Policies

SCAN strives for the highest journalism standard and publishing quality. Our operation is guided by the SCAN constitution and other relevant regulations of the Students’ Union. In addition, we have a set of policies that cover other aspects of the publication.

Editorial

Any member of the Lancaster University Students’ Union may contribute to this publication through this website or through other ways deemed suitable by the Editorial Committee. However, publication of any contribution is at the absolute discretion of the Committee.

Any content submitted to SCAN must be an original work by the author and must has not been published outside this publication. By submitting a content to SCAN, the author agrees for copyright of the work to be jointly owned with SCAN and to be licensed under the Creative Commons license stated below. The Editorial Committee may grant an exception to any of these requirements.

We aim to present students’ opinions in a fair and balanced manner in this publication. However as the Union’s organ, we would naturally align ourselves with LUSU and thus our editorial stances would naturally reflect the current policies of the Union. We welcome constructive criticisms and alternative views, though they may not be given prominence in this publication. Personal opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Editorial Committee or of the publisher, LUSU.

SCAN is not responsible for the contents on external websites linked from this publication.

Any complaints related to this publication and the conduct of our contributors can be sent to the Editorial Committee.

Comments and discussions

We may make available commenting on contents published on this website to allow public discussions. All comments belong solely to their respective authors in their personal capacity and do not necessarily represent the views of the Editorial Committee or of the publisher.

All comments posted on this website are not moderated. However, the Editorial Committee may remove any comment it finds offensive, inappropriate or irrelevant. Complaints about the comments posted on this website can be directed to scan.website@lusu.co.uk.

Copyright and licensing

All contents on this website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License, with the exception of:

  1. Contents in the Letters to Editor section;
  2. Contents attributed to any third party ie not submitted by a contributor;
  3. Contents marked in any of the following ways: Copyright, (C), or ©;
  4. Images without any attribution;
  5. Logos, trademarks and identity materials; and
  6. Advertisements and other promotional and publicity materials.

This license does not change the copyright ownership of the contents and the owner’s rights. However, anyone is free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the contents licensed under this Creative Commons license provided that:

  1. Appropriate attribution is made to the author of the content (ie contributor’s name) and to SCAN; and
  2. Any derivative work is licensed under the same Creative Commons license.

These licensing requirements may be waived with permission from the Editorial Committee. Request for such permission or for more information regarding copyright and licensing can be made to scan.website@lusu.co.uk.

Privacy

We collect personal information provided by users of this website. This website also tracks visitor’s usage automatically. We will not share any individual user’s personal information without permission. We may, however, share anonymous collective information of users of this website. The Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant regulations apply.