Calgary Computer Fix Acceptable Use Policy

This policy dictates the rules for using the Internet, servers and workstations which shall henceforth be referred to as “the network”.  The policy is necessary to ensure the security and privacy of network users. This policy applies to anyone who uses the network by means such as but without limitation to, wireless (802.11), Ethernet (802.3) or the internet.

General use and ownership

  1. While Calgary Computer Fix's network administration desires to provide a reasonable level of privacy, users should be aware that the data they create on the corporate systems remains the property of Calgary Computer Fix. Because of the need to protect Calgary Computer Fix's network, management cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information stored or transmitted on any network device belonging to Calgary Computer Fix.
  2. Users are responsible for exercising good judgment regarding the reasonableness of personal use.
  3. For security and network maintenance purposes, authorized individuals within Calgary Computer Fix may monitor equipment, systems and network traffic at any time.
  4. Calgary Computer Fix reserves the right to audit the network for compliance with this policy without prior notice to users.
  5. Calgary Computer Fix reserves the right to disable access to a server or workstation wherefore maintenance is required.

Security

  1. THOU SHALT NOT SHARE THY PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT. Authorized users are responsible for the security of their passwords and accounts. System level passwords should be changed quarterly, user level passwords should be changed every six months.
  2. . ALL PCs MUST USE MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2000 OR LATER.
  3. ALL COMPUTERS MUST BE LOCKED WHEN UNATTENDED.
  4. All hosts used by the user that are connected to the network, whether owned by the user or Calgary Computer Fix, shall be continually executing approved virus-scanning software with a current virus database unless overridden by an administrator.
  5. . Users must use extreme caution when opening e-mail attachments received from unknown senders, which may contain viruses, e-mail bombs, or Trojan horse code.

System and Network Activities

The following activities are, in general, prohibited. Users may be exempted from these restrictions by an administrator.
Under no circumstances is a user of Calgary Computer Fix authorized to engage in any activity that is illegal under local, provincial, federal or international law while utilizing Calgary Computer Fix-owned resources. The lists below are by no means exhaustive, but attempt to provide a framework for activities which fall into the category of unacceptable use.

The following activities are strictly prohibited:

  1. Disclosing proprietary information about the workings of any network system unless authorized to do so by an administrator.
  2. Introduction of malicious programs into the network or internet (e.g., viruses, worms, Trojan horses, e-mail bombs, etc.).
  3. Using the network to acquire or distribute material that may be offensive to the general public. This material includes but is not limited to pornography, material containing coarse language or material depicting racism and/or violence.
  4. Using the network to harass or otherwise defame other network users.
  5. Making fraudulent offers of products, items, or services originating from any Calgary Computer Fix account.
  6. Effecting security breaches or disruptions of network communication. Security breaches include, but are not limited to, accessing data of which the user is not an intended recipient or logging into a server or account that the user is not expressly authorized to access, unless these duties are within the scope of regular duties. For purposes of this section, "disruption" includes, but is not limited to, network sniffing, pinged floods, packet spoofing, denial of service, and forged routing information for malicious purposes.
  7. Port scanning or security scanning is expressly prohibited unless approved by an administrator.
  8. Executing any form of network monitoring which will intercept data not intended for the User’s computer is expressly prohibited unless approval is granted by an administrator.
  9. Circumventing user authentication or security of any host, network or account.
  10. Interfering with or denying service to any user other than the user's host (for example, denial of service attack).
  11. Using any program/script/command, or sending messages of any kind, with the intent to interfere with, or disable, a user's access, via any means, locally or via the Internet.


Violation of Policy

If a user violates policy or is suspected of violating policy, Calgary Computer Fix has right to the actions hereunder:

  1. Temporary Suspension of account until matter is resolved
  2. Unrestricted access to all of the user’s data stored on the servers.
  3. The ability to monitor the user’s network traffic.
  4. If a user has violated policy, Calgary Computer Fix has no obligation to give the user all of the data stored on his/her server account before termination of the account.
  5. IF THE POLICY IS NOT ENFORCED, THE INACTION OF CALGARY COMPUTER FIX DOES NOT REPRESENT A WAIVER OF ITS AFOREMENTIONED RIGHTS.


Update of Policy

This policy may be updated without notice and can be accessed at http://aup.calgarycomputerfix.com/. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that their actions are in compliance with this policy.