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Acceptable Use Statement

Acceptable Use Statement

Purpose:

All users of Gulf Coast State College equipment are required to abide by the Acceptable Use Statement when using college equipment. This statement is on all student computers and must be accepted before using the computer.

By accepting this, you agree to refrain from...

  • using the campus' computer resources for any illegal activity
  • violating the conditions of those codes relating to students rights to privacy
  • using profanity, obscenity, or other offensive language
  • deliberately displaying obscene pictures or text on the monitor or allowing such pictures or text to be printed on the institutions printer
  • copying commercial software or other protected materials (including music and movie files) protected by copyright law.
  • using the institution's computer resources for financial gain
  • engaging in activities designed to deliberately obstruct others' work by excessive time spent on the system
  • excessively using available computer memory or hard drive space
  • using the institution's computer resources to launch denial-of-service attacks against any other computer or network
  • deliberately causing a machine to crash
  • attempting to gain access to areas of any computer system for which authorized access has not been granted, i.e. 'hacking'
  • engaging in activities that do not have academic merit, such as: storing files not related to academic activities, using peer-to -peer file sharing software, and/or deliberately executing files that excessively utilize the system
  • giving away your user ID and/or password for any reason under any circumstance
  • fraudulently using someone else ID or password
  • having or attempting to change system control information, such as program status, protection codes, and accounting information
  • sending others material and then requesting them to send additional messages to others, i.e. chain letters
  • sending bulk "spam" email or intentionally utilizing system resources to send such messages
  • unauthorized installation of any drivers, software, or hardware on campus computers
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