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Policy Statements

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

12.401 allows programs to link to the JRCERT Web site(s). 
12.402 respects the confidentiality of accreditation materials and the rights of sponsors.
12.403 provides links to commercial, federal, state, and local governments that provide information and services that benefit its constituents.
12.404 considers link requests to non-governmental Web sites that contain information and/or services that further the purpose of the JRCERT, including sites of JRCERT-contracted vendors, relevant medical, educational, and accreditation-related associations. 
12.405 requires that the external Web site not be used as a forum for public communication and debate. 
12.406 requires programs to e-mail link requests to the Chief Executive Officer of the JRCERT for approval, consistent with Procedure 12.406B.  Approved sites may be required to enter into a written linking agreement with the JRCERT. 
12.407 requires external Web sites linked from the JRCERT Web site follow conditions of linking maintenance as identified in Procedure 12.407A.
12.408 reserves the right to remove links if the JRCERT determines that a Web site contains misleading or unsubstantiated claims, conflicts with the purpose of the JRCERT, or does not meet one (1) or  more of the criteria set forth in Procedure 12.408A
12.409 recognizes the purpose of the JRCERT’s Facebook page is to inform Facebook users of JRCERT initiatives and facilitate ongoing dialogue on accreditation issues.
12.410 encourages comments on the JRCERT Facebook page.  All comments are reviewed for appropriateness and removed if not consistent with Procedure 12.410A.  The JRCERT will not edit comments to remove objectionable content. 

Procedures

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

12.402A limits display and/or utilization of accreditation materials to a program’s self-study report, assessment plan, student handbook, clinical handbook, and interim report.
12.406A requires that the external Web site is consistent with the purpose of the JRCERT.
12.406B requires that the external Web site does not exhibit hate, bias, discrimination, pornography, libelous or otherwise defamatory content, and cannot advocate or promote the use of alcohol or tobacco.
12.407A 

requires that external Web site linked from the JRCERT meet the following condition in order to maintain a link:           

i.  The linked site must provide the user with access to an e-mail address and/or telephone number for the customer service contact so that users may contact the site if there are problems with format or accuracy.

ii.   Linked sites must not excessively burden the JRCERT customer support system.  If the site excessively burdens the JRCERT support system, the JRCERT has discretion to remove the link.    

iii.  When the user clicks on the external Web site link, the individual must have easy access back to the JRCERT Web site. iv.  Linked sites must have privacy and security policies accessible from their home page,  informing the user of what information is collected by the linked site, how it is collected, and how it is used.

v. Linked sites must notify the JRCERT if the site to which the JRCERT links, becomes inaccurate or inactive. 

12.408A 

reviews regularly and may remove links for the following reasons:

i.  The link no longer points to the original information or resource to which it was intended to point.

ii.   The Web site pointed to by the link contains inaccurate or misleading information or has changed such that it is no longer in compliance with accepted criteria.  

iii.  The Web site pointed to by the link violates the conditions for link maintenance.

iv.  Access to the information contained on the linked Web site has become difficult due to non-standard formatting, lengthy download times, or intrusive advertising.

v.   The link is permanently unreachable or remains unavailable for a lengthy period. vi.  The external Web site fails to comply with the written linking agreement, if any.

12.410A 

reviews comments on the JRCERT Facebook page.  Such comments will be removed if they:

i.    exhibit hate, bias, discrimination, pornography, libelous or otherwise defamatory content, or promote the use of alcohol or tobacco.  

ii.   are clearly off-topic or spam.

iii.  make unsupported accusations.

iv.  fail to respect copyright, privacy, fair use, financial disclosure, and other applicable laws.

12.401B requires that if a JRCERT employee or Director comments on any aspect of the JRCERT business, the individual must clearly identify themselves as an employee or Director and include a disclaimer.  Any views expressed by a JRCERT employee or Director may not necessarily reflect the views of the JRCERT.
12.410C  requests that any concerns regarding content posted by the Administrator of the JRCERT’s Facebook page, be e-mailed to the Chief Executive Officer of the JRCERT.

Adopted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:  10/12