Intellectual Property Policy

This guideline constitutes a portion of our Terms of Service Policy. When you establish an Account on Finnalby or view any of our site, you are consenting to this policy and our Terms of Service Policy.

Our commitment to maintaining the integrity of Finnalby is reflected in our strict compliance with intellectual property laws and industry best practices. Our Intellectual Property Policy outlines the steps we take to address allegations of infringement, including how authorized parties can submit reports of infringement related to content on our marketplace. We also provide guidance to Finnalby Sellers on how to respond when their listings or markets are affected by a report. By upholding the highest standards of intellectual property protection, we ensure a fair and supportive environment for all members of our community.

For more information on the use of intellectual property, including guidelines for the use of Finnalby's trademarks and branding, please refer to our Trademark Policy.

Finnalby is a platform composed of Wholesale Sellers and Retail Sellers who are third parties that run their own markets, create their own policies, and are responsible for their inventory, shipments, and compliance with the law. We provide the platform, but Finnalby does not manufacture goods, hold inventory, or ship items on behalf of our Sellers. The content uploaded on Finnalby's marketplace is generated by independent Sellers who are not employees, agents, or representatives of Finnalby. SELLERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THEY HAVE ALL NECESSARY RIGHTS TO THEIR CONTENT AND THAT THEY ARE NOT INFRINGING UPON OR VIOLATING ANY THIRD PARTY’S RIGHTS BY POSTING IT. SELLERS AGREE TO HOLD FINNALBY HARMLESS IF THEY VIOLATE THIS TERM.

Finnalby reserves the right to disable any listing, market, or account that we believe violates our Terms of Service, including this Intellectual Property Policy or our Prohibited Items Policy. Finnalby also reserves the right to take action against abusers of Finnalby’s Intellectual Property Policy or our Terms of Service.

Finnalby cannot speak on behalf of intellectual property owners, nor is Finnalby in a position to offer legal advice or make legal determinations whether a market’s content infringes upon someone else’s intellectual property. Finnalby will remove material cited for alleged intellectual property infringement when provided with a report that complies with our policies.

Finnalby strives to respond quickly when we receive a report of intellectual property infringement that complies with our policies by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When Finnalby removes or disables access in response to a report, Finnalby will make a reasonable attempt to contact the affected member, provide information about the report and the removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement, provide information about how to submit a counter notice. Finnalby may also provide a copy of the infringement report, including the name and email address of the reporting party, to the affected member.

To submit a report of alleged infringement against usernames, market names, videos on a Finnalby market page, or videos from an exterior site post, use Finnalby’s Contact Us Section.

To submit a report of alleged infringement against Finnalby market listings, you can use the Finnalby Reporting Portal. This is the easiest way to report alleged infringement to Finnalby and its Designated Agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other intellectual property rights. If you are unable to use the Finnalby Contact Us Section to Report to us, you can read more about the DMCA, our notice requirements and our Designated Agent here.

Finnalby may request additional information before processing a report, such as a letter of authorization from the rights owner, identity verification of the reporting party, or other documentation regarding the claimed right. Finnalby may reject reports of infringement or counter notices that contain information we believe is false, fraudulent, incomplete, or otherwise submitted in bad faith. Finnalby also reserves the right to take action against abusers of this policy.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Finnalby accepts counter notices for copyright infringement reports only. When Finnalby receives a DMCA counter notice, we will provide a copy of the counter notice to the original reporting 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 restraining the allegedly infringing party from relisting the items and informs Finnalby of this action. Read more about DMCA here.

Finnalby terminates selling privileges of members who are subject to repeat or multiple notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate circumstances and at Finnalby’s discretion. If we believe a member has attempted to open a new market after termination of the initial account, we reserve the right to refuse all services to that member. These actions apply to any accounts we believe are associated with or operated by the affected member. Per our Terms of Service, Finnalby reserves the right to terminate account privileges at any time, for any reason, and without advance notice.

Finnalby only accepts withdrawals of infringement reports directly from the intellectual property owner or authorized representative who submitted the claim. The withdrawal must clearly state that it is a formal withdrawal and sufficiently identify the member and/or material (such as by providing the username, market name, and Finnalby listing URLs).

Once Finnalby receives a formal withdrawal of an infringement report, Finnalby will contact the withdrawing party to confirm receipt and will notify the affected member of the withdrawal. Please note that infringement matters are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and withdrawals do not guarantee changes to a member's market status.