We have attached a number of useful template documents for you to use. They are divided into two categories: those you can use and execute without further clearance, and those that need legal clearance. Please contact the General Law Division with any questions at (202) 482-5391.
The following templates DO NOT need further legal clearance IF you do not make changes. If changes are made, please submit to us for clearance:
Authorization to Publish  – please use this if an outside party asks you for permission to republish a Government work, for example a speech you have given.
Standard Likeness and Release  – please use this if you wish to publish a photograph or video of an individual, e.g. photo of visitors to a National Marine Sanctuary that you wish to put on your webpage.
Standard Likeness and Release  – modified to work for a minor.
Nondisclosure Agreement – for outside parties who are giving us sensitive information that they do not wish us to disclose.
Assignment to DOC/Bureau of copyrights in photos  – taken by non-Government personnel.
License to DOC/Bureau of copyrights in photos  – taken by non-Government personnel.
The following templates require legal clearance. Please use them for drafting purposes and then submit for clearance:
License to Use Trademark  – a license permitting an outside party to use a Department trademark.
License to Use another party’s trademark  – a license permitting the Department to use an outside party’s trademark.
If you would like to use a social media application please begin the process by contacting the Director of Digital Strategy in the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 482-2556. A link to the Department’s web policy can be found at http://www.osec.doc.gov/webresources/socialmedia/