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Hi! 

 

I have a problem uploading the model release. I no find the button where I can add a new release. I attached image. Screenshot

 

Thank you!

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Hi there,

 

We have removed the option to upload any new releases, due to GDPR. Customers will no longer have the ability to download the releases either. This is to better protect individuals personal data. All you need to do is to mark your image as released, and we'll get in touch if a customer would ask us for a copy.

 

Thanks

Alamy 

 

   

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1 hour ago, Alamy said:

...due to GDPR.

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27 minutes ago, KevinS said:

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Yeah similar to my thoughts on the subject.

Bad enough trying to deal with the whole "is a photograph personal data?" issue on private websites  without getting into the "legally you need a release to use this image but due to personal data laws we the seller cannot keep said release but you can request it from the original photographer - who may or may not be complying with said laws by letting you have said release which said laws then require you to do x y and z with release to remain in compliance" bit.

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19 minutes ago, Starsphinx said:

Yeah similar to my thoughts on the subject.

Bad enough trying to deal with the whole "is a photograph personal data?" issue on private websites  without getting into the "legally you need a release to use this image but due to personal data laws we the seller cannot keep said release but you can request it from the original photographer - who may or may not be complying with said laws by letting you have said release which said laws then require you to do x y and z with release to remain in compliance" bit.

No doubt Alamy has done its due diligence, and it's possible that some pre-GPDR releases may not be compliant because of the information given without a GDPR statement, but it's unlikely to be because of the photograph as such. I've mentioned this before- a photograph of a person can be personal data, but most stock photographs won't be because they are not taken for the purposes of identifying the subject.

How a non-compliant release can be made compliant just by asking the photographer I don't know. It seems to me that a model release would easily satisfy one or more of the six GDPR grounds for processing anyway

 

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Hi everyone

 

We've removed the option to make sure we don't store unnecessary personal data our systems as well as having more control of how the data is processed when needed. The document itself is not the issue as a release is considered a legal document. 

 

Hope that helps explaining it!

 

Best

Alamy

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4 hours ago, KevinS said:

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General Data Protection Regulation

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Personally I think this is a great move by Alamy, I have 100s of images with my wife in but have always marked them not released because 1, I was not really sure what to do and 2, it seemed to much trouble, but now on the off chance of selling such an image I can easily supply one if needed, Thank you Alamy

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