January 1, 2012
RULES AND REGULATIONS: The adult staff, the boys,
and their families (the membership) of Troop 950 (the Unit)
shall develop applications of Internet and Web technology for
display (the Site) in observance of the rules and regulations of the
Boy Scouts of America (BSA), as required by our Charter. The
Rules and Regulations of the BSA, No. 57-492, and the Charter and
Bylaws of the BSA, No. 57-491, are the primary source of such
policies and procedures.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This document was adopted by the
Troop's Committee to provide specific guidance for Unit members
involved in the Unitís Site publishing efforts. Although
BSA's National Council does not officially endorse or recognize
Sites published by its Units, the Council has issued recommendations
that provided the foundation for this document. The policies
prescribed here are intended to represent the collective desire of
Troop 950's membership, and therefore, recommendations for its
improvement are encouraged and welcome.
WEB SITE POLICIES
OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT: Material
published on the Site (Content) shall be owned by the Unit rather
than any individual, and that will be shown by a copyright statement
on the Site's content. The copyright statement shall read
"© YEAR Troop 950, San Diego Imperial Council, Boy Scouts of
America" at the bottom of each of the Siteís pages.
SITE ACCESS: The Site will be open to the general
public, that is, passwords will not be required by Web visitors to
access its content. Open access dictates the need for robust
security and privacy policies as outlined below that must be
strictly adhered to by the Unitís publishing team. As the
Site evolves, password protection may be applied to pages intended
for viewing by the Unitís staff or members only.
SITE HOSTING: The Site may be hosted by an Internet
Service Provider that offers its services in exchange for commercial
advertisement bannersóas long as such provider offers reasonable
guarantees that such advertisements are intended for a general
audience and are appropriate to the Scouting movement.
CONTROL OF SERVER ACCESS: The person in charge of
publishing the site (the Webmaster) shall control the content of the
Site by maintaining sole access (FTP, telnet, etc.) to the files on
the Site server as well as to any interface that provides the
ability to add or edit content on the Site and its ancillary
PERSONAL SECURITY AND PRIVACY
INFORMATION CONCERNING UNIT EVENTS: General
information such as location, time, and dates of the Unit's upcoming
events may be posted on public pages of the Site.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: Personal
information from the general public or membership shall not
be collected via the Site.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: Where contacts are
needed, Site visitors may be provided with contact information
needed to communicate with the Unitís staff. These contacts
shall be limited to telephone numbers or email addresses approved by
the Unitís Scoutmaster. Personal addresses shall not
Contact information should only be published where
there is a valid need for members and/or the public to speak
directly with a given individual on the staff because of that
person's role in the organization. For such cases, the
Unitís policy applies as follows:
Contact information for adult volunteers (i.e.,
Unit staff or parents) may be published only after obtaining the
individualís written and dated authorization, with the
individualís knowledge that they can request the prompt
removal of their information from the Site at any time by
notifying the Webmaster--using any of the email links on the
Contact information for youth members and their
parents shall not be posted on the Site.
USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS: Only photographs showing the
Unit's membership participating in Troop activities shall be posted
on the site. Unless informed otherwise, the Troop assumes that
its membership agrees to the posting of pictures displaying their
likeness without prior written consent (i.e. a "Permission to
Publish" document). Please let the Scoutmaster or
Webmaster know if you have objections to this policy. If
anyone finds their likeness displayed on the Site and would like to
have the picture removed please notify the Webmasteróusing any of
the email links on the siteóand the referenced picture shall be
promptly removed. This policy approach is intended to simplify
the logistics of posting pictures on the Site while respecting the
desires and right to privacy of individuals.
When posting photographs of members, especially
youth, it is important to consider their safety and privacy when
writing captions or ancillary text. Therefore, when publishing
photos the following guidelines shall apply:
MEMBERSHIP-SUBMITTED CONTENT: Text and photographs
may be submitted for publication by the Unitís membership.
All content are subject to review by the Committee Chair before
posting. Content should be submitted to the Webmaster, who is
responsible for final editing and layout of pages on the Site.
It is important to know the original source of all Site content
and to be sure the Unit has written permission to use it. Only
original content, content known to be in the public domain, or
content specifically released for BSA purposes shall be posted.
CONTENT TO AVOID: The following shall
not be posted on the Unitís Site:
© 2005 Troop 950 - San Diego Imperial Council, Boy Scouts