Email and Collaboration Technology Usage

Email and collaboration technologies, including Google Apps for Education, are provided to assist and facilitate scholarly communication and collaboration. These technologies are provided for official business and educational use in the course of assigned duties. The school reserves the right to access and disclose all messages sent over its electronic mail systems for the purposes of monitoring security breaches and investigating inappropriate usage as defined in this policy. The Mount Sinai Health System is obligated to comply with legal subpoenas, court orders, and similar lawful requests from external regulators or authorities.

Inappropriate use of email and/or collaboration technology may result in loss of access privileges and disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. Inappropriate use includes but is not limited to:

  • Unauthorized attempts to access others’ email accounts

  • Transmission of protected and/or confidential information to unauthorized persons or other organizations

  • Transmission of obscene or harassing messages to any other individual

  • Transmission of offensive material, solicitations, or proselytization for commercial ventures, religious or political causes, or other non-job-related solicitations

  • Any illegal, unethical, or other activity that could adversely affect the Mount Sinai Health System

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