Legal & Privacy

  • Terms of Use

    Terms of Use for

    Effective Date: 25-March-2013

    1. BINDING EFFECT. This is a binding agreement. By using the Internet site located at (the “Site”) or any services provided in connection with the Site (the “Service”), you agree to abide by these Terms of Use, as they may be amended by North Woods Ventures, LLC (“Company”) from time to time in its sole discretion. Company will post a notice on the Site any time these Terms of Use have been changed or otherwise updated. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically, and if at any time you find these Terms of Use unacceptable, you must immediately leave the Site and cease all use of the Service and the Site. YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SERVICE YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.

    2. PRIVACY POLICY. Company respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information. A complete statement of Company’s current privacy policy can be found by clicking the “privacy” link at the bottom of the page. Company’s privacy policy is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by reference.

    3. USE OF SOFTWARE. Company may make certain software available to you from the Site. If you download software from the Site, the software, including all files and images contained in or generated by the software, and accompanying data (collectively, “Software”) are deemed to be licensed to you on a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable basis by Company, for your personal, noncommercial, home use only. Company does not transfer either the title or the intellectual property rights to the Software, and Company retains full and complete title to the Software as well as all intellectual property rights therein. You may not sell, redistribute, or reproduce the Software, nor may you decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise convert the Software to a human-perceivable form. All trademarks and logos are owned by Company or its licensors and you may not copy or use them in any manner.

    4. USER CONTENT. You grant Company a license to use the materials you post to the Site or Service. You and others may post, download, display, perform, transmit or otherwise distribute information or other content to the Site or Service (“User Content”).  You hereby grant Company and its affiliates, officers, governors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives a license to use User Content in connection with the operation of the Internet business of Company and its affiliates, officers, governors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives, including without limitation, a right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, redact, translate, relocate and reformat User Content. You will not be compensated for any User Content. You agree that Company may publish or otherwise disclose your name in connection with your User Content. By posting User Content on the Site or Service, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content.  You hereby acknowledge that Company is not the publisher or author of the User Content.  With respect to all User Content, the Site is a passive service for storage and dissemination of the ideas and opinions that visitors and subscribers may choose to post and distribute as User Content.  Company does not screen works before they are posted, and no prior approval is required for posting. Company disclaims all copyright and ownership in such works and all responsibility for them.  If Company's technical staff finds that files or processes belonging to a user pose a threat to the proper technical operation of the system or to the security of other users, Company reserves the right to delete those files or to stop those processes.  You agree that you are legally and ethically responsible for your User Content.  In posting User Content, you are responsible for honoring the rights of others, including intellectual property rights, the right to privacy and the right not to be libeled or slandered.  For example, if you wish to post a copyrighted work as User Content, you are responsible for obtaining the copyright holder's permission first.  The posting User Content for any illegal activity under the laws of Minnesota and the United States is a violation of these Terms of Use.  Because the law as to jurisdiction of online systems is unsettled, we urge you to consider the possible effect of laws outside Company's locality or your own residence.  The Site is open to users worldwide, and Company cannot guarantee that you will not run into legal trouble in other jurisdictions as a result of your posting.  If you have a complaint about the behavior or posts of another user, Company staff will not take any role in mediating such conflict and does not assume responsibility for your behavior or that of other users.  Your access to the postings that users have posted as User Content is for your personal use only.  If you want to redistribute postings you find as User Content, it is your responsibility to obtain permission from the poster (and any other person with rights in such work).

    5. COMPLIANCE WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS. When accessing the Site or using the Service, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Service and the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content (collectively, “Content”) in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by all laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your User ID. The burden of proving that any Content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.

    6. INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT. You shall not make the following types of Content available. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any Content that (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (b) advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or regulation; or (c) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services. Company reserves the right to terminate your receipt, transmission, or other distribution of any such material using the Service, and, if applicable, to delete any such material from its servers. Company intends to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms of Use or of any applicable laws.

