Social Media Policy

Cambridge University Swimming and Water Polo Club (CUSWPC) conforms to the University of Cambridge Sports Service Social Media Policy, which is detailed below.

Social media (including websites, blogs, forums; social networks, such as but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo and Snapchat; video-sharing sites such as but not limited to YouTube; and email) are a common means of communication and self-expression.

It is essential that all  members or volunteers of CUSWPC make informed decisions about how they use all online communications. Anything posted can be seen as a reflection on CUSWPC, and on the University as a whole. Everyone involved in University Clubs or Societies has the responsibility to safeguard both on and off the field/pitch/court, and this includes responsible communications.

It is the responsibility of CUSWPC and all its members to:-

  • Refrain from publishing negative comments about other clubs, players or referees or any controversial or potentially inflammatory subjects.
  • Avoid hostile or harassing communications in any posts or other online communications towards any of the protected statuses identified in the Equality Act 2010.
  • Identify and credit all copyrighted or borrowed material with citations and links.
  • Review responses to online posts and resolve any concerns before they are posted. Any abusive comments must be deleted and the user banned.
  • Ensure that if any online participant posts an inaccurate, negative or inflammatory comment about the Club or member, the Club should seek advice from the Sports Service, ASA or Sport England prior to taking any action.

If in doubt be aware of these guidelines:-

  1. Use common sense
  2. Be respectful
  3. Respect copyrights and fair use
  4. Be aware of confidentiality and data protection