Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read this Terms and Conditions of Use ('the Agreement') carefully before you use this website for 'Bibliography of Modern and Contemporary Art Writing' at www.aaabibliography.org (the 'Site'), whether as a guest or registered user ('User'). By accessing and/or using the Site, you accept and agree to abide by the following terms and conditions. Asia Art Archive (AAA) may revise the Agreement from time to time; you are responsible for checking this page when you visit the Site to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent Terms and Conditions of Use.
(note: A copy of this document in PDF is available here.)


AAA's website for 'Bibliography of Modern and Contemporary Art Writing' (the Site) consists of electronic databases containing 'Contents' (as defined herein) in conjunction with software and other electronic tools that are designed to permit you to access, use, reference, and conduct research into such Contents for limited purposes.

  1. Contents include all cataloguing and other texts, graphics, and all other materials incorporated into the Site, including Contents selected by AAA.
  2. AAA hereby grants you a limited, nonexclusive license to access and use the Site, and to use the material solely in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Use specified in the following. You may not sublicense, assign, or transfer the Agreement, and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment, or transfer is void.


Except for the AAA logos, trade dress, and get-up, and other identifying characteristics of AAA (collectively, the AAA branding), all content delivered through the Site is made available and licensed by AAA under the Creative Commons 4.0 (CC-BY) License .

Except where otherwise noted, you are free to

Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and

Adapt - remix, transform, and build upon the material

for any legally permitted purpose, including commercial use.

You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but you have to indicate that usage does not mean that the licensor endorses you or your use.

More information of the license is available from the Creative Commons website at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


  1. Provide and/or authorise access to the Site's electronic database, such as through passwords, to persons or entities other than authorised Users;
  2. Attempt to override, circumvent, or disable any encryption features or software protections employed in the Site;
  3. Post, transmit or otherwise distribute any virus, worm, or other code that may be damaging to software or hardware;
  4. Advertise on the Site.


  1. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Username and/or password (if such are provided), any personal identification information you provide, and for all usage or activity related to My Bookmarks in your user account, and you hereby agree not to provide access to the feature to anyone else.
  2. A User is not permitted to obtain or use multiple login accounts by using proxy or anonymous remailer.
  3. AAA reserves absolute right and discretion to remove or block the access of a User (registered or not) to the Site, if the User has breached any sub-clause in this Agreement or in AAA's sole judgment, misuse or abuse the limited license granted herein.


When you register for a Login account, a profile page will automatically be created for you and certain Registration Data will automatically be pre-populated in your profile page, including Name, your registration email, and the date you registered as a User.

  1. You may choose to add information (such as institutional affiliation and location) to or delete certain information from your profile page, but your Name and email address with which you registered as a User are required information for your profile page.
  2. Your profile page will also automatically display activities hosted by AAA.
  3. By opening a Login account, you hereby grant permission to AAA to keep and maintain such personal identification information you provide for your profile page and for AAA to contact you using such information you provide.


The amount of storage space and bandwidth per registered User may be limited. AAA may periodically alter the amount of storage space and/or bandwidth allocated to Users, at its discretion.

  1. Your Login account may be terminated and/or deleted from AAA's system if it remains inactive for a period of 365 days or more.
  2. You agree that AAA is not responsible or liable for the deletion or failure to store, serve, or process any materials or other information.
  3. Upon termination of your account, AAA will delete your personal data except for a copy for archive purposes.


Your use of the Site demonstrates your agreement with AAA's Privacy Policy, which may be revised from time to time as well.


AAA and its service providers make diligent efforts to maintain Services. Users access and use the information available on the Site at their own risk. The Contents of the Site has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice.

  1. AAA, its employees and agents do not warrant that the Site will be available, uninterrupted or error free, or that the Information or the Site are free from viruses and other harmful components.
  2. AAA and its service providers are not responsible for any defects or failures associated with the Site or any damages (such as lost profits or other consequential damages) that may result from any such defects or failures.
  3. Except to the extent required by applicable law, in no event will AAA be liable on any legal theory for any special, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damage arising out of this Agreement or the use of the Site and its Contents. In particular, it will not be liable for the following:
    1. accuracy, completeness, etc. of the Site or its Contents;
    2. any infringement of privacy, publicity, or other rights;
    3. any use by third parties that goes beyond the rights expressed in the terms and conditions of use in the Agreement.
  4. If a User discovers any image or information on this Site that should not be published, please contact the Site's webmaster at sneha@aaa.org.hk for removal of such information or image from the Site.
  5. AAA disclaims all liability for any direct, indirect, consequential, and/or incidental loss and damages, business interruptions, and loss of profit arising from all uses of the Site including without limiting the User's reliance on the information on the Site.


In making material available online AAA acts in good faith. However, despite these safeguards, we recognise that from time to time content published online may be in breach of copyright laws, contain sensitive personal data, or include content that may be regarded as obscene or defamatory.If you are in doubt of any shared material in our Contents, please contact us at sneha@aaa.org.hk.

Upon receipt of a valid complaint the material will be temporarily removed from the Site for investigation. AAA will contact the contributor who deposited the material or the copyright holder concerned for response to the complaint. There will be 3 possible outcomes after the investigation and/or resolution:

  • the material is replaced with appropriate changes, or
  • the material is removed from the Site permanently, or
  • the material reappears in the Site unchanged.