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Copyright, Trademark, Infringement, Defamation, DMCA and Take Down Policy

Respecting Your Legal Rights

As a responsible website publisher, we support the protection of your reputation and the protection of your intellectual property rights. We do not edit, pre-vet or review any third party material displayed on this website. We operate a notice and take down procedure regarding such material. In furtherance of this policy, we have established the procedures below to report any items that you believe defame you or constitute copyright, trademark infringement or any related infringement.

Upon receipt of appropriate notification as set forth herein, where we deem it appropriate, we will take down or disable access to the material that is claimed to be infringing. Please be aware that providing false or misleading information in the notification of claim may result in civil and/or criminal liability.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Defamation

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING US THAT YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN DEFAMED BY CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

If you believe that any content on this website contains statements, images, or other content that are defamatory to you, written notification must be
submitted to the following Designated Agent:

APC Digital Media Legal Department
PO Box 3558, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 US
support@apcdigitalmedia.com

Your written notification must include the following:

Your contact information including your name, the date, postal address, telephone number, email address, and occupation if applicable;
Identification of the content and the location of the content on this website (where possible, cut and paste, or print and scan and attach in your written notification all content that you believe is defamatory) and state why you believe it is defamatory;
A written statement as to why the defamatory content is untrue and the extent that it is damaging to you;

A good faith statement, submitted under the penalty of perjury, that the information provided by you in the notification is accurate and true.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING US THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

If you believe that your copyright has been infringed on this website, written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:

APC Digital Media Legal Department
PO Box 3558, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 US
support@apcdigitalmedia.com

To be effective, the notification must include the following:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Trademark Infringement

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING US THAT YOUR TRADEMARK MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

If you believe that any content on this website has infringed your trademark, written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:

APC Digital Media Legal Department
PO Box 3558, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 US
support@apcdigitalmedia.com

If you believe that your trademark has been infringed, your written notification must include the following:

Identification of the trademark or trademarks claimed to have been infringed, including the trademark registration number if applicable;
Identification of all the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;

A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the Trademark owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the trademark that is allegedly infringed.

Repeat Infringers

It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice

If you believe that material available on our site infringes on your copyright(s), please notify us by providing a DMCA notice.

Upon receipt of a valid and complete notice, we will investigate the notice. If determined valid, we will remove the material or content.

Before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use. If you are not sure if the material on this site infringes your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.

Please be advised that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing.

Your DMCA notice may be forwarded to third parties such as LumenDatabase.org. In addition, you are required to consider the possible fair use implications, as a result of Lenz v. Universal. We reserve the right to challenge abuses of the DMCA process, and your use of this process does not waive that right.

To file a notice of infringement, please provide the following:

As required by the DMCA, we have a policy to remove content, and restrict users that we consider to be repeat infringers. We will not share the specifics of our repeat infringer policy.

A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
An identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
A description of the nature and exact location of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit us to find and positively identify that material. For example, we require a link to the specific blog post (not just the name of the blog) that contains the material and a description of which specific portion of the blog post – an image, a link, the text, etc. your complaint refers to;

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Your full name, address, telephone number, and email address;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. (Please note that you may be liable for damages if you “knowingly, materially misrepresent” your copyrights, and we may seek to collect those damages. Fair use should also be taken into consideration.)
I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
I acknowledge that a copy of this infringement notice and any correspondence related to it, including any contact information I provided above (address, telephone number, and email address), will be used to investigate this claim.
By typing your full name, it will act as your digital signature, which is legally binding.

If you believe that any content on this website is infringing under the DMCA, written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:

APC Digital Media Legal Department
PO Box 3558, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 US
support@apcdigitalmedia.com