IT Policies

Independent Web Page Policy

Alvernia University retains a direct interest in both the content and presentation of material on its Web site. As with print publications, the reputation and image of the university are manifested in the quality of information published on the Web and the same high standards as for print publications must be observed.

Independent Web pages may be created by student organizations recognized by the Office of Student Activities or those sponsored or advised by departments or offices. Content and layout of independent pages are the responsibility of the student organization or sponsoring department, though such pages may be monitored periodically for compliance with university policies and conformity with professional norms of content and presentation.

The authors of independent pages bear full responsibility for their contents and maintenance, though the university reserves the right to monitor such pages and their associated links for compliance with university policies and applicable federal, state, and local laws and for conformity with professional norms of content and presentation. All independent Web page authors must, moreover, adhere to the university Responsible Internet Use Policy.

Any complaints received concerning or claims asserted against an author or sponsor for the material contained on an independent page shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.

Independent Web pages must identify the page author and provide an e-mail contact for users to communicate with the page author.

Material published on the Alvernia University Web site shall not violate any explicit or implied policy, confidentiality, right to privacy, or personal safety. All published material is subject to existing laws relating to copyright, intellectual property rights, and trademarks.

The use of university computers and networks for commercial purposes is prohibited. Fraudulent, harassing, or obscene material is prohibited. The Alvernia University word mark, logo, seal, and other graphics and Images owned by the university may not be altered or used without prior permission.

If an independent Web page violates any of the above policies or becomes outdated, the Director of Information Technology will notify the sponsoring organization of the problem. The sponsoring organization will have two weeks to make the required changes. If such changes are not made, the page will be deleted from the Alvernia site.


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