Social Science Faculty Web Server
Policies and Regulations
Eligibility:To have a website account, you must be a faculty member
or an approved graduate student within a Hunter College social sciences
- Disk Space quotas:
- 10 Mb for faculty members
- 5 Mb for approved graduate students
Upkeep:Account holders are responsible for backing up the contents
of their web sites. Always keep
copies of all your files offline. Regular backups of users' files will
not be performed by the system administrator.
- The Hunter College logo (head of Athena) or Masthead may NOT be
used on faculty or graduate student web pages. Website owners
should use their judgment in determining whether a page is an official
Hunter College document or a "personal" page. For official
documents, such as course syllabi, the "Hunter College" name
may be used in the title; for "personal" pages it may not
be used. Having the Hunter College name in the title of a "personal"
page would be a misrepresentation of an endorsement by the college of
the page contents. Such a misrepresentation would necessitate removal
of the page from the server.
- Only one password is given per account. When you are given
a password you are expected to keep that password private and not to
divulge it to anyone else. Only one person will be allowed to upload
files (pages). All activities undertaken with your password will be
your responsibility. If more than one person is found to be using your
password' your pages will be removed from the server by the Social Sciences
Computing Lab. Please note you can also see Electronic
Mail Policy on Hunter College Systems for further regulations.
- No commercial use. This website shouid not be used for any
profit making ventures. Simply put, you should not be advertising, promoting,
or selling anything on your site for the purpose of making a profit.
- You will be responsible for all materials on your web pages. If
these pages contain material or are used for purposes that are prohibited
by civil or criminal law or college or university regulations, the owner
of the page will be subject to all applicable penalties.
Areas to be careful of are:
1) Defamation of Character (libel, slander).
2) Privacy - use of personal images or writings. Permission
must to be requested for authorization from the appropriate source
to use personal works or images for publication on the web.
3) Copyrighted materials - you must ask permission of the copyright
holder to use their material on your website. Linking to copyrighted
materials on the web is a lot easier than copying. There are several
sites you might want to check regarding this topic:
You should also keep in mind that your website is on an interstate and
global communications device, which makes breaking of any of the laws
above not only an interstate matter and therefore under U.S. Federal jurisdictions,
but also potentially under the legal jurisdiction of other countries.As
publishers in the real world, it is important that you know your rights
and responsibilities. Check the rules and policies in the ACS Guide, the
Hunter catalog and CUNY, as well as legal sites on the web for more information.
As stated above, Hunter assumes no responsibility for the pages you create
- if there are complaints, we will refer them to you!If you have questions
about these policies, you may contact the Social Sciences Computing Lab
Note: parts of this page were adapted from the text of the
Policies & Regulations page of Hunter's student web server,
authored by Howard Tarragon at Student Services.
This page was last updated on
July 16, 2003