Declaration of Computing and Information Rights and Resources
Neumann reserves the right to update or revise the DCIRR at any time.
Users are responsible for being aware of any changes to the DCIRR. The
Neumann Network is provided to support Neumann College business and its
mission of education, service and research. Any other use jeopardizes
the integrity of the Neumann Network, the privacy or safety of other Users,
or are otherwise illegal and are prohibited.
General Guidelines for acceptable use of the Neumann
Network are based on the following principles:
Users are expected to:
- Behave responsibly with respect to the Neumann
Network at all times.
- Respect the integrity and the security of the
- Behave in a manner consistent with Neumann's mission
and to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and Neumann policies.
- Be considerate of the needs of other users by making
every reasonable effort not to impede the ability of others to use the
Neumann Network and to show restraint in the consumption of shared resources.
- Respect Neumann's principles regarding freedom
of thought, inquiry, and expression.
- Respect the rights and property of others, including
intellectual property rights.
- Respect the rights of others, specifically the
right of privacy and of confidentiality. The following activities are
- Use of the Neumann Network for private business,
commercial or political activities, fundraising, advertising on behalf
of non-Neumann organizations, unlawful activities or uses that violate
other Neumann College policies.
- Disruption of or interference with the Neumann
Network, including the distribution of chain mail, mail reflectors,
listservs, mass emails, email bombs or any activities that create or
propagate viruses, waste system resources or overload the Neumann Network
with excessive data.
- Forging, altering or destroying communications,
accessing or intercepting the accounts of other users, or intentionally
compromising the privacy or security of electronic information passing
through the Neumann Network.
- Intentionally or negligently revealing one's password
or otherwise permitting another to use one's personal account.
- The intentional infringing upon the intellectual
property rights of others or the unauthorized copying or distributing
of Neumann owned or Neumann licensed software.
User Ethic and Responsibilities:
- Ethic: As a diverse community of people, Neumann
College encourages its members to embrace the Franciscan values of love,
respect, reverence, integrity, and excellence. These communal values
determine that which constitutes insensitive, abusive, harassing, offensive,
and otherwise inappropriate behavior on the college systems and network.
When sending email messages and downloading or using information, users
are encouraged to ask themselves, for example, "Is this material reflective
of the mission and values of the college," and are responsible for acting
- Responsibilities: In light of this ethic and these
communal values, all users share the following responsibilities: a.
To know and understand their computer and information rights and responsibilities
as stated herein b. To respect the rights of others, including the rights
to privacy, safety, and intellectual property c. To respect the common
good of all by aiding others when possible and refraining from activities
that harm or diminish the proper functioning of the network or other
equipment. d. To refrain from the use of the Neumann Network to harass
others, or to display to them verbal or visual communication that is
offensive. Neumann will not normally impose any restraints on, nor make
any random efforts to monitor the content of communications. However,
when required to do so by applicable Federal, State and local laws,
including laws regarding the right to privacy and laws that prohibit
defamatory material and to maintain the security and integrity of the
Neumann Network, including the investigation of any DCIRR or other Neumann
policy infractions, Neumann will impose restraints or monitor communication.
Penalties for violating this policy may include restricted access or
loss of access to the Neumann Network, termination and/or expulsion
from the College and in some cases, civil and/or criminal liability.
Those who allegedly violate these rights and responsibilities shall
be offered the following process: 1. To be notified of the alleged infringement
in writing by a College official. 2. To have their account or access
temporarily suspended until the process is complete.
- To meet with the appropriate College official
or adjudicating body who will consider the matter and make final recommendations
regarding the appropriate correction or sanctions.
- To receive a sanction ranging from the restriction
or suspension of email and network access to dismissal from the College.
5. The College may report the events to governmental authorities or
third parties. Detailed Policies, Practices and Procedures The following
more detailed policies, practices, and procedures of the office of Information
Technology & Resources are included herein by reference. Procedures
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