All use of University of Southampton computing resources and
facilities is subject to the University's Regulations for the Use of Computers,
and Voice and Data Communications Networks. For iSolutions the responsible computer
management is the Director of iSolutions or his/her nominee.
Use of University computing facilities is open to all members of the University,
subject to authorization by the member's Head of Department, and to other persons
only when authorised by the Director of iSolutions. In this context
`members of the University' encompasses all staff (including those holding honorary
appointments), students and accredited visitors.
Use of facilities for all users is subject to operational conditions as specified by
the Director of iSolutions.
Unless the Director of iSolutions has previously given his/her consent
in writing the use of the services shall be confined solely for University purposes
connected with teaching, research or administrative activities.
Research activities shall, for the purposes of these regulations, include research
work paid for by an outside organisation, authorised consultancy work or other
commercial activities undertaken by members of the University for which the
University has, with the agreement of the academic department concerned, entered
into a formal contract with that organisation.
iSolutions will hold the sponsoring department responsible for any charges
which arise from the use made of its services or facilities by that department's users.
The University may, from time to time, charge for the use of some or all of
the University computing facilities under terms and conditions approved by Computing
Services Committee. Where charges apply, all users must pay such charges unless
specifically exempted by the Director of iSolutions.
Use of Equipment and Materials
No equipment or other property may be removed from areas under the control of the
Director of iSolutions without his/her permission. Books, manuals and
other materials marked FOR REFERENCE ONLY must not be removed from the
rooms in which they are placed. Users are responsible for any equipment or
documents on loan to them from iSolutions and may be required to pay the
value of any such equipment or documents which are stolen, lost or damaged.
Every person using University computing facilities shall ensure that confidential and
proprietary information is not divulged to any third party, and shall observe the
instructions issued by or on behalf of the Director of iSolutions relating to
the ways in which such information may be used. In particular, confidential or
proprietary information shall not be copied, modified or disseminated without the
written permission of the Director. Any user failing to comply with this regulation
will be held liable by the University for any claim for damages arising thereby from
Conditions of Use of Data and Voice Networks
Departments may only connect devices or installations to a network faceplate
which have been approved by iSolutions as having no deleterious impact on
the network integrity or undue effect on network performance.
Members of the University are not permitted to interfere with any element of the
trunking, cabling, network equipment, or office face plate of the data or voice
networks without the expressed agreement of the Director of iSolutions.
iSolutions will disconnect and isolate any departmental connection found to
be so abused. A re-connection charge may be levied in such cases. Damage to the
networking infrastructure may be subject to reinstatement charges.
Users may not enter any area designated as restricted access unless permitted by
a senior officer in iSolutions and accompanied by a member of Computing