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General Questions
   Will Fine Art Registry actively advertise or promote this site?
   How safe is the archived information in the database?
   Does Fine Art Registry have a secure server for payment?
   What steps should be taken if I am contemplating a fine art or valuable purchase that displays a Fine Art Registry tag?
   I am a collector. After I subscribe to FAR, what information will be made available to the general public regarding my collection?
   I am an artist. After I subscribe to FAR, what information will be made available to the general public regarding my portfolio?
   Can I register as a collector and as an artist to keep my artist portfolio separate from my personal collection?
   Is it possible to have my children register their works of art?
   Does Fine Art Registry play a role in the authenticity or the authentication process of the registered artwork?
   Does my fine art or collectible item need to be formally authenticated before it is registered?
   What happens if I discover a duplicate of the original work of art I own, registered by someone else?
   Are there any Rules and/or Ethical Standards that apply to my Membership or Subscription to Fine Art Registry?
Registration & Tagging
   Can I order Fine Art Registry tags without registering or entering the information about the artwork or valuable at the time of purchase?
   Should I immediately begin registering my artwork and valuables even though I have not received my shipment of ordered tags?
   Can I register an item without including a photo of the piece?
   Can I edit the description or change the status of my registered items?
   What should be included in my description of the piece I am registering?
   Will I be able to edit my artist biography?
   Will you charge to transfer ownership of Fine Art Registry Tags?
   What happens when I sell my FAR registered art?
   Can I register a series or a limited edition of a particular artistic piece I have created?
Cost & Membership Info
   What do I get for free?
   How much do tags cost?
   Are there a minimum number of tags that I must purchase?
   Will there be a maximum number of tags that I can purchase?
   As an artist, do I have to be a paid subscriber to create a historical portfolio of my work?
   Do I have to be a “Listed Artist” in order to register my artwork?
   What happens to the items I register if I don’t become a paid subscriber?
   How long will my work be registered?
   Is there a renewal fee?
   Will others be able to view images and the general information on my registered pieces in the FAR Gallery even though I’m not registered?
   Can I manage or sell my pieces on FAR after I have successfully registered my pieces?
   What are the different levels of subscription? What do I get from each?
   Besides the subscription fee, are there any charges or commissions associated with listing my registered artwork or items for sale on Fine Art Registry?
   As a paid subscriber, how many items can I list for sale at one time?
   How long will my items remain posted for sale?
   I am an artist and a collector. Can I register both the works of art I create as well as those I collect?
   Do I have to be an Artist, Gallery, or a dealer to sell the artwork in my collection?
   What are we waiting for?
FAR ID Tags
   What are Fine Art Registry™ tags?
   Are Fine Art Registry tags easy to apply to my artwork and valuables?
   Are the Fine Art Registry tags safe to use on any surface?
   Are there any limitations on what surfaces you can apply the tags to?
   How long will the tags last?
   Can the tag be removed once it’s affixed to the artwork or collectible?
   Is it possible for the tags to be duplicated, copied or forged?
   What if my tags are lost or stolen before I have a chance to apply them to my items?
FAR Microtags
   What are Fine Art Registry™ Microtags?
   Are Fine Art Registry Microtags easy to apply to my artwork and valuables?
   Are the Fine Art Registry Microtags safe to use on any surface?
   Are there any limitations on what surfaces you can apply the Microtags to?
   How long will the Microtags last?
   Can the Microtag be removed once it’s affixed to the artwork or collectible?
   Is it possible for the Microtags to be duplicated, copied or forged?
   What if my Microtags are lost or stolen before I have a chance to apply them to my objects?
Value & Benefits
   As an artist or collector, will registering my artwork with Fine Art Registry increase its value?
   Will I need my own web site if I am a subscriber on Fine Art Registry?
   Can I link my individual or company web site address to my sale listings?
Sales & Transfer of Ownership
   What happens after I sell my registered work of art?
   What happens if the collector that buys my art does not request a transfer of ownership of the tag?
Handling Work Already Sold
   What do I do about all of the artwork I created over the years, but have already sold or otherwise transferred?
   What if I no longer have the piece that I want to register?
Theft & Loss
   What happens if my registered items are ever stolen or lost?
   Is it possible to register and post stolen or lost items on Fine Art Registry even if they haven’t been formally registered?
   Will law enforcement authorities have access to the FAR database on items marked stolen?
   Can I transfer ownership of an item marked in the FAR database as stolen?
FAR Certificates of Authenticity
   How do I obtain a FAR Certificates of Authenticity?
Website Troubleshooting
   Having trouble logging into your account?
   Having trouble uploading images during tag registration?