XII. ITD Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy

Access to computer systems and networks owned or operated by Holyoke Community College imposes certain responsibilities and obligations and is granted subject to College policies, local, state and federal laws. Acceptable use is always ethical, reflects academic honesty, and shows restraint in the consumption of shared resources. It demonstrates respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, and individuals' rights to privacy.  Additionally, the privilege of accessing the college's computer networks carries certain responsibilities for all users of desktop and laptop computing systems.  These include, but are not limited to, performing required operating system updates, ensuring proper anti-virus software is installed and periodically run, maintaining adequate data backups and protecting the systems integrity.   

To view the entire document, click on Acceptable Use of Information Systems.  If you have further questions, please contact the Chief Information Office.


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