PLEASE READ THIS COPYRIGHT POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE SIGNATURE STRENGTH WEBSITE (hereinafter the “Website”) AND/OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED ATN OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

The Website (accessible at www.signaturestrength.com) is owned and operated by John Schenk and Associates, LLC (“Signature Strength”). The Website exists to provide sponsored and non-sponsored information, content, products, services and other materials concerning the experiences, products, and services offered by Signature Strength that inspire communities to win.

Signature Strength provides the Website and all information, content, applications, products, services and other materials available at or through the Website, including online registration for retreats and other events, and other online forums, feedback loops, bulletin boards, webinars, wikis and chats, pursuant to and subject to this Copyright Policy and all other terms and conditions set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Use of which this Copyright Policy is a part (click here to view the Signature Strength Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Use Agreement”)). Please read this Copyright Policy and the Use Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website, subscribing to any newsletters or other content, purchasing any products or services, registering for retreats or other events, or accessing or using any other products or services available at or through the Website. By accessing and using the Website, subscribing to any newsletters or other content, purchasing any products or services, registering for any retreats or other events, or accessing or using any other products or services available at or through the Website, you confirm your acknowledgment and understanding of this Copyright Policy and accept to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Use Agreement without limitation, qualification or change. If at any time you do not accept all of the terms and conditions of this Copyright Policy or the Use Agreement, which may be modified by Signature Strength at any time in its discretion and without direct notice (unless prior notice is required by law), you must immediately discontinue use of the Website and all products and services available at or through the Website.

In this Copyright Policy, “we”, “us” or “our” refer to Signature Strength and “you” or “your” refer to each visitor and user of the Website, each subscriber to any newsletter or other content available at or through the Website, each registrant for a retreat or other event at or through the Website, and each user or purchaser of any other products and services available at or through the Website.

1. Restrictions

The Website contains proprietary information and material belonging to Signature Strength (or information and material that clients, suppliers and/or others have licensed to Signature Strength for its use) which is protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States, as well as international conventions and the laws of other countries. Signature Strength owns and retains all proprietary rights worldwide in and to all such information and material, including (without limitation) all copyright, trademark and other similar rights. You may not use Signature Strength proprietary material except as expressly permitted in this Copyright Policy and in the Use Agreement and under applicable U.S. copyright laws. Any routine and/or systematic redistribution of any portion of the information or materials available on the Website is expressly prohibited.

You acknowledge and agree that the Signature Strength information and materials on the Website (and the licensed information and materials contained therein) is highly proprietary in nature and that unauthorized copying, transfer or use may cause Signature Strength and/or its clients, suppliers and/or partners irreparable injury that cannot be adequately compensated for by means of monetary damages. You agree that any breach of the terms of this Copyright Policy by you, or any subscriber or end-user, may be enforced by Signature Strength and/or any of its clients, suppliers or partners, by means of equitable relief (including, but not limited to, injunctive relief) in addition to any other available rights and remedies. You expressly agree that any supplier of any portion of any licensed materials may enforce its rights against you, even though that supplier is not a party to this Copyright Policy or the Use Agreement.

Except with the express prior written consent of Signature Strength or as otherwise expressly permitted in this Copyright Policy or in the Use Agreement, you may not and may not permit others to: (1) reproduce, publish, distribute, sell, or otherwise access or use any material or information retrieved or downloaded from or contained in or on the Website in any manner whatsoever that may infringe any copyright or proprietary interest of Signature Strength or any other person; (2) distribute any material or information retrieved or downloaded from or contained in or on the Website to other users not duly authorized to access the Website and/or such information and materials; (3) download, distribute, rent, sublicense, lease, transfer, assign, enter into a database, display, modify, post or use on any other computer-related environment, any information or materials retrieved or downloaded from or contained in or on the Website or any other products or services available at or through the Website; or (4) de compile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse-engineer the Website or materials or information retrieved or downloaded from or contained in or on the Website or any software contained therein, or alter, translate, modify, or adapt it to create derivative works. Unauthorized reproduction, transfer, and/or use may be a violation of criminal as well as civil law.

Other trademarks, service marks, client names, product names and company names or logos appearing on the Website or in any other products and services available at or through the Website that are not owned by Signature Strength may not be used without the express consent of their owners.

If you breach any provision of this Copyright Policy or the Use Agreement, Signature Strength may immediately terminate all rights granted hereunder, if any, without prior notice and in addition to any other available rights and remedies.

Additionally, unless otherwise expressly permitted by Signature Strength or in this Copyright Policy or in the Use Agreement, websites may not link, whether by hyperlink or otherwise, to any page beyond the homepage of the Website, or frame the Website, or any web page or material herein, nor may any entity include a link to any aspect of the Website in an email for commercial purposes, without the express written permission of Signature Strength or as otherwise permitted in this Copyright Policy or in the Use Agreement. Further, unless otherwise expressly permitted by Signature Strength or as otherwise permitted in this Copyright Policy or in the Use Agreement, you agree not to link to Signature Strength’s intellectual property so as to cause you or anyone else to access Signature Strength’s intellectual property other than through the Website.

You may inquire about obtaining permission by writing:
IP Permission

John Schenk and Associates, LLC
c/o Missouri Business Services, Inc. (registered agent)
9666 Olive Boulevard, Suite 690
St. Louis, MO 63132
By Email: info@signaturestrength.org

2. Copyright Infringement

Signature Strength respects the intellectual property rights of third parties, and complies with the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) regarding such rights. By submitting any information or materials to Signature Strength, you are granting permission to have this information or material posted on the Website, and are representing that you are the rightful owner of the submitted material, and that no one else may claim rights to this material. Signature Strength reserves the right to terminate or remove access to infringing material and/or to disable and/or terminate access of any users who we believe are infringing copyrighted works. Such actions do not affect or modify any other rights Signature Strength may have under law or contract.

3. Procedure for Making Claim of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you should send written notification thereof, in accordance with the provisions of the DMCA, to our Designated Agent, who can be reached as follows:

By mail:

DMCA Designated Agent
John Schenk and Associates, LLC
c/o Missouri Business Services, Inc. (registered agent)
9666 Olive Boulevard, Suite 690
St. Louis, MO 63132
By Email: info@signaturestrength.org

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), to be effective, the Notification must include the following:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

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 Signature Strength to locate the material.

Information reasonably sufficient to permit Signature Strength to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address.

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.

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.

Any other helpful information (e.g., a copy of any copyright registration) would also be appreciated. This process only relates to reporting a claim of copyright infringement. Messages related to other matters will not receive a response through this process.

4. Review of Notices

Once a DMCA notice is received, we will review your notice. If your notice contains all of the appropriate information under the DMCA, and if we believe in good faith that the material in question is being used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, then we will promptly remove or disable access to the infringing material.

5. Counter-Notification

If material that you have posted on the Website has been removed or disabled due to alleged copyright infringement, you may send our DMCA Designated Agent a counter-notification containing the following information:

  1. Identification of the material that has been removed or disabled, including a description of the where the material in question appeared on the Website before it was removed or disabled;
  2. Statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or blocked as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material in question;
  3. Your contact information, including full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
  4. Statement by you that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for the judicial district in which Signature Strength is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement;
  5. Your electronic or physical signature.
  6. Once received, Signature Strength will review your counter-notification and will take action that we believe in good faith to be appropriate.