Intellectual Property Policy
As a venue for contributors, EveryoneCounts takes intellectual property rights very seriously. We comply with intellectual property laws and industry best practices in order to maintain the integrity of our creative marketplace. This Intellectual Property Policy explains how we address allegations of infringement, how authorized parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our site, and how EveryoneCounts contributors can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.
1. EveryoneCounts’ Role
EveryoneCounts is a venue for contributors and participants to sell, buy and consult with one another. Contributors who run courses or sell items, create their own policies and are responsible for their inventory, shipments, and complying with the law. We provide a venue, but EveryoneCounts does not manufacture goods, hold inventory, or ship items on behalf of our sellers. The content uploaded on EveryoneCounts is generated by independent contributors who are not employees, agents, or representatives of EveryoneCounts. Contributors are responsible for ensuring they have all necessary rights to their content and that they are not infringing or violating any third party’s rights by posting it.
EveryoneCounts can’t speak on behalf of intellectual property owners, nor is EveryoneCounts in a position to offer legal advice or make legal determinations whether a shop’s content infringes someone else’s intellectual property. EveryoneCounts will remove material cited for alleged intellectual property infringement when provided with proper notice.
2. Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement
EveryoneCounts strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When EveryoneCounts removes or disables access in response to a notice, EveryoneCounts makes a reasonable attempt to contact the affected member, provide information about the notice and removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement, provide information about how to submit a counter notice. EveryoneCounts may also provide a copy of the infringement notice, including the name and email address of the reporting party, to the affected member.
Please provide a valid notification of claimed infringement (often referred to as a “takedown notice”) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to our DMCA Notice Requirements for instructions.
EveryoneCounts may request additional information before processing a notice, such as identity verification of the reporting party or documentation regarding the claimed right. EveryoneCounts may reject notices or counter notices that contain information we believe is false, fraudulent, incomplete, or otherwise submitted in bad faith. EveryoneCounts also reserves the right to take action against abusers of this policy.
3. Counter Notice
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), EveryoneCounts accepts counter notices for copyright notices only. When EveryoneCounts receives a DMCA counter notice, we will provide a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party. The removed material may be replaced or access to it may be restored 10 business days after the counter notice is processed, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the allegedly infringing party and informs EveryoneCounts of this action. Read more about DMCA notices, counter notices, and requirements here.
4. Repeat Infringement
5. Notice Withdrawals
EveryoneCounts only accepts withdrawals of infringement notices directly from the intellectual property owner or authorized representative who submitted the claim. The withdrawal must clearly state that it is a formal withdrawal and sufficiently identify the member and/or material (such as by providing the username, and EveryoneCounts listing URLs).
Once EveryoneCounts receives a formal withdrawal of a notice of infringement, EveryoneCounts makes reasonable attempts to contact both parties involved to confirm receipt from the party submitting the withdrawal and to inform the member affected by the withdrawal. Please note that infringement matters are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and withdrawals do not guarantee changes to a member’s status.
Last updated on August 23, 2021