Before granting access to Texas A&M University information systems, users receive notification at login acknowledging the usage conditions defined by the University.


  • This Control applies to all Texas A&M University information resources.

  • The intended audience for this Control includes all information resource owners, custodians, and users of information resources.


  • 1

    The IT system shall display an acceptable use notification message or banner before login to the information system.

  • 2

    The login notification shall address the following items:

    • 2.1

      Unauthorized use is prohibited;

    • 2.2

      Usage may be subject to security testing and monitoring;

    • 2.3

      Misuse may be subject to criminal prosecution;

    • 2.4

      Users have no expectation of privacy except as otherwise provided by applicable privacy laws; and

    • 2.5

      A reference to University Standard Administrative Procedure 29.01.03.M0.02, Acceptable Use.


      Login notification may use a variety of text as long as the elements of Section 2 are clearly stated. Technology Services uses the following text:

      This computer system and the data herein are available only for authorized purposes by authorized users. Use for any other purpose is prohibited and may result in disciplinary actions or criminal prosecution against the user. Usage may be subject to security testing and monitoring. There is no expectation of privacy on this system except as otherwise provided by applicable privacy laws. Refer to University SAP 29.01.03.M0.02 Acceptable Use for more information.