Terms and Conditions

Lewis Paper International, Inc. Terms & Conditions

1. Agreement

Thank you for visiting or using our site – we’re glad you’re here!  Please read the remainder of this document carefully, as it constitutes our agreement regarding your use of this website.


This website is operated by Lewis Paper International, Inc. (“Lewis,” “us” or “we”).  Please note that by using this website or any other website made available by Lewis (each, a “Site”), whether by ordering products from Lewis or providing any information to Lewis through a Lewis Site, or by browsing a Lewis Site, you agree to these Lewis Terms & Conditions (the “Agreement”), which constitute a legally binding and valid agreement between you and Lewis concerning use of the Site and the matters described herein.

If you are an individual using this Site on your own behalf, the words “you” and “your” refer to you personally, you represent that you are of legal age to enter into a contract and agree that you will be bound by this Agreement.  If you are using this Site on behalf of a company or other legal entity such as your employer (“company”), you represent that you are authorized by the company to do so and have authority to legally bind the company, and the company agrees that the words “you” and “your” will refer to the company, which will be bound by this Agreement.  If you do not agree, use of this or any other Lewis Site is not permitted.

2. Changes to Agreement

Lewis may modify this Agreement at any time without prior notice.  Your use of the Site after the date any modifications to the Agreement are posted, which will be noted on this page, constitutes your acceptance of the modified Agreement even if you have not reviewed the modified Agreement.  Lewis encourages you to review this Agreement each time you use this Site. 

3. Copyright, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property Rights

This Site is Copyright © Lewis Paper International, Inc.  All rights reserved.  As between you and Lewis, all rights, title and interest in and to this Site, including all elements thereof, regardless of form, and all materials and information comprising this Site, including the text, graphics, design, and selection and arrangement of all such elements (collectively, “Content”), are owned by Lewis and/or its licensors.  All trademarks and service marks incorporating the terms “LEWIS” or “LEWIS PAPER” and related graphics and logos are owned by Lewis.  All other trademarks and service marks, including company names and product names, are properties of their respective owners. 

4. Use of This Site; Accounts

Lewis makes this Site available solely for the use by individuals, companies and organizations who want to review the products and services we offer in connection with determining whether to enter into retail purchase transactions or conduct other business with Lewis, and to engage in those transactions.  Lewis grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, royalty-free license to use this Site, and to display, print, copy and distribute (in reasonably quantities only as necessary) any Content on this Site, solely related to the products and solely for the foregoing purpose.  If you establish an account with Lewis, you may use your account only for this purpose.  Establishment or use of an account with Lewis for any other purpose, including competitive intelligence gathering, is prohibited. 

To create an account on the Site, you must be at least 18 years old and all information you provide must be truthful and accurate.  If your information changes at any time, please update your account to reflect those changes.  You agree not share your Lewis account with any third party and to safeguard as confidential all user names and passwords associated with your account with Lewis.  You will be responsible for all activity and purchases made using your account.  If you believe your account has been compromised in any way, you must notify Lewis as soon as possible.

5. Product Information; Errors, Inaccuracies


Products shown on the Site may be available in certain Lewis distribution centers, but their prices and availability may vary based on location and are subject to change without notice.  Prices for products shown on the Site apply to products on the Site only and may not be identical to the prices at which the products may be sold at Lewis’ distribution centers.  Products displayed on the Site using photographs or illustrations may not be exact representations of the actual product sold.  Lewis cannot be responsible for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or discrepancies (collectively, “errors”) in color, size, shape or any other aspects of products shown in illustrations or photographs or contained in descriptions.  In addition, the Content on the Site may contain typographical or other errors, whether in product descriptions or otherwise, and may not be complete or current.  Lewis reserves the right to correct any such errors and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.  Lewis does not, however, guarantee that any such errors will be corrected, and will not be responsible for them.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

