In support of the Departament’s mission of teaching, research, and public service, the Department of Computer Science of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (DCC/UFMG) provides computing, networking, and information resources to the campus community of students, faculty, and staff.
Computers and networks can provide access to resources on and off campus, as well as the ability to communicate with other users worldwide. Such open access is a privilege, and requires that individual users act responsibly. Users must respect the rights of other users, respect the integrity of the systems and related physical resources, and observe all relevant laws, regulations, and contractual obligations.
Students and employees may have rights of access to information about themselves contained in computer files, as specified in brazilian laws. Files may be subject to search under court order. In addition, system administrators may access user files as required to protect the integrity of computer systems. For example, following organizational guidelines, system administrators may access or examine files or accounts that are suspected of unauthorized use or misuse, or that have been corrupted or damaged.
All existing laws and University regulations and policies apply, including not only those laws and regulations that are specific to computers and networks, but also those that may apply generally to personal conduct.
Misuse of computing, networking, or information resources may result in the restriction of computing privileges. Additionally, misuse can be prosecuted under applicable statutes. Users may be held accountable for their conduct under any applicable University or campus policies, procedures, or collective bargaining agreements. Complaints alleging misuse of campus computing and network resources will be directed to those responsible for taking appropriate disciplinary action. Reproduction or distribution of copyrighted works, including, but not limited to, images, text, or software, without permission of the owner is an infringement of U.S. Copyright Law and is subject to civil damages and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment.
Examples of misuse include, but are not limited to, the activities in the following list. Using a computer account that you are not authorized to use. Obtaining a password for a computer account without the consent of the account owner.
Activities will not be considered misuse when authorized by appropriate University officials for security or performance testing.
The Computer Use Policy applies to use of all DCC/UFMG computing resources. Additional computer and network use policies and terms and conditions may be in place for specific electronic services offered by the campus.
DCC/UFMG extends to students, faculty, and staff the privilege to use its computers and network. When you are provided access to our campus network, you are enabled to send and receive electronic mail messages around the world, share in the exchange of ideas through electronic news groups, and use Web browsers and other Internet tools to search and find needed information.
The Internet is a very large set of connected computers, whose users make up a worldwide community. In addition to formal policies, regulations, and laws which govern your use of computers and networks, the Internet user community observes informal standards of conduct. These standards are based on common understandings of appropriate, considerate behavior which evolved in the early days of the Internet, when it was used mainly by an academic and highly technical community. The Internet now has a much wider variety of users, but the early codes of conduct persist, crossing boundaries of geography and government, in order to make using the Internet a positive, productive, experience. You are expected to comply with these informal standards and be a “good citizen” of the Internet.
Penalties may be imposed under one or more of the following: Federal University of Minas Gerais regulations, DCC/UFMG regulations, or the laws of Brazil.
Minor infractions of this policy or those that appear accidental in nature are typically handled informally by electronic mail or in-person discussions. More serious infractions are handled via formal procedures. In some situations, it may be necessary to suspend account privileges to prevent ongoing misuse while the situation is under investigation.
Infractions by students may result in the temporary or permanent restriction of access privileges, notification of a student's academic advisor and/or referral of the situation to the UFMG Authorities. Those by a faculty or staff member may result in referral to the department chairperson or administrative officer.
Offenses which are in violation of brazilian laws may result in the restriction of computing privileges, and will be reported to the appropriate University and law enforcement authorities.
Report misuse of campus electronic communication resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Based on UC Berkeley's Computer Use Policy]