Appropriate use of Princeton University IT and digital resources
As a member of the University community, you are provided with the use of scholarly and/or work-related tools, including (but not confined to) access to the Library and its systems, to certain computer systems, servers, software, printers, services, databases, and electronic publications; to the campus telephone and unified messaging systems; and to the Internet. As a general matter, your use of all such information technology should be for purposes that are consistent with the business and mission of the University.
Computing and network equipment and mobile devices purchased by the University remain the property of the University even if they are dedicated for your use. Equipment purchased under research or other grants normally is vested with the University though it is to be used for the purposes of the grant. When University-owned equipment no longer is needed, its disposition must be in compliance with University policy and may not be determined independently by the user of the equipment.
Tampering with University-owned IT equipment, including cell or smart phones, is defined as making unauthorized changes to the hardware or system-level software that may be in conflict with license or may void applicable warranties. University employees must not perform or condone such actions. Exceptions sometimes may be made for purposes of academic research.
Personal use of the University's IT and digital resources, except for students enrolled at the University, should be incidental and kept to a minimum. For example, use of such resources by an employee for other than work-related matters should be reasonable and limited so that it does not prevent the employee from attending to and completing work effectively and efficiently, does not incur additional cost to the University, and does not preclude others with work-related needs from using the resources, including the shared campus and Internet bandwidth. Individual departments or units may place additional restrictions on personal use of the resources by their employees.