1. The Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church as a whole, and its Board of Trustees in particular, has ultimate control over the content of the church website, the church newsletter, and official church social media.
2. Content must be intended to further the mission and aims of Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church. Information must concern the organization or activities of:
- Heritage UU Church, or
- Another UU church/organization, or
- A social justice or interfaith organization of which Heritage UU Church is a member, or
- A social justice or interfaith organization/event which a Heritage congregant has attended or will attend.
3. Content must be used in a way that respects the rights of copyright holders.
4. Content must respect privacy rights. In particular, with regard to publicly-viewable images that were taken or recorded by church members or staff:
a. Recognizable images of a living adult can be used only if there is a reasonable expectation that the person would not object, such as if the person gives permission to do so, if pictures of the person have been used or published previously, or if the images are of attendance at a public event, such as a worship service.
b. Recognizable images of a minor can be used only after it is determined that a parent / guardian has provided documented permission for the minor’s images to appear on the Internet.
5. Content must merit a “G” rating, suitable for all audiences.
6. Content must not violate federal, state or local laws, or governmental regulations.*
7. The webmaster will review the submitted content for adherence to content policy and style guidelines, and reserves the right to revise and edit website contributions using his or her best judgment.
* A guide to some regulations can be found in the Unitarian Universalist Association’s document, “The Real Rules: Congregations and the IRS Guidelines On Advocacy, Lobbying, and Elections.”