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INTERNET USE POLICY

This policy applies to all Amarillo College employee computer or network users. Policies related to instructional labs for student use are addressed in those labs. If you have any questions about the policy, please contact Information Technology Services personnel for more information.


 

Purpose


To fulfill our mission, Amarillo College provides access to a broad range of information resources, including those available through the Internet. We make this service available as part of our mission to offer a broadly defined program of informational, educational, recreational and cultural enrichment opportunities for the members of the College and community of Amarillo. 

The College only assumes responsibility for the information provided on the home page and the supporting web pages resident on the AC server. Amarillo College does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet. The Internet offers access to many valuable local, national, and international sources of information. However, not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or current information. A good information consumer evaluates the validity of information found. 

 

Responsibilities of Users


The user will engage in no activity, which abuses any resource of the Amarillo College network, whereby the network is restricted in use or is damaged in any manner. The Information Technology Services staff constantly monitors the AC network to insure the proper operation of the service. The ITS staff will counsel with individuals whose practices impinge on the capabilities of services and assist those individuals in eliminating any abusive practices.

 

Choosing and evaluating sources


The Internet is a global entity with a highly diverse user population and information content. College patrons use it at their own risk. The College cannot censor access to materials or protect users from materials they may find offensive. The user alone is responsible for the information accessed through the Internet. The College reserves the right to choose sources to link to our home page. In doing so, the College will provide links only to those sites that conform to the College's mission and goals. Beyond this, we do not monitor or control information accessible through the Internet and do not accept responsibility for its content. We are not responsible for changes in content of the sources to which we link, nor for the content of sources accessed through secondary links. As with printed information, not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete, or current information. Users should evaluate Internet sources just as they do printed publications, questioning the validity of the information provided. The College expressly disclaims any liability or responsibilities arising from access to or use of information obtained through its electronic information systems or any consequences thereof. 


Adoption date: 1-19-99, by Executive Committee 
Revision date: No revisions since adoption


 


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