    7. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. Company has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Site or with the Service. Please visit our DMCA Policy link at the bottom of the site pages to view our Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown policies and to make a claim of infringement. Company’s DMCA Policy is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by reference.

    8. SUBMISSIONS. Subject to the policies and requirements described in this paragraph, Company welcomes the submission of proposals for programming, ideas and materials.  All such submissions will be considered User Content and the provisions of Section 4 of these Terms of Use apply to such submissions to the extent not inconsistent with the terms of this paragraph.  Submissions of any kind via posting to the Site, email, facsimile, mail or otherwise will be treated as non-confidential and will be deemed, and shall remain, the property of Company.  Submissions will not be returned.  Company shall have the unrestricted, perpetual, worldwide use of user submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation, credit or any other rights to the provider of the submissions.  In making any submission to the Company, you agree not to use any intellectual property or trade secrets belonging to any third party, and you represent that you are not bound or restricted by any non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement that may prohibit disclosure of the content contained in your submission.  No correspondence or instruction of any kind accompanying any submission can alter the terms of this paragraph or these Terms of Use. 

    9. ALLEGED VIOLATIONS. Company reserves the right to terminate your use of the Service and/or the Site. To ensure that Company provides a high quality experience for you and for other users of the Site and the Service, you agree that Company or its representatives may access your account and records on a case-by-case basis to investigate complaints or allegations of abuse, infringement of third party rights, or other unauthorized uses of the Site or the Service. Company does not intend to disclose the existence or occurrence of such an investigation unless required by law, but Company reserves the right to terminate your account or your access to the Site immediately, with or without notice to you, and without liability to you, if Company believes that you have violated any of the Terms of Use, furnished Company with false or misleading information, or interfered with use of the Site or the Service by others.


    11. LIMITED LIABILITY. COMPANY’S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY OR ITS OFFICERS, GOVERNORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY COMPANY, EVEN IF PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. This limitation shall apply regardless of whether the damages arise out of breach of contract, tort, or any other legal theory or form of action.  Your sole remedy with respect to any claim against Company or its officers, governors, employees, agents, attorneys or representatives, or any alleged breach by Company of these Terms of Use, or dissatisfaction with (i) the Site, (ii) any policy or practice of the Company in operating the Site, or (iii) any content or information transmitted through the Site, is to discontinue use of any and all parts of the Site.

    12. AFFILIATED SITES. Company has no control over, and no liability for any third party websites or materials. Company works with a number of partners and affiliates whose Internet sites may be linked with the Site. Because neither Company nor the Site has control over the content and performance of these partner and affiliate sites, Company makes no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information provided by such sites, and Company assumes no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on those sites. Similarly, from time to time in connection with your use of the Site, you may have access to content items (including, but not limited to, websites) that are owned by third parties. You acknowledge and agree that Company makes no guarantees about, and assumes no responsibility for, the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of this third party content, and that, unless expressly provided otherwise, these Terms of Use shall govern your use of any and all third party content.

    13. PROHIBITED USES. Company imposes certain restrictions on your permissible use of the Site and the Service. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Site or Service, including, without limitation, (a) accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service, the Site, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site or Service, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing;” (d) using the Site or Service to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Service; or (f) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by Company in providing the Site or Service. Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.

    14. INDEMNITY. You agree to indemnify Company for certain of your acts and omissions. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Company, its affiliates, officers, governors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives from any and all third party claims, losses, liability, damages, and/or costs (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising from your access to or use of the Site, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Company will notify you promptly of any such claim, loss, liability, or demand following Company’s discovery thereof, and will provide you with reasonable assistance, at your expense, in defending any such claim, loss, liability, damage, or cost.

    15. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. All contents of Site or Service are: Copyright © 2013 North Woods Ventures, LLC; PO Box 47331; Plymouth, MN 55447. All rights reserved. The term, “Canning Season” is a trademark owned by North Woods Ventures, LLC. Other notices may apply.

