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last updated May 15, 2013
The Sites are intended for a general audience aged thirteen (13) years and older. If you are under the age of 13, you are prohibited from using the Sites.
Acceptance of Terms
In the event that any of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein conflict with the Additional Terms or other terms and guidelines contained within any particular section of the Sites or with any terms included with any product or service purchased from us, then these TOU shall control.
Ownership of Sites/Acceptance of TOU
The Sites are owned by Company. You agree to the following TOU in their entirety, when you: (a) access or use our Site; and/or (b) register as a member of the Sites ("Member"), which enables you to utilize a host of services made available to Members by and through the Site ("Member Services", as further described below).
Site Licenses and Access
The Company grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Sites but does not grant you the authority to download or modify any portion of the Company's proprietary information, Content found on the Sites, or the Sites themselves, unless you have obtained prior and express written consent from the Company. This license does not include any derivative use of the Sites or Content or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any materials located on the Sites, including, without limitation, any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Company, third parties, or Company affiliates without express written consent from the Company. (In the case of third parties, express written consent from the appropriate third party owner/licensee of any materials, including Content, is required). You may not use any Company tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing the Company's name or trademarks without the express written consent of the Company. Any unauthorized use terminates any permission or license granted by the Company. For purposes of clarity, these TOU and the license(s) granted to you hereunder expressly EXCLUDE the right to use any Content except as made available to you on the Sites. You may not copy or disseminate any Content or other materials from the Sites.
The Company grants you permission to create a link to the Sites only as follows: the Company grants to you a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive license to create a hyperlink to the home page of stagebloc.com, so long as the link does not portray the Company, Content, or the Company’s products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any Company logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without first obtaining express written permission from the Company. By using the Sites, you expressly agree that you shall respect the intellectual property rights of all third parties, the Company, and any others who may provide materials and/or other Content to the Sites. We only display licensed content obtained from third party provider(s) in their original form and as licensed, unless expressly otherwise permitted by the license. The information that we provide is for your personal, educational, and non-commercial use.
Description of the Accounts/Services/Subscription/Fees
By registering as a user ("User") by submitting your email and creating a password, you will have access to the Sites which will generally allow you to view and interact with Content. You will also be able to create an Account. By having an Account, you can create and upload Content, sell product, create your own site and a host of other benefits discussed further at the time you create your Account and become an account administrator ("Administrator").
There is no charge to become a User. You may also create an Account with limited access at no charge. As an Administrator, you will be prompted from time to time on how to upgrade your Account and the attendant pricing structures for doing so.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As an express condition of your use of the Sites, you agree, represent, and warrant that you will not use the Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these TOU. You may not use the Sites in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Sites or the network(s) connected to the Sites or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Sites. You may not use automated means of any kind to manipulate Company data, information or services. You may not use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, or similar technologies on the Sites or in connection with the Sites for any purpose. You may not obtain, or attempt to obtain, any materials or information from the Sites through any means not intentionally made available through the Sites. You may not decompile, dissemble, reverse engineer, copy, create derivative works or display any of the Sites’ or Company’s software code. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Sites, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Sites through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not upload, link to, post or transmit in any way connected to the Sites: content of an illegal nature (including content that violates third party intellectual property rights), pirated software (or software sites), content that facilitates hacking or "cracking"; content with the sole purpose of causing harm or inciting hate; or defamatory content.
Company expressly prohibits using the Sites in any way for: bullying; pre-texting (impersonation); or spamming (sending unsolicited messages or junk mail).
Company reserves the right, in its sole and exclusive discretion, to immediately suspend or terminate the account(s) of and/or any and all access to the Sites for any user of the Sites or Member who violates any of the above. You expressly understand and agree that violation of the above may result in termination of your access and/or account without refund of any fees.
Personal Non-Commercial Use Limitation
Except as expressly allowed herein or elsewhere on the Sites, the Sites are for your personal, educational, and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any Content, information, software, products, Services or User or Account Services obtained from the Sites. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Administrators may be able to make certain commercial uses of their own sites created through the Sites as further set forth at the time of registering their Accounts and/or upgrading their accounts.
