What You Need to Know
Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities
Policy on E-Mail Communication with Students
The policy applies to any student who is, or has been, assigned a Uniform E-Mail Address (UEA), as well as McGill employees who manage official communications with students. To read the policy, click here.
Policy on Responsible Use of McGill Information Technology Resources
McGill information technology resources (hereafter McGill IT Resources) serve the University’s mission of the advancement of learning through teaching, scholarship and service to society. The University provides an atmosphere that encourages access to knowledge and sharing of information. The University is responsible for ensuring the effective and reliable operation of our systems and protection of our information technology resources. This policy outlines the responsibilities of the University and members of the University community in the use of McGill IT Resources.
Article 2 - Principles
The following principles apply to all McGill staff, students and other users of the McGill's Information Technology Resources:
1. McGill IT Resources serve the teaching, research and administrative purposes of the University.
2. Authorized Users shall use McGill IT Resources in an ethical, responsible and lawful manner, in accordance with University policies.
3. Authorized Users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their use of McGill IT Resources.
4. Authorized Users shall take all reasonable steps to protect the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of McGill IT Resources.
5. Authorized Users shall only access McGill IT Resources in accordance with McGill’s policies and procedures. Ability to access McGill IT Resources does not, by itself, imply authorization to do so.
6. Authorized Users shall respect the intellectual property, including but not limited to, trademarks and copyrights, of owners of software and Data stored in or transmitted through McGill IT Resources, including library and archival resources.
- Users are referred to the sections on Credentials, Security, Data, Public Web Sites, Network Systems Administration and Non-McGill use.
- Any violation of this policy shall be reported in conformity with the relevant University regulation, policy or collective agreement.
- Any individual who has reasonable cause to believe that there has been a breach of this policy shall report the matter to the Office of the CIO.
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