A model release letter is signed by the subject of a photograph or video, granting permission for their image to be published and used. It is a contract under which one party agrees on the use of their image by another party.
Use this model release letter or waiver to obtain permission from an individual to use material featuring their image, or the image of a child of whom they are the parent or legal guardian. Having a signed waiver can give a business protection should the individual appearing in the material decide to bring legal action against them.
In general, when material is being used for commercial purposes, a model release form should be obtained from the people being featured. This is because their image constitutes personal data for the purposes of the data protection regime.
This document is GDPR compliant.