Modification of the TOU
Company reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices concerning your use of the Sites without notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these TOU and the Additional Terms posted on the Sites. We will always post the date that the TOU and/or the Additional Terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Sites constitutes your continued agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
Termination of Access
The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or limit your access to any or all of the Sites, or any portion thereof, at any time without notice.
You must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to use the Sites or to submit any personal information to the Company. You must be at least eighteen (18) to make financial transactions through the Sites. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), you may not make financial transactions through the site without the permission of your parent(s) or legal guardian. As such, if you submit or attempt to submit any personal information to the Company, you affirmatively represent and warrant that you are at least thirteen (13) years of age. Further, if you transact or attempt to transact any business with the Company, you affirmatively represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age OR you have obtained parental consent to conduct such transactions.
You hereby agree to supervise usage by, and be responsible for the actions of, any minors who use your computer or mobile device and/or account(s) to ensure compliance herewith.
Material Provided to the Company
If you submit any materials, feedback, your original content, or other communications (collectively, “Submission") to the Sites or to the Company, you grant the Company and its designees and sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their businesses including, without limitation, the right to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission, and publish your name in connection with your Submission. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. The Company is under no obligation to post or use any Submission that you provide and the Company may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.
Copyrights and Trademarks
All of the materials and Content appearing on the Sites are either owned, licensed or sub-licensed (including, without limitation, through these TOU) to the Company and are used by the Company in accordance with the applicable licenses and laws. You may not copy, distribute, or otherwise disseminate any materials or Content (including any logos, images, or data), from the Sites unless you are the owner of said materials or content or have express written permission from the owner of said materials.
If you are a copyright owner and believe that any of the Content appearing on Sites infringes on your copyright, please click the following link for information on how to submit a claim of copyright infringement.
Member Account, Password, and Security
Certain users and affiliates of the Company may receive a password from the Company to access certain information on the Sites. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are solely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. The Company will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your account or password, either with or without your knowledge. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by the Company or a third party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use any account that is registered to another person at any time without the permission of the account holder and the Company.
Links to Third Party Websites
Any contact that you have with third parties (including advertisers) through the Sites or by your participation in promotions, including the delivery of and payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings or promotions are solely between you and that third party. The Company shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, AND PRODUCTS INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE SITES AND TO THE INFORMATION THEREIN. THE COMPANY AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE SITES AT ANY TIME.
THE COMPANY AND ITS SUPPLIERS DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, LACK OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITES FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE COMPANY AND ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED (OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED), OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OR CONDUCT OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER’S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, MADE BY YOU OR BY A THIRD PARTY. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT SENT USING AND/OR INCLUDED IN THE SITES BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITES, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES OR RELATED SERVICES, WITH THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE COMPANY OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES AND/OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THIS EVENT, THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY TO YOU WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO THE COMPANY TO ACCESS THE SITES IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCRUAL OF A CLAIM BY YOU AGAINST THE COMPANY. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITES, OR WITH ANY PART OF THESE TOU, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITES.
THE LIMITATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND COMPANY. ACCESS TO THE SITES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO YOU WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Company and its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party due to, or arising out of, your use of the Sites and/or any information (text or graphical), software, or products obtained through the Sites and/or from Company.
Applicable Law/Agreement to Arbitrate
The Parties agree that all services provided by Company shall be deemed solely based in Illinois.
The Parties agree that all disputes against Company and any disputes that may arise out of these TOU or out of each Party’s relationship to with the other, including but not limited to disputes as to these TOU; the Sites license; Sites access restriction and/or termination; Company's trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trade dress and other intellectual property rights; member accounts; privacy; Services, Content, Member Services, and disclaimer of warranties (collectively, "Claims") shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A. without regard to choice of law principles.
