Media Use Policy
Statement of Consent & Release
Effective date: June 08, 2019
At Hope Church Kuching we value the way in which photos, videos and other media help our faith community grow and flourish. Photos and videos tell our story, provide visitors with information and an idea of what to expect when they attend our worship services and events, highlight the work of those who serve, and allow us to communicate our mission as a church for people who do not go to church via our website and other digital and print media. Sharing photos and videos of our members is a privilege for us, and we intend and aim to respect and honour it.
Accordingly, we wish to inform that photography, videography, live streaming and other recordings may continuously be in progress at Hope Church Kuching's Sunday services, ministry activities, classes, programs and other events. Hope Church Kuching may use the media recorded and captured at these events in materials produced by or for the church, including but not limited to our bulletins, posters, brochures, newsletters and other printed and electronic materials, digital media (e.g., Hope Church Kuching's website, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo and other social media sites).
By participating in Hope Church Kuching's services, ministry activities, classes, programs and all other events:
you consent to be photographed, videotaped or otherwise recorded;
you grant your permission for Hope Church Kuching to use recordings containing your image, likeness, voice or statements, without compensation, credit or other consideration to you, for Hope Church Kuching's promotional, publicity and other non-profit making purposes and solely for Hope Church Kuching’s use only, throughout the world and in perpetuity; and
you agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Hope Church Kuching from any and all liabilities and claims involving the use of your image, likeness, voice or statements.for Hope Church Kuching’s promotional, publicity and non-profit making purposes and solely for Hope Church Kuching’s use only.
Media Use Guidelines
While we reserve the right to photograph and record church events, we strive to ensure that photography and videography are used in safe and positive ways by adhering to the following guidelines:
We will not knowingly and intentionally post any photo, video or other recording that would be embarrassing, objectionable, distasteful or hurtful to any clearly, personally identifiable individual in the recording or photograph.
We do not identify children, minors or youth by name in the photos and videos we use in our online and printed publications.
No identifying information will accompany photos or recordings, including full names, addresses, email addresses, family members’ names, or schools.
Any adult may complete the Media Opt-Out Form if they do not wish for media items in which they, or vulnerable/ incapacitated adults in their charge or the minors or children for whom they are the parent/legal guardian are prominently featured to be used in publications or materials produced by Hope Church Kuching.
Parents may complete the Media Opt-Out Form if they do not wish for media items in which their minors or children are prominently featured to be used in Hope Church Kuching's publications or materials.
If you submit images & video footages to be used by Hope Church Kuching it shall be presumed you are giving the church the right to use and keep the photos/ videos unless otherwise stated. These images or videos must not contain any copyrighted material without permission.
Where possible, should we use your submitted images and videos, we will attribute copyright to the creator of such submitted images or videos to respect your contribution and work.
Additionally, if you see a photo on a Hope Church Kuching's website or social media page (e.g., Facebook, Instagram and Vimeo) that includes you and/or your child and would like it removed, please notify us by writing to us at and attach a screenshot of the website page/ social media posts.
Please note we cannot remove your image from video or live stream messages. Please understand that Hope Church Kuching has no control over the recording, use and posting of images or other media by non-church staff and volunteers or visitors (e.g., by community members, news outlets) and no ability to remove such media from publications, including internet or social media sites that are not under the control and/or administration of Hope Church Kuching. In such a situation, you are hereby advised to directly contact the administrator/controller of that particular publication or social media site.
Permissions for Use of Our Media & Content
We ask for your respect in return. Unless otherwise indicated, photographs and videos are the property of and are copyrighted by Hope Church Kuching and may not be used for any purpose (including but not limited to: downloading, printing, distributing, linking) without permission from Hope Church Kuching.
We grant permission for limited sharing of our media and content. You may share videos, website articles and Facebook/ Instagram stories on social media. You may link to our posted content but may not download and share content on a personal web page without permission. Please add attribution to Hope Church Kuching for any media you share with permission.
Please write to us at if you have any questions or concerns about our Media Use Policy. Thank you.