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- Company’s Right to Reject User Content. SharpSpring reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any User Content for any reason. The categories specified in Section 7 (Objectionable Content, Defamation) are not an exhaustive lists of content that SharpSpring reserves the right to remove or deny.
Objectionable Content, Defamation.
- Without limiting Section 7.1, you may be held legally responsible for damages suffered by other users or third parties as the result of your remarks, information, feedback, or other content posted or made available through the Website that are deemed defamatory or otherwise legally actionable. Under Section 230 of the Federal Communications Decency Act of 1996, SharpSpring is not legally responsible, nor can it be held liable for damages of any kind, arising out of or in connection to any defamatory or otherwise legally actionable remarks, information, feedback, or other content posted or made available through the Website.
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- General. When using the Website, you will obey all applicable laws and respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Website is at all times subject to limitations imposed by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You must not upload, post, transmit, display, perform, or distribute any content, information, or other materials in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
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- As SharpSpring asks others to respect SharpSpring’s intellectual property rights, SharpSpring respects the intellectual property rights of others. SharpSpring follows the notice and takedown procedures in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA“).
- If you believe content located on or linked to by the Website violates your copyright, please immediately notify SharpSpring by means of emailed DMCA takedown notice (“Infringement Notice“), providing the information described below. If SharpSpring takes action in response to an Infringement Notice, it will make a good faith attempt to contact the party who made the content available by means of the most recent email address that party provided to SharpSpring.
- Under the DMCA, you may be held liable for damages based on material misrepresentations in your Infringement Notice. You must also make a good faith evaluation of whether the use of your content is a fair use; fair uses are not infringing. (See 17 U.S.C. Section 107, available at https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107, and Lenz v. Universal Music Corp., No. 13-16106 (9th Cir. Sep. 14, 2015), available at https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2937139/stephanie-lenz-v-universal-music-corp/.) If you are not sure if content located on or linked to by the Website infringes your copyright, you should first contact an attorney.
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- (c) A description of the nature and location of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit SharpSpring to find and positively identify that material;
- (d) Your name, address, telephone number, and email address; and
- (e) A statement by you: (i) that you believe in good faith that the use of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright is not authorized by law, or by the copyright owner or such owner’s agent; and, (ii) under penalty of perjury, that all of the information contained in your Infringement Notice is accurate, and that you are either the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf.
- Infringement Notices should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line “DMCA Notice: (INSERT YOUR NAME OR YOUR COMPANY’S NAME).”
- SharpSpring will respond to all DMCA-compliant Infringement Notices, including, as required or appropriate, by removing the offending material or disabling all links to the offending material.
- Disclosure. All received Infringement Notices may be posted in full to the Lumen database (https://lumendatabase.org/), previously known as the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse.
- Compliance with Law.
Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability.
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Indemnity by You.
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- Without limitation, the Indemnitor also hereby agrees to compensate SharpSpring for any and all lost revenues, future lost profits, reasonable search costs, and any other reasonable expenses resulting from any Indemnitor violation of Section 7 (Objectionable Content, Defamation), including without limitation any suspension of affiliate accounts or affiliate payment attributable to fraudulent efforts to manipulate or otherwise modify reported impressions generated by the SharpSpring or its affiliates under any affiliate advertising agreement.
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