Social Media and Take-Down Policies

RHS Social Media Policy

In order to provide clarity and consistency in the use of Social Media, the Royal Historical Society has developed a policy for the use of Social Media. This policy is designed to support authorised staff, Officers, Council Members and other people actively involved with the society to engage with our community, while providing additional guidance on best practice.

The policy is based on, and adapted from the JISC Social Media template and guidance (2014).  The Royal Historical Society is happy for other historians with responsibility for Society social media to use our document as a template for their own policies, and a .docx version is provided here for that purpose.

Organisers of events that are affiliated to or sponsored by the Royal Historical Society should take particular note of page 6 of the policy.

RHS Social Media Policy May 2019(.pdf)
RHS Social Media Policy May 2019 (.docx)

Take Down Notice

In the event that you are the owner of the copyright in any of the material on the Royal Historical Society website or official social media accounts and do not consent to the use of your material in accordance with the terms and conditions of use of this website, please contact us using the Take Down Notice Template. In order to process your complaint, please provide the information required using this template. The full Take Down Policy for the use of RHS staff is here.

Your request should be sent for the attention of the Research and Communications Officer of the Royal Historical Society using the contact details here:

We will withdraw your material from our website on receipt of your written objection and while we establish ownership of the aforementioned material.