PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

 

A parent or guardian has a right of refuse to have children photographed. The exercise of this right of refusal cannot be used as grounds for refusing entry into a swimming competition. Therefore, any photo that may go to press or on a notice board, be it through a member of the club or official photographer, should receive parental consent before publishing/displaying the photo, preferably in writing. A suggested form allowing parents to indicate refusal of consent is to follow.

 

In the case of open meets and other competitions where the host club has an official photographer present, all parents attending should be made aware of this in your meet information. If photos are to be published anywhere, the individual parent should be given the opportunity to withhold their consent. Their right to do so should be specifically drawn to their attention.

 

All photographs must observe generally accepted standards of decency in particular:

  • Action shots should be a celebration of the sporting activity and not a sexualized image in a sporting context.
  • Action shots should not be taken or retained where the photograph reveals a torn or displaced swimsuit.
  • Photographs should not be taken from behind swimming blocks at the start of a race or exhibit a child climbing out of the swimming pool.
  • Photographs should not be taken in locker‐rooms or bathrooms.

 

Photography Consent Form

 

Peddie Aquatics may wish to take photographs (individual and in groups) of swimmers under the age of 18 that may include your child during their membership in the club. All photos will be taken and published in line with club policy. The club requires parental consent to take and use photographs.

 

Parents have a right to refuse agreement to their child being photographed.

 

 

As the parent/caregiver of                                     

 

I allow the following

 

Take photographs to use on the club’s secure website Consent given       Consent refused

Take photographs to include with newspaper articles Consent given            Consent refused

Take photographs to use on club notice boards      Consent given                  Consent refused

Video for training purposes only                         Consent given                   Consent refused

 

Signed:                                                                                                                             

 

Dated:                                                                                                                                

 

Please return this form to:  Team Administrator; Heather Librizzi