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non-compliance with, the foregoing. User may be held legally responsible for
any copyright infringement that is caused or encouraged by User's failure to
abide by the terms set forth herein.
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Notice and Takedown Procedure
It is our policy to expeditiously respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This page describes the information that should be present in these notices. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to AALAS as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the DMCA (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site), but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.
It is expected that all users of any part of the AALAS site will comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if AALAS receives proper notification of claimed copyright infringement, our response to these notices will include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers, regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under United States law or the laws of another jurisdiction.
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 they may make a counter notification pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act.
AALAS Designated Agent to receive notification of alleged infringement under the DMCA is:
Assoc. Exec. Dir.
9190 Crestwyn Hills Dr
Memphis, TN 38125
Upon receipt of proper notification of claimed infringement, AALAS will follow the procedures outlined herein and in the DMCA.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide AALAS's Registered Agent (listed above) the following information in a written communication (preferably via email):
1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit AALAS to locate the material;
3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit AALAS to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
4. The following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law";
5. The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed"; and
6. A physical or electronic signature of the owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed
Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that material is infringing your copyrights. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.
A provider of content subject to a claim of infringement may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. To file a counter notification with us, please provide AALAS's Registered Agent (listed above) the following information in a written communication (preferably via email):
1. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
2. Your name, address, and telephone number;
3. The following statement: "I consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the [insert the federal judicial district in which your address is located]";
4. The following statement: "I will accept service of process from [insert the name of the person who submitted the infringement notification] or his/her agent";
5. The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the affected material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled"; and
6. Your signature, in physical or electronic form.
Upon receipt of such counter notification, AALAS will promptly provide the person who provided the original infringement notification with a copy of the counter notification, and inform that person that AALAS will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days. AALAS will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless our Designated Agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the original infringement notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on our system or network.
In accordance with Section 512(i)(1)(a) of the DMCA, AALAS will, in appropriate circumstances, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.
Accommodation of Standard Technical Measures
It is AALAS's policy to accommodate and not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to identify or protect copyrighted works that AALAS determines are reasonable under the circumstances.
This agreement is governed by Tennessee law and any action arising from the agreement will be brought in Shelby County. AALAS requires that you waive your right to trial by jury.
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AALAS’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.
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other documentation found on this web site.
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assumes the risk that the information and documentation contained on this web
site may be offensive, inaccurate, and/or incomplete, and/or may not meet the
needs and requirements of the User. The entire risk as to use of this web site
is assumed by the User.
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prohibited. AALAS, its agents and its representatives shall not be responsible
for any claims, actions, or damages which may arise on account of the
unauthorized alteration of this web site.
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this web site, individually and collectively, are provided for educational and
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questions pertaining to their respective products and services, as well as any
requests for product and service updates. You are solely responsible for the
selection of any vendors, including their products and services. The vendors
identified herein are not agents or representatives of AALAS and are not
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with regard to the vendors, their respective product or services, or the
compatibility of such products or services with any of AALAS's products or
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comments, suggestions or the like regarding the content of any AALAS web page
or publication, any such response shall be deemed not to be confidential and
AALAS shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the response to
others without limitation. Users agree that AALAS shall be free to use any
ideas, concepts or techniques contained in such correspondence for any purpose
whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and
marketing products incorporating such ideas, concepts or techniques.
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every effort to process such requests in a timely manner, but cannot guarantee
that access will be made available within a specified time following the
request. AALAS is not responsible for members' inability to access member-only
areas due to delays in processing. AALAS is not responsible for any delay due
to technical problems at AALAS, at the members' internet service provider, or
at any point on the Internet.
Persons who have received a username and password and whose membership then
lapses, are not entitled to member-only area access. AALAS reserves the right
to terminate, without advance notice, such persons' access to the member-only
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web site or has obtained the permission of the owner of the intellectual
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AALAS grants to you a limited license to display on your computer, print,
download and use the underlying HTML, text, audio clips, video clips and other
content that is made available to you on our web site, for non-commercial,
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any such content, and (b) you include with and display on each copy of such
content the associated copyright notice and this limited license.
No other use is permitted. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, you
may not: (a) make any commercial use of such content; (b) include such content
in or with any product that you create or distribute; or (c) copy such content
onto your or any other person's web site.
Notwithstanding the above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as
conferring any right under any copyright of AALAS or any other person who owns
the copyright in content provided on our web site.
AALAS logos and trademarks may be used publicly with permission only from AALAS.
Fair use of AALAS logos or trademarks in advertising and promotion requires
proper acknowledgement. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for permission.
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Users of this site are granted permission to use such material for private,
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Neither the AALAS Board of Trustees, the AALAS staff, nor any contributor to
this web site is responsible for suitability for intended use of any materials.
All parties submitting materials to AALAS represent and warrant that the
submission, installation, copying, distribution, and use of such materials in
connection with the AALAS web site.
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or damage to such materials as a result of the installation or maintenance on
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