Acceptable Use Policy
- Any modification of the network will not be permitted.
- Our pursuits are academic, and the University must abide by applicable legal and copyright law. You may not use your network connection to act as a server or to use software for copyright infringement.
- You will not be permitted to forge or misrepresent your identity or your network address. Only registered, approved devices may be used on the network.
- Excessive use of network resources hampering use by others is also not acceptable.
- Information Technology Services student staff members will not perform repairs or upgrades on personally owned computers. Our help is limited to getting your computer back on Wittenberg's network. No program, virus software, or device can prevent all viruses, Trojans, bots, etc. There will be times where the software corruption on the computer may be beyond our purview to correct. In those cases, we will refer you to your manufacturer's technical support or another third party for additional repair or assistance.
- You are responsible for your behavior on the network and on the Internet.
- Penalties for failure to comply with the University's usage guidelines can include: immediate suspension of network service, suspension of computer use privileges, and pursuit of disciplinary procedures outlined in the Student, Faculty, and Staff Handbooks.
- We reserve the right to take appropriate action and/or suspend users who attempt to circumvent network security or post excessive network activity.
- All users are expected to follow the Access and Use computing resources policy. The full policy may be found: /administration/cctr/general/policies/policy.html.
- Anti-Virus Protection: Network users are responsible for installing and maintaining Wittenberg's designated anti-virus and anti-spyware programs on his/her own computer, including keeping the virus list up-to-date. The University's anti-virus program does protect personal computers and is the version required for personal computer network access. Download: http://www.wittenberg.edu/software.
Neither Wittenberg University nor its designated agents may be held responsible for any damage to the student's computer and/or loss of data due to a virus, trojan, worm, etc. or efforts to repair/reconnect your computer to the network.
Note about malware: Some malicious programs are becoming more prevalent on the Web. There is no protection currently available from these programs. In some cases the only known fix to eliminate these from the computer completely is to delete and reload the software and/or operating system. We urge users to practice "safe" computing.
This document last reviewed June 4, 2013.