Santa Clara University

Office of Marketing and Communications

Shooting or using your own photography

Signed model releases (PDF) are necessary for every recognizable person shown on your Web site.

You are required to obtain releases to prove that you have the legal right to use those images of that person to promote or advertise SCU. Keeping the releases on file also helps to identify the individuals for caption information. If multiple people are pictured in the photographs, it’s helpful to describe their appearance on the release to help identify them at a later date.

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