Acceptable use policy
Network and System Services
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Failure to comply with the appropriate use of these resources threatens the atmosphere for the sharing of information, the free exchange of ideas and the secure environment for creating and maintaining information property and subjects one to discipline. Any member of our community found using information resources for unethical and/or unacceptable practices has violated this policy and is subject to disciplinary proceedings including suspension or loss of system access, expulsion from school, termination of employment and/or legal action as may be appropriate. Any individual or organization that becomes aware of such violations is encouraged to report them to firstname.lastname@example.org or the Director of Network and System Services, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro NJ, 08028.
Information Resources reserves the right to limit or restrict the use of its computing and information technology resources based on institutional priorities and financial considerations, as well as when it is presented with evidence of a violation of University policies, contractual agreements, or state and federal laws. Information Resources also reserves the right to limit or restrict the use of its computing and information technology resources while any dispute of the guidelines set forth in this document is being settled.
Due to the dynamic nature of technology and technological issues, this document cannot possibly cover every potential violation of acceptable use. Any issue which is not specifically covered by one or more of the following guidelines but goes against the general philosophies set forth within in this document will be addressed on an individual basis with input from the Director of Network and System Services and the Associate Provost for Information Resources. Information Resources reserves the right to suspend access until such situations are satisfactorily resolved.
Although all members of the University community have an expectation of privacy, if a user is suspected of violating this policy, his or her right to privacy may be superseded by the University's requirement to protect the integrity of information technology resources, the rights of all users and the property of the University. The University, thus, reserves the right to examine material stored on or transmitted through its facilities if there is cause to believe that the standards for acceptable and ethical use are being violated by a member of the University community.
Resident students with computers in their on-campus housing are also responsible for policies specifically established for resident computing and approved by Residence Life. These policies are outlined at http://www.rowan.edu/res/.