Policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources
This policy defines the boundaries of "acceptable use" of limited University electronic resources, specifically computers, networks, electronic mail services and electronic information sources, of the Tulane Alumni Association. It includes by reference a self-contained compilation of specific rules that can be modified as the electronic information environment evolves.
The policy is based on the principle that the electronic information environment of the Alumni Association is provided to support the University’s mission as it relates to Alumni. Other uses are secondary. Uses that threaten the integrity of the system; the function of non-University equipment that can be accessed through the system; the privacy or actual or perceived safety of others; or that are otherwise illegal are forbidden.
By using University electronic information systems you assume personal responsibility for their appropriate use and agree to comply with this policy and other applicable University policies, as well as city, state and federal laws and regulations.
The policy defines penalties leading up to and including loss of system access. In addition some activities may lead to risk of legal liability, both civil and criminal.
Users of electronic information systems are urged in their own interest to review and understand the contents of this policy.
Tulane Alumni Association computing resources (including, but not limited to, computer facilities and services, computers, networks, electronic mail, electronic information and data, and video and voice services) are available to Tulane Alumni, faculty, students, staff, registered guests and the general public to support the mission of Tulane Alumni Association and service missions of the University.
When demand for computing resources exceed available capacity, priorities for their use will be established and enforced. Authorized Alumni Directors and staff may set and alter priorities for exclusively local computing/networking resources.
Each person with access to the Alumni Association's computing resources is responsible for their appropriate use and by their use agrees to comply with all applicable University, or Alumni Association policies and regulations, and with applicable city, state and federal laws and regulations, as well as with the acceptable use policies of affiliated networks and systems.
General Standards for the Acceptable Use of Computer Resources: Failure to uphold the following General Standards for the Acceptable Use of Computer Resources constitutes a violation of this policy and may be subject to disciplinary action.
The General Standards for the Acceptable Use of Computer Resources require:
Enforcement, and Penalties for Violation: It may at times be necessary for authorized systems administrators to suspend someone's access to Alumni Association computing resources immediately for violations of this policy. Pending interim resolution of the situation (for example by securing a possibly compromised account and/or making the owner of an account aware in person that an activity constitutes a violation). In the case of egregious and continuing violations suspension of access may be extended until final resolution by the appropriate disciplinary body.
System owners, administrators or managers may be required to investigate violations of this policy and to ensure compliance.
Interpreting this policy
Data Stewards and Listserv Moderators
Specific Rules Interpreting the Policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources
The following specific rules apply to all uses of Tulane Alumni Association computing resources. These rules are not an exhaustive list of proscribed behaviors, but are intended to implement and illustrate the General Standards for the Acceptable Use of Computer Resources, other relevant University policies, and applicable laws and regulations. Additional specific rules may be promulgated for the acceptable use by the Board of Directors of Tulane Alumni Association.
Content of communications
Identification of users
Anonymous and pseudonymous communications are not permitted except when expressly permitted by the operating guidelines or stated purpose of the guidelines or stated purposes of the electronic services to, from, or through which the communications are sent. An authorized system administrator, can be directed to attempt to identify the originator of anonymous/pseudonymous messages and may refer such matters to appropriate disciplinary bodies to prevent further distribution of messages from the same source.
Access to computer resources:
The following activities and behaviors are prohibited
Computer and network use is also subject to Louisiana and Federal laws and regulations. Suspected violations of applicable law are subject to investigation by Alumni Affairs and/or University and/or law enforcement officials. Among the applicable laws are:
Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901 firstname.lastname@example.org