St. Edward's University is a private institution fully committed to the ideals of academic freedom, freedom of expression and multi-cultural diversity. St. Edward's provides access to distributed and local networked resources as a service to the campus community. All employees must comply with the Technology and Information Policy. While every effort is made to respect the privacy of employees, it must be noted that the computers, software, files, etc. are property of the university and may be accessed by authorized staff at the university at any time. Employees misusing the system are subject to disciplinary action and may be subject to criminal or civil penalties under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.