The purpose of this policy is to ensure the protection of Stanford’s information resources from accidental or intentional unauthorized access or damage while also preserving and nurturing the open, information-sharing requirements of its academic culture.
This policy is applicable to all University students, faculty and staff and to all oterhs granted use of Stanford University information resources. Every user of any of Stanford’s information resources has some responsibility toward the protection of those assets; some offices and individuals have very specific responsibilities.
This policy refers to all University information resources whether individually-controller or shared, stand-alone, or contracted by the University. This includes networking devices, personal digital assistant, telephones,wireless devices, personal minicomputers, and any associated peripherals and software, regardless of whether used for administration, research, teaching or other purposes.