Privacy Policy

 Internet Access/Authorization Information

In order to access and use the school’s internet and other related technologies (the network), each person (user) must sign the Authorization and the Internet Code of Conduct.  If the user is a student, the student and his or her parent/guardian must sign the authorization.  Please read this document carefully before signing.  This policy must be signed and returned.  

All use of the network shall be consistent with the school’s goal of promoting educational excellence by facilitating resource  sharing, innovation and communication.  This authorization does not attempt to state all required or prescribed behavior by users.  However, some specific examples are  provided. The failure of any user to follow the terms of this authorization of internet access or the internet code of conduct will result in the loss of privileges, disciplinary action, and/or appropriate legal action.  The signatures at the end of this document are legally binding and indicate the party who signed has read the terms and conditions carefully and understands their significance.  The internet agreement will be sent home at the beginning of the school year.  Each student will be required to return a completed internet agreement before he/she will be granted access to the Internet through a school computer.

Terms  and  Conditions:

1.  Acceptable Use – Access to the network must be for the purpose of education or research and be consistent with the internet code of conduct and the educational objectives of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.

2.  Privilege – The use of the network is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of the privilege.  Users will participate in a discussion with an assigned staff person concerning the proper use of the network.  A faculty member, staff person or parent/guardian may request the system administrations to deny, revoke, or suspend a student user’s access to the network due to unacceptable use.  The system administrator will make all decisions regarding whether or not a user has violated this authorization and may deny, revoke or suspend access at anytime.  The system administrator’s decision is final.

3.  Network Etiquette – Users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network                etiquette.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:

●  Be polite.  Do not become abusive in your messages to others.

●  Use appropriate language.

●  Do not reveal the personal address or telephone numbers of students, staff, faculty or colleagues.

●  Do not use the network in any way that would disrupt its use by others.  Consider all communications and information accessible via the network to be private property.

1.  E-­mail – All electronic and telephonic communication systems and all communications and information transmitted by, received from, or stored in the network is the property of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School and as such us solely for educational purposes.  The use of any software and/or the network for  private or commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.  Users using the network do so at their own risk.   Users are not permitted to use a code, access a file, or  retrieve any stored communication unless authorized to do so, or unless they have received prior clearance from the system administrator.  All passwords are the property of  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.  No user may use a password that has not been issued to that user.  To ensure that the use of the network is consistent with the educational objectives of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, authorized representatives of the school may monitor the use of the network from time to time.   Such monitoring may include printing and reading all email entering, leaving, or stored in these systems.  Messages to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the proper authorities.  Therefore, anything you say, receive, or use on the internet  is not private, and you should not have any expectation that any messages to or by you or activities by you are private or confidential.

2.  No Warranties – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the network service it is providing and will not be responsible for any damages users suffer.  This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-­deliveries, incorrect deliveries, or service interruptions.  Use of any information obtained via the network is at the user’s own risk.   Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy of quality of information obtained through the system.

3.  Financial Obligations – The student or parent/guardian will be responsible for any financial obligation incurred through the use of the network that is not previously approved by the school.  Unauthorized charges or fees include, but are not limited to, telephone charges, long distance charges, per-­minute surcharges, and/or equipment or line cost.

4.  Indemnification – The user shall indemnify Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.  Any losses, costs, or damages, including reasonable attorney fees, incurred by the school relating to or arising out of, any breach of this authorization.

5.  Security  – Network security is a high priority.  When you identify a security problem on the network, you must notify the system administrator or principal immediately.  Do not demonstrate the problem to other users.  Keep your account and password confidential.  Do not use another individual’s account without written permission from that individual.  Attempts to log onto the network as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user privileges.   Any user identified as a security risk may be denied access to the network.

6.  Vandalism – Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges and other disciplinary action.  Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user and the network.  This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses. 

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