Internet Use Policy

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) provides local and network access to its employees for purpose of facilitating CSU business and services.

The CSUSB's net:

  • Is the principal means through which network and internet access is provided
  • Provides the means for electronic messages to be communicated to users outside of the University and its network.

Electronic communication is fundamentally no different from any other form of communication and is subject to the same standards regarding form and content. No communication of any sort from this organization should contain anything that could be considered prejudicial or harassing. Unlawful, unprofessional or unethical use or misuse of this technology is prohibited.

It is the intent of the University that electronic mail, Internet resources and other electronic data resources be used by employees in furthering the educational mission of CSUSB, and to afford academic and administrative departments the opportunity to utilize the internet in support of their individual departmental missions.

CSUSB's employees are encouraged to utilize CSUSB Internet and communications resources to provide or retrieve information or facilitate communication in the performance of CSU business and services. CSUSB's employees are prohibited from utilizing CSU information resources for any unlawful, unethical or unprofessional purpose or activity.

Examples of prohibited uses include but are not limited to:

  • Any unauthorized access, monitoring, viewing, querying, distribution, plagiarism, or copyright infringement of any configuration of data
  • Violation of software licensing agreements
  • Intentional access or dissemination of materials that can be considered pornographic
  • Development of personal websites or
  • Web pages on Chancellor's Office web servers
  • Intentional damage to equipment, software or data

CSUSB is committed to fostering an online exchange of information and communication conducive to the principles of collegiality and the educational mission of the CSU. Any employee found to be in intentional violation of the above prohibitions may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination and, in the case of illegal actions, referral to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

  • Privacy Federal law permits the system administrator access to e-mail and stored electronic communications if that access is necessary for the rendition of service. Random monitoring of electronic communications by the CSUSB is not conducted unless required to do so by law (e.g., subpoena or court order).
  • Any information submitted via the Network is insecure and could be observed by a third party while in transit. The CSU cannot ensure security of data transmitted over the World Wide Web.
  • Information contained in the HTML files on the CSU website is provided "as is" without warranty or guarantee of any kind, either expressed or implied, concerning its content or accuracy.
  • CSU employees accessing the Internet should be aware that the Internet permits access to non-CSU users who are not subject to CSU policies, and contains content, materials and goods and services that individual users may find personally offensive or objectionable. The CSU does not have the right or capability to monitor or restrict Internet content; therefore, the CSU disclaims any responsibility and liability for any conduct, content, materials or goods and services available on or through the Internet.
  • Individual users are responsible for compliance with copyright and other laws. These include, but are not limited to, respect for provision of licenses and recognition and respect for ownership rights of copyrighted materials.