Notice and takedown policy

After initial verification of a data-privacy complaint, it is the archive’s policy to suspend online access to the content in question immediately – if the request is valid under the relevant legislation and the data subject has verified their identity.

Notice and takedown procedure

The archive has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that consent from those whose personal data may be featured in online archival collections has been obtained in compliance with the archive’s obligations under the UK’s data protection legislation, namely the UK GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

If you believe that online publication and access to your personal data in the online records infringes your data privacy rights, you may request that the content is taken down from our website.

You may also request that material about you is taken down from our website by invoking your “right to be forgotten”.

Your takedown request must be in writing and include the following information:

  • Your name, email address and phone number
  • The website address where you found the content
  • A description that clearly identifies the content in question and includes a unique reference number or unique identifier, if available
  • The nature of your request regarding this content
  • A copy of an identification document with address.

Send your request and ID to [email protected]

Your request will be acknowledged within 7 working days of receipt.

Upon receipt of your request, we will validate both your request and your ID to check that we have all the information we need.

After validation, we will immediately take down the content from our website while we investigate the matter further.

During our investigation, we will look into your takedown request and reach a decision about whether the content should remain on our website.  If we agree and approve your request, we will confirm the removal of the data from our website and check whether this has any implications for any original source material from which the online material was derived.  If your request is denied, we will reinstate the content on our website.  In both instances, we will record our decision and advise you of the outcome.