Georgetown College provides access to the voice mail network to all faculty, students and staff who accept the following guidelines for use of voice mail.

1. The college provides access to the voice mail network for personal, academic and administrative purposes. Georgetown College encourages its faculty, students, and staff to use voice mail to perform their academic and professional activities and to facilitate communication within the campus community. Use of voice mail for other purposes should be by prior consent from the Information Technology Steering Committee. Voice mail should not be used for illegal purposes.

2. Individual users remain responsible for the abuse of voice mail accounts assigned to them. It is not acceptable for users to interfere with or disrupt the voice mail system. Disruptions include, but are not limited to: transmitting slanderous or harassing messages; or transmitting pornographic or obscene information.

3. The voice mail network is a shared resource. Users are required to maintain passwords. It is not acceptable to use a voice mail account assigned to someone else without explicit permission from the account’s owner. It is not acceptable to divulge passwords without the explicit consent of the account’s owner.

4. All voice mail messages are private and confidential unless the receiver explicitly made them available to others. This is true even if the software system does not guarantee this confidentiality.

5. Georgetown College reserves the right without notice to limit or restrict any individual user’s access to the voice mail system that may undermine the authorized use of the system. The college also reserves the right to periodically check the system or take any other action necessary to protect the voice mail system. The college disclaims responsibility for loss of data or interference with messages resulting from its efforts to maintain the privacy and security of the voce mail system.