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Image upload terms

By submitting images to DermNet you agree to the following terms and conditions.

1. You warrant and confirm that the images you submit are your own images and/or you have all necessary rights and consents to transmit them to us for use in accordance with the grant set out below without violating any rights of third parties, privacy laws, copyrights, trademarks, or any other laws or regulations.

2. You hereby grant DermNet the following:

  • Royalty-free, transferable, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, watermark, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, sell, transmit and distribute the image and anything included in it with or without attribution. Without limitation, images may be used in lectures, reports, research papers and scientific posters, and published in professional journals or other print or electronic media.
  • Right to supply a copy of the image(s) to another person or organisation. To cover our costs, a fee may be charged by DermNet. You understand you will not receive any payment should this occur.
  • You warrant and confirm that any identifiable person pictured in any image (or, if a minor, their parent/guardian) supplied by you has given consent for DermNet to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, use for research, sell and distribute their likeness. We accept images where the patient is entirely unidentifiable — such as a close-up of a mole or a patch of eczema on a foot.
  • You indemnify DermNet and its employees, officers, directors and agents and hold them harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages and expenses, including legal fees, to the extent that these arise out of (a) DermNet’s use of the images in accordance with these Image Upload Terms; (b) a breach or alleged breach of the Image Upload Terms; or (c) failure to obtain appropriate consent from an identified subject in an image.

Upon successful upload, all images will be screened by a moderator. If deemed acceptable, images will be published to the website and other related DermNet information pages including social media. If deemed unacceptable, submitted images will be removed from our system without notice.

Images portraying any of the following will not be accepted:

  • Trademarked materials or brands of any third party;
  • Advertising, marketing or promotional material;
  • Name, telephone numbers, patient ID information, addresses or other personal information;
  • Facial images and images showing tattoos or distinctive jewellery or clothing, unless the person in the image (or in the case of a minor or a person unable to provide informed consent, their parent, guardian or attorney) specifically consented to you providing the image for use in accordance with these Image Upload Terms, and DermNet has received evidence of this.

If your submitted image is denied or accepted, you will not necessarily be notified.

Images displayed on DermNet’s website will not include the name of the person photographed, however, complete anonymity cannot be guaranteed.

4. Without limitation, you agree that:

  • Images submitted to DermNet may be used by third parties in accordance with clauses 16 to 21 of our Website Terms of Use, available here.
  • DermNet may add a watermark to images.  


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