Use of Domain
All departments and other units of the University must use the University's domain, uky.edu, for their Web sites.
Programs which are formally joint activities with an outside entity (e.g., another university, state agency, local government) may be permitted to use a .org or .info address, subject to approval by the UK Manager of Web Services. Any affiliated corporation or other activity determined by the UK Manager of Web Services to be sufficiently independent of the University by the nature of its mission, such as WUKY, may also be permitted to obtain a .org or .info address. If a situation should arise where a site must be hosted by an outside entity, the UK Manager of Web Services may approve the acquisition of a .org or .info address which includes "UK" in its name. In any cases of disagreement with the UK Manager of Web Services's decision, the WAC may review and resolve the disagreement.
Only activities of a commercial nature and approved in advance by the President's Cabinet or its designee after recommendation of the WAC may obtain a .com address.
Personal Web sites for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, or organizations thereof, that are not actually part of the University are not restricted by this policy. However, any such site maintained by a member of the University community must not state or imply that it is an official site of the University of Kentucky and must include a disclaimer to that effect.
No Advertising or Logos
No Web site may include advertising of any kind including corporate logos.
Partnership and Agency Logos
Logos of state and federal agencies with which the University partners, logos of other institutions of higher education with which the University partners, and logos of prominent grant, fellowship and honor programs consistent with the mission of the University as determined by the WAC are permitted on University Web sites. Unobtrusive logos of software companies on Web pages provided by their software that the University would not otherwise customize are permitted. Logos, which upon review by the WAC are deemed appropriate to express cooperative endeavors in which the University engages, may be used on University Web sites. Relevant text names and hyperlinks are permitted in all cases.
Requests for use of corporate logos to be used in a non-advertising circumstance may be submitted to the WAC to approve on a case by case basis.
NOTE: The WAC reserves the right to review and request changes to any use of outside logos even in cases otherwise permitted by this policy.
University Web sites may be used to sell products or services which directly support the educational, clinical, research or outreach mission of that department. (Examples would be conference registration, continuing education credits, or maps sold by the Kentucky Geological Survey.) Commercial activities which indirectly support these efforts such as promotional items must follow the existing purchasing rules and are limited to off-campus sites with a proper disclaimer.
Please see the Web Policy for further details