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How to complaint

Impress-regulated publishers are required to create a dedicated ‘Complaints’ page that is clearly accessible from your homepage. This page should clearly publicise your internal complaints process and how to refer complaints to Impress in your online and print publications, along with the Impress trustmark.

Below is suggested wording you might wish to adapt to post on this page. In print publications, you may decide to provide a shorter version including a URL link to your online complaints page.

You can select your preferred method for the public to submit complaints: email, telephone, and/or address. Note that you do not need to publish your full complaints policy, however you may choose to do so. What is required is that you publish how the public can make a complaint, as per the below wording.

Making a complaint

We can look into complaints about items we have published which are in our control. We adhere to the Standards Code adopted by Impress and can only deal with complaints which relate to an alleged breach of the standards set out in this Code.

We can only deal with your complaint if you are:

· personally and directly affected by an alleged breach of the Code

· a representative group affected by an alleged breach of the Code, where there is public interest in your complaint

· a third party seeking to ensure accuracy of published information

We are also regulated by Impress, but initial complaints must be made to us, Gedling Eye, using the following details:


We will acknowledge your complaint by e-mail or in writing within 7 calendar days and will normally respond to your complaint with a final decision letter within 21 calendar days. If we uphold your complaint, we will tell you the remedial actions we have taken.

If you are not satisfied with the final response to your complaint, or if you do not hear from us within 21 calendar days of submitting your complaint, then you can refer your complaint to our independent regulator Impress at this link or by contacting them directly using the following information:

T: 020 3325 4288

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