Notice and takedown policy

In making material available online in our website, the British Union of Spiritist Societies acts in good faith. However, despite these safeguards, we recognise that material published online may be in breach of copyright laws or contain sensitive content.

If you are concerned that you have found material on the website, for which you have not given permission, contravenes privacy laws, is obscene / defamatory and in terms of copyright law is not covered by a limitation or exception, please contact the British Union of Spiritist Societies as soon as possible stating the following:

  • Your contact details.
  • The full details of the material.
  • The exact and full url where you found the material.
  • If the request relates to copyright, provide proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative.
  • The reason for your request including but not limited to copyright law, privacy laws, data protection, etc.

Upon receipt of notification the ‘Notice and Takedown’ procedure is then invoked as follows:

1. The British Union of Spiritist Societies will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint.

2. Upon receipt of a valid complaint the material will be temporarily removed from the "British Union of Spiritist Societies" website pending an agreed solution.

3. The British Union of Spiritist Societies will contact the contributor who deposited the material, if relevant. The contributor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what grounds, and will be encouraged to assuage the complaints concerned.

4. The complainant and the contributor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, with the following possible outcomes:

    a) The material kept online and the website unchanged.
    b) The material is kept with changes or replaced on website.
    c) The material is permanently removed from the website.

5. If the contributor and the complainant are unable to agree a solution, the material will remain unavailable through the British Union of Spiritist Societies website until a time when a resolution has been reached.