Protecting the University’s good name
You are responsible for knowing the regulations and policies of the University that apply to appropriate use of University technologies and resources. You are responsible for exercising good judgment in use of the University’s technological and information resources.
As a representative of the Princeton University community, you are expected to respect the University’s good name in your electronic dealings with those both within and outside the University.
Those who participate in social media as representatives of the University should consult the Office of Communications’ social media policies (http://www.princeton.edu/communications/services/social-media/overall-policies/) for guidance.
Use of the University's name
As stated in RRR, “No individual or organization of the University may use the name Princeton University or a name that suggests Princeton University, or the name of any Princeton University organization, except to the extent such individual or organization has been officially recognized by the proper University authorities or as permitted under trademark law.” Deliberate misuse of the name of the University by any member of the University community will be regarded as a serious offense.
The “people search” facility on the Princeton University home page returns an acceptable use policy statement with the results of a search. The statement is intended to prevent misuse of contact information by marketers and others. If a department provides a “people search” feature as part of a departmental website, it should include a similar statement.
Information in Princeton University’s on-line campus directory is provided solely for use by members of the Princeton University community and by others who wish to reach a specific individual or resource at the University. Use of the information for solicitation by mail, e-mail, telephone, or other means, or for creation of a database for such use or for other purposes, is prohibited. Any member of the University community who misuses the data in such a way may be subject to disciplinary action.
The privilege of using University equipment, wiring, wireless access, computer and network systems and servers, broadcast media, and access to global communications and information resources is provided to members of the University community and may not be transferred or extended by members of the campus community to people or groups outside the University without authorization. This includes providing network service to others through your own University network connection. Network service to residential units leased by the University may be extended to sublessors only when University Housing has approved the sublease.
If you administer a server or allow accounts or access for others, whether members of the University community or people outside Princeton University on a system or router you own or control, you are responsible for protecting the University's property and good name from damage by others to whom you might provide access and for complying with the University's license agreements and any applicable terms of service. You also are responsible for assuring that no copyrighted material (including music, film or television, podcasts, computer games, and software) is published on, or distributed from, that system without permission of the copyright holder. If you cannot accept such responsibility, you ought not be providing access for others. You are responsible for assuring that a strong root or administrative password is in place; for installing and maintaining appropriate anti-virus and firewall protections; for being aware of known vulnerabilities and for ensuring that the system you own or administer is not used by outsiders to relay commercial or other unsolicited mass e-mailings (i.e., “spam”); and, in general, for securing the system and its services against use by viruses, worms, or outsiders for attacks on other systems within, and outside, the Princeton University domain, or for other hostile or abusive purpose.