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Terms and Conditions for use of JSUNet

  1. The use of your account must be consistent with the educational objectives of Jacksonville State University. Use of other organization's networks or computing resources must comply with the rules appropriate for that network. Transmission of any material in violation of any state, federal, or international statute, and copyright or intellectual property rights laws is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret. Use for commercial activities by for-profit institutions, for product advertisement or political lobbying is prohibited.

  2. JSU reserves the right to delete files or close the account of any user who is deemed to be using inordinately large amounts of storage space or whose actions otherwise limit the use of computing resources. The system administrators will deem what is inappropriate use and their decision is final. The administration, faculty, and staff of Jacksonville State University may request the system administrator to deny, revoke, or suspend specific user accounts.

  3. You 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 get abusive in your messages to others. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language. Illegal activities are strictly forbidden. Do not reveal your personal address or phone number or those of faculty, staff, students or colleagues. Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities. Sending unsolicited e-mail messages, including the sending of "junk mail" or other advertising material to individuals who did not specifically request such material is prohibited. Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other users.

  4. Jacksonville State University makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. Jacksonville State University will not be responsible for any damages you suffer. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by negligence, errors, or omissions. Use of any information obtained via JSUNet is at your own risk. Jacksonville State University specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services.

  5. Attempts to login to the system as any other user or as a system administrator will result in cancellation of your account. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied service.

  6. JSU reserves the right to make your address publicly available.

  7. Vandalism will result in cancellation of service. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy the data of another user, JSUNet, or other networks that are connected to JSUNet, or the Internet backbone. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses.

  8. JSUNet may occasionally require new registration and account information from you to continue the service. Notify JSUNet of any changes in your account information (address, phone, etc.). Currently, there are no user fees for this service.

  9. All terms and conditions as stated in this document are applicable to Jacksonville State University, JSUNet, and NSFNET. These terms and conditions reflect the entire agreement of the parties and supersedes all prior oral or written agreements and understandings of the parties. These terms and conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama, United States of America. Users understand and will abide by the above Terms and Conditions for JSUNet and further understand that violation of the regulations above is unethical and may constitute a criminal offense. Should you commit any violation my access privileges may be revoked and university disciplinary action and/or appropriate legal action may be taken.

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