Web Governance

The UW Bothell website is a critical tool and the front door of the University’s online presence. It is important that as a campus community we maintain and all its sub-sites according to best practices and at the highest quality possible.

To that end, this document outlines the management and governance of the UW Bothell web environment. Web governance refers to people, policies, privacy, procedures, standards, and guidelines that govern the creation and maintenance of our official website.

Note: This is a working document and is subject to change to meet the evolving needs of the University.

Executive summary

The website, (also bothell.washington edu) is the sole property of the UW Bothell; while certain faculty and staff (including student-staff) will have access to edit certain portions of the site, create new content, and remove old content, the site and all its sub-sites remain the property of the University.

The website provides a platform to showcase the university’s best qualities and project a positive image to the entire world. It is a strategic asset that carries enormous influence and provides global access to all aspects of the university. With more than 200 hundred web editors managing portions of the site, guidelines that encourage clarity, accuracy, and consistency are essential to protecting the University’s online image. 


The University of Washington Bothell Office of Advancement & External Relations (AER) has access to all areas of the UW Bothell website; to ensure quality control,  AER will edit/alter content as needed for clarity, grammar, spelling, usage, style and accessibility, as well as to conform with university naming conventions and branding. The University reserves the right to revise or delete content that does not meet acceptable use guidelines.

Privacy notification

University of Washington Bothell
Advancement & External Relations
Notification for collection and use of personal data

You are notified that by accessing and using the, the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) is collecting certain data about you. UW Bothell Advancement & External Relations is collecting data in order to understand and overall improve the website experience.

UW may also use this data to comply with its legal obligations. Data records will be maintained for at least their minimum required retention schedule according to the applicable UW Records Retention Schedules:

Records will be accessed by those who have a legitimate UW-related business need to access them.

Read UW's privacy statement


For additional information, to request access to or a copy of your personal data, or to request certain data be removed, you may contact:

Laura Mansfield
Director of Digital Communications
University of Washington Bothell

If your data protection related questions or concerns are not addressed after contacting the organization area to which you provided data, you may also contact UW's designated data protection officer: 

Ann Nagel
Institutional Privacy Officer and Associate Vice Provost for Privacy
University of Washington