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ISBER email account policy

  • This agreement is made between UCSB's Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, hereafter referred to as "ISBER," and each user holding an account, hereafter referred to as "the user." It may be terminated by either party at any time. Upon termination the account will be closed and all files associated with the account will be removed from the system.
  • UCSB's Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research (ISBER) permits the user to log in to the system, use its communication and reference facilities, and store files under the home directory of the account.
  • The user shall not violate any governmental law or university rules and regulations in the use of this account.
  • The user shall not store any documents or emails containing Social Security Numbers on any ISBER computer, server or network-connected device
  • The user shall not commit any nuisance, annoy, molest or interfere with any other user, communications device, computer network, software program, or computer system.
  • The user agrees to use their account in compliance with any system disk quotas, hardware limitations, or restrictions set by the system administrators. The user shall not monopolize system resources such as CPU time, disk space, or printer resources.
  • In the event that a user is known to cause intentional damage to any component of ISBER's computer system, ISBER will seek full recovery of costs from the user.
  • The use of the account or account services shall not be shared with another person nor shall this agreement be assigned. This account shall be for the personal use of the user only; it is not to be used in the operation of business, or to conduct the business of a now University entity. Any attempt by the user to share the use of this account, or to use it for business purposes, or to assign this agreement shall, at the election of ISBER, be an irremediable breach of this agreement.
  • User agrees not to access a file or form of communication owned by (or directed to ) another user account unless direct permission is granted by the other user.
  • The user shall not execute any unlicensed software or allow any files containing unlicensed software to reside in the account.
  • User agrees to promptly inform ISBER's sysadmin@isber.ucsb.edu of any form of security breach found by the user on the computer systems or on any network connected to the computer system.
  • The user agrees to restrict any activity that ISBER deems detrimental to the system, the networks it adjoins, and/or other systems of this system and networks.
  • The user holds ISBER free and harmless in the event of any data loss or breach of security.
  • The actions of a program created by a user are the responsibility of that user. Any program that violates the rules contained in this agreement subjects both the creator and the initiator to possible discipline.
  • Violating any of the policies listed above may result in the termination of the user's account and lead to disciplinary action.
  • The following is directed towards employees of ISBER: If the user is no longer employed by ISBER (i.e. quits or is terminated), that person's ISBER account will be deactivated within ONE WEEK of separation. E-Mail will be forwarded for up to one year.


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