HAPCAP Guest Internet Usage Policy - HAPCAP

HAPCAP Guest Internet Usage Policy

HAPCAP may provide guests with Internet access upon request.

While Internet usage is intended for job-related activities, we permit Internet usage within reasonable limits. All Internet data that is composed, transmitted, or received is considered to be part of our official records. This means that it is subject to disclosure to law enforcement or other third parties. HAPCAP reserves the right to monitor Internet traffic. We also reserve the right to retrieve and read any data composed, sent, or received through our online connections.

We do not allow data composed, transmitted, accessed, or received via the Internet to contain content that could be considered discriminatory, offensive, obscene, threatening, harassing, intimidating, or disruptive to any employee or other persons. Examples of unacceptable content include (but are not limited to) sexual comments or images, racial slurs, gender-specific comments, or other comments or images that could reasonably offend someone based on race, age, sex, religious or political beliefs, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

HAPCAP does not allow the unauthorized use, installation, copying, or distribution of copyrighted, trademarked, or patented material on the Internet. In general, if you did not create the material, do not own the rights to it, or have not received authorization for its use, you may not put the material on the Internet. You are also responsible for ensuring that a person sending material over the Internet has the appropriate distribution rights.

HAPCAP reserves the right to restrict access to any internet sites deemed inappropriate for use throughout the workday. Before downloading or copying a file from the Internet, take necessary anti-virus precautions. HAPCAP requires that all downloaded files be checked for viruses. We prohibit the use of social networking sites (i.e. my space©, facebook©, twitter©, etc.).

Guests may be held personally liable for any violations of this policy. The following [including, but not limited to] are examples of some prohibited actions and activities, that when conducted willfully, may result in revoking internet access:

  • Sending or posting discriminatory, harassing, or threatening messages or images
  • Using the Agency's time and resources for personal gain
  • Stealing, using, or disclosing someone else's code or password without authorization
  • Copying, pirating, or downloading software and electronic files without permission
  • Sending or posting confidential material, trade secrets, or proprietary information outside of the agency
  • Violating copyright law
  • Failing to observe licensing agreements
  • Engaging in unauthorized transactions that may incur a cost to the agency or initiate unwanted Internet services and transmissions
  • Sending or posting messages or material that could damage the agency's image or reputation
  • Participating in the viewing or exchange of pornography or obscene materials
  • Sending or posting messages that defame or slander other individuals
  • Attempting to break into the computer system of another organization or person
  • Refusing to cooperate with a security investigation
  • Sending or posting chain letters, solicitations, jokes, spam or advertisements not related to business purposes or activities
  • Using the Agency's Internet service for political causes or activities, religious activities, or any sort of gambling
  • Jeopardizing the security of the agency's electronic communications systems
  • Sending or posting messages that disparage another organization's products or services
  • Sending anonymous email messages
  • Engaging in any other illegal activities
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