Copyright Infringement Policy
HostGator takes intellectual property rights very seriously and it is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This Copyright Infringement Policy describes the information that should be present in these notices. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to us as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to verify.
To file a take-down notice with us, you must provide a signed written communication by email, fax or regular mail, that includes your full contact information and sets forth the items specified below.
- Your name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number (if any) and email address;
- Sufficient information to enable us to identify the allegedly infringing material and its online location (e.g., URL where the allegedly infringing material is found);
- A statement that you require HostGator to remove or disable access to the material;
- A statement that you, in good faith, believe that the material infringes your copyright;
- A statement that the information in the take-down notice is accurate;
- A statement that you are the copyright owner or exclusive licensee or that you are authorised to act on behalf of such owner or exclusive licensee;
- A statement that you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts in Singapore;
- Your signature;
- Please send the written and signed notification to the following address:
Unit No.501, Nesco IT Park, Nesco Complex,
Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East),
OR email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that material is infringing your copyright. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.
HostGator may respond to take-down notices by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material and/or by terminating services. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that the owner or administrator may make a counter notification.
HostGator may document notices of alleged infringement it receives and/or on which we action is taken. As with all legal notices, a copy of the notice may be made available to the public and sent to one or more third parties who may make it available to the public.
Upon receipt of notice from HostGator that a claim of infringement has been made and/or that the material has been removed or that access to it has been disabled, the User may provide a counter notice.
To be effective, a counter-notice must include ALL of the following information:
- Name, mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number (if any) and email address of the respondent;
- Information to enable HostGator to identify the material removed or to which access was disabled including the online location before such material was removed or disabled;
- a statement that the respondent, in good faith, believes that the material was removed or access was disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification or that the material does not infringe the Complainant’s copyright;
- a statement that the information in the counter-notice is accurate; and
- agreement that the User submits to the jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.
Upon receiving a proper counter-notice, HostGator will take reasonable steps to restore the material in 10-14 business days unless the copyright owner commences court proceedings to prevent the restoration of the material and HostGator is informed of such proceedings.
Last Updated on [19/10/2016]