Copyright IP Policy

Copyright & IP Policy
prREACH Copyright Notice

Effective: 15 March 2019

This Copyright and IP Policy (the “Policy”) outlines our policies and procedures regarding intellectual property assets made available through the website (the “Website”) and the related press release distribution services provided through the Website (collectively, “prREACH”). This Policy is an integral part of our Terms of Service (the “Terms”) and is incorporated by reference therein. The Policy and the Terms should be read and interpreted in conjunction. The capitalized terms used but not defined in the Policy have the meanings attributed to them in the Terms.

Company’s Content

Certain content available through prREACH is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property rights of the Company and its affiliates, licensors, and/or service providers (the “Company’s Content”). The Company’s Content is subject to the protection by Canadian intellectual property laws and international treaties. All rights not expressly granted to you in this Policy and the Terms are reserved by us.

Prohibited use

prREACH is a trademark and no right or license is granted to you to use it.

Unless otherwise provided in this Policy or the Terms, you are not allowed, without obtaining prior written authorization from the Company, to:

Copy, distribute, and make available Company’s Content to third parties;

Disassemble, make alterations, decompile, reverse engineer, translate, and adapt Company’s Content;

Distribute, rent, loan, use, lease or attempt to grant other rights to Company’s Content to third parties; and

Use any manual or automated means to obtain Company’s Content or any content available on prREACH.

You are allowed to link to any of the pages available on the Website.

Use of Press Releases

We grant you a limited license to use and/or republish any of the Press Releases available on the Website for any legitimate media purposes, provided that you:

Reference the Website as the source and include a hyperlink to the original Press Releases available on the Website; and

Do not modify any wording of the Press Releases; and

Do not modify or add hyperlinks within the Press Releases; and

Use the pages of the Websites that contain the Press Releases only; and

Comply with our Terms and any applicable laws and regulations.

It is expressly prohibited to:

Use the Press Releases from prREACH and the prREACH network of websites on other websites that offer competing services to those offered by us, including, but not limited to, press release distribution services; or

Display the Press Releases in conjunction with any content or materials that may be unlawful or considered harmful, hateful, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable to their authors; or

Use the Press Releases in a way that breaches the Terms or any applicable laws and regulations.

We may, in our sole discretion, request you to remove the Press Releases distributed via prREACH from your website at any time and for any reason, and you agree to comply with such request within 24 hours.

Non-Press Release pages of the Website cannot be republished without our prior written consent. You may, however, link to these pages from your website.

Third-party intellectual property

Some of the intellectual property assets, such as the Submitted Content and third-party trademarks, featured on prREACH may be owned by the users of prREACH and other third parties. Such third-party intellectual property does not belong to the Company and it remains the sole property of the respective third-party proprietors.

Copyright infringement claims

We respect intellectual property rights. If you have any grounds to believe that any content made available through prREACH violates your or third party’s intellectual property rights, please contact us and express your concerns or request to remove the allegedly infringing content. We will reply to the copyright infringement claim as soon as possible but no later than 2 weeks. Before sending your claim to us, please make sure that you SIGN it and include the following information:

Identification with sufficient detail of the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed;

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

Your contact details allowing us to respond to your claim;

The following statement: “I 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”; and

The following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”.

Endorsement and affiliation

You are not allowed to:

Hold yourself out as in any way as sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by the Company or its subsidiaries or affiliates;

Defame or disparage the Company, its trademarks or service marks, the Services, or prREACH; or

Adapt, translate, modify, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer prREACH or any software or programs used in connection with prREACH.


Our disciplinary procedures may be applied if you fail to comply with this Policy. Please note that some breaches of intellectual property rights are criminal offences, attracting heavy fines and terms of imprisonment. You are entirely responsible for any infringement resulting directly or indirectly from your own actions.

If we believe, in our sole discretion, that you violate this Policy, we reserve the right to:

  • Send you a formal warning;
  • Temporarily or permanently prohibit your use of prREACH; or
  • Commence a legal action against you.


Any notices regarding this Policy should be submitted to us by using the following contact details:

Email: [email protected]

Post: prREACH, 13-3120 Rutherford Rd., Suite 342, Vaughan, ON L4K 0B2, Canada.