Terms of Service
This Terms of Service Agreement between IAHTI courseware and
your institution, constitutes acceptable use of intellectual property,
defines acceptable use and user responsibilities, general privacy
policy, as well as unauthorized use, related to the courses and
institutions under contract with IAHTI. These terms remain in
force for the entire duration of the contract. All other rights are
Acceptable Use Clause
IAHTI intellectual property, courseware and
computers attached to our network, and any associated computational
resource or service, are for the use of persons affiliated with your
institution including faculty, staff, contractors and students.
Access to IAHTI materials are provided to your institution to
further your school's mission of creating a respectful and collegial
environment. The use of these resources should be consistent with
this policy, the institution's desired use, security policies, and
other applicable regulations including the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Rule (COPPA, 2012). By using this course and associated
electronic resources, all individuals, including, but not limited
to, employees, students, customers, and affiliated student
organizations such as Greek organizations, unconditionally accept
the terms of this policy. For more information on COPPA, please
Acceptable use of IAHTI courseware are
based on common sense, decency, ethical use, civility, and data use
security applied to the computing environment provided by your
institution. All students and authorized users may expect reasonable
privacy with regard to all computer files and e-mail.
Notwithstanding, IAHTI at the request of the host
institution may access university-owned or networked computers for
maintenance and upgrades and to monitor or troubleshoot networks for
course-related security, network audits, investigations, and/or
legal requirements. Computers or systems may also be accessed
through established procedures for reasonably suspected abuse of
this policy and/or other institutionally acceptable use policies. If
illicit activity or data security breach of any kind is suspected as
a result of routine monitoring, an internal or external
investigation may result, specific to your institutional IT policies
and procedures. Users may be entitled to notification of such
access, and, whenever possible, notification should precede access.
Any actions that compromise the integrity of IAHTI data networks,
linked institutional networks, services, or resources is strictly
prohibited. Examples of unacceptable uses include, but are not
limited to, the following:
Using the resources for any purpose which violates federal or
Using the resources for commercial, sales, and advertising
purposes without IAHTI's approval.
Sending or storing for retrieval patently harassing,
intimidating, or abusive material.
Misrepresenting your identity or affiliation while using
information technology resources.
Using someone else's identity and password for access to
information technology resources, logging others into the
network to access information technology resources, or using the
network to make unauthorized entry to other computational,
information, or communications devices or resources.
Attempting to evade, disable, or "crack" passwords or other
security provisions of systems on the network.
Reproducing and/or distributing material protected by copyright,
trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property without
Copying or modifying files belonging to IAHTI, or hosted
institutional course site, without authorization, including
Using the resources for political activities, including
organizing or participating in any political meeting, rally,
demonstration, soliciting contributions or votes, distributing
material, surveying or polling for information connected to a
political campaign, completing political surveys or polling
information, and any other activities prohibited under the
ethics act and/or other state/federal laws.
Purposefully interfering with or disrupting another information
technology user's work as well as the proper function of
information processing and network services or equipment.
- Intercepting or altering network packets.
Certain violations of this acceptable use policy, which involve the
potential for illegal conduct (including accessing certain course
files, or any activity which may constitute fraud or the
misappropriation of IAHTI's courseware), may be reported to
external agencies or law enforcement for investigation. Contact your
institution's IT Dept. or Dean of Students for more information on
your institution's policy on acceptable use.