Self-managed Machines Policy
Network connections for users' self-managed machines (including personal
machines) are made subject to the following conditions:
- All access is subject to the University's
Regulations. By connecting to the network you are agreeing to be bound
by these regulations.
- Machines which are found to be disrupting the service for other users,
or which are observed or reported to be compromised, or where
breach these conditions will normally be disconnected from the
network until such time as any issues are resolved.
- Users must abide by the School's policies applicable at the time.
- Users are reminded that they must comply with all relevant statutory
provisions, in particular the
Misuse Act 1990, the
Protection Act 1998, the
of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Note that the Head of School's explicit
permission may be required for certain
activities, even on self-managed machines, so that the University's
statutory obligations are met.
if in doubt.
- In order to comply with the University's
Policy on the Storage, Transmission and Use of Personal Data
it is required that users encrypt any Personal Data held on portable
devices, including laptops, CDs, DVDs and USB memory sticks.
- Users must abide by the various Acceptable Use Policies of any
networks they access or traverse. Note in particular that all
external-to-EdLAN traffic is carried over the JANET network (the UK-wide
academic network) and is subject to
- Users must ensure that the software and systems on their machines are
kept fully patched and appropriately configured
against security vulnerabilities. If they use a system
which is prone to viruses, they must ensure that they have adequate and
current protection installed.
- Users must ensure that they disable any wireless access-point-type
behaviour. Users may associate with existing wireless networks, but
must not create new wireless networks without prior agreement.
- Users are reminded that to comply with the Health and Safety at
Work Act and its associated Regulations, all mains-powered equipment is
required to undergo a periodic electrical safety test. Equipment which
fails such a test must not be used.
Please send in a
request in the usual way if you would like to discuss your
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