๐Ÿ•ต๏ธSpartan Labs Intellectual Property Infringement Policy

Updated: January 17th 2023

Spartan Labs Pte. Ltd. and its affiliates (โ€œSpartan Labs,โ€ โ€œwe,โ€ โ€œusโ€, or โ€œourโ€) are committed to ensuring that your intellectual property rights (โ€œIPRโ€) are protected and we take a serious stance when dealing with claims of IPR infringement on the products and platforms that we operate (collectively, โ€œPlatformโ€).

The users of our Platform (โ€œUsersโ€) are strictly prohibited from engaging in IPR infringement conduct on the Platform: Users who upload content or use the Platform in any manner which infringes IPR shall be subject to the measures detailed in our Platform policies, including but not limited to the suspension of User accounts, permanent termination from the Platform where a User is a repeat infringer) and/or any action deemed necessary by us in our sole discretion, including but not limited to the initiation of civil or criminal proceedings by Spartan Labs independently or in conjunction with rights holders.

A. IPR Infringement Notices

If you suspect that your IPR have been infringed by Users, you may submit an IPR Infringement Notices to Spartan Labs here or you may submit written notice to our designated copyright agent at:

Spartan Labs Pte. Ltd. Attn: Puddle Address: 14 Robinson Road, #14-01, Singapore 048545 Email: hello@getpuddle.co

If you choose to write to us by e-mail or physical mail instead, your notice must include:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work(s), trademark, publicity rights, or other intellectual property rights that you claim is being infringed;

  • Identification of the allegedly infringing material that is requested to be removed, including a description of the specific location (i.e., urls) on the Service of the material claimed to be infringing, so that we may locate the material;

  • Your contact information โ€“ at a minimum, your full legal name (not pseudonym) and email address;

  • A declaration that contains all of the following:

    • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the intellectual property rights owner, its agent, or the law;

    • A statement that the information in the notice is accurate; and

    • A statement under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the intellectual property owner of the intellectual property that is allegedly being infringed.

    • Your physical or electronic signature (of your full legal name).

To file an IPR Infringement Notice, you must be the rightsholder or someone authorized to act on behalf of the rightsholder.

Please note that we will forward your IPR Infringement Notice, including your contact information, to the party who will have their content removed so they understand why it is no longer available on the Platform and can also contact you to resolve any dispute.

After your IPR Infringement Notice is filed with us, we will endeavour to get back to you with a decision within 14 business days.

If we accept your IPR Infringement Notice, you will receive an email from us regarding this, and we will remove the content from our Platform and take appropriate measures against Users in accordance with our Policies. As outlined above, this may include the suspension of User accounts and permanent termination from the Platform (where a User is a repeat infringer). Measures taken against Users are generally confidential in nature and may not be disclosed to rightsholders or third parties.

If your complaint is invalid or unsuccessful, we will not remove the content which is the subject of your IPR Infringement Notice. You will receive an email from us informing you of the rejection, and the reason for such rejection.

Users may file appeals against a rejection by sending us an email at hello@getpuddle.co, the appeal decision of which shall be in Spartan Labโ€™s sole discretion. The appeal decision is final and cannot be further appealed against.

B. Miscellaneous

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SPARTAN LABS HAS THE RIGHT TO FULLY AND FINALLY INTERPRET AND / OR IMPLEMENT, OR WITHHOLD FROM IMPLEMENTING, ANY OF THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY, INCLUDING THE REMOVAL OF ANY CONTENT FROM THE PLATFORM, THE RIGHT TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST ANY USER (WHETHER ON THE PLATFORM OR OTHERWISE), TO REJECT ANY NOTICE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT FOR THE LACK OF SUFFICIENT INFORMATION AT SPARTAN LABโ€™S SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION.

Spartan Labs reserves the right to amend this policy in accordance with changes to laws and regulations, changes in business environment or at its sole and absolute discretion. We will announce all changes to this policy by posting updates. The amended version of this policy will come into force on the date specified in the announcement. Your continued use of the Platform, including accessing or visiting the Platform in any way, following the changes taking effect constitutes your acceptance of such changes and if you do not agree to any changes to this policy, you must discontinue the use of the Platform (except to the extent required herein) and any agreement you have with us will be terminated. For the avoidance of doubt, newer versions of the policy supersede older versions.

This Policy shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Singapore (without regard to conflict of law rules or principles of Singapore, or any other jurisdiction that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction). Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Policy shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (โ€œSIACโ€) in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the SIAC for the time being in force, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this section. The seat of the arbitration shall be Singapore. The Tribunal shall consist of one arbitrator. The language of the arbitration shall be English.

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