    16. GOVERNING LAW. These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Minnesota, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in Hennepin County, Minnesota in all disputes arising out of or related to the use of the Site or Service.  If any legal action or other proceeding is brought arising out of or relating to the Site, Service or these Terms of Use, the successful or prevailing party in such action or proceeding shall be entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs incurred in that proceeding, including any attorneys’ fees and costs for the collection of any judgments in favor of the successful or prevailing party, in addition to any other relief to which it or they may be entitled.

    17. SEVERABILITY; WAIVER. If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect. No waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.

    18. NO LICENSE. Nothing contained on the Site should be understood as granting you a license to use any of the copyrighted material, trademarks, service marks, or logos owned by Company or by any third party.

    19. MINNESOTA USE ONLY. The Site is controlled and operated by Company from its offices in the State of Minnesota. Company makes no representation that any of the materials or the services to which you have been given access are available or appropriate for use in other locations. Your use of or access to the Site should not be construed as Company’s purposefully availing itself of the benefits or privilege of doing business in any state or jurisdiction other than Minnesota.

    20. SURVIVAL. These Terms of Use shall survive any termination of the Service and/or the Site with respect to you or users generally, except as may be expressly provided to the contrary herein.

    21. MODIFICATIONS; TERMINATION. Company may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, (a) revise these Terms of Use; (b) modify the Site and/or the Service; and (c) discontinue the Site and/or Service at any time. Company shall post any revision to these Terms of Use to the Site, and the revision shall be effective immediately on such posting. You agree to review these Terms of Use and other online policies posted on the Site periodically to be aware of any revisions. You agree that, by continuing to use or access the Site following notice of any revision, you shall abide by any such revision.  Company may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, for any or no reason, and without penalty, terminate and/or suspend your access to the Site without notice.


  • Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy for

    Effective Date: 25-March-2013

    The Big Picture:

    At we respect your right to privacy and protection of your personal information. We hate spam as much as you do. With that in mind, and above all else, you can be 100% assured that we will never sell your personal information to third parties. (“us,” “we,” or “CS”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights of its customers, visitors, and other users of the CS website (the “Site”). In that spirit, the balance of this policy speaks to the types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit the website and the ways we safeguard your information.

    We created this Website Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) to give you confidence as you visit and use the Site, and to demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices and the protection of privacy. This Policy is only applicable to the Site, and not to any other websites that you may be able to access (through any means) from the Site, each of which may have data collection and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Policy.

    Keep in mind, we reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.

    1. What types of information does the CS site collect?

    In operating the Site, CS may include newsletters, online commenting areas, and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, e-mail addresses, and other contact information. Users who choose to provide such information do so of their own free will.

    2. What additional information does CS collect?

    (a) Data that is automatically collected: Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.

    (b) Cookies: You should expect and assume that we will use what are known as the “cookies” feature of major browser applications. These so-called “cookies” allow us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to our Web site. Cookies help us learn which areas of our site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at our Web site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.

    3. What does CS do with the collected information?

    (a) Your Personal Information: We do not and will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law. We may use your information as part of a greater collection of data related to the site in such things as traffic discussions regarding articles posted on the blog. No individual users’ visit, whether you or another visitor, are discussed in such generalized discussions. These aggregate data are used for education purposes only and no reader of the article will be able to identify you.

    (b) Anonymous Information: We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.

    (c) Use of Cookies: One of the ways we could use cookies is to deliver content specific to your interests or for other purposes. Promotions or advertisements displayed on our site may contain cookies. Remember, we do not have access to or control over information collected by outside advertisers on our site. If this concerns you we recommend you consult their respective privacy and other practices.

    (d) Disclosure of Personal Information: We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CS or its parent company, subsidiaries or affiliates, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of CS or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.

    (e) Sale of Information: In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of CS or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this Web site. If CS or substantially all of its assets are acquired, you should assume customer information would likely be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer. In general, we may be prohibited by law and certain confidentiality restrictions from informing you of such transactions ahead of time so we assume no obligation to do so.

