Sponsorship, Approval, and Termination of Email List Services
The Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA) of Congregations must approve the creation of lists to be managed on UUA.org. Applications are approved by the Office of Electronic Communication (OEC).
The UUA is pleased to sponsor electronic mailing lists for UUA committees and districts, associate and affiliate organizations of the UUA, and groups recognized by the UUA Board of Trustees to foster communication within and among UU organizations. At the discretion of the Office of Electronic Communication, lists may also be created on topics that are likely to be of interest to a significant number of UUs or potential UUs and that relate to the mission of the UUA.
Participation in uua.org's lists and bulletin boards is a privilege and not a right. The UUA reserves the right to suspend participants from lists and bulletin boards who violate standards and rules put forward by the Board or the Electronic Communications Committee. Procedures for due process in conflict mediation have been established by the Electronic Communications Committee. Decisions on suspension are delegated to the UUA Office of Electronic Communication.
We do not sponsor lists for individual congregations, with the exception of the Church of the Larger Fellowship, nor for groups that have no connection with the UUA or with Unitarian Universalism.
To enhance district communication, districts may apply for up to ten UUA-hosted email lists which relate to the work of the district. District Boards are responsible for those lists and their management.
Associate and affiliate organizations may apply for up to five UUA-hosted email lists which relate to the work of the organization. Organization Boards are responsible for those lists and their management. If an organization's UUA-affiliation is not renewed, their lists are subject to review and possible termination by the Office of Electronic Communication.
If in the judgment of the Office of Electronic Communication the purpose of a list changes from the purpose stated in its application, the OEC may terminate the list.
If the endorsement by the sponsoring organization for a list changes from the endorsement stated in its application, the Director of Electronic Communication may terminate the list.
Every list must have a UU-related topic or audience and a descriptive name. The UUA sponsors only lists that serve the UUA's mandate. Names of mailing lists must be stated as clearly as possible (given length limitations) and applications must describe the function, topic, or audience of the list.