Digital Object Take-Down Policy

The information and graphics displayed on or in association with this website are intended to assist students, researchers and scholars. The information was obtained from sources which, to the best of our knowledge, are authentic and reliable; however, the University makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided. All information is provided “as-is”.

Content on this site is drawn from a broad range of historical sources including materials that may contain offensive images or language. Such materials should be viewed in the context of the time and place in which they were created. The images and text in this site are presented as specific, original artifacts recording the attitudes, perspectives and beliefs of a particular era or culture. Availability of any of these materials is not intended as a statement of agreement or support on the part of the University or its staff or to encourage persecution of any single person, group, organization, or religion that are free to express themselves under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The University shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, including consequential or incidental damages, arising from the submission, installation, maintenance, transmission, copying, modification, distribution or use of any information/materials.

The University of Connecticut Library makes every effort to ensure that digital content complies with appropriate U.S. laws. If there is content that is deemed by the viewer to violate U.S. law please follow the instructions below to request a review of the digital content in question.

If you have a complaint, contact the Director of University Archives & Special Collections at the address given below, give your contact information, describe the digital item in question, and give complete information as to the grounds for the complaint.

Valid grounds for removal of a digital object are:
1. Violation of intellectual property rights
2. Breach of moral or other rights protected by U.S. law
3. Ethical issues including plagiarism, falsified research, etc.

The Director of University Archives & Special Collections (or designee) will consult with the appropriate curator(s) and any copyright holder(s), and will make a determination as to the validity of the complaint. If a determination cannot be made in a timely fashion, the content will be suppressed until such time as a determination may be made. The office of the University’s Attorney General will also be consulted if necessary. If the Director finds that the complaint is valid the material will be permanently removed. The metadata record of the withdrawn object will remain in the database and one of two notes will be added which will appear in the place of the object:

Removed from view by legal order
Removed from view due to a violation of University of Connecticut policy

If the complaint is found to be invalid, the Director will notify the complainant.

Direct Inquiries to:
Gregory Colati, Director, University Archives & Special Collections
University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205

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