Policies & Guidelines
Created in May of 2001 and overhauled in July of 2019, the purpose of the University's world wide web resources policy (Policy 4-003) is to set clear expectations and standards for campus webmasters, create consistency, and reduce risk.
Brief Overview of Rules
The majority of the detail in the world wide web resources policy is contained in its nine rules:
- Rule A: Accessibility
Make sure your website is accessible by people of all abilities!
- Rule B: Online Copyright Infringements, Protection and Remedies
Don't violate copyright law!
- Rule C: Responsibilities and Authority of University Webmaster
Outlines the role of the newly created Office of the University Webmaster.
- Rule D: Web Site Registration
Register your website so we know who to contact should an issue arise...
- Rule E: Domain Name Service Request
Outlines how the U authorizes and grants 3rd and 4th level domain names.
- Rule F: Privacy Statement and Responsibilities
Respect your website visitor's privacy, and make sure all web pages requesting personal information contain a link to the University's privacy statement.
- Rule G: Web Site and Web Page Design Requirements
Defines the basic elements that web sites must include (e.g. uses U color pallete, displays a U logo in the upper left hand corner of the screen that links to https://www.utah.edu, contains specific links in the footer, contains contact information, follows University branding guidelines).
- Rule H: Commercial Use of Websites and Pages
Do not use your website for personal business or personal commercial gain (or anyone else's for that matter)!
- Rule I: Web Electronic Commerce
If you collect money using your website, make sure it complies with all ecommerce laws and regulations!