Policies Governing Personal Web Pages
This policy statement is intended to support the academic freedom of the members of the University community, while protecting the liability of the University and all of its students, faculty, and staff. It is designed to provide guidance to those who use University resources to publish materials electronically via the Internet and the World-Wide Web.
General Personal Web Page Policies
- Any SIU-C faculty, staff or registered student with a valid Network ID may create and store personal web pages on University-owned resources provided for that purpose Personal web pages:
- may not use the University logo or appear to be an "official" University web page.
- may not be used for commercial purposes.
- must clearly state the web author’s name and e-mail address.
- may not violate intellectual property rights. In general, anything created or written by another person is copyrighted, even if there is no copyright symbol or other indication of copyright. Copyrighted works must not be included in a Web site without first obtaining permission from the copyright owner.
- must adhere to all federal, state, and local laws governing electronic and other forms of publication.
- must not violate the federal Communications Decency Act of 1996 and other applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Southern Illinois University reserves the right to remove web pages that:
- violate University policy or federal, state, or local laws.
- conduct or promote illegal activities.
- make accessible materials that damage the reputation and goodwill of the University or the University community.
- adversely impact University computing or network resources due to traffic loads.