Copyright Policy

The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) respects the intellectual property, publicity, and other rights of Users and third parties. ECF complies with Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. § 512, as described in this policy.

ECF, in appropriate circumstances, may suspend and/or terminate the registration of Users who infringe, or repeatedly infringe, the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

Notice of Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify ECF’s Copyright Agent in writing and provide the following information:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive copyright that has been infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. Identification of the material that you claim is infringing, and the location of such material on the ECF Vital Practices Website;
  4. The address, telephone number, and email address where you may be contacted;
  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Please note that, under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages. Please also note that the information provided in your notice may be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content.

As required under the DMCA, we will remove or disable the material claimed to be infringement. We may post claimant information in place of the material.


If you are notified of a third party claim of infringement, you may choose to send ECF a “counter notice” in writing including the following information:

  1. Your physical or electronic signature;
  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, made 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; and
  4. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of federal district court for the judicial district in which you are located (or if you are located outside of the United States, the Southern District of New York), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of infringement or an agent of such person.

Please note that, under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

If you send us a valid counter-notification, we will restore your removed or disabled material, unless our Copyright Agent first receives notice from the complaining party that it has filed a court action to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the material in question.

Copyright Agent

Send notices with the required information to:

Copyright Agent
ECP Vital Practices
Episcopal Church Foundation
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 750
New York, NY 10115