Atlantic City AUP
ATLANTIC CITY PUBLIC
INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY AND AGREEMENT
AGREEMENT – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Use – One purpose of the backbone networks making up the Internet is to support
research and education in and among academic institutions by providing
access to unique resources and the opportunity for collaborative work. The
use of your account must be in support of education and research and
consistent with the educational objectives of the Atlantic City Public
Schools. Use of other organization’s network or computing resources must
comply with the rules appropriate for that network. Transmission of any
material in violation of an national, state, or local regulation is
prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material,
threatening or obscene material, racially offensive material, or dissemination
or use of material protected by trade secret or contract.
– The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use
will result in a cancellation of privileges. Each student or teacher who
receives an account will be part of a discussion with an Atlantic City
Public Schools staff member pertaining to the proper use of the network. The
system administrator(s) will deem what is inappropriate use and their
decision is final. Also, the system administrators may close an account at
any time as required. The administration, faculty, and staff of Atlantic
City Public Schools may request the system administrator to deny, revoke,
or suspend specific user accounts.
Etiquette – You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of
network etiquette. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
polite. Do not get abusive in your messages to others.
appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities, or any other inappropriate
language. Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
not reveal your personal address or phone numbers or those of students or
that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who
operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in
support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network
by other users.
All files, programs, communications and information
accessed via the network should be assumed to be copyrighted material.
Permission should be obtained before using such information.
City Public Schools makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or
implied, for the service it is providing. Atlantic City Public Schools
will not be responsible for any damages. This includes loss of data
resulting from delays, non-deliveries, miss-deliveries, or service
interruptions caused by its own negligence or your errors or omissions.
Use of any information obtained via the Internet is at your own risk.
Atlantic City Public Schools specifically denies any responsibility for
the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services.
– Security on any computer system is a high priority, especially when the
system involves many users. If you feel you can identify a security
problem on the Internet, you must notify a system administrator or your
teacher. Do not demonstrate the problem to other users. Do not use another
individual’s account, even with written permission from that individual.
Attempts to log on to the Internet as a system administrator or as any
individual or organization other than yourself will result in cancellation
of user privileges. Any user identified as a security risk or having a
determination of risk shall be the responsibility of the school
– Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges. Vandalism is defined
as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user,
Internet, or any of the above listed agencies or other networks that are
connected to any of the Internet backbones. This includes, but is not
limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses.
use of system resources such as disk space use, system use, message base.
playing is not a priority. It will only be permitted when other systems
are available for use. Dial up, on line or inter-machine game playing uses
a great deal of system resources and is by special permission only on an
individual case for each use.
printing facilities of the school network must be used judiciously.
Excessive printing or downloading of files is prohibited. The determination
of excessive use shall be solely the responsibility of the staff member
responsible for the network or the local printer.
- Use of
the system for personal financial gain is prohibited.