Revised Photography Policy
To further enhance scientific communications, the DDW Council has approved the following policies pertaining to the use of photography and social media at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) starting with DDW 2018 on June 2, 2018:
Photography at DDW is allowed for personal, social or non-commercial use; however, presenters have the right to request no photography, and in those situations photography is strictly prohibited. Attendees taking photos must do so in a non-disruptive manner so as not to disturb the presenter and other attendees. Flash photography is not allowed. Video recording, live audio or video streaming, and/or recording for commercial use is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with this policy may result in removal from the session room and loss of a DDW registration badge for the remainder of the meeting.
- Photography in Session Rooms
Attendees may take photographs in session rooms (including of the presenter and his/her slides) for personal, social or non-commercial use only if allowed by the presenter. If the slide includes the “no photos” icon, attendees are strictly prohibited from taking photographs of that slide.
- Photography in the Poster Hall
Attendees may take photographs of posters for personal, social or non-commercial use only if allowed by the presenter. If the poster board includes the “no photos” icon, the attendee is strictly prohibited from taking photographs of that board.
DDW plans to take photographs, audio and video at DDW 2018 and reproduce them in DDW educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the DDW website. By participating in DDW 2018, you grant the right to use your name or voice, photograph and biography for such purposes to DDW. All postings become the property of DDW. Postings may be displayed distributed or used by DDW for any purpose.
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