Center Community College District ("SCCCD") owns and
operates a variety of computer systems for use by its faculty,
students, and staff. SCCCD encourages the use of its computer
systems for education, academic development, public service,
and other educational related purposes. When using SCCCD computer
systems, all users are required to abide by the rules of this
Policy and use the system in an ethical and lawful manner.
users of SCCCD computing systems must read, understand, and comply
with the terms outlined in this Policy, as well as any additional
guidelines established by the administrator of the system. BY
USING ANY OF THESE SYSTEMS, USERS AGREE THAT THEY WILL COMPLY
WITH THESE POLICIES. Users understand and agree that SCCCD role
in managing these systems is only as an information carrier,
and that they will never consider transmission through these
systems as an endorsement of contents of such transmission by
computer systems, facilities, and accounts are owned and operated
by SCCCD. SCCCD reserves all rights, including disruption of
service without notice, to the computing resources which it owns
and operates. These procedures shall not be construed as a waiver
of any rights of SCCCD, nor shall they conflict with applicable
and privileges on SCCCD computing systems are assigned and managed
by the administrator of the specific system. Eligible individuals
may become authorized users of the system and be granted appropriate
access and privileges by following the approval steps prescribed
for that system.
SCCCD agent must approve all access to SCCCD computer resources,
including issuing of passwords. Users may not, under any circumstances,
transfer or confer these privileges to other individuals. Others
shall not use any account assigned to an individual without written
permission from the system's administrator. The authorized user
is responsible for the proper use of the system, including any
communications facilities (such as e-mail and voice mail)
are mainly for district-related activities. While at times
conducting personal business from SCCCD facilities may be unavoidable,
such uses shall be kept to a minimum. Further, users are
responsible for maintaining the following:
in which access to all of SCCCD computing resources is equitably
shared between users. The administrator or area manager will
set minimum guidelines within which users must conduct their
conducive to learning: Many of the SCCCD computing systems provide
access to outside networks, both public and private, which furnish
electronic mail, information services, bulletin boards, conferences,
etc. Users are advised that they may encounter material that
may be considered offensive or objectionable in nature or content.
Users are further advised that SCCCD does not assume responsibility
for the contents of any of these outside networks.
user agrees to comply with the acceptable use guidelines for
whichever outside networks or services they may access through
SCCCD systems. The user agrees to follow proper etiquette on
outside networks. Documents regarding etiquette are available
through specific individual networks. The user agrees that, in
the unlikely event that someone does transmit, or cause to be
transmitted, a message that is inconsistent with an environment
conducive to learning or with a misleading origin, the person
who performed the transmission will be solely accountable for
the message, not SCCCD, which is acting solely as the information
user who finds a possible security lapse on any system is obligated
to report it to the system administrator. Before gaining access
to the internet from SCCCD facilities, users will have to agree
to SCCCD computer use policies as stated herein.
the guidelines stated above, confidentiality among students,
faculty, and staff will be strictly maintained.
of any and all of SCCCD computer systems for any of the following
purposes is strictly prohibited. Liability for violations of
prohibited uses shall remain solely and exclusively with the
user. By using SCCCD computer systems, the user further agrees
to indemnify SCCCD for any liability incurred by SCCCD for misuse
by the user.
computer use privileges may be suspended immediately upon the
discovery of a possible violation of these privileges. Such suspected
violations will be confidentially reported to the appropriate
system administrator or area manager.
of these policies will be considered violations of District policies
dealing with misuse or abuse of District property, and may result
in disciplinary action. In such event, the full range of disciplinary
sanctions is available.
software protected by copyright cannot be copied from, into,
or by using campus computing facilities, except as permitted
by law or by the contract with the owner of the copyright. This
means that such computer and microcomputer software may only
be copied in order to make back-up copies, if permitted by the
copyright owner. The number of copies and distribution of copies
may not be done in such a way that the number of simultaneous
users in a department exceeds the number of original copies purchased
by that department.
or transmission of any false statement which tends to cause injury
to one's reputation is strictly prohibited. Any user creating
or transmitting defamatory statements shall have sole liability
for any damages resulting from such defamatory statement. Users
will also be subject to SCCCD disciplinary procedures set forth
in the Governing Board Policy. The user agrees never to attempt
to transmit, or cause to be transmitted, any message in which
the origination is deliberately misleading (except for those
outside services which may conceal identities as part of the
transmitting, uploading, or downloading obscene materials is
a strictly prohibited use of SCCCD computer systems unless the
materials are parts of approved courses of SCCCD Curriculum.
"Obscene matter" means matter taken as a whole, the
predominant appeal of which to the average person, applying contemporary
statewide standards, is to prurient interest, meaning a shameful
or morbid interest in nudity, sex, or excretion; and is matter
which taken as a whole goes substantially beyond customary limits
of candor in description or representation of such matters; and
is matter which taken as a whole lacks significant literary,
artistic, political, educational, or scientific value. Any user
violating this provision may be subject to applicable criminal
and civil penalties. Civil liability shall be solely and exclusively
with the user.
use of SCCCD computer systems is prohibited except for company
sponsorships approved by the chancellor or chancellor's designee.
of executable files to SCCCD computer systems is not encouraged
and is done solely at the user's risk. SCCCD computer personnel
will not support downloaded files and any problems caused by
such a download are solely the user's responsibility.
of some of the above policies may constitute criminal offenses.
user agrees never to use the system to perform an illegal or
malicious act as set forth in this section. Any attempt to increase
the level of access to which the user is authorized, or any attempt
to deprive other authorized users of resources or access to any
SCCCD computer system shall be regarded as malicious, and may
be treated as an illegal act.
must not use an account assigned to an individual without written
permission of the system administrator. The individual is responsible
for the proper use of the account, including password protection.
and files are confidential unless they have been made available,
with written permission, to other authorized individuals. SCCCD
reserves the right to access all information stored in SCCCD
computers. File owners will be notified of file access and/or
maintenance, in advance, if such notice is practical. When performing
maintenance, every effort is made to ensure the privacy of the
user's files. However, if policy violations are discovered, they
will be reported immediately to the appropriate system administrator.
system has the ability to read your mail: your own account, and
the system administrator account. All reasonable attempts have
been made to ensure the privacy of your accounts and your electronic
mail; this is no guarantee that your accounts or your electronic
mail is private.
should deliberately attempt to degrade the performance of the
computer system or to deprive authorized personnel of resources
or access to any college computer system.
in computer security systems or knowledge of a special password
shall not be used to damage the computer system, obtain extra
resources, take resources from another user, gain access to systems
or use systems for which proper authorization has not been given.
SCCCD retains the right to
revoke, amend, or change the provisions of this Policy. The system
administrator or area manager will establish more detailed guidelines,
as needed, for specific computer systems and networks. These
guidelines will cover such issues as allowing connect time and
disc space, handling of unretrievable mail, responsibility for
account approval and other items related to administering the
system. All changes to this regulation are subject to the
regular approval process that applies to all administrative regulations.
In addition, there will be a notification period before such
changes result in disciplinary action.