Every person has a right to his or her own image. Likenesses cannot be shown or disseminated except with the consent of the person depicted.
- Consent to use the photos for reporting on work and events at Freie Universität should be obtained expressly, if at all possible, preferably in writing.
- For advertising purposes – such as informational brochures, event posters, or online presentations – express consent, generally in writing, is always required from the person depicted. For example, if a researcher is photographed for an edited article such as the Tagesspiegel supplement, the picture may not be used in another context such as for a brochure, unless further arrangements are made.
Before taking the photograph(s), have the subject sign a broadly worded declaration of consent or ask the relevant person about further use at a later date. Otherwise, the subject of the picture can prohibit the publication of his or her picture in a brochure.
- Children and adolescents under 18 may only be photographed if the legal guardian(s) have agreed.