Copyright Policy

Yalla respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we expect you to do the same. Yalla Terms of Service and Community Guidelines do not allow posting, sharing, or sending any content that violates or infringes someone else’s copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights.

Copyright

Copyright is a legal right that protects original works of authorship (e.g., music, photos, videos, etc.). Generally, copyright protects an original expression of an idea but does not protect underlying ideas or facts.

Copyright Infringement

We do not allow any content that infringes copyright. Any use of copyrighted content of others without proper authorization or legally valid reason may lead to a violation. In some cases, you may be required to provide evidence to prove that you are entitled to use copyrighted content of others.

Removal of Content; Suspension or Termination of Account

Any user content that infringes other person’s copyright may be removed. Your account may be suspended or terminated for multiple copyright violations in connection with your use of the Yalla Website or app, or other violations of the Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.

Copyright Infringement Notification

If you believe that your copyright-protected work was posted on Yalla’s site or app, or otherwise hosted by Yalla without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification.We will process and protect such personal data in accordance with the relevant provisions of our privacy policy.

The notification must include the following:

Submit the above information to us:

By Email: [email protected]latech.ae; or

By Mail: Yalla Technology

Address: P.O. Box 501913, DIC16, Dubai Internet City, UAE

Attention: Copyright Infringement

Before submitting a notification, please be aware of that intentionally submitting a misleading or fraudulent report may lead to liability for damages under section 512(f) of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) or similar laws in other countries.

We will process and protect such personal data in accordance with the relevant provisions of our privacy policy.

Copyright Infringement Counter-Notification

If you receive a copyright infringement notification that you believe to be in error, you may provide us with a counter-notification.

The counter-notification must include the following:

Submit the above information to us:

By Email: [email protected]; or

By Mail: Yalla Technology

Address: P.O. Box 501913, DIC16, Dubai Internet City, UAE

Attention: Copyright Infringement Counter

The counter-notification process may take no less than 10 business days to complete, please be patient. During this time, the copyright claimant may file an action seeking a court order to keep the content down. Please note that we will forward the entire counter-notification to the copyright claimant, including any personal information you provide, and the counter-notification may be made public. The claimant may use this information to file a lawsuit against you.

If we do not receive notice within 10 business days that the original reporter is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the material at issue, we may replace or cease disabling access to the material that was removed. The decision to re-post any material is at Yalla’s sole discretion.

We will process and protect such personal data in accordance with the relevant provisions of our privacy policy.

Trademark

A trademark is a word, symbol, slogan, design, or combination of any of the foregoing that identifies the source of a product or service and distinguishes it from other products or services.

Yalla’s policies prohibit any content that infringes on another person’s trademark. Using another person’s trademark in a way that may mislead or confuse people to believe that you are affiliated with the trademark owner may be a violation of our trademark policy.

However, using another person’s trademark for the purpose of accurately referencing the trademark owner’s products or services, or to compare them to other products or services, is generally not considered a violation of our trademark policy.

Removal of Content; Suspension or Termination of Account

Any user content that infringes other person’s trademark may be removed. Your account may be suspended or terminated for multiple trademark violations in connection with your use of the Yalla site or app, or other violations of the Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.

Trademark Infringement Notification

Yalla may investigate reports that are submitted by the trademark holder or their authorized representative. You can submit a trademark report to us through email ([email protected]), by providing the following information:

If we remove content in response to a report of trademark infringement, we may notify the person you reported to inform them the content was removed. We may also provide them with your contact information, including your email address and the name of the trademark owner, and/or details of your report.

We will process and protect such personal data in accordance with the relevant provisions of our privacy policy.

General Note:

As a Yalla user, you are responsible for the content you post. If you have questions about copyright law or trademark law, such as questions about whether your content or your use of another person’s name or brand infringes or otherwise violates another person’s rights, you may want to contact an attorney. If you are unsure whether the material you plan to report to us is infringing or otherwise violating another person’s right, you may also want to first seek legal advice before reporting such content to us.

If you submit a report or infringement notification to us, we may contact you if we have additional questions about your report or notification. Please note that Yalla is not in a position to adjudicate disputes between third parties, and may not be able to remove the content or suspend the account you reported for infringement or violation. As an alternative, you may want to contact the person who posted the content or owns the account to try to resolve your issue directly.