Media Use Policy

approved by session on february 19, 2019

Photographs of worship activities and our members brings our website and social media to life, providing a window into the vitality and friendliness of the community that gathers at Central each Sunday. Accordingly, as we continue working to grow our congregation, you may see more and more of our staff photographer during worship and other Central activities.

With that in mind, we are providing this policy for our member and visitors.

When you enter a worship service at Central Presbyterian Church or a church-sponsored event, you will be entering an area where photography, video and audio recording may occur. By participating in these events, you consent to photography or video recording being used in Central marketing materials, including but not limited to: websites, social media, newsletters, brochures, advertisements, displays, etc.

Our photographers and staff will aspire to abide by the following:

  1. To ensure the privacy of photographed subjects, personal identifying information – beyond the use of full adult names - will not be used in any publications, videos, displays, websites or social media. 

  2. We may identify children or youth and if so, by first name only, in any publications, videos, displays, websites or social media.

  3. We will not tag anyone in social media posts, but instead allow our congregants, staff and visitors to tag themselves as they see fit on pages sponsored or managed by Central.

  4. Subjects of images may receive digital copies of published images at no cost.

  5. If copyright for a photo or video is held by someone other than Central Presbyterian Church, we will receive permission to post it and provide credit if desired by the photographer.

  6. We will gladly remove any photo or video upon written request from our online websites, social media and resource files.

If you or your children wish to not be photographed or appear in our publications, displays or online media, please do any one of the following:

  • Email Christie Rachelle, Director of Publications and Communications, and provide the name of those who should not be photographed and include a photograph of said persons for reference, if possible. Central will use the photo for identification purposes only and will hold it in confidence.

  • Email Anna Sanchez, Church Administrator, or speak with her in the office during normal church hours.  She will provide you with the necessary form to ensure we properly document your request.

  • Make your wishes known to the photographer in person at the time of photography.

  • Complete and return to the church office the media use revocation form found here.

  • If circumstances change and you wish to reverse or modify your decision, please speak with the church administrator.

By participating in Central worship or events or by failing to notify Central of your desire to not have your image used, you are agreeing to release Central from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


Please be mindful and considerate of other people's privacy when photographing at Central for the purpose of sharing on social media.  This is especially important when photographing minors.  At Central, we want children to feel welcome and safe and we want them to form friendships and relationships.  If you are taking photos of someone’s child, please take a moment to ask their parents if they are okay with you posting images of them on social media.