Intellectual Property Rights Policy
We provide an internet-based platform that allows its users to submit content. We prohibit our users from uploading content that infringes the intellectual property rights of third parties (including without limitation their copyrights, trademark rights, and related rights). If you believe that a user of our service has infringed your intellectual property rights, we encourage you to contact us using the procedure outlined below.
- PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT:
It is our policy to (1) block access to or remove any content (including, without limitation, text, graphics, and photos) (collectively, “Content”) that we believe in good faith to infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties, following receipt of a compliant notice of infringement; and (2) remove and discontinue service to repeat infringers.
If you believe that Content residing on or accessible through our service constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please send a notice of infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
- Identification of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed on or through our service, including the registration number(s) for any such material if applicable;
- Identification of the Content that you claim has infringed on the identified copyrighted work or other intellectual property, including (a) a description of how the material in question is using the copyrighted work or other intellectual property in a way that constitutes infringement, and (b) a description of where the material in question is located on or in our service, with sufficient detail that we may verify the existence of the material (i.e., its URL);
- Your contact information, including your full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property is not authorized by the copyright holder, its agents, or the law;
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information provided in your notice is accurate and that you are the rights holder or are authorized to act on behalf of the rights holder; and
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the rights holder.
- ONCE PROPER BONA FIDE INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION IS RECEIVED BY THE DESIGNATED AGENT:
It is our policy:
- to remove or disable access to the allegedly-infringing Content;
- to notify the user whose Content has been removed or disabled by forwarding the full and complete notice of infringement to them; and
- that repeat offenders will have the allegedly-infringing Content removed from our service and that we will terminate such user’s access to our service.
- PROCEDURE TO SUPPLY A COUNTER-NOTICE TO THE DESIGNATED AGENT:
If the notified-user believes that the Content that was removed or to which access was disabled is not infringing, or if the user believes that he or she has the right to post and use such Content from the rights owner, the owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law (including as a fair use), the notified-user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
- Identification of the Content that has been removed or disabled, including a description of the where the material in question appeared on the service before it was removed or disabled (i.e., its URL);
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed or blocked as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the Content in question;
- Your contact information, including full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
- A statement by you that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for the judicial district in which we are located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement;
- Your electronic or physical signature.
If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party, informing that party that we may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the rights owner files an action seeking a court order against the user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our discretion.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly misrepresents that Content or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages, including attorney’s fees.
Please contact our Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement at the following address:Benjamin A. Costa
Ridder, Costa & Johnstone LLP
12 Geary Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Tel: (415) 391-3311
Fax: (415) 358-4975