6. Orders, Delivery Dates and Shipping

When you place an order on this Site, Lewis will send you an email confirmation to confirm your order (and in some cases a separate email to let you know when your order has been shipped if you have placed your order on orderlewis.com). 
Delivery dates are estimated based on the date of Lewis’ confirmation of your order.  Lewis does not make any guaranty or commitment with respect to any delivery date or time and shall not be liable for any delay in shipping any orders sold hereunder, but Lewis will use commercially reasonable efforts to meet estimated delivery dates and times, in all cases subject to events beyond Lewis’ reasonable control such as those described in the Force Majeure paragraph below.  To check the delivery status of your order, please visit Lewis’ Order Status page.  We cannot determine exact delivery time, but we can tell you if your order has been shipped, and whether any problems with it have been reported to us.  In most cases, orders are delivered between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  Notwithstanding the above, Lewis reserves the right not to fulfill any order for any reason and/or to limit the quantities of any item ordered, without any liability to Lewis except that, in such event, Lewis will inform you and provide a refund of any payments made for any products which Lewis shall not ship.  Any order confirmation sent by Lewis does not constitute Lewis’ agreement to ship you the ordered product but serves solely to acknowledge that Lewis has received your order. 

Lewis does not charge for shipping for orders of $50 or more (unless orders are outside our delivery zone).  Orders under $50 will incur a shipping charge.  An additional fee will be charged for delivery of Oversize Items.  Oversize Items are items which weigh 100 pounds or more (excluding packaging) and which are identified as Oversize Items on the individual product page or other related pages.  Lewis delivers to street addresses only – not to P.O. Boxes or APO/FPO locations – and only within the contiguous United States.

7. Payment

Unless otherwise agreed, you agree to pay Lewis at the time of purchase all amounts due for purchases made through the Site or, at Lewis’ option, upon receipt of Lewis’ invoice.  Lewis’ invoices shall be deemed received on the date sent if transmitted electronically, two (2) business days after the invoice date if mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, and if sent by delivery service, as indicated in the applicable receipt or tracking information.  Sales not paid for at the time of purchase may be subject to credit approval, at Lewis’ sole discretion, which may require your agreement to separate financing terms which will be provided to you if applicable. 

8. Taxes

Lewis shall add to the purchase price of all taxable items purchased, as required by law, the amount of applicable sales, revenue, excise or other taxes (including any interest and additions with respect thereto) relating to the sale of goods hereunder, and you agree to pay such taxes whenever assessed.  Lewis collects sales tax in states where we have physical presence (or nexus), including Colorado and Illinois.  Lewis also collects sales tax in states that have adopted the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA), including Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  Lewis does not collect sales or use taxes in any state not listed above because Lewis is not required by law to do so in these states.  If you are a tax-exempt organization or a reseller, you must provide a copy of your tax certificate to Lewis’ Credit Department, either by fax to 847-520-0073 or by email to [email protected], and you must complete the applicable tax exemption form and submit it with your tax certificate to Lewis.  Sample tax exemption forms may be found at lewispaper.com, or you may contact the applicable state tax authority.  Your tax-exempt status will be noted in your account upon verification by Lewis.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Even if Lewis does not collect sales tax from you, you may owe sales tax on the purchases you make from Lewis.  The tax may be reported and paid on your individual income tax return or by filing a consumer use tax return.  For more information, please visit your state's department of revenue website or contact your tax advisor.  The statements in this paragraph are provided for informational purposes only and not as tax or legal advice. 

9. Product Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase from Lewis, you can return most items for any reason at no charge within thirty (30) days from the purchase date unless Lewis has agreed that that payment would not be made at the time of purchase but after receipt of Lewis’ invoice.  A restocking charge may be assessed.  Your purchase must be returned in salable condition with the original packaging, including Universal Product Code (UPC), all manuals and parts, and your receipt or packing slip.  A Return Authorization (RA) number must be obtained from a Lewis Customer Service Representative before merchandise can be returned (see contact information below).

Software and cartridges are not returnable if they have been opened.  Food and perishable items are not eligible for returns, nor are specially manufactured items or orders involving custom cutting or other customized modifications or work. 

You can bring your item to any Lewis location, even if you ordered it online.  We also offer convenient online returns; simply click on "Return an Item" or call Lewis Customer Service at 800-316-0722 Ext. 539 (LEW).  Depending on your location and the item you want to return, Lewis will either send you a return label via email with return shipping instructions, or will arrange to pick up your item.  You will receive credit for the returned item shortly after the product is received at Lewis’ warehouse and confirmed to meet all requirements for a return.  If the reason for the return is not a result of a Lewis error or a defective product, the cost of the return shipping will be deducted from your refund, unless you pre-paid the return shipping fees or returned the product at a Lewis location.  Lewis carefully monitors returns, and in some cases, Lewis may refuse to accept a return in the absence of a receipt.

