St. Louis Community College

Clinical Laboratory Technology

Internet Acceptable Use Policy
(with excerpts from the Computer & Network Use Policy)

The Internet is a system of interconnected computers that allows a computer anywhere in the world to communicate with another computer, connected to the Internet. St. Louis Community College encourages the use of computing technologies as well as electronic mail, bulletin boards, and the Internet as a source of current, up to date information and a means of worldwide communication and collaboration. The use of facilities provided by St. Louis Community College to access these resources is subject to the following guidelines. Your access to and use of SLCC computers and equipment, is a privilege that may be revoked for failure to abide by any of the policies and guidelines set forth in this Agreement.

By reading this document, you accept responsibility for the proper use of resources and agree to adhere to all policies specified in this policy and specific licenses. The complete Computer & Network Use Policy may be accessed at URL: http://www.stlcc.edu/webadmin/interpol.html

Internet Use Policy

Use of College computer systems and access to computer networks are services made available solely to further the mission of St. Louis Community College. The use of the Internet is for the purpose of enhancing the curriculum content, providing access to information not available in on-campus resources, meeting course goals or objectives, and providing experience in the use of technology. Commercial use of College computer systems is strictly prohibited.

While using the Internet, please follow these guidelines:

Copyrighted materials include electronic messages, text files, program files, image files, sound files, and database files. Software and data available via "anonymous ftp" at various sites across the Internet may he protected by federal copyright law, as well as the licensing provisions established by its authors or inventors.

You are responsible for being aware of and complying with the licensing and copyright restrictions applicable to the software and data files you access. Copying, modifying, or distributing any of these materials without the owner's consent is a copyright infringement

Fair use generally allows for the use of copyrighted material for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes if the work is not modified in any way and retains the author's copyright notice if it appears in the material. Fair use also allows copyrighted material to be mentioned, cited, referred to or described (but not copied or distributed) provided the author receives appropriate attribution. Check the library for information on how to properly cite electronic sources of information. When in doubt, do not copy.

Federal law prohibits the transmission of certain software into certain foreign nations. When in doubt, do not send.

The Internet is an unregulated medium and does contain obscene and derogatory material on some web sites. You should be aware that you might encounter these sites while searching on the Internet.

The creation, dissemination or possession of pornographic or illegal documents or images is strictly forbidden. (Based on local standards of St. Louis and St. Louis County.)

Abusive conduct is absolutely forbidden. Examples of such conduct include, but are not limited to:

  1. placing unlawful information on the system;
  2. sending annoying, harassing or obscene messages or images to other users, either publicly or privately;
  3. damaging any SLCC hardware or software;
  4. deleting any SLCC provided software, or any data or communication not belonging to the user;
  5. knowingly introducing a computer virus or other destructive program.
Under Missouri law, unauthorized access or interference with computer systems, computer data and other computer users is a felony.

Upon learning that a student has violated any part of these guidelines which may also violate any federal or Missouri criminal statute, the College will immediately deny the student access to the computer network and turn over all pertinent information to an appropriate campus authority, usually the Associate Dean of Student Development/Student Support Services, and/or law enforcement agency for further action.

St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
Karen M. Kiser MA MT(ASCP)PBT
Emeritus Professor
Clinical Laboratory Technology/Phlebotomy
St. Louis, MO USA

Reviewed January 1, 2008

Please send comments or suggestions to kkiser@stlcc.edu

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