When shooting photographic or video images that are intended for promotional use by the College, releases should be obtained from subjects who will be recognizable and who are not employees of Rockland Community College (RCC). This procedure applies to images to be used in printed publications, displays, videos, on RCC's website, and in any other formats.
By filling out a release form, subjects authorize RCC to publish their likeness in RCC materials. It is the responsibility of the department publishing an image to have the necessary releases on file. Release forms are also necessary when publishing testimonial statements from students and other non-staff when their name is being published.
Releases are not required when photographing people in a public place, such as walking across campus or attending an RCC Commencement ceremony. If subjects are prominent in an image that is shot at a public space or event and it is anticipated that the photographs will be used in a highly conspicuous way (such as on the cover of a publication or on a prominent web page), then it is advisable and courteous to obtain a signed release from these subjects when possible.