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UUA.org Policies

Voted by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees, January 2000; amended April 2001; updated to reflect the move of the Office of Electronic Communication to the Information Technology Services staff group's Web Team and the change in title of its manager August 2010.

The UUA Manager of the ITS Web Team is charged with implementing the policies of the UUA Board of Trustees, which were developed with advice and consultation from the UUA Electronic Communication Committee.

Space on the UUA's web server, domain name services, email services, and other web services are available to groups recognized by the UUA Board of Trustees. These services and how to apply for them are explained in the following paragraphs.

If an organization becomes ineligible for these services, the Manager of the ITS Web Team reserves the right to terminate these services, with appropriate notice.

Web Server Space

Only groups recognized by the UUA Board of Trustees, Associate and Affiliate organizations of the UUA, UUA Districts and the Church of the Larger Fellowship, (including those in the process of affiliating), are eligible for space on the UUA web server.

Domain Name Service

Second Level Domain Name Service (e.g., beacon.org) will be granted only in limited circumstances at the sole discretion of the Manager of the ITS Web Team.

Third Level Domain Name Service may be granted by the Manager of the ITS Web Team to Districts (e.g., pswd.uua.org), Publications (e.g., world.uua.org), Associate and Affiliate organizations of the UUA (e.g., cuups.uua.org), and the Church of the Larger Fellowship. Departments of the UUA will not normally be granted third level domain name service.

Fourth or Fifth level Domain Name Service may be granted by the Manager of the ITS Web Team to congregations of the UUA (e.g., uc.losalamos.uua.org).

Email Aliases

Because of the workload involved in maintenance of email aliases (e.g., abc@uua.org), creation of email aliases will be limited. Email aliases may be granted by the Manager of the ITS Web Team for districts, publications, departments, associate and affiliate organizations of the UUA, and groups recognized by the UUA Board of Trustees. Member congregations, except the Church of the Larger Fellowship, are not eligible.

Other Web Services

Other web services, such as streaming of audio and video, Java applets, web-based bulletin boards, guestbooks, uploading of CGI scripts, and storage of large files, are restricted and must be approved by the Manager of the ITS Web Team.

UUA.org Services During UUA Election Campaigns

The UUA Board of Trustees has established rules for UUA elections that affect online services. There are also some specific guidelines for email list managers during election times, which can be read on the "List Manager's Guide."

Requests for Listing and Linking of Congregational Websites

Before a congregation's website is linked from UUA.org the Manager of the ITS Web Team may request authorization from the congregation's Board or Minister. The elected governing body of the congregation is understood through this authorization to approve of and accept responsibility for the contents of the page.

For more information contact web @ uua.org.

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Last updated on Thursday, December 1, 2011.

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