Copyright/Database Notice and Take-down Policy
It is the policy of Open PHACTS Consortium to respond to all notices of alleged copyright or database rights infringement. Open PHACTS Consortium is not responsible for content on other websites that users might query or otherwise discover while using Open PHACTS Consortium websites and other online properties.
This notice describes the information that must be provided in notices alleging copyright or database rights infringement found specifically on Open PHACTS Consortium websites and other online properties. The goal of the policy is to make alleged infringement notices to Open PHACTS Consortium as straightforward as possible, both for the alleging party and for the Consortium to review.
The Open PHACTS Consortium, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to disable user accounts of Open PHACTS Consortium websites and other online properties that may infringe upon the copyrights, database rights, or other intellectual property rights of Open PHACTS Consortium and/or others.
In response to notices of alleged copyright or database rights infringement, the Open PHACTS Consortium reserves the right to remove the content (including but not limited to data, mappings, publications, documents, and graphics) claimed to be a copyright or database rights infringement. If the Open PHACTS Consortium removes or disables content in this way, we will attempt to contact the responsible user(s) and notify them of the decision to remove. Users will have the opportunity to respond as detailed below.
A. Copyright Claims
To file a notification of claimed copyright infringement, you will need to send a written communication that includes substantially all of the information listed below. (Please consult your legal counsel to confirm these requirements):
Such written notification should be sent to our designated agent via email (preferred), mail or fax at the following address:
B. Counter-Notification Policy
When the Consortium receives a DMCA takedown notification of alleged copyright infringement, the Consortium removes the material that is the subject of the notification. If the Consortium removes materials that you have uploaded onto the Consortium website or other online properties, the Consortium will attempt to contact you about it.
If you believe your content was removed as a result of mistake or misidentification, you may submit a Counter-Notification that includes substantially all of the information listed below.
Upon receipt of a Counter-Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above:
Finally, Notices and Counter-Notices with respect to this website must meet all relevant statutory requirements in force at the time of their submission and imposed by relevant legislation.
Please note that in addition to being forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content, a copy of this legal notice (with your personal information removed) may be published.
A link to your published letter may be displayed in place of the removed content.