The Parties both expressly agree that any and all Claims shall be submitted for final and binding resolution through binding Arbitration. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement to Arbitrate.
The arbitrator, and not any court, federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any Claim, including any Claim arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Agreement to Arbitrate, any part of it, or of these TOU including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of the Agreement to Arbitrate or User Agreement is void or voidable.
The Parties agree that any and all disputes that may arise out of these TOU or out of each Party's relationship to with the other shall be submitted to the American Arbitration Association's ("AAA") Chicago, Illinois office, pursuant to their procedures (including filing and notification procedures). The award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and binding and may be entered in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and you irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in AAA and such courts (except that nothing herein shall prevent either Party from initiating a small claims court action).
Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief
THE PARTIES AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.
Judicial Forum for Legal Disputes
Unless the Parties agree otherwise, in the event that the Agreement to Arbitrate above is found not to apply to either Party or to a particular claim or dispute, either as a result or a decision by the arbitrator or a court order, the Parties agree that any Claim must be resolved exclusively in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and you irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
If any part of these TOU are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, without limitation, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by the valid and enforceable provision that is the closest match to the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these TOU shall remain in effect.
No waiver of any of the terms of these TOU will be valid unless in writing and designated as such. No failure or delay in enforcing a Party's rights shall be construed as a waiver.
It is the express will of the Parties that these TOU, and all related documents, be prepared in English. In the event that these TOU is translated into another language or otherwise reprinted, this English language version of these TOU (as amended) shall govern if any inconsistencies from such translation arise.
Unless otherwise specified herein or in a writing executed by the Parties, these TOU constitute the entire agreement between you (the user) and the Company with respect to the use of the Sites. These TOU supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and the Company with respect to the Sites.
Errors, Omissions, and Changes
While the Company makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the materials and Content presented, these TOU explicitly warns you that this service may include typographical errors and/or technical inaccuracies. The Company reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes to these TOU and/or to the products and services described on the Sites at any time.
Company takes reasonable and industry standard measures to protect information transmitted via the Internet. However, please remember that transmissions on the Internet are not always confidential. If you are transmitting confidential information, you are doing so at your own risk.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Company's customer service department.
Company expressly reserves any rights not explicitly granted in these Terms and Conditions.
last updated May 7, 2013
The Sites are intended for a general audience aged thirteen (13) years and older. If you are under the age of 13, you are prohibited from using the Sites.
Information We Collect
Information You Provide Directly to Us: You may be asked to directly provide the Company with certain categories of personal information/PII (e.g., name, gender, geographic location, e-mail address, etc.). We reserve the right to collect this statistical information through, without limitation, account registration forms, e-mail newsletter sign-ups, and information that you provide to us directly via the Sites and mobile applications. Statistical information is the type of personal information, provided directly or indirectly, that may be collected from you at any time when you are in contact with the Sites or mobile applications. We do not collect your credit card information unless you make a purchase through the Sites or mobile applications.
Information We May Collect During Your Visit to The Sites or Mobile Applications: When you contact the Sites or mobile applications, the Company and its third party service providers may also collect your usage information. This usage information may be collected through automated or passive means and may include a variety of technologies that collect information whenever you come into contact with the Sites or mobile applications. For example, these technologies record and collect your browser information, the "click-through URL" that linked you to the Sites or mobile applications, your usage information about pages and/or features that you visited, the date and time of your contact, and other similar information. We may also collect your internet protocol ("IP") address or other automatically assigned identifiers that allow us to identify the device or mechanism through which you contact the Sites or mobile applications. We treat device and mechanism identifiers, as well as your usage information, to be the type of personal information that may be collected from you at any time when you are in contact with the Sites or mobile applications. We may also use this personal information in order to remember you and your preferences. We do not link aggregate data with PII.
