Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 33 The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to faculty and staff members, students, and other authorized users regarding usernames and passwords in order to protect individual and university information and resources. Adherence to this policy will help ensure that the university network and information systems are standardized, secure, and available to all. Policy Statement Usernames must be assigned to each individual user to access any NSU network. Passwords must meet the minimum standards set by the chief information security officer and, if possible, applications and devices providing access to technical resources must technically enforce them. Faculty and staff members, vendors, and students must adhere to the standards for all systems and applications that come into contact with the university’s technical resources. Remedies The university reserves the right to • suspend access to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the network, systems, or information • periodically audit passwords for compliance • pursue disciplinary action because of noncompliance Electronic Mail Communications NSU requires students and faculty and staff members to hold and maintain one official university computer account that is used to access major computing resources, including electronic mail. These university-assigned computer accounts correspond directly to NSU email addresses (see the following). All official electronic mail communications directed to NSU students and faculty and staff members will be sent exclusively to NSU-assigned computer accounts to ensure timely and accurate delivery of information. All email communications between students and faculty and staff members, as well as administration must be sent from the students’ official NSU email account to the official NSU email account of the member of the faculty, staff, or administration. Web Pages—Use of Material You should assume that materials you find on the web are copyrighted unless a disclaimer or waiver is expressly stated. You may not place any materials owned by others (i.e., copyrighted works) on your web page(s) without the expressed permission of the copyright owner (e.g., graphic images from other web pages, articles, video, audio, photographs, software, or images scanned from published works). You may include short quotations of text provided you identify in an obvious way (e.g., in a footnote) the author and the work from which the quotation is taken. If you want to include something from another web page in one of your web pages, then link to it rather than copy it. The occurrence of plagiarism on your web page is subject to the same sanctions that apply to plagiarism in any other media. Images in the NSU graphics repository may be used on web pages without permission. Clip art images provided with licensed software may be used if permitted in the license agreement for such software. You may not place any pictures or videos of people on a web page without the expressed permission of the people in the picture or video. Every person has the right to privacy, which includes the right to restrict the use of each person’s own image. In addition, the picture or video may be protected by copyright.