10. Order Cancellation

You may not cancel or delay any order under this Agreement without Lewis’ prior written consent, which it shall be under no obligation to provide.  If Lewis does agree to accept a cancellation or delay by you of an order, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions acceptable to Lewis.  In any event, you will be responsible and liable for any additional costs or other losses incurred by Lewis resulting from your cancellation or delay, including any lost profit and other incurred by Lewis.

11. Security Interest

The sale of products to you by Lewis shall be deemed sales of goods governed by the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of Illinois (810 ILCS 5/).  You hereby grant to Lewis a purchase money security interest in each individual product you purchase from Lewis until the applicable price is paid in full.  Upon Lewis’ request, you agree to sign such documents as Lewis deems reasonably necessary to perfect such security interest.  Payment in full shall release the security interest in the applicable product.  If you do not notify Lewis in writing within thirty (30) days of a legitimate, good-faith dispute regarding any billing matter, you waive the right to dispute the bill.  Subject to Lewis’ Return Policy set forth herein, your payment obligations are absolute and unconditional, and shall not be subject to any delay, reduction, set-off, defense, or counterclaim for any reason.  If you fail to pay any amount when due, and your default continues for ten (10) business days after written notice thereof from Lewis (which may be made by email to the email address associated with your account), all unpaid sums shall become immediately due and payable, and Lewis may without prejudice to its other rights or remedies under this Agreement or at law or in equity: (a) charge you late fees on the amount owing from the due date until the date of actual payment at the rate of the lesser of 1.5% per month or the highest rate allowed by law; (b) suspend your account with Lewis, including the provision of any additional products under this Agreement or any other agreement with Lewis for which you have not yet paid Lewis is paid in full; and (b) Lewis shall have all rights and remedies provided under the Uniform Commercial Code and any applicable municipal, state, or federal law.  You shall be responsible for Lewis’ costs of collecting any amount due hereunder which you have failed to pay pursuant to this Agreement, including applicable attorney and collection firm fees, and all associated costs.  Lewis’ rights and remedies under this Agreement shall be cumulative. 

12. No Harmful Action

You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of any Site, affect its proper operation, or render it inaccessible to others or otherwise modify or cause damage to the Site or any Content contained on it.  Except as permitted under this Agreement or as otherwise permitted by law, you may not copy or distribute any part of this Site or any Content, nor reverse-engineer any part of the Site or its underlying technology.  You agree not to use any manual or automated means to scrape or collect data from the Site or with regard to Lewis’ Site users, customers or suppliers for any purpose.  You agree not to engage in any activity with regard to this Site commonly referred to as “hacking,” including cyberattack or other malicious intrusion into or breach of security with respect to Lewis’ data or computer systems or those of any of its customers or suppliers.

13. Links to Other Websites

Any links to third party websites contained on any Lewis Site are provided for your information or convenience only and do not imply or constitute an endorsement by Lewis of any third party products.  Lewis is not responsible for the operation of any third party websites, nor their content, accessibility, or anything else regarding those websites.  Your access or use of such third party websites is entirely at your own risk. 

14. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and defend Lewis, its affiliates and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities and causes of action (including expenses and reasonable attorneys' fees) incurred by them arising out of or relating to your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement, including claims made by third parties for infringement of intellectual property rights.  You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.  Lewis reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

15. Warranty And Liability Disclaimers and Limitations

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  LEWIS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER REGARDING THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR OTHER CONTENT FOUND ON THIS SITE, NOR ITS OR THEIR SUITABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, VALIDITY, FUNCTIONALITY OR PERFORMANCE, NOR WITH RESPECT TO ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THE SITE, OR ANYTHING ELSE.  ALL OF THE FOREGOING ARE PROVIDED BY LEWIS "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  THE MANUFACTURERS OF PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THE SITE MAY MAKE THEIR OWN WARRANTIES, BUT THESE WARRANTIES ARE NOT MADE BY LEWIS AND, ACCORDINGLY, YOU MAY NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY CLAIMS AGAINST LEWIS.  LEWIS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCESSIBILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR PERFORMANCE. 

