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The TAPS-NITW Web Policy


  1. The TAPS-NITW Web Policy is applicable to all those site users who are holders of TAPS-NITW site membership, including students, coordinators and recruiters.

  2. The Webmaster of the Web Team, and administrators of the Web Team who are entrusted with content management do not come under the scope of this web policy. However, the spirit that governs this article remains same for all, and restrictions on website content apply to the administrators and webmaster as well. However, since the web team enforces the Web Policy, webmaster and administrators cannot be charged under the web team. Arbitrations and defenses may be made to the incharge of the section.

  3. Posting content that may be deemed inappropriate is strictly discouraged and is actionable. Inappropriate content includes content that is offensive to a section of the user space, untrue (see section 4), or inciting hatred/passions among a section of site users. Content that explicitly does not support any one of the above categories but has negative implications also comes under this category. Advertisements and brand building are also considered inappropriate. Actions may include sections 12 and 13. Strongly-worded arguments and constructive criticism do not come under the purview of this section.

  4. Copyright infringement will be taken very seriously. Actions given in sections 12 through 13 may be initiated. The defense reason of ignorance may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Copyrights include explicit copyrights, patents, ideas and copyright interest. When posting such material, a link to the source may be given (if necessary to follow copyright terms).

  5. Impersonation (even attempted impersonation) is a serious offence. This however may include, giving display names similar to a third person in an attempt to impersonate him. In case of dispute, the Web Team will form a committee of web team members, the defendant, and the impersonated individual to probe into the matter and submit recommendations. Action taken by the Web Team is bound by the recommendations given. Repeated offences will invite action in sections 12 and 13.

  6. Attempted cracking, hacking or otherwise launching a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on the site / server hosting the site is not allowed. Action 12 and 13 may be taken at the discretion of the web team. The defendant is liable to be banned for life, on the first offence itself. Ethical hacking is only permitted with express permission of the Webmaster or any other web team member in charge of site security.

  7. Any comment on a discussion forum can invite action under sections 3, 4 and 5. Appropriate action may be taken in case of the above offences.

  8. All cases shall be considered by the Web Team on a case-by-case individual basis, and no class action may be initiated. Action taken in one case may be cited by the defense/Web Team as a precedent, but the final decision need not take into account precedents. The decision of the Web Team will be final, subject to provisions in section 18.

  9. Any comment on a discussion forum can invite action under sections 3, 4 and 5. Appropriate action may be taken in case of the above offences.

  10. When taking action, the Web Team is expected to, but is not required to serve show cause notice, either publicly or in private, to the offender. The offender may be given 48 hours from the time of the dispatch of the notice to reply, before action may be initiated. For action in section 16, notification and hearing is compulsory.

  11. The Web Team can delete comments anywhere in the site, if it is found to violate site policy.

  12. The offender may be reported to the TAPS, which may consider further action at its discretion depending on the severity of the offence, the Web Policy and the time elapsed from the date of offense.

  13. Any offender can appeal against the decisions of the Web Team. The appellate bodies include reconsideration by the Web Team itself, or recourse to the Head of Training and Placement Section, National Institute of Technology Warangal.. The final decision vests with the Head of Training and Placement Section, National Institute of Technology Warangal.

  14. An offender can be served show-cause notice only within 3 months (defined as periods of 31 days each) from the midnight following the date of committing the offense. In case the date is unknown, the period of 3 months shall be calculated from the latest possible date of offense.

  15. Any user of the site may notify problems, or violations of web policy to the webmaster. Deliberate concealment of such information is a violation of Web Policy, but is however, not enforceable.

  16. The Web Team can delete comments anywhere in the site, if it is found to violate site policy.

  17. The Web Policy may be modified from time to time and is in no way to treated as final. However it is to be used in case of resolving discrepancies. Interpretations of the web policy will be made in line with the spirit of best practices in content management of the site, by the webmaster. For any action under sections 14-16, the Web Team must be convinced without doubt that the offender is guilty of violation of the Web Policy.

  18. The decision of the Web Team in the interpretation of this policy directive is final. Anything not covered by this policy will be dealt with outside the scope of this policy. No new policy directive introduced can have retrospective effect. It is however, the responsibility of the Web Team to keep the Web Policy updated.

  19. The Web Team shall function as a team, and is to be thought of as an atomic entity. The Webmaster shall be the representative of this team.

  20. The policy comes into effect as of Sunday , 01st Mar, 2009.

  21. Possession of a NITW TAPS site membership implies approval of the Web Policy.