Cadet Internet Use Policy

Internet use is defined to include accessing the World Wide Web as well as internal/external e-mail created, sent or received by anyone using The Salvation Army’s electronic mail system.

  1. Use of the system is restricted to Salvation Army Business.

    The computer hardware and software provided to you are owned or licensed by The Salvation Army and are provided primarily for Salvation Army business. You are expected to use the World Wide Web and e-mail system, and all other Internet-related facilities primarily for Salvation Army use in furthering of your education. The use of this equipment for the purpose of personal e-mail should only do so when the equipment is not needed for educational use.

    It should be kept in mind that any message that utilizes the Internet contains the name of The Salvation Army in it and, therefore, reflects on The Salvation Army. The careful use of this medium of communication is expected.

    In addition, all messages composed, sent or received are utilizing property of The Salvation Army. They are not to be considered private property.

  2. The confidentiality of messages should not be assumed.

    As per territorial policy, The Salvation Army reserves the right to access, review, copy, intercept and delete electronic records received, created or sent for any purpose utilizing The Salvation Army computer system as well as any data resulting from its use. At the College for Officer Training, such action may be taken only at the direction of the Training Principal. All such records may be subject to disclosure to law enforcement officials or to third parties in the event of any legal action. All communications over the Internet are accessible by third parties.

  3. Password security and integrity.

    Everyone is assigned a password for security purposes. However, for the reasons noted above, the use of passwords does not guarantee confidentiality.

    It is considered improper to use another cadets’ password, except for married couples. Cadets are prohibited, from the unauthorized use of other cadet’s passwords, to gain access to their e-mail and the Internet, as defined above, or from signing on to our networks under the identity of another.

  4. Confidential Company Information.

    Discretion should be used in the transmittal of confidential information due to the lack of security inherent in Internet usage. No confidential information is to be transmitted on the Internet without approval of the appropriate supervisory personnel.

  5. Much care should be taken to avoid introducing a virus into the computer system from the Internet.

    Before any materials are downloaded and/or stored from the Internet, authorized personnel should be contacted to check for any viruses. It is imperative that you do not disable your computer’s virus scan. It must be working before any materials are downloaded from the Internet. Particular attention should be given when downloading programs and macros.

  6. No copyrighted material is to be copied from or distributed by the system unless permission has been granted by the copyright owner.

    Copying, modification, distribution and display of copyrighted materials (computer programs, textual material, graphics and other forms of expression) without the permission of the copyright owner is copyright infringement. One copy of material may be made to your computer but not to the network or server. No other use may be made of the material without the permission of the owner. In all cases, credit must be given to the copyright owner if any of the material is used.

  7. Care should be taken to ensure that messages are courteous, professional and businesslike.

    It should be kept in mind that the Internet system can be accessed by many people and the information placed on this system may be accessed and downloaded by persons who have no connection with The Salvation Army. As noted above, messages that you upload to the Internet system carry with them the possibility of being disclosed to outside parties or a court in connection with litigation. Any web pages created with Salvation Army content or links should be presented to the Information Services Section for informational purposes.

  8. Other prohibited use.

    Cadets are prohibited from using The Salvation Army computer system to create and send any messages that are unlawful, offensive or disruptive. Among those considered to be offensive or disruptive include, but are not limited to, any messages which contain sexual implications, racial slurs, gender-specific comments, or other messages that offensively address someone’s age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, national origin or disability.