MOREnet Interpretation of Commercial Use of the Web

AUP Questions MOREnet Interpretation
Can a Bookstore show items for sale and prices on their web page? Yes, items, vendor names, and prices can be shown.
Can a Bookstore show vendor items and prices on their web page? Yes, provided the source is the bookstore as opposed to the vendor.
Can credit card orders be taken for bookstore items? Yes.
Are there different rules for a contractor operated bookstore? We believe so, since the vendor not the university is the beneficiary of the sale.
Can faculty members sell their books, etc. through the university web site? Yes, provided the orders are accepted by a University entity.
Can the University advertise its athletic events? Yes.  No equivalent local commercial enterprises.
Can credit card orders be taken for athletic tickets? Yes.  No equivalent local commercial enterprises.
Can athletics sell ad packages that include advertising on their home page? Yes, the packages can be listed, but the University cannot host commercial information or run specific ads for underwriters.
What are the limitations on advertising, selling tickets, etc. for events that occur on campus that are brought in by off-campus promoters (concerts, World Wrestling Federation, etc.)? The events, tickets, etc., can be listed, but the University cannot host commercial information or run specific ads for commercial enterprises.
Can the University advertise its performing arts events? Yes.  No equivalent local commercial enterprises.
Can credit card orders be taken for performing arts events? Yes.  No equivalent local commercial enterprises.
Can Performing Arts Center list underwriters for certain events? Yes, they can be listed, but the University cannot host commercial information or run specific ads for underwriters.
Can the University link to commercial sites from its "community" or "local events" page? Generally, yes. However, if the University agrees to link to a business, other similar businesses should be allowed links, too, if requested.  Frequently, a local community information network (if one is present) has a list of local links that the University might want to use.