Acceptable Use Policy

I. Preamble

UAA encourages the use of its information resources as a way to create and share information and knowledge in support of its three-part mission of teaching, research and service. This AUP summarizes, and where applicable, outlines UAA’s specific rules and procedures for appropriate use of information resources. Users will be held to the terms and conditions outlined in both this policy and UA Board of Regent’s (BOR) Information Resources Policy (see Section IV below). Where apparent conflict between these policies arises, BOR policy and regulation will take precedence.

II. Use of Information Resources

Users agree to use UAA’s information resources ind accordance with all applicable laws and under terms of use outlined in information resources policy and regulation (see Section IV below). Users agree that they will not use any information resource to transmit or post the following content:

  1. Content that does not clearly identify the author or defames or threatens others;
  2. Statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive;
  3. Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
  4. Content that infringes another’s intellectual property, including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets;
  5. Material that contains vulgar or obscene language or images;
  6. Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
  7. Content related to partisan political activities;
  8. Excessive or unsolicited electronic mail;
  9. Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings without the express permission of the owner of the copyright in the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material (DMCA, Pub. L., No. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860 [Oct. 28, 1998]).

Additionally, users further agree that they will not:

  1. Access or attempt to access any other user’s account/information without permission, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent their identity while using UAA’s information resources
  2. Engage in the disproportionate use of information resources that creates a debilitating effect on information resources available to other users.

III. Limitation of Use

Users may use UAA's information resources for appropriate legal purposes only. Furthermore, users agree that, if a third party claims that any material posted by a user is unlawful, that the user will bear the burden of establishing that the material complies with all applicable laws. Although UAA does not regularly monitor use of information resources, it reserves the right to move material from websites, block access or take other action with respect to the material at its sole discretion. 

IV. Enforcement

Violations of this administrative procedure should be immediately reported by contacting the IT Services Call Center at 786-4646 or the office of the Chief Information Officer at 786-4754. All reported violations will be investigated immediately and may result in disciplinary action, dismissal (students or employees) or temporary/permanent denial of access to information resources, or referral for criminal prosecution.

V. References

University of Alaska Board of Regents' Policy & University Regulation