Below is a summary of some of the policies which affect
administration of a site in the UBCMS.
All materials entered into UBCMS must comply with federal
copyright law and SUNY’s
policy on Patents, Inventions and Copyright.
UBCMS content authors and publishers are responsible for
obtaining all permissions that may be necessary to incorporate
works of third parties in their pages. Use of such works may be
permitted by principles of fair use, consistent with copyright laws
(see, for example, UB
Libraries Copyright and Fair Use page.
Names and marks representing the University at Buffalo are
protected under New York State and federal copyright and trademark
laws. For more information, contact the Office
of Trademarks and Licensing. The university has established a
set of visual identity standards for all of our official
communication from print to Web to multimedia. Review the
Communications Toolbox to see how to properly represent
the university and its schools, departments, programs and
Regulated Private Data must not be stored in or posted as
content in the UBCMS. (See Protection
of Regulated Private Data Policy for a definition of Regulated
Private Data). Protected or Confidential data must not be posted or
collected without appropriate security safeguards in place. Please
contact the Information
Security Office for any clarification regarding appropriate
All web pages on UBCMS which are viewable by the public must
comply with NYS Information
Technology Policy NYS-P08-005 for Accessibility of Web-Based
Applications and Information.
University Communications (UC) does not routinely pre-screen,
monitor or regularly review posted UBCMS content. However, UC
reserves the right to remove, at any time, at its sole discretion,
terms of any other campus user agreements that may govern use of
the campus networks, or that it deems in violation of University
policy or local, state, or federal law.
UC reserves the right to review and/or approve content for
activation for general Web audience viewing where deemed
appropriate and in accordance with existing University policies and
terms of service. Should the University receive reports regarding a
Web site on which it is felt that inappropriate content has been
posted, UC will investigate and contact the Unit Web Leader to
discuss the issue. In exceptional cases, where the content is
obviously unacceptable, UC will immediately remove the content
prior to contacting the Unit Web Leader.
Reports regarding inappropriate content can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org