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LJMU Data Repository Notice and Takedown Policy

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material in LJMU Data Repository which infringes UK law, please contact us by emailing researchdata@ljmu.ac.uk, stating the following:

  1. Your contact details and the reason for the withdrawal request
  2. The full bibliographic details of the material and the full URL.
  3. Proof that you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative.

Upon receipt of notification the "Notice and Takedown" procedure is then invoked as follows:

  1. LJMU will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint. We aim to acknowledge and assess the complaint within seven days of receipt.
  2. Where grounds for complaint are plausible, the material will be temporarily removed from public view in LJMU Data Repository pending an agreed solution.
  3. LJMU will contact the contributor who deposited the material, if relevant. The contributor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what allegations, and will be encouraged to assuage the complaints concerned.
  4. The complainant and the contributor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, with the following possible outcomes:
    • The material is replaced on LJMU Data Repository unchanged.
    • The material is replaced on LJMU Data Repository with changes.
    • The material is permanently removed from LJMU Data Repository.
    • In some cases a metadata record will remain. This will be on a case by case basis.
  5. If the contributor and the complainant are unable to agree a solution from receipt of notification, the material will remain unavailable through LJMU Data Repository until a time when a resolution has been reached. It may be necessary for us to seek legal advice before the complaint can be fully resolved.