copyright policy

Copyright Policy

By accessing and using Sharp television products, sold under one or more license agreements between Sharp Corporation and Hisense International (Hong Kong) America Investment Co. Ltd., this website, or online application that refers to or links to this Copyright Policy set forth below (the “Copyright Policy”) (collectively, our “Services”), you agree to accept the terms and conditions of the Copyright Policy, and you consent to honor the intellectual property rights of Hisense USA Corporation and its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates (collectively referred to as "Hisense", "we" or "us") and others.  “Sharp™”, “Aquos™”, “Quattron™” are trademarks owned exclusively by Sharp Corporation.

DMCA Notice.  Hisense asks our users to respect the intellectual property rights of others.  It is our policy to respond appropriately to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement, as set forth more fully below.  In Hisense’s sole discretion, Hisense may remove content that may be infringing on another person’s intellectual property rights with or without notice to the potential infringer.  In accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, Hisense has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. 

If we remove or disable access in response to a DMCA Notice (as defined below), we will make a good faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter-notification.  If you own a copyright in a work (or represent such a copyright owner) and believe that your (or such owner’s) copyright in that work has been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via the Service, then you may send us a written notice that includes all of the following:

(i)         a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”;

(ii)        a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;

(iii)       a description of where the material that you claim is infringing or is the subject of infringing activity is located that is reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (please include the URL of the Service on which the material appears);

(iv)       your full name, address, telephone number, and email address;

(v)        a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

(vi)       a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and

(vii)      your electronic or physical signature.

Hisense will only respond to DMCA Notices that it receives by mail, email, or facsimile at the addresses below:

By Mail:           Hisense USA Corporation | 7310 McGinnis Ferry Road| Suwanee, GA, 30024

By Email:         customercare@hisense-usa.com

By Facsimile:    1-678-318-9079

It is often difficult to determine if your copyright has been infringed.  Hisense may elect to not respond to DMCA Notices that do not substantially comply with all of the foregoing requirements, and Hisense may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to its attention via notices that do not substantially comply with the DMCA. 

Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

We may send the information that you provide in your notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing work.  That person may elect to send us a DMCA Counter-Notification.

Without limiting Hisense’s other rights, Hisense may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate a repeat infringer’s access to the Service and any other website owned or operated by Hisense

Counter-Notification.  If access on the Service to a work that you submitted to Hisense is disabled or the work is removed as a result of a DMCA Notice, and if you believe that the disabled access or removal is the result of mistake or misidentification, then you may send us a DMCA Counter-Notification to the addresses above.  Your DMCA Counter-Notification should contain the following information:

(i)         a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Counter-Notification”;

(ii)        a description 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 to it was disabled (please include the URL of the Service from which the material was removed or access to it disabled);

(iii)       a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;

(iv)       your full name, address, telephone number, email address, and the username of your account;

(v)        a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or, if the address is located outside the U.S.A., to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided DMCA notification to us or an agent of such person; and

(vi)       your electronic or physical signature.

Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

If we receive a DMCA Counter-Notification, then we may replace the material that we removed (or stop disabling access to it) in not less than ten (10) and not more than fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the DMCA Counter-Notification.  However, we will not do this if we first receive notice at the addresses above that the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice has filed a lawsuit asking a court for an order restraining the person who provided the material from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Service.  You should also be aware that we may forward the Counter-Notification to the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice.

Procedure for Alleging Infringement of Other Intellectual Property Rights

If you own intellectual property other than copyrights and believe that your intellectual property has been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via the Service, then you may send us a written notice to the addresses set forth above that includes all of the following:

(a)        a legend or subject line that says: “Intellectual Property Infringement Notice”;

(b)        a description of the intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;

(c)        a description of where the material that you claim is infringing or is the subject of infringing activity is located that is reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (please include the URL of the Service on which the material appears);

(d)        your full name, address, telephone number, and email address;

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

(f)         a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the owner of the intellectual property at issue (or, if you are not the owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of the intellectual property that is allegedly infringed); and

(g)        your electronic or physical signature.

We will act on such notices in our sole discretion.  Any user of the Service that fails to respond satisfactorily to Hisense with regard to any such notice is subject to suspension or termination.  We may send the information that you provide in your notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing material.