Standards for the Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources

Category: Internet Usage Policies School: Northern Arizona University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: March 13, 2018

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Unlawful or unauthorized use of University IT Resources can expose the individual user and the University to civil liability damage claims as well as potential criminal liability. Unlawful or unauthorized uses may include, but are not limited to, harassment and intimidation of individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation or disability; accessing, creation, display or transmission of obscenity, child pornography or material harmful to minors as defined by law; threats; theft; unauthorized attempts to gain access to data; attempted breaches of IT or software security measures on any electronic communications system; attempting to intercept electronic communication transmissions without proper authority; and violation of intellectual property or defamation laws.

IT Resources shall not be used to send, post, or display libelous or defamatory messages, text, graphics, or images or to transmit or participate in any communications prohibited by law, including but not limited to fraudulent, harassing, obscene, or threatening messages

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