Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Some folks have cojones

Get a load of a section of a parent release form I am supposed to sign for a camp for my kid.

It is to a prominent camp with large advertising campaigns.

(Adjusted slightly for brevity and legibility, bold is my own)

I, the parent, grant the camp permission to collect and utilise information on my child and to collect and use my child's name, voice, statements, photograph, image, likeness, actions at the program and biographical data in any live or recorded form (including but not limited to, any form of video display or other transmission or reproduction), in whole or in part, for promotional, commercial or any other purpose, in perpetuity worldwide on standard and non-standard television, home video, print, electronic and on line media (including, without limitation, the Internet) ...... I hereby give permission to (....)and their officers, directors, governors, owners and affiliates to collect and use (my child's) contact information inc name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.... blah blah blah.

Can you image?

These are kids??????

Just how stupid do they think we are? The stunning thing is that lots of people will sign this.

I sent an e-mail stating that I will never in any way sign, agree to or give permission for this section. I then asked if that will impact on my child's ability to participate in the program.

I've had no response.


Hula Girl at Heart said...

We have a very similar form that's put before us at school registration each year. In fact, we're asked to sign about twelve different releases. Crazy.

Unknown said...

Darn, I bet most people don't read these things.
One really should read everything one signs....shudder

Beth said...

That is creepy!
ITA that many parents probably signed it and never gave that paper a second glance.

Anonymous said...

just be careful when the kiddies get on facebook...
totally agree with you!!! luckily the forms I have to sign are requests about using those - with an option - yes/no ... at least so far.
SO EXCITED for you about the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fingers crossed
JVLF currently in Lisbon

Anonymous said...

Ahahah. Have you read the facebook terms of use, as well? Or the Microsoft Windows EULA? ;) They've got interesting pieces as well.

Honestly, just because they want to be able to use photogenic kids to make a nice commercial poster... Start your own summer camp :)

Angel said...

uh, that is just creepy....I wouldn't sign it either.

J.G. said...

Everywhere and forever -- that about covers it. :-)

I'll be interested to hear what they say.

oreneta said...

Hula, do you sign them?

Nicole, yes indeedy, especially with kids involved.

Beth, he claimed I was the first parent to object. I frankly cannot believe it, but maybe so many of them are delighted cause it is the raptors...I don't get it...

JVLF, Facebook is the evil empire....I am trying to teach them about safe internet and image use....this camp is a case in point.

ElP, start my own camp?????? OMG, so not.

Beth, totally creepy...glad I'm not the only one who thinks so...

JG, I was interested what you'd think...everywhere and forever...they didn't ask for her soul anyway....