Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

Protecting your IP Rights

As an online platform for Black Owned Businesses (BOBs), afriZone.SHOP takes intellectual property rights very seriously. We comply with intellectual property laws and industry best practices in order to maintain the integrity of our creative marketplace.

This Intellectual Property Policy explains how we address allegations of infringement, how authorized parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our marketplace, and how afriZone.SHOP BOBs can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use.


If you would like to submit a notification of alleged infringement, counter a notice of copyright infringement submitted against you, or withdraw a notification of infringement that you submitted, please refer to the following information.

Contact us to report infringement on afriZone.SHOP.

Submit a DMCA counter notice

Use this information to counter a copyright infringement notice submitted against you.

Withdraw a notification of infringement you’ve submitted

Use this information to withdraw an infringement notice you’ve submitted to afriZone.SHOP.


If material was removed from your shop due to a notification of infringement or if you would like to learn more about intellectual property issues in general, please refer to the following information.

Support for intellectual property issues

Frequently asked questions about having material removed due to a notice of infringement.

Copyrighting and protecting your work

General information about intellectual property rights.


afriZone.SHOP adopted this intellectual property policy in accordance with industry best practices, general U.K. intellectual property laws, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement

afriZone.SHOP strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When afriZone.SHOP removes or disables access in response to a notice, afriZone.SHOP makes a reasonable attempt to contact the allegedly infringing party, provide information about the notice and removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement, provide information about counter notification. afriZone.SHOP may also provide a copy of the notice to the allegedly infringing party.

Counter Notification

If afriZone.SHOP receives a DMCA counter notification, the removed material may be replaced or access to it may be restored 10 business days after receipt of the counter notice, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the allegedly infringing party and informs afriZone.SHOP of this action. afriZone.SHOP sends a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party.

Repeat Infringement

afriZone.SHOP terminates account privileges of members that are subject to repeat notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate circumstances and at afriZone.SHOP’s discretion.

Please contact us to provide notice of claimed infringement to afriZone.SHOP’s designated agent. If you are not able to use the reporting form, please see these requirements.


Last updated on 1 September 2019