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Terms of use

Welcome to Kim Merel. The website (the “site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by Kim Merel. is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.


Kim Merel (and offers Fine Art Paintings, Commissioned Paintings and illustrations.


All artwork, images, and graphics are the sole property of Kim Merel and may not be used by any third party without written permission.  

Copying or reproducing artwork created by Kim Merel (as seen on, or elsewhere) is strictly prohibited without written permission from the artist.  

•    Kim Merel retains all rights to all artwork until it has been purchased by a private or public collector at which time the collector receives the right to display the artwork in their home or business.  

•    Kim Merel retains all rights to the image of all artwork including the rights to the image of sold & commissioned original paintings.

•    Kim Merel retains the right to make REPRODUCTIONS OF ANY AND ALL ARTWORK CREATED BY Kim Merel UNLESS THE COLLECTOR HAS PURCHASED THE FULL OR PARTIAL RIGHTS TO THE ARTWORK in addition to purchasing the original painting.

•    If you own an original painting and would like to discuss purchasing further rights, displaying the work in a public space, or nullify my right to reproduce, please contact

Any image of the interior which includes the artwork in a 3rd party publication (such as social media, magazine, or book) must come with attribution (artwork title, artists name).

All other uses must be agreed to in advance in writing. 


Visiting or sending emails to Kim Merel constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that I provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.


If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Kim Merel is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Kim Merel reserves the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in sole discretion.


You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Kim Merel that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair Kim Merel or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Kim Merel or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

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. Kim Merel content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and 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 Kim Merel and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. I do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Kim Merel or my licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

INTERNATIONAL USERS is controlled, operated and administered by Kim Merel from the studio within the Netherlands, Europe. If you access the site from a location outside the Netherlands, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Kim Merel Content accessed through in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.


Payment information is not retained by Kim Merel and I take precautions to protect your information during this process. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever I collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way through a Payment Processing System (Paypal, Apple Pay, iDeal, depending on our preference at checkout).



Kim Merel reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Kim Merel encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.


Kim Merel welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:


Kim Merel
Kerspel 58, 9481GV te Vries (the Netherlands)

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