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Computer & Internet Use Policy
*WiFi is available for anyone on campus. Please speak with a Savery Library Staff member to receive the login information*
Users are prohibited from:
Viewing Inappropriate or Unlawful Content
Content that is fraudulent, harassing, embarrassing, sexually explicit, profane, obscene, intimidating, discriminatory, hostile, suggestive, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate may not be downloaded or sent by e-mail or any other form of electronic communication (such as Internet postings, newsgroups, chat groups, voice mail, paging system, music, graphic and video files, etc.) or displayed on or stored in any Talladega College IT Resource. The Internet is a worldwide network of computers that contains millions of pages of information, some of which may contain offensive or inappropriate material.
Circumventing Established Security.
Users may not attempt to circumvent Talladega College data protection measures or attempt to uncover security loopholes. Users may not gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted areas or files on Talladega College Information Technologies. Users should not tamper with any software protections or restrictions placed on computer applications, files or directories. Users must immediately report suspected network, hardware or software vulnerabilities. Users will not attempt to demonstrate or exploit suspected security vulnerabilities. Users may not download or use any unauthorized security or “hacker” tools or devices.
Violating Network Security.
Users will not conduct network mapping, discovery, port scans, traffic analysis, traffic logging or any other information gathering/discovery technique from any Talladega College Information Technologies device unless that action is specifically authorized in their normal duties and responsibilities and approved by the Talladega College IT Department.
In order to enforce these policies, the Information Technology Department may:
Implement Additional Security Measures:
The Talladega College IT Department reserves the right to impose additional security restrictions and procedures in the future as necessary.
Monitor Internet Use:
Monitoring includes, without limitation, any activity performed on a Talladega College Information Technology Resource including Internet Sites visited, material uploaded/downloaded by Users to/from the Internet, and email sent and received by users.
Computer Lab Policy
It is expected that the computer lab will maintain a quiet, library-like atmosphere so the patrons can use their time productively and with few distractions. Although students are sometimes required to work in groups for some class projects and need to talk among themselves, this must be done in a controlled manner. If there are groups in the lab doing projects, enforcing the quiet policy may be more difficult, but still needs to be done. In addition, groups of students are not allowed to remove chairs from operational workstations in order to gather around one computer.
- Patrons may use the computers to check e-mail and to browse the Internet for personal use as long as computers are available for academic use. If computers are needed for academic use, patrons doing personal work will be asked to leave.
- Listening to music or watching videos without headphones is strictly prohibited.
- No food, drinks, or tobacco products are permitted in the lab at any time.
- All cellphones are to be turned to quiet mode while in the lab.
- At no time should computer users attempt to alter any software or hardware settings, attempt to breach computer security or damage equipment in any way.
- All computers will be signed off 30 minutes prior to the lab’s closing.