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UNL Web Templates Terms of Use

These terms of use apply to all websites at UNL described under Section 8, below, as well as any site that chooses to use the UNL template set.

SECTION 1: TEMPLATE AVAILABILITY The template set is packaged as Dreamweaver Templates (.dwt), downloadable from the UNL Web Developer Network site (wdn.unl.edu). Instructions on becoming a member of WDN are found under Section 4 below. You are encouraged to publish your site through UNLcms (unlcms.unl.edu) if possible, as doing so will eliminate dependency on Dreamweaver or other web authoring applications.

SECTION 2: MODIFICATION OF CODE All UNL template code is the property of UComm/IS Internet and Interactive Media and the UNL Web Developer Network. The code seen in a source code view is not, and may not be used as, a template. You may not use this code, a reverse-engineered version of this code, or its associated visual presentation in whole or in part to create a derivative work. You may not override stylesheets without the prior approval of the Web Developer Network.

SECTION 3: CODE AND ACCESSIBILITY COMPLIANCE All UNL web pages must comply with state and federal accessibility standards. Developers should seek to attain Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0. All template-based pages must validate to HTML5 standards (w3.org).

SECTION 4: ONGOING PARTICIPATION Membership and regular participation in the UNL Web Developer Network is encouraged for users the UNL site template set. Use the register link on the WDN site to become a member. Membership in the WDN will allow you to add your voice and your ideas to the ongoing evolution of the UNL website.

SECTION 5: SERVER SYNCHRONIZATION All template-based websites must be synchronized with the UNL template dependents files maintained by University Communications. Documentation on server synchronization is available through the documentation wiki on the WDN site.

SECTION 6: REVOCATION OF PRIVILEGES Variances to these terms may be granted by the agreement of UNL University Communications and the UNL Web Developer Network. Web developers who repeatedly violate these terms, and who have not been granted a variance by the UComm/WDN, will be reported to the Office of the Chancellor for potential revocation of privileges to publish websites representing UNL or any part of UNL.

SECTION 7: THIRD PARTIES Any third-party web developers who are not employees of UNL may use the UNL web templates provided they comply with all sections above.

SECTION 8: REQUIREMENT "All websites of entities which are organizationally part of UNL are required to be published in the web templates developed and maintained by the UNL Web Developer Network. These sites must be published in accordance with the WDN's Template Terms of Use."

Exceptions

  • faculty members’ personal web pages
  • affiliates of UNL which have been granted an exemption for marketing purposes

approved by Chancellor Harvey Perlman, 8/20/2009

approved by Web Advisory Group, 8/24/2009

SECTION 9: QUALITY ASSURANCE All sites must be implemented according to the technical requirements of the template set, and must comply with the expressed intent of the template design as set forth in the WDN Style Book. Each site must pass a quality assurance review conducted by the WDN quality assurance review team. The quality assurance process will be repeated annually for each site.


∗ As a federal contractor, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is required to adhere to all the accessibility requirements under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. This includes fully accessible web pages. In addition, as a state agency, UNL is required to adhere to the Nebraska Technology Access Clause.┬áThe Nebraska accessibility policy can be found at www.nitc.ne.gov/standards/accessibility. Compliance with the Nebraska policy will also ensure compliance with 508. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that all University services or programs must be fully accessible so anything that might be missed under 508 will be picked up under ADA.

- Christy Horn, ADA/504 Compliance Officer, UNL

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