The Association of Ringing Teachers and its Members use pictures and videos to publicise events, illustrate activities and provide a memento for those taking part.
Video recording may be used as a teaching technique.
ART also uses photographs in literature and electronically and also provides videos online or for purchase to assist learning.
We accept that there may be adults or children who would prefer not to be included in pictures or a video. Therefore, we will always ask permission when taking a photograph or video, seeking agreement from parents/carers where activities involve children.
Images may be used on the ART website, ART social media accounts, ART WORKS and email newsletters, the Ringing World, local newspapers etc. but will not be electronically shared with other individuals. Personal details of children must not be divulged but they may be identified by their first name only.
In addition, our members should remind participants, including children and youths, who wish to take their own photographs or mobile phone images, NOT to take pictures without the permission of those involved. They should also remind everyone that images of other people should not be posted on ART social media accounts without permission, and that they must be careful not to take pictures that could be deemed to be insulting or indecent, whether or not the person involved gives permission.
Where video is used for training the teacher should use the learners equipment where possible or delete the footage during the session. If a minor is involved there should be a parent or carer or other adult present and the footage deleted during the session, it will only be done in the presence of another ART member or a parent or carer and will be deleted at the time.