Prohibited Activity

Advertising

Large and/or animated advertisements on Web pages distract users from important information on the pages. Departments may show sponsorship only by using the other entity’s logo and link on a Web page. In addition, sites may not have animated graphic advertisements or advertisements for which the sole purpose is to generate revenue (e.g., pay-per-click ads, Google Ads, etc.). Exceptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Web Standards Committee.

Hosting Websites for External, Non-University Organizations

Hosting websites on Florida Tech servers for organizations that are not affiliated with Florida Tech is strictly prohibited. It is assumed that any website that contains “fit.edu” in its URL is a website used to relay information, conduct business or conduct research on behalf Florida Institute of Technology. Non-affiliated websites on university servers will require immediate removal.

Using University Web Space for Personal Financial Gain

University Web servers are considered Florida Tech property and as such, it is unethical and illegal for any employee of Florida Institute of Technology to financially gain from any material, including advertising, placed on a Florida Tech website. This includes sites that are hosted on or off campus but are paid for by university funds or have content provided by university employees as part of their normal business duties. For example, a Florida Tech faculty member must obtain his or her own personal Web space and URL in order to sell any creative work, even if the creative work was developed as a component of their employment at Florida Tech.

Inappropriate Content/Usage

Inappropriate content or usage of university websites is strictly prohibited. Violation of this rule can result in removal of the website in question if the problem is not remedied. The scope of inappropriate content and usage is wide. This can include, but is not limited to, plagiarism, violation of copyright laws, linking to inappropriate content such as pornography-related websites and violations of the privacy of other individuals. In addition, any content is prohibited that violates the Student Conduct Code, policies of Florida Tech, or local, state or federal law. For more information, please review the privacy policy at http://it.fit.edu/policies/privacy.php and the Acceptable Use Policy at http://assets.fit.edu/scripts/policy_view.php?id=175.

Use of Copyrighted Material

Please see the copyright policy.