I have read and agree the above expectations and security conditions below: Signature: …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Date: ………………………………………..
Isle of Wight IT security conditions as of March 2016
The Trust actively promotes the use of information technology as a resource for its staff but is acutely aware of the problems surrounding confidentiality, security, data protection and computer misuse. For this reason a number of policies, rules and guidelines exist that inform users of the conduct that is expected in using any computer facilities within the Trust.
The computer network is monitored continuously and in particular a record is made of potential security breaches, e-mail usage and ALL traffic passing in or out of the Trust to the Internet.
If you feel that you are the innocent victim of someone else's action that is likely to cause you to contravene the rules set out below then contact the Information Technology Operations Manager immediately on tel. 01983 555799.
In the following ‘transmission’ includes the knowing access to or downloading of material from sites outside the Trust as well as forward transmission of material and the term Internet includes JANET (Joint Academic Network).
The Trust's computing resources (hardware, software, networks) may not be used for any of the following:
The creation, transmission or download(other than for properly supervised and lawful research purposes) of any offensive, obscene or indecent images, data or other material, or any data capable of being resolved into obscene or indecent images or material
The creation or transmission of material which is designed or likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
The creation or transmission of defamatory material
The transmission of material such that this infringes the copyright of another person
The transmission of unsolicited commercial or advertising material either to other members of staff, or to organisations connected to other networks
2. Where the network is being used to access another network, any abuse of the acceptable use policy of that network will be regarded as unacceptable use
3. It is not permitted to provide access to the network for third parties. This could result in disciplinary action.
4. It is the responsibility of all users to take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance with the conditions set out in this Policy document, and to ensure that unacceptable use of the network, or the Internet does not occur. The discharge of this responsibility must include informing the IT department of any misuse, or suspected misuse, of the network, or the Internet that comes to their attention.
5. Where necessary, services may be withdrawn from users by the IT Manager and, following discussion with the appropriate managers, the employing Trust may take further action depending on the circumstances. This may include action under the employing Trust's disciplinary policy, which in cases of gross misconduct will result in dismissal.
6. Where violation of this policy is illegal or unlawful or results in loss or damage to the Trusts or the resources of third parties accessible via the network, or the Internet the matter will be referred for legal action.
Usage of this service, denotes acceptance of the rules and guidance contained in this statement.