Website Policy

Last revised: JuneĀ 2016

PURPOSE
The Kansas Music Educators Association owns and operates this website as an information service to its members and the general public. Materials posted on the website shall be intended for the use of KMEA members, affiliate organizations, and members’ schools, administration, and students.

COMPATIBILITY & SERVICE
Cross-browser compatibility testing will be performed on Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. KMEA does not warrant that its website will be uninterrupted or error free; KMEA provides this website without warranty of any kind. KMEA disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will KMEA be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages including, but not limited to, loss of profit, loss of data, loss of business or any other loss.

MOBILE DEVICES
The KMEA website, ISW website, and KMEA Members website are built on responsive layouts which should render well on all device types (desktop, notebook, tablet, smartphone). Registration web forms located in the KMEA Systems site are not necessarily supported on mobile devices due to the variety of layouts in those forms.

SOFTWARE
The Webmaster will hold and maintain all KMEA-owned software licenses, service accounts, and media which will be registered and licensed in the name of the Association.

PRIVACY
KMEA leaders will have appropriate contact information posted. KMEA intends to respect and protect the privacy of members and students while allowing members to freely share information. Student privacy will be protected; the only information permitted online will be their full name and the school they attend. Only students involved in KMEA-affiliated programs will be listed. If KMEA is contacted by a parent or guardian, their student’s name will be removed from the website.

VISITOR TRACKING
Cookies and Server Sessions are used in various locations of the KMEA website to improve the user’s experience and assist with data management. This usage data is not shared with 3rd parties. Visitor activity is also recorded by Google Analytics, a website statistics service.

DISTRICTS
District websites shall comply with the KMEA Website Policy.

COPYRIGHT
Written permission is required from the owner of copyrighted material (including graphics, video, audio, and text) before posting to the KMEA website.

LINKS
KMEA does not necessarily endorse websites that link to KMEA. KMEA will not be held liable for the content of any site from which its site is linked. KMEA is not responsible for any links on any website which is linked from KMEA. The following criteria must be met in order for a website to be linked from KMEA.

  1. It must NOT include offensive, obscene and/or libelous material or any other material that may lead to civil or criminal liability.
  2. It must not be a personal website. KMEA will not link directly to any personal web pages maintained by individuals.
  3. It does not impair the value or goodwill associated with KMEA’s image or reputation, and in particular does not use KMEA’s logo in any way that might be misleading or seek to promote any goods or services not endorsed by KMEA.
  4. It does not state or imply in any way that KMEA has endorsed you or your products, services, or website.
  5. It must link directly to the relevant page as posted by KMEA without the imposition of any frames, browser windows, pop-ups, or third-party content.

Link requests will be reviewed by the KMEA Webmaster on a case-by-case basis for approval by the Board. KMEA will not, on the main website and its versions, include the following:

  1. online advertisements
  2. links to commercial sites, stores or companies
  3. links to colleges or universities, or related sites (music camps, etc).

Exceptions: Links and/or listings will be provided for KMR advertisers, ISW program advertisers, ISW Exhibitors, and any other entities engaging in activities where advertising is offered by KMEA.

KMEA TRADEMARK & LOGO
The names, trademarks, service marks, and logos of KMEA appearing on this site and other authorized locations may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise, to indicate KMEA’s sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without KMEA’s prior express written permission.

POLICY REVIEW
Changes to these policies and procedures can be made as necessary in accordance with KMEA By-Laws. Policies and procedures will be reviewed regularly by the KMEA Webmaster, and proposed changes will be presented for approval to the KMEA Board.