Appropriate use reflects academics honesty and ethical behavior, and demonstrates consideration in the consumption of shared resources. It shows respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, and the rights of others to privacy and to freedom from intimidation, harassment, and unwarranted annoyance.
9. Individuals should not use electronic communications systems such as E-mail to harass others or to interfere with their work. Other examples of misuse include: sending messages, mail or communications of any kind to persons who have not requested it or who cannot be reasonably expected to welcome such communications; printing or displaying materials that are unsuitable for public display or that could create an atmosphere of discomfort or harassment for others.