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Official policies of St. Mary's University

Internet Access

Approver(s):

Executive Council

Authorizes release:

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Responsible office:

Human Resources

Review cycle:

Annually or as required

Adopted:

January 1995

Last update:

October 2016

Next review:

June 2017

Related policies and additional references:

Using Social Media at Work; Personnel Manual; Faculty Handbook

The use of the University’s computer systems to access the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Abuse or misuse of the Internet is prohibited. Examples of abuse or misuse include, but are not limited to, using the Internet for unlawful or criminal purposes; using the Internet to gain unauthorized access to other systems; using abusive or otherwise objectionable language in either public or private messages; damaging other people’s work systems; sending “Chain Letters” or “Broadcast” messages to lists or individuals, or any other message that may cause congestion of the networks or otherwise interfere with the work of others; irresponsible or discourteous actions toward other users (staying at a site longer than required); and/or using the Internet for other than work purposes.

Employee use of the Internet may be monitored at any time. Employees should not expect privacy with respect to any of their activities using University-provided Internet access or services. The University reserves the right to review any files, messages, or communications stored on, created, received, or sent using the University’s computers, networks, and other Information Technology resources and communications systems.

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