Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

2336 Freeport Road
Rockton, IL 61072
(815) 624-2115

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Media Policy

Media images and recordings bring life to and help tell the story of PoP Lutheran Church’s vibrant faith community, enhance the quality of the information we provide to our members and give visitors an idea of what to expect when they attend our church. We would like to share media items recorded at our various ministry activities, events and programs in church-produced materials, including, but not limited to, bulletins, posters, brochures, newsletters and other printed materials, and on the church website.

Accordingly, participation in church activities implies permission for publication of any media recorded, unless a signed “Media Images Opt-Out” form is on file with the church office. This applies to anyone who attends our church except children: any child without the “Image Permissions and Use” form on file will not have their image used in any publicity. While we reserve the right to photograph and record church events, in an effort to respect your privacy, we will strive to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Any adult may complete the “Media Images Opt-Out” form if they do not wish for media items in which they or their minor children are prominently featured to be used in Prince of Peace publications.

  • No identifying information will accompany photos, including names, addresses, email addresses, family members’ names, or schools.

  • Anyone may request a particular media item which prominently features them or their minor children be removed from use by submitting a request to the church office.

  • If you submit images to be used by PoP Lutheran Church you are giving the church the right to use the photos. These images must not contain any copyrighted material without permission.

  • In addition to this policy being posted to the church website, the following will be published periodically in the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter:

    We love to share our Prince of Peace Lutheran Church family story with others and so you’ll see a lot of photos and videos being taken and shared in many ways. If you do not want your image to be used in our story telling, please contact the church office at 815-624-2115 or by email. Parents--for a photo of your child to be used--we need your permission. Please contact us for the form, or complete the form online in lieu of signing a paper copy.

Image Permission and Use Form

To use images of minors on the website or in other publications, Prince of Peace must have an Image Permission and Use Form on file. You may fill the form out online, or download the .PDF copy and drop it off in the church office.

Media Images Opt-Out Form

If you do not wish to have images of yourself or your family included in any publications or the website, you must fill out the Media Images Opt-Out Form. You may fill the form out online, or download the .PDF copy and drop it off in the church office.