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INTRODUCTION

The pages contained under www.nec.edu are intended for the information of a variety of constituencies both internal and external to New England College including: students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, prospective students, and the general public. The content thereof is intended to support the mission and goals of New England College and to serve as a resource that engages the NEC community and enhances the relationship between the College and its respective audiences.

The policies contained in this manual have been compiled for the purpose of governing and maintaining New England College’s presence on the World Wide Web.  Any person using these pages must conform to the following policies and is responsible for complying with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

WEBSITE MISSION

www.nec.edu is the public presence of New England College on the World Wide Web. As such, it reflects the academic excellence of our enterprise, the programmatic offerings, and the associated stories of faculty, students, and alumni, who have contributed to the vitality of our academic community and their own personal success.

The mission of the College’s website is to describe to the variety of interested constituencies, the success of New England College, its programs, and its extended community, through compelling visual images and engaging written word. The website will serve as the most up to date location for pertinent information for external and internal audiences and will allow prospective students to make informed decisions and take the necessary steps towards their enrollment at the College.

MANAGEMENT OF THE NEC WEBSITE

Director of Public Information
Oversees all content relating to the College’s web presence.

 Director of Information Technology
Oversees all technology relating to the College’s web presence.

Content Area Managers
A number of individuals representing areas associated with the College’s web property are designated as content area managers and are charged with the responsibility for maintaining content on the College’s website. As the needs of College’s website change over time, content areas and their managers may be reassigned to reflect current or anticipated usage. With the adoption of a formalized CMS, the number and function of content area managers will be reviewed and restructured by the College.

GENERAL POLICIES

New England College upholds and subscribes to all policies and provisions as stated in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 105 PL 304 (DMCA) and Title 17 of the US Code. In particular, as stated, it is unlawful to download, upload, or distribute in any fashion, copyrighted material in any form without permission or a license to do so from the copyright holder. New England College does not endorse or encourage the use of copyrighted material in ways not intended for such materials.

The domain www.nec.edu is the sole property of New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. In addition, a number of related domains are also the property of the College. For a full list of domains owned by New England College, please contact the Director of Information Technology.

All materials, including registered trademarks of the College, contained on the NEC website, are protected under the copyright and intellectual property laws of the United States. These may include, but are not limited to: logos, images, taglines, marketing copy, and graphic designs.

Any trademark of another institution contained on the NEC website is used with the knowledge and consent of its owner.

Any individual or department using material for which the copyright is held by another person or entity, must secure written permission in advance and keep it on file for the duration of the usage. Permission may be required for the following: text, images, graphic designs, audio files, video files, tables, charts, and graphs. Care must be taken that the copyrighted material is used only for the purpose and duration of the license or agreement. Scanned material may not be used on the NEC Website unless permission has been granted in writing by the copyright owner.

Links to external sites should be related to the College’s primary functions as described in its mission. New England College does not endorse the views, content, or opinions of any site linked to the College’s. In addition, the College may be unable to maintain connectivity to any site linked to the College’s and assumes no responsibility for continuous service to another Website.

The sale or use of advertising on the New England College website is prohibited. The College may identify the sponsor of any event or program with the name of the organization, its logo, and a link to its Website.

The content area manager responsible for material deemed inappropriate and removed from the College’s website may appeal before the Content Area Management group.

All pages making up the NEC web property must reside on a College owned or designated server and comply with the policies contained in this document.

The graphic identity of New England College is important to the success of the College’s mission. All content found on the College website should conform to the requirements described in the College’s Style Guide. All pages must contain the College’s logo, a link to the home page, and a reference to the College’s Copyright Statement.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES

The sole function of the New England College website is to conduct the business of New England College on the World Wide Web as provided in the mission of the College.For questions regarding the technology of this site, please contact the Office of Information Technology. For questions regarding the content of this site, please contact the Office of Public Information.

Although the College takes great care to insure the accuracy and timliness of the information contained on its website, the College makes no express or implied warranty on, or takes any responsibility for the information found at www.nec.edu or for any other websites linked to this site.

The College takes every reasonable precaution to prevent the proliferation of viruses or other harmful or disruptive entities on its website, however; the College makes no warranty on, or takes responsibility for any virus or harmful or disruptive entity encountered in the use of its website.

The College may add, change, or delete any material or link contained on its website as it sees fit, at any time, and without notice or recourse.

VISITORS

Visitors to the New England College website shall not:

  1.  Engage in commercial activities or any other unauthorized use;
  2.  Violate the rights of other institutions or individuals;
  3. Transmit viruses or other harmful or disruptive entities;
  4. Present images or language that are illegal or that may be considered to be obscene, abusive, threatening, slanderous, or malicious;
  5. Change, tamper with, or eliminate any content on this site.

Visitors to the New England College website must perform all procedures and provisions of the Campus Manager program and maintain these protocols for the duration of their association with the College.

Visitors may not use any software or programs found or associated with the operation of this website.

The College shall not incur any responsibility or be held liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage to any party as a result of the use of its website or its ability to maintain uninterrupted presence on the World Wide Web.

The College makes no warranty as to the privacy or security of the information contained on its website.

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE – WEB COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

The following statement will be prominently displayed on the landing pages of all major sections of the New England College website:

Copyright 2009 New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire. All rights reserved. No material found on this Website may be reproduced or transmitted in any format without the written permission of New England College.

New England College makes no warranty, either implied or expressed, as to the accuracy of the content provided here.

The College accepts no responsibility for any damages or inconvenience as a result of the use of this website or the inability of the College to maintain its continuous operation.

The College accepts no responsibility for the content found on any website linked to this web property and does not endorse the views or opinions contained therein.