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White Rose eTheses Online: Notice and Take Down Policy: procedure in case of complaint

If you feel that content in White Rose Etheses Online infringes UK law, or you are the thesis author and are unhappy that it is online, please notify White Rose Etheses Online by emailing etheses@whiterose.ac.uk including the URL of the record and the reason for the withdrawal request.

  1. Your complaint will be acknowledged and an initial assessment will be undertaken once day White Rose Etheses Online staff become aware 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 Where grounds for complaint are plausible, the material will be withdrawn from public view.
  3. It may be necessary for us to seek legal advice before the complaint can be fully resolved.
  4. If the complaint is well founded, the material will be permanently withdrawn from the repository. In some cases a metadata record may remain. This will be agreed on a case by case basis.

Please note, it is very likely the eThesis is available online through the British Library's EThoS service because we exchange eThesis data with them. Therefore, if we receive a "take down" request, we will inform the British Library.