Information Technology Users' Privileges and Responsibilities

Ball State University

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Personal and Commercial Uses Not Permitted Technology resources, including Internet access through the university network, may not be utilized in ways which may be inconsistent with the university's tax-exempt status or legal obligations, such as using university systems for hosting or advertising commercial services for private financial gain, political campaigning, or services to outside organizations not recognized by the university as being entitled to make use of university resources. Personal usage of a nature disruptive to the learning or working environment, such as subjecting other members of the university community to pornographic content unrelated to an academic purpose, is also prohibited. Under no circumstances may incidental personal or commercial usage involve violations of the law, interfere with the fulfillment of an employee's university responsibilities, or adversely impact or conflict with activities supporting the mission of the university.