The College may provide employees with access to computers, network, internal electronic mail,
Internet access, internal and external electronic mail, and voicemail to facilitate the conduct of the
All computers and data, information and software created, transmitted, downloaded or stored on the
College’s computer system are the property of the College. All electronic mail messages composed,
sent, and received are the property of the College. The voicemail system and
all messages left on that
system are the property of the College.
The College’s computers, network, Internet access, and electronic mail and voicemail systems are
provided to employees to assist employees in accomplishing their job responsibilities. Incidental and
occasional personal use of such facilities are acceptable, provided such use is reasonable, appropriate,
and complies with this policy. The use of the College's computers, network, Internet access, electronic
mail, and voicemail for personal use does not alter the fact that the foregoing remain College property,
and that employees have no reasonable expectation of privacy with respect to such use. The College
reserves the right to read e-mail messages sent or received, to identify files stored or transmitted, and
to monitor web sites accessed using the College’s technology and equipment.
Employees shall respect the privacy of other users. Except as provided in below, messages sent via
electronic mail are to be read only by the addressed recipient or with the authorization of the
addressed recipient. The data, information and software created, transmitted, downloaded or stored
on the College’s computer system may be accessed by authorized personnel only. There is no
reasonable expectation of privacy in any e-mail, voicemail and/or other use of College computers,
network and systems. Employees should understand that the confidentiality of electronic mail cannot
be assured. CCC Policy and Procedures Manual 14 Employees must assume that any and all message
may be read by someone other than the intended recipient. Personal passwords are not an assurance
Employees may not use the College’s computers, network, Internet access, electronic mail or voicemail
to conduct illegal, malicious, or inappropriate activities. Employees may not transmit or solicit any
threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, offensive or unprofessional material. Offensive content
would include, but not be limited to, sexual comments or images, racial slurs, or any comments that
would offend someone on the basis of his or her race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry,
disability, age, sex, marital status, or any other class protected by any federal, state or local law.
Employees may not access any web site that is sexually or racially offensive or discriminatory.
Employees may not display, download or distribute any sexually explicit material. Employees may not
transmit any of the College's confidential or proprietary information. Employees may not install, run or
download any unauthorized software. Employees may not disrupt or hinder the use of the College’s
computers or network, or infiltrate another computer or computing system. Employees may not
damage software or propagate computer worms or viruses.