We at Rockport Baptist Church, (henceforth ‘Rockport’) value the way in which photos, videos and other media can help our church fellowship grow and communicate the Gospel.  Photos and videos tell our story, provide visitors information and give an idea of what to expect when they attend our services or events. They can also highlight the work of those who serve while allowing us to communicate our mission as a church for people who do not attend church via our website and other digital and print media.

Accordingly, photography, videography, live streaming and other recording may be in progress at Rockport’s Sunday services, ministry activities, classes, programs and other events.  Rockport may use the media recorded at these events in materials produced by or for the church, including but not limited to bulletins, posters, brochures, newsletters and other printed and electronic materials, digital media (e.g., Rockport’s website, Facebook or other social media posts).

By participating in Rockport services, ministry activities, classes, programs and events:  (i) you consent to be photographed, videotaped or otherwise recorded; (ii) you grant your permission for Rockport to use recordings containing your image, likeness, voice or statements, without compensation, credit or other consideration to you, for Rockport’s promotional, publicity and other purposes, throughout the world and in perpetuity; and (iii) you agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Rockport from any and all liabilities and claims involving the use of your image, likeness, voice or statements.

While we reserve the right to photograph and record church events, we also strive to ensure that photography and videography are used in a safe and positive way.  To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian. We will not knowingly and intentionally post any photo, video or other recording that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to any clearly identifiable individual in the recording.

Additionally, if you see a photo on a Rockport website or social media page (e.g., Facebook) that includes you or your child and would like it removed, please contact the Church Office at 636-464-1460 or [email protected].  Please note we cannot remove your image from video or live stream messages. Please understand that Rockport has no control over the recording, use and posting of images or other media by non-church staff (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 run by Rockport.

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We are happy to answer any questions you may have, find a resource if you are in need, or simply pray with you.  Feel free to call us at 636-464-1460 or fill out the form below and one of our Pastors will contact you soon.

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