Rev. Douglas McPheeters
273 S. Old Middletown Rd.
Media, PA 19063
The purpose of this policy is to govern the use of photographs, videos and other
personal information that may be used in promoting the activities of the church.
It is not intended to cover media or information that is being used to report news,
or is being used strictly within the church.
We have several basic groups of people that might be listed or referred to:
pastors/staff, adult members, and youth. Information of concern includes
names, email addresses, phone numbers and photos. Home addresses are
1. For pastors/staff, we list names, email addresses (usually office emails),
and office phone numbers. No home phone numbers, home addresses, or
mobile phone numbers are listed. It is important that people be able to
contact the staff and that access is all through the office.
2. For adult members, we often list names when they are a contact for some
group or activity that we are featuring on the Web site. We do not list
email addresses unless they have specifically given permission.
We do not list phone numbers unless they have specifically given
permission. It is assumed that other members have the church directory
or can call the office for phone numbers.
3. For youth and children, we do not list names, first or last. We also do not
list addresses, email addresses or phone numbers. Photo captions do not
include their names. This is for their own protection.
The worship service and other church-related activities may be photographed
or videotaped and used in print publications or on the MPC website. If you
appear in a photo or video on materials or on the website and you would rather
it not appear, please let us know and it will be removed.
When using photos or video of Middletown Presbyterian Church events, attendees
or members - either directly on the Web site or in our photo albums - we use the
-We try not to post anything that would be embarrassing, objectionable
or hurtful to anyone in the photo. If we know someone is shy about
such things, we ask them before posting the photo.
-We don't put names as captions with photos (except for pastors/
staff or other members who have given expressed written consent)
-We will gladly provide credit for who took a particular photo if
desired by the photographer, and we would certainly honor any
copyright wishes or restrictions.