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Notice and Takedown Policy

All images and metadata in these collections are subject to removal pending the outcome of any complaint.

Complaints may concern (but are not limited to) rights issues, unauthorised digital reproduction and/or copying and data protection.

If you are the rights owner of any of the material in Birkbeck Image Collections which you have not given permission to publish, please contact Paul Rigg, Senior Assistant Librarian: Repository and Digital Media Management (please also cc Robert Atkinson, the Director of Library and Media Services) detailing:

  • Full metadata details of the record that describes the image.
  • Exact URL where you found the image.
  • Confirmation that you are the rights owner or that you are authorised to act for the rights owner.
  • The reason you believe your rights have been infringed.
  • Your contact details (including email address and telephone).

Upon receipt of a complaint, Birkbeck Library will:

  1. Acknowledge the receipt of your complaint by email and will make an initial assessment of the validity of the complaint.
  2. If the complaint is deemed to be valid, the image and metadata record will be temporarily removed from the Birkbeck LUNA Collections website pending an agreed solution.
  3. Birkbeck Library will conduct further investigation on the image and/or metadata concerned and will aim to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably to the satisfaction of both Birkbeck Library and the complainant, with the following possible outcomes:
    1. The image and metadata record are replaced on Birkbeck LUNA Collections website unchanged.
    2. The image remains on Birkbeck LUNA Collections  unchanged but the metadata record is amended.
    3. The image and metadata record are permanently removed from Birkbeck LUNA Collections website

If Birkbeck Library and the complainant are unable to agree a solution, the material will remain unavailable through the Birkbeck LUNA Collections website until such time a resolution is reached.