Last Updated: 15 October 2022
We take the intellectual and proprietary rights of others seriously and require that our users do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) established a process for addressing claims of copyright infringement.
If you own a copyright or have authority to act on behalf of a copyright owner and you believe that your copyrighted works or materials are improperly posted, displayed or accessible on any website that is owned or controlled by us, please send a notice that meets the minimum requirements of the DMCA, listed below, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are a paperless company and we do not accept notices sent to our mailing address.
Once we receive your DMCA notice, we will review it, make a determination on the infringement and notify you of the outcome in a timely manner. If we find that the DMCA requirements have been satisfied, we will remove the infringing content as quickly as possible.
The DMCA notice must include the following:
Before you file your DMCA notice, please carefully consider whether or not the use of the copyrighted material at issue is protected by the Fair Use doctrine. If you file a DMCA notice when there is no infringing use, your request may be rejected. If you are unsure whether someone’s use of your copyrighted material amounts to infringement, please seek legal advice. You may also want to consult publicly available reference materials.
If you uploaded a document containing sensitive or confidential information that you want removed then do not submit a DMCA notice. Your document will remain private and it will be removed automatically from our servers following the rules set out in the file retention policy.
Disputes regarding trademarks are not governed by the DMCA. These disputes must be resolved by the parties involved. We will never act as arbitrators or intermediaries in these disputes and will not take any action without appropriate legal orders.