Legal Notes

This website and all its contents, including logo, branding, text, images, icons by  Sophia Calima is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

TERMS OF USE

Sophia Calima’s internet site is an online information service provided by Sophia Calima, hereafter referred to as the Author, Designer or Designers. By entering this site, you declare that you understand and accept all terms and conditions below. If you do not understand or do not accept any of these terms and conditions, please do not use the site and do not download any material from it.

The Author reserves the right to modify the contents of this site and its legal notices at any time and without prior notice. Such amendments are effective immediately as soon as they are posted on the site. The Author reserves the right to update any portion of the site and service, including all terms, conditions, at any time. The Author will post the most recent versions to the site and list the effective dates, if applicable.

To access, use or purchase from the site, the client agrees that he/she is 18 years of age or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these terms and conditions.

For all materials and information you submit to the site and to the Author, you automatically represent or warrant that you have the authority to use and distribute these materials and information, and that the use or display of the materials and information will not violate any laws, rules, regulations, or rights of third parties.

The site is a resource guide for educational and informational purposes. For articles, suggestions and blogs, the Author uses personal experiences, the experiences of others and various resources, including but not limited to: the internet, books, webinars, podcasts, forums, classes, research, seminars, online schools and the like. Information provided on the site and in the service related to interior design advice and tools and other information are subject to change. The Author makes no representation or warranty that the information provided is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. The Author disclaims all liability for any inaccuracy, error, or incompleteness in the content. All suggestions related to interior design, health, wellbeing and holistic interior design are not meant to replace standard medical and professional treatment. Please consult licensed healthcare specialists for health concerns.

Recording of all voice calls, video conferences and the like, are not allowed.

The site links to third party websites, stores and resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, content, or policies of all third parties. Links to third parties do not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with the Author. Linked third parties, and their content, are not under the control of the Author. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of such third parties.

You shall indemnify and hold the Author harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, settlements, liabilities, costs, charges, assessments, and expenses, as well as third party claims and causes of action, including, without limitation, attorney’s fees, arising out of any breach by you of any of these terms and conditions, or any use by you of the site or service.

LIMITS TO USE

The site and service are for lawful purposes only. You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the site.

All contents of this site such as, logo, branding, text, images, icons, technical terms, details, methods, graphics, files and information are protected according to the respective regulations concerning copyright, patents, trade marks and intellectual property. Products, companies, plug-ins that appeared or mentioned in this site are trade marks belonging to their respective owners or holders and may be protected by patents and/or copyright granted by or registered with the appointed authorities. For this reason, nothing may be copied, modified or resold, in whole or in part, for profit-making purposes or for any use whatsoever. They can only be downloaded, used or purchased for legitimate, personal and non-commercial purposes.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the site. The Author’s content is not for resale. Your use of the site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content. In particular, you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of the Author. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of the Author.

All Interior, design, e-design documents, not limited to plans, designs, drawings, moodboards, perspectives, specifications, reports, guides, tutorials and copies thereof, prepared and furnished by the designer are instruments of professional service. As instruments of service they are the intellectual property of the designer, whether the work for which they are made may be executed or not, and are not to be reproduced or used on other work except by written agreement with the designer. This is in pursuance with the pertinent provisions of applicable laws in the designer’s home country.

E-DESIGN SERVICE

E-DESIGN SERVICE INCLUDES ALL SERVICES AND CORRESPONDENCES SHARED THROUGH THE INTERNET. THIS ALSO INCLUDES FREE AND PAID SESSIONS. BY USING OUR E-DESIGN SERVICE, THE CLIENT AGREES THAT HE/SHE HAS READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND WILL BE BOUND BY TERMS OF THIS SITE AND TERMS ON THE E-DESIGN AND DISCOVERY SESSION PAGES.

The designers are providing an e-design service for the client. Designers will perform these services to the best of their professional ability based on a high level of industry knowledge, and their interpretation of the needs and desires of the client.

By purchasing an e-design package, the client agrees not to copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, reverse engineer or broadcast any part of the service without the designer’s written permission. All e-design works submitted to the client are properties of the designer. Please see “Limits to Use” above.

The designers endeavor to describe and display the service as accurately as possible. While designers endeavor to be as clear as possible in explaining the service, the site is not entirely accurate, current, or error-free. From time to time, designers may correct errors in pricing and descriptions. The designers reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order with an incorrect price listing.

Bookings for discovery sessions without accomplished questionnaires will not be honored. E-design bookings without payments will not be honored.

Services are offered subject to our acceptance of your order, requests and bookings. The designer reserves the right to refuse service to any order, person or entity, without the obligation to assign reason for doing so. No order is deemed accepted by the designer until payment has been processed. The designer, may at any time, change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the site or service, subject to the designer fulfilling designer’s previous responsibilities to you based on acceptance of your payment.

The designer will email to confirm placement and details of your order. In the event that there is an error in this email confirmation, it is your responsibility to inform the designer as soon as possible.

The designers will recommend concepts, schemes, and products for the client that may include but are not limited to, furniture, accessories, lamps, colors, among others. These selections will be based upon the information provided by the client. The designers will not be responsible for the accuracy, reliability and completeness of the information as provided by the client. These include, but are not limited to, incorrect dimensions, unclear photos and misinformation, as gathered through the e-design process.

E-design packages will include brick and mortar store suggestions, item suggestions and links to third party websites. The designers will suggest items, stores and sites they are familiar with. The client agrees to visit those stores and access those websites at client’s own doing. Designers are not responsible for any untoward incidents that may result from client’s store visits, usage of those websites, and contact with any third party. Please see “Terms of Use” above.

The designers shall not be held responsible for the means, methods or procedures of construction, fabrication, delivery or installation, or safety precautions in connection with supplies, suppliers or third parties in connection with the project, or for any failure of them to meet schedules or completion dates.

The designers will not be held responsible for any furniture or accessory purchased that are inferior in quality. The intent is to recommend quality items that will serve the client well. Due to the nature of e-design, it is not possible for the designers to see products before they are recommended to the client for purchase.

The designers cannot be held responsible for any errors or complications that may arise from the ordering, shipping, or returning of any items recommended in the e-design project.

The designers will select products and materials based upon current availability. If there is a delay between receipt of design plan and the time of purchasing, and a product or material is no longer available, the designer is not responsible or liable to reselect.

The designers will be working with the client’s budget. Some freight, delivery and other charges are not known until items are ordered by the client. Prices of furnishings and other products are subject to change. The designers will not be held responsible for these charges and changes.

The client agrees to provide photos of the e-design project after completion for marketing purposes. The client understands that personal information, such as full name and complete address, will not be included in any of the promotional materials. The project, such as city, feedback and general description, may be communicated in written form for promotional use.

Because of the nature of the e-design service, there are no refunds or returns on purchases. Discounts are not retroactive and price adjustments will not be applied to prior purchases.

The designers have taken every measure to prevent internet fraud and ensure any data collected from the client is stored as securely and safely as possible. Furthermore, the designers cannot be held liable in the extremely unlikely event of a breach of the secure computer servers.