Acceptable Use Policy

The Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network's (CAAREN's) acceptable use policy:

  • Use of CAAREN services shall be in support of the network's and member institutions' core missions of research and education
  • CAAREN services may be used for all legal purposes, provided such use does not adversely affect CAAREN or other members' operations, as determined by CAAREN
  • The network may not be used for:
    • Any illegal activity
    • Gaining access to systems for which one does not have authorization
  • Institutions eligible for CAAREN¬†membership may not share an individual connection and must connect to CAAREN separately
  • Member traffic may be subject to other acceptable use policies when such traffic transits other networks (e.g., Internet2)