WMU Student Personal Web Page Rules
Michigan University is committed to the ideals of free speech and free
exchange of information in electronic mediums. Students are encouraged
to experiment with producing personal Web pages within the parameters
of these Web Page Rules.
with the Law, University Policies and Rules
Web pages and sites using University resources must comply with all
applicable laws and policies and rules of the University, including,
but not limited to, the standard policies of MichNet,
the Student Conduct Code, the WMU homepages.wmich.edu Web Publishing Rules, the Computing Resources Acceptable Use Policy, and the Ethical Treatment of Information Resources .
resources for student personal Web pages or sites is a privilege, not
a right. Such use is subject to temporary and/or permanent disablement
if the University determines that such utilization of University resources
and/or the student's personal Web page or site is in violation of law,
policy, or rule; violates or interferes with others' privileges, rights,
or use of University resources; and/or interferes with network performance,
network access or normal University business.
of Personal Web pages
makes it very easy to copy files and graphics from others. Student
Web pages and sites must comply with copyright and
other laws relative to the intellectual property rights of others.
Students using anyone else's work, image, likeness, or materials (collectively "materials")
on a personal Web page or site enabled by the University must comply
with all copyright and
trademark laws. Students are not permitted to use the University
name, trademarks, logos and/or symbols without permission from the
apppropriate University representative. Students must provide proof, upon request,
of the appropriate permission or authority to use materials appearing
on their Web pages or site. Any student Web page that contains materials
that the student cannot demonstrate entitlement to use or reproduce
is subject to immediate disablement and the student(s) authoring the
subject site or Web page shall be subject to all other applicable consequences
of using such materials.
Against Use for Commercial or Financial Gain
may not use Western Michigan University resources to create personal
Web sites or pages for commercial or financial gains. Students may
provide personal information about themselves, subject to other provisions
of these rules. Student Web pages or sites using University resources
may provide a link to other Web pages or sites if doing so is in compliance
with these rules. Appropriate action will be taken with respect to
any sites and/or links that violate these rules, including, but not
limited to, disablement of the site and/or link and potential discipline.
Advertising or displaying of commercial trademarks, or linking to commercial
sites on student personal home pages or sites is prohibited.
reserves the right to display all disclaimers it deems appropriate
relative to student Web pages or sites utilizing University resources,
including, but not limited to, the following statement on the search
index to personal pages:
are personal home pages or sites created and maintained solely by the
individual authors, not by Western Michigan University. The University
does not endorse or actively monitor the content of these home pages.
These pages do not constitute official University business or statements,
and the University accepts no responsibility for their content. All
comments regarding the contents of personal home pages or sites are
to be directed to the page or site author(s).
Access to Personal Web pages
should be aware that personal home pages or sites using University
Web servers are subject to one or more powerful search engines. Colleagues
and friends, prospective employers, and others may access these sites,
and any personal information published is fully accessible from the
Web. Students waive any potential privacy rights concerning information
they choose to publish on their personal Web pages or sites, and are
subject to personal liability, consequences, and/or sanctions if they
violate rights of others.
and Enforcement of Rules
reserves the right to amend and/or supplement these rules, and to establish
procedures to further effectuate and enforce these rules.