This document formalizes the policy for faculty, staff, students (both full and part-time) and all other individuals who have been granted use of the information technology resources of Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) ("Users"). This policy and CCCC's "Code of Conduct" govern access and use of the College's electronic information and information systems originating from non-CCCC computers, including personal computers and other electronic devices. The use of information systems acquired or created through use of College funds, including grant funds from contracts between the College and external funding sources (public and private), are covered by this policy. This includes College information systems that are leased or licensed for use by members of the CCCC community.
Information technology resources include, but are not limited to: computers, local and wide area networks, printers, other peripherals, software systems, data, electronic mail, and the Internet.
Access to CCCC's computer systems and networks imposes certain responsibilities and obligations as set forth in this document. Users are granted use of information technology resources subject to College policies, and local, state and federal laws. Acceptable use always is ethical, reflects academic honesty, and shows restraint in the consumption of shared resources. It demonstrates respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, and individual rights to privacy.
Use of CCCC's information technology resources shall constitute acceptance of the terms of this policy and any other applicable College policies, rules and procedures.
Please read the following Terms of Service carefully. When you access the web applications made available to you by Cape Cod Community College, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms.
Cape Cod Community College (the "College") provides you with a single sign-on application for access to a wide variety of web applications, some of which are owned or operated by the College and others that are not (the "Service"). Your use of the Service is subject to the following terms and policy, all of which are intended to protect you and other users from certain security risks.
Use and Safeguarding of Password: You will create and use a password to access the Service. Your password should be a strong one that uses a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and/or characters. You should protect your password and you must refrain from soliciting any login or account information from other users of the Service.
Other Terms and Policies May Apply: Your access to web applications that are not owned or operated by the College will be subject to the terms and policies of those applications. You should read and understand them before using any application. If you do not agree to or understand the terms and policies of a given application, your use of the application is at your risk.
Illegal or Abusive Usage is Strictly Prohibited: You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate others while using the Service. You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose including making available any content the contains any virus, worm or other disruptive and potentially destructive content. You may not use the Service to disrupt the service of any third party application or any third party user. Should you be found to have engaged in illegal or abusive usage of the Service, the College will suspend your account or usage in its sole discretion. The College further reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, and remove or edit content in its sole discretion.
Copyright: The content of any web application accessed while using the Service may be copyrighted and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The creation of any derivative works using the Service without the copyright owner's express consent is strictly prohibited and may expose you to legal remedies.
License and Access of Your Account Information: The College grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Service. In exchange, you agree that the College may access, preserve and disclose your account information and any content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce these Terms of Service; (iii) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property, personal safety and integrity of the Services, its users, the public and/or the College.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
THE SERVICE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY THE COLLEGE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. COLLEGE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SERVICE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, COLLEGE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. COLLEGE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SERVICE IS FREE OF ANY DEFECTS. COLLEGE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Applicable Law: By using this Service, you agree that the laws of the State of Massachusetts, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Service and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the College.
Disputes: Any dispute relating in any way to your use of the Service shall be adjudicated in any state or federal court in the State of Massachusetts, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.