1. It is appropriate to use XIMCampusNet for correspondence, for classroom and instructional activities, for support and administrative functions of the Institute, and for research related activities. Misuse includes violation of Institute policy, unauthorized use of the system for commercial purposes, displaying sexually graphic images or text, abusive language, harassing behavior, and excessive use for non-official or frivolous purposes.
2. Although XIMB does not make a practice of monitoring XIMCampusNet e-mail, the Institute reserves the right to retrieve the contents of Institute owned computers or XIMCampusNet e-mail messages for legitimate reasons, such as to find lost messages, to comply with investigations of wrongful acts, to respond to subpoenas, or to recover from system failure.
3. Except as authorized, in writing or by e-mail, by the Institute, users are not to use XIMCampusNet for compensated outside work, the benefit of organizations not related to the Institute or commercial or personal advertising.
4. Direct political campaigning and fundraising of any kind is considered an inappropriate use of XIMCampusNet; however, general discussion and debate of political issues falling within the scope of intellectual activity is not discouraged
5. The privilege of using XIMCampusNet is provided by the Institute and is not transferable or extendable by members of the Institute community to people or groups outside the Institute.
6. XIMCampusNet services may not be used for illegal purposes. Users must abide by all software licenses, copyright and intellectual property policies and applicable federal and state laws. Plagiarism of electronic works is prohibited. Copying electronic works without attributing credit to the author is cheating and constitutes academic dishonesty.
7. Users are responsible for the use or misuse of their own accounts. Users are responsible for safeguarding their account passwords. A user should never use another person's account, or give his or her own password to another person for the purpose of gaining access to XIMCampusNet.
8. A user must obtain written permission from the owner of a file to alter or copy a file that does not belong to him or her. The ability to read, alter or copy a file does not imply permission to read, alter, or copy that file.
9. It is unacceptable to try to bypass standard procedures, including attempting to discover another person's password, or to use an account for purposes for which it was not intended. Attempts to gain unauthorized access to machines via the network, to decrypt encrypted material, or to obtain privileges to which the user is not entitled are prohibited by public law. Attempts to circumvent data protection schemes, to discover security loopholes, or possession of software for such purposes by users are prohibited.
10. It is unacceptable to intentionally distribute a computer virus or engage in any procedure that interferes with the normal operation and delivery of services over the network.
11. XIMCampusNet users assume the responsibility for backing up their own data and programs.
12. No person shall use or cause to be used on the Institute's computers any software that does not fall into one of the following categories:
- It is in the public domain.
- It is covered by an effective licensing agreement with the software author, authors, vendor or developer, whichever is applicable.
- It has been donated to the Institute and a written record of a bona fide contribution exists.
- It has been purchased by the Institute and a record of a bona-fide purchase exists.
- It has been purchased by the user and a record of a bona-fide purchase exists and can be produced by the user upon demand.
- It is being reviewed or demonstrated by the users, pursuant to permission given by the owner, in order to reach a decision about possible future purchase or request for contribution or licensing.
- It has been written or developed by a XIMB employee for the specific purpose of being used in the Institute's computer laboratory.
13. The Director of Academic Computing of XIMB is designated as the only individual who may sign license agreements for academic software for XIMB.
14. The Director of Administrative Computing is designated as the only individual who may sign license agreements for administrative software for XIMB.
15. Copying of computer software may be done only in compliance with the published copyright and licensing agreements provided with the purchase of all software.
16. All web servers on XIMCampusNet must be authorized by the Office of Academic Computing.
17. XIMCampusNet users who wish to create web sites on XIMB's web servers agree to abide by the guidelines in XIMB's Individual Web Site Policy document.
18. All XIMCampusNet users must observe the policies of other networks accessed via XIMCampusNet.
19. XIMCampusNet users may not conceal or misrepresent their identities when sending e-mail messages.
20. XIMCampusNet users should keep in mind that many people use the XIMCampusNet network for daily work. Obstructing this work by consuming excessively large amounts of system resources (e.g. disk space, CPU time) or by deliberately crashing the system will not be permitted. XIMCampusNet users agree to abide by any system utilization quotas or guidelines developed by the Office of Academic Computing or the Office of Administrative Computing.
21. The XIMCampusNet system may not be used for playing computer games.
22. Regardless of available encryption methods or other security, users should assume that XIMCampusNet is not adequately equipped to protect data that is considered highly sensitive, confidential or personal. The Institute is not responsible for the dissemination of sensitive, proprietary or confidential information.