This site accepts user-generated written works including all related material from third party sources which can sometimes include copyrighted images, videos, written content and so forth.
Third party, user-generated content is not within TopDogTips.com’s control.
We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with the Service for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others, and it is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Top Dog Tips.
Whenever that is possible, TopDogTips.com will make the effort to only use materials that are within the legal rights to use as well as materials that are protected under the Fair Use law and Creative Commons legal code.
If you believe that the material available on our site infringes on your copyright(s), please first notify us by email to communicate the issue you’ve seen on the site. We take all copyright claims very seriously and your query will be dealt with in a matter of utmost importance. If you wish to make this matter more official and legal, you can also opt-in for sending us an official DMCA notice. Upon receipt of a valid and complete notice, we will remove the material and make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material by email, letting them know that the article they have submitted to TopDogTips.com has been altered and the material has infringed on the copyright(s).
Please note that we are unable to process DMCA notices that refer to sites hosted on third party servers, nor can we guarantee a 100% foolproof system for avoiding publishing copyrighted material due to the heavy involvement of third parties and independent authors/publishers on TopDogTips.com.
This website is a publishing platform where pet bloggers often use copyrighted materials in commentary or journalism all while trying to stay within confines of the law. As such, before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use. If you are not sure whether material located on a TopDogTips.com site infringes your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.
Please be advised that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing.
Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third parties such as ChillingEffects.org. A note will also be placed on the site in question detailing the name of the copyright holder who submitted the takedown notice.