If you believe that content available by means of our website infringes on one or more of your copyrights, please notify us by using the contact form available on our website and starting with “Infringement Notice” and providing the information listed below. If StudyPortals takes action in response to your Infringement Notice, we will attempt to contact the user that made such content available to inform them of any action taken. Please be advised that you will be liable for damages if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Thus, if you are not sure content located on our website infringes your copyright, you should consider contacting an attorney.
When sending an Infringement Notice, the following are required:
- An electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
- An identification of the copyright claimed to have been infringed;
- A description of the nature and exact location of the content that you claim infringes your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit us to find and positively identify that content; for example a link to the specific content that contains the infringing material and a description of which specific portion of the content, e.g. an image, text, etc, that your complaints refers to;
- Your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address; and
- A statement by you: (i) that you believe in good faith that the use of the content that you claim to infringe your copyright is not authorized by law, or by the copyright owner or such owner’s agent; and (ii) that all of the information contained in your Infringement Notice is accurate, and that you are either the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf.
If an Infringement Notice is valid, we will respond by disabling access to the allegedly infringing content and inform you of such action. Infringement Notices that are missing any of the above required items or are incomplete or invalid will not be acted upon.
If you are a registered StudyPortals user and access to portions of your account and content have been disabled for this reason, we will notify you through the e-mail account or telephone number associated with your account. You will then have the option to send us a counter-notice stating why your content does not infringe copyrights and asking for access to be reinstated. Counter notices need to be sent to us via the contact form available on our website and if required by site administration be verified by confirmation originating from the e-mail account or telephone number associated with your account and must include the following:
- Your full name, e-mail address, telephone number and physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the allegedly infringing content and its location before it was removed; and
- A statement explaining why the content was removed by mistake or misidentification.