CODE OF CONDUCT FOR USERS OF ELECTRONIC FACILITIES
This Code of Conduct is to facilitate the efficient, effective, responsible and lawful use of the University's electronic facilities, thereby safeguarding the interests of all users and of the University.
The Code applies to all users of the University's electronic facilities including staff, students and other authorised users, wherever they may be using the facilities.
The Code applies to all of the University's electronic facilities, irrespective of the division, faculty or other unit providing the facilities, and whether the facilities are located on a campus or site of the University or elsewhere.
Electronic Facilities includes:
Where this Code refers to written authorisation, that authority is vested in the Executive Director, Division of Information Technology
1. Use electronic facilities, files and information only for University-related activities.
2. Use only those facilities, files and information you are authorised to use.
3. Use only computer software or versions of software authorised for use on the University's electronic facilities by the Division of Information Technology. This will avoid problems of incompatibility with the University computing environment.
4. Use the facilities in the computer laboratories only for course related purposes. Use of the facilities for other purposes must be approved by the Computer Centre Manager.
In the Code, an attempt to perform a prohibited action will be considered a breach of the Code, whether or not the attempt was successful.
1. Do not allow any other person to use your computer account (your login-ID).
You will be accountable for breaches of this Code committed under your account, if it is established that you allowed your account to be used by another person or you did not take reasonable steps to safeguard the security of your account.
2. Do not use any other person's computer account even with the owner's permission unless it is an approved group account to which you are granted access.
3. Do not attempt to discover any other user's password by any means including the use of cracking programs.
4. Do not infringe the University's security systems (hack) or use the University's electronic facilities to breach the security of systems accessible via the networks provided by the University.
5. Do not, without written authorisation, copy, disclose or transfer any computer software provided to you by the University if such action violates software licences or copyright.
6. Do not introduce software (eg. viruses) designed to disrupt or destroy programs and/or data, or in other ways sabotage the University's electronic facilities.
7. Do not, without written authorisation:
8. Do not, without written authorisation, examine, copy, rename, change or delete the programs, files, data, messages or information belonging to other users, or the University.
9. Do not use the University's electronic facilities to harass or interfere with the work of other users. In particular, do not transfer, publish or display material or messages that are obscene, abusive, threatening, fraudulent or repetitive. Chain Letters and junk mail must not be sent on University facilities.
10. Do not, without written authorisation, use the University's electronic facilities for profit making or commercial activities on your own behalf or on behalf of others.
11. Do not abuse the electronic facilities or services provided by the University. In particular, do not:
1. Students and other authorised users are advised to promptly report any breaches of this Code.
2. Breaches may be reported to either a Computer Centre Manager or the Executive Director, Division of Information Technology.
3. Reports may be made in person, in writing, by telephone or by email and they will be treated confidentially.
Written reports should be addressed to:
Division of Information Technology
Locked Bag 588
WAGGA WAGGA 2678
For telephone or email contact details consult the University Communications Directory on the WWW - http://www.csu.edu.au/phonebook/.
1. Breaches of this Code by staff will be dealt with under the relevant industrial award or registered industrial agreement or, if no such award or agreement applies, under the University By-law.
2. Breaches of this Code by students and other authorised users will be dealt with under the Student General Misconduct Rule of the Council. Under the Rule, a student or other authorised user may be banned from using a facility for up to two weeks by the person in charge of the facility, and following an investigation of the alleged breach could be:
The Rule also allows the University to refer a matter to the police.