Our customers are required to respect the legal protection provided by copyright law. This Policy applies to the materials published by Art Providers Ltd (the “Company”) on its website at https://www.art-providers.com/
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|“Business Day”||means any day (other than Saturday or Sunday) on which ordinary banks are open for their full range of normal business in London, UK;|
|“Infringing Material”||means any material published by the Company which is alleged (and/or found) to infringe any Intellectual Property Rights;|
|“Intellectual Property Rights”||means any and all patents, rights in inventions, rights in designs, trademarks, trade and business names and all associated goodwill, rights to sue for passing-off or for unfair competition, copyright, moral rights and related rights, rights in databases, topography rights, domain names, rights in information (including know-how and trade secrets) and all other similar or equivalent rights (subsisting now or in the future) in any part of the world, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights for their full term;|
|“Notice”||means a communication received by the Company informing us of an alleged infringement.|
2. Notice and Take Down
1.1 Whilst the Company has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all materials published by it do not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party, the risk of such infringement cannot be entirely removed.
1.2 Under the terms of this Policy, a third party who identifies any material belonging to them which has been used by the Company without the requisite consent should contact the Company using the procedures set out herein.
3. Notice Procedure
1.1 If you identify any material protected by Intellectual Property Rights belonging to you in any material published by the Company you should immediately contact the Company using the following procedure:
1.a.1 Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the following details:
a.1.a.1 Your name and contact details;
a.1.a.2 Full details of the material you believe to be infringing. This may include, for example, URLs, highlighted copies of material containing infringing material, screenshots and/or any other evidence you feel appropriate;
a.1.a.3 Details of the alleged infringement;
a.1.a.4 Proof of your ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights subsisting in the Infringing Material or of your right to contact us on behalf of the owner of such rights; and
a.1.a.5 A statement by you that you have good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
1.2 The Company shall acknowledge receipt of all Notices within 5 Business Days.
4. Assessment and Take Down
1.1 Following receipt of a Notice, the Company shall make a preliminary assessment of the alleged infringement in order to determine its plausibility and validity.
1.2 If the outcome of the preliminary assessment shows that the complaint in the Notice is plausible and valid, the Infringing Material will be removed pending the completion of our enquiries and/or the reaching of an agreement between the Company and you.
1.3 In the event that the Infringing Material was provided to the Company by a third party, the Company will contact that third party in the course of its enquiries in order to determine the extent of that third party’s rights over the Infringing Material.
1.4 In cases where it is deemed necessary and appropriate, the Company shall seek legal advice in order to resolve any matters of infringement.
1.5 Following the Company’s preliminary assessment of the alleged infringement, we shall contact you in order to inform you of the outcome of the assessment and to discuss, where relevant, an appropriate resolution to your complaint.
5. Resolution of Complaints
1.1 The Company shall use all reasonable endeavours to resolve complaints quickly and fairly. One of the following outcomes shall be desirable (but not guaranteed):
1.a.1 Where no infringement is found, the (alleged) Infringing Material shall remain without modification;
1.a.2 The Infringing Material shall be replaced without modification without the requirement for licensing fees;
1.a.3 The Infringing Material shall be replaced without modification under the terms of a negotiated paid licence;
1.a.4 The Infringing Material shall be replaced with modifications to remove infringing elements; or
1.a.5 The Infringing Material shall be removed and not republished.
1.2 Under appropriate circumstances, we may, in our discretion, terminate the accounts of customers who are repeat infringers.
1.3 If we remove or disable access to Infringing Material in response to a Notice, we may notify the allegedly infringing user with details about the Notice so that they can submit a counter-notice. We may also send a complete copy of your Notice to such users where appropriate.
1.4 In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved the Infringing Material shall remain removed indefinitely or until such time that an appropriate resolution is reached.
1.5 In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved and becomes the subject of legal proceedings, the Infringing Material shall remain removed, the provisions of this Policy shall cease to apply and the complaint shall be resolved as the parties, their legal advisors and/or the courts of England and Wales may direct.
6. Changes to this Policy and Procedure
The Company reserves the right to change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law.