    (f) Access to Information: Unfortunately, we do not maintain any procedures for you to review or request changes to the information that we collect about you, except that you may request that we remove all information about you from our database by contacting us in accordance with provisions discussed below.

    4. Security

    The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.

    5. Areas of the CS website beyond CS’s control – Public comments and/or Public Forum

    The Site may include interactive sections such as commenting areas where visitors to the site can post comments. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information that could theoretically circulate about the Internet indefinitely.  As such, we recommend you exercise appropriate caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

    6. Areas of the CS website beyond CS’s control – Third party websites

    The Site contains links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we have no control over the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.

    7. Concerning children

    While we believe chilrden defintely have a place in the gardening and canning process, and we strongly encourage their involvement, CS itself is a general audience site that directs none of its content specifically at children under 18 years of age. From time-to-time we may produce content aimed specifically at encouraging and even facilitating the involvement of children in the gardening and canning processes.  However, we understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under age 18, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account. 

    8. How to contact us regarding this policy

    If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, or if you would like to have us remove your information from our database please feel contact us at the following:

    “admin ‘at’ canningseason ‘dot’ com”.

    North Woods Ventures, LLC; PO Box 47331; Plymouth, MN 55447 USA; telephone: (763) 260-4250

  • Affiliate Disclaimer

    Affiliate Disclaimer

    Effective Date: 25-March-2013:

    John P. Gavin and his company, North Woods Ventures, LLC (“NWV”), strongly support transparency on the web.  In that spirit, we want you to know this important disclosure:

    • From time to time, we will talk about certain products and/or service providers, including providing links to those products and/or service providers on this site, on which NWV will earn what’s called an “affiliate commission” for any purchases you make. As this is the ONLY way we make money from running this site, we are also VERY grateful for your supporting us this way. 

    The Canning Season (“CS”) website, podcast, and related brands are owned by NWV.   Our goal with CS is to provide advice, tips, inspiration and a sense of community as related to the topic of home canning and food preservation.

    NWV is structured as a for-profit business.  Here’s how it works: We give you access to great content and guests for free.  But it costs money for us to produce all of this content.  In return, if you click on certain of the links on the site and make a purchase when you do so, NWV may earn a commission.  And you earn our deep appreciation for your support!

    So we thought it would be helpful to share some elements of how NWV conducts itself and how we actually make money with this site.

    General Disclosures

    Maintaining trust with our listeners is critical.  There will be occasions when NWV will earn compensation directly related to people buying the products or services offered on the CS website.  Sometimes NWV will even earn compensation through your buying the products or services of our guests.  So here are the ground rules, all of which are discussed in greater detail below:

    1. We believe so firmly in maintaining trust with our listeners and readers that our policy is to set up affiliate relationships only with companies whose products and/or services we personally know and can recommend.
    1. People cannot pay NWV or its owners or employees to have their products featured or discussed on the podcast or in the blog.  If a guest has been invited to appear on the podcast, or if we talk and/or write about any product or service, it is because we have a genuine interest in the products/services and/or expertise of that guest, and think the audience will too.
    1. We frequently provide links to the sites of my guests and other sites of interest with no compensation to NWV whatsoever.
    1. When in doubt, we recommend you just assume any and all links appearing on the CS website are links for which NWV earns a commission.  This is not always the case.  But it’s a safe default if you don’t want to give it much thought.

    Finally, you can rest assured that we will endeavor to disclose anything that could be deemed a conflict of interest by a reasonable person and also to stay in full compliance with all applicable laws and rules governing the activities of this site.

    Use of Affiliate Links – Also known as “Compensated Links”

    There are certain instances where NWV will receive compensation for goods or services purchased through someone clicking on a link at the CS website.  That is called an “affiliate link” and will be labeled as such. This is the only way we earn money for running this site so we are very grateful when you support us this way.  When in doubt, we recommend you assume any and all links appearing on the CS website are links for which NWV earns a commission. 

