Takedown Policy

In making material available online Vestiges Journal acts in good faith. However, despite these safeguards, we recognise that from time to time material published online may be in breach of copyright laws, contain sensitive personal data, or include content that may be regarded as obscene or defamatory. If you are concerned that you have found material on our website, for which you have not given permission, contravenes privacy laws, is obscene / defamatory and in terms of copyright law is not covered by a limitation or exception, please contact us via the addresses on the Vestiges website stating the following:

Upon receipt of notification our 'Notice and Takedown' procedure will then be invoked as follows:

  1. 1. We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint.
  2. 2. Upon receipt of a valid complaint the material will be temporarily removed from the Vestiges website pending an agreed solution.
  3. 3. 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:

Note: this policy is modelled on that of the British Library