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College of Law Internet Usage Policy

Terms

  • For the remainder of this document, the term user will refer to the owner of a personal account on the S.J. Quinney College of Law Network. The term account will refer to a personal account on the S.J. Quinney College of Law Network. The term computer personnel will refer to any of the S.J. Quinney College of Law IT Services support staff.

General use

  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law Network is provided to University of Utah students who need a computer to complete their college work. Be prepared to present your student ID upon request.
  • Immediately notify IT Services personnel if you experience trouble with any computer/printer equipment. If no one is immediately available, send an e-mail to helpme@law.utah.edu.
  • Immediately notify IT Services personnel if an unauthorized person (anyone who is not a University of Utah student) is using the computing facilities. If no one is immediately available, notify the law school main office.
  • These rules apply to all equipment connected to the law school network.

Accounts and passwords

  • The user of an account guarantees that he or she will be the sole user of his or her own account (accounts may not be shared). You may not allow friends or family access to your computer account.
  • An account may only be used for educational purposes.
  • Each account must have a password.
  • The user’s account expires twelve months after his or her graduation date. The user must make plans accordingly to transfer files and or email messages. User’s e-mail messages and files will not be forwarded.

File size and total bytes limitations

  • The total amount of disk space used by files contained in an account may not exceed 200 megabytes. The S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Network reserves the right to force compliance with this policy through the random deletion of files in any account found in violation of the policy without any notification to the user of the account.
  • The total amount of disk space used by e-mail contained in an account also may not exceed 100 megabytes. S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Network reserves the right to force compliance with this policy through the random deletion of e-mail messages in any account found in violation of the policy without any notification to the user of the account.

Computer ethics and etiquette

  • The user will not attempt to override or breach the security of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Network. Any attempt to gain unauthorized access or breach the network’s security will result in immediate suspension of computer privileges and referral to the University Student Behavior Committee. Use of the services associated with a student account for illegal or improper purposes is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the unlicensed and illegal copying of copyrighted material.
  • The user may not copy computer games or personal software into an account.
  • Your access will be immediately suspended if IT Services personnel have reason to believe you have violated any of the college’s computer policies. You will have the right to an immediate appeal to the dean of students. Permanent revocation of computer privileges will be imposed pursuant of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Computer resources are to be used in ways consistent with privacy rights and freedom from intimidation, harassment, and annoyance. For example, the law school considers the viewing of sexually explicit material on the premises as creating a hostile environment, which violates the University’s sexual harassment policy.
  • Be quiet. Be aware of and courteous to others.

IT Services personnel

  • IT Services personnel provide assistance with equipment and available software. They do not assist with course-specific questions or personal equipment.
  • IT Services personnel are not responsible for corrupted or lost work or damage to personal property as a result of their advice or assistance, or as a result of a system malfunction.
  • IT Services personnel are not responsible for backing up any user’s personal files.
  • Computers left with IT Services personnel are the sole responsibility of their owner and the staff cannot be held reliable for damage or theft.

Printing

  • Printing at the College of Law is provided via the central campus printing solution.  College of Law IT Services personnel are available to assist with individual printing issues, but larger system issues will need to be resolved by Copier Fleet Services as listed on each available printer.  There are 2 printers available for student printing on each floor, 1 – 5.

Data backup, security, and disclaimer

  • The user accepts full responsibility for backing up his or her data and program files assigned to his or her account. The network makes no guarantee concerning the security of a user’s data, e-mail, or computer account. The user acknowledges that the user’s data and e-mail on the S.J. Quinney College of Law Network may be seen by the school’s administration, staff, and others; it is not private.
  • The user agrees to pay for any damages to the equipment. The user also agrees to be held liable for the improper use of equipment or software, including copyright violation, and agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold the University Of Utah S.J. Quinney College Of Law harmless for any such liability or expenses.
  • The user accepts full responsibility for his or her privately owned equipment including but not limited to printers, disk drives, laptop computers, disk files, and cables.
  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law IT Services department retains the right to change and update these policies as required without prior notification to the user.