The Diocese subscribes to the following photo release policy and recommends that churches and diocesan organizations do the same:
Photos and images of minors (children under 18 years of age) may be included in print and Web publications and video productions only when the following conditions are met:
No name, address or phone number is publicized; and
The parent (or guardian where applicable) signs a release.
Click here to view a sample release form.
If no Parent Release Form is available, photos and images of minors may only be included in print and Web publications and video productions when the minors’ faces are indistinguishable (ie, turned away from the camera or otherwise unidentifiable).
A note to Churches: It is recommended that Photo Release Forms be included in church event and camp registration materials.
The Diocese refrains from publishing last names in conjunction with photos of minors.
The Diocese does not require signed release forms to publish images of adults.