How We Collect Your Personal Information: During your visit to the Sites or mobile applications, we may use the following technologies, without limitation, to collect your personal information: (1) cookies; (2) Flash cookies; (3) small graphic images or web beacons; (4) embedded script; and (5) similar technologies. Cookies are data files placed on the device that is used to access a website. A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a device via a third party plug-in (which may be built into your device or downloaded to your device). Small graphic images or web beacons, other web programming code that may be invisible to you, may be included on the Sites, mobile applications, and in Company e-mail messages. Web beacons may be used to count the number of users accessing the Sites and mobile applications, monitor how users navigate our websites and mobile applications, and count the number of e-mails that were sent and actually opened or the number of particular articles or links that were actually viewed. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Sites or mobile applications (e.g., a link that you click on). This code is downloaded onto the devise that you use to access the Sites and mobile applications from our web server or a third party service provider. This code may remain active after the conclusion of your session for purposes of facilitating future visits and providing you with information that may be of interest to you. Most web browsers allow you to "block" cookies and such tracking. To do so, please consult your web browser's user guide. If you choose to disable this technology, certain features of the Sites may not function effectively and you may be excluded from receiving information that we feel may be of interest to you.
b. If you send a third party a communication from the Sites or mobile applications, such as sending a friend a news article or information about a job opening, we may use this information on a one-time basis to facilitate the communication. We will not use it for any other marketing purpose, unless we obtain consent from that third party.
How We Use Your Personal Information
Information We May Share
We may use third party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of the Company, such as hosting the Sites and mobile applications, designing and/or operating website features, tracking website analytics, enabling you to purchase any goods and/or services, and allowing us to send you e-mail newsletters or perform other administrative services. We may provide third parties with access to your information, including your personal information, to carry out the services that these parties are performing for you or for us.
Access to certain areas of the Sites and mobile applications may be provided to you in association with third parties and may require you to disclose personal information in order to register for and access products and/or services. Such co-branded areas will identify the third party associates. If you elect to register for products and/or services at co-branded areas, you may be providing your information to both us and the third party associates. Further, if you sign-in to a co-branded area with a username and password obtained on the Sites and mobile applications, your personal information may be disclosed to the identified third party associates for that co-branded area and will be subject to the third party associates' privacy policies.
Business Transfer: We may share your personal information with our subsidiaries and affiliates for internal purposes. We also reserve the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Sites and mobile applications, including, without limitation, your personal, demographic, and usage information for the following purposes: (1) to a subsequent owner, co-owner, or operator of the Sites and mobile applications or an applicable database, or (2) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions (collectively, "Promotions"): We may offer Promotions through the Sites and mobile applications that require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions, or official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including (except where prohibited by law) allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion's official rules.
Information We May Share
We may use and publish your name, voice or likeness, or other personal information that is part (or the whole) of your UGC for marketing, promotional activities, publicity, and advertising purposes.
Information We May Share
Protection of Your Personal Information: The Company employs at least reasonable industry standard efforts to encrypt and protect the personal information that you share when you contact the Sites or mobile applications. However, note that it is not possible to secure all transmissions made over the internet or through other content/information sharing devices. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT WE CAN GUARANTY THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU TRANSMIT TO US WHEN YOU USE THE SITES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS. YOU PROVIDE SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK. In the event of a data or security breach that may compromise your personal information, the Company will make commercially reasonable efforts to notify you and/or the requisite governmental or other regulatory agency promptly and as required by law.
Children Under the Age of 13: The Sites and mobile applications are intended for the general audience over the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under the age of 13 we will promptly and actively take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
Your Ability to Review your personal information and Request Changes
To change the types of communication that you receive from the Company or how you receive such communications, simply cancel or modify your communication preferences by following the instructions in the e-mail or communication that you received or by logging into your account with any of the Company Sites or mobile applications and changing your communication preferences.
If You are Outside of the United States
The Sites and mobile applications are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that the information we collect will be transferred, stored, and processed in the United States. When you contact the Sites and mobile applications, you are automatically consenting to our standard practice of processing, storing, and transferring your personal information within the United States. Note that data protection and privacy laws are different in every country. You are responsible for learning the data protection and online privacy laws of your own country.
