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1 Web Policy Statement

1.1 The Trinity website is a primary platform promoting Trinity to a worldwide external audience and is being increasingly used as a source of information by external audiences as well as the internal community. Given the reliance which is now placed on the website as a primary source of information about Trinity, it is important that information published on Trinity website should be accurate, of a high standard and reflect well on the Trinity community. 

1.2 The Trinity website aims to be accessible to all users including people with disabilities. All new websites within the Trinity website are required to be universally accessible at priority levels A and AA except in very exceptional circumstances - see Section 3.1

1.3 Only webpages which contain the domain name tcd.ie will be hosted on any server on the Trinity network.

1.4 Trinity's web resources will only be used by members of Trinity for Trinity-related activities.

1.5 Users of Trinity's web resources will adhere at all times to the Trinity's Code of Conduct for the use of computing resources.

1.6 Trinity's web pages will be up-dated regularly and will not contain out-of-date i.e. older than two years, or inaccurate material.  Website content should be periodically reviewed and removed as needed.

1.7 Users of Trinity web resources will not make use of, or publish, material that is obscene, libellous or defamatory or in violation of any right of any third party.  Users of Trinity web resources will not publish material which would bring the name of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin into disrepute.

1.8 Users of Trinity web resources will comply with the requirements of relevant legislation – see Section 3.

1.9 All web pages on the Trinity website will conform to the Trinity's IT security policies.

1.10 Advertising and/or other commercial activities will only be permitted on Trinity's website under very specific conditions.

1.11 The design of all Trinity web pages will conform to Trinity’s design and technical requirements.

1.12  Trinity areas are responsible for the provision of funding for maintenance of websites on the web server, whether purchased from external companies or otherwise designed or contracted internally. Ideally 10% – 15% should be put by annually to cover these costs should they arise. Future upgrades to the web server will not be deferred due to out of date or non-compliant code.