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The following Rules and Regulations are those defined by the IT Manager, Mr Abbi Abbioui, to comply with rules and regulations defined by the University of Cambridge Computing Services. The following rules, designed to ensure the effective operation of the Unit computing facilities, apply to all users. Breaches of the rules are taken very seriously and can lead ultimately to offenders being denied use of university computing facilities.

  1. No equipment may be connected in any way into any network or other facility of the Unit without the prior written agreement of the IT Manager. This includes setting up or connecting to wireless networks, VPNs, proxies, or any internet sharing in the Unit. Unauthorized use of any computer facility constitutes a breach of the University and Unit rules.
  2. Users must not watch on-demand TVs or listen to internet radios: e.g. Youtube, iPlayer ...etc & downloading & uploading of personal photos and music.
  3. Users must not in any way cause any form of damage to the Unit facilities, nor to any of the accommodation or services associated with them.
  4. Users must adhere to the terms and conditions of all license agreements relating to computing facilities which they use including software, equipment, services, documentation and other goods. Users must not load onto the computer facilities any software without permission from the IT Manager.
  5. Users must not deliberately introduce any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or nuisance program or file into any computing facility. Nor take deliberate action to circumvent any precautions taken or prescribed by the Unit to prevent this.
  6. Users must not read, copy, delete or amend the data or data structures of other users without their permission.
  7. Unless expressly permitted by the IT Manager in respect of a particular computing facility, users must not use another users ID or password, nor communicate any password issued to them to another person. Users must also take all reasonable precautions to avoid the discovery of their password by another person and, having logged in, must not leave computing facilities unattended and potentially usable by another person.
  8. The creation, display, production or circulation of illegal or offensive material in any form or medium is forbidden.
  9. Users must take every precaution to avoid damage to the equipment caused by eating or drinking. For example, eating or drinking in any computing facilities room is forbidden.
  10. Users must respect the rights of others and should conduct themselves in a quiet and orderly manner when using computing facilities.
  11. Users' data and the software will, where appropriate, be subject to published procedures for their removal or archiving after specified periods.
  12. Users' printouts and other output will, where appropriate, be disposed of after published periods if not collected.
  13. The IT facilities should not be used for non-academic activities. Downloading and installing unlicensed or freeware software is forbidden unless authorized by the IT Manager. Using applications to download and share copyrighted materials, playing computer games, sending non-essential e-mail and other non-essential use of facilities are not permitted e.g. downloading the latest box office movies, games, and mp3s or selling goods.
  14. Users are asked to co-operate with the IT Manager in keeping the computing/printing locations tidy. Users are asked to remove their output and other pieces of paper from the computing facilities (meeting rooms) and to place unwanted items in the dustbins or the recycle boxes provided.

Details of the Rules on the Computing Facilities/services can be found here:

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