GOBI is a curatorial initiative that softens boundaries between Art–Culture and Aesthetic–Function. Through exhibitions, experiences, and collaborations, GOBI highlights contemporary artists, designers, and cultural producers of Korea and diasporic communities in Los Angeles.
GOBI draws its name from gobi, a Korean traditional furniture from the Joseon dynasty. It was a cabinet that was hung on the wall as decoration and used to hold letters and documents. Gobi was unique in that it was the only furniture that valued aesthetic and function equally.
Shipping & Returns
We are a small team working with objects created by artists, not factories. This means that inventory isn’t always guaranteed and that shipping times may take longer. If the item is in stock at GOBI, it will ship from La Crescenta, CA within 7 business days from the date we receive the order. However, some items are made-to-order or available for preorder and have varying lead times. Please refer to the individual work descriptions for specific guidelines on shipping.
Items ship via FedEx, UPS, or USPS and orders that are over $200 will automatically receive free shipping.
Currently, we do not offer returns and exchanges. All orders are considered Final Sale. If you receive a damaged order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All damaged orders must be notified within 7 days from receiving the item.
Delivered packages that are reported as lost or stolen will not be refunded.
If you want to place an order to be shipped outside of the United States, please email us at email@example.com to make the necessary accommodations.
CONDITION OF SALE
The Site is a platform for the exhibition and sale of artwork and other property. All buyers on the Site must be at least 18 years old and able to form binding contracts under applicable law. You are responsible for all charges incurred under your account. In order to make a purchase, GOBI may use the services of third parties. We reserve the right to withdraw the Work from the Site at any time without any liability whatsoever for the withdrawal. Unless agreed otherwise in writing between you and us, we are not responsible to the buyer in any way with respect to the exhibition or sale of any Work on the Site.
All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of such content, contained on the site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to GOBI and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.
Subject to fulfillment of all applicable terms and conditions of this Agreement, when the buyer makes a purchase on the Site the buyer shall immediately pay the total amount due, comprised of the total purchase price of the Work and all applicable taxes and service fees. By making a credit card purchase, the buyer irrevocably waives any charge-back rights the buyer may otherwise have under the buyer’s cardholder agreement or otherwise. If a credit card payment is not approved, the buyer will remain personally liable for the total amount otherwise due. In all cases, payment will not be deemed made until we collect the total amount due in good cleared funds. Title to the Work will pass to the buyer when physical possession of the Work is transferred to the buyer or the buyer’s agent or common carrier. Any claims regarding purchases must be made directly to GOBI. The buyer agrees that we may pay commissions to third parties who introduce us to clients or otherwise provide services in connection with the sale.
If the buyer fails to comply with any applicable term or condition of this Agreement, the buyer will be in default, and we will be entitled in our absolute discretion to exercise any or all of the following rights and remedies (in addition to any other rights or remedies available to us at law): (i) to hold the buyer liable for the total amount due, and for interest, commissions on the sale at our regular rates, and any and all legal fees and incidental damages; (ii) to cancel the sale or any other sale to the buyer, retaining as liquidated damages any amounts already paid by the buyer; and/or (iii) to resell the Work publicly or privately as permitted by applicable law, holding the buyer liable for any deficiency between the total amount originally due and the price realized on resale, as well as any costs, expenses, damages and legal fees associated with both sales. By failing to make any payment, the buyer will be deemed to have granted and assigned to us a continuing first priority security interest in any money or other property of or owing to the buyer in our possession, and we shall be entitled to retain and apply such money or other property as collateral security for the buyer’s obligations to us. We will have all rights of a secured party under the California Uniform Commercial Code.
The buyer is responsible for paying all sales, use, GST, VAT or other taxes or charges imposed by law (e.g., a resale royalty) which may be imposed in connection with the sale of the Work that we are required to collect under applicable law and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) GOBI from costs associated with any failure to do so. We are required to collect sales tax for any Work delivered in the same State that the Work is currently located in.
PACKING AND SHIPPING
We are not responsible for any act or omission of any packer, shipper or common carrier in the packing or shipping of the Work.
Neither GOBI nor any of our past, present or future direct and indirect parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, attorneys, successors, receivers, insurers, guarantors, related companies, interest holders, members, partners, beneficiaries and assigns make any representation of warranty or assume any liability whatsoever with respect to the merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, description, size, quality, condition, attribution, authenticity, rarity, importance, medium, provenance, exhibition history, literature or historical relevance of the Work, and no information regarding the Work provided on the Site, in a bill of sale or elsewhere will constitute any such warranty of assumption of liability. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in any information on the Site or elsewhere regarding the Work. The Work is sold “AS IS.” We do not warrant that the buyer will acquire any copyright or other reproduction right to the Work.
