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Copyright and Trademark NoticesAll contents of this Web site are: Copyright (c) 2012 IAC Search & Media All rights reserved. The IAC Search & Media Marks that appear throughout the Ask web sites belong to IAC Search & Media and are protected by U.S. and international trademark laws. Ask, Ask.com and the "ask" button are registered trademarks of IAC Search & Media. The Ask logo, the stylized "Ask" logo, Ask for Kids, Ask Shopping Guide, Branded Animation, Sponsored Listings, Keyword Network, Direct Hit, Direct Hit Search, Popularity Engine, Popularity Ranking Engine, Popularity Search Engine, Personalized Search, Personalized Search Engine, Personalized Results, Analytics, and other Ask logos and product and service names are service marks or trademarks of IAC Search & Media. (the "IAC Search & Media Marks").
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The images referenced, made accessible or made available to you on these pages or by means of the Ask Image Search engine are protected by the copyright and trademark laws of the United States and other countries. Although you are permitted to locate and access the images through our search engine, you may need to obtain authorization of the owner of such materials before using them for any purpose other than viewing on the web. For authorizations to use an image, please contact the image owner as indicated on the source site, not Ask. Ask.com cannot guarantee that an Ask search will not locate unintended or objectionable content and Ask accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of any site included in any search results or otherwise linked to by the Ask services, or for your use of such content.
Copyrights and Copyright AgentAsk.com asks our users to respect the intellectual property of others. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. sec. 512 ("the DMCA"), Ask has designated an agent to receive Notifications of Claimed Copyright Infringement on its site, who can be reached as follows:
If you believe in good faith that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Ask.com's copyright agent the following:
Pursuant to the DMCA, once we receive a properly prepared Notification asserting copyright infringement, we will de-link the allegedly infringing site until we receive a properly prepared Counter-Notification. Even after we de-link an allegedly infringing site, it is possible that the site will reappear once a further search is run, due to the technology that many search engines employ in conducting searches for our users. Therefore, a more effective way to remove allegedly infringing material is by filing a Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement with the Internet service provider that hosts the website.
If a Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement has been filed with us against you, Ask will advise you of that fact. If you would like to file a Counter-Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement, we will provide you with a mail-in form that accompanies our letter to you advising you of the claimed infringement.
You may want to seek independent legal counsel before filing a notification or counter-notification.
Ask.com is not a publisher of the advertisements provided or produced by advertisers and simply facilitates the placement of such advertisement using its proprietary technology. Therefore Ask cannot arbitrate disputes between advertisers and trademark owners.
However, since Ask is mindful of the intellectual property rights of others, we are willing to briefly investigate good faith claims by trademark owners which may be brought to our attention through our Trademark Claim Page. If we determine that a protected trademark is used in the content of an advertisement served by Ask.com, we will request that the advertiser remove the allegedly infringing content or we will remove the advertisement.
Any investigation by Ask will be limited to claims concerning ads served by Ask.com. Ask will not investigate nor will respond to trademark claims with respect to listings or websites that appear in Ask.com's non-paid search results, i.e., in the Web Results, Narrow Your Search, Expand Your Search, or Related Names Sections of Ask.com. For any such claims, please contact the owner of the relevant web-sites.
We also encourage trademark owners to make their claims directly with the owners of the allegedly infringing web-sites or advertisements, or the Internet service provider that hosts such websites. This is a much more effective way to resolve trademark claims, particularly because advertisers may have similar advertisements on other sites.