Proprietary Rights and Intellectual Property
“TheNorthlandNews.com” means TheNorthlandNews.com proprietary technology, including, without limitation, the equipment, services, software tools, hardware designs, algorithms, software (in source code and object code forms), user interface designs, architecture, class libraries, objects and documentation (both printed and electronic), network designs, know-how and trade secrets and any intellectual property or other proprietary rights related thereto, whether tangible or intangible, throughout the world (whether owned by TheNorthlandNews.com or licensed by TheNorthlandNews.com from a third party), including, without limitation, any derivatives, improvements, enhancements, updates, modifications or extensions to the same conceived, reduced to practice or developed.
“Content” refers to all content, images, photographs, audio, video, audio-visual, text, graphics, artwork, illustrations, animations, data, information, databases, designs, other proprietary information and materials and all copyrightable or otherwise legally protectable elements, tangible or intangible, including, without limitation, the selection, sequence, ‘look and feel’ and arrangement of items, as well as all copyright and other rights in Marks or other intellectual property which you may encounter, are provided by, available from, or for your use in connection with the TheNorthlandNews.com Network. We use the term “Marks” to refer to trademarks, service marks, logos, brands and brand names, trade dress and trade names and all other distinctive identification. “TheNorthlandNews.com Content” means Content which is the property of or licensed by TheNorthlandNews.com. “Your Content” means the Content which is proprietary to or licensed by you. “Third Party Content” means the Content which is the property of or licensed by a third party.
The TheNorthlandNews.com Technology and TheNorthlandNews.com Content (collectively the “TheNorthlandNews.com Intellectual Property”) is either our property or owned by our licensors, suppliers, operational service providers, advertisers, business or promotional partners or sponsors and is legally protected, without limitation, under U.S. Federal and State, as well as applicable foreign laws, regulations and international treaties. We make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any TheNorthlandNews.com Intellectual Property or the results to be obtained from using the TheNorthlandNews.com Intellectual Property and you expressly agree that your use of our
TheNorthlandNews.com Network and TheNorthlandNews.com Intellectual Property is solely at your own risk. You may only use the TheNorthlandNews.com Intellectual Property in the form and through the channels we provide through the TheNorthlandNews.com Network; and you may not provide, grant access, assign, copy, transfer or transmit any TheNorthlandNews.com Intellectual Property to any other party or use it for any purpose other than as permitted in conjunction with your use of the TheNorthlandNews.com Network pursuant to the terms and conditions of your Service Agreement with TheNorthlandNews.com. If you violate these terms and conditions, in addition to any other rights we may have under the Service Agreement with you, we may terminate our Service Agreement with you and your license and rights to use the TheNorthlandNews.com Intellectual Property. And we or, as applicable, our licensors or suppliers may enforce our respective rights and seek damages and any other remedies permitted bylaw, directly against you.
Third Party Websites
The appearance, availability, or your use of third party websites, URLs or hyperlinks (often referred to as ‘links’) hosted, referenced or included anywhere on the TheNorthlandNews.com Network, does not constitute an endorsement by, nor does it incur any obligation, responsibility or liability on the part of TheNorthlandNews.com, or its respective successors and assigns, and/or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers, and operational service providers. We do not verify, endorse, or have any responsibility for, any such third parties or third party websites, any Third Party Content, their business practices (including their privacy policies), or any goods or services associated with or obtained in connection with such third party or parties, whether or not any TheNorthlandNews.com Marks or any evidence of sponsorship is displayed on or in connection with the third party website or webpage as part of a co-branding, promotional arrangement or otherwise.
DMCA Notice and Takedown
Upon notice, we will remove or request that a third party remove Content from the TheNorthlandNews.com Network that infringes the copyright of others and to the extent we are able to do so we will disable access to our Service by anyone who repeatedly infringes the intellectual property rights of others. TheNorthlandNews.com processes claims of copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. § 512 et. seq (the “DMCA”). The DMCA addresses the rights and obligations of owners of copyrighted material who believe that their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed on the Internet, as well as the rights and obligations of Internet Service Providers on whose servers infringing material may reside. However mywebsitecompany.com will also process claims of copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. § 512 et. seq (the “DMCA”) for owners of copyrighted material who believe their rights have been infringed in their jurisdiction, the jurisdiction of the infringing website owner. The application of US Copyright Law cannot apply legally but the process of conducting a takedown request will be the similar.
Upon receipt of written notification provided in the manner required by 17 U.S.C. § 512, or through the approved online application below we will:
- Act expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the Content that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity;
- Forward the written notification to the alleged infringer; and
- Take reasonable steps to promptly notify the Content provider that we have removed or disabled access to the allegedly infringing Content.
If you believe that your work has been copied, adapted, reproduced, or exhibited on a Website hosted by TheNorthlandNews.com in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or if you believe that your work has been rebroadcast, redistributed, re-streamed, encoded or transcoded or otherwise reproduced in a way that violates your intellectual property rights, and you would like TheNorthlandNews.com to remove the allegedly infringing Content from the TheNorthlandNews.com Hosting or Network, you must provide written notice of the claimed infringing activity or complete the approved online application below.
Your notice must include substantially the following information:
- An electronic or physical signature of the owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- Identification of the copyrighted work (or works) that you claim has been infringed;
- A description of the material that you claim is infringing, and the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists (for example, the URL of the page of the web site where it is lawfully posted; the name, edition and pages of a book from which an excerpt was copied, etc.);
- A clear description of where the infringing material is located on the web site and / or TheNorthlandNews.com network, including as applicable its URL, so that we can locate the material;
- Your name
- Your address
- Your telephone number
- Your e-mail address;
- A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR NOTIFYING OUR DESIGNATED CONTACT OR AGENT THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRIES UNRELATED TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (E.G., REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, REPORTS OR E-MAIL ABUSE, ETC.) TO THE CONTACT LISTED BELOW. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE IF SENT TO THAT CONTACT. WE CAUTION YOU THAT UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY CIVIL PENALTIES. THESE INCLUDE MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS FEES INCURRED BY US, BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER, OR BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER’S LICENSEE THAT IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF OUR RELYING UPON YOUR MISREPRESENTATION. YOU MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY.
Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement
TheNorthlandNews.com’s designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement is:
Attn: Legal Department
PO Box 1330
Kearney, MO 64060
E-mail: [email protected]