PERSON(S) IN PHOTOGRAPHY
You will have seen that we often use photos of church members on our website and on social media to give people a flavour of our church, to keep the church community informed about what we do and to celebrate achievements. We also sometimes publish photos in our school newsletter.
In this digital age, many members of our church community use social media to stay connected with what is happening and, for those who don’t use social media, the website is an important communication tool which showcases what we do.
Under data protection law, we need the consent of parents / carers to use photographs or video images of children/youth in this way usually until children reach the age of 13. From the age of 13, children/youth have the right to withdraw consent if consent has previously been given (by a parent when the child was under the age of 13).
There is no obligation on you to give consent and if you choose not to give consent for some or all of the options on the consent form, we will ensure that your child’s photo or a video is not used for those purposes if your child can be identified from it. It may be helpful to inform your child if you decide not to give consent for any of the options below. In some cases, we may take group photos of students and we may publish a photograph if we are satisfied that individuals cannot be identified from the image.
You can withdraw or change your consent at any time by emailing the office at firstname.lastname@example.org If you withdraw consent for your child’s photo being used in any of the ways described on the form, we will stop using it in this way
We do ask, to ensure the safety and privacy of all who attend church services and events that parents and carers should not photograph or record without express permission from The Vine Church.