Digital Millennium Copyrights Act Policy
PurposeWP services are intended specifically for nonprofits, social enterprises, churches, causes, associations, and other organizations that contribute to the social good.
This policy was last updated August 11, 2018.
If you believe that material available on a PurposeWP website, including those hosted on our networks, violates our Terms of Service or infringes on your copyrights, please notify us by using the form below.
For copyright complaints, please follow these steps to file a notice:
- Verify that the website in question is hosted by PurposeWP. We have no control over websites that are not hosted by us. Please contact the appropriate web host with complaints.
- Contact the website owner directly. Many websites will have a contact page, contact information in a sidebar or footer, or you can leave a comment on the page/post in question. Go to the website in question, submit your complaint and give them sufficient time to reply to see if the matter can be resolved directly between you and the website owner.
- Send your complaint to us using the form below, if the issue cannot be resolved directly with the website owner.
Upon receipt of a valid and complete notice, we will make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material by email and remove the infringing material within 7 business days.
PurposeWP Customers often use copyrighted materials in commentary or journalism or transform the materials into something original of their own. As such, before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use. If you are not sure whether material located on a PurposeWP website infringes your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.
Please be advised that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing.
Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third parties such as LumenDatabase.org. A note will also be placed on the site in question detailing the name of the copyright holder who submitted the takedown notice. In addition, you are required to consider the possible fair use implications, as a result of Lenz v. Universal. We reserve the right to challenge abuses of the DMCA process, and your use of this form does not waive that right.
As required by the DMCA, we have a policy to terminate users and/or sites that we consider to be repeat infringers. Although we won’t share the specifics of our repeat infringer policy (we don’t want anyone to game the system, after all), we believe that it strikes the right balance of protecting the rights of copyright owners as well as protecting legitimate users from wrongful termination. Please note that notices that are successfully countered, rejected on fair use grounds, or deemed to be fraudulent are not counted against a user or site.
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