GOBI DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, SERVICE OR FEATURE OF THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE DELIVERED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. GOBI CANNOT ENSURE THAT ANY FILES OR OTHER DATA YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. GOBI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GOBI DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR ANY GOBI SERVICES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST GOBI FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF RELIEF IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES.
The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
GOBI shall not be liable for any damages, in particular GOBI shall not be liable for any special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to any dispute regarding any Work offered and/or sold on the Site, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law, or otherwise, even if GOBI has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold GOBI and each and all of our past, present or future direct and indirect parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, attorneys, successors, receivers, insurers, guarantors, related companies, interest holders, members, partners, beneficiaries and assigns, harmless from any claims, damages, demands or liabilities including attorneys’ fees and costs, arising in any way from your purchase of the Work asserted by any third party, including but not limited your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any third party right. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to assist and cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses. This indemnification and defense obligation will survive this Agreement.
LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the State of California and the United States, excluding California’s conflicts of laws rules. Any claim or cause of action arising from or related to this Agreement or your use of the Site shall be filed solely and exclusively in an appropriate state or federal court located in Los Angeles County in the State of California, and you irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and waive any objections you may have to such courts as the sole venue for any such claim or cause of action, including but not limited to any claim that any such court is an inconvenient forum. In the event of any conflict between U.S. and foreign laws, rules and regulations, those of the U.S. will govern. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to this Agreement.
Last Updated: 05/25/21
INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
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Derivative Data: Derivative data is information that our servers automatically collect about you when you access our website, such as your IP address, browser type, the dates and times that you access our website, and the specific pages you view. If you are using a mobile application, our servers may collect information about your device name and type, your phone number, your country of origin, and other interactions with our application.
Social Networking Data: We may access personal information from social networking sites and apps, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat or other social networking sites or apps not named specifically here, which may include your name, your social network username, location, email address, age, gender, profile picture and any other public information. If you do not want us to access this information, please go to the specific social networking site and change your privacy settings.
Mobile Device Data: If you use our website via a mobile device or app, we may collect information about your mobile device, including device ID, model and manufacturer, and location information.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Your information allows us to offer you certain products and services, including the use of our website, to fulfill our obligations to you and to customize your interaction with our company and our website. We generally store your data and transmit it to a third party for processing. However, to the extent we process your data, we do so to serve our legitimate business interests (such as providing you with the opportunity to purchase our services and interact with our website or mobile app).
Specifically, we may use the information and data described above to:
- Deliver any products or services purchased by you to you; and
- Correspond with you; and
- Process payments or refunds; and
- Contact you about new offerings that we think you will be interested in; and
- Interact with you via social media; and
- Send you a newsletter or other updates about our company or website; and
- Request feedback from you; and
- Notify you of updates to our product and service offerings; and
- Resolve disputes and troubleshoot any problems; and
- Compile anonymous statistical data for our own use or for a third party’s use; and
- Assist law enforcement as necessary; and
- Prevent fraudulent activity on our website or mobile app; and
- Analyze trends to improve our website and offerings.
WHY WE DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
Third Party Processing: We may disclose your information to third parties who assist us with various tasks, including payment processing, hosting services, email delivery and customer service. For more information, see the “Third Party Processing” Section below.
By Law: We may share your data as required by law or to respond to legal process, including a subpoena, or as necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others. This includes sharing information with other parties to prevent or address fraud and to avoid credit risks.
To Protect Our Company: We may use your information to protect our company, including to investigate and remedy any violations of our rights or policies. We may also disclose your information as reasonably necessary to acquire and maintain insurance coverage, manage risks, obtain financial or legal advice, or to exercise or defend against legal claims.
Advertisers: We may use third party advertising companies to run and manage our ads, such as Facebook and Instagram to produce ads that appears when you visit our Website or mobile app. These companies may use information about your visit to our website and other websites that are contained in web cookies (as described below) to offer you personalized advertisements about goods and services that might interest you. We cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You should consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party advertisers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.
Other Third Parties: We may share information with advertisers, our investors, or other third parties for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. If we do so, we will make reasonable efforts to inform You if required by law.
Interaction with Others: If you interact with others on our website or mobile app, such as commenting on a social media post, other users may have access to some of your data, including your name, profile picture, and your history of interaction with our website, such as prior comments or posts.
Online Postings: When you post online, your posts may be viewed by others, and we may distribute your comments outside the website.
