I hereby agree to waive compensation and authorize video, photo(s) and or voice recording(s) to be used for informational, educational, and or public relations purposes both within the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and by the general public. All OPM-prepared video, photo(s), and or voice recording(s) are works of the U.S. Government and are not subject to U.S. copyright protection.
- Photos taken at work (i.e. within the scope of duty) are not subject to copyright and shall be approved by the Government supervisor before submission.
- For “selfies” taken at home or other location by a government employee, the photographer and the subject or subjects waive copyright and consent to government use of the image for approved purposes listed above. Submissions must comply with the OPM Social Media Policy (https://www.opm.gov/news/social-media-presence/social-media-policy.pdf(Section 7.8.). This includes the privacy protections and standards including that there may be no inappropriate language or commercial slogans, in the Selfies or other submissions.
- The product will be shown on various OPM websites and social media pages such as Facebook(www.facebook.com/USOPM), YouTube(www.youtube.com/USOPM), and Twitter(www.twitter.com/USOPM)
I and the other subjects in the photo understand the video, photo(s) and/or voice may appear online as soon as 30 minutes after the taping, and will remain online indefinitely and may subsequently appear in OPM publications or other non- OPM publications that OPM deems appropriate that help to promote or publicize the event or purpose that the video, photo(s) and/or voice recording was prepared.
I understand that OPM reserves the right to decline to use any submission or may slightly alter a submission for use to comply with the Social Media Policy or for any other reason.
I authorize disclosure and release of the video, photo(s), and/or voice recording to OPM.
I have read and understood the foregoing and I consent to the use of my video, photo(s) and/or voice recording as specified for the above-described purpose(s) or that of my custodian. I further understand that no royalty, fee, or other compensation of any character shall become payable to me or my custodian by OPM for such use. I understand that consent to use mine or that of my custodian’s video, photo(s), and/or voice recording is voluntary.
Also, I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including a written or electronic copy, wherein mine or that of my custodian’s video likeness appears.
I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge OPM from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate or that of my custodian have or may have because of this authorization.
I am at least 18 years of age, and or the legal guardian/custodian, and I am competent to contract in my name or the name of my child and I have read this release before signing below and I fully understand the contents, meaning, and impact of this release.