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Acceptable Use Policy
for the Loyola Blakefield Online Community
This Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) governs access and use of any hardware, software, network, internet, website or other computer system device or resource that Loyola High School of Baltimore, Inc. (“Loyola Blakefield”) may make available to you (including the MyLoyolaBlakefield.org website), whether you access or use those resources while on campus or from a remote location. Loyola Blakefield computer and network-related resources are collectively known as the Loyola Blakefield Online Community or the “LBOC.”
By accessing the LBOC, you affirm that you have read and accept the terms and conditions of this AUP, which we may update from time to time. Your continued use of the LBOC after changes to the AUP have been published to the Loyola Blakefield website or the last email address on file with Loyola Blakefield constitutes your acceptance of the updated AUP. This AUP will help you understand the types of activities that are allowed within the LBOC and provide information about how the LBOC can improve your experience as a student, parent, alumnus, faculty/staff member, or otherwise a user of the LBOC.
Your use of the LBOC must, in every case, be: (a) in support of and consistent with the educational and research objectives of Loyola Blakefield; and (b) if you are a student, assigned by a faculty member.
Loyola Blakefield encourages all LBOC users to comply with the laws of the United States relating to copyright. Information on copyright law is available from the U.S. Copyright Office at http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright.
If you discover an LBOC security problem, you must immediately notify either the Academic Technology Coordinator (x320) or the Director of Technology (x460). It is a violation of this AUP for you to fail to report a security problem, to demonstrate a security problem to anyone other than a faculty member, or in any way to encourage others to take advantage of a security problem.
You may not use the LBOC to access, view, upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any message, file, data, communication, text or other content (“Content”), or take any action, that:
1. violates any Loyola Blakefield rule or policy, such as the Policy on Integrity;
2. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, or tortious;
3. contains actual or masked profanity, vulgarity, obscenity or pornography;
4. impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Loyola Blakefield, or disguises the origin of any Content;
5. you know is false, misleading or inaccurate;
6. bullies, victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals;
7. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
8. harvests or collects information about other users of the LBOC for any purpose inconsistent with the educational and research objectives of Loyola Blakefield;
9. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk, or bulk e-mail (i.e., “spam”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
10. promotes any politician, political organization or purpose;
11. seeks a financial or commercial benefit;
12. alters any settings or configurations on any computer, software or other component of the LBOC, including screen savers and wallpaper;
13. disrupts the use of the LBOC by others, or attempts to disable, change, bypass or otherwise affect security, access or other limitations imposed by the LBOC or Loyola Blakefield;
14. contains software viruses or any other codes, files, or programs designed or intended to disrupt, damage or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party;
15. links to material that does not comply with this AUP;
16. constitutes vandalism to, or improper use of, the LBOC; or
17. violates the license or other terms and conditions applicable to any software or other component of the LBOC, or any website or other resource accessed by means of the LBOC.
Without permission from both technology and administrative personnel, you may not bring onto campus, any personal computer or other personal computing device.
Without the prior permission and supervision of the Academic Technology Coordinator, the Middle School Computer Science Instructor, the A/V Room Manager, or the Director of Technology, no student may use the LBOC to access any email account other than the LBOC email account issued by Loyola Blakefield.
Registration and Password
Although you may access some portions of the LBOC simply by visiting Loyola Blakefield’s website with a web browser, in order to access most portions of the LBOC you will need to log on using the user name and password assigned to you. You may not share your LBOC password(s) with any other person, or permit any other person to use the LBOC while logged on under your password. You will be responsible for all uses of the LBOC under your account, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to notify Loyola Blakefield immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password.
Consequences of AUP Violation
Your use of the LBOC is a privilege, not a right. You are solely responsible for your use of the LBOC, including any Content that you may post, upload or otherwise transmit using the LBOC. You agree to indemnify and hold Loyola Blakefield and its trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and students (together, the “Blakefield Indemnitees”) harmless from any costs (including reasonable attorneys fees) or other damages they may incur in connection with: (a) your violation of the AUP, including (without limitation) your infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights; (b) any Content you submit, post to, or transmit through the LBOC and any of its web pages, forums, chat rooms, and other features now existing or subsequently developed; and (c) your use of, and/or connection to, the LBOC. If you violate the AUP, Loyola Blakefield may demand indemnification, limit or revoke your LBOC access, remove Content, or take other disciplinary or remedial action it deems appropriate, including suspension, expulsion and legal action.
System Monitoring & Control
All LBOC activity and Content is subject to monitoring and inspection by Loyola Blakefield, including by, among other things, accessing personal folders, files, emails, and history of Internet usage. In its sole discretion, Loyola Blakefield may restrict access to and use of the LBOC (including access to inappropriate materials), and may delete, remove, or disable any Content whatsoever. Loyola Blakefield may deny LBOC access to any student or other user deemed a security risk.
