All personally identifiable information for faculty, staff, and students is held by a secure network and storage system. All payments are received through a verified and secured process. Data is never resold, divulged or communicated to any other entity.
This policy addresses the acceptable use of technology resources provided or sponsored by Catawba Valley Community College (the “College”). Technology resources include (but are not necessarily limited to) computers, software, networks, internet access, telephones, voice mail, printers, scanners, copiers, and electronic (e-mail) services. This policy applies to all users of technology resources provided by the College. Compliance is mandatory. Compliance is critical to the security and integrity of technology resources.
Use of College technology resources shall be in compliance with local, state, and federal law. Use of College technology resources shall comply with any contractual or professional obligations of the College. All users are responsible for using technology resources in an efficient, responsible, considerate, ethical, and lawful manner. Any information distributed by a user must accurately identify the creator, distributor, and recipient of that information.
Access to technology resources is a privilege rather than a right. Access may be withdrawn from those who use it inappropriately or irresponsibly. Users who violate any of the technology resource policies may be subject to disciplinary action and/or legal action.
College technology resources are to be used to fulfill the mission of the College. Acceptable uses by faculty and staff include:
Acceptable uses by students include:
Technology resources may not be used for any purpose which is illegal, immoral, unethical, dishonest, damaging to the reputation of the College, inconsistent with the mission of the College, or which may subject the College to liability. Unacceptable uses of the College’s technology resources include, but are not limited to, the following:
All installations, modifications, and/or repairs of technology resources must be authorized by the Executive Officer of Technology Services or designees. Unauthorized resources are subject to seizure by the College.
The usage of College technology resources may be monitored as authorized by the Executive Officer of Technology Services or designee.
College personnel or designees will generally not access the content of user files except as follows: the user gives prior consent, the College needs to ensure the security or operating performance of its systems or networks, the College has a reasonable concern that a violation of College policy or law has occurred, or the College is complying with a valid subpoena or search warrant issued by a court of competent jurisdiction, other reasons as determined necessary by the President of the College. Therefore, the College does not guarantee privacy regarding the use of College technology resources.
Any questions as to the appropriate use of technology resources should be directed to the Executive Officer of Technology Services.
E-mail is a service provided by the College to facilitate communication and the transfer of information related to the mission of the College. This policy addresses the expectations for and use of e-mail services established and/or sponsored by the College (“College e-mail”).
College e-mail is a College technology resource. Users are subject to all other policies regarding College technology resources.
Users may expect reasonable access to College e-mail. However, access cannot be guaranteed to be available at all times or in all circumstances.
College e-mail may be accessed for routine management or maintenance purposes.
College e-mail users must accurately identify themselves in their electronic correspondence.
Users may be required to manage their College e-mail storage space due to the limitations of storage resources.
College e-mail accounts established for faculty and staff will be terminated within 90 days from the last day of employment. College e-mail accounts established for students may be terminated at the end of the enrollment period.