Technology

Acceptable Use Policy

    1. Purpose

      The purpose of this policy is to provide the students, faculty, and staff of

      Delta Academy (DA) with notice of what conduct shall be deemed

      acceptable with regard to the use of Technology, as the term is defined

      herein below.

    2. Who is covered by this policy

      This policy covers all students, faculty, and staff (collectively "User")

    3. How this policy applies

      This policy applies to all Users at all times, regardless of their location. This

      policy applies whether or not the User is engaged in school related activity

      or making use of Delta Academy Technology.

    4. "Technology" as used in this policy, means any electronic communication

      tool, system or process, including, but not limited to telephones, cellular

      telephones, computers, software, the internet, web sites, or internet

      related software and communication tools. For example, technology

      encompasses all cellular and SMS text messages, emails, instant messenger

      sessions, newsgroups, on-line forums, and file sharing and/or but torrent

      clients.

      "DA" Technology", as used in the policy, means any technology owned,

      controlled or provided by DA.

    5. Responsibilities of the User

      Users of DA Technology must take full responsibility for what they publish,

      transmit or possess. Users of DA Technology must connect equipment

      and install software in a manner that meets the technical and security

      standard set by Delta Academy. Users are also responsible for keeping

      their account information confidential at all times.

      A certain measure of caution and awareness is required by Users to ensure the efficient and trouble-free use of DA Technology.

      While DA has systems in place to combat viruses, spy ware, spam or other computer "bugs," DA will not be responsible for damage to a

      Userís technology which results from viruses, spy-ware, spam, or any other use of DA Technology . Users are responsible for adequately

      protecting and maintaining their own technology.

       

      Users are responsible for keeping their personally identifiable information, which may include, but is not limited to, a Userís

      telephone number, address, age, gender, date of birth, credit card data, Social Security and Driverís License numbers etc.,

       strictly confidential.

    6. Acceptable Use

      Use of DA Technology is a privilege, not a right. Users may make use of DA Technology

      for purposes of scholarship and academic research only.

    7. Unacceptable Use

      Technology Ė No User may use any technology to do the following:

      -Steal, forge, lie, cheat, plagiarize, or masquerade

      -Bully or threaten

      -Violate the confidentiality of another

      -Tamper with, misuse, damage, interfere with or destroy the technology of another

      -Upload, post, or transmit content that is obscene threatening, harassing, defamatory,

      libelous, invasive of anotherís privacy, hateful or radially/ethnically motivates of

      incite violence or the imminent threat of violence

      DA Technology

      DA Technology exists to advance the mission of DA. DA will manage these resources

      accordingly. Users may not do any of the following with DA Technology:

      Technology:

      -Steal, forge, lie, cheat, plagiarize of masquerade

      - Bully or threaten

      -Access the account of another

      -Generate activities which consume more than a Userís fair share of either system

      -Time or network bandwidth (ex: sending chair letters)

      -Fraudulently log in any computer

      -Forge e-mail header or manipulate other identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any system or network activity

      -Attempt to determine the passwords of others or obtain privileges on any computer to which a User is not entitled

      -Possess, willingly received or distribute obscene material

      -Copy, install or use any data in violation of applicable copyrights or license agreements (Downloading and distributing movies, songs,

      and software without authorization from the owner the copyright is a violation of copyright law. The recording Industry of American and

      Motion Picture Association of America can and do aggressively sue the enforce their copyrights)

      Utilize IP forwarding, bridging, ARP proxying, IP masquerading, DHCP, Network Address Translation (NT), IP/IPX tunneling, SOCKS,

      application layer proxies, SSH, bit torrent and/or peer-to-peer (P2P) software or any similarly enabling technology

      -Add new devices such as hubs, switches, gateways, routers, access points and/or servers of any kind to existing DA Technology

      -Use any DA Technology for commercial purposes or advertising, including unsolicited commercial e-mail (Commercial sponsorship

       of academic project, e.g., the inclusion of banner ads on a project website, is strictly prohibited absent the express authorization

      of the Headmaster.)

      -Use any DA Technology for partisan political activities

      -Install software on DA Technology that interferes with day-to-day work or hinders the operation of DA Technology

      -Violate this Policy off-campus anywhere in the world using DA Technology

      -Possess any software, resource or equipment whose purpose is to effect one of the violations listed in this policy; or attempt

       to violate any provision of this policy

    8. Privacy

      Users should have no expectation of privacy with regard to their use of Technology.

      DA may access, view, investigate and delete any and all information stored on or

      created with DA Technology. DA may do so without cause and without prior notice to

      the User.

    9. Duty of Parent or Guardian to Monitor Out-of-School Use of DA Technology

It is the responsibility of each parent or guardian to verify that their studentís use of

Technology is in compliance with the law and all of DAís policies. Failure to monitor a

studentís use of Technology may result in serious consequences.

Personal websites, Blogs, or profile directories such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Xanga are not monitored by DA. However,

Users who engage in behavior unbecoming of a member of the DA community through the use of a website will be subject to penalties.

 In addition, if DA, in its sole discretion, believes that any information on a website, or in an email or text message, is obscene or

constitutes a threat, defamation, copyright infringement or other illegal activity, whether directed by DA faculty, staff, students, or

 other DA will be compelled to contact the appropriate authorities.

Penalties

Penalties for violation of this policy may include loss of DA Technology privileges,

discipline, suspension, expulsion, or termination. Civil and criminal penalties may also

be imposed.