Privacy and Takedown policy

This page illustrates Simshare's takedown policy and privacy policy.

Simshare Privacy Policy

This document sets out how the Simshare depository uses and protects personal information of people registered to the service. We are established and based in the United Kingdom so comply with the EU and UK data protection laws. If you have any objection to your personal data being handled in anyway described below, please do not submit any information to us.

Please note that if you choose not to submit personal details, you will have limited access to the Simshare site.

What information do we collect?

When you register with Simshare you need to enter your name and email address (referred to as personal information). You will also need to submit a username and password. Optionally, you can submit additional information to your profile. Please note that a name, email address, username and password are mandatory. You cannot use the service without first submitting these.

What do we do with the information we collect?

We will use your personal information to administer your application and to help with the investigation and resolution of any legal issues that should arise.

We reserve the right to disclose the identity of users to any third parties who claim copyright infringement (moral or IPR rights).

We reserve the right to disclose any illegal activities to the relavant authorities. Who do we share this information with?

We will not transfer, disclose, sell, distribute or lease your personal information unless required to by law or we have your permission.

How to get copies of the information we've collected?

Under the Data Protection Act you're able to request copies of the information we hold on you. If you would like to request this please email If you think any information we may have on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us at

Security of Data

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on-line.


We or third parties, may link to other websites. These are not within our control and we cannot be held responsible for the protection or privacy of any information you submit there. It is best to check the privacy statement of that site should you have any concerns.

This privacy policy is largely based on the Jorum Open privacy policy which is available under a Creative Commons 2.0 by-nc-sa licence.

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Simshare Notice and Takedown Policy

If the Simshare team receive a plausible complaint or are notified of any breach of copyright or law violation (including but not limited to copyright, patent and trademark infringements; data protection, obscenities, defamation, libel) the resource or contribution will be removed immediately and the complaint investigated. A decision on whether the resource or contribution can remain in Simshare will be made on conclusion of that investigation. This may take some time if it is necessary for Simshare to seek legal advice.

Making a complaint.

If you have discovered any material inside Simshare that is unlawful, e.g. breaches copyright or any other law, including but not limited to those relating to patent, trademark, confidentiality, data protection, obscenity, defamation or libel, please contact the Simshare team providing the following information:

  • your contact details
  • full details of the resource or contribution, including the author and title
  • the website address where you found the resource or material
  • the nature of your complaint
  • an assertion that your complaint is accurate and made in good faith
  • if it is a breach of your own copyright that you are contacting us about, please state, under penalty of perjury, that you own the rights or are authorised to act on behalf of the rights owner.

Please send your complaint to:
FAO Simshare team
UK Centre for Legal Education
University of Warwick

Alternatively, please send an email with the subject 'Simshare Notice and Takedown request' to

The following procedures will then be invoked:

  1. Simshare 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 involving legal advice.
  2. The material will be temporarily removed from the Simshare environment until resolution.
  3. Simshare will contact the contributor who deposited the material. The contributor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what allegations, 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 one of the following outcomes:
    • The material will be returned to Simshare unchanged
    • The material will be returned to Simshare with the appropriate changes
    • The material will be permanently removed from Simshare.
  5. If the contributor and complainant are unable to agree a solution, the material will remain unavailable through Simshare until a resolution has been reached.

This policy is largely based on the Jorum Open notice and takedown policy which is available under a Creative Commons 2.0 by-nc-sa licence.

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