store is locked

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my store is locked. I'm able to log in as admin. But our website isnt available. After research mails, we noticed that shopify legal wrote us that we have a unlicensed theme and thats the reaseon why shopify locked our store. 
Now we want to purchase the theme, but its not possible due to an "server error". What should we do to get the theme and get the store unlocked / online again?

We have open 3 shopify support tickets yesterday and today , but nobody answers us..

Thank you!

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Hi, @vladijocha 

I'm sorry to hear about your experience here, and I understand you will want to get your storefront unlocked as soon as possible! The best thing to do in this case is to respond to the email from our Legal Trus and Safety team. They will be able to give you the steps you need to follow in order to rectify the theme issue and get your business back up and running. If you reply to the email that the team has sent you, it will go directly back to their specific inbox so they will see your response and can take action.

If the Legal Trust and Safety team are chatting with you about this at the moment, it's best not to start any new support chats for the time being, as the Support Advisors you chat with there would not have the same level of access to your account as the Legal team; so they would not really be able to give you any updates. The Legal team will be able to help you out here with the next steps.

I'm sure this will be resolved for you soon!

Ava | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Hello Ava,

a) I've respond shopify legal team yesterday at 16:00.
Today at 17:40 (24h later) they wrote me back "For assistance with purchasing or removing themes, please contact Shopify support:"

b) I've also contacted yesterday and today the shopify support. They told me I should contact the legal team. 

So what should I do now?

Fact is that our store is down about 36h. And I dont get any information how I can get it online back.

This situation is really frustrated, I connot believe that shopify deals this way with its customers.