Terms for Buyers

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By shopping on Altamira, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use.

1. Limitations as a Venue

Altamira provides a venue for buyers to discover and purchase from sellers. Altamira is not a part of that transaction. Before making a purchase on Altamira, you represent that you agree and understand that:

  1. You are not buying directly from Altamira, but from a seller on Altamira;
  2. Altamira does not pre-screen sellers or their content, and therefore does not guarantee or endorse any items sold on Altamira or any content posted by sellers or other users related to an item.

As a member of the community, you have the opportunity to confidentially flag an item that you believe violates any of Altamira’s policies. 

2. Interacting on Altamira 


Critiques may not be used for the following activities:

  1. Sending unsolicited advertising or promotions, requests for donations, or spam;
  2. Harassing or abusing another member

Any use of Altamira to harass other members is strictly prohibited. Critiques may not be used to support or glorify intolerance or hatred. 

3. Purchasing an Item 

When you buy on Altamira, you’re directly supporting an independent artist. By making a purchase from a seller on Altamira, you agree that you have:

  1. Read the item description before making a purchase;
  2. Submitted appropriate payment for item(s) purchased; and
  3. Provided accurate shipping information to the seller.

5. Creating and Uploading Content

As a member of Altamira, you have the opportunity to create and upload a variety of content, like Critiques, text, photos, and videos. In order to keep our community safe and respectful, you agree that you will not upload content that is:

  1. Abusive, threatening, defamatory, or harassing
  2. Obscene or vulgar;
  3. In violation of someone else’s privacy or intellectual property rights; or
  4. False, deceptive, or misleading.

6. Conditions of Sale

NO REFUNDSWe offer no refunds. Neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our officers, employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any statement of whatever kind concerning any piece whether written or oral nor for any other errors or omissions in description or for any faults or defects in any piece. Except as stated in the Authorship Warranty below, neither the Seller, ourselves, our officers, employees or agents, give any representation, warranty or guarantee or assume any liability of any kind in respect of any piece with regard to merchantability, fitness for particular purpose, description, size quality, condition, attribution, authenticity, rarity, importance, medium, provenance, exhibition history, literature, or historical relevance. Except as required by local law any warranty of any kind whatsoever is excluded by this paragraph.


Purchases may be subject to sales, use, excise and other tax in some jurisdictions. It is the buyer's responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due. Buyers claiming exemption from sales tax must have the appropriate documentation on file with Altamira prior to the release of the property.

We display an "Estimated Tax" to be collected at Check Out when confirming an order. The amounts displayed as estimated tax may then be updated later when your order is finalized and completed.


Buyers are responsible for all shipping costs and fees. We will, at the buyer's expense, either provide packing, handling, insurance and shipping services or coordinate with shipping agents instructed by the buyer in order to facilitate such services for property purchased from Altamira. 

We display an “Estimated Shipping” price to be collected at Check Out when confirming an order. The amounts displayed are estimates only and may be updated later when your order is finalized and completed.