EHM Senior Solutions Acceptable Use Policy for Network and Internet & Intranet Access

The goal of allowing participation in the Internet and Evangelical Homes of Michigan (EHM) network is to assist in the day-to-day operations of EHM and the collaboration and exchange of information internally and externally.

This acceptable use policy applies to all users accessing the network and equipment at Evangelical Homes of Michigan, both on-site and remote connections.

In order to access Evangelical Homes of Michigan’s secure intranet site, review and accept the user policy.  Upon acceptance, you will be directly linked to the intranet login page.


Users have the privilege of using the network resources to perform assigned responsibilities of EHM. The privilege also extends to accessing the Internet to facilitate diversity and personal growth in technology, information gathering skills, and communication skills. All information on the EHM network is considered confidential to that of the organization or the residents within HIPPA policy. Any use of the Internet or the EHM Network for commercial or for-profit purposes is prohibited. Extensive use of the Internet or EHM Network for personal and private business is prohibited. Any use of the Internet for product advertisement or political lobbying is prohibited.

Users have the conditional privilege of using the following methods for accessing information: World Wide Web (WWW), Electronic Mail (e-mail), Telnet, and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) if within the scope of their employment responsibilities.

Users may not access IRC (Internet Relay Chat).

Staff members have the conditional privilege of signing-up for MAILING LISTS and NEWS GROUPS if within the scope of their employment responsibilities.


Each user is responsible for all material sent and received under his/her user account. The user of the EHM network is responsible for adhering to HIPPA policy when accessing resident information. Hate mail, harassment, discriminatory remarks and other antisocial behaviors are prohibited thru our Internet access. It is the user’s responsibility to keep pornographic material, inappropriate text files, and files known to carry harmful viruses off the organization’s network.

Users shall not intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify files belonging to other users, or misrepresent other users on the Internet. Users are not allowed to use or share network accounts or passwords.

Users are responsible for the safekeeping and proper storage of data files. Users should have an understanding of the appropriate file location for their data and shared data. The user also has the responsibility of safeguarding resident information either in electronic form or paper print out.

It is the user’s responsibility to maintain the integrity of the private electronic mail system. The user has the responsibility for reporting all violations of privacy.

It is the user’s responsibility to access the Internet in a responsible manner. Users may not share access to their Internet account.

Staff is required to get approval from the Network Administrator or facility Administrator in the building prior to subscribing to a NEWS GROUP and/or MAILING LIST.

Any violations of the use of the Internet or EHM Network should be reported to the Network Administrator. The Evangelical Homes of Michigan Network Policy is available for review at your facility.

Evangelical Homes of Michigan Acceptable Use Policy for Network and Internet Access

Agreement of Understanding

Access and use of the Internet, Wide Area Network (WAN), computers and related equipment are privileges for the user.

I have read the attached Evangelical Homes of Michigan Acceptable Use Policy for Network and Internet Access, and hereby agree to be responsible for and abide by all rules and regulations of this agreement.

Disciplinary actions for violation of policy

The guidelines on the preceding page are not all-inclusive, but only representative and illustrative. A user who commits an act of misconduct, which is not listed, may also be subject to disciplinary action.

Disciplinary actions are based on the discipline procedures of Evangelical Homes of Michigan. Management may use any or all of the following intervention strategies and disciplinary actions.

Actions as deemed appropriate may include:

  • Suspension from accessing the Internet, network, or using any technology hardware.
  • Confiscation of appropriate item(s).
  • Required to make full financial restitution.
  • Progressive disciplinary steps as applied to all work rules, up to and including termination.
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