IN NO EVENT SHALL LEWIS, ITS AFFILIATES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, WHETHER RESULTING FROM DELAYS, INTERRUPTION OR UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SITE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR THE ALTERATION, DELETION, DESTRUCTION, DAMAGE, LOSS, DISCLOSURE, UNAVAILABILITY OR NON-STORAGE OF DATA, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE, THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR OTHER CONTENT ON THIS SITE, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN OR ON THE SITE OR ITS OPERATION, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR DATA OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THIS SITE, ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY YOU WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, NOR WITH RESPECT TO ANY PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE FROM LEWIS OR WHICH YOU HAVE PURCHASED, NOR IN ANY OTHER MANNER ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH LEWIS.  IN NO EVENT SHALL LEWIS, ITS AFFILIATES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING OR ANY OTHER CAUSE IN EXCESS OF TEN DOLLARS ($10.00) IN THE AGGREGATE, EXCEPT THAT WITH REGARD TO ANY CLAIM RELATED TO PRODUCTS DELIVERED OR FOR NON-DELIVERY OF PRODUCTS, IN NO EVENT SHALL LEWIS’ LIABILITY BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCTS SOLD HEREUNDER IN RESPECT OF WHICH ANY DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED, AND FAILURE TO GIVE NOTICE OF ANY CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE SHALL CONSTITUTE A WAIVER BY YOU OF ALL CLAIMS IN RESPECT OF SUCH PRODUCTS.  THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LEWIS’ LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER ANY ACTION AGAINST LEWIS IS BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF LEWIS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES, AND ARE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT WHICH REFLECT THE PARTIES’ AGREED UPON ALLOCATION OF RISK. 

SOME STATES AND/OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DAMAGES TO THE EXTENT SET FORTH ABOVE AND, IN SUCH EVENT, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW. 

16. Termination

Lewis may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate this Agreement, your access to the Site (in whole or in part) and/or your account with Lewis, for any reason, including breach of this Agreement.  If this Agreement is terminated, all provisions disclaiming and limiting Lewis’ damages, warranties and liability, setting forth ownership rights and restrictions regarding use of the Site, providing for indemnification and all representations and warranties, will survive termination.  Except with respect to your rights under Lewis’ Return Policy regarding products you purchase through this Site from Lewis, your sole remedy, if you are dissatisfied with the Site or with any service provided by Lewis through this Site or otherwise, is to cease using this Site.

17. Comments and Feedback

Lewis welcomes your comments and feedback.  During the course of this Agreement or otherwise, Lewis may solicit or you might provide on your own initiative input, ideas, questions, suggestions, comments or other communications regarding our Site, its feature, functions, underlying technologies, the products Lewis sells, or with respect to how Lewis operates its business or may better serve its customers, or other matters relevant to Lewis’ business, the business sectors and industries in which Lewis operates, or any other matter which might be useful or of commercial value to Lewis, regardless of its nature (collectively, “Feedback”).  You agree that Lewis shall not be under any obligation to regard or treat any Feedback as proprietary or confidential to you nor shall Lewis be restricted from using Feedback in any way.  Your submission of any Feedback to Lewis shall constitute an assignment to Lewis of all worldwide rights, title and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights you might have in the Feedback, and Lewis will be entitled to use, reproduce, modify, disclose, publish and distribute any material or information you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensation to you.  For this reason, Lewis requests that you not send us any Feedback that you do not wish to assign to us, nor any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code, suggestions regarding technology, business methods, original artwork or any other matter protectable under existing intellectual property laws.  You agree not to submit any Feedback that may be in violation of any agreement or obligation to keep the Feedback confidential.  Lewis expressly disclaims any interest in any Feedback that you are not authorized to submit.  All Feedback shall be and remain the exclusive property of Lewis.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, you retain an unlimited, perpetual, royalty-free license to use any Feedback not applicable to Lewis’ business for any legal purpose which does not constitute competition with Lewis.

18. Privacy

Please see Lewis’ Privacy Policy for information regarding Lewis’ handling of Personal Information.

19. Miscellaneous

Defined terms in this Agreement shall apply equally to both the singular and the plural forms of the terms defined.  The term “person” includes individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, other legal entities, organizations and associations, and any government or governmental agency or authority.  The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.”  The words “approval,” “consent” and “notice” shall be deemed to be preceded by the word “written.”  The word “will” shall be deemed synonymous with “shall” when referring to the acts and obligations of a party.  A reference to the “terms” of this Agreement or other applicable document means all terms, conditions and other provisions of this Agreement or such other document referred to.  The rule of construction to the effect that any ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not be employed in the interpretation of this Agreement or any other document executed and delivered by either party in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.  The captions in this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and shall not be used to interpret this Agreement.  All dollar amounts stated in this Agreement are in U.S. dollars.

