Policies

By logging on to your DYCnet account, you indicate your acceptance of D'Youville's computer and network usage policies.

DYCnet is comprised of all of the college's network infrastructure and automated services. The purpose of DYCnet is to provide academic and administrative support to D'Youville College students, faculty and staff. By logging on to your DYCnet account, you indicate your acceptance of D'Youville's computer and network usage policies.

Failure to adhere to these policies may result in the elimination of your account privileges and/or disciplinary action.

Viruses
Machines with viruses are subject to loss of network usage. If you suspect your computer has been infected by a virus, contact the helpdesk for assistance.
Email
All students and employees at D'Youville are given a dyc.edu e-mail account. The dyc.edu e-mail is used as an official means of communication; therefore, all users are responsible for the consequences of not checking their e-mail on a regular basis. D'Youville will not be held responsible for poor e-mail communications, account quotas, lost or misrouted e-mails and delays resulting from the use of non-dyc.edu e-mail addresses. The use of dyc.edu e-mail shall be consistent with D'Youville policies as well as local, state and federal laws including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Though email is treated as an official form of communication at D'Youville, it is not a secure means of communication. Therefore, highly sensitive data should not be passed through e-mail.
Abuse of technical resources
Excessive recreational or abusive use of our technical resources will result in the termination of service to the abuser. Users abusing network resources through access privileges will have their access rights reduced accordingly, and in extreme cases, their accounts disabled.
Copyright Infractions
Downloading copyrighted material like movies and music without purchase or authorization is illegal and against D'Youville Computing Policies. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has stepped up enforcement of copyright laws and the monetary penalties for copyright infractions are significant.

Copyright Policy:

Downloading copyrighted material without purchase or authorization is illegal and against D'Youville Computing Policies. Our computing staff monitor network traffic for copyright compliance on a continual basis. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has stepped up enforcement of copyright laws and the monetary penalties for copyright infractions are significant. Legal downloading alternatives are available on many sites. For more on the facts about copyright infringement go to Respect Copyrights FAQ.

D'Youville College continually scans, logs and monitors network traffic for copyright compliance. Legal downloading alternatives are available on many sites.

Resources

Resources

  • Computer Labs

    Our state-of-the-art, spacious computer labs offer free computer access and printing services for students.
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  • Avoid Viruses

    Keeping your computer secure will protect you from the hassles and inconvenience of repairing your system.
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  • A/V Equipment

    D'Youville students and employees can borrow audio and visual equipment free-of-charge for meetings, events, projects, and classroom presentations.
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  • Help Desk

    The Help Desk offers free hands-on technical support for e-mail, internet and computer hardware and software (PCs and Macs).
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