Intellectual Property Policy
Intellectual Property Policy
Effective date and last updated: 1st January 2021
Welcome to the Veelic platform (the “Platform”), which is provided by 365 Management Ltd. or one of its affiliates (as applicable, “Veelic”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). For the purposes of this intellectual property policy (this “Policy”), “you” and “your” refers to you as a user (the “User”) of the Services (as defined herein).
This Policy describes how we handle intellectual property complaints (“Complaints”), including for allegations of copyright or trademark infringement, that occur by the use of the Platform and our related websites, services, applications, products, and Content (as defined in our Terms of Service) (collectively, the “Services”). By using our Services, you hereby consent to this Policy, our Terms of Services, and our Policies (as defined in the Terms of Service).
This Policy expressly applies to all Content posted by Users to our Services and to all Complaints.
Veelic respects the intellectual property rights of others and we expect you to do the same. Our Terms of Service and Policies do not allow posting, sharing, or sending any Content that violates or infringes on another party’s copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights (collectively, “Infringed Content”).
Prohibition on Infringed Content
We do not allow Infringed Content to be posted on our Services, including content that infringes on another party’s copyrighted or trademarked works and any use of a trademark that could mislead or confuse another party to believe that you are affiliated with the trademark owner. Any use of copyrighted or trademarked Content without proper authorization or legally valid reasons may lead to a violation and us removing the Infringed Content, which removal will occur in our sole discretion.
In some cases, you may be required to provide evidence to prove that you are entitled to use copyrighted or trademarked Content, or that allegations about Infringed Content are improper, in order to avoid removal from our Services.
Removal of Content; Suspension or Termination of Account
Any Infringed Content may be removed from the Services in our sole discretion. Your Account may be suspended or terminated for multiple copyright violations in connection with your use of our Services, or for other violations of this Policy, the Terms of Service, or our other Policies.
If you believe that your copyrighted or trademarked work was posted on our Services without proper authorization, you may submit an Infringed Content complaint (an “Infringement Complaint”) to us at [email protected] and request that we send a notice to the alleged infringer.
The Infringement Complaint must include the following:
- your name and contact information;
- identification of the copyrighted or trademarked work that you believe was posted as Infringed Content or, if the claim involves multiple works on our Services, a representative list of such copyrighted works or trademarked works;
- a statement describing your interest or right with respect to the copyright or trademark in the work or other subject matter;
- identification of the location of material that you believe to be Infringed Content, in a sufficiently precise manner so as to allow us to locate the Infringed Content (e.g. a hyperlink to the Infringed Content);
- a description of the infringement that is being claimed;
- a statement specifying the date and time of the alleged infringement; and
- any other information that we request from time-to-time.
The Infringement Complaint may not contain any of the following (“Prohibited Content”):
- an offer to settle the claimed infringement;
- a request or demand relating to the Infringed Content for payment or for personal information;
- a reference, including by way of hyperlink, to such an offer, request, or demand; or
- any other information that may be prescribed by applicable law or regulation that we may advise you of from time-to-time.
An Infringement Complaint containing Prohibited Content will not be considered a valid notice to the infringing party under this Policy and we may disregard such Infringement Complaint in our sole discretion.
By submitting an Infringement Complaint, you grant us permission to forward any or all of the information forming the Infringement Complaint to the User that uploaded the Infringed Content, or to any third party, and to otherwise make such information public.
If you receive an Infringement Complaint that you believe was made in error, you may provide us with a response (an “Infringement Response”) at [email protected] detailing the nature of the error of the Infringement Complaint.
The Infringement Response must include the following:
- your name and contact information;
- identify the location or former location, as applicable, including any uniform resource locator (a “URL”) of the Infringed Content that has been removed or disabled;
- a statement describing your interest or right with respect to the copyright or trademark in the work or other subject matter; and
- a response to the allegation that Infringed Content was improperly posted to our Services.
We reserve the right, without obligation, to investigate any or all Infringement Complaints and Infringement Responses and to determine an appropriate response in our sole discretion.
Veelic allows Users to mark their Content with a Creative Commons “CC BY” license. If a User has marked their Content with a CC BY license, then the User may retain copyright while granting other Users the right to use such Content subject to the terms of the applicable license. We make no representations or warranties, and provide no advice or opinion, on the terms of any Content marked with a CC BY license.
By marking your Content with a CC BY license, you represent and warrant that you have the full right to do so for all applicable Content and that this will not infringe on another party’s intellectual property rights in respect of the Content.
By marking your Content with a CC BY license, you are doing so at your own risk and without liability for Veelic.
As a User, you are responsible for the Content that you post. If you have questions about copyright law or trademark law, such as questions about whether your Content or your use of another party’s name or brand infringes or otherwise violates such party’s rights, then you may want to seek legal advice before posting the Content.
If you are unsure whether the material you plan to report to us is infringing or otherwise violating another party’s rights, then you may also want to first seek legal advice before reporting such Content to us.
If you submit a report or Infringement Complaint, we may contact you if we have additional questions. Please note that Veelic will not adjudicate disputes between third parties and we provide no assurances as to whether we will remove the Content or suspend the Account that you reported in an Infringement Complaint. As an alternative, you may want to contact the User who posted the Content or the User that owns the Account to try to resolve your issue with them directly.
Amendments to this Policy
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. If we decide to change this Policy in the future, then we may send you an e-mail or notification using our Services. Any non-material change (such as clarifications) to this Policy will become effective on the date the change is posted and any material changes will become effective 30 days from their posting within our Services, or as otherwise indicated therein. The date on which the latest update was made is indicated in this Policy. We recommend that you print a copy of this Policy for your reference and revisit this Policy from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of our Services signifies your acceptance of any changes.
Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns about this Policy.