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Re: [cleaned-up] University Policies
The computing and communication systems at the University of New
Brunswick are intended to be used in a manner that is supportive of
the University's objectives. All constituents of the University are
able to apply to use the university's computing facilities. When
that privilege is granted (e.g., when an account is issued), it is
granted with the understanding that the use of the computing system
will correspond to the purpose(s) stated in the request.
At the University of New Brunswick Computing Services Department,
internal customers (students, faculty and staff) are not personally
billed for use but are held personally responsible for use made of
their accounts. Certain practices are considered a misuse of
university property. Examples of such misuse are the use of any part
of the computing system for personal or corporate profit, or to
provide free resources to unauthorized persons.
The following policies govern the use of the University of New
Brunswick Computing Services Department facilities:
1. No person or persons shall use the facilities of the University
Computing Services Department without due authorization by
2. Every allocation of computing resources is made on the
understanding that it is to be used only for the purpose for
which it was requested and only by the person or persons by whom
or on whose behalf the request was made. Use shall not be made
of computing resources allocated to another person or group
unless such use has been specifically authorized by Computing
3. No person or persons shall by any wilful or deliberate act
jeopardize the integrity of computing equipment, networks,
programs, or other stored information.
4. Persons authorized to use computing and communication resources
shall be expected to treat as privileged, any information not
provided or generated personally which may become available to
them through their use of these resources; they shall not copy,
modify, disseminate, or use any part of such information without
permission of the appropriate person or body.
5. Improper use of Computing Services may result in withdrawal of
access privileges or other penalties. The following (but not
limited to the following) may be considered improper:
* Frivolous use of any workstation, computer or network.
* Inspection of data or functions which are neither allotted to
the inspector, nor specified as public.
* Inspection of data which have to do with utilization,
authorization or security.
* Modification of data which are not specifically assigned to
or created by the modifier.
* Use of another's account.
* Interference with other persons accessing the systems,
networks or equipment.
* Destruction of data or property which is not owned by the
* Attempting to gain access to another's resources, programs,
* Use of another's programs or data without their permission.
* Sending obscene or vulgar messages.
* Abusive or destructive use of hardware or public software.
* Use of the facilities for personal or corporate gain without
an external account. Examples of such use include producing
invitations, posters, personal correspondence, etc., and the
sale of computer programs or results developed under an
6. Customers are expected to:
a. Be responsible for the use of their computer accounts. They
should make appropriate use of system provided security
features and take precautions against others obtaining access
to their computing resources.
b. Refrain from engaging in deliberately wasteful practices such
* unnecessary holding of workstations or telecommunications
* producing unnecessarily large printer listings;
* performing unnecessary computations;
* creating and retaining unnecessarily large files;
* unnecessary holding of peripheral equipment.
c. Utilize efficient and effective techniques for program