The following notice applies to all users of SLAC information resources, authenticated or not, authorized or not.


This computer system and/or its connection to the network of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is for authorized use only. As a user (authorized or unauthorized), you have no explicit or implicit expectation of privacy.

Any or all uses of this system or network and all stored or transmitted files may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized site, government, and law enforcement personnel. By using this system or network (from SLAC or from elsewhere, using a SLAC-supplied computer or a computer supplied by another party), you consent to such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection, and disclosure at the discretion of authorized personnel. Further, authorized personnel may detain, access, and copy data from either SLAC or non-SLAC owned computers when there is reason to believe misuse has occurred.

Unauthorized or improper use of this system may result in administrative disciplinary action and civil and criminal penalties. By continuing to use this system you indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use. LOG OFF IMMEDIATELY if you do not agree to the conditions stated in this warning.

More detailed SLAC policy and rules for computing, including appropriate use, may be found at

The following notice applies to all members of the SLAC Community, including employees, collaborators, and other authorized users of SLAC information resources.

Use of SLAC Information Resources

Persis Drell, March 2008

Working at SLAC we have certain responsibilities imposed on us by Stanford University and the U. S. Department of Energy regarding the use of information resources. As Director of the Laboratory, I want to remind everyone of these responsibilities and the serious consequences to us as individuals if we do not adhere to the regulations that govern us.

Use of SLAC information resources is subject to the SLAC Limited Personal Use of Government Office Equipment including Information Technology policy, the Stanford University Computer and Network Usage Policy, and other relevant policies which can be found at

SLAC information resources are also subject to "appropriate use" requirements found in federal law and the provisions of the SLAC contract. These laws and policies apply to all data-communication and telecommunication facilities and services (including, but not limited to, e-mail, instant messaging, telephones, voice mail, faxes, SLAC data, networking services, storage media, computers and associated peripherals and software), whether for administration, research, teaching or other purposes. Connecting equipment not owned by SLAC to SLAC networks is a use of SLAC information resources.

Any member of the SLAC community who, without authorization, threatens the access and sharing of information is engaging in unethical and unacceptable conduct. Such unethical conduct includes destroying, altering, dismantling or damaging SLAC information resources, or interfering with access to or use of these SLAC resources.

The following is an outline of some of the responsibilities for those who use SLAC information resources.



Computer Hardware and Software

Electronic Communications

SLAC requires that users act in accordance with these responsibilities, SLAC policy, University policy, and relevant laws and contractual obligations.

In order to assure all relevant parties that no misuse of resources occurs, SLAC reserves the right to sample stored or in-transit data at any time. Improper use of computing facilities may lead to disciplinary actions up to and including termination and/or legal action.


Persis Drell, Director
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center