ShopsBuyLocals DMCA/Copyright Notice/Lawful Requests

ShopsBuyLocals takes intellectual property very seriously and we comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). It is our policy to investigate and respond to any claim that a listing posted on our App(s) infringes upon copyrighted or protected property. We will use reasonable measures to address claims of infringement and will comply with applicable laws. To notify ShopsBuyLocals of possible infringement, please flag the post first and follow up with an email “Attn: Copyright Infringement” to

Any notice of possible infringement should include:

(i) the signature of the copyright owner or an authorized agent;

(ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works are on a single site, a representative list of such works;

(iii) identification of the infringing material or activity (or the reference or link to such material) and information reasonably sufficient to permit the OSP to locate the material (or the reference or link);

(iv) contact information for the copyright owner or authorized agent;

(v) a statement that the person sending the notice 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; and

(vi) a statement that the information in the notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the person sending the notice is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

We will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to infringing material. We will also notify the user who originally uploaded the material that it has been removed and also that repeat violations could result in a permanent ban from the service.

The user will have an opportunity to dispute this claim if they believe that the listing was removed as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material. The user may submit a counter-notice requesting the listing be reinstated. To be considered, a user will have to provide the following information in response to our notice of removal:

(i) a physical or electronic signature of the user;

(ii) 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;

(iii) a statement under penalty of perjury that the user has 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;

(iv) the user’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

Following receipt of a compliant counter-notice, ShopsBuyLocals must restore access to the material after no less than ten and no more than fourteen business days, unless the original notice sender informs the service ShopsBuyLocals that it has filed a court action against the user.

Requests from Government Agencies and Law Enforcement

This information is in reference to government agencies and law enforcement requesting user records from ShopsBuyLocals.
In accordance with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policies, non-public information about our users is not released or shared without lawful due process such as a court order, search warrant, subpoena, or comparable legal process. Upon receiving such request, we will search and disclose data and information that is specified and that we are able to retrieve within reason. These sorts of requests should be accompanied by the following:

Agency name

The agency's official email address

Agent name and badge/ID number

Agent's official email address

Agent Phone number (+ extension, if applicable)

A verifiable physical return address

Case reference or identification number

Please note that acceptance of legal process via these channels is for convenience and does not waive any objections including, but not limited to, lack of jurisdiction, lack of verification of subpoena, or proper service.

For more information and to make such requests please contact:

ATTN: Law Enforcement