ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (AUP)
FOR YOUR SUPERCOMPUTING CHALLENGE ACCOUNT

As a participant in the New Mexico High School Supercomputing Challenge, you will have 60 HOURS MONTHLY ACCESS to the New Mexico Technet, Inc., dial-up lines, computing systems and networks, to Machine Pi at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and to the Internet. Use of these facilities is a PRIVILEGE, and you MUST act in a responsible and ethical way at all times.

Through these facilities, you will be able to access information on computer systems around the world. Challenge participants, their parents, and their schools must understand that New Mexico Technet, Inc. and the Challenge sponsors and their employees have NO control over the access to specific systems or the content of information on any system. Some systems may contain material that may not be appropriate for high school students. New Mexico Technet, Inc., and all Challenge sponsors ban the use of inappropriate materials on their own computing systems, and its use by Challenge participants is strictly prohibited. Parents of Participants are asked to monitor home use of the computer systems.

Challenge participants are encouraged to seek help for their projects through network contacts. However, the information, opinions, advice, and services provided via the New Mexico Technet, Inc. computing and networking systems are those of the provider and not New Mexico Technet, Inc.

As a Challenge participant, you have access to a wide array of computing facilities and information:

Connectivity support seven days a week: (505) 343-7630 Technical support from LANL: (505) 667-5745

SECURITY

Each Challenge participant receives an individual account and password that no one else may use. Always protect your password and the access to your account. If your password is lost or stolen or if you believe someone may have unlawfully entered your account, you must immediately notify New Mexico Technet.

Email: consult@mode.lanl.k12.nm.us
Phone: (505) 343-7630

ONLINE CONDUCT

Your actions while online must always be at the highest ethical level. System and network administrators monitor all activity. Any inappropriate actions may result in your being dismissed from the Challenge and your account terminated.

Any inappropriate behavior or attempt to restrict or inhibit other Challenge participants from using and enjoying The Challenge computing and networking systems is strictly prohibited.

You may not publish over the system or network any information that violates or infringes on the rights of other people or that would be abusive, profane, or sexually offensive.

You may not publish information that contains unsolicited advertising or that solicits other participants to use goods or services.

You must not use the facilities and capabilities of the system or network to conduct any non-Challenge business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law.

Only public domain files and files in which the author has given expressed consent for online distribution may be transferred by Challenge participants. You must have the author's permission to place copyrighted material on any system connected to or participating in Challenge activities. If you download copyrighted material for your own use, permission must be specified in the document, on the network, or obtained directly from the author. For your protection, be sure to keep a copy of the permission.

New Mexico Technet, Inc. and Los Alamos National Laboratory reserve the right to monitor the activities of Challenge participants and to fully cooperate with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to information transmitted on any system connected to or participating in Challenge activities.

Enjoy your 60 HOUR MONTHLY Challenge account, but keep in mind that it will be terminated immediately for ANY inappropriate actions, not just those listed here. You or your agent may request the termination of an account by sending a notice to a system or network administrator. The termination will be effective on the day the notice is received or on a date specified in the notice. Accounts that are inactive for more than 180 days may be removed along with all files, and no notice will be given to the Challenge participant.