You may be posting information on your club or association’s web page that will link to the US SAILING Website. Keep in mind that the world will be able to view what you post. Therefore, you must exercise good judgment and discretion with regard to what you put up and how you present it. In effect you will be representing US SAILING to the outside world as well as to members of US SAILING and your members.
We have prepared the following general guidelines to help you. The main point of entry to your championship is the US SAILING website. That is the only place where the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, list of competitors, and results are published. This ensures that multiple copies of the documents don't exist.
- Create content that will be useful, informative, and helpful. This is the site that competitors will see as they make their plans and it promotes local sponsors.
- Refer to the championship first, then the trophy – e.g. U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Cup.
- Include the US SAILING and other national sponsors logos as well as those of your local sponsors on the regatta webpage. The Championships Director can provide these for you
- Have your National Event Chair review the material before you post it.
- Put up factual information.
- Try to make it interesting, both in content and graphics if possible.
- Proof read your information for clarity, grammar, and spelling.
- Use good taste.
- Make the presentation of your materials concise.
- Keep your material current.
- Post any official notices (Entry Forms, Notice of Race, Conditions, Releases) . They are on the US SAILING webpage. As the organization authority of the championship, this site alone is responsible for maintaining this information. If you wish to link to the information on your webpage, that’s fine.
- Post information about accommodations, directions to your site, nearest airport, etc. on your site.
- Make sure that US SAILING is always spelled correctly and all in capitals.
- Post information that is copyrighted, either by US SAILING or another entity or person. If you are in doubt, check on it first.
- Make any personal comments about people.
- Post anything that is confidential
- Post any geographical information about junior sailors, per US SAILING policy and federal law.
- Say anything you think is counter to US SAILING’S policies. If you have any questions about this, contact your Chairperson.
- Post anything that is proprietary. US SAILING’S proprietary information is listed in its "Proprietary List" If you are in doubt, check on it before posting it.
- Say anything that would embarrass anyone inside or outside of US SAILING.
- Endorse specific products unless they are your sponsor.
OFF SITE LINKS
- You may establish off site links from your web pages to other web sites that provide useful sailing content and information. You should use due diligence when deciding to link to an external site that is commercial. If the site primarily promotes its owners products or service and provides little general interest content - it would not be appropriate. A site that provides some useful content along with a commercial message, if it conflicts with any existing marketing agreement US SAILING may have, may also not be appropriate.
- Banners, logos or any linking object that conveys more than just the name of the site being linked to may not be used.
- If the Web Master finds any potential conflicts with US SAILING'S policies, he is required to notify the Web Working Party Chair and staff and you may be asked to remove the problem links.
- All off site links should come up in a new browser window. Any page you create with a list of links should include a disclaimer that US SAILING is not responsible for any of the content on any of the linked to sites, nor does a site's inclusion constitute an endorsement of any kind.