Policy: AC11: Code of ON-LINE Conduct Policy


  1. Objective of RHI’s Code of On-Line Conduct

Delineating the code of conduct and rules for using online systems and resources

  • Definition of RHI’s Code of On-Line Conduct
    • Code of On-Line Conduct is standards of employees and student’s behaviour using on-line systems and resources.
    • On-line resources include all materials accessed through a computer or online classroom network.
    • All RHI policies, procedures, codes of conduct, and rules apply to users of online systems and resources provided by or on behalf of RHI. This Online Code of Conduct relates to the use of online systems and resources.
    • This Code is designed to protect the rights and safety of all RHI stakeholders. RHI reserves the right to monitor the use of online resources by all persons accessing the system. RHI takes appropriate steps to ensure the security of the facility and the information that may be contained within it.
  • RHI’s Code of On-Line Conduct Procedure
    • Use Guidelines
      • Excessive use of the system may disrupt service to all users (for example, sending large amounts of mail or transferring large files during peak system usage). Therefore, keep the Online Services used within reasonable limits regarding the timing and amount of information transmitted through the system to avoid disrupting services.
      • Report any damage to the system or system information, whether accidental or intentional, to the appropriate authorities.
    • Private protection and policy
      • Never reveal your access code, password, or anyone else’s password.
      • Never disclose personal information of others online unless we have their authorization and we know that the disclosed information shall not cause harmful results.
      • Never give out personally identifiable information (such as your name, age, phone number, address, physical description, or school/institute name) to strangers you may meet online. Likewise, do not disclose such information in public online forums, as you may not know everyone who may see the information.
      • Prohibit sending a picture of yourself, another person, or a group over an electronic network without prior informed permission from all the individuals involved. In the case of minors, their parents or guardians provide permission.
      • Do not post the exact date, time, and location of the clinical placement site to a public forum where persons not authorized to directly obtain such information or unknown persons may have access to the information.
      • Report immediately to a teacher any message or request that you receive that bothers you or that suggests personal contact with you.
    • Unacceptable Sites and Materials
      • On a global Internet, it is impossible to control the content of the information effectively. On occasion, users of online systems may encounter material that is controversial and which other users, parents, or staff might consider inappropriate or offensive. It is the individual user’s responsibility not to access such material intentionally. If such material is accessed by accident, the incident must be reported immediately to a teacher or appropriate authority.
      • RHI is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities and obligations under the Canadian Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code to provide safe workplaces that respect the rights of everyone. Discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated. In addition, RHI is zero-tolerance using an online system to knowingly access a website that contains discriminatory or harassing nature materials.
      • RHI Online system users undertake that they will not knowingly access, upload, download, store, display, distribute or publish any of the following information:
        • Be illegal or promotes illegal acts or facilitates illegal activities;
        • Contains inappropriate religious or political messages;
        • Be racially, culturally or religiously offensive;
        • Uses inappropriate and/or abusive language or conduct;
        • Threatening or intimidating any person or subjecting others to violence, hatred, or discrimination;
        • violates or infringes the rights of any other person according to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities policies, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, or the Ontario Human Rights Code;
        • Encourage the use of controlled substances, engage in illegal conduct, or use the system to incite criminal conduct;
        • Be defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane, pornographic, or pornographic;
        • Contains personal information, images, or signatures without the individual’s prior informed consent;
        • Constitutes sexually harassing information or contains inappropriate romance;
        • solicit any user on behalf of any business or commercial organization without proper authorization;
        • support mass mailing, junk mail, or “spam”;
        • disseminate chain letters or other email fragments;

Attempt to hide, disguise or misrepresent the sender’s identity.