RULES FOR ONLINE CONDUCT
Saint Andrew's School Forums Welcome to the Saint Andrew's School Web site. Please review the following terms and conditions concerning your use of the Web site. By accessing, using or downloading any materials from the Web site, you agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not use this Web site.
The Saint Andrew’s School (SAS) Web site serves as a resource for individuals both inside and outside of the SAS community. The site functions as a central means of communication among faculty, parents, students, trustees, and alumni. Prospective families and employees are also included in its target audience. Users are able to access up-to-date news, calendars, schedules, and other school information such as the school’s mission, history, curriculum, admissions materials, and campus map. This policy seeks to address these uses and to be flexible enough to meet future needs as they occur.
Because the SAS Web site is an official school publication, the Director of Marketing and Communications has been appointed to serve as the monitor of the site. The Director of Marketing and Communications is charged with regularly reviewing the school's Web pages to ensure that the information presented is accurate, consistent, and up-to-date, and that design elements are uniform. In addition, the Director of Marketing and Communications serves as the contact for any visitors who have questions about the site.
The Director of Marketing and Communications also maintains direct contact with each division and office of the School to ensure the needs of their constituencies are being recognized and addressed. The Director of Marketing and Communications will assist, empower, and train divisions and offices with the creation, publication, maintenance, and updating of an office or division's web pages. Members of the SAS Community should direct comments, concerns, questions, suggestions, and requests concerning the site to the Director of Marketing and Communications.
Maintenance and Privacy Regulations of Web site Content
In order that the site serves as a reliable resource for prospective students and employees, as well as for parents, current students, alumni, faculty, trustees, and members of the academic community, it must contain timely information. Each office and division must review and maintain its section of the Web site and work to ensure that it is current and relevant.
Persons wishing to post announcements on the home page or other portions of the Web site should submit their request through email to the Director of Marketing & Communications. Postings are at the discretion of the Director of Marketing & Communications.
Photographs on the main site are changed on a as needed by the Director of Marketing & Communications and trained school personnel. Student’s names may be posted to the site and its online publications to highlight achievement but student safety needs to be taken in to account overall. Care must be taken especially with the students in the Lower School.
Personal contact information for students, parents, and faculty, including home and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and other information that could be used by unauthorized individuals, will not be published on the public portion of the SAS Web site without prior permission. Student, parent, and alumni contact information is available through secure, password protected portals on the SAS Web site.
Required Style Specifications
The general appearance of pages on the Web site is governed by the templates built in to the site itself and by the Saint Andrew’s School Style Manual and Communications Guide. Any new pages on the site must be constructed or duplicated from existing template pages and also follow the Style Manual and Communications Guide to ensure that the navigation, header, and style elements are consistent.
All pages on the main SAS Web site must comply with the following requirements:
- All content must be reviewed prior to posting.
- All Web pages must have a title using Heading 1 font.
- To enable a faster downloading time, scanned photographs should be limited to 72 dpi.
- Links to pages that are defunct or "under construction" should not be created or should be removed.
- Files for download must be under 5 MB in size and 5 minutes in viewing length (where applicable).
It is important to remember that, as in the case of anything else on the Web site, audio recordings, and video clips represent the school. Therefore, audio or video must be of the highest possible quality. Video, which is inappropriate in content, blurry, unsteady, or difficult to view will not be posted. Audio that is difficult to hear or inappropriate in content will not be posted. Content must be of a nature as to speak to unique aspects of the school or community life.
Final discretion as to whether a media file is placed on the SAS Web site rests with the Director of Marketing & Communications.
The SAS Web site is copyright protected. However, posting or providing access to material that violates the copyrights of others is prohibited. No copyrighted materials, including educational materials subject to copyright, may be posted anywhere on SAS Web site without the written authorization of the copyright owner. Knowingly providing links to Web sites that contain pirated materials is also prohibited.
Saint Andrew’s School has adopted and enforces the standards set forth in this Web site Policy for materials posted on its Web site and on any SAS related Web site. The school reserves the right to remove or disable access to material that violates its acceptable use policies. However, the school does not assume any responsibility or liability for content provided by others, including content provided by faculty, staff, and students on their own personal web pages.
Rules for Online Conduct
Saint Andrew's School Portals and Discussion Forums
The Saint Andrew's School Web site and all of the content areas, discussion boards, and other benefits available on www.saintandrews.net are privileges provided to its users by Saint Andrew's School. Violation of the Saint Andrew's School Terms and Conditions may result in the loss of Saint Andrew's School account privileges temporarily or permanently as outlined below.
All applicable laws must be adhered to when using the Saint Andrew's School Web site. Because Saint Andrew's School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, users agree not to use the Web site for organized partisan political activities. Discussion board postings should relate to the topic of the respective discussion board. In addition, the following content may not be posted on the Saint Andrew's School discussion forums or any area of www.saintandrews.net:
• Material that defames or threatens others
• Statements that are bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive
• Material that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them
• Copyrighted or other proprietary material used without permission
• Material that contains vulgar or obscene language or images
Available Procedures for Policy Violations on Saint Andrew's School Web site:
1. VIOLATION #1 - Posting will be removed and abuser loses all SAS account privileges for 30 days.
2. VIOLATION #2 - Posting will be removed and abuser loses all SAS account privileges for 90 days.
3. VIOLATION #3 - Posting will be removed and abuser loses all SAS account privileges permanently.
The contents of these pages are subject to periodic change without notice from Saint Andrew's School. Saint Andrew's School makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Web site, the information, content, accuracy, completeness, materials or products, included on this Web site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Saint Andrew's School disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Saint Andrew's School will not be liable for damages of any kind arising from the use or inaccessibility of this Web Site including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental punitive and consequential damages.
