Copyright Policy

Allstate Community Copyright Policy

Allstate Insurance Company, its officers, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, representatives and agents acting on behalf of Allstate (collectively referred to herein as “We”, “Us” and “Allstate”) respect others’ intellectual property rights, and request that the users of the Allstate Community do the same.  In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) at 17 U.S.C. § 512 et seq., Allstate does not interfere with standard technical measures identifying and/or protecting copyrighted works, and reserves the right to terminate any user account who is a repeat infringer of others’ copyrights.

DMCA Notices:  It is Allstate’s policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement according to the DMCA.  Regardless of whether or not Allstate believes that it is liable for any copyright infringement for which we are provided notice, our response may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscriber access to the site, at our sole discretion and operating within the parameters of the DMCA as discussed below.

If you believe there is content on the site that infringes your copyright, you may submit a DMCA Notification of alleged copyright infringement by emailing the DMCA Notification to

GHC-DMCA@goodhandscommunity.org

 or by mailing the notice to:

Allstate Social Networking
ATTN:  Community Manager
2775 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL  60062

 

Any such DMCA Notification must include the following:

  • 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.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is requested to be removed or access to which is requested to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Allstate to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit Allstate to contact you (i.e., the complaining party), such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
  • A statement that you 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.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Upon receiving a DMCA Notification in compliance with the above, Allstate will act to expeditiously remove, or disable access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.  If we remove or disable access in response to a DMCA Notification, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected content so that they can submit a DMCA Counter-Notification, if applicable.  We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act, and provide copies of notices of alleged infringement to third parties, at our discretion.

If your content has been removed by us in response to our receipt of a DMCA Notification as outlined above, and you believe the removal was inappropriate, you may submit a DMCA Counter-Notification by emailing the DMCA Counter-Notification to

 

GHC-DMCA@goodhandscommunity.org

 

or by mailing the notice to

Allstate Social Networking
ATTN:  Community Manager
2775 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL  60062

Any such DMCA Counter-Notification must include the following:

  • 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.
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  • Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district for which jurisdiction for Allstate would be appropriate, and that you will accept service of process from the person who submitted the DMCA notification or an agent of such person.
  • A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.

Upon receiving a DMCA Counter-Notification in compliance with the above, Allstate will reasonably act to notify the person who provided the initial DMCA Notification with a copy of the DMCA Counter-Notification, and inform that person that Allstate will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it after 10 business days and no later than 14 business days.  At such time, Allstate will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to the removed material, unless we first receive notice from the person who submitted the initial DMCA Notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Allstate Community Web Site.