Digital Millenium Copyright Act Policy

Avira takes the intellectual property rights of third parties seriously and we expect our users to do so as well. We will respond to clear and proper notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office web site at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf. Due to the nature of user interactions with Avira’s VPN services, it is not generally possible for Avira to take content down from our system. However, we will promptly, without notice and in our sole discretion, terminate user accounts we determine are “repeat infringers.” If you are a copyright owner (or an agent thereof), and you believe that your copyright was infringed, you may submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA (“Notice”) and provide the following information in writing (please consult your legal counsel or See 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) to confirm these requirements):

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that website.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material. Providing URLs in the body of an email is the best way to help us locate content quickly.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has 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.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

You may submit your Notice to copyright@avira.com or by sending it to our Designated Agent:

DMCA Complaints
Avira, Inc.
330 Primrose Road, #610
Burlingame, CA 94010
copyright@avira.com

Please note that we may also send the information provided in the Notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content.