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Extensions and Application Auxiliary Services Policy

Version 1.0

Purpose

This policy is to preserve Fordham University's brand identity, integrity, and reputation when using extensions, add-ons, and other auxiliary services1 provided through University contracted or supported applications.

Scope

This IT policy, and all policies referenced herein, shall apply to all members of the University community including faculty, students, administrative officials, staff, alumni, authorized guests, delegates, and independent contractors (the “User(s)” or “you”) who use, access, or otherwise employ, locally or remotely, the University’s IT Resources, whether individually controlled, shared, stand-alone, or networked.

Policy Statement

  • Users should be aware that while using add-on features, they are not covered by the pre-negotiated relationship between the University and the contracted software company; therefore, they enter into a private agreement between themselves and the software company providing the add-on features.
    • The User must refer to the terms and conditions agreement of that particular application for acceptable uses.
  • The University reserves the right to restrict/remove/disable application access to prevent Users from infecting, degrading, or otherwise negatively impacting IT resources.
  • The University disclaims any liability for the loss of data or damage of IT Resources while employing the extension or application.
  • The University disclaims any liability for the use of these auxiliary services, regardless of the type of action brought against the User.
  • Members of the Fordham Community are prohibited from the sharing, posting, storing, or disclosing of any Fordham Protected or Fordham Sensitive data by the terms of the Data Classification Policy.
  • Users must abide by the terms of the Acceptable Uses of IT Infrastructure and Resources Policy and all University policies related to third-party usage.

1 Commonly applied through the Apple App Store, Google Play, Microsoft App Store, App Marketplace that may be used in conjunction with Chrome, Safari, Zoom, G Suite, or Microsoft 365 or similar.

Definitions

An add-on is a software extension that adds extra features to a program. It may extend certain functions within the application, add new items to the program's interface, or give the program additional capabilities.

Extensions are software programs that customize the browsing experience. Depending on the browser, the term may be distinct from similar terms such as plug-in or add-on.

IT Resources include computing, networking, communications, application, and telecommunications systems, infrastructure, hardware, software, data, databases, personnel, procedures, physical facilities, cloud-based vendors, Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors, and any related materials and services.

Related Policies and Procedures

Implementation Information

Review Frequency: Annual
Responsible Person: Director, IT Risk and Data Integrity
Approved By: CISO
Approval Date: June 11, 2020

Revision History

Version: Date: Description:
1.0 06/11/2020 Initial document

Policy Disclaimer Statement

Deviations from policies, procedures, or guidelines published and approved by the University Information Security Office (UISO) may only be done cooperatively between the UISO and the requesting entity with sufficient time to allow for appropriate risk analysis, documentation, and possible presentation to authorized University representatives. Failure to adhere to UISO written policies may be met with University sanctions.