Copyright Policy

Staff Spotlight respects the intellectual property rights of others and strives to offer an assurance that the website contains no content that violates those rights. Our User Agreement requires that information posted by all members to be accurate, lawful and not in violation of the rights of third parties. To ensure that this lawful environment is supported, Staff Spotlight provides a complaints process where there might be a concern for content posted by our members. Our policy and procedures are described and/or referenced in the sections that follow.

Please note that whether or not we disable access to or remove content, Staff Spotlight may make a good faith attempt to forward the written notification, including the complainant’s contact information, to the Member who posted the content and/or take other reasonable steps to notify the Member that Staff Spotlight has received notice of an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or other content violation. It is also our policy, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of Members, or groups as the case may be, who infringe or repeatedly infringe the rights of others or otherwise post unlawful content.

Please note that any notice or counter-notice you submit must be truthful and must be submitted under penalty of perjury. A false notice or counter-notice may give rise to personal liability. You may therefore want to seek the advice of a legal representative before submitting a notice or a counter-notice.


Claims regarding copyright infringement

Notice of Copyright Infringement:

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (United Kingdom), Staff Spotlight has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements. If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, you may provide a written communication to the address below or to our email address below which contains:

- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

- A description specifying the location on our website of the material that you claim is infringing;

- Your telephone number and e-mail address;

- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

- Please submit your notice to Staff Spotlight as follows:

Contact us by mail at: Staff Spotlight Ltd, 28 Crowmell Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4HY


Counter-Notification to Claimed Copyright Infringement

If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you, you may file a counter-notification with Staff Spotlight at the address listed above. Such counter-notification must contain the following information:

(a) aAphysical or electronic signature;

(b) 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 to it was disabled;

(c) 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; and

(d) Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the federal district in which you are located, and that you will accept service of process from the complainant.

If Staff Spotlight receives a valid counter-notification, dependant on complete submission of information, it may be that the removed material will be restored or access re-enabled. You should be aware that UK copyright law provides substantial penalties for a false counter-notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement.


Notice regarding Associated Press content on Staff Spotlight:

Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. Users may not download or reproduce a substantial portion of the AP material found on this web site. AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.