Policies and Guidelines

Category: About the WalesGenWeb Created: Tuesday, 26 August 2014 Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014 Written by Super User Print Email

There are several county sites that are available for adoption. If you would like to join this project, please contact the Country Coordinator and include the name of the country you are interested in adopting.

The WalesGenWeb Project maintains very high standards in page creation, site management, and overall quality of presentation for all associated project pages. The WalesGenWeb Project encourages freedom of expression, national cultural uniqueness and individual creativity by project hosts in the actual design of their pages. Certain elements are required, however, to help maintain the cohesiveness of the project.

  1. The WorldGenWeb Logo and Name must be present on the WalesGenWeb homepage and on the county websites as well as all special projects.  Logos may be found at http://www.worldgenweb.org/index.php/component/content/article/25-the-project/63-worldgenweb-logos 
  2. All WalesGenWeb Project sites share the same alpha-neumonic name and all projects must conform to this standard.  The project name is The WalesGenWeb Project. County pages follow this same example: Montgomeryshire, WalesGenWeb Project
  3. County websites must contain a link to the WalesGenWeb website (http://www.WalesGenWeb.com/) with the WalesGenWeb Logo buttons.

    walesbtn    

  4. Non-Commercial Status: The WalesGenWeb Project is a non-commercial entity. The WalesGenWeb Project is dedicated to the concept of free exchange of public-domain records via the internet.  As such we do not charge for the resources available through our pages.  We may link to commercial websites however that does not imply that we endorse their services.
  5. Copyright: The WalesGenWeb Project encourages the collection and publication of non-copyrighted materials online by hosts. The WalesGenWeb Project will not pay royalties to any organization or institution. Therefore, we stipulate that all materials placed online at any project website be free from copyright infringement.
  6. The WalesGenWeb Project feels strongly that GENUKI has some of the best material online to assist researchers in Wales. We are working collaboratively with them to provide additional services to researchers that are not currently available through their project setup.   It is not the aim of the WalesGenWeb to replicate the resources available from GENUKI.  The WalesGenWeb Project functions more as a query resource and family association project rather than as a national resource center.  Volunteers for any country or county website within the IUKGenWeb should seek to provide those additional services that GENUKI does not provide.   Examples of that include:
    • Query Pages
    • Mailing Lists
    • Lookup Resources
    • Family Association Website Links

    County hosts are strongly encouraged to contact and establish a relationship with the corresponding GENUKI county host.  The WalesGenWeb Project has worked hard at establishing a strong collaborative relationship with GENUKI and will not permit an individual country/county host jeopardize that relationship.  The WalesGenWeb and the County hosts will maintain a promenade link to the corresponding GENUKI website.

  7. The WalesGenWeb Project endeavors to maintain that all materials collected through associated project websites will not be distributed commercially. Country coordinators and project volunteers work on the honor system and we "assume" that materials placed online are free from any copyright infringement and that they will not be sold or republished in any form.
  8. Individual's who submit data to any website are free to include the word "private" in place of any records or dates. This does dilute the value of the record submitted but we wholeheartedly support the privacy rights of the individual.
  9. Each coordinator will maintain a method for researchers to post queries. The coordinator may choose to administrate a query page/bulletin board system or they may choose to provide a link to an existing message board related to their region.
    The coordinator is free to choose a system/method which works best for their project web site.
  10. County sites will maintain a link to the WorldGenWeb Project Archives.

These policies are an adaptation of the policies of the WorldGenWeb Project located at http://www.worldgenweb.org/upgrade/index.php/policies-and-procedures.  These policies are the requirements for a WalesGenWeb Project, each coordinator is responsible for reviewing the above websites to ensure they are in compliance with the WorldGenWeb and IUKGenWeb policies.  These Guidelines and Policies were last updated on 27 August 2014.

Disclaimer: The WalesGenWeb Project does not guarantee the authenticity or source of any collected material place online at project websites and is to be held free and indomitable from any and all liabilities based on such materials. The IUKGenWeb will remove any materials found to be in violation of all U.S. Copy Right Laws and statutes.

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