This policy applies to all users including faculty, students, staff, affiliates, guests, and visitors using College IT resources and to all systems owned by the College and any systems connecting to the College’s network. Use of College systems or IT resources signifies your understanding and agreement with these terms.
The College reserves the right to disconnect or disable, without warning or prior notice, any computer, account, or service that poses a security or performance threat to College resources or services or that otherwise violates College policies. Access may be later restored after the incident has been reviewed and the risk mitigated or eliminated. Information Services personnel are authorized to monitor IT resources, investigate suspected violations, and examine items stored on or in any College IT resource. Devices operating in violation of this policy may be confiscated. Repeated or serious violations are grounds for permanent account loss or complete loss of College network access.
Posting your credentials or leaving them in plain view or an easily discovered location constitutes a security risk to the College and will result in immediate loss of access, pending review. Follow the password safety guidelines posted at http://techbar.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2009/07/22/password-safety .
Recreational and personal use of the network is permitted, but the College reserves the right to shape or otherwise bias the network in favor of the academic and operational mission of the College. The College does not guarantee that all devices will be able to connect to or operate with the data network.
For personally owned computers and mobile devices, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that his or her device is fully updated and is protected against viruses, malware, and other threats. Should a computer or mobile device become infected or experience a problem which causes disruption on the College network, its connection will be disabled until the problem can be resolved to the satisfaction of Information Services staff.
Violations of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action or referral to law enforcement where applicable. Students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and guests should be aware that prosecution and/or significant fines or financial penalties may occur if the law is violated. Intentional or accidental violators of College policies risk loss of access to some or all College IT resources. Blatant or repeat offenders will be reported to the appropriate College office for action. Students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and guests should be aware that the College will honor any legal requests for information pertaining to any violations. All computer and network users need to be aware of the College DMCA policy posted at http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/DMCAPolicy.htm and the possible ramifications of violating this law.
This policy addresses common situations. Individuals are expected to use College IT resources responsibly, whether or not there is a guideline addressing the specific situation.
Additional limitations or prohibitions may exist in departmental facilities. Individuals are responsible for adhering to these policies and observing posted guidelines. Refer all inquiries to the specific department.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.