July 1, 2019
Office of Primary Responsibility
Office of College Relations
Summary of Policy
The Photo and Video/Multimedia Consent and Release Form permits the College to take photography and record in non-public spaces. Right to privacy is waived in public spaces.
Reason for Policy
The Photography Policy is to make sure the College community is aware of their rights and privacy regarding their image, likeness, and/or voice.
Throughout the year, Allegheny College and its representatives take photographs and audio and video recordings on campus for the College’s use in a variety of media. Allegheny College attempts to collect release forms from all students. The Photo and Video/Multimedia Consent and Release Form permits the College to take photography and record in non-public spaces. Right to privacy is waived in public spaces.
The College’s Photo and Video/Multimedia Consent and Release Form grants Allegheny College the right and unrestricted permission to:
- record a student’s image, likeness, and/or voice, on a photographic, video, audio, digital, electronic, or any other medium, whether now known or hereafter existing, controlled by Allegheny College.
- use, reuse, publish, and republish the student’s image, likeness, and/or voice: in whole or in part; individually or in connection with other material; edited or otherwise altered; in any and all media, including but not limited to print, websites, advertising, signage, social media, and editorial communication about the activities of Allegheny College.
- use any such recording as stated previously with no compensation to the student.
- use the student’s name and Allegheny class year (if applicable) in connection with any such recordings or uses.
Allegheny College does not attempt to collect photo release forms from members of its faculty and staff and visitors. Instead, we make the assumption that Allegheny faculty, staff, and visitors are our best resources for marketing the College to its constituencies and that they will welcome involvement in these activities. Therefore, we reserve the right to take and use photographs, video and electronic images of faculty, staff, and visitors taken for College purposes. All photographs, video and electronic images are used in good faith for marketing, promotional, and archival purposes.
If you should object to the use of your photograph, you have the right to withhold its release by filing a written objection with the Office of College Relations. The objection must be made in writing to the Office of College Relations.