Directory News

Privacy Policy


On this policy page, you will learn how Directory News will respond to copyright claims being made against any content used or posted on our website without the alleged prior authorization of the original creator/owner.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Text
  • Images
  • Video

All claims that ultimately result in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) determining that digital content used on Directory has been misused will be reviewed internally.


Directory News strives to follow and adhere to the rules and regulations put in place by the DMCA. Specifically, we aim to legally comply with each regulation found in section 512 at the DMCA. Section 512 gives provides content owners and online entities the ability to dispute copyright issues. 

As such, all complaints regarding copyright infringements made to Directory News must legally comply with the laws and regulations set out in section 512 of the DMCA. If you feel that there is a complaint to be made, you can find out to make such a claim under section 512 of the DMCA. 

Additionally, counter-claims by content service providers such as Directory News can also be made via section 512 of the DMCA. This is to give said content providers the ability to defend or protect against fraudulent copyright accusations from being made against them. 


Choosing to make a complaint or make a counter-notice against a complaint is serious and, in some cases, can lead to legal consequences.    

As such, you should be aware of the following points:

  • False/inaccurate claims can result in fines being issued by the DMCA
  • Total proof of content ownership must be provided by any complainant
  • Third-parties acting on the behalf of a complainant must be 100% that they own the copyright of the content that they are contesting

Only when you are confident that you have the proof necessary to claim copyright ownership of any digital content should you go ahead with a DMCA complaint and request takedown of said content.


If you have a copyright infringement notice that you wish to send to us at Directory News, there is certain information that we require. We ask that you send us the following:

Your signature: You must provide the signature of either the alleged copyright owner of the content or the signature of the person acting on behalf of the alleged copyright owner. This can be in the form or a physical or digital signature. Essentially, all that is required is a full name. 

The identity of any copyrighted content: If you believe that you have proof that you own or somebody on your behalf owns any content posted/used at Directory News, this should be submitted to us. Whether a web URL, local document on your computer, published magazine article or any other form of evidence, this should be sent. This should be submitted alongside any additional information that you feel will help your case.

Your contact details: You should provide us with your full address, landline and/or cellphone numbers, and an email address.

Statement of Good Faith: In a statement of no more than a single paragraph, confirm that the content that you allegedly have copyright ownership of, is being used without your consent. 

Statement of Accuracy: Another short statement, this time you should confirm that all information that you have provided is accurate and honest. You should also state that you accept and understand that you could be penalised with perjury if found to be false and/or inaccurate. If you are acting as a third-party on behalf of the claimant, you should also make it clear that you have the authorization to do so.

Once all of the above has been compiled, you can submit it to the following email address:

(insert email address here)


If it has been judged by the DMCA that any digital content on the Directory News website falls foul of copyright laws, we will remove said content immediately. We will also contact the person who we sourced this content from to inform them of the situation and why we are removing the content.


If we have removed content supplied from you to us due to a copyright complaint and you receive a takedown notice from our team, please take the time to read that notice in detail. We will provide you with the reasoning behind the takedown notice and what you can do in future to prevent this from happening again. 

You can either use the information provided to accept the claim or to make a counter-notice against the copyright complaint. 


If you feel that you have a strong case against a DMCA copyright takedown notice, you are within your rights to file a counter-notice. 

To file a counter-notice, provide us with the following: 

Your signature: You must provide the signature of either the alleged copyright owner of the content or the signature of the person acting on behalf of the alleged copyright owner. This can be in the form or a physical or digital signature. Essentially, all that is required is a full name. 


The identity of the removed content: All information about the removed content must be provided. You should provide the original location of where the content was posted before removal.

Statement Under Penalty of Perjury: A short paragraph of no more than a single paragraph that details why you believe the removal of the content to be wrong. 

Your Contact Details: You should provide us with your full address, landline and/or cellphone numbers, and an email address.

Statement of Consent: This is a statement giving consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the jurisdiction in which your address is located. If you are based outside of the USA, then you should provide the address of the jurisdiction most local to you.

Submit Your Take Down Counter-Notice: Once you have compiled all of the above, submit the takedown counter-notice.  This should be done to the email address that you received the takedown notice from initially. In regards to Directory News, this will be (insert email address).


We strongly advise that you do not repost any content/material that was removed due to copyright infringements. We will suspend or even ban your account permanently. If you feel that your content has been wrongfully removed, file a counter-notice. 


Once a counter-notice has been submitted, the original complainant has 10-days to file a response. They will need to file a court order against your counter-notice. If Directory News does not receive a response that includes information about this court order within the 10 days, we will reinstate the removed content. 


Any account that repeatedly abuses copyright laws and regulations, runs the risk of being flagged up as a repeat infringer. Generally, this will occur after several DMCA complaints against the content posted by this account. In cases such as this, we will usually ban this account from posting content permanently. 


Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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