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INTERACTIVE AREAS AND CODE OF ACCEPTABLE CONDUCT
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NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to our Designated Agent. See our Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims.
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Any unauthorized access, modification or change of any information, or any interference with the availability of or access to this website is strictly prohibited. American Culinary reserves all legal rights and remedies available to it and this disclaimer shall in no way be deemed a limitation or waiver of any other rights American Culinary may have.
Unless otherwise indicated, all material on this site © 2000 American Culinary Corporation Inc.
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PROCEDURE FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS
Notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:
Service Provider(s): American Culinary Corporation Inc.
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Peter A. Pike, President
Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should Be Sent: 2903 Cricket Lane Willoughby Hills, OH 44092
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: (440) 944-7453
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: (440) 944-3278
E-mail Address of Designated Agent: email@example.com
To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- 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;
- 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 the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has 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;
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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Questions about these terms and conditions may be directed to:
American Culinary Corporation Inc.
Attention: Peter A. Pike, President
2903 Cricket Lane
Willoughby Hills, OH 44092
Questions about our products should not be directed to this address and will not be replied to.