Saskatoon Catholic Schools
(modified for Learning Communities)
Cyber School Contact: Agree Before Registration
You need to read over this contract and agree to the terms
before you can register for the Learning
Cyber School is a service provided by Saskatoon Catholic School Division. The system administrators of Cyber School are employees of St. Pauls RCSSD #20 and reserve the right to monitor all activity in the cyber school. On acceptance for registration within the cyber school, users will be given an account name and password.The purpose of this policy is to establish and promote the Christian, ethical, legal, and secure use of the cyber course.
Due to the access users will have to the internet, the users of the Learning Communities must adhere to strict guidelines. They are provided here so that users are aware of the responsibilities they are about to assume. The School Division may modify these rules at any time by publishing the modified rule(s) on the Learning Community. The agreement(s) at the end of this document is (are) legally binding and indicates the party (parties) who approve the agreement has (have) read the terms and conditions carefully and understood their significance.
INFORMATION CONTENT & USES OF THE LEARNING COMMUNITY
Users agree not to publish on or over the Cyber School System any information which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person or any information which would be abusive, profane or sexually offensive to a reasonable person, or which, without the approval of the system administrators, contains any advertising or any solicitation of other members to use goods or services. Users agree not to use the facilities and capabilities of the System to conduct any business, or solicit the performance of any activity which is prohibited by law.
The Division may find it necessary to access and disclose information from computer and network users' accounts to the extent required by law or to uphold legal, contractual obligations or other Division policies, and to diagnose and correct problems in network performance. Because of this, no user of the Division's computing resources or electronic communications systems should consider their messages or files private. In addition, because of the volatile nature of digital information, and the possibility of system failures and possible software or hardware problems, no user should consider that their messages or files are secure or preserved.
We believe that access to valuable information and interaction on a global scale on the internet far outweighs the possibility of encountering material that is inconsistent with the Division's mission and goals. Users specifically understand that the system administrators and the cyber school do not have control of the content of information residing on these other systems. Users are advised that some systems may contain defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal material. The system administrators do not condone the use of such materials and do not permit usage of such materials in the school environment. Users knowingly bringing such materials into the Learning Community may have their registration within the Learning Community terminated.
Any action by a user that is determined by a system administrator to constitute an inappropriate use of a Learning Community or to restrict or inhibit other users from using and enjoying the Learning Community is strictly prohibited and may result in termination of access to the Learning Community. Users specifically agree not to submit, publish, or display any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal material; nor shall users encourage the use of controlled substances. Users who observe or experience violations of Division's policies on computing and electronic communications should report those violations to the Principal or Assistant Principal of the Cyber School. Violations will generally be treated in the same manner as violations of other Division's policies. If violations appear to constitute a criminal offense, as defined by local, provincial, or federal statutes, the appropriate authorities may be notified.
Use of any copyrighted material, whether text, digital image, audio, or video, via the Division network (email or web publishing), is subject to all restrictions imposed by the copyright law. Individual users will be held accountable for violating copyright restrictions. Individuals who knowingly make, acquire, or use unauthorized software or equipment shall be subject to immediate disciplinary action.
Users who knowingly spread computer viruses may be subject to immediate account termination. Deliberate attempts to degrade or disrupt system or network performance will be viewed as criminal activity under applicable provincial and federal law.
REAL-TIME/INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS AREAS
The administrators, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to immediately terminate the account of a user who misuses the real-time conference features (talk/chat/internet relay chat).
Users may not let others use their account and password. Passwords to the system should not be easily "guessable" by others, nor should they be words which could be found in a dictionary. Attempts to login to the system using another member's account or as a system administrator will result in termination of the account. Users should immediately notify a system administrator if their password is lost or stolen, or if they have reason to believe that someone has obtained unauthorized access to their account.
The administrators reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to suspend or terminate user's access to and use of the Learning Community upon any breach of the Terms and Conditions by a User. Prior to a suspension or termination, or as soon after as is practicable, the administrator will inform the user of the suspected breach and give the user an opportunity to present an explanation.