Usage of Photos and Images that Show Faces of Minors
The Diocese subscribes to the following 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 address or phone number is publicized
- The parent or guardian signs a release.
If no parental release form is available, then photos and images of minors may only be included in print and
Web publications and video productions when the minors’ faces are turned away from the camera and not discernible.
- 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.
Click to download a Photo Release Form.