Web Principles of Use
On-line Disk Storage GuidelinesOfficial University Policies
All Activities using Olin Resources Must Conform to all Washington University Computing Policies, the Washington University Policy on Sexual Harassment, and all other appropriate policies, laws, and regulations.
Guidelines apply to all users.
These policies apply to faculty, staff, and students equally, unless otherwise noted.
These guidelines are a subset
These guidelines are a subset of the general guidelines for user accounts and use of Olin computing resources.
EligibilityAccount required for on-line disk storage
Users must have an Olin account in order to store files on the network.
PoliciesOnline storage is provided for academic purposes. It is not provided as a place to backup a laptop nor as a place to store music, games, etc. Users may be asked to remove non-academic files even while still below their quota. If the user does not remove the files voluntarily by the deadline provided in the request, the files will be deleted by IS. As an example, users will be asked to remove MP3 files from the network. Depending on the nature of the files and the amount of space used, IS may delete the files without advance notice. Students: Student accounts are limited to 500 MB of on-line disk storage. Additional information about the disk quota system can be found on the Disk Quota page. If necessary, requests to increase quota limits can be sent to the Help Desk for review. Modifications to quotas will be made only for legitimate academic purposes. Students will be asked to remove non-academic files before any additional storage will be provided. If the quota is exceeded, the system will not allow any additional files to be saved to the folder until the quota is reduced below 500 MB. Doctoral Students: Same as other students, except that the quota is 1 GB. Staff & Faculty: Although there are no specific quotas in place for faculty and staff accounts, users are expected to use their best judgment in making efficient use of available storage. Users may be asked to remove certain files if necessary to ensure resource availability. Software programs may not be installed or stored on user's on-line disk storage
On-line disk storage is intended for the storage of data files used in support of business education. Software may not be installed or stored on the user's on-line disk storage space, unless the program was developed as part of an Olin class. IS will remove any programs found in a user's on-line disk storage space. Commercial usage is prohibited
Users may not use on-line disk storage for personal gain, for a non-University related for-profit business, to announce garage sales, or to advertise events or items for sale or rent that result in personal financial gain or revenue for non University departments, programs, or unapproved organizations. Illegal usage is prohibited
Illegal uses include, but are not limited to activities such as unauthorized distribution or copying of copyrighted software (piracy or "warez"), violation of U.S. export restrictions, harassment, fraud, drug dealing, and other illegal activities. Files such as illegal MP3s, Emulators and ROMS protected by copyright laws are strictly forbidden. Reporting Complaints
Complaints by any user concerning any other violation of these policies, may be submitted to the Manager for Networking & Operations. Copyright Infringement Claims under 17 U.S.C. § 512 (c)(3) (part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
The University has designated Jan Weller, Director, Network technology Services (NTS) as the designated copyright agent. If we are notified by her that a claim of copyright infringement as specified in 17 U.S.C. § 512 (c)(3) has been filed with the University, IS will institute a "takedown" of the site disabling access to the infringing material pending the results of an investigation. The University and its agent shall not be liable for "good faith take down" requests. Questions or concerns regarding this policy may be forwarded to the copyright agent. Minor Infractions
Minor infractions of these policies, when accidental are generally resolved informally. Administration may contact the party or parties involved through electronic mail informing them of the infraction, or may schedule in person discussion and education sessions to revolve the infraction. Every attempt will be made to resolve the infraction at this level and to prevent further infractions.Repeated Infractions and Serious Misconduct
Repeated minor infractions or serious misconduct may result in the temporary loss of computer access privileges or the modification of those privileges to prevent the party or parties from further violations pending appropriate action. Offenders will be referred to their sponsoring advisor, department, employer, or other appropriate University office for further action. If the individual is a student, the matter may be referred to the Office of Student Affairs for disciplinary action. Temporary or permanent loss of computer access privileges may result, as determined by the appropriate disciplinary overseers. (More serious violations include, but are not limited to unauthorized use of computer resources, attempts to steal passwords or data, unauthorized use or copying of licensed software, repeated harassment, or threatening behavior.)
Any offense which violates local, state, or federal laws may result in the immediate loss of all University computing privileges and the offence will be referred to appropriate University offices and/or law enforcement authorities. If necessary, such instances may result in the suspension of computing service until the matter is resolved. Users are advised that anyone who tampers with computer equipment, computer software, or computer data may be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties.
Users may appeal any decision to the Dean of the School of Business.