Departmental Acceptable Use Policy

Departmental Acceptable Use Policy

This policy applies to all the departmental computing facilities, including but not limited to the J118 lab, CS-Linux, CS, and Turing.

  1. This code is meant as a supplement to the Bishop’s University Computing Acceptable Use Policy, which shall also apply, unless it disagrees with this document; if they disagree, this document shall take priority.
  2. Departmental computing systems are academic facilities and should be used for academic purposes only.
  3. Users are ultimately responsible for any and all use of their computing accounts. In particular, they should maintain secure passwords for all accounts assigned to them, take precautions against others obtaining unauthorized access to their computing resources, and not divulge willingly passwords and other access control information for their personal accounts to any other person.
  4. Users must not use or attempt to use computing facilities or accounts to which they have not been granted explicit access by an appropriate system administrator.
  5. Users must use computing facilities and services only for the purposes for which they were authorized, i.e., accounts must not be used for private consulting or for any form of direct personal financial gain, sold to any other person, or provided as free resources to other persons for unauthorized purposes.
  6. Users must not attempt to interfere with the normal operation of a shared system.
  7. Users must not attempt to encroach on others’ use of computing facilities or to deprive others of resources.
  8. Users must not attempt to subvert the restrictions associated with their computing accounts.
  9. Users must not attempt unauthorized access to computing installations outside the Department using departmental computers or communications facilities.
  10. Enforcement. Any misuse may result, at our discretion, in the termination of the user’s account without notice. This decision cannot be appealed. Further action may be also taken in accordance to Bishop’s University Computing Acceptable Use Policy.