Copyright Policy


Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice

As GirlsGuild asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material located on or linked to by or through the Service violates your copyright, you may notify GirlsGuild in accordance with the following policy. The address of GirlsGuild’s Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Designated Agent”) is listed at the end of this policy. It is GirlsGuild’s policy to (1) block access to or remove Content that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users; and (2) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.

A. Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringements:

If you believe that Content residing on or accessible through the Site or Service infringes a copyright, please send a written notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed, or a person authorized to act on such person’s behalf;

  2. Identification of the copyrighted works or materials allegedly being infringed;

  3. Identification of the Content that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the exact location of the Content that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that GirlsGuild is capable of finding and verifying its existence;

  4. Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;

  5. A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the use of the allegedly infringing Content is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

  6. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is the copyright holder is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

B. Once Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification is Received by the Designated Agent it is GirlsGuild’s policy:

  1. to remove or disable access to the infringing Content;

  2. to notify the Content provider, member or user that it has removed or disabled access to the Content; and

  3. that repeat offenders will have the infringing Content removed from the system and that GirlsGuild will terminate such content provider’s, member’s or user’s access to the service.

C. Procedure to Supply a Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent:

If the Content provider, member or user believes that the Content that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing, or the Content provider, member or user believes that it has the right to post and use such Content from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider, member or user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the Content provider, member or user;

  2. Identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or disabled;

  3. A statement that the Content provider, member or user has a good faith belief that the Content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the Content; and

  4. Content provider’s, member’s or user’s name, address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address and a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the content provider’s, member’s or user’s address is located, or if the Content provider’s, member’s or user’s address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which GirlsGuild is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, GirlsGuild’s may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the Content provider, member or 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 GirlsGuild’s discretion.

Please contact GirlsGuild’s Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement at the following address:

Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:

Brian Spross, Spross & Associates, 1605 Lakecliff Hills Ln.,
Suite 100, Austin, TX 78732


Contact.

Legal Department
GirlsGuild HQ
1309 Chestnut Ave.
Austin, TX 78702

Effective Date: April 15, 2013