Illinois Century Network (ICN) Guidelines

All ICN traffic originating at a participant site shall be for educational purposes that directly benefit learners or constituents of the participant entity.

All users of the ICN must maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior, including adherence to Internet "etiquette," personal responsibility for the use of accounts, and compliance with Acceptable User Policies found on networks accessed through the ICN.

All users of the ICN must comply with all copyright and trademark laws designed to ensure intellectual property rights.

In situations where a connecting participant installs and maintains a computer system that allows individual users to be identifiable on the Internet, each individual thus known to the system must abide by this agreement and all applicable laws. Participants should develop appropriate acceptable use policies and incorporate the terms outlined in this agreement to be signed and adhered to by participant’s users.

Unacceptable use

It is not acceptable to use the ICN for any illegal purposes.

It is not acceptable to use the ICN in such a way as to interfere with or disrupt network users, services, or equipment. Such interference or disruption includes, but is not limited to: distribution of unsolicited advertising; transmission of threatening, obscene, or harassing materials; propagation of computer worms or viruses; or use of the network to make unauthorized entry to other computational, informational, or communications devices or resources.

It is not acceptable to use the ICN in any for-profit activity.


The ICN is for the use of authorized participants only. The ICN reserves the right to monitor use of this network to assure that it is not being used without authority, or in excess of authority; in compliance with this agreement; and in the course of routine maintenance. Participant, on its behalf and on behalf of its constituents, expressly consents to such monitoring, and if monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, to the recording and disclosure of such use to law enforcement authorities.