The Fraser Presbytery web presence will encourage high standards of design excellence on all aspects of the site. An atmosphere of freedom rather than control will be reflected in the use of the site by using a few well chosen guidelines. Within these basic boundaries, the presbytery will allow the site to creatively grow.
2.0 General Guidelines
2.1 That The Fraser Page (www.bc.united-church.ca/fraser) web site be the official Fraser Presbytery web page supported and developed under the direction of Presbytery Executive or its designate and that the website be funded by an appropriate budget amount annually for its support and development.
2.2 All documents of Fraser Presbytery, its committees, divisions or committees which are public (any document or information which someone could acquire by walking into a presbytery meeting or church office) may be published on The Fraser Page as long as they are published in their entirety and contain the following notice:
Copyright © 2003-2009 Fraser Presbytery of The United Church of Canada. This document may be reproduced provided this copyright notice is included with it.
2.3 The continuity of the web site will be maintained through links to and from the main or sub pages, rather than requiring all part of the web page to be at the same site.
2.4 The presbytery web page server may provide space for congregational web pages.
2.5 A library of useful documents related to the work of the presbytery can be maintained on the web site; presbytery decisions, reports and policies. New printed matter originating from the presbytery can be added to this library. If individuals or groups wish to add past documents to the library they are encouraged to do so.
2.6 The Presbytery, through the Presbytery Executive or its designate, will encourage the use of the internet in congregations by facilitating training sessions in the skills to:
- convert documents to HTML
- post simple pages to the web, and
- use standard Internet tools for research.
2.7 All published print materials of the presbytery such as bulletins, calendars, letterhead, fax cover sheets, email footers, etc will have The Fraser Page web address displayed on them.
2.8 The web-minister, in consultation with the Chairperson of Presbytery is authorized to deal quickly with items that could be damaging (e.g. a libellous, abusive, or obscene material).
2.9 News items, notification of events and links to other web pages will be restricted to those items of interest to Fraser Presbytery, its members, members of congregations and the public within the bounds of the Fraser Presbytery.
2.10 Advertising banners will not be permitted on The Fraser Page and links to other websites featuring advertising banners of an offensive nature will not be included on The Fraser Page.
2.11 Liability concerns require the presbytery to take all reasonable steps to minimize legal liability to the church from the use of the Internet as a means of publication, including developing and using suitable legal disclaimers to be displayed on The Fraser Page or any sub pages related to the divisions and committees of the Presbytery.