MILSUITE USER AGREEMENT
By signing this document, you acknowledge and consent that when you access Department of Defense (DoD) information systems:
- You are accessing a U.S. Government (USG) information system (IS) (which includes any device attached to this information system) that is provided for U.S. Government authorized use only.
- You consent to the following conditions:
- The U.S. Government routinely intercepts and monitors communications on this information system for purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, communications security (COMSEC) monitoring, network operations and defense, personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE), and counterintelligence (CI) investigations.
- At any time, the U.S. Government may inspect and seize data stored on this information system.
- Communications using, or data stored on, this information system are not private, are subject to routine monitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosed or used for any U.S. Government-authorized purpose.
- This information system includes security measures (e.g., authentication and access controls) to protect U.S. Government interests--not for your personal benefit or privacy.
- Notwithstanding the above, using an information system does not constitute
consent to personnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligence
investigative searching or monitoring of the content of privileged
communications or data (including work product) that are related to personal
representation or services by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and their
assistants. Under these circumstances, such communications and work product are
private and confidential, as further explained below:
- Nothing in this User Agreement shall be interpreted to limit the user's consent to, or in any other way restrict or affect, any U.S. Government actions for purposes of network administration, operation, protection, or defense, or for communications security. This includes all communications and data on an information system, regardless of any applicable privilege or confidentiality.
- The user consents to interception/capture and seizure of ALL communications and data for any authorized purpose (including personnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligence investigation). However, consent to interception/capture or seizure of communications and data is not consent to the use of privileged communications or data for personnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligence investigation against any party and does not negate any applicable privilege or confidentiality that otherwise applies.
- Whether any particular communication or data qualifies for the protection of a privilege, or is covered by a duty of confidentiality, is determined in accordance with established legal standards and DoD policy. Users are strongly encouraged to seek personal legal counsel on such matters prior to using an information system if the user intends to rely on the protections of a privilege or confidentiality.
- Users should take reasonable steps to identify such communications or data that the user asserts are protected by any such privilege or confidentiality. However, the user's identification or assertion of a privilege or confidentiality is not sufficient to create such protection where none exists under established legal standards and DoD policy.
- A user's failure to take reasonable steps to identify such communications or data as privileged or confidential does not waive the privilege or confidentiality if such protections otherwise exist under established legal standards and DoD policy. However, in such cases the U.S. Government is authorized to take reasonable actions to identify such communication or data as being subject to a privilege or confidentiality, and such actions do not negate any applicable privilege or confidentiality.
- These conditions preserve the confidentiality of the communication or data, and the legal protections regarding the use and disclosure of privileged information, and thus such communications and data are private and confidential. Further, the U.S. Government shall take all reasonable measures to protect the content of captured/seized privileged communications and data to ensure they are appropriately protected.
- In cases when the user has consented to content searching or monitoring of communications or data for personnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligence investigative searching, (i.e., for all communications and data other than privileged communications or data that are related to personal representation or services by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and their assistants), the U.S. Government may, solely at its discretion and in accordance with DoD policy, elect to apply a privilege or other restriction on the U.S. Government's otherwise-authorized use or disclosure of such information.
- All of the above conditions apply regardless of whether the access or use of an information system includes the display of a Notice and Consent Banner ("banner"). When a banner is used, the banner functions to remind the user of the conditions that are set forth in this User Agreement, regardless of whether the banner describes these conditions in full detail or provides a summary of such conditions, and regardless of whether the banner expressly references this User Agreement.
milSuite Acceptable Use Policy
In addition to the Standard User Agreement milSuite users will adhere to the milSuite Acceptable Use Policy. Users in violation of these rules may be prohibited from future participation or subject to more serious repercussions explained below. Any content posted that is deemed inappropriate will be deleted.
Government-owned collaboration spaces constitute official interactions and communications, but they do not necessarily represent views of the home organization or any U.S. Government agency.
- As a condition of using the collaboration capability, all users agree to abide by the "Rules of the Conduct" set forth below. Users are responsible for adhering to these rules in their postings to government-owned wikis, blogs, discussions, documents within milSuite.
- As a condition of using these government-owned capabilities, all users consent to the dissemination of their postings within the same environment.
- Users may not post any material that is obscene, defamatory, profane, threatening, harassing, abusive, or hateful to another person, agency, organization, or other entity.
- milSuite Administrators retain the right to delete inappropriate postings and revoke user privileges.
- All users shall adhere to Department of Defense Web Policy where applicable for private internet services.
- Be sure to follow Military values when using collaborative capabilities.
- All articles and content should contribute to mission success.
- Empty content created for the sake of point accumulation is not acceptable and will be removed.
- Limit postings to UNCLASSIFIED material; If CUI be sure to use appropriate markings when required.
- All content is monitored and stored along with the DMDC registered email and/or DoD enterprise username of all editors pertaining to content.
- Stick to the subject of the article or posting.
- Edits should correct mistakes or add value to the content.
- No promotion of any commercial products for financial gain (advertisements) or political affiliations.
- Content submitted within the milSuite family of sites should not be assumed to be approved for public release. Do not export content to a public Web presence without consent of the original author of that content, security manager, and public affairs officer.
- Disagreements are ok, personal attacks are not. Keep all conversations professional.
- If there is doubt as to whether or not a particular type of information is in violation of the rules of conduct, please use the Report Abuse feature where available or notify the milSuite admin team.
Profile and General Image Guidelines
By consenting to the milSuite Acceptable Use Policy you agree to a milSuite Profile created from data we retrieved using your Common Access Card courtesy of milConnect.
Inappropriate photo or image content is described as:
- Is an image of a person under the age of 18 (at the discretion of the user regarding family members).
- Contains nudity.
- Includes hand gestures or a facial expression that represents a vulgarism or racial epithet.
- Displays or implies a sexual act or the elimination of bodily waste or spit.
- Presents a pose or posture that is gratuitous.
- Displays clothing that reveals more than would be appropriate for standard DoD office attire.
- Contains content that describes or implies an illegal act.
- Includes embedded content such as text or sub-images whose content is not appropriate under these guidelines.
- Contains or refers to content that describes or implies religious or political beliefs.
- Contains or refers to content that describes, implies or incites a violation of policy or regulation.
- Presents an OPSEC vulnerability.
- Contains non-work related Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
Contributions to milSuite are encouraged but not required.
- Reference all external sources of information.
- Do not post any confidential information or any information that would infringe upon the proprietary, privacy or personal rights of others.
- Do not post, upload, or otherwise transmit any material containing software viruses or other computer code or files designed to interrupt, harm, delete, or otherwise interfere with or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
- By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that it owns the copyright with respect to such material, has received permission from the copyright owner, or that the material is in the public domain.
- The posting party further warrants and represents that it otherwise has the full and unencumbered right to post such material and that such posting will not infringe any rights or interests of others. In addition, the posting party grants milSuite and users a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or material in any manner following DoD policies.
- This site is not approved for non-work related Personally identifiable Information (PII). For more information on PII, review DoDI 5400.11, the DoD Privacy Program.
- Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.
- Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
- Your use of this system is subject to monitoring at all times. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
YOUR AFFIRMATIVE ACT OF USING MILSUITE SIGNIFIES THAT YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING USER AGREEMENT, THAT YOU CONSENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PRESENTED ON THE MILSUITE LOGIN SCREEN, AND THAT YOU CONSENT TO RECEIVE REQUIRED NOTICES AND TO TRANSACT WITH US ELECTRONICALLY.