ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (AUP)
FOR YOUR SUPERCOMPUTING CHALLENGE ACCOUNT
As a participant in the New Mexico Adventures in Supercomputing Challenge,
you will have 60 HOURS MONTHLY ACCESS to the Oso Grande Technologies, Inc., dial-up
lines, computing systems and networks, to machine mode 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. AiS Challenge participants, their parents, and their
schools must understand that the AiS 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.
All AiS Challenge sponsors ban the use of inappropriate
materials on their own computing systems, and its use by AiS Challenge
participants is strictly prohibited. Parents of Participants are asked to
monitor home use of the computer systems.
AiS Challenge participants are encouraged to seek help for their projects
through network contacts. However, the information, opinions, advice, and
services provided via the AiS Challenge computing and networking
systems are those of the provider and not of the AiS Challenge.
As an AiS 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) 665-4444 extension 3.
Each AiS 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 the
AiS Challenge staff.
Phone: (505) 665-4444 extension 3.
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 AiS Challenge and your account
Any inappropriate behavior or attempt to restrict or inhibit other AiS
Challenge participants from using and enjoying the AiS 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 AiS Challenge participants.
You must have the author's permission to place copyrighted material on any
system connected to or participating in AiS 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.
The AiS Challenge and Los Alamos National Laboratory reserve the
right to monitor the activities of AiS 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 AiS Challenge activities.
Enjoy your 60 HOUR MONTHLY AiS 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 AiS Challenge participant.