the cs user agreement

The purpose of the Computer Science Departments' computing equipment is to further computer science study and research at Swarthmore College by providing access to data and equipment not otherwise available to individuals. We want you to use it in good faith. This document gives some examples of acceptable and unacceptable use. It is not meant to be exhaustive.

You, the user, must:

You, the user, must not:

We, the faculty in this department and system administrators of this system, will:

The faculty and students managing this system are NOT professional system administrators. Among other things this implies 1) there may be interruptions in availability of the system, and 2) accounts may not be as secure as those on a more professionally managed system.

Please note that email and other files are not guaranteed by the computer science department to be private -- please observe precautions when using this service, especially when using it in conjunction with the Internet.

Note also that the sysadmins reserve the right to cooperate with other sysadmins by providing necessary data when the CS machines are suspected of causing or being a recipient of unacceptable activity.

Misuse of this system and its services may result in loss of computing privileges, demands for financial restitution, and/or disciplinary action depending on the severity of the offense.

If you have any questions about the acceptable use of the systems, please ask a system administrator or professor first before doing anything.

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