The job and business-to-business tools on the Web site are made available by Saint Andrew's School. Saint Andrew's School is not acting as an employment agency in any respect and is merely assisting the Saint Andrew's School community to exchange information. Saint Andrew's School does not verify the claims and qualifications of its Web site users and is not responsible for any actions or failures to act on the part of the individual who uses the Web site. Companies and prospective employers should utilize such procedures, if any, that they deem appropriate to verify the truthfulness of prospective employees' backgrounds and to review their qualifications.
Saint Andrew's School shall not be liable for the disclosure of any information that you provide through the Web site and you are cautioned to consider the possible disclosure of any information that you provide in the Web site prior to utilizing the service. You agree that any information obtained through the Web site is at your own risk and you agree to indemnify, and hold harmless, Saint Andrew's School, and its employees from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, resulting directly or indirectly from your use of the Web site.
Saint Andrew's School reserves the right to routinely screen or monitor content posted by users to the Web site. In addition, Saint Andrew's School reserves the right to remove content which violates the above rules of which it becomes aware, but is under no obligation to do so.
You will not access or attempt to access any other user's account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Web site.
Links to Third Party Sites
This Web Site may contain links to Web sites controlled by parties other than Saint Andrew's School. Saint Andrew's School has not necessarily reviewed these third-party sites. Saint Andrew's School is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the contents or use of these third-party Web sites. Saint Andrew's School is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Saint Andrew's School of the linked Web site. It is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of viruses or other items of a destructive nature.
Non-Commercial Use Only
Saint Andrew's School Web site is made available only for the personal, non-commercial use of individual users. Users may not modify, copy, distribute, frame, deep link, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from the Web Site without the express written consent of Saint Andrew's School, which may be withheld, in its sole discretion.
In consideration for your use of the Web Site, you agree to provide true, current, accurate, and complete information about yourself as requested during the registration process, and to update such information as may be necessary to keep it true, current, accurate, and complete.
You agree that you will use the Web Site in a manner that complies with all applicable laws, and you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any content that you upload, download, transmit or otherwise process using the Web Site.
You agree not to:
a. transmit via the Web Site any data, text, video, audio, Web site, or other content that is critical of Saint Andrew's School, offensive, obscene, pornographic, inflammatory, harassing, threatening, tortious, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, hateful, defamatory, harmful to minors, or is otherwise objectionable;
b. transmit via the Web Site any content that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, rights of publicity, or other intellectual property right;
c. transmit any content that violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law that could give rise to civil or criminal liability;
d. transmit any unsolicited promotional content, advertising materials, "spam," chain letters, or other such solicitation;
e. use the Web Site to publicly broadcast, transmit, or display content for "pay-per-download" or other commercial purposes;
f. use the Web Site to transmit content which includes a virus, worm, Trojan-horse, sniffer, or other code designed to acquire information about other users or disrupt the functionality or availability of any computer program, database, the Web Site or any other Internet host; or
g. disguise your identity by spoofing, forging headers, using third-party relayers, or otherwise obscuring the origin of transmitted content, including impersonating another person or entity.
Termination of Service
You may terminate your account by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Saint Andrew's School may terminate your account, your access rights to the Web site, or the entire service, or any portion thereof, at any time, with or without notice and at its sole discretion.
Choice of Law/Forum Selection
The Web Site is provided by Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton, Florida. You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of the Web Site, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by the laws of the State of Florida, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of, and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Palm Beach County, Florida, as the legal forum for any such dispute.
Saint Andrew's School has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for this Web Site: www.saintandrews.net
Unfortunately, no data transmission can ever be 100% secure. While we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the personal information that you transmit. You transmit such information at your own risk. Once we receive such information, we will expend our best efforts to maintain security on our system.
This site makes forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and Saint Andrew's School is not responsible for any results of the disclosures, so we discourage disclosure of personal information. Nor should you disclose any information about your employer if there is any chance the information might be proprietary or confidential. Saint Andrew's School encourages users to respect the privacy of other individuals on the Web Site.
Information gathered on the Web Site may be used by Saint Andrew's School and its partners or affiliates. Our Web Site provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us and our partners.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a sexual predator and sexual offender registry. Parents, students, and employees should regularly visit the public registry to review it for individuals who may have prior criminal records and sex offenses. Information concerning registered sex offenders and predators in Florida may be obtained by visiting http://www.fdle.state.fl.us
, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Offenders database. Information may also be obtained by contacting the FDLE’s toll free telephone number: 1-888-357-7332
. This information is provided in compliance with Florida law.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web Site, or your dealings with this Web Site, you can contact:
Saint Andrew's School
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, Florida, email@example.com