External Links: Our website may include hyperlinks to other websites not controlled by us. We suggest you exercise caution when clicking on a hyperlink. Although we use reasonable care in including a hyperlink on our own web page, we do not regularly monitor the websites of these third parties and are not responsible for any damage or consequences you suffer by using these hyperlinks. We are not bound by the Privacy Policies of any third-party website that you access by a hyperlink, nor are they bound by ours. We encourage you to read the Policies of those third-party websites before interacting with them or making purchases. They may collect different information and by different methods than we do.
Other Purposes: We may disclose your personal data as necessary to comply with any legal obligation or to protect your interests, or the vital interests of others or our company.
Like many other Web sites, we make use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION
For the most part, we do not process your information in-house, but give it to third party processors for processing. For example, when PayPal takes your payment information, they are a third-party processor. They process your payment and remit the funds to us. So, in many instances, it will be necessary for us to transmit your information to a third-party processor, as we do not have the capability to perform these functions. More detail on third party processing is detailed below.
However, we may, from time to time, process your data internally. The legal basis for this processing is both your consent to the processing, and our need to conduct our legitimate business interests. Our purposes in processing this information, if we do, is to administer, maintain, and improve our website and offerings, to enter into contracts with you, to fulfill the terms of those contracts, to keep records of our transactions and interactions, to be able to provide you with goods and services, to comply with our legal obligations, to obtain professional advice, and to protect the rights and interests of our company, our customers (including you), and any third parties. We may process the following data:
- Data associated with your account, such as your name, address, email address and payment information.
- Data about your usage of our website, such as your IP address, geographical information, and how long you accessed our website and what you viewed.
- Data that you provide us in the course of using our services.
- Data that you post on our website, such as comments or responses to blogs.
- Data that you submit to us when you make an inquiry regarding our website or offerings.
- Data related to your transactions with us, including your purchase of our goods or services. This information may include contact details and payment information.
- Data that you provide to us when you subscribe to our emails or newsletters, including your email address and contact information.
- Data that you submit to us via correspondence, such as when you email us with questions.
- Any other data identified in this policy, for the purpose of complying with our legal obligations, or to protect the vital interests of you or any other natural person.
Our website is hosted by servers located in the U.S. Therefore, if you reside in the European Union, some of your data will be transferred internationally to those servers. Transfers will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the EU-US Privacy Shield. More information on the Privacy Shield can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome.
We retain personal data as long as it is needed to conduct our legitimate business purposes or to comply with our legal obligations, or until you ask us to delete your data. For example, we will retain certain personal information indefinitely for the purposes of maintaining your account, unless and until you delete your account.
Data that we gather for a specific and particular purpose, such as assisting law enforcement or analyzing trends, will not be kept for longer than is necessary for that particular purpose. Data that is no longer needed by us for any of the purposes listed above will be permanently deleted. You may request that we delete your data at any time. However, note that we cannot control the retention policies of third parties. If you wish to have any third parties, including those to whom we’ve transmitted your data, delete that data, you will need to contact those third parties directly. You may request from us a list of all third parties to whom we have transmitted your data.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
This website or mobile app is not designed for use by children under age 18, and we do not knowingly solicit personal data from anyone under age 18. If you are under age 18, do not access or use our website or related products or services. If you become aware that we have collected data of anyone under the age of 18, please contact us so that we may delete that data. This policy is in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and outlines our practices in the United States regarding children’s personal information. For more information about COPPA and general tips about protecting children’s online privacy, please visit FTC Consumer Information.
You have certain rights with respect to your personal data, as outlined below. Note that we may charge you a reasonable fee for actions that you ask us to take with respect to your data. In addition, we reserve the right to request that you provide us with evidence of your identity before we take any action with respect to the exercise of your data rights. Further, your rights may be restricted or nullified to the extent they conflict with our compelling business interests, the public interest, or the law.
UPDATE ACCOUNT INFORMATION
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CONFIRM PERSONAL DATA AND ITS USE
You have the right to request that we confirm what data we hold about you, and for what purposes. You also have the right to confirm whether we process your data or deliver your data to third party processors, and for what purposes. We will supply you with copies of your personal data unless doing so would affect the rights and freedoms of others.
You have the right to change your consent to our use of your information. In such cases, we may require you to delete your account with us, as described above, and you may not have full access to our website.
DELETE ALL DATA
You have the right to request that we delete all data that we hold about you, and we must delete such data without undue delay. There are exceptions to this right, such as when keeping your data is required by law, is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, is required for compliance with a legal obligation, or is necessary for the exercise or defense of legal claims. Such a request may result in a termination of your account with us and you may have limited or no use of our website.
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