Non-Disclosure Agreement Policy: IQ
Non-disclosure agreements are contracts intended to protect information considered to be sensitive or confidential. Information technology resources shall be used only for intended purposes as defined by South Plains College (SPC) and in compliance with applicable laws.
All individuals are accountable for their actions relating to information technology resources and shall formally acknowledge that they will comply with the South Plains College security policies and procedures or they shall not be granted access to information technology resources. All employees will complete a non-disclosure agreement for information technology resources on an annual basis.
This document establishes specific requirements for Non-Disclosure Agreements at South Plains College. (See Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Part 10, Chapter 202, Subchapter C (TAC§202) and Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Part 10, Chapter 203, Subchapter B (TAC§203))
The Non-Disclosure Agreement Policy applies to all authorized users who utilize SPC’s information technology resources (including, but not limited to, SPC Faculty, staff, student workers, temporary employees, vendors, consultants, employees of independent contractors, and personnel from other schools.)
All users must sign the SPC Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) acknowledging they have read and understand SPC requirements regarding computer security policies and procedures. This signed non-disclosure agreement becomes permanent record and will be renewed annually.
Electronic signatures are an acceptable means of acknowledgement of SPC’s Non- Disclosure Agreement.
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA): Formal acknowledgement that all employees must sign acknowledging they have read and understand SPC requirements regarding computer security policies and procedures. This agreement becomes permanent record and will be renewed annually.
Electronic Signature: The digital equivalent of a handwritten signature offering far more inherent security, which provides the added assurance of evidence of acknowledging informed consent by the signer.
Related Policies, References and Attachments:
An index of approved SPC-IS policies can be found on the SPC Policies website at https://www.southplainscollege.edu/human_resources/policy_procedure/. The SPC Information Security Program and SPC Information Security User Guide are also available on the Information Technology Services Policies website.
Reviewed by: James Van Howell, Associate Dean of Information Technology, April 11, 2016
Approved by: Executive Council, 9/17/2018
Next Review: October 1, 2020