Internet and Web Site Guidelines

I. General Policy

BRYC Softball encourages and supports its teams, both house and select, in efforts to provide the community with information about BRYC Softball and its services, and to promote girls' fastpitch softball in general.  BRYC Softball maintains a web site for this purpose, and likewise encourages its teams to develop their own web pages.  BRYC Softball will link its web page to any team web page that follows the guidelines herein.  No team has the permission to use the term "BRYC Softball" unless it is registered with BRYC Softball and follows these guidelines.

II. Application

These guidelines are current for the 2014 softball season. They will be reviewed annually, and may be changed at any time by majority vote of the BRYC Softball Board.

III. Initial Process

Each Team intending to develop a web page must notify the BRYC Softball Webmaster, and designate an individual (the "Team Webmaster") to be responsible for the pages.  The Team Webmaster notifies BRYC Webmaster whether the Team will develop its web page in its own domain, or will use BRYC Softball's domain (see special requirements for BRYC Domain below).

  1. Design and content
    1. A.  Requirements
      1. All pages must be identified as part of BRYC Softball at the top of every page. Once BRYC develops an official logo, it will be preferred.  Text is acceptable.
      2. The home page must identify the Team name and level of play at the top of the page, and the Team email address (or Team Webmaster name) and link to BRYC Softball at the bottom of the page.  The BRYC hotline phone number must also be shown somewhere on the home page.
      3. Time sensitive information (calendars, special event descriptions, etc.) must be current and up-to-date.
    2. B .Restrictions
      1. Links to other web pages are restricted to the BRYC Softball Home Page, pages maintained by the Team Webmaster, or external softball related web pages
    3. C.  Recommendations
      1. All pages should have a clearly defined navigational system. This will include links to the BRYC Softball home page and other pages maintained by the Team Webmaster.
      2. Every page should include the revision date and URL. Each page should have a title tag with a unique title. "BRYC TEAM NAME Softball" is suggested as the start of each title.
      3. Standard HTML should be used to minimize incompatibilities. Pages using Netscape extensions and other enhancements should display legibly and meaningfully or text only versions should be created.
      4. Links to non-HTML files (sounds, graphics, pdf files, etc.) should be labeled as such, include the file's size, and be named so as to work with any browser.
      5. Graphics should be compressed to minimize the time for loading.
    4. D.  Player names, photographs, and recordings
      1. Information about a player that might reasonably be expected to be published by the local media (game events, affiliation to BRYC, etc.) may include first and last names
      2. All other information about a player (school attended, statistics, personal quotes, etc.), player pictures (group or individual) [with names], or audio and/or video recordings are allowed only if all parents or guardians of the players shown in the print, picture, or recording have signed a release form and understand what publication on the Web means.
      3. Release forms must be kept by the Team Head Coach with copy given to BRYC Softball Commissioner.
    5. E.  Legal
      1. 1.  Copyright law must be followed.
    6. F. BRYC Domain
      1. If the Team Webmaster opts to use the BRYC Softball web domain, the Team Webmaster agrees to:
        1. A.  Test and proof all materials before submitting to the BRYC Webmaster for loading on the  BRYC web site.
        2. B.  Submit all materials to the BRYC Webmaster in a zip file sent to BRYC Softball email.
        3. C.  Make no more than one change per week.
      2. The BRYC Webmaster will aim to load the information within 14 days of receipt.  Because the BRYC Webmaster is a voluntary position, the information may not be loading by the target date.
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