The club records images in the form of photographs and videos of young people playing basketball. The reasons for this include:
- For publicity to promote basketball and the club;
- Record/provide mementoes of significant events for the club and children and their parent/guardians;
- For analysis of coach and player performance as a coaching aid.
The club is committed to providing a safe environment for young people to participate in basketball and so has adopted the following good practice guidelines:
- Through the use of a consent form, we will ask for the permission of children and their parents/guardian to take and use their image;
- All photographs will focus on the activity rather than a particular child;
- If an image is used, we will not name the player;
- We will never publish personal details (email addresses, telephone numbers, addresses etc) of a child;
- We will only authorise the use of images of players in a suitable dress (tracksuit, on court clothing i.e. vests/shorts, off-court clothing).
Use of photographic filming equipment at basketball games/events
The club will:
- Display notices detailing the club/venue policy on photography and how to register.
- Require parents, spectators and authorised photographers (e.g. press) to register at an event if they wish to use any photographic equipment;
- Issue an identification pass which must be worn and clearly visible at all times during the event;
- Not allow unsupervised access to players or one to one photo sessions at events;
- Not approve/allow photo sessions outside the events or at players home;
- The use of any photographic equipment in the changing room is forbidden;
- Ensure the opposition have obtained consent for images to be taken of their players;
- Act on any concerns regarding the inappropriate use of photographic equipment;
- Inform children and their parents/carers if video equipment is to be used as a coaching aid;
- Ensure that any images are stored safely.
Any concerns regarding inappropriate taking or publishing of images should be reported to the Club Welfare Officer – Caroline Charles