Terms of Use

Last revised May 01, 2012

Thank you for visiting LPWALLIANCE.COM (the "Site"), which is operated by Light Painting World Alliance ("LPWA" or "we" or"us"). Please review these Terms of Use ("Terms") carefully so you understand how we operate this Site, what we can offer and how we work together within our community. Please also read our Privacy Policy. By using the Site (even if just as a guest) and the services LPWA provides, you're telling us you've read these Terms and the Privacy Policy. When you choose to register, you must click "I agree" to complete your registration. If we change anything major in our Terms, we may ask you to review the changes and click "I agree" again before logging in.


The site is intended to be professional trading platform for the light painting art market and provide ordering services of personalized light painted artworks. In addition, the site aims to organize activities related to the Alliance’s goal of raising awareness and disseminating our genre.

Site offers artist portfolios hosting, community and trade sharing services and other professional demands, which provide:

The Site: for creating unique personal accounts and accessing the LPWA Services

LPWA Services: on-line shop for your artworks, forum for seeking customers

Other: any other features, mobile services, LPWA-branded URLs or applications offered from time to time

Who Can Use the Site?

Visitors or Members: If you're just browsing the Site and haven't registered with us, you're a "Visitor." If you've gone through the steps to register with us, you're a "Member." But whether you're a Visitor or a Member, we think of you as a "User."

What That Means To You: Some of the LPWA Services are available only to its community Members, while others are available to all Users.

And What That Means To Us: You're eligible to be a Member because you've assured us that:

    – What you told us when you registered as a Member was true

    – You've given us a valid email address

    – You'll notify us if something changes

    – You are 14 years of age or older

    – You're not breaking any laws when you use the LPWA Services

    – You're not breaking the policies of these Terms, the Copyright and the Privacy Policy

Membership Responsibilities

We trust and respect the Users of LPWA and its community, and expect all Users to respect some simple rules to help foster the community. This means:

• You can use the Site and be a Member as long as you follow the Terms, including any revisions we may make.

• If you become a Member, you'll need to come up with a password to use the Site. Make it a good one! We'd suggest using numbers and letters in both lower case and upper case.

• Please note that it is our policy to terminate the accounts of Members who repeatedly infringe the rights of others in the community or commit illegal acts or violate these Terms. If you do any of these things, we may deny, restrict or suspend your access to all or any part of the Site or LPWA Services or terminate your Membership at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability - and we will take legal action if needed.

• You may leave the community at any time you wish, but we hope you come back. Even after Membership and/or your use of the Site is terminated, you will still be responsible for the promises you have made to us about your Content and you'll be responsible for any damages that result from your breaking those promises as further outlined below.

Cost and Pricing

Visiting: There is no cost to visit the Site.

Free account: Each individual User gets one free account.

What Can I Post?

Our community continues to grow and gets better because of users like you who upload outstanding content. (Thanks!) If you are a Member, you can upload image files ("Content") to your portfolio. However, there are some limits:

Size Limits: Please, no more than 1200 pixels by less dimension, 72 dpi., JPEG format.

Limits on Content: The LPWA community is a place for people of varying ages, backgrounds and from all walks of life. Because of this, we strive to create a community where everyone feels welcome, and thus there are limits on the types of content that can be uploaded. Broadly, we prohibit anything that is derogatory to somebody else; anything that you didn't create; or anything that is illegal.

    – The following items are prohibited: anything that is patently offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any person or group; harasses or advocates harassment of another person; exploits people in a sexual or violent manner, including pornography; contains excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website; solicits personal information from anyone under 18; publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; contains or promotes something you know is false or misleading; promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; violates someone's rights of privacy or publicity; defames or libels somebody; infringes somebody's copyrights, trademarks, contract rights or any other rights of any person; involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming"; contains restricted or password-only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); solicits passwords or personal identifying information for unauthorized commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users; provides or creates computer viruses; or includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent.

    – Because LPWA actively supports our community of Users, we may refuse to post your Content, remove your Content or terminate your Membership at any time, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability, for any or no reason.

Your Content

You retain all your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or while using Site. This means that YOU own ALL the Content you post, but keep the following in mind:

When you post your images, you are telling us and all other Users that the Content really, truly is yours - no one else's - and that the posting and use of your Content does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights, or human rights of somebody else. We're not responsible if it's not really yours or if you infringe on others' rights; you will be responsible if there are any costs for that.

Site may manipulate your Content to offer the LPWA Services (including transcoding and/or reformatting Content to allow its use throughout the LPWA Services).

