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Regulations for using computing facilities
If you break these rules you may be breaking the criminal or civil law and may be liable to University disciplinary action. You should read the full regulations; this summary does not form part of the regulations.
- These rules apply to anyone using any kind of computer hardware or software, for any purpose, at the University of Exeter, even if it’s their own equipment and even if it’s not connected to the institution through a network. They also apply to anyone at the University using the computer facilities of another university, college or organisation.
- You must obtain a username and password for the system you want to use. To use systems managed by Academic Services, you will need to get your IT account activated. You must keep your password secret – you could be in trouble if someone else misuses it.
- Some personal use of the IT facilities is permitted but use for authorised University purposes must always be given priority. Special permission is needed to use computers for commercial or outside work. There may be charges for some computer use.
- You must make sure you know how to use the equipment. You need permission to move any equipment that you do not own, to borrow anything or to connect any new hardware.
- You mustn’t damage, interfere with, or modify any hardware or software. Note also:
- You must normally get permission to load any new software.
- You must not introduce, or risk introducing, malicious code, viruses or anything similar.
- You must not use, copy, download or distribute copyright material without permission.
- You must not try to access any information which you are not permitted to access.
- Never interfere with any other user’s data.
- You must not create, download, view or circulate any offensive material.
- You must not knowingly do anything to disrupt the work of others.
If in any doubt, contact the IT Help Desk
Always ask - Ignorance is no excuse. Refer to the full version if in doubt