Authority of use Photographs

Authority to use photographs and video of children for the promotion of Australian School of Contemporary Chinese (ASCC)

Dear Parents and Carers,

ASCC management seeks to use photographic (including video) images of students to promote its programs. This may include illustrations for printed materials as well as school websites.

Photographs of students may also be taken by media, including local and national TV and newspapers, to illustrate a story about ASCC. ASCC also provides copies of photographs of students to the media for this purpose. The media is only ever invited into a school when they have sought and gained ASCC approval.

ASCC is subject to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. The Privacy Act requires that we comply with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs), which are set out in the Act, and which govern the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information. Both photographs and names of students may be personal information within the meaning of the Privacy Act.

As required by the Privacy Act, we are seeking your permission for your child’s name, and photographs of your child, to be collected, used and disclosed for the purposes outlined in this letter. You are not required to grant permission – this is a matter entirely within your discretion. However, by granting permission you will greatly assist in the promotion to the community of the educational opportunities in Chinese language and other programs provided by the ASCC.

The photographs agreed to published on ASCC website you need to be aware that the image can be copied and used by other web users and therefore ASCC has no control over its subsequent use and disclosure.

Thanks to the permission for ASCC and the media to take and use photographs of my child (ren) for the purposes of promoting the school and its programs. I understand that photographs taken by the school and the media may be stored and used for promotion purposes from time to time.

ASCC Management

1 January 2019