Technology has made texting and social media some of the most commonly used terms in our language today. Consequently, issues of copyright and abuses of text messaging arise frequently.
Although the GDPR specifically protects the privacy rights of EU individuals, ministry leaders should consider and protect the privacy rights of individuals from any country, including the United States.
Be aware of these legal principles concerning copyright when using music, video, and other published works for your ministry.
Teach students and leaders about the dangers of texting and sexting, and create a written policy about it.
Electronic Signatures, or “e-Signatures,” have the same function as their printed counterparts—they are an indication of a signer’s intent to agree to the terms of a document.
Whether you’re adding photographs to your ministry’s website or creating a bulletin or brochure, keep in mind that copyright laws protect most creative works.
Use this checklist to examine your current social media policy and see where additional safeguards are needed to help protect your ministry.
You’ve established a policy for managing your ministry’s social media risk. Now it’s time to communicate the rules to your staff and members in the form of a legal disclaimer.
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