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The computer resources of Iona College are available to authorized students, faculty, administrators, and staff for educational, research, and administrative purposes. It is Iona's policy to keep restrictions on the individual user to a minimum, while providing the best possible service to other users of the system. In order to maintain this policy, it is essential that the users themselves observe reasonable standards of behavior regarding the use of the computing facilities. The following actions are prohibited:
All users are expected to be familiar with and abide by the copyright laws of the United States. Such use must also comply with laws defined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
For all official electronic communication between the College and enrolled students the authorized vehicle will be the email address assigned to students, faculty, and staff by Iona College. All employees are expected to check email regularly and respond to messages in a timely manner. This includes communication between faculty and students. Users are asked to delete unnecessary email on an annual basis.
The College reserves the right to investigate any of the above abuses, as well as any other interference with the proper functioning of the College network or infringements upon another user's rights. Any user found to have violated any of these regulations will be subject to loss of use of the computer facilities, deactivation of their computer account and other disciplinary action, including liability for the misused computer equipment, which could easily amount to thousands of dollars, as well as expulsion from school.
The College reserves the right to monitor and inspect transactions, electronic mail and data stored in or processed through any of the Colleges computing or business systems. Users should not assume that any messages or other information stored in the Colleges systems is private or confidential or that the College or its designated representatives will not have a need to access and review this information.
This policy and any and all rules and regulations regarding the use of college computers are subject to revisions. All users are expected to be familiar with any revisions in the regulations. The college reserves the right to monitor all data contained in the system to protect the integrity of the system and to reassure compliance with this policy.
Updated: July 2008
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