When you accept computing accounts at ETBU, you agree to use the University's computing resources responsibly. A major part of responsible use is maintaining the security and confidentiality of your computer accounts and the information you store on them.
This agreement includes the following points:
- Your computer accounts, passwords, and other types of authorization are assigned to you alone. You should never share them with others.
- Select an account password according to ETBU guidelines and change it every six months.
- Protect your accounts. Log out when you're finished using them.
If you allow others to access your accounts, you can be held responsible for their actions on the network. For example, if you allow a friend to use your computer and they download or distribute copyrighted material illegally, you can be held responsible because your computer is identified in the notice that is sent to us from the copyright holder.
You are also responsible for following all applicable ETBU policies. For policy statements indicating what the general privileges and responsibilities are within the university computing environment, see the Computer Users' Privileges and Responsibilities page. For policy statements on more specific information technology-related activities, see the Indiana University Appropriate Technology Use Policies page.
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