Cell Phone, Audio, Camera & Video Policies
MetroWest YMCA Policy for Use of Cell Phones, Audio, Camera and Video Recording Devices
In an ongoing effort to maintain a safe environment for children, adults, and families, the MetroWest YMCA has established this policy to both protect the safety and privacy of all of our members and guests from the possibility of having unauthorized pictures or audio recordings taken of them and to educate members and guests that the use of cell phones during YMCA activities is a distraction and a safety concern.
The use of cell phones, audio, camera and video recording devices is strictly prohibited in all locker rooms and bathrooms.
Talking on Cell Phones
Talking on cell phones is restricted to offices, conference rooms, hallways, and lobby areas. Talking on cell phones is not allowed in locker rooms, bathrooms or any program space including but not limited to: early childhood centers, schools out sites, the gymnasium, multipurpose rooms, enrichment rooms, wellness center and all work out areas.
Audio, Camera and Video Recording Devices Policy
The use of audio, camera and video recording devices is prohibited in all MetroWest YMCA facilities owned or leased unless there is implied authorization. Implied authorization is when a person is taking a picture, using an audio device or taking video of a member of their family, family friends or others from whom prior permission has been obtained while participating in a YMCA activity or event such as swim meets, basketball games, family events, graduation ceremonies, classes and the like. YMCA staff reserve the right to ask members or guests, who they are taking pictures of or recording during programs or activities to determine if there is implied authorization.
YMCA staff or authorized designees of the YMCA when given authorization shall be allowed to use cameras or video recording devices to create promotional, educational or advertising content. To communicate with members and the general public, signage will be posted when this occurs and written authorizations will be required in special cases when a person is going to be the focus of a marketing piece.
MetroWest YMCA staff will enforce the above policy. A violation by a Member, Program Participant or Guest may result in a warning, suspension or termination of YMCA privileges.