Acceptable Use Policies

Adopted From UCSD/ACMS Policy. Access to Server (cim) is a privilege not a right.

In support of the business science division mission of teaching, research, and public service, CIM department provides computing, networking, and information resources to numerous Saddleback students. Access to cim server is a privilege conditioned upon your compliance with the current Acceptable Use Policies. Please recognize that maintaining a productive computing environment is a cooperative venture -- successful delivery of quality services depends on individual users acting responsibly.

Students, as an cim user you have promised to know and abide by all cim policies. HONOR YOUR COMMITMENT, READ THE POLICIES CAREFULLY.

Cim users are liable for any and all activities on their accounts. All relevant federal and state laws, as well as University and campus regulations and policies apply.

Examples of misuse include, but are not limited to, the activities in the following list.

ACCOUNT SHARING IS A SERIOUS POLICY VIOLATION. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT GIVE OR ALLOW ACCESS TO THEIR ACCOUNTS TO ANYONE, INCLUDING TRUSTED FRIENDS, CLASSMATES OR RELATIVES. Indications of account sharing are generally indistinguishable from the symptoms of account piracy. Sharing therefore creates an emergency situation for system administrators and results in a major waste of staff time.


Violations of CIM policies may result in the disabling of all or part of an account and loss of computing privileges. Once computing privileges are lost on the cim server, you will recieve a failing grade for all assignment that were meant to be done on the server. Additionally, violations may subject the account holder to disciplinary action under Saddleback regulations, and criminal prosecution under applicable statutes. CIM reserves the right to disable accounts without notice to halt or prevent suspected violations of computing policies. If you are unsure about the permissibility of any behavior or use, send mail to to request clarification. You may also want to refer to Stanford or CSUF computer useage policy which provides a better clarification.

Privacy and Service Access Notices--

Be aware that computer files, electronic mail and accounts are not private in an absolute sense. Various persons such as instructors, administrators and operations personnel have access to individual accounts and files.

Electronic communications, computing, and network services may be interrupted or discontinued for operational needs and when accounts are deactivated in accordance with established account administration procedures.

Additional Notes--

CIM policy statements are adopted from UCSD ACMS, updates to ACMS are also part of the CIM user policy. Current ACMS policy, can be reviewed on-line at URL:

Several useful reference documents concerning applicable laws and University regulations are available at Included among these are UCSD Electronic Communications Procedures and Practices

Student Affairs applies cim Acceptable Use Policies to students, prior students, affiliates, administrative units, programs and activities within the Student Affairs jurisdiction.