Rights in Content
Content posted to, or otherwise made accessible by, the LBOC may be protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual and proprietary rights laws (“IPRights”). When you use the LBOC, you agree to abide by those laws and this AUP. By posting or otherwise submitting Content, such as (without limitation) your user name, photographs or other materials, to any “public area” of the LBOC, such as message boards, blogs, forums, user pages, comments or chat rooms, web pages, and other media now known or later developed, you: (a) represent and warrant to Loyola Blakefield that you have the unrestricted right to do so; and (b) grant Loyola Blakefield a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, communicate to the public, perform and display the Content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for as long as you are a member of the LBOC.
The LBOC may enable links or other access to third-party websites and resources, such as the online store that sells Loyola Blakefield-branded items. Loyola Blakefield does not operate, guaranty, certify, endorse or control any of those websites or resources; your use of those sites or any information obtained from them is voluntary and entirely at your own risk. Moreover, Loyola Blakefield does not and cannot review all of the Content posted or distributed on the LBOC by students, faculty members, alumni and other users. Such Content does not reflect the opinions or views of Loyola Blakefield, its trustees, partners, affiliates, faculty or staff, unless expressly stated otherwise by an authorized representative of Loyola Blakefield.
Loyola Blakefield provides access to and operates the LBOC on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis, and disclaims any and all promises, representations and warranties, express or implied, arising by law or otherwise, with respect to the LBOC and its Contents, including as to condition, the existence of any latent or patent defects, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, non-infringement, or any implied warranty of information content or system integration. Loyola Blakefield will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, any loss of files or data), or other loss arising from any use of the LBOC.
Loyola Blakefield endeavors to protect the privacy of our students, faculty, staff, parents/guardians, alumni and other users of the network or website. However, in order to allow you to access the LBOC, we must collect some information from you. Most of this information will be preloaded through the registration process at the school. Loyola Blakefield reserves the right to disclose personal information when required by and in accordance with federal, state, or local laws, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform with such requirements or to comply with a legal process served on Loyola Blakefield. Loyola Blakefield further reserves the right to provide each parent/guardian with access to the records and other personal information of their child(ren)/ward(s), and to share student information as otherwise permitted in your Enrollment Contract with Loyola Blakefield or as required by applicable Federal or State laws and regulations. In addition to the information discussed above, Loyola Blakefield collects information concerning use of the LBOC, such as the times a user logs in and out, the pages visited and similar information. The information collected in this fashion, allows Loyola Blakefield to develop and improve the LBOC.
Shared Information: Loyola Blakefield shares some identifiable information, such as name, address, and phone number, with a few business partners. The shared information is used to contact and provide certain services to students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff. Some such partners may contact you on behalf of Loyola Blakefield for fundraising purposes or to provide some discrete services and offers to alumni, parents, faculty/staff and other users of the LBOC. The agreements with our partners require that all confidential information remain confidential and that the information be used only as previously described.
Modifying the LBOC or this AUP
In its sole discretion, Loyola Blakefield may modify or discontinue the LBOC, any of the features found in the LBOC, or any services, tools, products, events, or other Content, with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party. In addition, from time to time, Loyola Blakefield may, in its sole discretion, update this AUP. Loyola Blakefield has no obligation to notify you of any such changes other than by posting the revised version on Loyola Blakefield’s website, sending a copy to your email address on file with Loyola Blakefield, or posting a copy when you next log onto the LBOC. You also agree that by use of the LBOC you agree to the latest version of this AUP. The AUP replaces and supersedes any and all prior proposals, understandings and agreements, oral and written, concerning your use of the LBOC, including (without limitation) the LAN, Internet and Computer Acceptable Use Policy.
Consent of Parents/Guardians Required for Student use of the LBOC
If you are a student, you may access the LBOC in accordance with this AUP and then-current Loyola Blakefield policies, provided that both you and your parent or guardian (as applicable) have consented to this AUP in the manner directed by Loyola Blakefield.
Use by Alumni, Parents and Guardians
If you are an alumnus, or the parent or guardian of an enrolled student, you may access the LBOC in accordance with this AUP and then-current Loyola Blakefield policies, provided that you have consented to this AUP in the manner directed by Loyola Blakefield. If you are a parent or guardian, you are responsible for use of the LBOC by your child(ren) or ward(s) (as applicable), and agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Blakefield Indemnitees from any costs (including reasonable attorneys fees) or other damages they may incur in connection with violation of this AUP by your child(ren) or ward(s) (as applicable).
As a result of our implementation of the new Loyola Blakefield Online Community we have updated our Acceptable Use Policy. It is important that this sheet be signed and returned in order for you and your son to benefit from this service. In an effort to conserve paper and to be more “green,” Loyola Blakefield made a conscious decision to not print out the Acceptable Use Policy but to make it available online. If you require a printed copy we suggest that you first consider saving a copy of the file on your personal computer or disk device before doing so. If you have no other option and do not have access to a computer at home or work, you may call The Upper School Office and arrange a time to pick up a printed copy of the policy.
Additional information regarding the publishing of contact information in lists and directories.