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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Aug 24, 2019
 
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
  
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020]

Appendix: Computing Policies


Software Piracy

Software piracy is a felony. People or companies convicted of illegally copying and using a computer software program or combination of programs are subject to a prison term of up to five years and fines up to $250,000. This is in addition to civil suits for damages and other relief that the offender may face. Anyone copying computer software that the College has purchased is violating the copyright law and is subject to the penalties described above.

Computing Facilities Policies and User Agreement

Please read the following agreement carefully. By signing onto a College system, you agree to abide by the College's Acceptable Use Policy, its terms and conditions as well as federal and state regulations.

Florida State College at Jacksonville Computing Facilities Policies and User Agreement

Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities are defined as any computer, network, peripheral, operating system, software, or any combination thereof owned, licensed by or under the control of Florida State College at Jacksonville (or "the College").

Employee and/or student ("the user") of Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities acknowledges and agrees to the following terms:

Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities are intended to support the academic mission and administrative functions of the College. The user assumes full responsibility for using these computing facilities in an effective, efficient, ethical, lawful and courteous manner.

Authorized Florida State College at Jacksonville IT systems personnel may, while performing routine operations or investigating system problems or complaints, have access to data and software stored in Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities, including electronic mail.

Florida State College at Jacksonville is not responsible for loss of data, time delay, system performance, software performance or any other damages arising from the use of Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities.

Some systems at Florida State College at Jacksonville are operated under license agreements. Pursuant to these license agreements, the user agrees that the system may be used for instructional and research related purposes only.

The user shall take all necessary steps to protect the integrity of Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities. Specifically, a user shall not share with others the access codes, account numbers, passwords or other authorization assigned to him or her. The user will be responsible for all access and/or authorizations assigned to him or her and all activities occurring under these accesses/authorizations.

The user shall respect the copyrights of all software and data available through Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities. The user shall take reasonable steps to protect the integrity and privacy of the software and data available.

The user will use Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities in a manner consistent with all Florida State College at Jacksonville rules, policies and procedures, including those governing codes of conduct, academic integrity and the College environment.

The user shall adhere to the policies established by the administrators of external networks such as those accessible through the Internet. The user shall also respect the policies established by the administrators of computing facilities at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

The user understands the operation and maintenance of the College's technology environment requires the use of management systems and tools. These systems and tools collect information about devices and software used in the College's computing network. Some examples of this information may include but, are not limited to, College userids, device models, unique device identifiers, and operating systems. College staff shall make every effort to ensure that the data collected is used in a responsible manner, and in accordance with state and federal laws, for the purpose of operating and maintaining the College's computer and telecommunication network.

The user shall respect the privacy of electronic mail and other user files transmitted and stored in Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities or at any other location accessible through a network.

The user acknowledges that a userid or program may be terminated, or its priority may be altered if it is consuming excessive system resources, degrading system response or threatening system integrity.

The user shall use only those facilities which are in the public domain, or any other location accessible through College computing facilities, for which he/she has obtained explicit authorization, from Florida State College at Jacksonville.

The user shall not use the Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities to conduct private business or for personal financial gain that is not related to designated College programs or functions.

The user shall not use Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities for any unauthorized or illegal purpose, including, but not limited to, the following prohibited acts: creating or deliberately introducing a computer virus; destroying or altering data owned by others; destroying or altering computing facilities; interfering with legitimate access to computing facilities or harassing users of such facilities at Florida State College at Jacksonville or elsewhere; disrupting Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities; or attempting to discover or alter passwords or to bypass security systems in Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities or in any other computing facility.

Employees must complete the Information Security Awareness Training and follow-up related training. Employees must adhere to the best practices covered in this training series.

I understand that the violation of this agreement may result in temporary or permanent loss of my access to Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities and subject myself to disciplinary actions; concerning my employment or status as a student; if appropriate. I understand that my use of Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities is not private and data and/or transactions may be reviewed by system administrators as part of its operations. Further, Florida State College at Jacksonville implies no privacy or secrecy for those using its computing facilities.

Further, I agree that my acceptance of the terms and conditions of this agreement with regard to the use of Florida State College at Jacksonville computing facilities will be incorporated into my student admission application or employment application.

By signing onto a College system, you agree to abide by the College's Acceptable Use Policy, its terms and conditions as well as federal and state regulations.