Guidelines for HMC Website Information
WHO IS THE AUDIENCE?
In general, if possible, any articles / information to be used on this website should be written so that they can be clearly understood by:
This will not be possible for all articles, eg one advertising Synod! – but it should be a guiding principle.
THE TONE OF THE CONTENT
So, as this is the main audience that means, in general:
WHO CAN SUBMIT ARTICLES / INFORMATION?
Generally articles / information should be submitted by the head of the activity concerned. So any article / information about Junior Fellowship should be submitted by the Head of Junior Fellowship. Any article / information about the Boys’ Brigade should be submitted by the Boys’ Brigade Captain. Any article about the Madhatter Group House Group should be submitted by the Madhatter House Group Leader. You get the idea.
USING NAMES / TELEPHONE NUMBERS / EMAIL ADDRESSES
If you want the information on your activity to give a point of contact, say John Smith – 01480 123456 – firstname.lastname@example.org – make sure you obtain John Smith’s permission to put that information on the website. Or John Smith might get quite annoyed.
SAFEGUARDING AND THE INTERNET
All articles / information must fully comply with the
DATA PROTECTION - USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS
All use of photographs must fully comply with the
And ‘Methodist Guidance on Church Photography, the Internet and Publicity - Photographs of children and young people under 18’ article on the Methodist Church of Great Britain website.
In brief – for the HMC website:
THE ROLE OF THE WEBMASTER
The webmaster looks after the technical issues concerning the website. It obviously is the responsibility of the article / information author to ensure that the article / information is correct and complies with all legal requirements. The HMC website webmaster can be contacted via email or you could even talk to him (Bob Salmon) face-to-face!
These guidelines will evolve with use and will be re-issued as required.
Last updated: 18th November 2007