Takedown Policy

Takedown Protocol for Sensitive Information in Jane Kessler Memorial Archive Digital Collections at Penland School of Craft 

Digital collections hosted by the Jane Kessler Memorial Archive at Penland School of Craft are intended to provide accurate and complete representations of information in order to advance the private study and research of students, staff, and the general public. Due to the nature of archival collections, we are not always able to identify third party rights of privacy, publicity, copyright or trademark. We are eager to hear from any rights owners, so that we may obtain accurate information. Upon request, we’ll temporarily remove material from public view while we address a rights issue. 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 to archives@penland.org. All such requests will be reviewed by relevant Penland School of Craft stakeholders, who may ask for additional information to better understand the issue and its consequences. 

Given our commitment to preserving the authenticity and integrity of the scholarly and historical record, it is unlikely that we will correct errors or inaccuracies present in original items; redact digital content or indices; or otherwise remove access to materials except in cases where there are legal concerns (for example, the presence of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protected information, significant risks to privacy (for example, exposed Social Security numbers), or documented evidence of a clear and imminent threat to personal safety and well-being.