    To illustrate, NWV is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to  That means that anytime you click on an link on the CS website and proceed to immediately purchase a product at Amazon, NWV will earn a small commission. 

    Uncompensated Links to the Web Sites of My Guests

    Yes, links placed on the CS website can be a nice way to generate sales for a guest after his or her appearance on the show.  You heard about the guest, you think it’s cool, you use the link. 

    It’s pretty simple and we don’t mind extending that courtesy to a guest who was gracious enough to give us time for an interview.  Again, we frequently provide links to the sites of my guests with no compensation to NWV whatsoever.  These links are placed so our listeners can easily learn more about or even buy the products or services or a guest.  In addition to my mentioning it in the podcast episode itself, these links would typically be posted to the CS website as well.

    Free Stuff

    Sometimes a guest will provide us with product samples, services, or certain other items of value ahead of their interview.  This is a common practice that enables us to get a better understanding of the product or service that a guest will be discussing on the show and, hopefully, make for a better episode.  When this happens, we will tell you about it during the episode in which the guest appears.

  • DMCA Policy

    Digital Millenium Copyright Act Notice

    Takedown Policy and Procedures

    North Woods Ventures, LLC, dba respects the intellectual property rights of others just as it expects third parties to respect its rights. Pursuant to Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c), a copyright owner or their agent may submit a takedown notice to us via our DMCA Agent listed below. As an Internet service provider, we are entitled to claim immunity from said infringement claims pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the DMCA. To submit a good faith infringement claim to us, you must submit notice to us that sets forth the following information:

    Notice of Infringement – Claim

    1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner (or someone authorized to act on behalf of the owner);
    2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
    3. Identification of the infringing material to be removed, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material. [Please submit the URL of the page in question to assist us in identifying the allegedly offending work];
    4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party including your name, physical address, email address, phone number and fax number;
    5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material is unauthorized by the copyright agent; and
    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 copyright owner.

    Title 17 USC §512(f) provides civil damage penalties, including costs and attorney fees, against any person who knowingly and materially misrepresents certain information in a notification of infringement under 17 USC §512(c)(3).

    DMCA Agent for North Woods Ventures, LLC:

    Send all takedown notices by email or overnight courier service for prompt attention to:

    •          Scott L. Anderson, Esq., Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson, P.A., 800 Lasalle Avenue, Suite 1900, Minneapolis, MN 55402 USA

    •          Tel: 612-359-7600

    •          Email: slanderson [at]

    Counter Notification – Restoration of Material

    If you have received a notice of material being taken down because of a copyright infringement claim, you may provide us with a counter notification in an effort to have the material in question restored to the site. Said notification must be given in writing to our DMCA Agent and must contain substantially the following elements pursuant to 17 USC Section 512(g)(3):

    1. Your physical or electronic signature.
    2. A description of the material that has been taken down and the original location of the material before it was taken down.
    3. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
    4. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located (or if you are outside of the United States, that you consent to jurisdiction of any judicial district in which the service provider may be found), and that the you will accept service of process from the person or company who provided the original infringement notification.
    5. Email your counter notice to our DMCA Agent: Scott L. Anderson, Esq., Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson, P.A., 800 Lasalle Avenue, Suite 1900, Minneapolis, MN 55402 USA Tel: 612-359-7600 Email: slanderson [at] Again, email or overnight courier is encouraged for quickest action.

    Repeat Infringer Policy

    North Woods Ventures, LLC takes copyright infringement very seriously. Pursuant to the repeat infringer policy requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, North Woods Ventures, LLC maintains a list of DMCA notices from its copyright holders with its registered DMCA Agent. The company makes a good faith effort to identify any repeat infringers on this list pursuant to the safe harbor requirements of the DMCA.


    North Woods Ventures, LLC reserves the right to modify the contents of this page and its policy for handling DMCA claims at any time for any reason. You are encouraged to check back to review this policy frequently for any changes.