Green Party of California
IT Group Policy
Draft 2 1/31/06
Acceptable Use and Terms of Service
The domain name cagreens.org
is hosted on behalf of the GPCA. As such, the IT Group has implemented this
policy to establish guidelines for behavior on cagreens.org lists, web sites,
and for any other function for which our server could be employed by
If you have a user
account here, you must comply with this policy. It is designed to protect the
server, its network access, your fellow users, and the good reputation of the
Greens. In general, you are expected to act in accordance with the Green Values
espoused in our familiar documents and proclamations.
If you’re actions
generate complaints, or you are found to be non-compliant with this policy, you
will be contacted by an IT Group administrator. If problems persist, your
account may be suspended or revoked.
We ask you to comply
with these rules in order for the GPCA to operate a useful and efficient
GPCA use only. Any web page that is accessible from
www.cagreens.org is intended for party business. Content that is not party
related or that expresses the personal views of individuals is not allowed.
This does not apply to those users who have a personal directory on the
cagreens server that is not linked to the GPCA page.
Email lists are intended to facilitate discussions of party business.
Personal messages, advertisements and solicitations are not allowed.
Discussion topics must be within the scope of the stated purpose of the list.
Subscribing people to a list without their permission is not allowed. Email
etiquette guidelines are on the IT Group web site, http://cagreens.org/it/.
No Spamming. Electronic mail is not a medium suited for
unsolicited advertising. It is designed for one-to-one, intentional,
No sharing your
password. Passwords are assigned
to individuals. Sharing passwords creates a big potential for unauthorized
(or even illegal) use of our server. Each person must use his or her own
account only. If more than one person will need access to a file or
directory, ‘group’ permission can be set up by IT.
The GPCA also uses a common password to protect those pages
deemed to be internal business from search engines and the general public. The
common password is generally available to all active Greens. Please read the common
password policy on the IT Group web site and comply with the requirements for
disseminating this password.
with other people's use of the system or the services it supports. In particular, flooding a forum with
offensive or nonsensical drivel, in an effort to make people unsubscribe, is
not allowed. Freedom of speech implies not having your speech drowned out
violations. We must respect
individuals' and corporations' rights to the intellectual property they
Do not distribute software for which you do not own the rights in any
manner that is connected with cagreens.org. This includes computer software,
music, poetry, literature, images, etc. However, ``fair use'' quotations are
activity. Do not use cagreens.org
to conspire to break the law, except in the context of thoughtful, nonviolent
No “cracking.'' Attempting to defeat anybody's computer security
measures using cagreens.org in any way is not allowed.
Remain available. We must be able to contact you. You account may be
disabled, and files removed, if we are unable to contact you in regards to
comments or complaints received about any material under the control of your
Keep your software
Security problems are found in popular software every day. If you install software
on cagreens.org, you are responsible for obtaining security-related news and
code revisions. If the package has a security newsletter or other mechanism,
you must subscribe. You must remain able to revise or replace your software.
When a security-related revision or patch is announced, you must update your
installation right away. If your installed software is out of date or seems
to be causing a security or abuse problem, or comes from a source with a
history of security issues, it may removed or disabled it without notice.
This requirement applies to the client system you use to log in here,
too. If your operating system, email software, Web browser, or libraries and
utilities are out of date, your system can become vulnerable to spyware which
can compromise the security of any server you log into. Make a reasonable
effort to keep your system(s) current. Subscribe to your software vendor's
update service and check for updates before you log in here or download email
and active documents or visit untrustworthy Web sites. If you use Microsoft,
install programs to search for viruses, trojans, spyware, and adware, and
keep them current. (Beware that the most popular "antivirus"
products do not remove spyware and adware.)
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on this policy or for assistance in
maintaining your account.