The profile picture for freelance accounts and academic accounts in form of personal accounts has to be a portrait picture, in which the face of the account owner is shown. In the circumstance that an academic account is created on behalf of a university, the logo or a picture of the university can be used instead. Corporate accounts may use a portrait picture of the owner, but are also allowed to use the corporate logo as profile picture.
We like to show the Blender Network as a place made by and for people. If you're concerned about your privacy or feel unsure of having a picture of you as profile image, feel free to contact us.