Terms & Conditions of Website Use

These terms and conditions apply to your browsing and use of this website. These terms and conditions also apply to your use of the Festival’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and YouTube pages (“Social Media Pages”), in addition to the Festival’s Social Media Policy and the standard terms and conditions of use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and YouTube that apply between you and these social media pages. By viewing the pages of this website, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions.

The terms “we”, “us” and “our” or the “Festival” are a reference to the Galway International Arts Festival as the holder of the domain name www.giaf.ie. References to “you” and “your” are references to you.

This website, any information contained on it, and these terms and conditions of use will be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with Irish law. The Irish courts have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any disputes concerning matters involving this website.

Unless otherwise stated, you may access, view, copy, print or temporarily store textual material published by the Festival on this website and our Social Media Pages for your personal use only and, when printing or storing material, in limited quantities. You may not reproduce, adapt, distribute or incorporate anything from this website or our Social Media Pages in any other work (in whole or in part), including republishing it for any commercial or other purpose, without the Festival's express written consent.

The copyright in all materials (including rights in text, graphics, arrangement and overall design of this website) displayed or available on this website either belongs to the Festival or is used by the Festival with permission.

Some material on this website, including trademarks and logos, is the intellectual property of third parties. The Festival has obtained consent from these third parties for the use of their intellectual property on this website. Your rights in relation to that material are as defined by the copyright owner of the material.

While the Festival has endeavoured to ensure that the information on this website and our Social Media Pages is accurate, current and complete, it does not accept liability for any error, misstatement or omission. Regardless of the source or origin of any content on this website and our Social Media Pages, you agree that any use you make of such content is at your own risk and that the Festival is not responsible for the accuracy of such content, or for any loss suffered by you as a result of reliance on that content.

The Festival may change the material on this website and our Social Media Pages at any time without notice. In the unlikely event that an unauthorised person makes changes to this website or our Social Media Pages, the Festival does not accept responsibility for those changes. Errors are subject to correction.

You agree not to use this website or our Social Media Pages to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content which is defamatory, offensive or unlawful. You agree to indemnify and hold the Festival harmless from any claim made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, transmit, modify or otherwise make available on this website and our Social Media Pages. 

The website and Social Media Pages may provide you and other users an opportunity to submit, post, display, transmit and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, photographs, images, video, creative works or other information, messages, transmissions or material to us, the website or others ("Post" or "Postings"). You are responsible for the content of all of your Postings.

You will ensure that in relation to any material you Post:

it does not breach any laws or applicable industry codes;
it is not unlawful, offensive, obscene, indecent, defamatory, libellous, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, discriminatory, hateful or could incite violence;
it does not contain, refer to or encourage:

offensive language;
violence towards any thing or any person;
damage to property;
criminal activity;
offensive behaviour; or
any activity that is morally questionable;

it does not contain or refer to sexual activity;
it does not contain derogatory remarks about any person or organisation;
it does not contain any information that is untrue or incorrect or imply that to be the case;
it does not breach the intellectual property rights of any person or organisation; and
it does not purport to reflect our views or be binding on, or posted by, the Festival.

All material Posted by you will be regarded as public information and may be treated by us as such. In particular, by Posting on our website or Social Media Pages, you acknowledge that we (and/or anyone else) can use, copy, reproduce, modify, publish and distribute the material in any and all media or distribution methods.  This also means we can reproduce your Posts for promotional or commercial purposes (with no compensation paid to you).

We do not make any representation about nor endorse nor accept any responsibility for the content or view of material Posted on this website or our Social Media Pages by any person.

We reserve the right to remove any material Posted by you on this website, and to suspend or prohibit your use of this website or our Social Media Pages, at any time and for any reason whatsoever.

This website and our Social Media Pages may contain links to third party websites. The Festival has no control over the content of such websites and does not make any representations about, nor endorses, such websites. The links are provided for convenience and informational purposes only. The Festival is not responsible for the content, validity, accuracy, or the use, of any other website. You should check the terms and conditions applicable to any other websites you use.

Your use of this website and our Social Media Pages is at your own risk. Subject to any terms implied by law which cannot be excluded, the Festival shall not be responsible or liable, in contract, tort (including negligence), equity or otherwise for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or punitive damage, or for any loss of profit, income or savings, or any costs or expenses incurred or suffered by you or any other person, arising out of, or in connection with, your access to, or use of, this website, our Social Media Pages or any linked websites.

All warranties, whether expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, fitness for purpose or usefulness of the information contained on this website and our Social Media Pages are excluded to the extent permitted by law.

It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever information you select for your use is free of items such as viruses, worms, trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature.

The Festival Privacy Statement and Social Media Policy is incorporated into these terms and conditions. 

When you purchase tickets through this website, you are bound by the Ticketsolve Terms & Conditions and their Online Terms of Sale. Any booking you make on the Ticketsolve website is a matter solely between you and Ticketsolve and the Festival shall have no liability or obligations for such bookings.

By purchasing tickets to Festival events you consent to be included in film and sound recordings of the Festival and for these recordings to be used by the Festival in any medium or context without further authorisation by, or compensation to, you.

Galway International Arts Festival reserves the right to make amendments to these Terms & Conditions at any time without notice.