cim.saddleback.edu Acceptable Use Policies
Adopted From UCSD/ACMS Policy. Access to cim.saddleback.edu 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 College and campus regulations and policies apply.
Examples of misuse include, but are not limited to, the activities in the following list.
Violation of applicable federal or state laws and campus regulations, including but not limited to the transmission of threats, harassment, defamation, obscenity, and pornography; theft of or unauthorized access or use of cim resources.
- Academic Integrity. Any and all work created by another student is automatic intellectual property right of that student. Any copying, or reproducing without the expressed agreement of the other student is infringement on federal and state intellectual property right laws. In terms, of school work you have to have both the student and instructors permission before you can extend another students work. In addition, in copying someone else work and submitting as your own course work clearly violates Academic Integrity. All students must do their own work. In general, claiming you have down something you have not done is not only an voilation of Academic Integrity but is also fraud. Downloading a collection of canvas quizzes without even attempting, and then using this data set to complete a quiz by searching for answer is clearly a violation of Academic Integrity. If a course has a 3 or 4 quiz repeat limit, attempts to circumvent this number restriction by attempting to download unfinished quizzes is also a violation of Academic Integrity. Any student caught violating Academic Integrity can be prosecuted by any or all of the following: automatically fail the course, penalities stated in Saddleback student handbook, and/or State laws governing intellectual property rights.
- Copyright infringement. Be aware that reproduction or
distribution of copyrighted works, including, but not limited
to, images, text, or software, without permission of the owner
is an infringement of U.S. Copyright Law and is subject to
civil damages and/or criminal penalties including fines and
imprisonment. This includes activities such as making software
available for copying on your computer and connecting that
computer to the cim network (whether via dialin or the
- Giving other people access to your computer account,.
Engaging in activities which compromise computer security or disrupt services, at any site. Using resources or accounts without authorization. Capturing passwords. Collecting or using tools designed to check for computer system or network security vulnerabilities without prior written approval from cim System adminitrator.
Altering college system software or hardware configurations or circumventing resource control mechanisms.
Knowingly running or installing on any computer system or network, or giving to another user, a program intended to damage or to place excessive load on a computer system or network. This includes but is not limited to programs known as computer viruses, Trojan horses, and worms.
Using facilities for commercial purposes, or personal financial gain (except where permitted by academic policy). This includes setting up a commercial Web site on your personal computer which is made accessible to the world via a Saddleback network connection.
Sending electronic junk mail or chain letters.
Posting material to electronic bulletin boards, news groups, or mail lists which is illegal, or otherwise at variance with applicable codes or rules for network access and use (e.g. Usenet rules published in news.announce.newusers).
Engaging in activities which result in an excessive and avoidable level of complaints to college officials. For example, publishing controversial material without identifying the individual or organization responsible for the publication and without providing a clear means for direct feedback and handling of complaints by the publisher.
Wasting resources; leaving non-essential processes running when you are not logged in.
Tying up special equipment unnecessarily and thereby preventing others from doing their work. Filling up public areas of disk with large files. Running simultaneous compute intensive jobs.
Using accounts for unauthorized purposes. CIM server is for academic purposes only. You may only use the server for assignments/project related to your course curriculum.
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 email@example.com 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.
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: http://acms.ucsd.edu/info/aup.html
Several useful reference documents concerning applicable laws and College regulations are available at http://adminrecords.ucsd.edu/Notices/2003/2003-10-07-2.html 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.