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Copyright and Trademark

Copyright

1. Copyright on ItsHot Social
ItsHot Social respects the intellectual property rights of others and we expect people on ItsHot Social to do the same. It’s our policy—in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion—to disable or terminate the accounts of people who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing copyrights or other intellectual property rights.
In keeping with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which you can read at the US Copyright Office website, we’ll respond quickly to claims of copyright infringement on ItsHot Social that are reported to our designated copyright agent, identified below.
 
If you’re a copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of one, you can report alleged copyright infringements on ItsHot Social by completing the DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and sending it to our designated copyright agent.
 
When we get your DMCA notice, we’ll take whatever action we think is appropriate, which may include removing the reported content from ItsHot Social.
 
If we remove content in response to a DMCA notice, we may notify the person who saved it on ItsHot Social so they have the opportunity to send a counter-notice. We may also send a complete copy of the notice to others, as appropriate.
 
2. Submit a copyright complaint
To submit a DMCA notice,  reach out to us through our Help Center at support@hotsocial.com.
 
Please include the following information:
  • Identify the copyrighted work you believe has been infringed. If you’re reporting multiple copyrighted works, you can provide a representative list of those copyrighted works.
  • Identify the content on ItsHot Social you claim to be infringing your rights, including the information we need to help us find it, like the URL to the page on ItsHot Social.
  • Provide your mailing address, phone number and email address.
  • Include both of these statements in the body of your notice: 
      • "I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (for example, as a fair use)."
      • "I hereby state that the information in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I’m the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that’s allegedly infringed."
 
  • Include your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature (for example, by typing your full name).
 
If the work you’re reporting is an image, you can ask us to remove all copies of the image. At the beginning of your notice, just ask us to “remove all Posts that contain the image.” Please note that we can only remove identical copies of an image—if an image file has been resized or altered, we won’t be able to find or remove it.
3. What if I get a copyright complaint notification?
If you’ve gotten a notification that one of your Posts has been removed for a copyright complaint, it means the content owner asked us to remove it. If you want us to forward the information from the copyright complaint notification, just email us at support@HotSocial.com to let us know (we may remove some personal contact information).
 
If your account gets too many copyright complaints, you could lose the ability to save Posts on ItsHot Social, or we may disable your account altogether.
If you think we made a mistake removing your Post, you can file a counter-notice. When we get a valid counter-notice, we’ll remove the complaint from your account's record. 
Note: There are legal and financial consequences for fraudulent or bad faith counter-notices. Before submitting a counter-notice, make sure you have a good faith belief that we removed the content in error, and that you understand the repercussions of submitting a false claim.
 
4. How to file a counter-notice
If your content is removed as the result of a copyright takedown notice, you’ll receive instructions about how to file a counter-notice in the email notification we send you. Please note that you should only submit a counter-notice if you believe that the content was removed because of a mistake or mis-identification.
 
When we receive a valid counter-notice, we’ll remove the complaint from your account’s record. If you asked us to reinstate the content that was removed, we will forward your counter-notice to the party that reported that content. The information they receive will include your contact information, which they may use to contact you directly.
 
If we provide your counter-notice to the party that reported the content, and they do not notify us that they have filed a court action seeking an order to keep the content down, we will reinstate the content. This process can take up to 30 business days.
 
 

Trademark

1. Trademark on ItsHot Social
ItsHot Social respects the trademark rights of others. Accounts with usernames, board names, or any other content that misleads others or violates another's trademark may be updated, transferred or permanently suspended.
 
If you're concerned that someone may be using your trademark in an infringing way on our site, let us know by completing our trademark complaint form. We'll review your submission and take whatever action we deem appropriate, including temporary or permanent removal of the trademark from ItsHot Social.
 
While the trademark complaint form is the best way to reach us with your concerns, you can also email us at support@HotSocial.com.
 
If you got a trademark complaint notification from us, you can contest it by emailing support@HotSocial.com and letting us know why you think the complaint is invalid. Please include the trademark complaint reference number from the notification. If you want us to forward the info from the trademark complaint notification, let us know by emailing support@HotSocial.com with the trademark complaint reference number. We'll be happy to send it along (though we may remove personal contact information).
 
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