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Internet and World Wide Web Page Policy

Chapter 3440
Revised September 2, 2010

Table of Contents

.010 Introduction
.020 Access
.030 Official K-State Web Page
.040 Unofficial Web Page
.050 Internet Domain
.060 Removal
.070 Use of University Name
.080 Questions

.010 Introduction

K-State information resource management policies govern all access to K-State computers and networks. These policies are established and maintained under the immediate authority and direction of the Chief Information Officer.

.020 Access

Access to the Internet and the World Wide Web from K-State computers and networks is restricted to specially authorized registered users for academic, research, learning and administrative purposes. Public access to K-State computers and networks may be available from the Internet and World Wide Web or from within specially designated public facilities, such as the K-State Student Union or K-State Libraries.

.030 Official K-State Web Page

Any web page or other type of file on any computer which presents itself in any way as an Official K-State Web Page or Official K-State File must comply with K-State information resource management policies and procedures. Specific responsibilities for the creation and maintenance of the contents of Official K-State Web Pages and Official K-State Files are defined in K-State information resource management policy and procedures. These responsibilities require the use of reasonable and appropriate means of protecting K-State private information, proprietary information, and intellectual property.

.040 Unofficial Web Page

Any registered user may create an unofficial web page or unofficial file on a computer which is owned and operated by K-State or one of its affiliated units as long as it complies with K-State information resource management policies and procedures. All such page contents must be for purposes as defined by the instruction, research or service missions of the university. Individuals, units, or groups creating unofficial web pages and files are responsible for and may be held accountable for the contents. K-State assumes no responsibility for the content of any unofficial web page or file. K-State reserves the right to restrict the quantity and availability of K-State computing and network resources for the purpose of creating, maintaining, and viewing unofficial web pages and files.

.050 Internet Domain

K-State departments and student organizations registered with the Office of Student Activities and Services may register an Internet domain that represents an identifiable entity within that department or organization, such as an institute or research lab, or the student organization itself.  Registration of all K-State Internet domains will be managed by a designee of the Chief Information Officer.  Registration of personal domains, such as johnsmith.org, by individual faculty, staff, or students is not supported.  Any domain representing a K-State entity is owned by the University unless specified otherwise in a contract or agreement, with the exception of domains for K-State affiliates such as the Alumni Association, KSU foundation, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

.060 Removal

K-State reserves the right to remove, without notice, any web page or file (Official or unofficial) from any computer which is owned and operated by K-State or its affiliated units which does not comply with K-State information resource policies and procedures.

.070 Use of University Name

Use of Kansas State University's names (i.e. Kansas State University, K-State, KSU), trademarks, official logos, or other intellectual property and creative works is governed by K-State intellectual property and creative works policies.

Unauthorized presentation of any web page or file as an Official K-State Web Page or Official K-State File or any unauthorized or illegal use of K-State computers and networks is prohibited.

.080 Questions

Questions regarding this policy should be sent to the Chief Information Officer (CIO).