Bergen Website Guidelines

Bergen encourages the use of the Internet by faculty, staff, and students as both an information resource and as a method of communication. In keeping with this, members of the college community may have Web pages on the Bergen servers. All Web page developers are expected to act responsibly and to adhere to both the Bergen Acceptable Technology Use Guidelines and to the procedures established by the College for Web pages. In particular, the College expects that all members of the college community will (1) obey all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including copy right law; (2) adhere to fair use guidelines; (3) give proper attribution of any sources; (4) not use College hardware, software, or communications for personal profit; and (5) not place any information on the Web pages, which reflects negatively on the College or any member of its community. Further, all Web page developers are expected to make every effort to ensure that the Bergen Website, and all pages contained within it, is accessible to students with disabilities. The College has the right to monitor all Web pages placed on its servers and remove any that violate the College’s guidelines or procedures. Further, the College has the right to prohibit access to its computing resources to anyone who violates either the guidelines or subsequently established procedures.


    1. Student Organization Home Pages

Official student organizations, that is, those recognized by the Office of Student Activities, may have Web pages on a Bergen server. Student organizations that wish to have a page loaded on the servers are to have approval from the Director of Student Life; designate a member of the club as Web page manager and the Web page manager must be identified on the page; commit to updating all information in a timely fashion; abide by the College’s Acceptable Use Policy and Administrative Guidelines, obey all federal, state, and local laws, including copyright law; adhere to fair use guidelines; and give proper attribution of any sources; not post anything which reflects negatively on the College or any member of its community; and verify regularly that all links from their page are active. Club Web pages will be limited by available resources.


    2. Individual Student Home Pages

Individual students may only have Web pages on the Bergen server when required as part of a course. The faculty member for the course is responsible for establishing standards for student Web pages and for ensuring that students have adhered to these standards before the pages are uploaded to the Bergen servers. Student Web pages will be limited by available resources and will be deleted when the course is complete.