Petco Copyright and DMCA Policy
The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") provides recourse to copyright owners who believe that their rights under the United States Copyright Act have been infringed by acts of third parties over the Internet.
If you believe that any content on this Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, please send a written notification (by fax, mail, or email) to:
Petco Law Department
10850 Via Frontera
San Diego, CA 92127
Under the DMCA, to be effective the notification must include substantially the following information:
Please note that you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorney's fees, if you materially misrepresent that content on the Site is copyright infringing.
Upon receiving a proper notification of alleged copyright infringement, we will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material. If the material was posted to our Site by another user, we will promptly notify the alleged infringer of your claim and of the statutory counter-notification procedure described in Section 2 below.
If you believe your own copyrighted material has been removed from the Site as a result of mistake or misidentification, you may submit a written counter-notification letter pursuant to the DMCA. To be an effective counter notification under the DMCA, your letter must include substantially the following:
You may submit your counter-notification letter to us by fax, mail, or email at the contact information noted in Section 1 above.
If you send us a valid, written counter-notification letter meeting the requirements described above, we will restore your removed or disabled material after 10 business days but no later than 14 business days from the date we receive your counter notification, unless we first receive notice from the party filing the original notification of alleged copyright infringement informing us that such party has filed a court action to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the material in question.
Please note that if you materially misrepresent that the disabled or removed content was removed by mistake or misidentification, you may be liable for damages, including costs and attorney's fees.
Repeat Infringer Policy.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Petco has a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, access (to any areas of our Sites that allow user-submitted content to be posted) by users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We also may, in our sole discretion, limit access to such areas of our Sites for any users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.