College of Law Internet Usage Policy

Terms
  • For the remainder of this document, the term user will refer to the owner of a personal account on the S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Network. The term account will refer to a personal account on the S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Network. The term computer personnel will refer to the LAN manager, Wesley Christiansen, and other S.J. Quinney College of Law computer support staff.
  • General use
  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Network is provided to University of Utah students who need a computer to complete their college work. Be prepared to present your student ID upon request.
  • Immediately notify computer personnel if you experience trouble with any computer lab equipment. If no one is immediately available, send an e-mail to helpdesk@law.utah.edu.
  • Immediately notify computer personnel if an unauthorized person (anyone who is not a University of Utah student) is using the computing facilities. If no one is immediately available, notify the law school main office.
  • These rules apply to all equipment connected to the law school network.
  • Accounts and passwords
  • The user of an account guarantees that he or she will be the sole user of his or her own account (accounts may not be shared). You may not allow friends or family access to your computer account.
  • An account may only be used for educational purposes.
  • Each account must have a password. To change your password on a lab computer, press Ctrl-Alt-Del. Select the “change password” option. Type your old password in the blank field provided. Type your new password in the “New password” field. Reconfirm it. All passwords must be at least 8 characters. We suggest substituting numbers or symbols for letters in a password. For example, using the first letter of each word in a sentence, “The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law rocks,” substitute numbers and/or symbols for Tu0USjQCLr.
  • Account password expires 90 days from the changed date.
  • The user’s account expires twelve months after his or her graduation date. The user must make plans accordingly to transfer files and or email messages. User’s e-mail messages and files will not be forwarded.
  • File size and total bytes limitations
  • The total amount of disk space used by files contained in an account may not exceed 200 megabytes. The S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Network reserves the right to force compliance with this policy through the random deletion of files in any account found in violation of the policy without any notification to the user of the account.
  • The total amount of disk space used by e-mail contained in an account also may not exceed 100 megabytes. S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Network reserves the right to force compliance with this policy through the random deletion of e-mail messages in any account found in violation of the policy without any notification to the user of the account.
  • Computer ethics and etiquette
  • The user will not attempt to override or breach the security of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Network. Any attempt to gain unauthorized access or breach the network’s security will result in immediate suspension of computer privileges and referral to the University Student Behavior Committee. Use of the services associated with a student account for illegal or improper purposes is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the unlicensed and illegal copying of copyrighted material.
  • The user may not copy computer games or personal software into an account.
  • The user agrees to treat all computer personnel in a courteous and reasonable manner. Failure to do so will result in the revocation of the account.
  • Your access will be immediately suspended if computer personnel have reason to believe you have violated any of the college’s computer policies. You will have the right to an immediate appeal to the dean of students. Permanent revocation of computer privileges will be imposed pursuant of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Computer resources are to be used in ways consistent with privacy rights and freedom from intimidation, harassment, and annoyance. For example, the law school considers the viewing of sexually explicit material on the premises as creating a hostile environment, which violates the University’s sexual harassment policy.
  • Be quiet. Be aware of and courteous to others.
  • Computer personnel
  • Computer personnel provide assistance with equipment and available software in student computer labs. They do not assist with course-specific questions or personal equipment.
  • Computer personnel are not responsible for corrupted or lost work or damage to personal property as a result of their advice or assistance, or as a result of a system malfunction.
  • Computer personnel are not responsible for backing up any user’s personal files.
  • Computers left with Help Desk staff are the soul responsibility of their owner and the staff cannot be held reliable for damage or theft.
  • Printing
  • Printing on the four student laser printers is governed by Pcounter software. These printers are located in the Library Computer Lab (two printers), in the Gibson Reading Room, and on the second floor of the Law Library next to the north computer terminal. To print, users must credit their printing account at the law library circulation desk ($0.10/page). Credits may be added at any time. Law students are given four hundred fifty free pages at the beginning of each academic year.
  • Please use the white paper only recycling barrels to dispose of unwanted print jobs.
  • Data backup, security, and disclaimer
  • The user accepts full responsibility for backing up his or her data and program files assigned to his or her account. The Student Network makes no guarantee concerning the security of a user’s data, e-mail, or computer account. The user acknowledges that the user’s data and e-mail on the S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Network may be seen by the school’s administration, staff, and others; it is not private.
  • The user agrees to pay for any damages to the equipment. The user also agrees to be held liable for the improper use of equipment or software, including copyright violation, and agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold the University Of Utah S.J. Quinney College Of Law harmless for any such liability or expenses.
  • The user accepts full responsibility for his or her privately owned equipment including but not limited to printers, disk drives, laptop computers, disk files, and cables.
  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law Computer Center retains the right to change and update these policies as required without prior notification to the user.