Electronic Communications - Alumni
Information Technology Policy

Policy
The University of St. Francis is pleased to offer a valuable benefit to alumni: a permanent e-mail address that allows you to keep in touch with family, friends, and business associates, with no break in communication, no matter how many times you relocate or change your Internet service provider.

It is the only address that your friends and associates will ever need to know to stay in contact with you because it is permanent. When you switch jobs or e-mail providers your friends and family will still be able to communicate with you without any interruptions or the need to notify people that you have made a change. It's as simple as that. This benefit is offered only to University of St. Francis alumni and our special friends.

Terms of Use

Overview
The University of St. Francis (the “University”) provides current and future alumni as well as friends of the University (“Users”) with a suite of electronic services (“Alumni Services” or “Services”) only in order to support the educational, research and public service missions of the University of St. Francis. We intend for these services to be used toward this end by facilitating communication among Users and between Users and the University.

As a condition of using and continuing to use the services provided, you agree to the terms and conditions of usage stated herein (“Terms of Use”). The University reserves the right to change these Terms of Use and/or the nature or functionality of the Alumni Services at any time and at its sole discretion. You are responsible for reviewing these Terms of Use frequently and we urge you to do so. Continuing to use any services provided under this agreement constitutes your acceptance and agreement to such changes.

Electronic communications that are sent or received by the university owned communication systems are the property of the university and will be subject to the Terms of Use.

Intended Users
Users of the Alumni Services provided by the University of St. Francis are intended to be the alumni of the University and are defined as graduates of the University.   Those individuals deemed to have a special relationship to the University at the discretion of the University. Others that wish to use these Services may inquire at alumni@stfrancis.edu or call 815.740.5047 (800-822-8280).

Applicable Laws and Policies
Users agree that you are solely responsible for content, information, files, or data posted through provided Alumni Services and that you will hold the University of St. Francis harmless against any and all claims from third parties regarding content created using your user account.

Users agree not to use the Alumni Services intentionally or unintentionally to violate any applicable law. The use of the Alumni Services provided by the University is subject to all the policies and regulations of the University of St. Francis.

Proper and Authorized Use
Our Alumni Services are intended to support a broad range of communications and professional and appropriate communication etiquette is required. In particular, all standards of behavior, courtesy, and etiquette that govern vocal and written communications also extend to electronic communications.

Content or technology use that is inconsistent with or contrary to our mission and Catholic/ Franciscan identity is deemed inappropriate by the University.

Anonymous access and posting to the University services is forbidden. You must identify yourself as yourself and may not impersonate other users or individuals. All users must accept that their identity will be associated with any content they provide via these Alumni Services and may be visible to all users of the Services. You may not share your account with others. Use of accounts for the creation or delivery of mass e-mail (a.k.a. SPAM) is forbidden.

Use of accounts to store or transmit copyrighted material such as music or video files is forbidden unless permission has been obtained from the copyright owner.

Services cannot be used to violate academic integrity.

Privacy, Warranties and Liability
The University is committed to protecting the privacy of its Users. Towards this end, information about our Users and the content of material communicated with or stored within the University’s servers will be governed by these Terms of Use. You should be aware that the information posted to these Alumni Services may be visible to all other Users of these Services. While some controls exist that allow you to restrict visibility, the University makes no warranties about the function of these controls and cannot be held liable should these controls fail.

In the spirit of maintaining a strong, lasting, and dynamic relationship between Users and the University, personal information supplied by the Users of our Services will be used to update alumni databases which are themselves used to provide Users of the Services with timely information about changes to these Services as well as notice of alumni events, and other programs and offerings of the University. Please contact the University at alumni@stfrancis.edu or call 815.740.5047 (800-822-8280) if you wish to opt-out of these offerings.

The views and opinions expressed by Users of these Alumni Services do not necessarily state or reflect those of the University of St. Francis.  Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information expressed by Users of these Alumni Services.

The University of St. Francis may access your account for administrative and other purposes (such as, but not limited to password resets, compliance with University policies and other rules governing these Services, including the investigation of security incidents) as described in the Campus Policy on Appropriate Use of Computers and Network Systems at the University of St. Francis. This right extends to any information stored within the account.

The University may invoke the above policies to enforce these Terms of Use. The University may at any time suspend or terminate your account without any cause or notice to you and, in such an event, information may no longer be accessible or may be deleted.

External Content
The University St. Francis does not assume responsibility, nor can it be held accountable, for non-University links or the contents or information of those links. This extends to your use, or losses incurred by your use, of those links or the information they contain.

Administration of Alumni Service and Appropriate Use
While the University of St. Francis does not routinely monitor appropriate use by individuals, the University will respond to complaints or other notifications of inappropriate use. Use of these Alumni Services is a privilege, not a right, and such use may be suspended or terminated by the University when, in its judgment, these Terms of Use have been violated by the User.

Notifications of inappropriate use should be made to alumni@stfrancis.edu or call 815.740.5047 (800-822-8280).

Acceptance of Terms
By requesting an alumni email account you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these Terms of Use. Since we may change these Terms of Use at any time in our sole discretion, it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use frequently and we urge you to do so. Individuals, who subsequently decide they wish to end this account, should communicate that information to alumni@stfrancis.edu or call 815.740.5047 (800-822-8280).

Express Consent
Through your acceptance of a USF email for life account you hereby agree and provide your express consent that the University of St. Francis may access your account for administrative and other purposes such as password resets and compliance with university policies governing this service.

 

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