USCJ Web Development Guidelines

The USCJ Information Technology Committee oversaw and facilitated the organization and distribution of information about USCJ and its affiliates on the Internet, and developed web guidelines and policies. The USCJ Department of Information Technology administers accounts and provides technical support and advice. For more information, please contact Martin S. Kunoff, Senior Director, USCJ Department of Information Technology.

The committee  developed the following guidelines to assist webmasters in preparing their organization's websites. If you have questions about the guidelines, contact the USCJ Department of Information Technology.

General Requirements

  1. All materials included on the website must comply with U.S. copyright law and relevant licensing agreements.
  2. All materials included on the web pages must be in accordance with USCJ policies and standards. All links to other web pages must be appropriate for an USCJ affiliated organization. An example of an inappropriate link would be one to a "Messianic Jewish" (also known as "Hebrew Christian") organization's website. See also the USCJ Policy on Advertising and Commercial Web Links.
  3. The website must be approved by the synagogue president, school principal, chair of the school board, or appropriate officer or representative of other organizations. Authorization in writing or via email should be sent to the USCJ Department of Information Technology.
  4. All information in the web pages, including links to outside resources, should be current and valid. Each webmaster is required to maintain his or her own files and update, remove, or correct outdated materials.
  5. Copyright of the website will reside with the affiliated organization, not the individual webmaster. A statement of copyright with the year and name of the organization should be included on at least the home page. Original artwork or text, and items covered by a license agreement, may be copyrighted separately.
  6. The home page of each organization should include an acknowledgment of affiliation with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and a logo link to the USCJ website. If the synagogue is hosted on the system, their home page should also include the following: This site is hosted by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
  7. Webmasters will be held accountable for all materials within their directories. Failure to abide by the guidelines may result in removal of unauthorized documents.

USCJ reserves the right to restrict access at any time for administrative reasons or if necessary for system maintenance.

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