Audio, Photo and Video Policy

No attendee at the symposium may record, film, photograph or use any other media during any presentation or display without the express approval of the SETAC Europe Executive Director. This applies to all SETAC members, non-members and guests, as well as members of the print, online and broadcast media.

Presentation recordings are only made available after explicit approval by the presenter.

Audio, Photo and Video Release

SETAC has the right to record, film and photograph during the 8th Young Environmental Scientists Meeting. SETAC may use selected photos or videos in any SETAC-related publication, on SETAC websites and on SETAC social media pages.
If you prefer to have your image removed from selected photos or videos on the website, SETAC will remove the original publication upon your request.


Code of Conduct

Members of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) are expected to exhibit the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. To ensure a strong and successful organisation, our activities require honesty and equity and should reflect well on the Society. In the spirit of promoting “Environmental Quality Through Science®”, members should strive to be good stewards of environmental resources and effective and objective contributors to the environmental discussion globally as well as locally.

Professional behaviour and integrity are also expected of every attendee (members and non-members alike) of SETAC meetings, workshops and activities.

Each member and all persons participating in SETAC meetings and activities are bound by this Code of Ethics and should:

  • Conduct themselves responsibly, objectively, lawfully and in a non-discriminatory manner.
  • Ensure that presentations during Society-sponsored events and other communications are restricted to, and based on scientific principles and made in a respectful manner.
  • Respect the rights, interests, and contributions of professional colleagues.
  • Respect intellectual property and provide appropriate attribution for all intellectual property arising elsewhere.
  • Declare and avoid conflicts of interest
  • Not knowingly make false or misleading statement(s), or engage in activities that could be viewed as defamatory about a professional colleague or an organisation.
  • Recognise and respect confidentiality while being honest and forthcoming in all issues of public record.
  • Objectively and clearly communicate scientific methods, understanding and knowledge in a professional manner

Conduct research and related activities so as to avoid or minimise adverse environmental effects of that research, and ensure compliance with legal requirements for protection of researchers, human subjects, and research organisms and systems.


Copyright and presenter responsibilities

Your efforts as a presenter at the SETAC Europe meeting are valuable, and we want to ensure you are aware of the legal and society requirements regarding to previously published material that may appear in your presentation. Our mission is to provide a forum where scientists, managers and other professionals can exchange information and ideas for the development and use of multidisciplinary scientific principles and practices leading to sustainable environmental quality.


You must properly attribute the original source for any material (text, tables, figures, photos, video, audio) that has been published previously including content that has been published in print, digitally or electronically. Attribution is NOT a substitute for permission to re-use.


If a work has been published previously and is not in the public domain, you must obtain permission to re-use it. For SETAC journals, obtaining permission is a simple process through the RightsLink service of the Copyright Clearance Center. Most publishers use a similar service or have their own permission forms available online. For other content, you will need to contact the source to obtain permission for re-use. Be sure that your request includes the educational purpose and the potential uses of the copyrighted material in your presentation: as a reprint in a handout and as a visual during your presentation.

By agreeing to the terms upon abstract submission, abstract submitters declare their right to grant SETAC permission to use, reproduce, display, distribute (internally or externally) from the presentation derivative works of any or all works including your own works and those of others. Being able to grant these rights may require more stringent attention to permissions than you are accustomed to obtaining for a one-off classroom presentation or meeting presentation.


Some people assume that materials published on a website or webpage are free to be copied or downloaded and re-used without attribution or permission. As with any other publication, that may or may not be true. What is certain is that you are responsible for determining whether permission is required, and you must obtain it where necessary. While SETAC cannot obtain permissions for you, we will be glad to answer questions.

Public Domain

Some government-published content, such as that by the US government, is in the public domain and requires attribution but not permission. However, many other governments publish materials that are not in the public domain; both attribution and permission are required for such content.

For questions, please contact, SETAC publications manager.