In an effort to keep the Site free, the Site is supported, at least in part, by advertising. We may place such advertising and promotions near your Content. The kind of advertisements we post and the way we display them are up to us.

We might keep an eye on Content you post, and if we do, we're not responsible for what's in the Content and we are under no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content. You can let us know using our contacts if you find any Content offensive.

In order to do the things we do that make our Site and our community so great, we use some images, files, software and other things on the Site that we own or that have been licensed to us ("LPWA Content"). LPWA Content is ours and stays ours, but if you follow these Terms, you are entitled to use and display the LPWA Content (excluding any software code) when you view the Site and use our services. Except in viewing the Site, you agree that you won't copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce or create derivative works from the LPWA Content.

If you stop using the Site, your Content will remain on the Site until you remove it by yourself.

Other Important Things You Need To Know

If you use the Site and the LPWA Services and community, you are subject to some limits on things you can do, and we can investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone we think is violating the Terms.

You shouldn't do anything that disrupts the Site or the way it functions; anything that interferes with other User's enjoyment of the Site or the community or using the Site to deceive people.

    – Prohibited activities include: forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting, or in any way using the Site or LPWA Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information; using viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network; interfering with the access of any User, host or network to the Site; covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any our page via HTML/CSS or any other means, whether by HTML, CSS or some other coding on your personal profile page, including, without limitation, any hidden or otherwise surreptitiously contained code in the Content which is unrelated to the immediate aesthetic nature of the Content; making any automated use of the system, such as, but not limited to, using scripts to send images or videos; interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the LPWA Services or the networks or services connected to the LPWA Services; impersonating or attempting to impersonate another User, person or entity; selling or otherwise transferring your profile; using any information obtained from the LPWA Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity; attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or breach any security or authentication measures; collecting or storing personal data about other users without their express permission, including collecting usernames, User I.D. numbers, and/or email addresses of Users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site; impersonating or misrepresenting your affiliation with any person or entity, through pretexting or any other form of social engineering, or otherwise committing fraud; scraping the Site by the use of crawlers, bots or other automated mechanisms. Finally (though this should go without saying), using the Site in a manner that violates any laws.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members, although we reserve the right to intervene for the benefit of the community, if need be.

These Terms and the Privacy Policy can change. Again, read this document and our other policies carefully. We'll try to let you know in separate postings (or with a little "new" symbol or something similar next to the link on the homepage) if anything "big" happens, but so long as you've used our Site after the change, you're telling us you've read the new version and agree.

Our Site is hosted in Russia. The Site is accessible for use in any country of the world. Since the regulatory systems of all countries have unique laws and subordinate acts that may differ from the laws governing the Russian Federation, the User agrees that these Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Russian Federation. The User also agrees that any disputes arising as a result of this Agreement being wholly or partially unenforceable will be voluntarily settled through negotiations and, in case of failure to come to an agreement, by judicial process.

The Site is as Good as its Community: As a Member of the LPWA community, if you become aware of misuse of the LPWA Services by any person, please email info@lpwalliance.com and include in your email a URL at which the material in question may be located. Thanks for helping make our Site a great place to visit!

Questions? Please contact us at: info@lpwalliance.com


• You use the Site at your own risk and the Site and services are provided "AS IS."

• We're not saying that the Site will meet any of your specific needs or that you'll get any particular results if you use the Site. We're not responsible for the conduct of other Users' on- or off-line.

• We encourage you to always keep backups of your Content. Site is not responsible if any of your Content is deleted, or if any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Site or services causes you to lose any Content.

• While we make an effort to keep the Site up and running at all times, we're also not responsible for any errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User communication, whether the result of our maintenance of the Site or any problems or technical malfunction of any network, servers, software or equipment, Internet traffic or any other failure of any nature.

• We're not responsible for advertisements or applications or services that are posted on or through the Site, nor do we have any responsibility for the goods or services provided by our advertisers or via other websites or applications.

• The Site may contain links to other websites, wholly unrelated to LPWA - even if posted on the Site. If you click on these links, you may be leaving the Site. If so, you will be governed by the terms of that other site. You should check out that site's terms and policies.

Things to Keep in Mind

(Though everything in these Terms is a binding contract, we need to let you know the following.)


• Your Indemnity to Us. If you breach any of the representations made herein regarding your rights in the Content, or your uploading of Content violates any of the promises you have made, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold LPWA, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site and LPWA Services in violation of that and/or arising from any Content that you post on or through the Site and LPWA Services.

• Some Obligations Continue Even After You've Gone. Even if you close your account or we terminate your Membership, you will still be responsible for indemnifying us for breaches that took place while you used the Site and LPWA Services.