Users of Madison College’s computing systems, networks and associated facilities are responsible and accountable for all actions and activities they conduct with Madison College systems.
22.1. You must only use your own system account. You must not use a USER ID that was not assigned to you, unless multiple accesses have been authorized.
22.2. You must respect the rights of other users, respect the integrity of the systems and related physical resources, and observe all relevant laws, regulations, policies and contractual obligations.
22.3. You must cooperate in the operation of computer systems and networks as well as the investigation of misuse or abuse. Accordingly, while users need not expect regular examination of such files, users must be aware that the files on Madison College systems and networks are subject to inspection.
22.4. You must abide by the terms of all software licensing agreements and copyright laws. The copying of copyrighted materials, such as music, videos, films and third-party software, without the express written permission of the owner or the proper license, is prohibited.
22.5. You must not use any of Madison College's technology systems for other than a Madison College course, research project, personal communication or enrichment activity.
22.6. You must not share or disclose your password to others.
22.7. You must not supply false or misleading data nor improperly obtain another's password in order to gain access to any technology systems, data, or information. The negligence of another user in revealing an account name or password is not considered authorized use.
22.8. You must not use College technology resources to impersonate another individual. Messages transmitted must correctly identify the sender.
22.9. You must not attempt to subvert the restrictions associated with your computer account.
22.10. You must not use Madison College's network resources to gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to remote systems.
22.11. You must not attempt nor knowingly tamper with, obstruct, or impair the availability of Madison College resources. This includes knowingly sending a crippling number of files across the network; introducing damaging, self-propagating, or otherwise harmful software into a machine or network.
22.12. You must not knowingly hoard computer, network or print resources in an attempt to deliberately degrade performance or deny service to others in the user community.
22.13. You must not remove or modify computer or network equipment without proper Madison College authorization.
22.14. You must not intentionally make changes to software or hardware, or cause it to malfunction.
22.15. You must not attempt to circumvent data protection schemes or uncover security loopholes.
22.16. You must not harass others by sending annoying, threatening, libelous, or sexually, racially, or religiously offensive email messages. This includes sending repeated, unwanted email to another user.
22.17. You must not attempt to monitor another user's data communications, nor may you read, copy, change, or delete another user's files or software, without permission of the owner.
22.18. The following type of information or software cannot be displayed on, installed or loaded on any college-owned computer system:
a. Material, which is offensive, obscene or abusive and may violate the Madison College Student Code of Conduct. Users of Madison College computer systems must make themselves familiar with, and comply with, Madison College's codes and policies concerning all forms of harassment.
b. That which infringes upon the rights of another person.
c. That which consists of information that may injure someone else and/or lead to a lawsuit or criminal charges. Examples of these are: pirated software, destructive software, pornographic materials, or libelous statements.
d. That which uses computer resources for personal commercial gain, or other commercial purpose without approval by Madison College.
22.19. Misuse of computing, networking or other information resources may result in the loss of computing privileges and/or disciplinary action. Additionally, misuse can be prosecuted under applicable local, state and federal laws. Users will be held accountable for their conduct under applicable Madison College policies and procedures. Complaints alleging misuse of Madison College resources will be directed to those responsible for taking appropriate disciplinary action.
To the greatest extent possible, it is our interest to preserve your privacy. However, you must recognize that communications on Madison College computer systems and networks are public and subject to the Wisconsin Open Records Act. Additionally, Madison College cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of electronic documents.
Madison College reserves the right to access email, electronic files, system logs and computer systems to engage in routine computer maintenance and housekeeping, to carry out internal investigations, to prepare responses to requests for public records or to disclose messages, data or files to law enforcement authorities.