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Take down policy

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre operates a ‘take-down’ policy, such that if UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is notified of a potential breach of copyright, or other reasonable notice of a possible violation of any law (including but not limited to laws on copyright, patent, intellectual property, trademark, confidentiality, data protection, obscenity, terrorism, defamation or libel), the complete document or dataset or relevant portion will be removed from the repository as quickly as possible pending further investigation.

Where the grounds for complaint are considered to be valid, the complete document or dataset or relevant portion will be permanently withdrawn from the repository. A decision on whether the material may be made available again may take some time if it is necessary for UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre to seek legal advice to resolve the complaint.

How to Notify UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre of a Take-Down Request

If you have discovered material on our website, including in the WDPA, or in our electronic document collection which you consider to be unlawful e.g., breaches copyright, (either yours or that of a third party) or any other law, including but not limited to those relating to patent, trademark, confidentiality, data protection, obscenity, defamation, libel or incitement to terrorism, please contact Neville.Ash@unep-wcmc.org  providing the following information:Your contact details

The following Procedure will then be invoked:

1. UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint, possibly taking legal advice.

2. In the first instance take-down requests will be reviewed by UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre . If the initial assessment is that the complaint is found to be potentially valid and requiring further consideration or legal advice, the material will be temporarily removed from the website, the document repository, the WDPA site or associated web portal pending an agreed solution.

3. Where relevant, the original contributor of the material in question will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, what the basis of the complaint is, and will be encouraged to respond to, or address the complaints concerned.

Outcomes

In the case of erroneous or inaccurate data on the website, the WDPA or associated web portal

On completion of the take-down procedure outlined above, one of three outcomes will result:

In each case, you will be informed of the decision.

If you are unhappy with the decision taken, you have the right of appeal. Your appeal should be addressed to the Director (info@unep-wcmc.org).

In the case of infringement of intellectual property rights

On completion of the take-down procedure outlined above, one of three outcomes will result:

In each case, you will be informed of the decision.