World Wide Web Acceptable Use Policy

Introduction

The DigiPen Institute of Technology Library provides access to World Wide Web resources as a service to its users: the faculty, staff, and students of DigiPen Institute of Technology.

All users of Web workstations located within the library have a responsibility to use this service in an ethical and legal manner. The guidelines that govern the use of these workstations are derived from DigiPen policies, from other legal considerations, from standards of common sense, and decency that apply to the use of any shared resource, and from concerns to maintain these workstations as effective, available resources.

Guidelines for Appropriate Use

  1. Use of the library workstations is limited to educational purposes. These educational purposes include resource discovery that fulfills class assignments, enhances career development, and promotes general knowledge gathering.
  2. Users many not load their own software onto these workstations
  3. The library endorses the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statement of the American Library Association. It does not censor access to materials or protect users from offensive and/or inaccurate or incorrect information. However, it fully supports DigiPen's commitment to civility as key to the meaningful exhange of ideas. Therefore, the library Web workstations are not to be used with the intent to intimidate, harass, or display hostility toward others (e.g., to send hate literature or pornography). Users are also asked to be sensitive to materials that others in a public place might find offensive.
  4. During times of high demand, users are asked to limit their use of these Web workstations to 60 minutes per day.
  5. For reasons of individual privacy and security, the library recommends that users do not purchase products or services through the library's Web workstations.
  6. The library provides laser printing at selected Web workstations. Users are encouraged to exercise caution when printing, as many Web pages require multiple printed pages to obtain a complete hard copy. Users are responsible for the print jobs they request.