Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
Unsolicited Commercial/Bulk E-Mail
Type
Policy
Category
Web
Status
Approved
Approved
01/14/2004
Revised
06/13/2007
To Be Reviewed
01/09/2015
Scope
Applies to all e-mail messages processed by the City of Albuquerque.
Policy
The City of Albuquerque is the owner of all e-mail addresses in its registered domains. All e-mail messages processed by the City's e-mail servers become the property of the City of Albuquerque. City of Albuquerque e-mail users have no right of ownership or expectation of personal privacy in their e-mail usage.

The City of Albuquerque reserves the right, without notice, to inspect, modify, return, reject, redirect or discard any e-mail message it receives for any reason including, but not limited to, content which the City deems as:
  • unsolicited, regardless of any prior subscription request by or on behalf of any City e-mail user, and regardless of any "opt-in", "opt-out", or other subscription policies the mailer may advertise;
  • inappropriate, objectionable, harassing, deceptive, or otherwise prohibited by the City's policies or standards;
  • intended to circumvent any information security policies or technical measures the City may have in place; or
  • unrelated to the conduct of the official business of the City.

The City may employ policies, standards, and procedures to limit the amount of unsolicited or bulk e-mail processed by the City. The City will make reasonable efforts to ensure that legitimate e-mail messages are not refused.
Rationale
It is the intent of the City of Albuquerque to attempt to enhance employee productivity and, ultimately, effective service delivery to its constituents. At the same time, the City strives to provide maximum opportunities for citizen access to City government.

Contact: Lee Stark, (505) 768-2978