Acceptable Use Policy (Technology and Privacy of Information Policy Concordia Seminary St. Louis)
Computer and telecommunication technology provide a variety of means for communicating and transferring information. These include, but are not limited to, electronic mail, voice mail, telephone communication, cellular communication, video communication, and computer networks. Technological developments may incorporate other forms in the future.
All faculty, staff, and students are advised that:
1. The technology that is owned or leased by Concordia Seminary to which you have access, the information stored in it, and the information transferred through it are the property of Concordia Seminary. These facilities and resources are made available for the purpose of carrying out your duties as an employee or as arranged by the Seminary with students. Appropriate personal use is also permitted within these same limitations. Commercial use is prohibited.
2. During the course of normal maintenance operations, during checks to insure security, or at the request of the President or Vice President for Administrative Services, authorized personnel may monitor the use of these facilities and resources, and they may examine information and stored communications found there. You have no reasonable right to privacy while using these Seminary-owned or-leased systems other than that provided by law.
3. Any activities or information deemed inappropriate by the Seminary or which may be unlawful will be reported to the proper authorities for further action. Inappropriate activities include, but are not limited to, viewing or transmitting obscene materials, harassment of any sort, and interfering with the use of these facilities by others. Concordia Seminary will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies in the investigation of unlawful events.
4. Before faculty or staff undertake to monitor any ongoing telephone communication, cellular communication or voice mail, such faculty or staff shall request that either the President or Vice President for Administrative Services seek appropriate legal advise as to the propriety of such action on a case by case basis.
Approved by Board of Regents - January 23, 1999
The following statements relating to students shall be considered as an extension to and subject to the terms of the Technology and Privacy of Information Policy as established by the Board of Regents and adopted by it on January 23, 1999.
1. Concordia Seminary does not assume any responsibility for installation, maintenance, and/or repair of student computers and software. Students are responsible for insuring that their equipment and/or software do no harm to the Seminary network.
2. Students wishing to utilize access to the Concordia Seminary network shall be subject to the following terms:
3. Students who knowingly or unknowingly engage in inappropriate or excessive network activity shall be subject to the following: