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Code of Ethics

Responsible and ethical use of the computer and internet includes:

1. Using the Internet and computer for educational, informational, and recreational purposes only; not for unauthorized, illegal, or unethical purposes.

2. Not attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others; not seeking unauthorized access to any computer system or damaging or altering software components of any network database.

3. Not sending, receiving, displaying text/graphics which are illegal or may be reasonably construed as obscene or offensive, ie. pornography in all forms.

4. No copying of programs which are the property of the Alderville Learning Centre and Library. No installation of personal programs.

Policy and Guidelines

1. Non-Alderville First Nation residents and Band members are required to pay a $10.00 yearly membership to access the Library  and computer lab (other than for job search purposes).

2. Use of personal software programs not permitted. All personal diskettes are to be scanned by staff for viruses.

3. Users who want to download files may buy formatted diskettes from the Learning Centre/Library.

4. Laser printing is available at the set price rate.

5. Whenever time and knowledge permit, staff will assist users.

6. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, the minimum age being 10.  Please note that the Special Education Program has various programs for children.

7. Misrepresenting oneself on the Internet and signing up for software and other resources which affects the Alderville Learning Centre and Library is prohibited.

8. Commercial use of the internet is prohibited.

9. To ensure responsible and ethical use, staff monitor usage and have server access to all items being/have been viewed along with dates and times in which material on the computers and internet was accessed. The Alderville Learning Centre and Library reserves the right to cancel an individuals privileges if that person has shown misuse of the computer, violation of the code of ethics, and failure to follow usage procedure.

First offence: Immediate loss of computer lab privileges for three months.

Second offence: Immediate loss of computer lab privileges for six months.

Third: To be taken to Alderville First Nation Administrator and Chief and Council.

 The Alderville Learning Centre and Library provides internet access as part of its mission to provide resources for life-long learning and enhanced local and global communications. The Learning Centre/Library has no control over these resources nor complete knowledge of what is on the internet. Information on the internet may be reliable and correct or it may be inaccurate, out-of-date or unavailable at times. The internet contains material that is inappropriate for viewing by children. Parents or guardians are expected to monitor and supervise their childrens use of the internet (children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult).