Photo policy - TEFL students

Policy on Photographic and Video Images

1 Introduction

1.1 There are many occasions on which pictures of the students and staff will be taken. 

However, TEFL Madrid will do all it can to ensure that images are used properly, and that risks are minimised. 

1.2 Upon signing the confidentiality agreement, all students will express their agreement or disagreement to allow the school to use images taken by TEFL Madrid on school premises.

2  Permission

2.1 Students will be asked to sign a consent form allowing photographs or videos while taking part in school activities, and for the image to be used within the school, the school’s media platforms and for advertising purposes. This form will be given to the students on the first day of their course to be signed and return immediately. 

2.2 All pictures taken will be appropriate, and will show students engaged in school activities.

3 The Internet

3.1 Only appropriate images will be used on the school’s various media platforms (instagram, facebook, etc), and students will not be identified by their name.

4  Mobile phones

4.1 We do allow students to bring mobile phones into school. However use of phones will be discouraged during class times. Pictures taken by students are subject to Spain’s copyright laws, but are to be used at their discretion. 

Photo Release

I ___________________, hereby authorize TEFL Madrid permission to use my likeness in a photograph in any and all of its publications, including but not limited to all of TEFL Madrid’s printed and digital publications. I understand and agree that any photograph using my likeness will become property of TEFL Madrid and will not be returned.

I acknowledge that since my participation with TEFL Madrid is Voluntary, I will receive no financial compensation.

I hereby irrevocably authorize TEFL Madrid to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute these photographs for the purpose of publicizing TEFL Madrid’s programs or for any other related, lawful purpose. In addition, I waive the right to inspect or approve the final product, including written or electronic copy, where my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive the right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photograph. 

I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge TEFL Madrid from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, or any other persons acting on my behalf or may have by reason of this authorization.

I am at least 18 years of age and am competent to contract my own name. I have read this release before signing below and I fully understand the contents, meaning, and impact of this release.

Signed by: ________________________________

Home address: ________________________________________________________

Date: ____________________________________

Location: _________________________________

Signature: ________________________________