Your Rights and Responsibilities

Your computer account is for your use only. You must not let anyone else use your account. You are responsible for all activities that originate from your computer account.

You have a right to use these facilities without being harassed. Report all incidents to UF Information Technology and the University of Florida Police Department.

You have a right to expect that your files and electronic messages are reasonably private, however you must be aware that computer systems in an education environment are not always secure and your files and electronic mail may be seen by others.

You must comply with all local, state, and federal laws, and university policies, including the University of Florida’s Acceptable Use Policy. You must comply with all rules and regulations posted in our learning spaces.

Introduction to UF’s Acceptable Use Policy

University Information Technology (IT) resources are to be used for university-related purposes. Some examples of IT resources are computers, software, networks, and electronic devices. This policy applies to all users of university IT resources, whether affiliated with the university or not, and to all users of those resources, whether on campus or from remote locations. Users are responsible for following the University’s Acceptable Use Policy.

General Rules

  1. Users of university IT resources must comply with all applicable legal requirements.
  2. Users are responsible for any activity originating from their accounts. Users shall not share their accounts and passwords.
  3. Users shall not use IT resources to gain unauthorized access to anything.
  4. Disruptive use of university IT resources is not permitted.
  5. University IT resources shall not to be used for commercial purposes without prior approval.
  6. Occasional personal use of university IT resources by employees is permitted when it does not consume a significant amount of those resources, is otherwise in compliance with this policy, and meets with the approval of the supervisor.
  7. The university may monitor the activity and accounts of any users of university IT resources.
  8. Communications made concerning university business are generally subject to the Florida Public Records Law and retention requirements.
  9. Users must not augment the university network infrastructure without prior approval.

Additional requirements apply to the collection, use, storage, and maintenance of Restricted Data.

Consequences of Violations

Users who violate this policy may be subject to penalties and disciplinary action, including expulsion, dismissal, or revocation of user access.

This represents a summary of the University’s Acceptable Use Policy. Users are required to comply with the full policy.

Proper use of UF’s Learning Spaces

You must use these facilities in an ethical and lawful manner.

You must not deliberately degrade the performance of a computer or network, or consume large amounts of system resources.

You must not play computer games.

You must not interfere with the use of public workstations or computing equipment. You must not lock, disable, or otherwise prevent other users from using equipment.