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Islamic International Medical College Trust & Riphah International University.

Internet Use Policy

Introduction :

Computers, networks, and electronic information systems are essential resources for accomplishing Islamic International Medical College Trust & Riphah International University‘s mission of instruction, research and public service. The Organization grants to the staff and students of the University to use the shared access to these resources in order to accomplish the University’s mission. Internet is an important asset and must be managed as a valuable resource.

1. Purpose The Purpose of documenting this internet use policy is to establish guidelines to ensure that usage of internet complies with overall acceptable use Policy of It services and to protect the university against damaging , legal consequences and to educate the individual who may use the internet facility with responsibility.

2. Audience :


This Acceptable Internet Use policy applies to all permanent, temporary staff, contractors, consultants, visitors, students and other individuals employed by International Islamic Medical College Trust(IIMC –Trust) including associated sites Pakistan Railway Hospital, International Islamic Medical Complex and International Islamic Dental college & Hospital and Riphah International university.


Use of Internet services is a privilege, not a right. Use of Internet services and access extends throughout an employee’s term of employment, providing the employee does not violate the University’s policies regarding Network, Internet or Intranet use.

4. Privacy:

Network and Internet access is provided as a tool for our organization. University reserves the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review, and store in Internet Traffic at any time, without prior notice, any and all usage of the Internet, as well as any and all materials, files, information, software, communications, and other content transmitted, received or stored in connection with this usage. All such information, content, and files are the property of the University. An employee

should have no expectation of privacy regarding them. Network administrators may review files and intercept communications for any reason, including but not limited to maintaining system integrity and ensuring employees are using the Internet facility consistently with this Policy

5. Internet Use Restrictions :

• Downloading software without the prior written approval of the IT Manager

• Printing or distributing copyrighted materials. This includes, but is not limited to, software, articles and graphics protected by copyright.

• Using software that is not licensed by the manufacturer or approved by the IT Manager.

• Sending, printing, or otherwise disseminating the University’s proprietary data, or any other information deemed confidential by the University, to unauthorized persons.

• Operating a business, soliciting money for personal gain or otherwise engaging in commercial activity outside the scope of employment.

• Searching for outside employment.

• Making offensive or harassing statements based on race, color, religion,

national origin, veteran status, ancestry, disability, age, sex, or sexual


• Sending or forwarding messages containing defamatory, obscene, offensive,

or harassing statements. An employee should notify their supervisor and/or Human Resource manager immediately upon receiving such a message. This type of message should not be forwarded.

• Sending or forwarding a message that discloses personal information

without University authorization. This shall also include accessing, transmitting, receiving, or seeking confidential information about clients or fellow employees without authorization.

• Sending ethnic, sexual-preference or gender-related slurs and/or jokes via e- mail. “Jokes”, which often contain objectionable material, are easily misconstrued when communicated electronically.

• Sending or soliciting sexually oriented messages or images.

• Attempting to access or visit sites featuring pornography, terrorism, espionage, theft, or drugs.

• Gambling or engaging in any other criminal activity in violation of local, state, or federal law.

• Engaging in unethical activities or content.

• Participating in activities, including the preparation or dissemination of

content, which could damage the University’s professional image, reputation

and/or financial stability.

6. Restricted Sites:

For Students & Employees :

All Internet traffic is allowed except following sites against mentioned categories with some exceptions.

1. Community and chatting Sites.


Face book.

o Access can be given on demand for legitimate use.


2. Live Streaming.


o Access can be given on demand for legitimate use.

Online Music and Songs Sites



o Download for research purposes are allowed as information service and IT department is allowed to use internet for such download on behalf of requester.


4. Uploads and FTP.

Completely Block other then official Uploads on Riphah Websites or authorized access given by IT Manager.

5. Porn Sites.

All Knows Porn sites

7. Disciplinary actions.

Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action under the prevailing rules regulations of the university for employees and students. Additionally individuals are subject to loss of University Information resources access privileges, civil, and criminal prosecution which can lead to termination.