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South Asian Canadian Digital Archive

Statement of Use and Takedown Policy

Statement of Use

The South Asian Canadian Digital Archive (SACDA) provides access to digitized primary sources that have been loaned to us by participating community members, memory institutions, and organizations. Digitized collections are made available for research use in the following situations:

  • The material has entered the public domain
  • The material has been licensed for use in SACDA
  • The South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, herein referred to as SASI, received permission to make the materials available through SACDA
  • There were no known restrictions to the material’s use
  • SASI was not able to confirm the copyright status of the material and did not discern substantial risk of copyright infringement, privacy concerns, or other objections to their inclusion in SACDA

SACDA does not make records available online that include personal information unless such disclosure is authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (British Columbia). Nonetheless, personal information may inadvertently be included in SACDA, and will be redacted upon request in appropriate circumstances.

SACDA is committed to preserving the authenticity and integrity of our digitized records. As such, we are unable to correct errors, omissions, or inaccuracies that are present in the original record. However, we are happy to correct and expand descriptive metadata about any of our records. To request a metadata revision, please use our dedicated form.

Due to the nature of archival records, we are not always able to identify third party copyright, privacy, publicity, or trademark rights. If you are a rights holder to any of the materials in SACDA and feel that you have not been properly identified, we ask that you immediately contact the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley to help us update our repository.

Takedown and Redaction Requests

Requests for removal of content should be directed to:
Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains
Director, South Asian Studies Institute
satwinder.bains@ufv.ca

Your request for takedown (removal) must include the following:

  • title, URL, and access identifier for the item or items to be removed
  • reason for removal request
  • explanation of any claims to rights to the materials
  • a physical or electronic signature from the copyright holder OR a statement that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright holder

Your request for redaction of personal information must include the following:

  • title, URL, and access identifier for the item or items to be redacted
  • reason for requested redaction
  • the page number and placement of the private information to be redacted
  • explanation for redaction request

Your request will be reviewed by the University of the Fraser Valley. When a request is made, the items or items in question will be removed from public view until the request is resolved. After the review process is complete, you will be informed of the decision.