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Regulations and Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for the use of Information Systems at Windermere School

Regulations and Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for the use of Information Systems at Windermere School

(1) These regulations apply to the use of:
a) all computer and other electronic information systems including workstations, multi-user computers, computer networks, Internet access and e-mail facilities provided by the School
b) any computer, information system, network or e-mail facility maintained outside of the School but accessed using equipment provided by the School
c) all hardware owned, leased, rented or otherwise provided by a pupil and connected to or otherwise accessing School networks or other facilities.

(2) Hardware owned, leased, rented or otherwise provided by pupils may be directly connected to the School networks only with the explicit approval of the I.T. Department

(3) It is a condition of use of the facilities that the pupil gives the School permission to access transmissions and / or stored data for the purpose of monitoring compliance with the regulations in cases where inappropriate or unsuitable use is suspected.

(4) The primary function of the Information Technology facilities is for the furtherance of academic study and for personal communication with friends and members of family. Any use outside of this stipulation, which includes use for commercial gain, is not permitted.

(5) Interference with the work of others or with the systems and networks must not occur.
Examples of antisocial, unlawful and damaging misuse that will not be tolerated include:
a) Access or attempted access to systems or data, within or outside of the School, for which authority has not been granted by the owner / administrator. Specifically, the use of password crackers, Net sniffers , etc. is forbidden.
b) Creation, storage or transmission of material which may cause offence, annoyance, anxiety or inconvenience to others. Creation, storage or transmission of any material which may be considered obscene or indecent.
c) Creation, storage or transmission of defamatory material.
d) Creation, storage or transmission of material such that the copyright of another person or organisation is infringed.
e) Violating the privacy of other peoples files or data, corrupting or destroying the work of other people.
f) Any operation or act which is not permitted in law or in the School rules or is deemed inappropriate by the I.T. Department.

(6) Pupils should be aware that keeping and / or using pirate material is contrary to UK and International law, including illegally copied CD-ROM, DVD, MP3s, video disk, software and other similar material. No pupil should bring this material to school whether in its original form or copied onto other media including hard disks.

(7) Every pupil is allocated a personal, password protected user account in order to gain access to Information Systems. It is the responsibility of the pupil to maintain the secrecy of this password which must not be given to any other person. It is the responsibility of others to ensure that they do not gain or attempt to gain knowledge of this password information.

(8) Any misuse of the electronic information systems, whether as defined in this

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