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Photo Release Policy
CHAPTER 7: Administrative
COMPUTER ID: AMPRO-56
Title: Photo Release Policy
Effective Date: 2-2007
Authorized By: Library Board of Trustees
Date of Last Revision: 7-2012
Marathon County Public Library Photo Release Policy
Children and adults visiting the Marathon County Public Library, participating in
programs and using our resources may be photographed by newspaper or television
reporters/photographers, library staff members and/or volunteers involved with the
library. These photographs and videos may appear without compensation on the
Marathon County Library website, in publications, on social media pages, in the
newspaper and other printed or electronic materials related to the role and function of the
Marathon County Public Library. Those who do not want their photograph taken should
notify library staff.
1. Taking photographs of customers is encouraged and puts the library at no legal
2. No permission is needed to take photos of crowds using the library or attending
3. If photographing one adult or a small group (three people or fewer), ask first if
they mind having their photo taken. No written consent is needed. Verbal consent
is solicited as a goodwill gesture, but it is not legally required. Let the customers
know the photograph may be used in future library publications, on the library
website or in the local newspapers.
4. If photographing one child or a small group (three children or fewer), get parental
consent before taking the photo. No written consent is needed. Let the parent or
guardian know photograph may be used in future library publications, on the
library website or in the local newspapers.
5. In order to publish names with photos, get verbal consent from the customer or
customer's parent if the customer is younger than 12.
ITEM NUMBER: 7.56 b
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