Computer and Email Usage
computer files, the e-mail system, and software furnished to employees
are Spelman property intended for business use. Employees should not
use a password, access a file, or retrieve any stored communication
without authorization. To ensure compliance with this policy, computer
and e-mail usage may be monitored.
strives to maintain a workplace free of harassment and sensitive to the
diversity of its employees. Therefore, Spelman prohibits the use of
computers and the e-mail system in ways that are disruptive, offensive
to others, or harmful to morale.
example, the display or transmission of sexually explicit images,
messages, and cartoons is not allowed. Other such misuse includes, but
is not limited to, ethnic slurs, racial comments, off-color jokes, or
anything that may be construed as harassment or showing disrespect for
not be used to solicit others for commercial ventures, religious or
political causes, outside organizations, or other non-business matters.
purchases and licenses the use of various computer software for
business purposes and does not own the copyright to this software or
its related documentation. Unless authorized by the software developer,
Spelman does not have the right to reproduce such software for use on
more than one computer.
may only use software on local area networks or on multiple machines
according to the software license agreement. Spelman prohibits the
illegal duplication of software and its related documentation.
should notify their immediate supervisor, the Director, MIT or any
member of management upon learning of violations of this policy.
Employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary
action, up to and including termination of employment.
additional information regarding the Media and Information Technology
Security and Passwords and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources
policies, please contact Media and Information Technology.
Policy No. 516 Effective Date: 9/1/2000 Revision Date: