Troop 109 Florence, MA

The Boy Scout Troop 109 Website and Domain Usage Policy

This document sets the policies of the Troop 109 Boy Scouts of America regarding the use of its domain, website, e-mail, and any Internet features. All persons who use the domain and agree to comply with the Troop’s policies as outlined in this policy statement.

Troop 109 reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

By using any of the Troop’s features the User and the User’s parents understand and agree the Troop does not have the ability to monitor email or most usage of the site, save the disabling of email addresses and certain features by canceling or disabling the User’s account. Scouts are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Boy Scout law, oath, and other codes of conduct.

Every attempt will be made to preserve the integrity of the site and features and react to any issues that may arrive, but there is no guarantee of the effectiveness of these preventative or reactive measures. By using the Troop’s features, the User and the User’s parents understand the inherent risks to using the site and the Internet in general. All concerned agree and understand the Troop cannot control access or data of any kind to any resources not located on our domain.

The Troop does not have any means to monitor or restrict emails, including spam or inappropriate emails. Any inappropriate emails or content should be reported to the webmaster immediately.

Under any and all circumstances the User and the User’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s) understand and agree the Troop provides these resources in good faith to aid in the proper development of the Troop and the Scouts and shall hold the Troop, the Boy Scout’s organization (all levels) the webmaster, the leaders, the committee, the sponsoring agents, and all persons related to the Troop, the domain, the website, the Boy Scouts, the individual Scouts and their families, and anyone else; blameless and without any type of responsibility (financial or otherwise) for any difficulties, damages (financial or otherwise), or complaints (expressed or otherwise) related to the Troop’s domain or resources.

Every attempt has been made to comply with the National Boy Scouts of America’s Internet policies.

Privacy

In accordance with policies and standards regarding the protection of minors and personal information, all Users agree not to post or cause to be posted in public areas the following information:

  • Last names of minors (only first names shall be used) Personally Identifiable Information (including but not limited to addresses, phone numbers, etc)
  • This information may indirectly be made available, such as via a link to a newspaper article, etc. Efforts will be made to restrict content posted on the Troop’s site, but links will not be withheld solely on this basis.

Message Restriction

Communications of any type (including but not limited to emails, chats, images, etc) may not contain content that a reasonable person would consider to be defamatory, offensive, harassing, disruptive, or degrading, including but not limited to offensive language, sexual comments or images, slander, ethnic slurs, or other comments or images that would offend someone on the basis of race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

Users may not use the Troop's resources in the creation, reception, or distribution of chain letters, spam, distribution of jokes, or non-Troop purposes.

Piracy

Users may not use the Troop’s resources to upload, download, or transmit copyrighted, trademarked, patented, confidential, private or proprietary information without proper authorization.

Users must not use the Internet or Troop resources to pirate software, steal passwords, or hack into other machines.

No unauthorized software may be loaded onto the Troop’s site; this includes games, screensavers, music, and any program without prior approval.

The introduction of viruses, attempts to breach the system, and other malicious tampering with any of the Troop’s resources is expressly prohibited.

Obscene materials

Users must not use the Troop’s resources to view or exchange pornography or obscene materials, send discriminatory or harassing email, or engage in any other unauthorized activities.

Users may not upload, download, or otherwise transmit any sexually explicit materials or images.

Account Usage Restrictions

The email addresses and any accounts provided by the Troop or that bear the Troop’s domain or a similar domain’s name shall not be used for any purpose other than legitimate Troop interests in accordance with this policy.

At no time shall any of these accounts or email addresses be used to subscribe to non-Boy Scouts of America or Troop 109 services, sites, or activities.

Passwords and Security

No one may allow the use of his/her passwords by others. No one may enable unauthorized third parties to have access to or use of Troop resources or otherwise jeopardize the security of the Troop’s systems.

Chats and Auctions

Users may not participate in newsgroups or chat group sessions unless expressly authorized and hosted by the Troop or a Boy Scouts of America sponsored or approved site. The usage of these type of activities or services that are sponsored by other BSA Troops or other sites will only be authorized IN WRITING by the Troop’s ADULT leadership.

Users are prohibited from buying and selling personal items using the Troop’s resources (including email addresses).

Conduct and User Responsibility

Users will be held personally responsible for their online conduct. Any and all liabilities that may be caused by the User is the sole responsibility of the User and his Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) in accordance with applicable laws.

Sanctions

Violations of the policies described above for legal and ethical use of the Troop’s resources will be dealt with seriously. Violators will be subject to the normal disciplinary procedures of the Troop. Illegal acts involving the Troop’s resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state and federal authorities.

Sole Discretion

The Troop’s ADULT leadership has sole discretion in the canceling or restricting of any and all accounts, domain name, any resources, email addresses and any other electronic features with or without notice, with or without cause.

Photos

As the parent(s) and/or Guardian(s), I acknowledge and give permission for photos and the first name of my Scout to be used freely for the Troop’s purposes, including website photos, writings, or any other legitimate purposes.

The Boy Scout Troop 109 Website and Domain Usage Policy

Please return this form to activate your scouts account

Acceptance and Authorization

By signing this policy we signify we are authorized to and do give permission for

____________________________ (name of Scout) to have access to the Troop’s domain resources, which may include the following resources and to monitor my Scout’s Internet usage;

(Initial each)

_______ Email address at troop109florencemass.com domain

_______ Online calendar

_______ Photo/image posting

_______ Any other content provided by the Troop

Scout Signature ___________________________________

Date _______________

Scout Printed Name _____________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature ___________________________________

Date ________________

Parent/ Guardian Printed Name _____________________________________