With Lifetouch, you have a partner in the safety and security of your students—from student data and financial security to commitments and services that protect students.
Lifetouch’s Privacy Pledge
As dedicated members of the schools and communities we serve, student safety is our top priority. In fact, Lifetouch was the first school photography company to demonstrate its commitment to keeping school data safe by signing a voluntary, enforceable, school-service-provider privacy pledge.
We ensure every child in your school is protected with:
- Equipment and processes designed with student safety in mind
- The best image, data and privacy practices in the industry
- Payment sites that meet or exceed the credit card industry’s strict standards for use of financial information
- Background checks on all employees who work in your school
Read more about our data privacy policies online.
Independent Advocacy for Student & Data Privacy
For more than 80 years, Lifetouch has been the professional photography choice for schools and families. We are proud of our long legacy of independently advocating for the issues that are most important to us and to our schools – student data privacy and security. We value our lasting partnerships with schools across the country and remain independent and unaffiliated with any photography trade associations.
The Lifetouch Portal offers a safe, secure way for your administrative team to manage your school’s Picture Day images. Eliminate the risk of sending data via email and hassling with jump-drives and CDs/DVDs in order to get your student pictures into your student information systems and/or yearbook. The Lifetouch Portal allows you to download Picture Day images for certificates, photo directories, awards and more. Learn more and watch the video.
The Lifetouch Portal is designed and maintained in accordance with the Software & Information Industry Association’s best practices for the Safeguarding of Student Information Privacy and Security for Providers of School Services.
Parent Notify is a Picture Day and Yearbook communication solution for schools that will simplify administrative tasks and reduce questions from parents. Parent Notify is the most secure means of informing and providing access of school pictures to guardians. Learn more.
For more than 15 years, Lifetouch has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the U.S. and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (CCCP) in Canada to help provide law enforcement with the most valuable tool when a child goes missing—a current photograph. Lifetouch school pictures have assisted in the recovery of children in 24 states. Additionally, Lifetouch distributes SmileSafe photo ID cards—free for your school’s families. Families of students photographed by Lifetouch can download their SmileSafe cards here: US students or Canadian students
Student safety is paramount for every school principal. School pictures are essential for school operations and safety but more importantly, they play a critical role in the recovery of a missing child. Learn more about how Lifetouch and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are partnering together to bring more than 1 billion free SmileSafe ID cards to families across America.
SmileSafe, NCMEC and CCP provide:
- A current, quality student image available for authorities that parents can access 24/7 for early intervention
- Resources to educate children on how to stay safer while using the Internet, smartphones, social media, online gaming and more. Visit the NetSmartz Workshop
- Peace of mind, knowing you and your families are prepared in case of an emergency
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Since it was founded in 1984, it has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 199,575 missing children.
Learn more about how the SmileSafe Photo ID program works.