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This website and the content are protected by U.S. and/or copyright laws, and belong to APC or third parties. The copyright in the content is owned by APC or other copyright owners who have authorized their use on the site. No material may be reproduced in any manner of form whatsoever without written permission from APC or the copyright owner.
Notification of Copyright Infringement
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you are a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner and think that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on the APC website, please provide APC’s Copyright Agent with the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted material claimed to be infringed;
- Identification of the alleged infringing material on the APC website that is requested to be removed and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material on the APC website (such as the specific URL);
- Your name, address, phone number and an email address, so that APC may contact you if necessary;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
- A statement by you that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright that is alleged to be infringed; AND
- A physical or electronic signature of you or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner to assert copyright infringement and to submit the notification.
To contact the Copyright Agent by regular mail, please write to:
Copyright Agent/AKC Pet Care LLC
260 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
To contact the Copyright Agent by email, please write to:
CopyrightAgent@akc.org with COPYRIGHT NOTICE in the subject line
Upon receipt of a notification of claimed infringement as set forth above, APC will remove or disable access to the material and take reasonable steps to notify the person who posted the material that it has been removed or access to it has been disabled.
If you posted the material and believe that it is not infringing or that you have the authorization of the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material, you may submit to the Copyright Agent (see contact info, above) a counter notification containing the following information:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location (such as the specific URL) at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material; AND
- Your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in New York, NY, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If the Copyright Agent receives a counter notification as set forth above, APC will send a copy of it to the original complaining party stating that APC may replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it ten (10) business days following receipt of the counter notification unless the copyright owner notifies APC that it has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the person who posted the material from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material.
APC reserves the right to remove or disable access to material alleged to be infringing without prior notice, in its sole discretion, and without liability to any person, regardless of whether the material ultimately is determined to be infringing.
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Third Party Links
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APC does not allow for the creation of an Online Account by a person under the age of eighteen.
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You agree that this license includes the right for APC to provide, promote, and improve the website or services and to make the User Content submitted to or through the website or the services available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with APC for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such User Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such content use.
Such additional uses by APC, or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with APC, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the User Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the services.
APC may modify or adapt your User Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your User Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.
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Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
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Waiver and Severability
Class Action Waiver
You agree that any arbitration or proceeding shall be limited to the Dispute between us and You individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (i) no arbitration or proceeding shall be joined with any other; (ii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated or resolved on a class action-basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (iii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.