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Model release letter checklist

Make it Legal™ Checklist

Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs.

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  1. If you are the individual whose image is being used, print the letter and sign it, before sending it to the business.
  2. If you are a business seeking to obtain an individual’s permission, the individual must sign the letter before it becomes legally effective.

Note: Permission should be obtained from everyone who is featured in and can be identified from the material, whether a single individual or a small group. If a larger group is featured, it will usually be enough to verbally ask their permission to ensure compliance with the data protection regime. Anyone not wishing to appear in a group photograph will then have the opportunity to opt out.

A copy of the Model release letter will be saved in your Rocket Lawyer account.

  • If you post or hand deliver the letter then keep a copy of the signed letter that was sent and anything else included.
  • If you email the letter then keep a copy of the email that was sent and any attachments together with any "read receipts".

Under the data protection regime, the material (as personal data) must be kept secure, together with the individual’s contact details.

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