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. Your use of all information technology should be for purposes that are consistent with the non-profit educational mission and the policies of the University, and should comply with any applicable license agreement and terms of service. Members of the University community are prohibited from using University information technology and digital resources for commercial purposes.
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, including the Information Security 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.
If you develop or acquire information technology and/or digital hardware, software, or systems for the University for use by students, faculty, staff or the public, you must make efforts to ensure that the result will be accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities. If a service or system is not accessible at time of acquisition, you must work with the vendor to ensure that accessibility enhancements will be provided over time. You must also consider which modifications can be made upon request by an individual seeking a reasonable accommodation.