IT Acceptable Use Policy

Members of the University – staff and students – should note that the University IT Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) requires them to abide by the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988. In particular:

Any software and / or hard copy of data or information which is not generated by the user personally and which may become available through the use of University computing or communications resources shall not be copied or used without permission of the University or the copyright owner. In particular, it is up to the user to check the terms and conditions of any licence for the use of the software or information and to abide by them. Software and / or information provided by the University may only be used as part of the user’s duties as an employee or student of the University or for educational purposes. The user must abide by all the licensing agreements for software entered into by the University with other parties, noting that the right to use any such software outside the University will cease when an individual leaves the institution.

(AUP, Section 6.)

The full IT AUP can be found here:

Last updated by C. Greasley 19th October 2017

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