Acceptable Use Of Technical Resources
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Western New England University provides a comprehensive package of computer and technical resources to students, faculty, and staff for the purpose of conducting academic and college business. Included in these services are personal computer accounts, access to e-mail, voice communications and voice mail, television, audio, and video services, disk space, network services, and desktop technologies.
The University also provides use of numerous licensed informational and research databases and software applications; use of the University's facilities is expected to be consistent with educational goals and mission of the University.
Resources, such as the University's network, computers, servers, and printers, required to provide these services are either owned or licensed by Western New England University. To use these resources is a privilege, not a right. These resources, often provided as part of one's employment or status as a student, are to be used responsibly and in accordance with 'Acceptable Use Policies'.
The University's resources are limited and the manner in which each individual utilizes these resources impacts the successful efforts of others. With respect for individual needs and limited resources in mind, the University has established standards and policies to permit the acceptable use of these resources.
It is important that everyone be cognizant of their obligations, what is meant by proper use and behavior, an understanding of actions that inhibit the success of others, and adhering to and honoring the following basic principles, standards and policies.
Acceptable Use Standards and Policies
ACCOUNT AND ACCESS
Restrictions include but are not limited to:
E-mail is considered an official source of correspondence and College records. All students, faculty, and staff are responsible for College information sent to their “WNE.EDU” account.
The University does not routinely monitor, examine, or otherwise review users’ online activities. However, the University does reserve the right to access, monitor, audit, and examine network traffic in order to abate network performance issues or if there is reason to believe that a user is in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy.
Falsifying or misrepresenting one’s identity or otherwise attempting to impersonate or pass oneself off as another is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy unless prior written consent has been provided from the representee to the University.
Violation of the Acceptable Use Policy may result in the University blocking or restricting the use of information resources. Violators may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including possible suspension, dismissal, or termination of employment.
The University is responsible for backup, transfer, migration, and recovery of College data that is stored on the University’s systems. The University does not guarantee that technical resources are free of objectionable material, defects, errors, viruses, worms, or other malicious content.