Copyright Claims Policy
last updated April 19, 2013
DMCA / Copyright Claims Policy
StageBloc, Inc. ("StageBloc") respects others' intellectual property rights and adheres to the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). This policy applies to the website www.stagebloc.com and such other mobile applications and websites as may be owned and/or operated by StageBloc (collectively, the "Sites"), however accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise. If you believe that material(s) on the Sites violate your intellectual property rights, please follow the guidelines and procedures below to provide StageBloc with appropriate notice. StageBloc responds to written notices alleging infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. StageBloc will remove allegedly infringing material from the Sites upon receipt of a valid DMCA notice as required by the DMCA and will provide the allegedly infringing party with a copy of the DMCA notice alleging infringement. If the party who posted the allegedly infringing information files a valid counter notification, the materials will be reposted unless you file a claim for relief as further set forth in the DMCA. Click here for more information
All notices must be provided to StageBloc's DMCA Agent in hard copy (e.g., U.S. mail, e-mail, or facsimile). StageBloc does not accept notices or counter-notifications under the DMCA submitted by telephone or electronically via StageBloc websites or mobile applications. You may wish to consult with legal counsel to assist you with assessing your claim(s) and understanding your rights and liabilities, including, without limitation, your potential liability for filing a false claim.
Drafting Your Notice of Allegedly Infringing Material ("DMCA Notice")
If you believe that material appearing on the Sites violates your intellectual property rights, you must file a DMCA Notice. In order to file a DMCA Notice, you must provide written notice to the DMCA agent (via U.S. mail, e-mail, or facsimile to StageBloc contact listed below) that substantially complies with the DMCA and contains the following:
1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
2. Identification of the material you claimed to be infringing, or the material that will be the subject of infringing activity, that you believe should be removed (or access to such material disabled), and information that is reasonably sufficient to allow StageBloc to locate such material;
3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit StageBloc to contact you, such as mailing address, telephone number, and/or an e-mail address;
4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that StageBloc's alleged use of the material at issue is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or an applicable law;
5. A statement that the information contained in your DMCA Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that has allegedly been infringed; and
6. Your physical or electronic signature (e.g., “/s/ [print name]”), or the physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that has allegedly been infringed.
Sending Your DMCA Notice:
If by U.S. mail, send your DMCA Notice to:
StageBloc DMCA Agent, Charles Gardner
c/o Much Shelsit, PC
191 N. Wacker Dr., 18th Floor
Chicago, IL 60660
If by e-mail, send your DMCA Notice to:
StageBloc DMCA Agent, Charles Gardner
If by facsimile, send your DMCA Notice to:
StageBloc DMCA Agent, Charles Gardner
If you have posted material on the Sites that has been removed as a result of the DMCA Notice that you sent to the StageBloc DMCA Agent, you may file a counter-notification by providing an additional written notice to the StageBloc DMCA Agent in the exact same manner as required by the DMCA Notice. In order to file your counter-notification, you must provide additional written notice to the DMCA agent (via U.S. mail, e-mail, or facsimile to StageBloc contact listed above) that substantially complies with the DMCA and contains the following:
1. Identification of the material that has been removed (or access to such material disabled) and the location on the Sites where the material appeared prior to your DMCA Notice;
2. Your statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed (or access disabled) as a result of your mistake or misidentification of the material that was removed (or access disabled);
3. Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and a written statement acknowledging your consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which you reside, or if you reside outside of the United States to the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and that you will accept service of process from the person (whether individually or on behalf of a rights holder) who provided the DMCA Notice of allegedly infringing material to which your counter-notification responds; and
4. Your physical or electronic signature.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
For the full text of the DMCA, click here. Should you have any questions or concerns about the use of trademarks or allegations of infringement of your rights, please contact the StageBloc DMCA Agent at DMCA@muchshelist.com.