Acceptable Use Policy
College computing resources include computer hardware and software, printers and other peripheral devices, and access to campus and wide-area networks.
Access to College computing resources is a privilege and not a right. It is expected that all users will respect the rights of other users, and the integrity of the systems and related physical resources.
Users will be held accountable for their conduct under applicable College policies as well as federal or state law, including not only those policies, laws and regulations that are specific to computers and networks, but also those that may apply generally to personal conduct. Complaints alleging misuse of Daemen College resources will be directed to those responsible for taking appropriate disciplinary action. This may include the withdrawal of access to computing facilities, other traditional academic disciplinary actions or legal prosecution under applicable statutes.
Examples of misuse include, but are not limited to:
- Use of College computing facilities for commercial activity or financial gain.
- Use of College computing facilities for any illegal activity, including violation of U.S. copyright law. Illegal reproduction of software may be subject to civil damages and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment.
- Posting on or transmitting through any network unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material, including, but not limited to, material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any applicable municipal, provincial, federal or international law.
- Wasteful use of finite system resources. Wasteful uses include playing computer games, excessive or unnecessary printing, excessive forwarding of electronic mail, and electronic chain letters. Storage space on server volumes or local hard disks may be limited. High network bandwidth applications may be prohibited.
- Vandalism or alteration of computer hardware or software belonging to the College.
- Unauthorized access or alteration of files or accounts of other users.
The College makes no warranty as to the suitability of the provided facilities for any particular purpose. The College accepts no responsibility for loss or restriction of service, or any loss of data or effort resulting from a loss of service. System administrators may access or examine user files or accounts that are suspected of unauthorized use or misuse, or that have been corrupted or damaged. Files may also be subject to search under court order.
Accounts on College servers are issued to individual users, and are not transferable. The person to whom an account is granted is responsible for all use of that account. Sharing an account or password is not permitted, and users are required to take reasonable steps to ensure the security of their account. Making computing resources available to non-authorized users in any other manner is not permitted.
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