liability for any errors or omissions, including the inaccuracy of content, or for any damages or losses that you or any third party may incur as a result of the unavailability of the site. The Tattoo Museum assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may affect, your computer equipment or other property arising from your use of the site, including but not limited to the reproduction of the content or compilation.
Limitation of Liability
Neither the Tattoo Museum nor its affiliates, trustees, directors, officers, employees, or agents shall have any liability for any damages, including without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, compensatory, punitive, special, or consequential damages (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages) that may arise from or relate to your use of the site, content, and/or compilation.
Severance and Waiver
You acknowledge and agree that in the event any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable, in any respect, the validity, legality, and/or enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions contained herein shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby. In such event, the parties agree that such invalid term(s) or condition(s) shall be validly reformed by the court to as near approximate the intent of the parties as reflected in the provision, and if unreformable, shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and Conditions. The Tattoo Museum’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless agreed to in writing by the Tattoo Museum.
Venue and Choice of Law
These Terms and Conditions and any counterparts, amendments, or revisions thereto shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the City of Basel, Switzerland, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to this Agreement shall be brought in any Federal or Cantonal court located in Switzerland, and the parties hereby waive any objection that they may have to personal jurisdiction in these courts.
These Terms and Conditions are the complete statement of the agreement of the parties with respect to the subject hereof and supersede all prior agreements and understandings between the parties hereto with respect to the subject hereof. In order to be binding, any amendment or modification of this Agreement must be effected by an instrument in writing signed by the parties.
Last update:7 September 2020