Conditions of Use
The UCCP team is committed to delivering the highest quality content. All information posted is deemed accurate, but can not be guaranteed. The following guidelines, policies, and laws emphasize the public nature of the internet and the responsibility of publishers and users.
Applicable Policies and Laws Relating to Publishers of UCCP
Individuals and administrative units publishing information on UCCP web servers or commercial servers funded by University budgets must follow basic guidelines, including all applicable University and campus policies and public laws. Supervisors shall apply necessary and appropriate corrective action whenever an employee fails to meet the required standards of conduct or performance. The following section describes areas of particular relevance to the UCCP website.
Criminal and Civil Statutes
Web users are free to express themselves, provided they do not do anything to injure or harm others. Users may not use the UCCP website for acts that violate laws. If in doubt about appropriate use of the web, individuals are encouraged to obtain the advice of General Counsel.
Use of the University Name, Seal, and Logo
No person or organization may use the University name to:
Personal Financial Gain
Commercial activity for personal financial gain is not permitted. Only those services and programs that have been approved or are recognized as being within the purview of the UC Board of Regents may be publicized on UCCP websites.
Web publishers may acknowledge donations or contributions by creating links to selected organizations or corporations that are major contributors to a campus or to a program sponsored by UCCP. Links from a web site located on a UCCP server to any non-University site, or references to non-UCCP products, services or organizations, do not imply University endorsement of a site or organization’s products or services.
Appropriate Use of University Resources
The University provides access to internet resources for the conduct of University business. Incidental and occasional personal use is permitted within the University so long as such use does not disrupt or distract the conduct of University business. Incidental and occasional personal use of internet resources is subject to local regulations.
Web publishers are responsible for compliance with current copyright laws and relevant UC policies. A copyright gives certain exclusive rights to their owner which are particularly important:
The right to copy the work
Each UCCP home page must contain a statement that the content is the Property of The Regents of the University of California.
Certain information about individuals is protected by law (see http://www.ucop.edu/). UCCP web site owners must follow these laws and any applicable University policy when considering the content of UCCP web pages. Permission must be obtained from an individual when confidential information may be revealed. Photographs of individuals may not be used without their permission.
Guidelines for Links to and From Main UCCP Website
Information Resources and Communication (IR&C)[NP4], in conjunction with University Affairs, will support and maintain the official UCCP website. Divisions, departments and units may request links to their sites. In doing so they must agree to abide by the following guidelines. The web developers for the UCCP website will remove links to documents that do not conform.
UCCP Website Information
Must be timely and accurate. Accuracy and timeliness ensures that UCCP will remain useful and relevant at all times. Content providers are responsible for periodic reviews of the information contained and revising content based upon relevancy, accuracy, and accessibility. Each page shall list the most recent date the information was modified.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The University of California (UC) follows the regulations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). For concerns about the use of copyrighted material on any site on the UCCP network, please contact the agent designated listed below. For the UC Office of the President, the agent designated to receive notification of claimed infringement under Title II of the DMCA is:
According to the DMCA, all copyright infringement claims must be in writing (either email or paper letter) and must include the following:
A physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder or a person authorized to act on his or her behalf.