March 12, 1999
UCIS Access and Nondisclosure Agreement
Telephone Number: _____________________________
Address: __________________________________ Email Address: _____________________________
Names of personnel to receive User IDs; (Each ID is to be used by a single person)
Each entity requesting access to UCIS must complete this form, including the name of each person for whom access is requested. Once complete, the form should be signed by an authorized agent of the entity and sent to the State Court Administrator at the address listed below. Upon receipt of the agreement, the State Court Administrator's staff will review the agreement and assign user IDs and access levels for the persons requested. Users specified will be notified of IDs assigned.
Terms of Access
Availability: The specific hours of availability shall be established by the State Court Administrators Office, which will make reasonable efforts to attempt to provide a minimum of 9 hours of online access time per standard work day. Availability is subject to periods of downtime caused by preventative, remedial or other maintenance; inadequate host system capacity or other factors. Uninterrupted access is not guaranteed and time periods of availability may vary.
System resources: The Judiciary is the primary user of the system and as the primary user receives the highest priority for system resources. User access is limited to the available system resources and as such, users shall avoid processor-intensive use during high-use time periods.
Confidentiality: The users agree not to disclose to any third party any non-public information retrieved from the system and that the system will be used for purposes related to the conducting of official business by the requesting entity.
Passwords: Promptly following the issuance of the User ID, the user shall log into the system and change the password from the default that was issued to a unique password determined by the user.
Passwords must be a minimum length, cannot be re-used within a specific period of time and must be changed on a regular basis.
Passwords are for a specific individual and user ID and are not to be written down or otherwise shared.
User IDs: User IDs are issued to a single, specific individual and are not to be shared. Each user must have their own, unique user ID.
Upon a user's termination of employment, the entity requesting access shall notify the Director of Technology that the user's ID is no longer in use. Upon receipt of notification, the specified user ID will be deleted.
Security: Users agree to take necessary steps as directed to ensure the security and integrity of the information system.
Liability: The State Court Administrators Office and its employees shall not be held liable for actions resulting from access or non-access to the information systems. No warranties are made as to the completeness or accuracy of data retrieved from the system.
Fees: Presently, there is no charge for access or use of the information systems by the Judiciary or the State Court Administrators Office. The Judiciary reserves the right to charge reasonable access fees at such time that it is deemed appropriate. Prior to implementing such charges, all users will be notified in writing and given the opportunity to cancel this agreement.
Termination of agreement: The Judiciary and the State Court Administrators Office reserve the right to cancel this agreement if the Terms of Access are violated, or if the system resources are deemed inadequate to support non-judicial entities.
The user may terminate this agreement by submitting a written request to the Director of Technology, State Court Administrators Office.
Data Ownership: The State Judiciary is the owner of any and all data and applications residing on the information system. Users cannot copy for redistribution, delete, alter or otherwise harm such data or applications
Support: Support is limited to direct support of the information system and can be received via the Judiciary Help Desk by calling 328-4218.
Authorized signature: __________________________________
Director of Technology
State Court Administrators Office
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505