An Acceptable Use Policy (Acceptable Use Policy, Acceptable Use Policy or Fair Use Policy) is a set of rules applied by the owner, creator or administrator of a network, website or service that limit how the network, website or system can be used, and set policies on how it should be used. AUP documents are written for businesses[1] Businesses, universities,[2] Schools,[3] Internet service providers (4] and website owners[5], often to reduce the potential for lawsuits that can be taken by a user, and often with little chance of application. Campus computer systems and RCMPCnet resources are wholly owned by GRCC. All messages, documents and other forms of information generated, sent or received by a user as part of this agreement with RCMPC information technology resources may be accessed, verified and disclosed by RCMPC at any time without prior notice or consent from the user or party receiving a transmission. Under no circumstances should the user expect that information, e-mail messages or pro-rata facilities that are sent by RCMPC messaging systems or Internet services or information accessed by RCMPC systems will be confidential. The user has no expectation of privacy as part of this agreement. Disclosure may include law enforcement officials, regulators and governments, as well as members of the public who make requests under the Freedom of Information Act. In addition, these messages, documents and information may be made mandatory through the judicial process. Once the computer accounts are closed, others can access the accounts or data included in them to facilitate the transfer of responsibility or the consultation of the data. GRCC does not accept the functionality or performance of the resources provided by using computer and network accounts to respond to specific purposes or uses, and the user who has these accounts bears any risk of loss or damage that results.

Computer and information departments and other academic departments that operate and maintain computers, network systems and servers expect that an acceptable level of performance will be maintained and must ensure that inappropriate, excessive or inappropriate use of resources by one person or a small number of people does not affect the performance of others.