Community Photos

Terms of Use

Posting Community Photos

University of Washington faculty, staff, alumni and students with a valid UW Net ID are welcome to post digital photos to our UW Today website. When you post a photo for the first time, you will be required to indicate your agreement with our Terms of Use. Your agreement remains in effect for all subsequent posts.

Every time you submit a photo to our website, your email address is revealed to us internally but it is not automatically made public. You have the option of having your email address appear on the website next to your photo or you may opt to post your photo anonymously (in which case your email address will not appear publicly).

All photos submitted will be reviewed by UW Today editors and any photos deemed inappropriate at our sole discretion will be rejected. Policies for posting photos include, but are not limited to:

  • Photos do not need to be of professional quality, but they must be in good taste.
  •  Photos posted by one person that make another person look foolish will not be accepted.
  • Photos must be of UW-related events, people and places, although they need not be taken on campus. For example, photos taken by a faculty member while teaching at the UW’s Rome Center would be appropriate, while photos taken by the same faculty member on a family vacation in Rome would not be
  • By posting on this website, you give the University permission to use the photos on other UW websites and in UW publications. Website visitors who view your photo(s) also might download, copy or send them to others electronically.
  • If your photos include children, you must have written permission from their parents in order to post them. UW today editors will ask you to produce the written release.
  •  Please limit yourself to three photos at any given posting time.

Posting Comments

UW Today welcomes comments on our website, although occasionally we may designate an item as closed to comments.

Every time you submit a comment, you are required to give a name and an email address, but only the name will appear publicly with your comment. The first time you submit a comment it will be held for review by UW Today editors. After you have had one comment approved, all subsequent comments by you will post automatically and will not be held for review. However, your automatic posting privileges will be rescinded if you violate our Terms of Use and policies.

Regardless of whether you have been afforded automatic posting privileges, UW Today editors will continue to review all comments submitted to our website and any comments deemed inappropriate at our sole discretion will be deleted. Policies for posting comments include, but are not limited to:

  • All comments must be directly related to the item being commented upon (story, photo, etc.). Try to be informative and instructive.
  • Keep your comments brief — no more than 200 words.
  • Feel free to disagree in a civil way, but back up your argument with facts, not personal attacks. Don’t write things that are abusive, impolite or cause embarrassment.
  • Profanity is not allowed.

Comments are closed.