Conditions of website use

The legal documents provided online are for your convenience only.

In all cases the terms and conditions printed in the relevant sale catalog and in written contracts for sale take precedence over the terms and conditions shown below.

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which you may make use of our web site. Please read these terms carefully. By accessing and using our web site you agree to be bound by these terms. We may amend or revise these terms at any time by updating the text of this page. It is your responsibility to check this page regularly for such amendments by which you will be bound.

Information about us

This site is operated by Bonhams 1793 Limited for and on the behalf of itself, its parent company Bonhams Brooks PS&N Limited and its other subsidiaries in the UK and the rest of the world ("we"). Bonhams 1793 Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 4326560 and with its registered office at Montpelier Galleries, Montpelier Street, London SW7 1HH.

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service without notice (see below).

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons accessing the site through your Internet connection are aware of these terms and that they comply with them.

Where you are provided with a user ID, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party. You are responsible for any transactions undertaken by any third party where you have disclosed such information.

Your status

Our website is not intended to be used by minors since it may contain material of a nature which may be inappropriate for them to view (e.g. nudity in a painting) or information on articles which may be harmful and/or illegal in the hands of children. Parents will be responsible for children using their computer to view such material and must control their children's access to the computer and the Internet accordingly. By bidding for or buying articles through our web site you warrant that:

you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and you are at least 18 years old.

Intellectual Property

We own or license the copyright in this site and in material published on it (including descriptions and photographs of articles). Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All our rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organization to material posted but you may not reproduce or permit anyone else to reproduce such material without our prior written consent. Our status (or that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on this site should always be acknowledged.

Liability and reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed by any visitor to the site or anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. We will not be liable for any such inaccuracies. We do not make any express or implied warranties or representations in relation to the web site (including, without limitation, warranties, non-infringement or any implied warranties), and the same are hereby excluded. You acknowledge and agree that it is technically impossible to provide the web site free of faults, bugs and errors and that access to the web site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We do not accept any liability for faults which may lead to temporary unavailability of the web site, whether this is in our reasonable control or not.

Our liability in relation to any sale advertised on the web site will be as set out in the relevant Conditions of Sale.

Our site changes regularly

We update our web site regularly and so may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we have the option to suspend the site or to close it indefinitely.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. You consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Transactions concluded through this site

Contracts in relation to the sale of any article advertised on our web site are governed by the Conditions of Sale relating to such sale. These will be displayed clearly during the electronic bidding process. Alternatively, they are available on request by contacting us at info@bonhams.com

stating for which sale you would like the Conditions of Sale.

Uploading material to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site or to make contact with other users of the site you must comply with our content standards. You warrant that any such contribution complies with those standards and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Linking to our site

You may link to our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and which does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. In particular, you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. Our site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to webmaster@bonhams.com

Links from our site

Our site contains links to various sites and other resources provided by third parties. These links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may be suffered in connection with your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to a visit to this web site although we have the right to bring a claim against you in your local jurisdiction. The law of England and Wales will apply to these terms and conditions. At our election, acting reasonably in what we believe to be the best interests of the parties and of a speedy, economical and fair resolution of the relevant dispute, any dispute relating to these terms and conditions may be resolved by appropriate means of alternative dispute resolution (including arbitration, mediation or referral to an expert).

Please note any dispute relating to any bid made by you or any contract resulting from acceptance of your bid in respect of any lot shall be governed by the Conditions of Sale applicable to the relevant sale.

We make no representations that the content of our web site is suitable for any particular purpose or audience or that the viewing and downloading of any part of our web site is legal in any country outside the UK. If you have accessed the site from outside the UK, then you are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Trade Marks

"Bonhams Knightsbridge", "Bonhams Auctioneers 1793", "Bonhams", "Bonhams & Brooks", "Blenstock", "Glendining's" and "Glendining's Est. 1900" are our registered trademarks. The Bonhams Knightsbridge logo, the Bonhams Auctioneers 1793 logo, the flying B logo, the ampersand B logo, the Glendining's logo and the Glendining's Est. 1900 logo are also our registered trademarks.

Miscellaneous

In the event that any of these Conditions of Web Site Use are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Site security

Please note that you may not use any mechanism, software or other device to affect the functioning of the web site or any sale advertised on the web site.

You agree that you will not infect the web site with any virus, worms or other contaminants (including logic bombs, timebombs, cancelbots or trojan horses).

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site please contact webmaster@bonhams.com

Thank you for visiting our site.