Acceptable Use Policy for ETFO Computer Systems and Networks Policy Scope
This policy covers the use of all ETFO Provincial Office computer systems and networks, including:
All individuals who use ETFO Provincial Office computer systems and networks are bound by the terms and conditions of this policy, including
All ETFO Provincial Office computer systems and networks shall be used in a professional manner to:
Acceptable use is always ethical, reflects honesty, and shows restraint in the consumption of shared resources. It demonstrates respect for physical and intellectual property, ownership of information, system security mechanisms, and the individual's rights to privacy and freedom from intimidation, harassment, and unwarranted annoyance.
Access to computer systems and networks owned by ETFO Provincial Office imposes certain responsibilities and obligations on users and is subject to all relevant laws, statutes, rules, and regulations, including provincial and federal laws related to such things as copyright, pornography, theft, vandalism, libel, and slander. In addition, professional relations between ETFO members are governed by
Finally, all users of ETFO computer systems and networks should note that there are other organizations with the power to discipline users for inappropriate use of information communication technologies, such as school boards, The Ontario College of Teachers and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation. Your use of ETFO computer systems and networks is subject to
Users shall not:
The use of ETFO Provincial Office computer systems and networks is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use may result in:
Users are required to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if they discover:
All computer systems and networks have been installed by ETFO to facilitate communications, eLearning and collaboration. Although users may have individual passwords to access these systems, all passwords and systems belong to ETFO, and the contents of emails or internet communications are accessible at all times for any purpose by ETFO. All communications, including text and images, can be disclosed to law enforcement or other third parties without prior consent of the sender or the receiver. Users should not assume that any message sent via email or posted in a secure website is confidential.
ETFO Provincial Office computer systems and networks are to be used at your own risk. ETFO makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. ETFO assumes no responsibility or liability for any damages you suffer. This includes damage to hardware or loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, misdirected deliveries, or service interruptions obtained via the Internet. ETFO specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services.