Doylestown Hospital (DH) Acceptable Use Policy
All users of DH's Internet services agree to and must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). DH does not control or review the content of any Web site. However, DH may block or remove any materials that, in DH's sole discretion, may be illegal, or which may violate this AUP. DH may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. Violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or termination of either access to the Services and/or DH account or other actions as deemed appropriate.
The following are some examples of violations that would constitute unacceptable use. (Be advised that there may be other violations not listed and DH remains the sole and final arbiter of acceptable usage of its Services):
- Using the Internet in a manner that is disruptive, harmful, or offensive to others such as by the access, display, transmission or download of sexually explicit images, documents, messages, cartoons, or by the use of ethnic slurs, racial epithets or anything that may be construed as harassment or disparagement of others;
- Disrespecting the privacy of others by misrepresenting oneself as another user; by attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others ("hacking"), and by not seeking disallowed access via the Internet;
- Using the Services to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services or to advance any type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes", "Ponzi schemes", unregistered sales of securities, securities fraud and "chain letters."
- Using the Services to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email. Activities that have the effect of facilitating unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email, whether or not that email is commercial in nature, are prohibited. Using deliberately misleading headers in e-mails sent to multiple parties is prohibited.
- Using the Services to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
- Downloading any software from the Internet to DH computers, equipment or networks. (DH sets limits on the use of large files);
- Attempting to damage or alter the set up of the equipment used to access the Internet at DH;
- Deliberately propagating computer worms or viruses or altering software or data residing on the Internet;
- Using the Internet for personal profit or gain or commercial activity such as the distribution of advertising;
- Violating copyright laws and licensing agreements pertaining to material obtained from the Internet.
DH requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to: MIS HELPDESK (x2000). DH reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this AUP, and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. DH maintains the right to terminate any user's connection following the detection of any AUP violation, high volume data transfer, or non-traditional end user activity as determined by DH.
DH provides public access to the Internet. There are potentially serious security issues with any computer connected to the Internet without the appropriate protection. These security issues range from viruses, worms and other programs that can damage the user's computer to attacks on the computer by unauthorized or unwanted third parties. These parties, known commonly as "hackers" may attempt to penetrate the user's computer and download information from the user's computer. If the user has unprotected files on the computer, these files may be visible to hackers on the Internet, potentially including parties with criminal intent. It is recommended that each user protect their system with a personal firewall and virus protection software. DH advises the user that he/she should consult a security expert to determine whether there are any potential security holes in their computer's configuration.
DH SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED THIRD-PARTY SECURITY BREACHES OR THE RESULTS THEREOF. DH PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE INTERNET ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITH ALL RISKS INHERENT IN SUCH ACCESS. BY CONNECTING TO THE DH NETWORK, THE USER ACKNOWLEDGES THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE INTERNET OR DOCUMENT PRINTING AND HEREBY RELEASES AND INDEMNIFIES DH FROM ANY DAMAGES THAT MIGHT OCCUR.