University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Archive and Manuscript Collections

Takedown Policy

Collections on the platform collections.ed.ac.uk make every effort to ensure that published content does not infringe any person's rights, or applicable UK laws.

However, if you believe that content, in any of the sites hosted on this platform, may be illegal, please contact the Head of Special Collections & Centre for Research Collections who will review the complaint and take appropriate action.

Centre for Research Collections (Library & University Collections)
Main Library, George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ
Email:

Please note the Library is staffed 9-5pm Monday-Friday.

Making a complaint

In the body of the email please provide the following information:

On receipt of your complaint, the Centre for Research Collections will:
  1. Make an initial assessment of its validity
  2. For all but spurious complaints, temporarily remove access to the item that is subject to complaint
  3. Acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email
  4. Contact the journal responsible for the publication of the content in question to invite a response
  5. Seek to verify your identity and authority as complainant
  6. Refer the complaint to the University's Legal Advisor for comment and advice

Potential outcomes:

When the Head of Special Collections & Centre for Research Collections has verified the authenticity of your complaint and has been advised that it is ostensibly legitimate, the file will be permanently removed from public access.
OR
If the Legal Advisor confirms that it does not breach any law then the item will be reinstated.