The rules that comprise this Code of Conduct apply to all areas of computer use at Nazareth College, including all computers, storage devices, networks, and network devices owned or managed by the College, including any for which the college contracts with a third party. The Director of Information Technology Services is responsible for publishing, and in concert with other members of the college community, enforcing this Code.
A variety of computer resources are currently available at Nazareth, from local area networks that provide access to PC and Mac based software, to wide area networks such as the Internet. All users are required to follow this Code of Conduct when using these resources.
Any information stored on college computers, or with third party providers under contract by the college, is stored digitally in multiple live and backup sources and, aside from the usual difficulties of guaranteeing confidentiality, is always subject to "discovery" by means of subpoena. Although the college may seek appropriate legal counsel, users should assume that the college will cooperate with outside agencies investigating violations of local, state, or federal law, including but not limited to copyright infringement (this should be specifically noted with respect to downloaded music, videos, etc.).
Procedures such as deleting files and reviewing accounts to ensure effective use of and access to computing resources may be necessary during the normal operation of the College's computer systems. If either as a result of this routine work, or as the outgrowth of a reasonable report or request from other individuals or agencies. the Director of Information Technology Services determines that a possible violation of this Code has occurred, he/she may authorize that an account or other technology asset be investigated by Information Technology Services staff.
Violation of the Code or abuse of the privilege of using Nazareth's computer resources can lead to:
The Nazareth College Computing Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following rules. Questions about the Code should be directed to the Director of Information Technology Services.
Nazareth College creates, collects, maintains, uses and transmits confidential information, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII) relating to individuals associated with the College, including, but not limited to, applicants, students, parents, alumni, employees and vendors. The College is committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of this information against inappropriate access and use. To that end, the Information Security Group (ISG) was established in 2011 to partner with the Nazareth community to provide ongoing proactive security policies, procedures and education and to promote a general culture of security awareness.
This policy and associated procedures and standards provide direction for information security in accordance with College requirements and relevant laws and regulations. Nazareth College information security practices are designed to promote and encourage appropriate use of information assets. They are not intended to prevent, prohibit, or inhibit the sanctioned use of information assets as required to meet the College's core mission and campus academic and administrative purposes.
In adopting this Policy, the College strives to help all College community members to understand the definition of confidential information and their obligations and individual responsibilities. The College will provide appropriate training and education that will enable the College community to comply with the intent and the specifications laid out by the Policy.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a warranty service provision for your computer. Nazareth employees will not be in a position to service your computer or install devices/software for you.
Nazareth College has an approved policy of restricting access to certain web sites or web resources for two specific reasons:
The college does not currently restrict access to sites based on content or on potential copyright issues. It is, however, incumbent upon every individual using Nazareth College resources to adhere to the Nazareth College Computing Code of Conduct, which includes issues related to content and copyright.
Since the college's network and internet connection are shared by many, and the costs of providing "unlimited" bandwidth are very high, it is felt that this policy provides the best balance between openness and functionality, and affordability.
Due to the increasing number of computer viruses and spyware infections, IT Services expects that ALL computers brought to campus have anti-virus/anti-spyware software installed and you keep the software updated regularly. A subscription may be required to keep your software updated. Please be aware that IT Services reserves the right to disconnect student computers from the campus network if they are found to be infected with a computer virus. The College's current standard for anti-virus software is Symantec Endpoint, but other industry-standard packages (McAfee, Kaspersky,etc) are also acceptable.