Intellectual Property Claims

Reporting Claims Of Copyright Infringement


Gigred relies on user-generated content (UGC) provided by its users. The platform does not pre-screen uploaded or created content for copyright or other rights violations. If you believe any content infringes upon your copyright or related exclusive rights, please follow the process outlined below. Gigred investigates reported violations and removes or disables content found to infringe on third-party rights.

To allow us to review your report promptly and effectively, a copyright infringement notice (“Notice”) should include the following:

  • Identification of your copyrighted work and what is protected under the copyright(s) that you are referring to.
  • Your copyright certificate(s)/designation(s) and the type, e.g., registered or unregistered.
  • Proof of your copyright ownership, such as the registration number or a copy of the registration certificate.
  • A short description of how our user(s) allegedly infringe(s) your copyright(s).
  • Clear reference to the materials you allege are infringing and which you request to be removed, for example, the Gig or Job URL, a link to the deliverable provided to a user, etc.
  • Your complete name, address, email address, and telephone number.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or the owner of an exclusive right that is being infringed or are authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner or the owner of an exclusive right that is being infringed.
  • Your electronic or physical signature.


You can submit the Notice electronically to dmca@gigred.com.

Please note that we will inform the user accused of infringing your copyright about the Notice and allow them to respond. If sufficient proof of infringement is provided, we may remove or suspend the reported materials before receiving the user’s response. If the accused user submits a valid counter-notification indicating they have the right to post the disputed material, we may notify you and restore the removed or disabled material. In all cases, we will act by applicable laws.

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of  the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.

If you knowingly and materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website infringes your copyright, you could be held liable for damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees.

Counter-Notification Procedures


If you believe that the material you posted on the site was mistakenly removed or disabled, you may file a counter-notification (a “Counter-Notice”) by submitting a written notice to our DMCA / Copyright Claims agent (listed above). According to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include the following information:

  • Your physical or electronic signature.
  • An identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access disabled.
  • Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
  • A statement under penalty of perjury by you that you have a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled due to a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  • A statement that you will consent to the jurisdiction of the Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or if you reside outside India for any judicial district in which the Website may be found) and that you will accept service from the person (or an agent of that person) who provided the Website with the complaint at issue.


The DMCA permits us to restore the removed content if the party who filed the original DMCA Notice does not initiate a court action against you within ten business days of receiving your Counter-Notice. Please note that if you knowingly and materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website was mistakenly removed or disabled, you could be liable for damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees.

Trademark Infringement


Gigred relies on user-generated content (UGC) provided by its users. The platform does not pre-screen uploaded or created content for trademark or other rights violations. If you believe any content infringes on your trademark, please follow the process outlined below. Gigred investigates reported violations and removes or disables content found to be infringing on third-party trademark rights.

To allow us to review your report promptly and effectively, a trademark infringement notice (“TM Notice“) should include the following:

  • Identification of your trademark and the goods/services for which you claim trademark rights.
  • Your trademark registration certificate and a printout from the pertinent country’s trademark office records show the current status and title of the registration. Alternatively, a statement that your mark is unregistered and a court ruling confirm your rights.
  • A short description of how our user(s) allegedly infringe(s) your trademark(s).
  • Clear reference to the materials you allege are infringing and which you request to be removed, for example, the Gig or Job URL, a link to the deliverable provided to a user, etc.
  • Your complete name, address, email address, and telephone number.


You can submit the Notice electronically to dmca@gigred.com.

Please note that we will inform the user accused of infringing your trademark about the TM Notice and allow them to respond. If sufficient proof of infringement is provided, we may remove or suspend the reported materials before receiving the user’s response. If the accused user provides information showing they can post the allegedly infringing material, we may notify you and restore the removed or disabled material. In all cases, we will act by applicable law.

Repeat Infringers


It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.

 

The original language of this Intellectual Property Claims Policy is English. Any third-party translations are provided for convenience only. If there is any conflict between the original English version and a translation, the English version will take precedence.