This policy describes the University’s terms of service for the use of Google Apps for Education service. The University of Connecticut provides email services to support the educational and administrative activities of the University, and to serve as a means of official communication by and between users and the University of Connecticut. Various options are offered for the the University of Connecticut community to utilize email services, including on-campus hosting on Exchange and the forwarding of University email to off-site personal accounts. Students will now have their uconn.edu mail accounts remotely hosted by Google. The purpose of these terms of service is to make the University community aware of certain obligations when utilizing the Google Apps for Education service. This document was developed to ensure that this service remains available and reliable, and is used for purposes appropriate to the University’s mission.
This policy applies to all students who opt in to utilize the Google Apps for Education service.
In order to use Google’s services as provided to the University of Connecticut, all participants must be aware of, agree to, and adhere to the following:
- When utilizing Google Apps for Education services, you are bound by the University of Connecticut Acceptable Use Policy, found at http://itpolicy.uconn.edu/.
- Anyone in the University of Connecticut community utilizing Google Apps for Education services must agree and adhere to the Google Terms of Service that will be presented for review when creating your account.
- Anyone in the University of Connecticut community utilizing Google Apps for Education services must be aware that their data may be stored in datacenters outside the borders of the United States.
- As stated in the University of Connecticut Acceptable Use Policy, anyone in the University of Connecticut community utilizing Google Apps for Education services acknowledges that the University of Connecticut has the ability to monitor, use, or disclose their data, and that Google provides the University of Connecticut the ability to do so.
- Anyone in the University of Connecticut community utilizing Google Apps for Education services must acknowledge that Google can terminate their account if they fail to abide by the Google Terms of Service.
4. Of Special Note in the Google Terms of Service
Anyone in the University of Connecticut community utilizing Google Apps for Education services are made aware of the Google Acceptable Use Policy (http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/admins/use_policy.html) that states that you agree not to use the Google services provided to you:
- to generate or facilitate unsolicited bulk commercial email;
- to violate, or encourage the violation of, the legal rights of others;
- for any unlawful, invasive, infringing, defamatory, or fraudulent purpose;
- to intentionally distribute viruses, worms, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or other items of a destructive or deceptive nature;
- to interfere with the use of the Services, or the equipment used to provide the Services, by customers, authorized resellers, or other authorized users;
- to alter, disable, interfere with or circumvent any aspect of the Services;
- to test or reverse-engineer the Services in order to find limitations, vulnerabilities or evade filtering capabilities;
- to use the Services, or a component of the Services, in a manner not authorized by Google
5. Changes to this Policy
The University of Connecticut reserves the right to change this policy at any time. The University of Connecticut will post the most up-to-date version of the policy on UConn’s web site and may, in its discretion, provide users with additional notice of significant changes. A user’s continued use of the service after any changes are published binds the user to the revised policy.
6. Related Policies and Links
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Access Control for Computing Resources and Equipment
- Contingency Planning
- Data Security Training
- Device and Media Control
- Electronic Data Integrity
- Electronic Data Security Management
- Electronic Privacy and Disclaimer Notice
- Electronic Workstation Use and Security
- Guidelines for Managing E-Mail
- Individual Responsibility with Respect to Appropriate Use of IT Resources
- Physical Access Control for Computing Resources and Equipment
- Responsibility for Maintaining Currency of Legal Obligations with Respect to University Data
- Roles and Responsibilities with Respect to University Data
- Security Incident Response
- Security Policy
- Social Security Number Use at UCONN
- Systems of Record
- Third Party Access to Information Technology Resources
- Workforce Security – Access to Data