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Information Technology Acceptable Use

(i) Policy Statement

“It is the Policy of Seneca College that all members of the Seneca Community are responsible for obeying Provincial and Federal laws/regulations and College Policy concerning the use of information technology services, facilities and equipment. The College’s Information Technology resources remain the sole property of Seneca College. Seneca College grants students, clients and employees the privilege to use its information technology services, facilities and equipment to further learning, teaching and working.

Further, any materials which may violate a person’s right to work and study in an environment free from discrimination/ harassment are not to be stored, displayed, transmitted or otherwise linked to Seneca College information technology services, facilities and equipment.

However, Seneca College recognizes the individual right to access information. As a user of the College information technology services, facilities and equipment, you are responsible for abiding by the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy and the Protocol for Dealing with Information Technology Abuse.”

(ii) Prevention, Education and Enforcement

Seneca College is committed to preventing behaviour which results in the inappropriate use of the College’s Information Technology Services and Facilities. The College is responsible for communicating to all employees, students, clients, the public, and/or contractors that the inappropriate use of the College’s IT services, facilities and equipment is prohibited. This includes ongoing proactive education/prevention campaigns such as staff and student training, regular communication of the ITAUP through internal media, and the articulation of the ITAUP into the ICA 001 curriculum. The College maintains its responsibility for communicating, monitoring, implementing and enforcing, where necessary, all aspects of the ITAUP.

Official College E-Mail is available to all employees and students. Faculty, staff and students are reminded that College correspondence should only be disseminated electronically through official College-provided e-mail. Alternate e-mail addresses, such as Yahoo mail or Hotmail mail, are not authenticable through Seneca.

(iii) Policy Regulations and Responsibilities

Seneca College Provides Information Technology services, facilities and equipment to meet your learning, teaching or working needs.

However, it is a violation of College Policy to:

  1. enter, without authorization, into equipment, facilities, networks or accounts to use, read, transfer or change the contents, or for any other purpose;
  2. use another individual’s information technology account;
  3. grant another individual access to your information technology account;
  4. use any College information technology facilities to interfere with the work of other students, faculty members or college officials;
  5. use information technology facilities to send obscene, abusive, derogatory or harassing messages;
  6. display, transmit, distribute or make available information that expresses or implies discrimination or an intention to discriminate;
  7. use information technology facilities to interfere with the normal operation of College information technology systems and connecting networks; this list would include such things as flooding the network with messages or sending chain letters or pyramid solicitations. Unauthorized use of information technology facilities and accounts and removing or altering data is a criminal offense in Canada;
  8. use Seneca College’s computer facilities for profit or commercial gain;
  9. create and/or use world-wide web information pages or links to point to offending materials that do not comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code or the Criminal Code of Canada;
  10. use Seneca College’s computer facilities for any purpose that could be seen as a violation of the Criminal Code of Canada.

(iv) Consequences of Policy Violations

Employees, students and clients are responsible for reporting all real, or perceived infractions of the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy to the Information Technology Security Officer (CSO). The CSO can be reached electronically at cso@senecac.on.ca. Documented and substantiated complaints shall be handled through the Protocol for Dealing with Information Technology Abuse.

Overall, the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy asks that you obey the law and be considerate of others’ needs.

Failure to adhere to the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy could result in suspension of usage privileges or other discipline as appropriate.

When there is a suspected violation of the Policy, the College has the authority to conduct appropriate search and seizure procedures of all College owned and operated Information Technology services, facilities and equipment. The College also reserves the right to review and/or restrict services and programs that are deemed potential violations of College Policy.

ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF THE ABOVE POLICY ARE HANDLED BY THE RESOLUTION, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY CENTRE (REDC), IN CONJUNCTION WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE CSO at cso@senecac.on.ca, the REDC atHuman.Rights@senecac.on.ca, or visit our Website at www.senecac.on.ca/hr/redc

Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy

You must accept the terms and conditions of the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy before accessing the Password Service.

Please read the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy carefully before accepting it.