Notice and takedown policy

Advice for rights holders

Notice and takedown procedure

Please email if you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material in the LJMU E-Theses Collection for which either:

  • You have not given permission
  • The item is not covered by a limitation or exception in national law

Please email stating the following:

  • Your contact details
  • The full bibliographic details of the material
  • The exact and full URL where you found the material
  • Proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative

Upon receipt of notification, the ‘Notice and Takedown’ procedure is then invoked as follows:

  • 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.
  • Upon receipt of a valid complaint, the material will be temporarily removed from the LJMU E-Theses Collection pending an agreed solution.
  • 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.
  • 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 the LJMU E-Theses Collection unchanged

The material is replaced on the LJMU E-Theses Collection with changes

The material is permanently removed from the website

  • If the contributor and the complainant are unable to agree a solution, the material will remain unavailable through the LJMU E-Theses Collection until a time when a resolution has been reached.