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There are many reasons that content related to Hampshire College should be placed on www.hampshire.edu. Doing so ensures that:
Sites.hampshire.edu has been set up as the College's blogging platform for official sites, as well as to support faculty websites. Sites.hampshire.edu will not be used to create websites that should in fact be hosted on the hampshire.edu domain and that do not require a blogging platform.
Exceptions to this policy are made on an individual basis and require a business purpose for a site to be hosted off-campus. For example, if the site has the need to collect credit card information, that portion of the site may be hosted by an external vendor. Departments or units that require such an exception should contact the Web Committee at email@example.com to determine if the business purpose is justified.
The Hampshire College website will not link to any sites that are hosted off campus and no redirects will be put in place to direct people from a hampshire.edu address to an off-site address.
Individual faculty, staff, or student websites, as well as student group sites, do not typically fall within these guidelines.