Calvary's Use of Image Policy


This page outlines how Calvary Baptist Church approaches the use of photography or video on the church website and social media.

General Principles

*We want to celebrate the life of the church. To do that well, we want to use photographs and other visuals. Therefore, we will use good  quality photographs that are, clear, uncluttered, well composed, well lit etc. 

*We will not intentionally put anyone at risk by publishing their photograph 

*We will respect people‚Äôs wishes concerning their image being used in church publicity 

*A child's (age 12 and below) name will NEVER be added to a photo or video on any social media (facebook, twitter, etc..)


Youth Policy

It is beneficial to the work of the church with children and young people to photograph various activities in order to provide material to publicise and report on the work. Additionally we may be involved in the production of photographic or video based art work.

Whilst it is not illegal to take photographs of children participating in church activities, photographs and video images of children and young people are classed as personal data under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. Therefore using such images for publicity purposes will require consent. This means that the church will not display images on websites, in publications or elsewhere in public space without such consent when the Child is the subject of the media. Incidental capturing can not be avoided from time to time (ie. child is in the background of an adult photo).

The Church will ensure:

*If the photograph is used, a child will not be tagged or otherwise named in a photo, or young (12 and Up) person will not be named if they (or the legal guardian) so desire.

*If the photograph is used on social media, a child below 12 will NEVER be named, and over 13 will not be named if legal guardian so  desires. .  

*That images are securely stored and used only by those authorized do so. 

Digital images taken on personal cameras or phones can not be controlled by the Church unless it is transferred to the Church for use, In which case it will be treated with the same security as every other image.