As a venue for artists, designers, and makers, Handmade in Chestermere 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 authorised parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our marketplace, and how Handmade in Chestermere sellers can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.
- Handmade in Chestermere’s Role
- Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement
- Counter Notices
- Repeat Infringement
- Notice Withdrawals
1. Handmade in Chestermere’s Role
Handmade in Chestermere is a marketplace comprised of individual third-party sellers who run their own shops, create their own policies, and are responsible for their inventory, shipments, and complying with the law. We provide a venue, but Handmade in Chestermere does not manufacture goods, hold inventory, or ship items on behalf of our sellers. The content uploaded on Handmade in Chestermere’s marketplace is generated by independent sellers who are not employees, agents, or representatives of Handmade in Chestermere. Sellers 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.
Handmade in Chestermere can’t speak on behalf of intellectual property owners, nor is Handmade in Chestermere in a position to offer legal advice or make legal determinations whether a shop’s content infringes someone else’s intellectual property. Handmade in Chestermere will remove material cited for alleged intellectual property infringement when provided with a proper notice.
2. Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement
Handmade in Chestermere strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When Handmade in Chestermere removes or disables access in response to a notice, Handmade in Chestermere 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. Handmade in Chestermere may also provide a copy of the infringement notice, including the name and email address of the reporting party, to the affected member.
Please contact us to provide notice of claimed infringement or other intellectual property claims.
Handmade in Chestermere may request additional information before processing a notice, such as identity verification of the reporting party or documentation regarding the claimed right. Handmade in Chestermere may reject notices or counter notices that contain information we believe is false, fraudulent, incomplete, or otherwise submitted in bad faith. Handmade in Chestermere also reserves the right to take action against abusers of this policy.
3. Counter Notice
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Handmade in Chestermere accepts counter notices for copyright notices only. When Handmade in Chestermere 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 Handmade in Chestermere of this action.
4. Repeat Infringement
5. Notice Withdrawals
Handmade in Chestermere only accepts withdrawals of infringement notices directly from the intellectual property owner or authorised 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, shop name, and Handmade in Chestermere listing URLs).
Once Handmade in Chestermere receives a formal withdrawal of a notice of infringement, Handmade in Chestermere 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 shop status.