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Computer Network Use

Cleveland Community College computing resources are provided for the express purpose of conducting the business and mission of the College. There is no right to privacy while using computing resources. The use of these resources is subject to monitoring and may be intercepted, recorded, read, copied, and disclosed by and to authorized personnel for official purposes, including criminal investigations, and may be disclosed to third parties subject to the North Carolina public records laws. All students are given access to the Internet and course-related software. Curriculum students are given College email accounts. Community patrons are allowed access to the Internet.

The following activities are strictly prohibited by students, employees, and community patrons with no exceptions:

  1. Deliberately downloading, uploading, creating, or transmitting computer viruses or installing personal or unlicensed software.
  2. Destroying or modifying directory structures or registries; or interfering or tampering with another’s data or files.
  3. Attempting to obtain unauthorized computer access or privileges, or attempting to trespass in the work of another individual.
  4. Engaging in commercial ventures or for personal profit; or, for political or charitable activities.
  5. Viewing, storing, or distributing obscene, pornographic, or objectionable material.
  6. Theft, damage, or modification to equipment, resources, or software.
  7. Violating any local, state, or federal laws or CCC policies while using CCC equipment and/or computers.
  8. Intentionally causing network congestion or significantly hampering the ability of other users to access resources.
  9. Disclosing student information in violation of the provisions of the federal statute known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
  10. Allowing others to use passwords or accounts other than their own.

Student violations will be treated as academic misconduct with immediate loss of privileges and possible expulsion. Any misdemeanor or felony violations will be reported to the proper authorities.