We will point to the Web page, gopher server, FTP site, telnet host, or any other Internet target maintained by any local entity, commercial or non-commercial. Where there is no resource to link to, the IthacaNet will provide space on its own server according to the policy defined below.
Over time we expect many groups to acquire or contract for their own resources, create a more complete Internet presence, and maintain those materials directly. We will continue to act as an interim host, a start-up site, or a proof-of-concept vehicle for such groups.
Links to internet resources for all local businesses will be included in our comprehensive list. Web sites maintained by national headquarters of local businesses will be included in the IthacaNet listings at the request of the local office. We request local web service providers to inform us when new businesses come on-line so that these can be included in a timely manner.
Because of our interest in completeness, the IthacaNet will post a short description (typically 1- or 2-paragraphs) of any business that asks for one. We will also proactively add such descriptions to our listings, even if not asked, when it is felt best to do so by IthacaNet staff or users. These descriptions should emphasize things like category of business and hours of operation, rather than price or brands.
An exception to this business policy is made for information which is provided as a community service. Examples include consumer information from local utility companies or comphrensive lists of activities or resources. Information which is of interest to a large part of the local community will be included in this category.
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It is strongly recommended that persons supplying information to be located on the IthacaNet web server maintain a backup copy on another machine. The IthacaNet can not guarantee that backups will be available in the event of lost files.
Any information that is determined by IthacaNet adminstrators to be offensive or inappropriate for this community-oriented resource will not be included in the IthacaNet listings. Copyrighted materials will only be included on the IthacaNet server with appropriate permission from the owner of the material.
Include URL (if available), brief description of the organization, and contact person (address, phone, fax, and email). All materials included must be provided in some electronic format compatible with tools available to the volunteers. Any preparation that can be done in advance of submission (e.g, inclusion of html tags and conversion of images to gif or jpeg format) will be appreciated.
Last modifed 4 Jan 2004 (djd)