We believe that using photos of Friends of all ages in our print and web publications fosters a greater sense of community. Photography and video recordings from the Friends General Conference Summer Gathering help FGC to display the vibrancy and joy of our Quaker community. We use photos to enhance the quality of our print materials, newsletters, the fgcquaker.org website, social media, publicity, and fundraising. We also use photos to further our efforts in education, Quaker outreach, and supporting the connection between Quakers across North America. As a participant in FGC events, you have a right to opt out of inclusion in photographs/media, but unless a “Media Images Opt-Out Release” is signed and on file at the FGC office with a reference image of the person opting out, participation in FGC activities implies permission for the use of images taken at those events.
FGC will never post images with identifying information such as name, email address, address, or family members’ names. No special compensation is provided to any individual included in images taken at FGC events. FGC does not contact individuals to notify them if or when their images is used by FGC.
Individuals who have submitted a completed “Media Images Opt-Out Release” form should endeavor to alert photographers should they see someone in their vicinity taking pictures, so that they are not accidentally captured in crowd shots.
This opt-out form does not apply to photos that might be taken and used by others who attend the Gathering.
Complete and return this form to the Office of Friends General Conference ONLY if you do NOT give permission for your photo, audio, or video to appear in possible FGC publications or publicity, including printings, social media, or the website. This opt out MUST be accompanied by a current photo of the individual.