This Agreement shall be deemed to have been made in the United States in the State of Illinois and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with, and the validity and performance hereof shall be governed by, the laws of the State of Illinois, without reference to principles of conflicts of laws.  You hereby consent to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois, in Cook County in connection with any action or proceeding instituted relating to this Agreement.  No such action may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the date on which it arose or the date it could reasonably have been discovered by you.

If any provision of this Agreement or portion thereof is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, so that the remainder of that provision and all remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, except for payment obligations, neither party will be liable for any breach of this Agreement or resulting damages from delay or failure with respect to any obligation hereunder, nor for any damages or loss of any kind, resulting from causes beyond its reasonable control, including acts of God, earthquake, storms or other elements of nature, labor disputes, blockages, embargoes, riots or other industrial disturbances, mechanical, electrical, electronic, telecommunications, Internet or other third party supplier delay or failure, acts or orders of any governmental authority, criminal acts, war or terrorism, including cyberattack or other malicious intrusion into or breach of security with respect to data or computer systems.

This Agreement supersedes in full all prior discussions and agreements, oral and written, between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and constitutes the entire understanding of the parties.  No additional terms and conditions proposed by you, whether electronically or otherwise or associated with any you purchase order or otherwise, shall be applicable to this Agreement or any Lewis products at present or in the future, absent the express manual written consent thereto by Lewis. 

No amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be valid or binding upon the parties unless it is in writing and signed by the duly authorized officers of the parties, subject to Lewis’ rights set forth in the “Changes to Agreement” section above.

The provisions of this Agreement are for the sole benefit of the parties hereto, including Lewis’ affiliates, and this Agreement neither confers any rights, benefits, or claims upon any person or entity not a party hereto nor precludes any actions against, or rights of recovery from, any persons or entities not parties hereto. 

20. Reporting Copyright Violations – Copyright Agent – Notice and Procedure for Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512 of the U.S. Copyright Law (See http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html)

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on any network, service or product provided by Lewis in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us as described below. This procedure and the following information is provided exclusively for this purpose. Any other inquiries will not receive a response through this process.

Please note that your notification must be in writing and contain substantially the following information to be effective:

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

2. 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.

3. 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 Lewis to locate the material.

4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Lewis to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.

5. A statement that you 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.

6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Written notification must be submitted to Lewis’ Designated Agent:

Norine P. Miller
Lewis Paper International Inc.
Corporate Office
1400 S Wolf Rd # 100
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 520-3386
Email: [email protected]

Note: By submitting your notification to Lewis’ Designated Agent, you represent, under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on such person's behalf, and that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. In addition, be advised that under U.S. Copyright law, 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(f) [Misrepresentations], any person who knowingly materially misrepresents in the notification described above that material or activity is infringing shall be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorized licensee, or by a service provider, e.g., Lewis, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of the service provider relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material.

Upon receipt by Lewis’ Designated Agent of the required notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 6 above, Lewis shall take reasonable steps to:

1. Remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing;

2. Forward the written notification to the alleged infringer (Lewis subscriber);

3. Promptly notify the Lewis subscriber that Lewis has removed or disabled access to the material.

Counter Notification: If you are affected by the aforementioned notification of claimed infringement, you may provide a counter notification to Lewis. To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to Lewis’ Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:

1. A physical or electronic signature of the Lewis subscriber.

2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the Lewis subscriber has 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. The Lewis subscriber's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the Lewis subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the Lewis subscriber's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the Lewis subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.

Upon receipt of a Counter Notification from the affected Lewis subscriber containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above, Lewis shall:

1. Promptly provide you (the complaining party) with a copy of the Counter Notification;

2. Inform you that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it within ten (10) business days;

3. Replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it not less than ten (10), nor more than fourteen (14), business days following receipt of the Counter Notification, unless Lewis’ Designated Agent first receives notice from you, the complaining party who initially submitted the notification described above, that an action has been filed by you or on your behalf seeking a court order to restrain the Lewis subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Lewis’ system or network.

Last Revised: 9/23/16