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City of Bryan Website Policy


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PURPOSE

 

The City of Bryan has developed and maintains a general use website for the benefit of the general public.  Operation of the website is designed to provide citizens of the city, visitors, private and public organizations, and other interested parties information about the operations of the City of Bryan, local tourism, and other community issues deemed important by the City of Bryan. 

 

POLICY

 

It is the policy of the City of Bryan to continuously work towards a website that meets this purpose in a manner that is as accurate as possible and meets the standards and needs of the community.  Material and information posted on this website, including but not limited to links to websites not controlled by the City of Bryan, are subjected to the following limitations and other relevant City of Bryan policy.

 

  1. OUTSIDE WEBSITES

 

    1. Outside websites are defined as any website that is not maintained by the City of Bryan or that the City of Bryan lacks control over any part, including but not limited to content or security of the website.

 

    1. The following outside websites are permissible for the City of Bryan to link to:

                                                            1.      Governmental, educational, and other non-profit organizations.

                                                            2.      Organizations with some relationship to the City of Bryan (including but not limited to: organizations contracting with the City of Bryan, organizations sponsoring City activities or programs, and organizations participating in City of Bryan activities or programs).

                                                            3.      Regionally recognized organizations with a focus on tourism.

    1. The following outside websites are not permissible for the City of Bryan to link to:

                                                            1.      Any websites that are deemed by the Public Information Officer to be in conflict with the City of Bryanís conflict of interest policy or any other policy of the City of Bryan

                                                            2.      Candidates for local, state, or federal offices

                                                            3.      Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state, or federal issue

                                                            4.      Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above

                                                            5.      individual or personal home pages

                                                            6.      Websites with pornographic, obscene, or indecent content

                                                            7.      Any illegal act, unless depicted in a public service announcement for the health, safety or welfare of the community

                                                            8.      Any messages that are deemed inconsistent with or contrary to the vision or mission of the City of Bryan or itís policies and procedures, including sexual or other prohibited harassment or discrimination policies and workplace violence

    1. Any webpage controlled by the City of Bryan (as defined in section 2) that links to an outside website will contain the following disclaimer:

                                                            1.      In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides links to federal, state, and local government agencies, and websites of other organizations.  A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website.  Once you link to another website from this website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

    1. Outside websites that do not meet the following quality requirements will not be linked to or will be removed from the City of Bryanís website if already present:

                                                            1.      The website is not managed in a professional manner

                                                            2.      Not operational or generally available

                                                            3.      Not maintained or regularly updated

                                                            4.      Provides inaccurate information

                                                            5.      Contains illegal or inappropriate content.

  1. THE CITY OF BRYAN WEBSITE
    1. Any website that is operated and maintained by the City of Bryan, or that the City of Bryan hosts at public expense is considered a City of Bryan website.  The content of any City of Bryan website is subject to any relevant City of Bryan policies and is subject to the following limitations:

                                                            1.      Usage of the City of Bryan Brand and Identity is restricted to the City of Bryan Brand and Identity Usage Standards policy

  1. THE CITY OF BRYAN ONLINE CALENDAR
    1. The City of Bryan will maintain complete editorial control over all material present on the online calendar, and reserves the right to change, add, or remove content without notice.
    2. Information posted on the online calendar is limited to those events occurring within the City of Bryan only, unless the event can be reasonably construed as significantly benefiting residents of the City of Bryan.
    3. Any posted event must meet the following criteria:

                                                            1.      The primary function of organizations and person(s) sponsoring an event must not be inconsistent with the mission and vision of the City of Bryan.

                                                            2.      The event must be a economical development, cultural, educational, sporting, or other community event.

                                                            3.      The event must be available to the general public, unless otherwise restricted by federal or state law or local ordinance.

    1. The online calendar will provide the following disclaimer:

                                                            1.      In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides information to events hosted by organizations not affiliated with the City of Bryan.  Posting the event does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that event or the hosting organization or person(s).  Attendance to that event, or any other function or publication (electronic or print) produced or distributed by the hosting organization or person(s) is entirely at your own risk.

  1. RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROL
    1. The City of Bryan will maintain complete editorial control over all material present on the www.bryantx.gov, www.thegoodlifetexasstyle.com  and www.texasredsfestival.com websites, and reserves the right to change, add, or remove content without notice.
    2. The City of Bryan reserves the right to remove links to outside websites as outlined, but not limited too, in Section 1.
    3. The Public Information Officer or appropriate department director will have final authority and responsibility over any content on the City of Bryanís website. 
    4. The Public Information Office will review the advertising policy on a regular basis not to exceed three years.
  2. LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY
    1. The laws of the State of Texas and the United States of America govern this agreement.  If any part of the agreement is determined to be invalid of unenforceable, the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

 

 





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