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​​​​​​​​​​​​10.2 Overview​​

​All users of archdiocesan information technology, data, and records, whether the users are lay or clergy, paid or volunteer, are obliged to use, respect, and apply technology in a safe, secure, and dignified manner.​ All electronic communications are subject to various state and federal laws, as well as the applicable policies of the archdiocese and the particular location, as appropriate.

​​The archdiocese and its locations provide clergy, staff, students, parents/guardians, parishioners, and other authorized users with access to information technology devices, services, and resources to enable them to fulfill their various responsibilities in the archdiocese. The Archdiocesan Community ​Email Service (ACES)​, which is the archdiocesan-wide email and authentication system, facilitates broad effective use of electronic communications in the archdiocese.  To fully participate in archdiocesan communications all users must have an ACES account.  ACES accounts also give access to the archdiocesan Yammer network, which facilitates communications among such groups as parish business administrators, C3 participants, and the like.​  Users who receive an archdiocesan device, which is connected to ACES, are expected to use their archdiocesan ACES email address for archdiocesan business. ​

To guide locations to resources and to respond to direct questions or concerns, the ACC Help Desk ( is available for all locations.​