Acceptable Use Agreement for Student for Electronic Information Services
Please read this document carefully. When agreed upon by you, it becomes an agreement between you and the District. Your signature/electronic acknowledgment indicates that you agree to abide by the conditions and guidelines established herein.
The goal of the Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED) is to promote academic excellence by providing staff and students with access opportunities to information, communication, and research sources throughout the world. Therefore, the District endorses the use of electronic information services (EIS) as educational tool.
The District has taken reasonable precautions to limit inappropriate use and restrict access to offensive or questionable material; however, due to the nature of the technology, absolute control of all online activities is impossible. Therefore, ultimate responsibility of electronic activity rests in the hands of the user.
I understand that electronic information services access provided by Pima JTED is a privilege, not a right, and each individual user is accountable for his or her own activities online. Any use that violates or does not meet every guideline outlined below is considered unacceptable. With this in mind, I agree to the following guidelines:
- I will refrain from accessing any areas of the Internet or to other electronic services that would be inappropriate for the school environment because of pornographic or sexual content, racial, ethnic, or minority disparagement, computer viruses, advocating violence, or illicit/illegal content. I am responsible for the monitoring and, if necessary, rejecting inappropriate or unlawful materials, links, dialogue, and information accessed/received by me.
- I accept responsibility for keeping copyrighted material from entering the school, absent appropriate permission of the copyright owner. Therefore, I must not load or download games, music, graphics, videos, or text materials that are copyrighted, absent appropriate permission from the copyright owner, on a standalone computer or a District maintained network computer.
- Plagiarism is unacceptable. Therefore, I accept responsibility for using information loaded or downloaded from electronic services in an appropriate manner. I will not post, distribute or sue without permission material that was created by someone else.
- I will be courteous and use educationally appropriate speech and expression when using electronic services and other technical tools. Therefore, I will refrain from swearing or using any forms of obscene, vulgar, harassing, or abusive words, pictures, or symbols.
- I will report any harassment or non-courteous behavior I witness online to my administrator or the District Administration.
- I will not reveal personal information, including addresses and telephone numbers of mine or others.
- I will not lend my account number or password to others, or otherwise compromise the security of the system with which I work. If I permit others to utilize my personal account, I agree to directly log on and supervise the account activity. I understand that I am accountable for the appropriate use of the account, including, but not limited to, password protection.
- I understand that electronic mail and any all used of District technology services are not guaranteed to be private. System administrators have access to all electronic mail and computer files. Messages relating to, or in support of illegal activities may be reported to appropriate authorities.
- I understand that I am not to purchase any services or products without the appropriate approval, and that I am responsible for any expense incurred.
- I will refrain from downloading, uploading, or otherwise adding to the network any words, pictures, or symbols that would be inappropriate in a school environment because of pornographic or sexual content, racial, ethnic, or minority disparagement, computer viruses, advocating violence, or illicit/illegal content.
- I accept responsibility for avoiding substantial and material disruption of the educational process for the school community.
- I understand that District computing facilities will be used exclusively for education purposes. Therefore, I will not use District resources for commercial purposes or sending unauthorized, unsolicited non-personal electronic mail messages.
- I understand that any piece of electronic mail that is to be sent to “all staff” must be approved in advance by the building or District administration.
Expectations and Responsibilities
- Users are expected to maintain sounds ethical judgement while online and adhere to the legal guidelines outlined in the Acceptable Use Agreement.
- Users are expected to relate security problems to system administrators and not demonstrate the problem to others.
- Users are expected to not harm, modify, or destroy hardware or any system relating to electronic information or resources.
- Users are prohibited from downloading or uploading any executable file on the District’s network.
- System administrators may close any account at any time.
- Pima County JTED reserves the right to log and monitor the use of all systems and monitor file server space utilization, including, should it become necessary, the deletion of saved files.
- Pima County JTED reserves the right to establishing such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the efficient operations of all electronic information systems.
Disclaimer of Liability:
Although the District uses filtering software and effective monitoring in an attempt to limit access, the very nature of the Internet makes the ultimate responsibility reside with the student/user. Therefore, the District cannot be held liable for unacceptable use. In addition, the District does not assume any liability for any information lost, damaged, or unavailable due to technical and/or other difficulties.
Infractions of the provisions set forth in this Acceptable Use Agreement may result in suspension or termination of access privileges and/or appropriate disciplinary action. Activities in violation of state and federal statutes will be subject to prosecution by those authorities. Disciplinary action may be taken by the District as appropriate.