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Educents Intellectual Property Policy

Educents' core values include operating as a mindful, transparent and honest business. As we, Kate and Kaitlyn, build the Educents platform, we believe that being transparent about the business will help us continue a positive, productive conversation with our peers, buyers and sellers and community at large. As you know, we started Educents to be a place that provides teachers and educators value both as sellers and as buyers. 

Educents 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 authorized parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our marketplace, and how Educents sellers can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.

We believe that being an open marketplace vastly outweighs the challenges it presents. By making it easy to open a shop, and allowing for ample freedom of expression, Educents is providing the most opportunity possible for creative pursuits, entrepreneurship and community. 

But we recognize that with this open structure comes some abuse — from those who simply misunderstand our policies or those who purposefully set out to exploit them. This includes those that list items that violate third party intellectual property or that violate our site policies. We pledge to dedicate substantial resources to addressing these challenges, including teams ranging from legal, to security, to risk engineering, to marketplace integrity.

With intellectual property (IP) violations, we take action when we receive a proper notice from the rights holder. Each IP owner can decide when and how to enforce its intellectual property rights. Please note this is not legal advice. Educents will not ever advise you in a legal matter. 

These policies should help foster the greatest amount of opportunity and creativity possible, while also preserving the integrity of our marketplace. If you have any questions or suggestions for us, please feel free to reach out to intellectualproperty@educents.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Reporting

If you would like to submit a notification of alleged infringement or counter a notice of copyright infringement submitted against you, please refer to the following information.

NOTICE AND TAKEDOWN PROCESS

Educents takes copyright and trademark infringement seriously and we will do our best to act as quick as possible. Note: Submitting a notice of infringement is serious, you are initiating a legal process. 

If you think that a seller on our site has violated your copyright or trademark, please read and submit the following information. 

  1. All infringement notices must be submitted by the copyright or trademark owner. Or it may be submitted by a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or trademark owner.  

  2. Submit your name, business name, mailing address, email and phone number to contact you on. Also, please include your website or blog url. 

  3. Provide the Educents URL to the product on our site that you believe has infringed upon your IP. Please include detailed information about how this seller is infringing on your IP. This can include screenshots, attachments and any other information you believe necessary to determine the IP violation. The more details you can provide, the better. 

  4. Please be clear in your email that you are filing a violation and you believe that the product is not authorized by the IP owner. Also, note that you are aware of the penalty of perjury and you believe the information provided is accurate. 

  5. Include an electronic or physical signature of the copyright or trademark holder (or the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or trademark owner).

  6. We will have an assigned Designated Agent work directly with your claim. Email intellectualproperty@educents.com or Mail: Educents Attn: Intellectual Property 369 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94108

Keep in mind — under Section 512(f) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, any person who knowingly misrepresents that content or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages, including attorney's fees.

Submit a DMCA counter notice

Have you received A Notice of Copyright Infringement from Educents and wish to dispute it? You many submit a Counter-notice. 

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides a method to dispute a notice of copyright infringement. 

If you have a good faith belief that a notice of infringement involved a misidentification or mistake, you may consider submitting a DMCA counter notice. Please note that filing a counter notice may have legal implications. If you have questions about whether filing a counter notice is appropriate, you may consider seeking advice from an expert such as an attorney. You may then submit a DMCA counter notice to: intellectualproperty@educents.com or Mail: Educents Attn: Intellectual Property 114 Linden Street Oakland, CA 94607

Educents adopted this intellectual property policy in accordance with industry best practices, general U.S. intellectual property laws, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

 

 

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