Photo Permissions Policy for UU Organizations
Photo & Video Permissions Policy for UU Organizations

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) suggests that congregations and other Unitarian Universalist (UU) organizations adopt a permissions policy that allows for online sharing.

Policy for Submissions to the UUA

To share a photo with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), use our Flickr group or attach the photo to an email to web [at] uua [dot] org

To share a video, send an inquiry to web [at] uua [dot] org.

By sharing any photo or video with the UUA, you affirm that:

  • You own copyright to this work (give your name, please).
  • You give the UUA and UU organizations permission to use it without restrictions.
  • You have obtained permission from all participants to depict and share their images online.
  • You hold written permission from guardians of all participants under 18 to depict and share their images online (without names).

Thank you for sharing your work with the UUA. It's a valuable resource that helps us to share the best of our faith with the world online.

Suggested Media Permissions Policy for Congregations

Download this suggested policy and form (Word) (PDF).


We often take photographs and videos of adults, youth, and children as they participate in congregational events such as worship, religious education programming, social events, and justice events. We use these images to promote our congregation and our faith in print, on the Web, and on social media.

By signing this form, you authorize the use of your image in these photographs and video recordings, as described below. (Note that providing us an image or recording constitutes your agreement to the Congregation General Usage section without your needing to also sign this form.)

No names nor other identifying personal information about individual children or minor youth will be published without your explicitly stated permission to do so in each individual case.

Names of minors (children or youth under 18) covered by this agreement: _____________________

Please check all that apply:

Unitarian Universalist Usage

___ I hereby authorize Congregation Name to grant permission to other UU groups, such as the Unitarian Universalist Association, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and UUA member congregations, to make use of the congregation’s media that includes me and any minors listed here.

Congregational General Usage

___ In consideration of the benefits I receive from my association with Congregation Name, I hereby authorize Congregation Name to make use of my likeness and voice (and that of any minors listed here) in photographs, videos, or audio recordings on their website, in their social media, in their online photo albums and video channels, and in print. This grant is final and on-going, without any additional restrictions or limitations.

Congregational General Usage with Restrictions

___ I grant Congregation Name permission to do the above, with these additional terms and conditions: 

Congregational Internal Usage Only

___ I do not authorize Congregation Name to make use of my likeness (and that of any minors listed here) in photographs, videos, or audio recordings that are shared beyond the walls of the congregation.

Name (printed): ______________________________________________

Signature___________________________________ Date____________

(must be signed by a parent/guardian of a participant under 18 years)

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