We want to use photos of congregation members on our web sites to show the community more about the church, its members and the events we have.
We respect the privacy rights and concerns of members and church event participants, and want to protect the safety of children pictured. The following are guidelines for using photos of congregation members or event participants at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
Images of adults engaged in congregation activities and used to report on congregational events can be used without seeking permission. In these cases, we will let the people being photographed know that these shots may be used by the congregation. With images of children (under 18 years old), or with images that are used outside the immediate activity or news story (e.g. used as part of general Web site design elements), permission will be sought.
We try not to post anything that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to anyone in the photo.
We do not put people’s names in the description or captions with photos.
We will not post images of children without the consent of a parent or guardian. Release forms are available on the Lord of Life Lutheran Church web site.
On our Facebook page we will not tag people photographed. However, people can tag themselves.
We will not post people’s e-mail addresses or phone numbers.
We will gladly provide credit for who took a particular photo if desired by the photographer, and will honor any copyright wishes or restrictions.
If someone changes their photo release option, we will honor the request for new photos added, effective from the date the release form is signed.
We will gladly remove any photo upon request.
If someone chooses to opt-out, they should review the web site, Facebook page, and request specific photos, if any to be removed.
When member photos are not available we will use stock images:
Photos from the ELCA Archives are free-to-use for ELCA congregations.
Images from http://photos.elca.org or the ELCA Global Mission and World Hunger photo galleries.