Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
This website and the HOA Database, including all text, HTML scripts and images are copyrighted and owned, or used under license by Slachter Consulting, Inc. (“CDS”).

No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, or transmitted by e-mail, or used in any other fashion without the express prior written permission of CDS.

This excludes the temporary downloading of particular pages of this website or the HOA database for use in a subscriber's regular course of business. However, mass downloading of multiple pages of this website or the HOA Database will be considered copyright violations.

CDS is committed to compliance with copyright law and expects all of its visitors and subscribers to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) provides recourse for owners of copyrighted material who believe that their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed by means of the Internet. Under the DMCA, copyright owners may notify the designated agent of an Internet service provider about any alleged infringement of their protected works, as appearing on web pages controlled or operated by the service provider.

Upon receipt of a properly delivered notification satisfying the requirements of the DMCA, CDS will take down the allegedly infringing material or disable access to it. If the subscriber who posted the content believes in good faith that the take down or disabling was improper under the DMCA, the subscriber may submit a counter-notification to CDS. If the counter-notification is presented in accordance with the requirements of the DMCA, CDS will post the disputed content again or re-enable access to it. In all events, CDS will not be a party to any dispute between third parties over alleged copyright infringement and will not seek to make an independent determination as to the validity of any claim that it is the subject of any DMCA notification.

CDS is providing the following information to you for informational purposes only. This information should not be construed as legal advice. If you believe that your rights have been violated and to help you understand your legal rights, CDS urges you to seek legal advice.

Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement

If you believe that content on a web page hosted by or otherwise made available via CDS is violating your rights under U.S. copyright law, you may send your DMCA notice to CDS in the manner described below.

By Mail: David Slachter, President
Slachter Consulting, Inc.
7027 West Broward Boulevard, #167
Plantation, Florida 33317
By E-Mail: david@slachterconsulting.com

For your notification to be considered under the DMCA, it must contain all of 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 being 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 those works.
  • 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 to which access is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit CDS to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit CDS to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an e-mail address.
  • 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 applicable 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.
For more details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3). You should be aware that under the DMCA, making a misrepresentation in a DMCA notification concerning copyright infringement may make the notifying party liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, any copyright owner, the copyright owner’s authorized licensee or CDS.

Counter-Notification

If your content has been removed or access to your content has been disabled as a result of a notice of copyright infringement, you may file a counter-notification with CDS’ designated agent. Your counter-notification must contain all of the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location where 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 the federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located (or, if your address is outside of the United States, a statement that you so consent as to any judicial district in which CDS may be found), and that you will accept service of process from the person, or agent of the person, who provided the notification.

If CDS receives a valid counter-notification, in accordance with the DMCA, CDS will restore the removed material or re-enable access to it within ten working days following receipt of the counter-notification.

You should be aware that, under the DMCA, making a misrepresentation in a DMCA counter-notification concerning copyright infringement may make the notifying party liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by any copyright owner, the copyright owner’s authorized licensee or CDS.

In addition to the rights and procedures set forth in the DMCA, under the CDS Acceptable Use Policy, CDS reserves the right to terminate or suspend the accounts of its subscribers known to CDS to be repeat infringers of copyright.

Effective May 1, 2016