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									                                            Central Nine Career Center
                                  Rules & Code of Ethics Relating to Computer Users

Internet access is now available to students & staff members at Central Nine Career Center. Our goal in providing this
service is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication.

The Internet is an electronic highway connecting thousands of computers all over the world and millions of individual
subscribers. Students and staff members have access to:
     Electronic mail communication with people all over the world
     Public domain software and shareware of all types
     Discussion groups on a wide range of topics ranging from international business, to the environment, to politics,
        to computer technology
     Access to many university library catalogs and the Library of Congress
Today's accessibility to computers and people all over the world bring with it availability of material that may not be
considered to be of educational value. On a global network it is impossible to control all materials and information.
Eventually, users may discover some information to be controversial. We at Central Nine firmly believe that the
educational benefits of this informational interaction on the world wide network far outweighs the negative reaction of
improper material handling.

Internet access is coordinated through a complex association of government agencies and regional/state networks. In
addition, the smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the end users who must adhere to strict
terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided here so that the end user is aware of his/her
responsibilities. A computer user who violates these terms and conditions shall lose computer privileges, may be
suspended from school, and may be subject to applicable penalties of law.

All users shall be held financially liable for any damages as a result of the user's misuse of computer privileges. The
Technology Coordinator of Central Nine Career Center is monitoring the web browser used to access web pages.

The signature at the end of this document is legally binding and indicates the party who signed has read the terms and
conditions carefully and understands their significance. The educational value of the Internet is the joint responsibility of
the student, parents of high school students, and Central Nine staff members.
                                       General Computer Use - Terms & Conditions
     A student must have permission from and supervision of the instructor to use Central Nine's computer equipment
        and software. Central Nine's Technology Coordinator will provide the students with a user account and will
        monitor the system security. The instructor will monitor the user privileges.
     Playing non-educational games or using the computer resources for other non-academic activates is prohibited.
        Instructors will not allow games to be stored on hard drives.
     Making unauthorized copies of software found on school computers, either by copying them onto diskettes or
        onto other computers through electronic mail or bulletin boards, is prohibited.
     Use of another user's account is prohibited.
     Copying, changing, reading, or using files of another user is prohibited.
     Unauthorized access to system programs or computer equipment is prohibited. The removal of any cover plate,
        screws, or parts of the equipment at computer workstations is prohibited without proper authorization from an
        instructor or the technology coordinator.
     A work disk shall be scanned for viruses before use.
     In consideration of Central Nine's providing the user with access to Central Nine's computer equipment and
        software, the user and in the case of high school student, his/her parents or guardians, agree to hold Central Nine
        harmless. They also agree to indemnify Central Nine from any and all liability; loss or damages Central Nine
        may suffer as a result of any claims, demands, attorney's fees, costs or judgments against it arising out of the user
        violation of these computer use terms and conditions.
                                                Internet - Terms & Conditions
The use of an account must be in support of educational research and/or communication and consistent with educational
objectives of Central Nine Career Center. Transmission of any material in violation of any federal, state, or local
regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to; copyright material; threatening or obscene material; use for
commercial activities; use for product advertisement or political lobbying.
The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges. A
student shall have staff approval before utilizing the Internet and shall use his/her own account. Using another
individual's account is prohibited.

Each user shall abide by the following rules for network use. These include the following:
     Use proper and courteous written language in the messages; not allowed are vulgarities or any other inappropriate
         language. Messages shall not contain profanity, obscene comments, sexually explicit material, expression of
         bigotry, racism, or hate.
     To access, upload, download or distribute pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit materials is prohibited.
     A user's name, personal addresses or phone number shall not be revealed. Other individuals' names, personal
         address, or phone numbers shall not be revealed.
     Note that electronic mail (E-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system do have access
         to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
     The network shall not be used in such a way that you disrupt the use of the network or other users.
     All communications and information accessible via the network shall be assumed to be under the guidelines of
         copyright laws.
Vandalism shall result in cancellation of privileges. Vandalism is defined as a malicious attempt to harm or destroy data
of another user, Internet, or any network. This includes, but is not limited to: the uploading or creation of computer
viruses, changing of system default or passwords, destroying network data and damaging computer equipment.

Users shall not respond to any unsolicited online contact. Students' shall notify his/her instructor of any such instances.
The staff will then notify the technology coordinator. Families should be aware that some material accessible via the
Internet might contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive to some people. In addition,
it is possible to purchase certain goods and services via the Internet which could result in unwanted financial obligations
for which a user and, in the case of a high school student, his/her parents or guardians may be liable.

Central Nine Career Center makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for this service it is
providing. Central Nine will not be responsible for any damages incurred by a user. This includes loss of data resulting
from delays, no deliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or user errors or
omissions. Use of that information obtained via the Internet is at the user's risk. Central Nine specifically does not have
any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through this service.

In consideration of Central Nine's providing the user with access to the Internet, the user and, in the case of a high school
student, his/her/parents or guardians agree to hold Central Nine harmless. They also agree to indemnify Central Nine
from any and all liability, loss or damages Central Nine may suffer as a result of any claims, demands, attorney's fee, costs
or judgments against it arising out of the user violation of these Internet terms and conditions.

Violations of the terms and conditions described above shall result in disciplinary action. It is a criminal act under Indiana
law to access a computer system and damage or alter a computer program/data without consent of the owner. A computer
user who violates these terms and conditions shall lose computer privileges, may be suspended from school, and may be
subject to applicable penalties of law. All users will be held financially liable for any damages as a result of the user's
misuse of computer privileges.

The Rules and Code of Ethics Relating to Computer Users at Central Nine Career Center is available on request for
review by all parents, guardians, and other members of the community.
                                              Central Nine Career Center
                                  Rules & Code of Ethics Relating to Computer Users

                 Do NOT tear off this portion - the complete form must be returned to the OFFICE.
                              If you would like a copy – one will be provided to you.

I have read and agree to follow the Rules & Code of Ethics for Central Nine's Computer users, as stated.

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