Policy on Criteria for Use of WAOE's Logos and other Intellectual Property

[adopted at the Feb.-Mar. 2000 Directors' Meeting]

Introduction

The WAOE name and logos are intellectual property of the organization, a non-profit public benefit corporation (NPO). Only WAOE members with dues currently paid or waived may exercise the membership privilege of placing the WAOE logo on their Web pages (criterion 1 below). They may also indicate their WAOE membership on curriculum vitae and other documents as well as in their signatures in e-mail and so forth. Conversely, non-members of WAOE may make reference to WAOE intellectual property and make links to WAOE Websites, but non-members are not authorized to use the intellectual property of WAOE unless they are awarded the privilege by criteria 2 or 3 below.

1. WAOE Membership Privilege

Upon initial registration for membership (as an Associate or Voting Member) and payment of dues or waiver approval, the nominal WAOE Member logo may be used on one's personal or professionally related Web sites, provided the directions are followed in the notice to members "Use of the WAOE Logo as a Membership Privilege" (appended below). Use of this logo may continue as long as the member continues active enrollment and payment or waiver of applicable dues as required with annual renewals. Authorization of use of the logo as a WAOE membership privilege terminates upon termination of membership or failure to complete annual renewal requirements.

2. WAOE Supportive Organization

Awarding of the privilege to use the WAOE Supportive Organization logo shall be determined by the WAOE Affiliate Liaison Committee, composed of a Chairperson, ratified by the Board of Directors, and approximately four additional reviewers who volunteer from the WAOE membership. At least three members of the Affiliate Liaison Committee must not be associated with an organization under consideration for potential award unless a waiver agreement is issued by the WAOE Board of Directors. Any WAOE member may nominate an organization to the Affiliate Liaison Committee for consideration for awarding use of the Supportive Organization logo. The committee shall use, as a minimum, the following criteria for consideration in the awarding process: (1) does the organization provide direct or indirect support to WAOE by way of monetary, publicity, services or in kind assistance; (2) does the organization provide a favorable, professional image to WAOE and education; and (3) will the organization provide reciprocal, Web-based recognition? The organization may be either for-profit or non-profit in structure and may be nominated by one of its representatives.

3. WAOE Awarded Organization

Awarding of the privilege to use the WAOE Awarded Organization logo shall be determined by the WAOE Affiliate Liaison Committee, composed of a Chairperson, ratified by the Board of Directors, and approximately four additional reviewers who volunteer from the WAOE membership. At least three members of the Affiliate Liaison Committee must not be associated with an organization under consideration for potential award unless a waiver agreement is issued by the WAOE Board of Directors. Any WAOE member may nominate an organization to the Affiliate Liaison Committee for consideration for awarding use of the Awarded Organization logo. The Committee shall use, as a minimum, the following criteria for consideration in the awarding process: (1) does the organization (or individual) receiving the award show a deep commitment to education and is it actively engaged in activities compatible with WAOE's mission as stated in the WAOE Bylaws; (2) does the organization provide a favorable, professional image to WAOE and education; and (3) will the organization provide reciprocal, Web-based recognition? The organization may be either for-profit or non-profit in structure, and the organization may request self-nomination. To maximize the recognition of this award, it shall be presented at an international conference whose proceedings are available at least in part online.

APPENDIX: Notice in "WEB" sent to WAOE Members:

Use of the WAOE Logo as a Membership Privilege

Only WAOE members with dues currently paid or waived may exercise the membership privilege of placing the WAOE logo on their Web pages. The effect of following these directions is that a reduced size, light green WAOE logo will appear on your home page with a dark green caption indicating that you are a WAOE member. The logo is an active link, so that anyone clicking on it will be transported conveniently to the WAOE Opening Page. It is also programmed so that the logo is pulled from WAOE's Website whenever your Web page is downloaded. So all you need to do is:

Copy the HTML source code below and paste it into the source file for your Web page, wherever you prefer it to appear on your Web page, pasting it somewhere below the HEAD and before the BODY ends with </body></html>. With HTML editing or authoring programs even a beginner should be able to find the source mode (that browsers read to determine the complete format of your Web page). Selecting Source or Source Mode again from a pull-down menu takes you back to how the page generally appears to a browser, but the logo will not be seen until you upload the new Web page file to your Web server. Here is the coding to copy and paste into the source file of your Web page:

<P ALIGN=CENTER><A HREF="http://www.waoe.org/"><IMG SRC="http://www.waoe.org/waoeban3.gif" BORDER="0" WIDTH="140" HEIGHT="43" NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"></A><BR><B><FONT COLOR="#3B724D" SIZE=-1>WAOE Member</FONT></B></P>

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