This website is owned and managed by Gerhard Hillmann. Upon entering this site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this site. When you purchase anything from this website, you acknowledge that you have fully read and understood these terms and conditions. They are a legal requirement and protect you the buyer as well.
All material included on this site is subject to copyright and is protected under Australian and International copyright laws. No part of this site may be reproduced, translated, transmitted, or stored in a retrieval system for public or private use without the written permission of Gerhard Hillmann.
2. Product Information:
The artist gerhard Hillmann makes every effort to ensure all the information contained on this site is up to date and accurate Please contact him if you have any questions regarding product information.
3. Orders & Pricing:
All prices on this site are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST (Goods & Services Tax), unless otherwise noted. All prices, including delivery charges, are current at the time of publication. However, they may be subject to change at any time without prior notice. By placing an order of any type on this site, The artist reserves the right to accept or reject any offer or order, for any reason, including but not limited to: a) the unavailability of any product, b) any input errors made at the time of placing the order, c) an incorrect price or product description posted on this site. The artist aims to ship all canvas and fine art prints within 7 working days of you placing your order. If there is a delay for any reason you will be notified. Acrylic facemount artworks will be shipped within 7 -10 working days.
4. Damage or Loss of Goods:
All artworks are packaged extremely well to ensure safe arrival and delivery of all orders. High value items are insured and require signature on delivery.In the unlikely event of loss or damage please contact the artist to organise a replacement or refund.
5. Shipping within Australia:
Free delivery within Australia for all Acrylic Facemount purchases.
Free delivery within Australia for orders over $145
6. Shipping Outside Australia & Associated Charges:
Any order shipped outside of Australia may be subject to import duties, taxes and other charges for customs. Since we have no control over these charges, they have not been included in our delivery fees or purchase prices of any of our products. Furthermore, all such additional charges for customs clearance, import duties and taxes must be paid by the purchaser or the recipient.If you are having your order shipped outside Australia, please note that you are also considered to be the importer of the ordered product and are therefore required to comply with all laws and regulations of the country to which you are having the order delivered. The artist will not be held responsible for the payment of any customs duties or charges under any circumstances. When you place an order with us, you agree to pay all import duties or customs charges which may apply to the delivery of your order. If you refuse to pay any import duties or charges imposed, you will remain liable for the full amount of the order, and will also be charged any shipping amount incurred in the return of the goods to us, and any customs duty or penalty imposed by the relevant government or authority.
7. Product Returns:
If for some reason you need to return you order to us, please note that we only accept returns if you have: 1) advised us by phone or email within ten (10) days of receiving your order. Any costs associated with the return of your order to us must be paid for by the purchaser or recipient of the order.In any return, you must include: 1) your reason for the return, 2) the refund type that you are seeking (full refund or replacement), and 3) your full name, address and contact phone number.
Please return your order to:
Gerhard Hillmann, PO BOX 479, KURANDA 4881, QLD, AUSTRALIA.
8. Communication With You:
By visiting this website or sending us an email, you accept that you are giving your consent to receive communications from us electronically. If you do not wish for this to happen, you must notify us of this in writing by either sending us an email to: or posting us a letter to: Gerhard Hillmann, PO Box 479, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia. We will cease all communications with you from the date we receive this notification from you.If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please contact us.
All images on this website remain the “Intellectual Property” of Gerhard Hillmann
and are protected under Australian copyright law.
Permission to use the images from this site in articles / publications must be obtained in writing from us and guidelines for usage do apply.In Australia, when an artist creates an “original” form of expression, through using his/her skill and labour, he/she is automatically granted copyright in that form. Copyright is a bundle of rights, which include economic and moral rights, protected in law. These both prevent other people from making unauthorised use of a work and can also provide the artist with additional economic gain from their work.
The main authority for Australian copyright law is the Copyright Act 1968 (“the Act”), which is a Commonwealth law and applies throughout every state in Australia. In 2000 an amendment went through designed to protect the utilisation or reproduction and communication of works on the Internet. In December, 2006, several amendments to the Copyright Act were passed by Federal Parliament.
Usually the copyright creator initially holds the exclusive right to reproduce all or part of an artwork. When someone else wants to utilise that work, he or she must have acquired a licence (permission) from the creator. The creator may choose to charge a fee for this licence or to not grant a licence. Copyright is distinct from the physical artwork. This means that, in most cases, when an artist sells an artwork he/she still retains the copyright in that work unless he/she specifically assigns or sells it.
In Australia copyright protection is automatic and there is no need to register copyright.
Thanks to international treaties such as the Berne Convention, most foreign copyright owners are protected in Australia, and Australian copyright owners are protected in most other countries. If you want to know which countries do not have copyright laws, contact the Australian Copyright Council.The type of artwork may sometimes decide the extent of the owner’s copyright. Normally, in Australia, it lasts for the life of the creator plus 70 years. However, there are some exceptions and at present these include photography.
Intellectual property (IP) refers to property rights in creations of the mind, such as inventions, industrial designs, literary and artistic works, symbols, and names and images. IP is generally divided into two main categories: the protection of industrial property (protected by patents, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, trade names etc); and copyright, which includes literary and artistic works. Copyright protects a range of artistic works including the plans and sketches of 3D work or the prototype or original of a sculptural or craft piece. However, if the concept is extended into a manufactured good, in some cases it will need to be registered under the Australian Designs Act to get protection. Further information is available on the Australian Copyright Council website under Designs for Functional Articles and from Intellectual Property Australia.