Conditions for using IT Facilities

Use of IT facilities at the University is governed by a set of conditions. Breach of these can lead to a withdrawal of service, or disciplinary action if the breach is more serious. Be sure you read and comply with:

Illegal downloading and file sharing

One of the most common breaches of the Conditions for using IT Facilities is the illegal downloading, or file sharing or distributing (e.g. p2p), of copyrighted, obscene, or illegal material - such as music, video, films, software, computer games and books - over the University network and wireless network.

Students should be aware that:

“Breaches of these Conditions will be dealt with under the appropriate University disciplinary procedures and may, where it is alleged that the offence has occurred under any current UK or Scots law, be reported to the Police.” [Conditions for using IT Facilities, section 12]

Illegal downloading and file sharing over the University networks will result in penalties. Find out more.

Other University of Aberdeen IT Policies

Accessibility Policy for the University of Aberdeen website
Authentication Policy
Code of Conduct for the use of Computer Classrooms
Code of Practice for Electronic Publishing
E-Copyright
Network Connection Policy
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer for the University of Aberdeen website
Policy on the use of University web pages for commercial advertising
Policy for dealing with Virus-infected Personal Computers
Policy on Social Networking Services
Web content filter guidelines
Data Protection Policy