This constitutes a DLSU System-wide policy for the management of computer data networks and the resources they make available, as well as stand-alone computers that are owned and administered by the System. The policy reflects the ethical principles of the System community and indicates, in general, what privileges and responsibilities are characteristic of the System computing environment. Because some networks may operate in environments in which specific items in this policy do not apply, system administrators are free to create policies that are at variance to this one, as long as the principles related to legal use and System mission are preserved. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the system administrators to make relevant variances known to their users.
System: The De La Salle University System network (DLSUnet) is a connection of networks of the member institutions of the De La Salle University System(referred here as System) and affiliated institutions.
Network member: A System member or affiliated institution connected to the DLSUnet is referred here as a network member.
The DLSU Information Technology Services Office (ITS) is responsible for the connection of the System members and affiliated institutions to DLSUnet and for DLSUnet to Internet.
System Administrator: A system administrator is a person or group who has system privileges and is responsible for the operation and security of one or more networked computing resources as determined by the network member.
User: A user is a person who is given exclusive access by the network member to an account on a computer system of the network member. When the phrase "your account" is used, this pertains to the account described above. The network member owns all accounts on its computer systems. A user should only use his/her account for the purposes which it has been issued.
Password: A password is an access code which must be a combination of letters and numbers. Each user is responsible for using a good password. A poor password is one that is found in the dictionary or one that is easily related to the user (e.g., name, nickname, birthday, address, favorite food, and the like). A user must not write his/her password on a sheet of paper, notebook, electronic organizer, and the like.
The DLSUnet aims to contribute to the realization of the DLSU Mission-Vision Statement and for the access to Internet to contribute broadly to educational, research, and economic development in the Philippines.
This represents a guide to the acceptable use of DLSUnet. Any network member - in order to use the network or any other networks which are used as a result of their DLSUnet connection - must comply with this policy and the stated purposes and Acceptable Use Policies of any other networks or hosts used.Each network member is responsible for the activity of its users and for ensuring that its users are familiar with the DLSUnet Acceptable Use Policy or an equivalent policy. In addition, it is expected that each member will maintain and enforce its own Acceptable Use Policy. At a minimum, the System expects such policy will include:
The following policies and guidelines will be applied to determine whether or not a particular use of DLSUnet is appropriate:
The System assumes that users are aware that electronic files are not necessarily secure. Users will be informed of methods available for protecting information on DLSUnet from loss, tampering, unauthorized search, or other access. Levels of obtainable security will vary depending on the computer system. Information on procedures appropriate to each resource will be available from the DLSU ITS.
In general, the System will treat information stored on computers as confidential (whether or not that information is protected by the computer operating system). Requests for disclosure of information will be honored only under one of the following conditions:
Except when inappropriate, computer users will receive prior notice of such disclosures. (Viewing of information in the course of normal system maintenance does not constitute disclosure.)
Users of electronic mail systems should be aware that electronic mail in its present form cannot be secured and is, therefore, extremely vulnerable to unauthorized access and modification. Users must take caution in sending information via DLSUnet and Internet.
The user is responsible for correct and sufficient use of the tools available for maintaining the security of information stored on each computer system. The following precautions are strongly recommended:
Ultimate responsibility for resolution of problems related to the invasion of the user's privacy or loss of data rests with the user. However, a reasonable effort will be made to lessen the impact of such loss or damage.
Access to the network, especially to the My.LaSalle (MLS) account, will be discontinued only if an old student, in both the undergraduate and graduate levels, does not pay within week 2 day 6 of the term. The student may reactivate the expired account online after payment.
When ITS learns of possible inappropriate use, ITS staff will notify the member responsible, which must take immediate remedial action and inform ITS of its action. In an emergency, in order to prevent further possible unauthorized activity, ITS may temporarily disconnect that member from DLSUnet. If this is deemed necessary by ITS staff, every effort will be made to inform the member prior to disconnection, and every effort will be made to re-establish the connection as soon as it is mutually deemed safe.Violators of this policy will be subject to the normal disciplinary procedures of the University and, in addition, the loss of computing privileges may result. Violations of the policies described above for legal and ethical use of DLSUnet will be dealt with in a serious and appropriate manner. Illegal acts involving DLSUnet may also be subject to prosecution by the proper authorities.Any determination of non-acceptable usage serious enough to require disconnection shall be promptly communicated t o every representative of the DLSUnet member through an established means of publication.
As part of the services available through DLSUnet, the System provides access to a large number of conferences, lists, bulletin boards, and information servers. Some of these may contain objectionable material.For those facilities for which the System has control, the policies described here apply.The System takes no responsibility for the content of those entities over which it has no control. Please be aware of the potentially offensive material found in those archives and use the system with the recognition that the System neither assumes responsibility for, nor endorses, any of the content found therein.
This document may be used or copied without alteration for information dissemination. It may also be copied or modified to formulate an acceptable use policy for another institution.