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OSIER Take-down policy

1. The OSIER project and repository

The OSIER project has been set up to share resources to support the training of educators in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and in Global Citizenship.

The OSIER online repository contains resources donated by a number of individuals and institutions. These resources are made available to the wider community under Creative Commons licenses, selected by the author or depositor. Authors and depositors are aware of the legal issues surrounding the freely licensed release of resources, through advice offered on the OSIER repository.

Legal responsibility resides with the individual who allocates the Creative Commons licence to the resource when it is uploaded to the repository. Please see the OSIER Terms and Conditions.

2. Grounds for complaint

You can complain to the project management if you are of the opinion that a resource within the OSIER repository:

  • is an infringement of your intellectual property rights; or
  • is an infringement of your moral rights; or
  • is offensive or unacceptable in some other way.

3. Registering a complaint

Please immediately contact with all of the following information:

  • identification of the item by title, description and its URL;
  • the nature of the complaint;
  • whatever supporting or substantiating evidence you have; and
  • 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 (in the case of intellectual property rights or moral rights only).

4. Initial action

Unless your complaint is judged immediately to be spurious or erroneous, the item will be blocked from public access within three working days of receipt of your complaint. You will be informed that this has been done.

5. Complaint evaluation

OSIER project management will evaluate your complaint, where possible in conjunction with the author and/or depositor of the resource. The project management may also seek legal advice if this is thought necessary. You will be informed of the progress of the evaluation, during which time the resource will remain blocked from public access.

6. Resolution of the complaint

The OSIER project encourages the swift resolution of complaints through dialogue between the complainant, the resource author and/or depositor and the project management. As a result of complaint resolution, one of the following will happen:

  • the material is replaced on the OSIER repository unchanged; or
  • the material is replaced on the OSIER repository with changes; or
  • the material is removed permanently from the OSIER repository.

If the complaint cannot be resolved within 60 days, the resource will be removed permanently from the repository.

7. Data protection

Any personal information you provide in your complaint shall be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and subordinate legislation.

You can also access printable copies of this policy.