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TERMS OF USE Last updated: March 2019

About Architects of Air (AoA) and these Terms of Use

AoA is a Nottingham based company founded in 1992 by British artist Alan Parkinson. It has its registered offices at the address below.

The Website is owned and edited by AoA and these Terms of Use govern your use of the AoA website. In these Terms of Use, we use the term AoA (and "we", "us" and "our") to refer to the head office of AoA at the registered address below.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Website or any of its content. By using the Website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you may not continue to use/consult the Website.

Updates to these Terms of Use

We may make changes from time to time to these Terms of Use so please check back regularly to review updates. The latest version of these Terms of Use will always be available on the Website. Any new version of these Terms of Use shall take effect and will govern the use of the Website and your relationship with AoA as of the date they are made available. Your continued use of the Website means that you agree to be bound by both the Terms of Use and any updates.

About our hosting services

Hosting Services for our website is provided by Webfaction in the United Kingdom.

Our social media platforms, notably Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, are hosted by those companies and you should refer to their terms of use as well.

Our privacy policy

Any personal data we collect through the AoA Website, such as the types of information we collect regarding visitors and the ways in which we may use that information, are governed by the terms of our above Privacy Policy.

Use of content on the Website

AoA provides information on its Website about its “Luminaria” creations, upcoming events and other services for your personal use. Whilst AoA has put great effort into ensuring that the visual representations of Luminaria displayed on the Website are representative of the colour, design and style etc. of the original Luminaria creations, slight variations, distortions and/or differences may be due to technical issues such as your browser or computer settings, or to remedial work done to the original designs.

You may download AoA content available on the Website (such as images, photographs, including any person represented in the photographs, illustrations, icons, texts, video clips, music, written and other materials) ("AoA Content") for your own non-commercial, educational, private or domestic use only, provided that all proprietary notices are retained unchanged and are not deleted, in particular intellectual property notices such as copyright©, trademark™. AoA Content is protected by legislation worldwide such as copyright, designs and trademark law.

You are not authorised to sell, reproduce, distribute, communicate, modify, display, publicly perform, report or otherwise create derivative or second hand works based on AoA creations or use any AoA Content in any way for any public or commercial purposes without AoA’s express written permission. Any unauthorised use of AoA Content may infringe copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Should you wish to use any AoA Content commercially, please contact AoA at the address below prior to any such use.

Your submissions and unsolicited communications

This section concerns communications sent to AoA but not the communication of personal information to AoA, which is governed by the rules set out in the above  Privacy Policy.

Any communication or material sent to AoA using the Website or through social media platforms, including, but not limited to, any questions or answers, comments or suggestions, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by AoA. By sending communications to AoA, you automatically grant AoA a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, create and display such communication(s) alone, or as a part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known of hereafter developed and to sublicense such rights to anyone.

AoA enjoys a worldwide reputation for both the creation and production of its Luminaria creations and ephemeral events. AoA may use anything you send for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting or developing new creations.

Limitation of liability

This section applies to the Website and not to AoA creations.

AoA tries to ensure that the information provided on its Website is accurate and complete. However, AoA does not warrant or represent that information provided on the Website is accurate, error-free or reliable or that use of AoA Content will not infringe rights of third parties.

Access to the AoA Website is granted to you the user “As Is” and AoA does not warrant that the functional and/or technical aspects of the Website will be error free or that AoA Content, including any downloads, are free of viruses or other harmful components and therefore AoA shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website

Links & linking

Links to other Websites operated by third parties may be suggested on the AoA Website. However, links to off-site pages or other websites do not imply endorsement by AoA. If you choose to click through any link to off-site pages or third party sites then this is at your own risk.

You are authorised to link to the AoA Website for reference purposes only provided that such linking is to the AoA home page, in good faith and that it is clear to your website users that they are leaving the website containing the link. AoA may withdraw permission to link to its Website at any time and you agree to promptly remove the Link if so requested by AoA.

Termination and suspension

You accept that AoA may terminate or block your access to the Website, with or without providing notice to you, if it reasonably believes you have acted inconsistently with these Terms of Use or infringed AoA’s rights.

General provisions

The information and AoA Content presented on the Website are presented solely for the purpose of promoting AoA’s creations and services. AoA makes no representation that AoA Content is appropriate or available for use worldwide. You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, keeping in mind that access to AoA Content may not be considered legal in certain countries 

If any provisions of the Terms of Use are or subsequently become invalid for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain effective. Any provision which is fully or in part invalid shall be replaced by a provision which best meets the purpose of the replaced provision.

The waiver by AoA of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Use will not operate to be interpreted as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom without reference to conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to the Terms of Use, shall be submitted to mediation in Nottingham, UK and the language of the mediation will be English. If no amicable solution is found two months following submission to mediation, the dispute will be submitted to the ordinary United Kingdom court in Nottingham. Where United Kingdom law differs to mandatory consumer law in your own country, we will agree to similar protection.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, wish to request permission to use AoA Content or other matters, please contact us at the address provided below. You can also use this address if you wish to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.

Luminarium Company Limited, trading as Architects of Air (AoA)

Oldknows Factory

Egerton Street

NG34GQ Nottingham

United Kingdom