Intellectual Property Policy
As a venue for multi-vendors, BSSD takes
intellectual property rights very seriously. We comply with industry best
practices in order to maintain the integrity of our marketplace. This
Intellectual Property Policy explains how we address allegations of
infringement, how authorised parties can submit proper notices of infringement
regarding content on our marketplace, and how BSSD sellers can respond when
their listings are affected by a notice.
can read it here.
1. BSSD’s Role
BSSD is a marketplace comprised of individual third-party sellers
who run their own bricks-and-mortar shops, create their own policies, and are
responsible for their inventory, and complying with the law. We provide a
venue, but BSSD does not manufacture goods or hold inventory on behalf of our
sellers. The content uploaded on BSSD's marketplace is generated and provided
by independent sellers to BSSD who are not employees, agents, or
representatives of BSSD. Sellers are responsible for ensuring they have all
necessary rights to their content and that they are not infringing or violating
any third party’s rights by posting it.
BSSD reserves the right to remove any listing, or account that we
or our Prohibited Items Policy. BSSD also reserves the right to take action
BSSD can’t speak on behalf of intellectual property owners, nor is
BSSD in a position to offer legal advice or make legal determinations whether a
vendor’s content infringes someone else’s intellectual property. BSSD will
remove material cited for alleged intellectual property infringement when
provided with a proper notice.
2. Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement
BSSD strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of
intellectual property infringement by removing the allegedly infringing
material. When BSSD removes content or a listing in response to a notice, BSSD
makes a reasonable attempt to contact the affected member, provide information
about the notice and removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement,
provide information about how to submit a counter notice. BSSD may also provide
a copy of the infringement notice, including the name and email address of the
reporting party, to the affected member.
BSSD may request additional information before processing a
notice, such as identity verification of the reporting party or documentation
regarding the claimed right. BSSD may reject notices or counter notices that
contain information we believe is false, fraudulent, incomplete, or otherwise
submitted in bad faith. BSSD also reserves the right to take action against
abusers of this policy.
3. Counter Notice
BSSD accepts counter notices for copyright notices only. When we
receive a counter notice, we will provide a copy of the counter notice to the
original complaining party. The removed material may be replaced or access to
it may be restored 10 business days after the counter notice is processed,
unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the
allegedly infringing party and informs BSSD of this action.
4. Repeat Infringement
BSSD terminates selling privileges of members who are subject to
repeat or multiple notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate
right to terminate account privileges at any time, for any reason, and without
5. Notice Withdrawals
BSSD only accepts withdrawals of infringement notices directly
from the intellectual property owner or authorised representative who submitted
the claim. The withdrawal must clearly state that it is a formal withdrawal and
sufficiently identify the material (for example the BSSD listing URLs).
Once BSSD receives a formal withdrawal of a notice of
infringement, BSSD makes reasonable attempts to contact both parties involved
to confirm receipt from the party submitting the withdrawal and to inform the
member affected by the withdrawal. Please note that infringement matters are
reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and withdrawals do not guarantee changes to a