Faculty/Staff Personal Web Pages
Responsibility: When computing resources are available, faculty and staff who possess a current Fairmont State UCA (Unified College Account) may create and house personal web pages on the Fairmont State web server. Personal page authors must adhere to relevant web policies, and bear full legal and ethical responsibility for the contents of their web page(s).
Advertising: With the exception of officially recognized Fairmont State organizations and events, faculty and staff are prohibited from using Fairmont State personal web pages for fund-raising, advertising, or to display products or services of commercial and non-commercial organizations for the purpose of directly or indirectly selling or leasing those products or services.
Fairmont State Names & Logos: Personal web pages may not use the name of Fairmont State University on their web pages in any way whatsoever that implies endorsement of other organizations, products, or services. Personal web pages may not display the Fairmont State University logos, trademarks, or official seal(s) without written permission.
Student Web Pages
Fairmont State University recognizes the value of the Internet as a resource for information and communication. When computing resources are available, students may use them for co-curricular or personal purposes, provided they abide by the policies and procedures governing such use.
Any student with a current Fairmont State UCA (Unified Computer Account) may create web pages to be included on the college's web site under the section designated for personal web pages.
Student personal web pages are expected to conform with Fairmont State policies governing appropriate use of resources. For example, use of personal pages for illegal, commercial, or profit-making endeavors is prohibited. Specifically, (1) Fairmont State personal web pages may not be utilized for personal gain or for public/private commercial purposes. (2) With the exception of officially recognized Fairmont State organizations and events, students, faculty, and staff are prohibited from using Fairmont State personal Web pages for fund-raising, advertising, or to display products or services of commercial and non-commercial organizations for the purpose of directly or indirectly selling or leasing those products or services.
Individuals are expected to comply with relevant Fairmont State University policies, state and federal law, and any relevant copyright or licensing agreements relating to the use of intellectual property.
Student personal Web pages housed on the Fairmont State Web server are considered the responsibility and property of the student account holder during the period the account is assigned. Personal student web pages are not subject to University policies for external communication, graphic identity, and public information. The views and opinions expressed by students on personal Web pages are strictly the views and opinions of the authors and do not in any way carry the official sanction of Fairmont State.
Students assume full legal and moral responsibility for the content of their web pages. They must abide by all local, state, and federal laws that pertain to communication and to publishing. These include relevant laws in the areas of libel and copyright. Copyright law may pertain to all published and unpublished material, including cartoons, still and motion pictures, graphics, text, song lyrics and sounds.
Students are advised to consider the public nature of information they disseminate on the Internet via the World Wide Web. Information offered on a web page is potentially available to everyone with access to the Internet. Students should not assume that their information will be read/viewed only by their circle of friends or the campus community.
Fairmont State University will not impose any restraints on, nor make any effort to monitor the content of, communications other than those imposed by applicable Fairmont State policies and federal, state or local laws, including laws regarding the right to privacy and laws which prohibit defamatory material. Users of the Fairmont State's computer-based information systems are advised that their communications are subject to such laws and that the consequences of violations can be severe.