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Web Principles of Use
Personal Web Site Guidelines
- Official University Policies
- All Activities using Olin Resources Must Conform to all Washington University Computing Policies, the Washington University Policy on Sexual Harassment, and all other appropriate policies, laws, and regulations.
- Guidelines apply to all users.
- These policies apply to faculty, staff, and students equally, unless otherwise noted.
- These guidelines are a subset
- These guidelines are a subset of the general guidelines for user accounts and use of Olin computing resources.
- Account required for personal web site
- Users must already have an Olin account in order to publish a personal web site. Web sites are created at the time account is created. Users are not required to request a site.
- Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)
- All URLs for personal web sites are standardized. Custom or vanity URLs are not available.
Students: All student web sites shall have the format -- http://students.olin.wustl.edu/~username/
Faculty: All faculty personal web pages shall have the format -- http://apps.olin.wustl.edu/faculty/username/
Staff: All staff personal web pages shall have the format -- http://staff.olin.wustl.edu/~username/
- Scripting allowed on request
- By default, all personal web sites are created with scripting support disabled. Users may request that scripting be allowed which would allow the use of CGI scripts and ASP files. Scripting use will be monitored and disabled if scripts negatively impact server availability or performance.
- All sites will display a standard disclaimer
- All personal web sites shall display standard disclaimer that the University and Olin are not responsible for the content of the site. The disclaimer will be displayed automatically, requiring no action on the part of the user. Any attempts to circumvent the display of the disclaimer by any means is a violation of these policies.
- Commercial usage is prohibited
- Users may not use a personal web site for personal gain, for a non-University related for-profit business, to announce garage sales, or to advertise events or items for sale or rent that result in personal financial gain or revenue for non University departments, programs, or unapproved organizations.
- Advertisements, Affiliate Program Links are prohibited
- Personal web pages may not contain any advertisements or links to affiliate programs that result in personal financial or revenue non University departments, programs, or unapproved organizations.
- Illegal usage is prohibited
- Illegal uses include, but are not limited to activities such as unauthorized distribution or copying of copyrighted software (piracy or "warez"), violation of U.S. export restrictions, harassment, fraud, drug dealing, and other illegal activities. Files such as MP3s, Emulators and ROMS protected by copyright laws are strictly forbidden.
- Reporting Complaints
- Complaints by any user concerning any other violation of these policies, may be submitted to the Manager for Networking & Operations.
- Copyright Infringement Claims under 17 U.S.C. § 512 (c)(3) (part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
- The University has designated Jan Weller, Director, Network technology Services (NTS) as the designated copyright agent. If we are notified by her that a claim of copyright infringement as specified in 17 U.S.C. § 512 (c)(3) has been filed with the University, IS will institute a "takedown" of the site disabling access to the infringing material pending the results of an investigation. The University and its agent shall not be liable for "good faith take down" requests. Questions or concerns regarding this policy may be forwarded to the copyright agent.
- Minor Infractions
- Minor infractions of these policies, when accidental are generally resolved informally. Administration may contact the party or parties involved through electronic mail informing them of the infraction, or may schedule in person discussion and education sessions to revolve the infraction. Every attempt will be made to resolve the infraction at this level and to prevent further infractions.
- Repeated Infractions and Serious Misconduct
- Repeated minor infractions or serious misconduct may result in the temporary loss of computer access privileges or the modification of those privileges to prevent the party or parties from further violations pending appropriate action. Offenders will be referred to their sponsoring advisor, department, employer, or other appropriate University office for further action. If the individual is a student, the matter may be referred to the Office of Student Affairs for disciplinary action. Temporary or permanent loss of computer access privileges may result, as determined by the appropriate disciplinary overseers. (More serious violations include, but are not limited to unauthorized use of computer resources, attempts to steal passwords or data, unauthorized use or copying of licensed software, repeated harassment, or threatening behavior.)
Any offense which violates local, state, or federal laws may result in the immediate loss of all University computing privileges and the offence will be referred to appropriate University offices and/or law enforcement authorities. If necessary, such instances may result in the suspension of computing service until the matter is resolved. Users are advised that anyone who tampers with computer equipment, computer software, or computer data may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties.
Users may appeal any decision to the Dean of the School of Business.