Startpins ("Startpins") respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. It is Startpins’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.
Startpins adheres to the robots.txt standard that is used by major search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo to allow website owners to prevent images from their websites from being pinned on Startpins.
See example below. For details see the Wikipedia article.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Startpins will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Startpins website (the "Site") that are reported to Startpins’s Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to Startpins’s Designated Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, Startpins will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Site. DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement ("Notice")
Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to Startpins’s Designated Copyright Agent:
Startpins Copyright Agent
We offer a simple method to report pins to us which will be examined for potential violations of our ToS.
Click here to open the report interface.
You can apply via email for a special account which gives you an immediate takedown feature.
If you receive a notification that a Pin has been removed due a copyright complaint, it means that the Pin’s content has been deleted from Startpins at the request of the content’s owner. If your account receives too many copyright complaints, you may lose the ability to Pin new content on Startpins, and your account may be disabled completely.
If you believe a Pin was removed in error, you have the option to file a counter-notice by following the steps below. When we receive a valid counter-notice, we will forward a copy to the person who filed the original complaint. If we do not receive notice within 10 business days that the submitter of the original complaint is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the content at issue, we will remove the complaint from your account’s record, and we may replace the content that was removed.
Note: There are legal and financial consequences for fraudulent and/or bad faith submissions. Before submitting a counter-notice, be sure that you are the actual rights holder of the removed content or that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed in error, and understand the repercussions of submitting a false claim.
Why are you reporting this pin?
Please specify a reason for reporting this pin: