RIBApix takedown policy
Images on RIBApix are subject to the takedown policy below. If we are contacted by a possible rights-holder we will remove the material in question from our website until we have been able to assess the case, and if appropriate we will ensure the material is removed permanently.
RIBAPIX TAKEDOWN POLICY
To contact us about removal of material, please email our Imaging Services team at RIBApix@riba.org, or write to us at:
RIBA Imaging Services
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD, UK
We will always act in good faith but from time to time we may publish material online that inadvertently is in breach of copyright, contains sensitive personal data or includes obscene or defamatory content.
If we receive a request to remove material from RIBApix we will immediately remove the material in question. A review panel (the Panel) will then assess the request and consider it on its merits. The Panel will aim to respond definitively within four weeks, but may require additional time to seek external advice where appropriate.
The Panel may direct continued withdrawal of the material if at least one of the following applies:
- The material is protected by copyright and the copyright-holder refuses permission for it to be made available online.
- The material is personal information about someone who is still alive and continued online access would be unlawful or unfair to him or her under the Data Protection Act 1998 or would breach his/her or his/her family’s right to a private and family life under the Human Rights Act 1998.
- The material is defamatory or obscene.
- The material acquires sensitivity by virtue of being made available online.
Where material is removed for reasons of data protection or sensitivity, its removal will be considered as temporary and it will be restored at a date decided by the Panel once its sensitivity is deemed to have subsided. Where material is removed for reasons of copyright, its removal will be considered as lasting until such time as copyright in the material expires or until the rights-holder agrees that the material may be reinstated.