All users must respect the rights of other users, respect the integrity of the physical facilities and controls, and respect all pertinent license and contractual agreements. It is the expectation of College of the Atlantic that all members of its community act in accordance with these responsibilities, relevant laws and contractual obligations, and the highest standard of ethics.
All users have a right to privacy and freedom from libel and harassment. Users are expected to act responsibly, ethically and lawfully; ‘spamming’, and the sending of chain letters and similar ‘pass-along’ email messages is explicitly prohibited.
Although privacy and security are of the utmost importance, there are some circumstances under which messages may be accessed by the college administrators. These include: To investigate the misuse of the network, such as theft, gambling, pornography, institutional security, fraud and harassment, after the College is put on notice of a specific concern.