This editorial policy is intended to guide the Boston Chapter Webmaster and as a reference to Boston Chapter members. This
policy has not been approved by the Board Members of the Boston Chapter BMW CCA.
The Webmaster is responsible for the content of the Boston Chapter BMW CCA World Wide Web Site (the "Web Site").
The Boston Chapter Webmaster (the "Webmaster") is assisted by several of the other chapter staff members. The Webmaster
is appointed by the Chapter President. The Webmaster may appoint members who agree to serve as one of the Site Staff. The
Webmaster reserves the right to make changes to any material before and after the material is posted on the Web Site.
The Boston Chapter Webmaster may make small changes in this policy from time to time. Any major changes will be submitted
to the Boston Chapter Board for approval.
The content of the Web Site includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Boston Bimmer Online: the web version of the Boston Chapter newsletter
- Event Information: results, directions, The Ultimate Calendar
- Chapter Services Areas: Library, Classifieds, Policies
- Reference Information: Officers, Friends, Guidelines, Policies, Operations
The high quality content is what makes the
Boston Bimmer and the Web Site fun to read. The Web Site allows for a vast amount of material. This content must
be kept updated and pertinent.
The Web Site should be updated once a month at the minimum. Small updates once a week to update event information is expected.
The Web Site publishes an online version of the Boston Bimmer, the Newsletter of the Boston Chapter. The Boston
Bimmer is the primary content of the Web Site. Space in the Boston Bimmer is limited, so the online Boston Bimmer
may contain more stories, pictures, and event results than the Boston Bimmer can carry. Each Boston Bimmer
issue's content is organized together, magazine style, on the Web Site.
The information in the Boston Bimmer is published on the Web Site at about the same time that the Boston Bimmer
arrives in Boston Chapter member mailboxes.
The membership is encouraged to submit original photos and stories for publication. These stories and photos may be
shared with the Boston Bimmer. The Webmaster reserves the right to refuse any items whose subject is inappropriate
to the Web Site's audience.
Web Site subject matter is concentrated on BMW automobile related subjects, but content that is automotive or motorsports
related is also acceptable. Other content may be included at the discretion of the Webmaster.
All submissions of words and pictures become copyrighted by the Boston Chapter BMW CCA Inc. upon
publication in the Boston Bimmer or on the Web Site.
Any pictures or documents sent to the Webmaster or Boston Bimmer Editor in Chief will not be returned unless
the material comes with a postage paid return envelope.
One of the most important features of the Web Site is the online calendar and event listing. This reference information
must be kept up to date.
Event results are published on the Web Site as soon as possible after receipt from the event coordinators. This information
is often published in the next issue of the Boston Bimmer. Publication on the Web Site allows the membership to see
these results much sooner.
The Web Site maintains several items of reference material to serve the Boston Chapter membership. This reference information
must be accurate and must include a publication date.
The Web Site does not print letters from the members. Letters should be addressed to the Editor of the Roundel for
the enjoyment of the entire BMW CCA. Letters can also be addressed to the Editor of the Boston Bimmer at
Boston Bimmer Editor.
The Web Site follows the Boston Bimmer's election rules and policies.
The Web Site does not accept advertising. This was mostly recently decided at the 1998 Fourth Quarter Board Meeting.
Boston Bimmer advertising guidelines are printed occasionally in the
Boston Bimmer and are always available on the chapter Web Site.
The classified ads policy for the Web Site follows the Boston Bimmer
Classified Ads Policy.
Classified ads are created by our online classified ads system. When you submit your ad,
email is sent to the Classified Ads Editor. The editor reviews your ad and if it is approved it appears on the web site
immediately. A snapshot of the current clasisifed ads also appears in the Boston Bimmer.
Back issues of the Boston Bimmer are available on the Web Site, but only the current classified ads are available
on the Web Site.