SLA Silicon Valley Chapter Photo Policy
The Silicon Valley Chapter Board has recently approved a photo policy for use with this blog. The policy is listed below and will be linked from the sidebar of the blog for future reference.
Silicon Valley Chapter Photo Policy
The Board of the Silicon Valley Chapter would like members to be fully aware of a photo policy we have adopted pertaining the use of photos, videos and other recordings that may be made at various chapter events. We would like to encourage members to make recordings of our events in all media and ask that you share your results where feasible. In addition, our own members serving on our committees who are taking photos, recording video and/or sound at events for use on our website, blog and/or promotional materials will abide by the following and we ask that all members take these guidelines into consideration as well.
Any and all members at an event may have their photo taken, or be recorded under these guidelines:
- If you’re at an event you may be recorded in a crowd photo. By this we mean a photo that shows people listening to a speaker or mingling with each other but is not posed nor specifically identifying. These would be the sort of things with a generic title like “Silicon Valley Chapter Members Enjoy a Discussion on New Technologies.”
- If we take a posed photograph of someone we will tell you, identify the purpose of the photo and ask your verbal permission. You have the right to say no. If you do, your photo will not be taken or, if already taken, used. If you say yes we will make every attempt to identify you properly whenever/wherever the photo is used.
- Any photo used will only be used for activities related to the chapter – FaultLine, blog, website informational postings or promotions. Anyone identified in a posed photo will have the right to later ask the photo be removed from use.
- We will not use a photo in any advertisement without your explicit permission however, please note that your photo may appear alongside advertisements in the blog/website/FaultLine as a consequence of general placement, not specific endorsement.
- We’ll do our best to choose a good photo but this is a very subjective decision.
- We will always try to get photos of any speakers. In this case, we will approach them ahead of time for a posed photo and determine if they have any problems with action photos taken while they speak or of the materials they’re presenting.
- In any cases of photo, video or sound recording we will do our best to remain unobtrusive and not disrupt any presentation.
Please direct any questions about the policy to the members of the Board. Thank you.
May 26, 2007