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19.03 / Internet Statement

The purpose of this statement is to set forth University policy and to set forth various disclaimers regarding access to and usage of the Internet through University computing and information technology resources.

Internet users should understand that the Internet is a developing electronic environment that may be insecure and unreliable. The ability of the University to provide access and services is totally dependent upon the Internet and equipment, software, systems, data and services provided by various telecommunications carriers, equipment manufacturers, firewall providers and encryption system developers and other vendors or third parties. Users of the University's computing and information technology resources should understand the developing nature of the Internet and must accept certain obligations and responsibilities for usage.  

Policy Statement:

1.  Wichita State University is not responsible and makes no warranties respecting any harm that may be caused by the transmission of a computer virus, worm, time bomb, logic bomb or other such computer program.

2.  Wichita State University is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or validity of information found on the Internet.

3.  Wichita State University is not responsible for Internet materials accessible on the web.

4.  Ultimate responsibility for Internet usage through University computing and information technology resources by individuals under the age of eighteen shall be with that individual's parent or guardian.

This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual and shared with  appropriate constituencies of the University.

The Chief Information Officer shall  have primary responsibility for publication, dissemination and implementation of this University policy.

Effective Date:
July 1, 2003

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