The Department of Computer Science supports the free expression and exchange of ideas and opinions and hopes that users of its computer systems will actively explore the possibilities of electronic publication on the World Wide Web. The Department encourages students, faculty, and staff to create and publish Web pages through its servers, believing that such creative work develops analytical and imaginative thinking, critical independence, and respect for intellectual and social diversity.

Since members of Grinnell College are free to express their views, even ones with which the Department officially disagrees or on which it takes no official position, the Department takes no responsibility for the contents of the pages published by individual users. The Department does not regularly monitor or censor users' pages.

However, the Department intends that its computing facilities be used towards the achievement of the educational goals mentioned above, and specifically disclaims any intention to annoy, abuse, libel, threaten, or harass anyone, individually or collectively, or to violate applicable state or federal laws. The Department advises authors of WWW pages distributed through College servers of the legal and moral responsibilities that accompany the exercise of the right to free speech and expects members of the Grinnell College community to recognize and accept these responsibilities.