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Copyright Policy

Last Updated: July 26, 2023

This Copyright Policy is incorporated by reference into the Vital Software Inc. Terms & Conditions (“Terms”). All other terms not defined in this Copyright Policy will have the meanings set forth in the Terms.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright or Other Intellectual Property Infringements.

  1. Respect of Third Party Rights. Vital Software respects the intellectual property rights of others, takes the protection of intellectual property rights very seriously, and asks users of the Service to do the same. Infringing activity will not be tolerated on or through the Service.
  2. DMCA Notification. We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. § 512, as amended). If you have an intellectual property rights-related complaint about any material on the Service, you may contact our Designated Agent at the following address:

    Vital Software Inc.
    Attn: Legal Department (IP Notification)
    2803 Philadelphia Pike, Suite B, PMB 7017, Claymont, DE 19803


  3. Procedure for Reporting Claimed Infringement. If you believe that any content made available on or through the Service has been used or exploited in a manner that infringes an intellectual property right you own or control, then please promptly send a written “Notification of Claimed Infringement” to the Designated Agent identified above containing the following information:
    1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other right being infringed;
    2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property right that you claim has been infringed;
    3. a description of the material that you claim is infringing and where it is located on the Service;
    4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
    5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the materials on the Service of which you are complaining is not authorized by the copyright or other intellectual property right owner, its agent, or the law; and
    6. a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright or other intellectual property right owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

      Your Notification of Claimed Infringement may be shared by Vital Software with the user alleged to have infringed a right you own or control as well as with the operators of publicly available databases that track notifications of claimed infringement, and you consent to Vital Software making such disclosures. You should consult with your own lawyer or see 17 U.S.C. § 512 to confirm your obligations to provide a valid notice of claimed infringement.

  4. Repeat Infringers.  Vital Software’s policy is to: (a) remove or disable access to material that Vital Software believes in good faith, upon notice from an intellectual property rights owner or authorized agent, is infringing the intellectual property rights of a third party by being made available through the Service; and (b) in appropriate circumstances, to terminate the accounts of and block access to the Service by any user who repeatedly or egregiously infringes other people’s copyright or other intellectual property rights. Vital Software reserves the right, however, to suspend or terminate accounts of users in our sole discretion.  
  5. Counter Notification. If you receive a notification from Vital Software that material made available by you on or through the Service has been the subject of a Notification of Claimed Infringement, then you will have the right to provide Vital Software with what is called a “Counter Notification” To be effective, a Counter Notification must be in writing, provided to Vital Software’s Designated Agent through one of the methods identified in Section 11.2 (DMCA Notification), and include substantially the following information:
    1. your physical or electronic signature;
    2. identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
    3. a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
    4. your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if you are residing outside of the United States, then for any judicial district in which Vital Software may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under Section 11.2 (DMCA Notification) above or an agent of that person.

      A party submitting a Counter Notification should consult a lawyer or see 17 U.S.C. § 512 to confirm the party’s obligations to provide a valid counter notification under the Copyright Act.

  6. Reposting of Content Subject to a Counter Notification. If you submit a Counter Notification to Vital Software in response to a Notification of Claimed Infringement, then Vital Software will promptly provide the person who provided the Notification of Claimed Infringement with a copy of your Counter Notification and inform that person that Vital Software will replace the removed User Content or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days, and Vital Software will replace the removed User Content and cease disabling access to it not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the Counter Notification, unless Vital Software’s Designated Agent receives notice from the party that submitted the Notification of Claimed Infringement that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the user from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Vital Software’s system or network.
  7. False Notifications of Claimed Infringement or Counter Notifications. The Copyright Act provides at 17 U.S.C. § 512(f) that: “[a]ny person who knowingly materially misrepresents under [Section 512 of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512)] (1) that material or activity is infringing, or (2) that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, will be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of [Vital Software] relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.” Vital Software reserves the right to seek damages from any party that submits a Notification of Claimed Infringement or Counter Notification in violation of the law.