- Acceptable Use -
The purpose of MICHNET, which is the backbone network providing
Mott Community College's connection to the Internet at large, is
to support research and education in and among academic institutions
in the State of Michigan by providing access to unique resources
as well as the opportunity for collaborative work among its member
institutions. Therefore, the use of your account must be in support
of education and research and be consistent with the educational
objectives of Mott Community College. The use of any other organization's
network and/or computing resources through Mott Community College
must comply with the rules and/or policies appropriate to that network.
Furthermore, transmission of any material in violation of any U.S.
or state laws or regulations is strictly prohibited. This includes,
but is not limited to, all copyrighted material, any threatening
or obscene material as well as material protected by all laws governing
trade secrets. Use for commercial activities (including product
advertisement) requires prior permission. Any services accessed
which require a monetary charge or financial commitment shall be
the responsibility of the individual user. Finally, use for partisan
political lobbying is prohibited.
- Privileges - The
use of Mott Community College's connection to the Internet is a
privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use of that connection
will result in cancellation of those privileges. The system's administrators
will deem what is inappropriate use of the college's network and
their decision is final. The system's administrators may close an
account at any time as deemed appropriate and is the sole discretion
of those administrators. The administration, faculty or staff of
Mott Community College may request the system administrator to deny,
revoke, or suspend specific user accounts.
- Rules of Network Use - You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of
computer network etiquette. At the present time these include
(but are not limited to) the following:
- Be polite.
Do not be personally abusive in your messages to others.
appropriate language. Do not swear or use vulgar, obscene, or
inappropriate language. All communications deemed illegal by
any or all federal, state or local ordinances are strictly forbidden.
- Do not
reveal your own personal addresses or the addresses and/or phone
numbers of other students or colleagues without their permission.
that your electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private.
People who operate the system do have access to all e-mail. Messages
relating to or in support of illegal activities may be
reported to the proper authorities.
- Do not
use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use
of the network by other users.
communications and information accessible via the network should
be assumed to be private property. Users should not intentionally
seek to obtain unauthorized copies of, or to deliberately
modify, any files or other data (including passwords)
belonging to any of the other users of this system
without their explicit permission.
- As rules
in network use and etiquette change and evolve, users must be
responsible for understanding and abiding by those
generally accepted rules of the Internet.
- Warranty - Mott
Community College makes absolutely no warranties of any kind, neither
expressed or implied, for the services it is providing. Mott Community
College will not be responsible for any damages you suffer. This
includes (but is not limited to) any loss of data which results
from delays, non-deliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions
caused either by its own negligence or your own errors and/or omissions.
Any and all use of any of the information obtained via the Internet
is at your own risk. Mott Community College specifically denies
any responsibility for the accuracy and/or quality of any information
obtained through its Internet services. The user agrees to indemnify
and hold harmless Mott Community College, the board of trustees,
agents, and employees of Mott Community College from and against
any claim, lawsuit, cause of action, damage judgment, or administration
complaint arising out of the use of Mott Community College hardware,
software, and network facilities under this policy.
- Security -
Security on any networked computer system has an extremely high
priority, especially when the system involves a variety of users.
If you feel that you can identify a security problem that is in any
way associated with Mott Community College's connection to the Internet,
you should notify either a system administrator or an appropriate
person immediately. In addition, do not demonstrate the problem to
any other users. Any unauthorized
attempt to logon to the Internet as a system administrator will result
in immediate cancellation of all user privileges. Any user identified
as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer
systems may be denied access to Mott Community College's connection
to the Internet.
- Vandalism -
Vandalism will result in the cancellation of ALL system privileges.
Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy
hardware, software, or data on this system on the Internet
as a whole, or at any of the agencies or other computer networks
that are affiliated with or connected to the MICHNET Internet
backbone. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading
and/or creation of computer viruses.