Terms of Use


This website is operated by Mearto IVS. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Mearto IVS. Mearto IVS offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”). These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any of our services.

The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.


By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

We reserve the right to refuse service to any user for any reason.

We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Service to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis.

Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.

We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Service.


The following section describes the products and services that are currently offered by Mearto, which are subject to change at any time.


Mearto offers fair market and / or insurance valuations of fine art, antique and collectible items from over 250+ categories. These valuations are based on recently achieved auction results for similar items (comparables) and provided by online appraisal specialists who make a reasonable effort to ensure accuracy, However, the valuations are not considered a warranty or guarantee of value and / or authenticity.

Items that are determined to be of “questionable authenticity” by our online appraisal specialists will not be valued.

We provide a “conditional valuation” when the authenticity of an item cannot be determined within the parameters of our online appraisal. A “conditional valuation” is an estimation of the value of the item if we assume authenticity, but it does not serve as warranty or guarantee of authenticity. We currently offer in-depth authentication research on works of fine art above a certain estimated value. Visit www.mearto.com/authenticate for more information.

You agree that all of the information that you submit through our platform for online appraisals is true and accurate, to the best of your knowledge.

The standard turnaround time for an online appraisal from Mearto is 48 hours after our specialists have received all of the images and information that are needed to complete the online appraisal from you. However, we make no warranty or guarantee of this turnaround time. Certain items may require additional time to research.

You will receive a notification by email when your online appraisal is complete and / or if you receive questions or comments from one of our appraisal specialists.

You agree to comply with requests for additional images or information within a reasonable timeframe. Unanswered requests will result in the item being labelled “inactive” after a certain period of time.

When possible, your online appraisal will be provided in your local currency.

You may not edit or update your item after your online appraisal has been provided.

You agree not to alter, edit or otherwise make changes to our online appraisal after it has been provided.

You may communicate directly with our online appraisal specialists through our platform, but agree not to harass, intimidate, seek the personal identity, solicit or otherwise interact with our online appraisal specialists in a manner that we, at our sole discretion, deem inappropriate. Such conduct will result in immediate termination of our Service.

If you are not satisfied with our online appraisal service, you can contact us at any time by email at [email protected] send us an email and we will make a reasonable effort to provide remedy.


When you submit an item to Mearto for online appraisal, you will be asked if you wish to list it for sale on the Mearto Marketplace. If you select “no” to answer this question, you will be provided with a fair market and automatically calculated insurance valuation of your item. Insurance valuations are provided as a courtesy and are accepted by many insurance providers, however, we do not guarantee that your insurance provider will accept our valuation.

If you select “no” to answer the Marketplace question, your item and its appraisal will only be visible on our website to yourself and Mearto, but you may download a PDF of your online appraisal report to share at your own discretion. Mearto will not share any images of or information about your item publicly without seeking your expressed permission.

If you select “yes” when asked if you would like to list your item for sale on the Mearto Marketplace, you will be provided with a fair market valuation and a suggested asking price for your item. You are not obligated to accept our suggested asking price and may change it at any time through your Mearto account.

If you select “yes” to answer this question, you agree that your item may be shared without restriction and without additional permission for public relations and marketing purposes and on, but not limited to, Mearto’s online appraisal archive, marketplace, social media pages and blog. Additionally, by selecting “yes,” you are bound to the Seller’s Terms & Conditions of Sale for the Mearto Marketplace.

Items that are valued at or above $5,000 may also be eligible, at our discretion, for our complimentary consignment concierge service.

You may change your answer to the Marketplace question and the “for sale” status of your item at any time through your Mearto account.

If you choose to list your item on the Mearto Marketplace, we make no warranty or guarantee that you will receive offers, or sell the item through our platform. You are not obligated to accept any offer that you may receive.

There is no fee to list an item or make an offer on the Mearto Marketplace. However, Mearto automatically deducts a 7% transaction fee for any successfully completed transaction.

We reserve the right to restrict the sale of certain items or categories of items on the Mearto Marketplace and to remove any item at any time and without notice at our sole discretion. Sellers assume full responsibility for the items they choose to list on the Mearto Marketplace and agree to adhere to all local, state and federal regulations and restrictions related to the sale of these items.

If you wish to make an offer or purchase an item listed on the Mearto Marketplace, you must create an account and send a message / make an offer to the seller. In doing so, you agree to the Buyer’s Terms & Conditions of Sale for the Mearto Marketplace.

Mearto makes no warranties or guarantees regarding the value, authenticity and / or availability of items listed on the Mearto Marketplace.


Mearto offers a database of recently achieved auction results, which is accessibly by monthly subscription. By subscribing to our Premium Membership you agree to pay the fees indicated, in exchange for the services offered. We reserve the right to change the payment terms and fees with thirty (30) days written notice, which can include posting such notice on our website. You can cancel your Premium Membership subscription at any time and will retain access to the database until the end of the current calendar month.


Mearto sells credits which can be redeemed on our website for online appraisals. One (1) credit is valid for the online appraisal of one (1) item, or set of items. We define a “set” as a group of like items that would logically be sold together as a single lot at auction, for example, a set of China dishes. In principle, the price per appraisal decreases with the number of credits purchased.

Mearto credits are non-transferable, can only be redeemed once and do not expire.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made on our website. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made.

Your payment might be subject to additional fees from your bank or credit card company, which are out of our control.

If you have complied with your obligations and do not receive your online appraisal, or are otherwise dissatisfied with our Service, you are entitled to a full refund of your original purchase price.

Refunds are typically credited back to your original method of purchase within 5-10 days after your refund request has been approved.


All product and Service descriptions are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us.

Prices for our products and services are also subject to change without notice.

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.

We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.


We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.


You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

Please reference our Privacy Policy for more information.


If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.

We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.

You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.


In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content:
(a) for any unlawful purpose;
(b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts;
(c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances;
(d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others;
(e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability;
(f) to submit false or misleading information;
(g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet;
(h) to collect or track the personal information of others;
(i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape;
(j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or
(k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet.
We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.


We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.

You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

In no case shall Mearto IVS, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.


We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.

You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.

Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).


Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.

Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.

We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Mearto IVS and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.


In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.


The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.

If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).


The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.


These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Copenhagen, Denmark.


You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.


Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at [email protected].


When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”


- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, location, email, - all credit card information is collected through our payment providers Stripe and PayPal. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.


We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site to provide you with invoices and/or order confirmations. Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

  • 1) communicate with you;
  • 2) screen our orders for potential risk or fraud;
  • 3) when in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns - including retargeting).


We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.


Users have access to the personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.


When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.


For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail using the details provided below: [email protected]

Njalsgade 19D, 1st floor, Copenhagen, 2300, Denmark