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Acceptable Use

Acceptable Use

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Computing Facilities Acceptable-Use Policy and Agreement

The Department of Computer Services' (CS) computing and network facilities support the University of Maine at Presque Isle's instruction, research and administrative missions. The purpose of this acceptable use policy is to help ensure the continued functioning and availability of these facilities. Questions about these policies should be directed to the Director of Computer Services. Users of our facilities understand that:

  1. All use of CS's facilities must be consistent with the mission of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
  2. Use for commercial activities by for-profit entities is not acceptable.
  3. The University strives to provide fair and distributed access to computing and network facilities for a large number of users. Proper use: 1) follows the same standards of common sense, courtesy and restraint in the consumption of shared resources that govern use of other public facilities; 2) respects intellectual property rights, including the right to acknowledgment, the right to privacy, and the right to determine the form, manner and terms of publication and distribution; and 3) respects all CS and University policies (including anti-harassment policies) and all local, state, and federal laws.
  4. CS administrative decisions affecting UMPI students may be appealed to the University's Community Review Board. The Director of Technology will arbitrate decisions affecting non-UMPI patrons.
Computer Accounts

Personal accounts on CS computer systems that are granted to users for electronic mail, information system and Internet access. In addition to CS's Computing Facilities Acceptable Use Policy, the following apply to the use of personal computer accounts:

  1. Accounts are assigned for use solely by the account holder.
  2. Account holders are responsible for all messages and information sent or published from their computer account; for example, via electronic mail, USENET postings or World Wide Web publishing.
  3. Account holders understand that the Internet contains information that may be considered inappropriate, obscene or illegal and due to technical and legal concerns, the University cannot identify or block access to this information. Account holders (and their guardians) agree not to hold the University responsible for material retrieved from the Internet.
  4. Accounts will be immediately revoked for abusive conduct. Such conduct would include, but not be limited to: the placing of unlawful or copyrighted information on the system, attempts to breach system security, harassment and abuse of others privacy. Common sense and good manners should govern account holders' on-line behavior.

By signing, account holders agree to be bound this policy. If account holder is under the age of 18, legal guardian must also sign.

Approved by campus policy review process, 3-13-97



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