DMCA Notice & Takedown Policy and Procedures
This website complies with 17 U.S.C. § 512(k) of 17 U.S.C. Section 512(k)(1) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). As such, it is entitled to protection from claims of copyright infringement under the DMCA (often referred to as "safe harbor" provisions). We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and our users should too. Accordingly, with respect to claims of copyright infringement under United States law, we comply with the DMCA and have adopted the following notice and takedown policies for material appearing on the site. In jurisdictions outside the United States, we comply with local laws regarding claims of copyright infringement.
Notice of Claimed Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information to our Designated Copyright Agent:
(a) The electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
(b) A description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed;
(c) A description of the location on the website of the material you claim to be infringing (including the specific URL where the allegedly infringing material appears);
(d) Your address, telephone number and email address;
(e) You represent that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(f) A statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
Please do not send other inquiries or information to our designated agents. Abuse of the above DMCA notification procedures, or misrepresentation of facts in a DMCA notice or counter-notice, may subject you to legal liability for damages, court costs and attorneys' fees under federal law. 17 USC §512(f).
These notice and takedown procedures apply only to claims of copyright infringement made by the copyright owner and its agents and do not apply to any other type of abuse, infringement or legal claims.
Take Down Procedure
Upon receipt of written notice in the manner required by 17 U.S.C. § 512, we will:
Remove or disable access to allegedly infringing material;
Forward written notice to the user who posted the allegedly infringing material;
Take reasonable steps to promptly notify users that we have removed or disabled access to the material.
If your notice does not comply with DMCA Section 512, but an allegedly infringing work is identified, we will promptly contact you and help you complete your notice requirements.
If you are a user who has been notified by us that the material you posted has been removed from the site after we have been notified of the alleged infringement, and you are the owner of the removed material or authorized to use such material, you may file a complaint with Our Designated Agent provides written counter-notice. Your counter-notification must contain the following information:
(a) Your physical or electronic signature;
(b) Identify the material that has been removed or disabled access, and where that material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
(c) A statement, under penalty of perjury, you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification;
(d) Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
(e) A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a federal district court in your jurisdiction or, if your address is outside the United States, in any jurisdiction in which we do business, and that you will be served by the complaining party or its agent .
Upon receipt of written counter notification provided in the manner required by 17 U.S.C. § 512, we will:
Promptly provide the complaining party with a copy of the counter notice;
Notify the complaining party that we will replace the removed material or stop disabling access to it within ten business days;
If our Designated Agent does not receive notification from the complaining party, we will not make changes and file a lawsuit seeking a court order prohibiting users from engaging in infringing activities related to the material on our network or systems.
Please also note that under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we will not judge the merits of your claim (or counterclaim). Accordingly, we will not respond to requests to remove or disable access to any allegedly infringing material or to restore any material that has been removed, except in accordance with the procedures set forth herein or as otherwise required by law.
To the extent technically feasible, we aim to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers and/or prevent such users from posting other content.
Customer Service Requests
Customer service inquiries sent to the DMCA agent will not receive a response. All such communications must be emailed to [email protected] with notice of infringement.