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RAMON WEB SITE POLICY

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

Therefore:

  • The RAMON ICON is protected by Copyright by RAMON.
  • The RAMON ICON shall remain the property of RAMON and may be withdrawn at any time.
  • Only RAMON Web Sites, displaying the RAMON ICON, will be honoured.
  • All RAMON District and Chapter Web Sites will register for RAMON approval prior to publishing, linking or otherwise making their site public.
  • No Web Site shall display the RAMON ICON, until the Web Site receives the official written/e-mail approval notice and uniquely numbered RAMON ICON from the RAMON Computer Resources Committee.
  •  District Web Sites may apply for a link on the RAMON site
  •  Individual Chapters will not be included on the RAMON Web Site Links Page due to space constraints.
  • All RAMON approved Web Sites must be free of advertising.
  • The RAMON ICON, when issued, will be implanted by the RAMON Web Master, with a unique number identifying the approved Web Site, the details submitted in the registration form and to whom the RAMON ICON was entrusted. Said information will be maintained in a RAMON log file.
  • Upon receipt of the said written approval, the RAMON ICON shall be displayed on the opening page of the approved Royal Arch Web Site.
  • Lodge, District, Grand Chapter and Appendant Order Web Sites will be considered for a link on the RAMON Web Site Links Page.
  • A Chapter Summons is not to be published on your Web Site.
  • Mailing addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the Companions or Grand Chapter Officers must not be listed without their written approval.
  • Only the Official Keystone Logo, as described in the latest edition of the Grand Chapter Constitution, has been approved for use on District and Chapter Web Sites.
  • The RAMON ICON, when issued, will be implanted by the RAMON Web Master, with a unique number identifying the approved Web Site, the details submitted in the registration form and to whom the RAMON ICON was entrusted. Said information will be maintained in a RAMON log file.
  • Upon receipt of the said written approval, the RAMON ICON shall be displayed on the opening page of the approved Royal Arch Web Site.
  • Only RAMON Web Sites, displaying the RAMON ICON, will be honoured.
  • RAMON Web Site approval and continued approved status, shall be contingent upon the Web Site complying withand maintaining the RAMON regulations as set forth herein.

 

RAMON WEBSITE REGULATIONS

 

Web Masters' and Web Site Approval Officers are responsible for assuring Royal Arch Web Sites comply with the Policies and General Guidelines of RAMON.
       

District Web Sites are encouraged to offer links to all RAMON approved Chapter Web Sites.
     

All RAMON jurisdictional Royal Arch Web Sites shall obtain RAMON approval by applying on the RAMON Web Site.
     

Web Site content must be kept relevant to the District or Chapter.
    

All RAMON Chapter and District Web Sites, currently on the Internet, will cooperate and register their Web Sites and obtain their RAMON pproval Icon as soon as possible. (A limited time period will be allowed for this compliance.)
       

A Chapter Web Site should be centered on the events of the Chapter. Links to other Chapter Sites in you District are encouraged, however, you must ensure that the other Chapter wishes your link and that they display the RAMON APPROVAL ICON!
     

Web Site pages and their content existing at the time of approval and maintaining compliance with the RAMON Web Site Policies, may display copies of the RAMON ICON.
       

In cases of a withdrawal: Upon receiving a written/e-mail "Notice of RAMON ICON Withdrawal" from RAMON, A Web Site administrator shall immediately remove the RAMON ICON from the stated site and off all subsequent pages of the said site.
        

RAMON has reduced the burden of checking links to District and Chapter Web Sites within our jurisdiction. If the site does not display the RAMON ICON on its opening page, then, it has not received approval and you can respond accordingly by e-mail.
       

Chapter Web Sites will make every effort to be linked on their District Web Site.
       

Chapter Web Sites will not be linked to RAMON due to space constraints.
       

Counters and guests books must be free of advertisements. Most ISPs (Internet Service Providers) have free counters available. If you require a guest book, it is recommended that you use an ISP that supports Microsoft Front Page extensions as they have a built-in guest book feature, or use an ISP that will allow you to do CGI Scripting.  Guest books should be visited and/or edited, everyday if possible, to ensure proper conduct. If unable to do so, it is wise to by-pass this feature.
      

Remember that you are not a spokesman for the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario.
        

DO NOT duplicate the information found on the Grand Chapter Web Site.  Duplication of information on the Grand Chapter Web Site will not be permitted. However, providing a link to a particular Grand Chapter page, or a directory, is acceptable.
        

DO NOT provide links to other Chapters or Lodges or Grand Chapters or Grand Lodges that the Grand Chapter and the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario does not recognize. When you are in doubt, do not link.
        

Be sure that you have permission to publish any article, photograph or image. Masonic literature is covered under the Copyright Act.
        

Pictures or images should be kept as small as possible as they take considerable time to download, the recommended format is "jpeg" for pictures and "gif" for most graphics if they do not contain gradient fills.
        

The use of buttons to present another part of your site is good, because it keeps the main page clean. A counter, to show the activity level, will provide you with a gauge of the effectiveness or your site Visit our Web Master help page for Web Site utilities and tips.
        

The opening screen should identify you in a clear manner. Your Web Site should use tasteful colour schemes, standard fonts and small, quick loading graphics. The links should not be ambiguous, but be marked clearly. Avoid the use of an unfinished link, i.e.: nothing turns off a seasoned surfer faster than an "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" graphic.
       

Linking to other District and Chapter Web Sites requires thorough research by the Web Master. If there is any doubt, do not link! You may not wish another site to link to you as a result of a poorly planned and implemented page. Your Web Master must carefully research links to other sites, especially those in other jurisdictions. It must be carefully established that the Web Site to which you are linking is one that is in amity with and recognized by our Grand Chapter. View the contents of the link. If there are things there that you or others feel are controversial or not in keeping with good taste or Masonic teachings, do not link to it. Others will probably find these, but it should not be our duty to lead them there. If you are in doubt, do not link!
        

The RAMON Approved Icon will be entrusted to all Royal Arch Web Sites, within the jurisdiction of RAMON, who have received written approval from the Computer Resources Committee of RAMON. The displaying of the Icon establishes that the web site has complied with the 'RAMON Web Site Policy' and agrees to continue doing the same.
        

In cases of a withdrawal: Upon receiving a written/e-mail "Notice of RAMON ICON Withdrawal" from RAMON, A Web Site administrator shall immediately remove the RAMON ICON from the stated site and off all subsequent pages of the said site.
       

No Web Site shall display the RAMON ICON, until the Web Site receives the official written/e-mail approval notice and uniquely numbered RAMON ICON from the RAMON Computer Resources Committee.
        

All RAMON jurisdictional Royal Arch Web Sites shall obtain RAMON approval by applying on the RAMON Web Site.
       

Web Site pages and their content existing at the time of approval and maintaining compliance with the RAMON Web Site Policies, may display copies of the RAMON ICON.
        

Subsequent copies of the RAMON ICON may be displayed on those pages approved Royal Arch site.
        

The RAMON ICON, when issued, will be implanted by the RAMON Web Master, with a unique number identifying the approved Web Site, the details submitted in the registration form and to whom the RAMON ICON was entrusted. Said information will be maintained in a RAMON log file.

 

RAMON APPROVAL ICON 
 

Royal Arch Masons Approved Site

 

THE RAMON REGISTRATION FORM

 

Prior to submitting your site for linking and registering for the RAMON
Approval Icon. First read the above Policy, General Guidelines, RAMON
Regulations and then submit here.

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