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.