User Agreement

The value and sensitivity of information is protected by law and by the strict policies of Westmoreland County. The intent of these laws and policies is to assure that confidential information will remain confidential through its use, only as a necessity to accomplish the County's mission. County's information that may include, but is not limited to, financial, health, medical, eligibility, employee, intellectual, property, contractual, of a competitive advantage nature, may be considered confidential. (The confidentiality and integrity of information provided by the County is to be preserved and its availability maintained).

As a condition to receiving a computer sign-on code and allowed access to a system, and/or being granted authorization to access any form of confidential information identified above, I, the under signed, agree to comply with the following terms and conditions:
  1. My Sign-On User ID and Password is equivalent to my LEGAL SIGNATURE and I will disclose this code only to my emergency backup. I will not allow anyone to access the system within normal operating procedures using my Sign-On Code.
  2. I am responsible and accountable for all entries made and all retrievals accessed under my Sign-On User ID and Password, even if such action was made by another due to my intentional or negligent act or omission. Any data available to me will be treated as confidential information.
  3. I will not attempt to learn or use another's Sign-On User ID and Password.
  4. I will not access any on-line computer system using a Sign-On User ID and Password other than my own unless it is an emergency situation.
  5. I will not access or request any information I have no responsibilities for. In addition, I will not access any other confidential information, including personnel, billing or private information.
  6. If I have reason to believe that the confidentiality of my User Sign-On User ID and Password has been compromised, I will immediately change my password and notify the County Security and Privacy Officer.
  7. I will not disclose any confidential information unless required to do so in the official capacity of my employment or contract. I also understand that I have no right or ownership interest in any confidential information.
  8. I will not leave a secured computer application unattended while signed on.
  9. I will comply with all policies and procedures and other rules of County relating to confidentiality of information and sign-on codes.
  10. I understand that my use of the system will be periodically monitored to ensure compliance with this agreement.
  11. I agree not to use the information in any way detrimental to County and will keep all such information confidential.
  12. I will not disclose protected health information or other information that is considered proprietary, sensitive, or confidential unless it is within the scope of my duties, the disclosure is permitted by law and there is a need to know basis.
  13. I will limit distribution of confidential information to only parties with a legitimate need in performance of the County's mission.
  14. I agree that disclosure of confidential information is prohibited indefinitely, even after termination of employment or business relationship, unless specifically waived in writing by the County.
  15. This agreement shall survive the termination, expiration, or cancellation of this agreement.