University Web Standards and Policies
University rules and responsibilities for websites. Links to information about how to use the University mark (the Crest), policies on data protection, cookies, information security, logos and freedom of information
Rules for Oxford University websites
This webpage provides you with an outline of the rules and responsibilities for Department websites. This includes an overview of copyright, data protection, freedom of information, metadata and accessibility standards. There are links to more detailed information.
The University Crest should be used according to the guidance given on this page. Information on how to use the University Crest on the web is available from: Brand Marks for the Web.
University branding toolkit
This section of the University’s website provides you with information on the University’s visual identity. There are details on how to correctly use brand marks and colours on different types of communications (e.g. websites, brochures, PowerPoint presentations and stationery). Web specific information is available from: Brand Marks for the Web.
Trademarks and domain names
This FAQ on Trademarks from the Legal Services Office website outlines the University’s policy on protecting its brand. This includes information on where and how the logo and University’s name can be used. The University’s policy on Internet domain names is also outlined here.
The DNS naming policy webpage from IT services outlines the University’s policy for the use and registration of .ox.ac.uk and non-.ox.ac.uk web addresses within the University.
Detailed information on the University’s Domain Name System is also available from the IT services website.
Freedom of Information
This page provides details of the University’s Freedom of Information policy, including contact details, request forms and Publication Scheme. Your website links to this page.