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Takedown Policy

Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) makes digitized collections accessible for education and research purposes.  In preparing digital content, LHS takes steps to identify and remediate sensitive information that could threaten the privacy and security of individuals, organizations, or other entities represented in the collection(s).

Despite these efforts, sensitive information may inadvertently be included in digital collections. In such cases, living individuals whose private information is exposed (or who are acting on behalf of a minor child or an incapacitated parent, spouse, domestic partner or adult child) are welcome to submit a takedown request. All such requests will be reviewed by LHS, who may ask for additional information to better understand the issue and its consequences. 

Given our commitment to preserving authenticity and integrity of the historical record, we are unable to correct errors of inaccuracies present in original items; redact digital content or otherwise remove access to materials except in cases where there are legal concerns, significant risks to privacy, or documented evidence of a clear and imminent threat to personal safety and well-being. 

LHS has given attribution to rights holders when possible; however, due to the nature of archival collections, we are not always able to identify this information. If you own copyright to materials and feel you have not been properly identified, we ask that you contact LHS to help us update our records and online collections. Online material contested by records creators or other rights holders will be removed from public view until any rights issue is reviewed and addressed.

​Please direct all inquiries and takedown requests to:

Kaysie Harrington, Archivist 
Lakeside Heritage Society, Inc.
210 Walnut Ave.
Lakeside, Ohio 43440

Phone: 419-798-5519


Adapted from University of Michigan "Takedown Policy for Sensitive Information in U-M Digital Collections."

OCLC "Well-intentioned practice for putting digitized collections of unpublished materials online" (Policy endorsed by the Society of American Archivists and many research libraries.)

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