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Acceptable Use Policy

Linfield College Computer Facilities

Linfield College provides computing resources to support the academic research and instructional activities of the institution. The resources are intended for the sole use of College faculty, staff, students and other authorized users. Computing resources include, but are not limited to, host computer systems, personal computers and workstations, communications networks, software, and files.

Linfield College reserves the right to monitor its computing resources to protect the integrity of its computing systems, workstations, and lab facilities.

Accounts issued to the individuals are intended for the sole use of that individual, and are non-transferable.

The owneris responsible for all usage on their assigned account.

The following types of activities are examples of behavior that are unethical and unacceptable, and in some cases may violate state or federal law:

  • Altering system software or hardware configurations;
  • Accessing another individual's account, private files, or e-mail without permission of the owner;
  • Misrepresenting one's identity in electronic communication;
  • Violating copyright and/or software agreements;
  • Violating rules or codes set by services subscribed to by the college;
  • Using Computing resources to threaten or harass others;
  • Using the College systems for commercial or profit-making purposes without written authorization from the college administration;
  • Disobeying lab and system policies, procedures, and protocol (e.g., time limits on workstation usage).

Policies and regulations of the college, and state and federal law, are applicable to computing resources. Violations may result in the loss of user privileges, access to the campus network, and/or other college disciplinary actions.