Policy I-22

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APPROPRIATE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Use of Indiana University information technology resources is restricted to purposes related to the university’s mission of research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement. Eligible individuals are provided access in order to support their studies, instruction, duties as employees, official business with the university, and other university-sanctioned activities. Individuals may not share with or transfer to others their university accounts including network IDs, passwords, or other access codes that allow them to gain access to university information technology resources. Indiana University technology resources may not be used in a manner that violates the law, for private commercial activities that are not approved by the university, for personal private gain, or for political campaigning and similar activities that are inconsistent with the university’s tax-exempt status.

Incidental personal use (e.g. personal messages to family and friends) is an accepted and appropriate benefit of being associated with Indiana University’s rich technology environment. Appropriate incidental personal use of technology resources does not result in any measurable cost to the university, and benefits the university by allowing personnel to avoid needless inconvenience. Incidental personal use must adhere to all applicable university policies. Under no circumstances may incidental personal use involve violations of the law, interfere with the fulfillment of an employee’s university responsibilities, or adversely impact or conflict with activities supporting the mission of the university.

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