An update to content removal procedures at OPRAmachine

An update to content removal procedures at OPRAmachine
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We wanted to let you know about some important changes to our procedures for content removal that have recently taken effect. These changes are in line with our updated terms of service, and we believe they will help streamline the process for users seeking to have content removed from our platform.

Effective December 12th, 2022 there is now a single method for submitting content removal requests regarding user-generated content hosted on the OPRAmachine platform. To request the removal of an OPRA request or response, individuals must utilize the form provided on the individual web page for that request. We will no longer be responding to content removal inquiries sent via email or the website's general contact form for reasons of operational efficiency and to ensure that we have all information needed to take action on a request.

Under our new content removal procedure, users seeking to have content removed from the OPRAmachine platform must follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Navigate to the web page of the OPRA request that you believe has content that warrants removal (should start with
  2. On that page, click the "Actions" menu.
  3. Select the "Report this request" option.
  4. Fill out the form provided, including a brief description of the content you would like removed and the reason for its removal. The reason must be one of those listed in our Terms of Service in order to be considered.
  5. Submit the form.
The actions menu can be found on the top, right-hand side of an OPRA request page on OPRAmachine
When clicked, the fourth option down on the "Actions" menu contains a button to report a request for removal labeled "Report this request."

Please note that these revised procedures do not modify our existing procedures for removals related to the Digital Millenium Content Act (DMCA), which remains the same as outlined in the terms.

As per our terms of service, as an interactive computer service that provides a platform for user-generated OPRA requests and content, OPRAmachine reserves the right, but not the obligation, to remove content that violates our terms of service in our sole discretion.

We do not entertain bulk "opt out" requests from individuals or organizations and will typically only remove confidential, personal identifiers that are improperly redacted or illegal content within a specificly identified file hosted on the OPRAmachine service, as outlined in our terms of service.

It is important to note that we have no control over external search engines or websites that may display content hosted on the OPRAmachine platform, such as Google. If you would like to request the removal of content from an external source, you will need to contact that source directly.

We appreciate your understanding of these updated procedures for content removal. If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the full OPRAmachine terms of service. Thank you for using OPRAmachine!