iCIT provides the Blogs@UWW service (hereafter referred to as the “Service”) to support the communication needs of the University community, including curricular, scholarly, administrative and personal communications.
Use of the Service is subject to all applicable University of Wisconsin-Whitewater policies and local, state, and federal law. Applicable UW-Whitewater policies include but are not limited to all network usage, web publishing and copyright policies found on the iCIT website.
Current faculty, staff members, or students of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are eligible to request for the Service. A Campus Net-ID is required to be eligible for the Service.
As part of its overall program of services to the campus, iCIT provides the Service at no cost to eligible users.
Ownership and Copyright
The copyright and all related rights to original work posted via the Service is owned by and is the sole responsibility of its author(s). The Service provides a mechanism through which a blog author may license the content of his or her blog through a Creative Commons license. More information on Creative Commons licenses is available through the Service’s manuals and documentation and through the Creative Commons website (http://creativecommons.org).
Practices Regarding Use and Storage
iCIT has established a current storage quota of 50MB per blog. This size quota is based on the current use of the Service and the availability of storage for the Service. iCIT bears the right to change the amount of storage allocated at any time, should a change occur iCIT will notify blog owners 15 business days in advance of the modification.
iCIT will provide access to the Service to a blog author as long as he or she has an active Net-ID account. Content kept beyond the tenure of any user on the UW-W campus needs specific requests from the author and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
iCIT may in the future archive the content of all the blogs using the Service for non-commercial, historical purposes. By using the Service, authors grant iCIT non-exclusive rights to archive blog content in any format.
Modifications to Service
iCIT will periodically assess any needs to modify the Service. Should a need to change products, or make other major modifications to the Service; iCIT will involve the campus community in selecting the best course of action for the Service. Modification does not include regularly scheduled maintenance including product upgrades and patches. These modifications will be done at iCIT’s sole discretion to ensure the best performance and reliability of the Service.