Department of
Computer & Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
California State University, Bakersfield

Acceptable Use Policy

The following guidelines pertain to a student's use of network and computer equipment within the Computer Science department, including, but not limited to lab PCs and workstations, servers, dial-in modems, network bandwidth, and printers.

General Guidelines

Any use of computers with the intent to harm individuals or property is a crime. The Computer Science department will cooperate as prescribed by law with legal authorities and/or injured parties in the investigation of any such activity, including, but not limited to:

Specific Guidelines

Failure to follow the above guidelines may result in suspension or immediate termination without notice of your account.

These guidelines are subject to change and the user is bound by any and all such changes.

The Computer Science department reserves the right to view the personal files of any user suspected of violating the acceptable use policy or as deemed necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the computer systems. Actions include, but are not limited to, examining accounting logs and other records, accessing a user's mailbox, or viewing a user's files. The Computer Science department reserves the right to monitor network traffic, including email, at any time for security and network maintenance purposes. The department assumes no liability for the loss of private or confidential material.