Standalone websites using the unh.edu domain name may be set up on university servers by eligible members of the university community in special circumstances to promote university activities, services, and resources. This Standard explains the process, guidelines, and responsibilities for creating a standalone website.
The purpose of a standalone website using the unh.edu domain name is to provide a UNH department or organization the opportunity to set up a UNH-branded, UNH-affiliated static (non-Drupal) site on a university server when there is no existing site where the content exists and no parent unh.edu site where the content can logically reside. The audience for these sites is the UNH community and the general public.
In an effort to support, extend and maintain UNH brand standards, the UNH HTML toolkit is intended to help create a static HTML website in keeping with the UNH graphic identity. The toolkit is not required, but all standalone sites hosted on UNH servers must follow all requirements listed in this standard.* The toolkit is the easiest way to ensure this compliance.
To receive permission to set up a standalone site and/or access to the toolkit, the following must apply:
Below is a checklist for requirements for a standalone site. Click on linked items to read the associated standard.
The toolkit and standalone sites are offered as a self-service tool. For support for standalone sites, please contact WMD.
Anyone working on a standalone site who has questions about how to use the toolkit or post a certain kind of content is welcome to attend the open walk-in training and help sessions that Academic Technology offers in support of Drupal. For a schedule of the training sessions and walk-in times, see the Academic Technology training calendar.
Standalone websites are created by members of the University community acting as official representatives of the University of New Hampshire. Site owners are responsible for complying with all relevant laws, University policies, and this Standard.
If no edits have been made to a standalone unh.edu website in a year, email notifications will be sent to the site owner. The owner will have 30 days to log into the site, or the site will be unpublished. Owners can request that the site be republished. If it is not republished, the site will be deleted after 1 year. Four notification emails will be sent out at 30 days, 2 weeks, 1 week, and 1 day prior to the site being unpublished.
Standalone sites will be archived for two years.
Although UNH does not monitor or regularly review standalone site content, it reserves the right to remove any content that it considers to violate this Standard or any other UNH policies.
If inappropriate content is discovered, UNH WMD will contact the site owner to discuss the issue. When content is obviously unacceptable, UNH WMD will immediately remove the content prior to contacting the site owner. Unacceptable entries also may cause standalone site access to be suspended.
Reports regarding inappropriate content may be sent to WMD.
*Sites that existed prior to the posting of this standard are grandfathered in. AT/IT encourages site owners of existing sites to comply with this standard, and AT/IT reserves the right to require existing sites to comply with this standard.