Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Guidelines for Responsible Use of the Internet
The provisions stated in this document serve as an acceptable use policy
which governs the use of computers and networks in the Rio Hondo College
Library. Please note that the use of computer systems in the Library
is a PRIVILEGE, not a right. It is the objective of the Library to
maintain an atmosphere of constructive learning, academic freedom, and
proper asset management and control. In order to meet this objective, each
user is responsible for the use of the computing resources in an
effective, efficient, ethical, and lawful manner.
I USER ELIGIBILITY
The Library computers are open-access and available on a first-come,
first-served basis to students, staff, faculty, and district residents of
Rio Hondo College.
II RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All users must agree to abide by the guidelines
established in this Acceptable Use Policy
Each user must understand and acknowledge that his/her
freedom to access and display information is constrained by the rights
No person may use Library computer resources for any
illegal or unauthorized act. Specifically, individuals may not use
computing resources to violate any state or federal laws or any
regulation of Rio Hondo Community College including, but not limited
to, any laws and regulations governing the creation, dissemination, or
possession of pornography or other illegal documents or images; the
possession or use of programs, files or instructions for violating
system security; and the violation of copyright law.
Library computer resources may not be used to
intimidate or create an atmosphere of harassment based upon gender,
race, religion, ethnic origin, creed, or sexual orientation.
Fraudulent, threatening, or obscene email, graphics, or other
electronic communications are prohibited.
Changing, modifying, or eliminating Library computer
configurations and loading any application or program software onto
the Library computers is prohibited.
The availability of Internet resources will be
determined by staff at Rio Hondo College Library. As of this writing,
non-course-related chat or chat-like activities are NOT allowed.
III POLICY VIOLATIONS
If a computer user violates any of the acceptable use
provisions outlined in this document, his/her computer privileges will be
terminated and future access may be denied. Some violations constitute a
criminal offense and may result in legal action and/or other penalties as
deemed warranted by the Vice President for Student & Academic
Note: Using the Library Internet computers constitutes
acceptance of this agreement.
I understand that to use the Library Internet
computers, I must be a currently registered borrower in good standing
of the Rio Hondo College Library.
I understand that the use of the Internet computers is
a privilege, not a right, which may be revoked at any time for
I agree to report any hardware or software
malfunctions to the Library staff immediately.
I understand that the Rio Hondo College Library is not
responsible for any damage to my portable data storage or personal computer
I understand that the Internet computers are in a
public environment and accept that privacy is not guaranteed.
I understand that I may not use non course-related
chat or chat-like activities on the Library Internet computers.
I understand that any failure on my part to comply
with the stipulations of this Agreement and the Library's Acceptable
Use Policy: Guidelines for Responsible Use of the Internet may result
in the suspension of my Library Internet privileges and possible
I acknowledge that I have read "Guidelines for
Responsible Use of the Internet" and this Agreement and I agree to
follow the Acceptable Use Policy.