Employment at MTC
Revision of Policy #145
CODE 3357: 10-1-45
TITLE: Computer Software Usage
This policy applies to
the use of all software at Marion Technical College (MTC), including shareware,
freeware, evaluation, and any other software with limited or temporary license
agreements, as well as commercial software.
It is the responsibility
of each MTC employee to use all software acquired by the College only in
accordance with applicable licensing agreements and copyright protections. Unless otherwise provided in the license,
any duplication of copyrighted software, except for backup and archival
purposes, is a violation of the law. Any unauthorized duplication of copyrighted computer software is
contrary to the College’s standards of conduct.
It is the responsibility
of each MTC employee to ascertain that any software that is self-installed is
properly licensed before installing it on College equipment. The Computer Center is responsible to
ascertain that software it installs is properly licensed before installing it
on College equipment.
Each employee is
responsible for his/her usage of computer software and any failure to comply
with this policy. The College does not
accept liability for the use of software that is not acquired by the College
and installed by the College information technology staff.
The College grants
limited “work at home” use rights to employees in compliance with the
manufacturers’ licensing agreements.
The “work at home”
rights of any user terminate when his/her employment by Marion Technical
College terminates or the College discontinues the necessary licensing
agreement(s). The software must be
removed from the employee’s personal computer upon termination of employment,
or upon notification by the Computer Center that a licensing agreement is
Any individual who
violates this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including
termination of employment, and/or civil or criminal liability. Violations will normally be handled through
the College disciplinary procedures applicable to the user. An individual desiring to challenge charges
of violation or disciplinary action must follow the College grievance procedure
applicable to him/her.
Under the current
Microsoft Campus Agreement, products covered by the agreement may be installed
and used on a personally owned computer for work-related purposes during
the licensed period only by employee users who are licensed to use these
products at school. Use for personal
purposes is not permitted under this agreement.
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